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Former May Department Store Could Provide Hollywood Ending for AMPAS’s Search for Movie Museum Site

Former May Department Store Could Provide Hollywood Ending for AMPAS’s Search for Movie Museum Site

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A long-gestating project that would provide Los Angeles with its very own museum dedicated to the silver screen seems to finally be underway. The catch is it probably won’t be half as flashy as the stars [...]…

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Roski, AEG Make Progress on New Stadium Plans

Roski, AEG Make Progress on New Stadium Plans

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Just when you thought the Southern California stadium madness had come to an end, Ed Roski is coming closer to making the City of Industry the newest contender in the race for a new NFL team [...]…

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Malibu Home Sales Cater to Rich; Ice House Trades Hands for Cool Amount

Malibu Home Sales Cater to Rich; Ice House Trades Hands for Cool Amount

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Troubled times in the Los Angeles housing market have even impacted owners you would never expect to sell. Malibu, for instance, has seen a dramatic drop in prices during 2011, even compared to 2010, when prices stood [...]…

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Second Boutique Hotel to Open; Toyota Commits to Long Beach for the Long Term

Second Boutique Hotel to Open; Toyota Commits to Long Beach for the Long Term

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Following the Bel Air’s announcement of its reopening next month, another hotel project is set to open its doors: The Wilshire. The 74-room facility is aimed at both business and leisure travelers visiting the surrounding area, [...]…

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“Green” Homes Certified Winners in L.A.; Mobile Homes Roll to Better Times in Malibu

“Green” Homes Certified Winners in L.A.; Mobile Homes Roll to Better Times in Malibu

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Energy-efficient homes are in demand these days, with pressure coming not only from buyers intent on saving as much money as possible but also from the federal government. The Obama administration has been advocating sustainable living [...]…

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California Stadiums Look to Go the Whole Nine Yards

California Stadiums Look to Go the Whole Nine Yards

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A $1.2 billion investment is about to hit Los Angeles. The massive cash infusion will come as a result of the city council’s approval of a non-binding agreement for the construction of a state-of-the-art stadium. Talks [...]…

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Hotel Openings, Reopenings Feature High-Profile Venues

Hotel Openings, Reopenings Feature High-Profile Venues

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Los Angeles is seeing a host of properties enter – or in the case of some, re-enter – the public service. Hotels are a must-have for one of the United States’ most talked-about and frequented cities, [...]…

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Major Office Deal Takes Place in Hollywood, Possible Trend Forming

Major Office Deal Takes Place in Hollywood, Possible Trend Forming

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A massive real estate deal was closed this week for the entertainment office building at 6922 Hollywood Blvd. The 12-story building traded hands between former owner CIM Group and Hudson Pacific Properties. The commercial real estate [...]…

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Downtown Lives as Sports Developments Revitalize Once Obscure Area

Downtown Lives as Sports Developments Revitalize Once Obscure Area

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor L.A. has struggled during the past two decades with the identity of a major city that couldn’t call any part of itself “Downtown.” But times have changed, and a new NFL stadium will do much to [...]…

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Wright Masterpiece Trades; Developers Upbeat on Office, Industrial Outlook

Wright Masterpiece Trades; Developers Upbeat on Office, Industrial Outlook

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor  In the wake of the recent spike in transaction volume enjoyed by the Los Angeles luxury residential market, an architectural masterpiece has taken the spotlight. Ennis House, a 1924 hilltop residence in the city’s Los Feliz [...]…

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Luxury Market Uptick Suggests Market Improvement Near

Luxury Market Uptick Suggests Market Improvement Near

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The biggest home in Los Angeles County has changed hands. Candyland is waiting for its redubbing after the widow of TV producer Aaron Spelling sold her massive 56,500-square-foot mansion in Holmby Hills. In what constitutes one of [...]…

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Kilroy Reportedly Pursuing Hollywood Property; JV Snaps Up Pasadena Campus

Kilroy Reportedly Pursuing Hollywood Property; JV Snaps Up Pasadena Campus

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Kilroy Realty is ready to fork out an impressive sum for a Hollywood office building. The Sunset Media Tower houses several media companies and is owned by a discouraging three dozen investors. Nevertheless, the West Los [...]…

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