It's been ongoing saga for a while now, and West Hollywood City Council's plans to demolish the WPA-era Great Hall-Long Hall buildings in Plummer Park may be derailed -- one way or another. It brings back memories of when the West Hollywood City Council pushed hard to mess with the old Tara mansio ... More >>
The Coachella Valley was once known as a fantastic spot for a getaway from L.A., especially during its high season in winter, when it features almost-certain sunshine and better temperatures. In recent years, Coachella has become synonymous with just one thing: Coachella. But this year, the music f ... More >>
Sean J. O'ConnellToday Capitol Records releases one of the greatest lost albums of all time -- the Beach Boys' Smile. Brian Wilson intended this "teenage symphony to God" as a follow-up to Pet Sounds and countless tapes were recorded. But owing to a hazy blitz of paranoia and group in-fightin ... More >>
West Hollywood politicians set to destroy historic buildings for Jetsons look
Union Station in downtown Los AngelesNothing is certain yet, but we can already see a major brouhaha brewing over the future plans for Union Station if it's sold to the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The much-beloved Union Station is actu ... More >>
Belgium BreweryA Recent Belgium Brewery Anti Petrol PartyWant to pretend that you're living in a quaint beer-friendly college town with less than 150,000 people rather than a sprawling mixology-obsessed metropolis of more than 3.5 million? Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewery (Fat Tire) is ... More >>
A developer's plan to raze the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City was shelved in favor of preserving the 1966 modernist structure designed by World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki, the National Trust For Historic Preservation announced Thursday. Only six months after purchasing the p ... More >>
On Thursday morning, L.A.'s Planning Commission will consider a controversial development project that could drastically change a charming, old-style neighborhood, permanently alter historic buildings and add tons of traffic to an already congested Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.Jack BalingitHollywoo ... More >>
Quietly, the city attorney is targeting Hollywoods historic preservation protections
The Rose Bowl’s long, narrow exits aren’t ready to handle a crowd crisis in a post-9/11 world
L.A. City Council blows off critics – and commissioners – and approves Mount Washington project
WeHo’s standing in the historic preservation movement takes a couple blows
Will Californias own wild mustangs ever return to Coyote Canyon? Should they?
Will a state committee step in and save Venice’s Lincoln Place?
Ed Reyes is angry. He wants the "zombies" in L.A.’s Planning Department out. He wants affordable-housing supporters in. And he wants his more polite colleagues on the City Council to help him pull it off.
the Ambassador Hotel could be saved as a school
Abandoned bakery could become community-college satellite
Santa Monica faces uphill battle to save old buildings
City loses a landmark no one tried hard enough to save