[REAL ESTATE] What’s Going On With 90020?

[REAL ESTATE] What’s Going On With 90020?

There were 42 single-family homes sold in The Ledger’s coverage area this August, a slight decrease from the 50 homes sold in July, according to Core Logic, a real estate data analysis firm based...

[HOUSE & HOLMES] The Case of the Disappearing Wi-Fi

[HOUSE & HOLMES] The Case of the Disappearing Wi-Fi

I have it on good authority that when our duplex was built in 1926, there was no cable television or Wi-Fi, but there was some form of phone service. I’m not sure whether we...

[HOUSE & HOLMES] The Mystery of the Disappearing Air

[HOUSE & HOLMES] The Mystery of the Disappearing Air

“Air conditioning” has been around for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians used wet reeds hanging in a portico to cool the air and the Romans used water to cool their walls. So then...

Multi-units in Multiple Locations Go Modern

  A multi-unit housing construction boom is underway in Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods. From mid-city to Echo Park, the building trend is towards increased density. Many of these new residential and mixed-use projects are...

[keen to be green] Keeping Chocolate Sweet

There are very few things I love more than chocolate, so when we visited Seattle’s Theo Chocolate factory last month, I was in heaven. Theo Chocolate specializes in organic, fair trade chocolate. As it...

[House & Holmes] The Case of the Invisible Screen

My home was built before air conditioning, so people opened windows at night to let the cool air inside and then the house would stay temperate all day long. That’s a good plan except...