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Pressure mounts for VW to invest in low-income communities
May 31, 2017 - 4:15pm

The California Air Resources Board has asked Volkswagen to do a better job of explaining how the automaker’s plan to spend $200 million to boost the adoption of zero-emission vehicles will benefit lower-income communities. Read full article here.

L.A. County Releases Revised Willowbrook T.O.D. Specific Plan
May 26, 2017 - 9:23am

The past several years have seen numerous improvements to the surroundings of Metro's Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station, best highlighted by the rebirth of the MLK Community Hospital.  Los Angeles County is now looking to guide further development around the station through a new specific plan. Read full article here.

Super Bowl in Los Angeles is delayed a year; Inglewood will host in 2022
May 24, 2017 - 9:51am

Call it the Super Bowl Reshuffle. Five days after the Rams announced their Inglewood stadium would be finished in 2020, a year later than the original plan, NFL owners unanimously voted to push the Los Angeles Super Bowl back a year until February 2022. To read the entire article click here.

LA 84 – Successful Olympics Demonstrates LA Know How
May 23, 2017 - 11:40am

The notion of “legacy” has been a big part of the Olympic movement over the years. It’s a catch-all phrase that refers to the International Olympic Committee’s oft-stated desire to leave a lasting and positive impact on the cities that spend billions to host its Summer and Winter Games. To read the entire article click here.

Ridership climbs, planning efforts lag as Expo Line extension marks first birthday
May 22, 2017 - 5:47pm

How do you judge a new light-rail line? How do you decide if it has succeeded or failed? How do you measure the ways it has changed — or failed to change — a neighborhood? A city? A region? These are questions that Los Angeles County, as it pursues an urban rail expansion as ambitious and expensive as any in American history, is going to be asking itself regularly over the next couple of decades. To read the entire article click here.

Apparently Not Everything About The Drought Ending Was Good
May 18, 2017 - 11:07am

The $2.6-billion stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally scheduled to open in 2019, will be delayed almost a year and is now scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2020 NFL season. Developers, who broke ground on the project in November, blamed the postponement on record rainfall during the “mass excavation phase” of construction. To read the entire article click here.

Climb inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown L.A.
May 15, 2017 - 10:13am

Ten weeks in and 60 feet beneath the streets of downtown Los Angeles, the miners have clawed through nearly 2,600 feet of earth. Read the full article here.

Union Station's Fred Harvey Room is officially restored
May 12, 2017 - 4:05pm

Just off of Union Station’s South Patio, an elegant sign hangs from a gorgeous wall of brass-paneled windows, stating simply “restaurant.”

That restaurant—a Harvey House that, during World War II, became a popular waystation for soldiers shipping out of the railway station to their posts—shuttered more than five decades ago. To read the entire article click here.


LA River Revitalization Continues with Planning of New Park
May 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

 The California Board of State Coastal Conservancy has authorized the disbursement of up to $2 million to the City of Los Angeles for the planning of the new Taylor Yard Park along the banks of the L.A. River. To read the entire Urbanize.LA article click here.

Former Daniel Freeman Hospital – Soon to be new luxury homes
May 10, 2017 - 12:07pm

Construction of the future NFL stadium is already heating up Inglewood’s commercial real estate market, now comes news that a Los Angeles-based developer has purchased 18 acres in Inglewood near the future home of the Rams and Chargers and is reviving plans to build a gated residential community. To read the entire article click here.