The new landscaping plan draws inspiration from Tom Sawyer’s Island in Disneyland In a 180-degree turn, the redevelopment of Studio City’s long-running Sportsmen’s Lodge event center has won approval from a key city committee. After getting bashed September, the redevelopment’s landscaping plans, which have since been revised, now have the endorsement of the city’s cultural heritage commission. Commission president Richard Barron called the conceptual renderings “wonderful.” And commissioner Barry Milofsky told the developer: “You responded to everything we asked.” Drawing on inspiration from Tom Sawyer’s Island in Disneyland, the new landscape design features existing redwoods along with additions: ferns in shady areas under the redwoods and native plants along the meandering water feature that travels through the development.
The New York native’s ideas about LA started out shallow and grew more nuanced with time True to his roots, Manhattan native Stan Lee , who died on Monday at age 95, set the majority of his famed comics in New York City . It was only after the prolific creator moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s that Marvel’s first major superhero team, the West Coast Avengers, opened their base of operations here. “I dunno, maybe LA is just a funnier place,” Lee once told the LA Weekly of the Southland-based superheroes’ decidedly more offbeat style
The light rail route was scheduled to open next year One of LA’s most anticipated new train lines will open a little later than expected.
Some tenants say they are unsure what their obligations are now that the strike is over Tenants on a rent strike in the Westlake area, known as the Burlington Unidos, thought their fight was over. At the end of August, building owner Lisa Ehrlich announced she would drop all remaining unlawful detainer cases against the tenants, and the Burlington Unidos declared a victory
The train will stop at Burbank, Downtown, Norwalk, and Fullerton In spite of rising costs and looming obstacles , plans for high-speed rail line in Southern California are slowly chugging along. The board overseeing California’s high-speed rail project , which could eventually travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles in under three hours, unanimously endorsed on Thursday routes for three separate segments of the line. Spanning a combined 82 miles, these sections of the project will run between Palmdale and Anaheim
Reportedly for more than $420 million Cain International and Alagem Capital Group announced today that they are partnering on a deal to buy the high-profile Beverly Hills property 9900 Wilshire from owner Dalian Wanda Group. Alagem Capital’s CEO is Beny Alagem, longtime owner of the Beverly Hilton.
The bridge housing site will have 30 beds Construction officially kicked off today on a project that will convert a shuttered Hollywood library into temporary housing for up to 30 homeless women. Located at 1403 North Gardiner Street, near the West Hollywood border, the building once housed the Will and Ariel Durant branch of the Los Angeles Public Library system (now located on Sunset Boulevard). It’s only a mile and a half from the site of another bridge housing shelter in Hollywood, which got under construction last month and will include 70 beds for residents
For people who live in—and love—Los Angeles This holiday season, show Angelenos in your life how much you care by gifting them something that evokes their favorite city. Priced from $8 to $186, the books, trinkets, and decor on this list are either made in Los Angeles, designed by an LA resident, or inspired by its colorful landscape. Like postcards from Los Angeles, these gifts are also ideal for your loved ones who don’t have the good fortune of living here.
The massive blaze is truly historic At 97,620 acres, the Woolsey Fire is now among the largest wildfires to have ever swept through the LA area. It is the “largest fire on record,” Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said Tuesday, pointing out that the blaze is now roughly the size of Denver . In terms of size, the Woolsey Fire isn’t quite as large as the Station Fire , which torched more than 160,000 acres of Angeles National Forest land in 2009
The project from AEG would enlarge the convention center and add a 40-story hotel A city committee signed off Tuesday on a proposed deal that would give Los Angeles Convention Center operator Anschutz Entertainment Group $97.7 million worth of “incentives” to build an 850-room expansion of its J.W.