L.A.’s Powerful Planning President

At a time when Angelenos are debating the merits of Measure S, weighing the pros and cons of historic preservation and reeling over reports that suggest corruption in the city approvals of some developments,...

Highland Avenue Study Delayed

HANCOCK PARK—City officials continue piecing together traffic recommendations for Highland Avenue due to residents’ complaints of gridlock during the day and speeding drivers at night. A promised comprehensive study from the Los Angeles Dept....

Charter at 3rd Street School?

HANCOCK PARK—A Hollywood charter school is considering moving some of its programming and students to 3rd Street Elementary School, according to multiple sources. Under state rules, charter schools may petition the Los Angeles Unified...

Ryu Backpedaling on Miracle Mile HPOZ Support?

As the proposal for a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) for the Miracle Mile neighborhood nears the final stages of possible Los Angeles City Council approval, the issue has made the area not only...

Ficus Tree Phase Out

The Larchmont Village Business Improvement District (LVBID) will file a request with the city to remove three trees on Larchmont Boulevard as the first step in an overall plan to gradually phase out the...

[MAYORAL RACE] Garcetti Not Taking Schwartz’s Challenges

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Mitchell Schwartz, of Windsor Square, turned the screw on his opponent in January, demanding incumbent Mayor Eric Garcetti pledge he will serve at least one year if re-elected in March...

Ryu Introduces Motion to Ease Impacts of Tourism Surge

In conjunction with groundbreaking tourism statistics released this morning, Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu today introduced a motion asking city officials to find ways to neutralize the millions of tourists visiting the city...

City Planning Committee Approves Oxford Square HPOZ

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee yesterday approved the proposal of an historic preservation overlay zone (HPOZ) for Oxford Square. In a hearing that lasted approximately 10 minutes, the committee heard from two...