Thursday, March 27, 2008

News Roundup, March 28

Daniel Murphy High School question and answer (Curbed)
New plan to cut down on red tape for developers (Curbed)
Five tenants for 5900 Wilshire (Globe St.)
Update on 5550 Wilshire (Curbed)

Local Businesses
Trader Joe's (or rumors of Ace Gallery?) relocating to La Brea car dealership (Curbed)

Cellphone law may not make roads safer (LA Times)

Law Enforcement
Los Angeles under-policed; officers doing civilian jobs due to hiring freezes (Daily News) (LA Times)
Bratton: race may have played a role in recent shootings (Daily Breeze)

Another steep drop in housing prices (LA Times)
Renters priced out of LA (LA Times)
310,000 LA County homes being reassessed (Long Beach Press-Telegram)

City News
Delays in database of billboards in LA (LA Times)
West Hollywood's permit parking issues (West Hollywood News)
Feinstein questions elimination of public corruption unit in LA (LA Times)
Why LA has so few parks (LA Weekly)
Zoo admission prices up due to budget deficit (LAist)

Mid-City West Transportation, Parking and Streetscape meeting -- 7pm Tuesday, April 1, National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax Avenue, Room 103 (Agenda) MMAC MEMBERS NEEDED TO ATTEND -- WILL ADDRESS TOW-AWAYS IN PPD 78
MMAC Free Movie Night -- When Harry Met Sally -- 8pm Wednesday, April 2, Busby's
LA Times Festival of Books -- April 26 and 27 (info on LAist)

Sites of Interest
Apartment Therapy Los Angeles (design, living well, related events) -- MMAC member Abby Stone writes for the site

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

News Roundup, March 20

With all the tidbits of local news floating around the blogosphere, it's difficult to keep track of it all -- so, on a weekly basis, I'll be posting links to the latest Miracle Mile news and events and other local-interest items that affect our community. If anyone knows of any good locally-oriented blogs that I've left out, or if you have any other suggestions, please leave a comment! Recent news items are linked first, with the general list of sites below.

Questions about old Miracle Mile Pontiac dealership (Curbed LA)
The first density bonus lawsuit (Curbed LA)
LACMA buys land on Wilshire Blvd. (Art Info)
Update on Park Wilshire (Curbed LA)

Local Business
Largo relocating to La Cienega (LAist)

Los Angeles ranked #1 for worst urban roads (LAist)
Metro's Long-Range Transportation Plan (LAist)

City News
LA considers plan to raise trash fees (LA Times)
City prepares for layoffs (Daily News)

Citywide Alliance of Neighborhood Councils -- March 22, 2008, 9:30am, LACC Faculty Center (agenda location and further info)
Mid-City West Public Safety meeting Tuesday, March 25, 7:30pm -- MMAC REPRESENTATIVE(S) NEEDED TO ATTEND! (agenda and location)
Mid-City West Land Use committee meeting Wednesday, March 26, 6:30pm (agenda and location)
MMAC Free Movie Night -- When Harry Met Sally -- Wednesday, April 2, 8pm, Busby's

Sites of Interest
LAist -- see their Neighborhood Project post on Miracle Mile here.
Curbed LA -- the archive of posts about our neighborhood can be found here.
LA Weekly
LA Times
LA Observed
Mid-City West Neighborhood Council
Park La Brea News/Beverly Press -- published weekly; includes Wilshire Division police blotter
LA Daily News
The El Rey