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Inconvenient Truths at LACMA: Sweeping Debt, Dealmaking, and Dubious Design under the Red Carpet

Inconvenient Truths at LACMA: Sweeping Debt, Dealmaking, and Dubious Design under the Red Carpet by Joseph Giovannini  “…from the very beginning the ambitious project has been personality driven, based much more on Govan’s determination, enthusiasm, and charisma than on a compelling … Continue reading

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The Billboard Wars ~ A Conversation with Dennis Hathaway

Now Playing on the MMRA Channel on YouTube: Click on image to view video. The Billboard Wars A Conversation with Dennis Hathaway Regulating billboards has been a perennial battle in Los Angeles. It is described as a “David and Goliath” struggle … Continue reading

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Subway Construction Update ~ August 2015

  Click on image to enlarge. Subway Construction Update ~ August 2015: •Metro proposes converting Cloverdale and Ridgeley to one-way streets north of Wilshire to create additional on-street parking •MMRA protests Metro buses using 8th Street At the Purple Line … Continue reading

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HPOZ Update • August 2015:

 HPOZ UPDATE ~ August 2015: •Draft of Miracle Mile Historic Resources Survey report submitted for review •New video: Miracle Mile HPOZ – Frequently Asked Questions •Over $8,000 in contributions to HPOZ Fund to date •HPOZ community meeting scheduled for Sept. 19th Click … Continue reading

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Midtown Los Angeles Homeless Coalition Tackles Homelessness

Midtown Los Angeles Homeless Coalition Tackles Chronic Homelessness [Click on image to enlarge] Anyone out after midnight will notice the homeless people sleeping in doorways and on bus stop benches along Wilshire Boulevard – as well as in other nooks … Continue reading

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Reforming the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance ~ A Conversation with Shelley Wagers

The MMRA Channel on YouTube: [Click on image to view video] Reforming the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance A Conversation with Shelley Wagers The rapid spread of mansionization has overwhelmed neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. The Baseline Mansionization Ordinance [BMO] enacted in 2008 … Continue reading

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Man Dies in Officer-Involved-Shooting

Man Dies in Officer-Involved-Shooting Near 8th Street and Sycamore Avenue Edwin Folven; Park La Brea News/Beverly Press LAPD Holds Community Meeting to Discuss Incident Miracle Mile Residents Concerned by Increase in Crime A man shot after a violent struggle with two … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile HPOZ Update ~ July 2015

HPOZ UPDATE ~ July 2015: Historic Resources Survey Fieldwork Completed   [Click on image to view video of survey team at work] Katie Horak, Senior Associate with Architectural Resources Group [ARG], reports that the fieldwork part of the Historic Resources … Continue reading

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Q & A: An interview with Mindy Lake and Michael Cortez, members of Metro’s Construction Relations Team

Q & A: On the Front Lines of Subway Construction in the Miracle Mile An interview with Mindy Lake and Michael Cortez, members of Metro’s Construction Relations Team After almost two years of advanced utility relocation (and a couple more to … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile HPOZ Update ~ June 2015

Miracle Mile HPOZ Update June 2015: New Videos of Historical Survey Team at Work + HPOZ Progress Report from Katie Horak   Click on image to view video. An Historic Resources Survey is the foundation of an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, it documents … Continue reading

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