Finally I see myself in print - and quoted correctly! I can't wait for your best of LA edition. That should be grist for the mill!
By Joseph Tsidulko
By Patrick Range McDonald
By David Futch
By Hillel Aron
By Dennis Romero
By Jill Stewart
By Dennis Romero
By Dennis Romero
LWKY writes, "I only listen to two stations: 94.7 the Wave and KDAY. One of the biggest reasons KDAY is so big right now is that there's no other true hip-hop radio station in L.A. I remember 10 years ago Power 106 being the station that, if you weren't listening to it, you weren't down, you weren't cool. KDAY was more low-key at that time.
"Today Power 106 has gone through a major identity crisis, and the Beat has turned into an R&B station, making room for KDAY. But by staying true to what they do, the station has emerged as a top L.A. favorite. I love KDAY. I want to work for KDAY."
Readers were still talking last week about Hillel Aron's report on falling real estate prices downtown ("Downtown L.A. Underwater," July 27).
Barry Johnson writes, "Why is anybody surprised by this? These so-called condos and lofts are nothing more than byproducts of quasi-developers, who took old dilapidated buildings and reconditioned warehouses and, with a minimal amount of investment and great marketing propaganda from the real estate industry, expected to reap large profits at the expense of inexperienced buyers. Well, they've exceeded the small percentage of buyers who are willing to spend as much as a half-million for some warehouse space in the so-called 'Arts District.' Really? Just show someone from out of town the area and tell them these buildings are selling spaces for $300,000 to $500,000, and watch them shake their head and say, 'Man, those Southern California people are crazy!' "
Christobalito1 is not impressed. "Typical blah, blah, blah anti-development L.A. Weekly article. Full of propaganda, weakly researched and commented on by the same 20 anti-development posters. I love downtown and am so happy I bought here. My property is more than holding its own in the same neighborhood that this reporter is referencing. Lazy, lazy journalism, at best."
Mike True adds, "Too many down payments, and the ability to generate revenue from those down payments, have been lost forever because buyers did not understand market fundamentals. New construction sold by a developer is always overpriced on a per-square-foot basis. It's what developers do.
"Downtown buyers could have bought 1930s to 1960s construction from a resident buyer in many Westside areas during the bubble and paid less than buying a downtown loft newly renovated by a developer. The buyer's wrong choice is the root of the problem."
Our Aug. 3 news story incorrectly described the city attorney's position as to the city's billboard database ("Scholar Sues Over an Old L.A. Secret"). The city contends that it has repeatedly offered Lisa Sedano the complete database, as it exists in its current, draft form, with no caveats — provided she pay $591.44 to cover the costs of producing the records. It also has offered to provide owner identities and permit numbers in every case where such information exists. The L.A. Weekly regrets the error.
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