Tag Archives: Miracle Mile Residential Association

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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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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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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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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