Last October, when L.A. City Hall started drafting an ordinance that would lift the city's oppressive mural moratorium, we tried to be patient. Even though it had taken the City Council over a decade to get the ball rolling, we said, hey -- better late than never. We set aside our skepticism. We gav ... More >>
Thanks to the L.A. mural ordinance -- under construction since last October, and creatively promoted by street-art coverboys like Shepard Fairey and Saber -- attending City Hall meetings became cool again in 2011-12.
Even Tanner Blackman, the Department of City Planning employee who's led the publi ... More >>
The fuming neighbors along Grand View Drive should really give the rest of L.A.'s neighborhood activists a lesson in how to sway the city to your cause.
They just put together this super-impressive YouTube saga, titled "We're Mad As Hell," to demonstrate what they consider to be an egregious lack o ... More >>
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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LA CurbedTwo towering 'scrapers adjacent to Capitol Records will only be the beginning.Tomorrow morning, at the ungodly hour of 8:30 a.m., the L.A. Planning Commission will vote on a new "community plan" for Hollywood that could change our city as we know it.
It's not as glamorous, PR-friend ... More >>
Los Angeles City Planning - Code Studies via Facebook"Shepard Fairey sticker bombs City Hall," writes the department.Update: LA Weekly speaks with the recipient of the package, who is positively tickled. Interview at the bottom.
Uh-oh -- the fight between muralists and the L.A political mach ... More >>