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Garcetti Throws 500 Rent Stabilized Apartments Under the Subway

Garcetti Throws 500 Rent Stabilized Apartments Under the Subway by James O’Sullivan I’m sure if Mayor Eric Garcetti were asked to vote for more homelessness in Los Angeles he would answer resoundingly: NO! I’m equally sure that were each member … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile Renters Threatened with Eviction

Miracle Mile Renters Threatened with Eviction 500 Rent-Stabilized Apartments Excluded from the Miracle Mile HPOZ  On December 8, 2016, the City Planning Commission endorsed the Miracle Mile Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) and recommend its approval at its next stop, … Continue reading

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President’s Message – 2017

As we creep into the New Year I would like to take a few minutes and thank some that have helped make 2016 a successful year for the Miracle Mile. Two special thanks from me. First, to former Councilmember Tom … Continue reading

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A Perfect Storm • Battle Lines are Drawn on the Proposed Neighborhood Integrity Initiative

A Perfect Storm • Battle Lines are Drawn on the Proposed Neighborhood Integrity Initiative  ~ a word from the Editor Thunderstorms are an infrequent occurrence in Los Angeles. Last November all sides in the ongoing and often litigious development wars in … Continue reading

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Tom LaBonge’s Spending Spree

Tom LaBonge’s Spending Spree by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President By the time Tom LaBonge [photo below] termed out of the City Council in June 2015 his City Hall office was a mess. Shades of the fall of Saigon, file cabinets … Continue reading

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Three-Card Monte and Bike Lanes

Three-Card Monte and Bike Lanes by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President Three-card Monte is a confidence game in which the victim (the “mark”) bets that they can find the “money card” – typically the queen of hearts –among three face-down playing … Continue reading

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A Call to Arms: Public Hearings Begin on Proposed Amendments to the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance

A Call to Arms: Public Hearings Begin on Proposed Amendments of the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance by Ken Hixon The first step in the long awaited reform of the City’s infamously ineffective Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO) has arrived with a flurry … Continue reading

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Metro Delays Decision on Wilshire Closures for Cut-and-Cover Work

Metro Delays Decision on Wilshire Closures for Cut-and-Cover Work Councilmember Ryu Backs Community Groups Demanding Traffic and Noise Studies Metro has agreed to do a full study on the traffic impact of their recent proposal to accelerate the completion of the cut-and-cover … Continue reading

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Metro Proposes 7-Week Closure of Wilshire for Cut-and-Cover Work

Illustration of cut-and-cover work depicting the installation of beams to support street decking. Metro Proposes 7-Week Closure of Wilshire for Cut-and-Cover Work Share your opinion via our online poll… Metro is seeking community support to close Wilshire Boulevard from La Brea Avenue to Highland Avenue … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile Spotlight: Olympia Medical Center Rehabilitation Services

From the August 2015 MMRA Newsletter: Miracle Mile Spotlight: Olympia Medical Center Rehabilitation Services The definition of rehabilitation is to restore to good health or useful life. But the definition is far simpler than its execution. A person recovering from a stroke, … Continue reading

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