Mid-City resident Robert Portillo and his neighbors can't catch a break, and developer CIM Group seems to only want more.
The newest clash between these two sides started last Friday, when Portillo and his neighbors saw construction workers at the CIM-owned Midtown Crossing shopping center suddenl ... More >>
One of the most gorgeous old silent-film-era relics in West Hollywood -- the Pickfair Studios, on a plot of land known as "The Lot" -- just got ruthlessly gouged by a demolition crane.
The redevelopment gore can be blamed on CIM Group, the real-estate investor who owns the historic cluster of build ... More >>
Suriya PrasadOld Spaghetti Factory, R.I.PJust hours after a post on this very blog reported on a rumor that construction was set to begin on Sunset Gordon, the controversial 23-story skyscraper, bulldozers were brought in to demolish the property's existing structure overnight.
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The latest chapter in a six-year Hollywood development saga starts next week when money-bags real estate conglomerate CIM Group will reportedly break ground on a controversial project that has already eaten up millions of dollars of city money in a protracted legal fight with perturbed neighbors.
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Rajiv PatelThis year's Academy Awards are loaded with controversy, and they haven't even been handed out yet.
Brett Ratner pulled out of producing the show after uttering anti-gay slur. Then onetime friend-of-the-tranny Eddie Murphy followed him out the door (irony?). Now it looks like The H ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIOne Hollywood gem, belonging to Slumlord No. 3Don't feel bad, Deutsche Bank -- you may be sleazy, but you're not alone! Los Angeles has a long, messy history of rich goobs who profit off the unacceptable living conditions of their tenants.
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Kickback money can be bad for the enviroment.Holmby Hills' Elliott Broidy has been called "the mystery man of the Israeli economy," but he's had more friends than Tila Tequila, including President George W. Bush (whom he's hosted at his Westside home) and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigos ... More >>
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to ban all digital billboards in the city, an action brought before them by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, who feared that an existing "Interim Control Ordinance" that temporarily bans digital billboards and super-graphics may soon be found inval ... More >>
Lobbyists, union members and representatives of business owners in Los Angeles provided a unified front yesterday in their opposition to the city's proposed sign ordinance.
"A business without a sign is no business," said Gary Toebben, president of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Toebben ... More >>
After yesterday's packed and contentious planning commission meeting that was held to argue proposed changes to Los Angeles' exception-filled outdoor sign regulations, questions remain about the fate of 11 "sign districts" to be considered by City Hall. A long-awaited report by the Planning Departme ... More >>