The helicopter hangs in the air over downtown L.A. for what seems like a very long time, its whirring blades adding the slight chill of potential alarm over the otherwise quiet Sunday night streets. The airship hovers at around a hundred fifty feet, it's powerful bluish spotlight illuminating the ro ... More >>
Despite his massive spending, Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield barely gained the votes needed to beat neighborhood council activist Joyce Pearson in Los Angeles City Council District 3 race in the West San Fernando Valley.
Blumenfield, one of the more audacious job-hoppers from Sacramento, who has nea ... More >>
Bob Blumenfield is well ahead of Joyce Pearson in the early vote count for Los Angeles City Council District 3 in the West San Fernando Valley, with 54.09 percent of the vote to Pearson's 18.68. But in this crowded field of candidates, Blumenfield must maintain 50 percent plus one vote to win outrig ... More >>
I once dreamed of being a transportation planner: fast-roping into jungles, skirting ancient booby traps to snag gilded idols, natives and Nazi occultists in hot pursuit. Sadly, urban planners do none of those things. The most daring thing most of them will ever do is Sharpie "Fuck you, Robert Moses ... More >>
City of BillboardsNYC isn't the only one who thinks L.A. wants to be Manhattanized -- our own city leaders seem to be under the same supergraphic spell.
But don't get too excited, NYU film-school rejects who settled for USC: We're not talking Manhattanized in a cute, compact "these lights wi ... More >>
New, improved Hollywood BoulevardLos Angeles City Hall produces padded "population growth estimates" for L.A., an over-jammed city now driving away more humans than it attracts. Now, Antonio Villaraigosa and Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner are using the junk data to further remake Hollywood.
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They're at it again -- L.A.'s latest water mains to break and flood are, according to the L.A. Times, at Corbin Avenue in Warner Center (2:30 a.m.) and at Burbank Boulevard in Winnetka (4:30 a.m.).The L.A. Daily News recaps that neither of today's two Valley ruptures has resulted in street closures. ... More >>
Send in the Tow Trucks Public hearings will soon be held to gather comments on plans to speed traffic during rush hours on Pico and Olympic boulevards. LA TimesSign of the Times The recession began with Chevy and Washington Mutual signage being draped with canvas and now the AIG corporate logo has b ... More >>
Over the past 50 years, the city has tried repeatedly to turn Grand Avenue into the living, breathing heart of downtown, and has failed miserably. Now, a public-private group led by Eli Broad is trying again with the emphasis on private