Judge Greenlights Metro's Purple Line
August 16, 2016 - 9:23am
During more than three decades of discussion and planning, Los Angeles County transportation officials have cleared almost every obstacle to the long-planned Wilshire subway. The main exception has been Beverly Hills. Over the last five years, the city and the local school district have spent nearly $10 million fighting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plans to tunnel beneath Beverly Hills High School for a nine-mile heavy rail link between Westwood and Koreatown, where the subway line currently terminates. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Inglewood’s Hot Property
August 15, 2016 - 11:55am
The City of Champions is now a city under construction. With the Los Angeles Rams heading back to town, Inglewood is in the midst of building a new football stadium; high-profile residential, retail and office developments; and three light-rail stations on the next major Metro line. Throw in a transit-oriented plan to revitalize downtown’s historic Market Street and an air of suburbia, and it’s not hard to see why this South Bay city is being rediscovered by L.A. home buyers. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
NoHo-Pasadena Smart Rapid Bus Study Progressing
August 11, 2016 - 3:26pm
As part of efforts to increase the number of Bus Rapid Transit routes in Los Angeles County, representatives from LA Metro as well as the Pasadena’s Department of Transportation updated the City Council’s Municipal Services Committee Tuesday on the progress of the North Hollywood to Pasadena corridor.
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Glamorous Upgrade for Inglewood Casino
August 11, 2016 - 10:49am
Liberace would be at home among these elegant, plush lounges, custom bars and wood-and-leather gaming tables. Inspired by increasingly popular Las Vegas-style casino resorts, the new Hollywood Park Casino — the first of several stunning developments promised in the Inglewood complex that will be home to the Los Angeles Rams — bears no resemblance to its neon-accented predecessor next door. To read the entire DailyBreeze.com article click here.
Vermont Corridor Project to Revitalize Koreatown
August 10, 2016 - 3:38pm
LA County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the first stage of a major planned development in Koreatown, including a community center for which neighborhood activists had lobbied heavily. The so-called Vermont Corridor project will include three county-owned sites along South Vermont Avenue and will be built with a mix of public and private money. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
LA Goes For the Gold in 2024
August 9, 2016 - 4:14pm
Bid committees seeking to host the 2024 Olympics are here wanting to make a good impression when they meet with International Olympic Committee members. They’re pitching their vision. They’re building relationships. To read the entire USAToday.com article
LA’s Emerging Romance with Mass Transit
July 21, 2016 - 11:50am
When the extension of the Expo rail line opened here in May, it was almost as if the city had stepped into another century. Suddenly, it was possible to go from downtown to the Santa Monica beach by train, escaping a drive that could take two hours. To read the complete NYTimes.com article click here.
Congratulations Team Turner!
July 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
Two companies were named Thursday to oversee construction of the Los Angeles Rams' planned stadium in Inglewood at the former site of Hollywood Park Racetrack. To read the entire Patch.com article, click here.
Inglewood's Peaceful Approach
July 12, 2016 - 12:11pm
Something was missing Sunday night when more than 1,000 people marched through the streets of Inglewood as part of a Black Lives Matter protest against police violence.
There were no police officers in the middle of the action, no rows of cruisers trying to block where the protesters could move. In fact, demonstrators themselves were seen directing traffic around La Cienega Boulevard and Manchester Avenue, where the crowd had gathered. That prompted some television anchors covering the story to question where the police were. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Hollywood Park Casino Looks to the Future
July 8, 2016 - 5:23pm
The Hollywood Park Casino opened more than 20 years ago in Inglewood with the hopes of boosting the city’s coffers, creating jobs and spurring development in the working-class community.
Celebrity gamblers such as William Shatner, Jason Alexander and Ben Affleck have been spotted laying down bets at the card club adjacent to the Hollywood Park Racetrack and the Forum arena.
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