Curbed – Not Our Fault: Opponent of Millennium Hollywood Project Says He’s Spotted The Elusive Fault

July 27th, 2014

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George Abrahams, noted Hollywood Hills NIMBY, member of the Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee (who gave this guy power to decide land use issues??), and occasional Curbed commenter has used his discerning eye to spot what he calls a fault in a picture taken inside a trench dug near the proposed site of the massive Millennium Hollywood project. Abrahams, who is not a geologist but is a rabid opponent of the development (and really almost all development in Hollywood), says he spotted the fault after examining pics from inside the trench. An NBC-LA report states that documents obtained from the City of LA describe the previously unknown fault found on the southeast corner of Yucca and Argyle inside a trench dug in front of an apartment complex, but a video obtained by a drone fails to show the same fault line in the trench dug at the site of the proposed 6230 Yucca project across the street. Official word from the Building and Safety department about what was found in the new trench remains outstanding, but if the fault is found to continue through the site the multi-million dollar project could be derailed leaving us with boring, but safe parking lots for generations to come.
· Faulting “Previously Unrecognized” Observed in Hollywood Near Development Sites [NBC-LA]

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4 Sale – 5120 S Gramercy Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90062, $439,000 5 beds, 4 baths

July 27th, 2014

2200 sqft, 5 beds, 4 baths, single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – 90062
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – Weekend Open House: 1908 Craftsman in North Pasadena Asking $799k

July 27th, 2014

Open House: Sunday, July 27, 2014 between 2 PM – 4 PM

488 E. Claremont St, Pasadena

Price: $ 799,000
Beds, Baths: 4 beds, 2.75 baths
Floor Area: 2,242 sq. ft. on 10,060 sq. ft. lot
Per the Listing: “This handsome Craftsman, built in 1908, is located on a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of Pasadena. Its main level offers a broad front porch, gracious living room, formal dining room, den, kitchen with breakfast nook, one bedroom and one full bath… Period details — beamed ceilings, benches, double-hung windows, wood trim and five-paneled doors — are found throughout. Recent updates include central heat and air, new electrical wiring and newer hardwood floors. In the back, the large, beautifully landscaped lot features patios, pathways, fountains, a stream and a wisteria-covered trellis, plus a detached single-car garage with workshop. Here is a wonderful opportunity to own a classic home in the Arts & Crafts style.”

A beautiful craftsman with some slight misses on upgrades, in our humble opinion, specifically in the kitchen which has strayed a bit too much to the white side. But the tile work throughout is pretty spot on. North Pasadena (that’s north of the 210 Freeway) tends to get a bad rap for being scary and gang ridden in some neighborhoods, but this little stretch along Claremont looks pretty decent, according to Google Street View. Maybe one of our readers more familiar with that area can offer some insight? Heh? The home last sold in 2004 for $ 696k.
· 488 East Claremont St, Pasadena, CA 91104 [Redfin]

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4 Sale – 12724 Caswell Ave #8, Los Angeles, CA 90066, $519,000 2 beds, 2 baths

July 26th, 2014

1032 sqft, 2 beds, 2 baths, condo in Los Angeles, CA – Mar Vista
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – Week in Review: Droning Over Downtown LA, Gold Coast’s Glorious Past

July 26th, 2014

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[Vincent Kartheiser is selling his really cool little house in Hollywood for $ 808k]

This Week’s Top Stories: Drones: Friend or foe? It’s too soon to know, but we found a cool one that flew over Downtown LA and filmed stuff and that was pretty okay. Curbed Features took an in-depth look at the role of Old Hollywood in creating the Gold Coast along the beach in Santa Monica, and how there might be a revival in our lifetime. The old Robinson-May building in Beverly Hills finally made its date with the wrecking ball this week, and now its in ruins. Better pedestrian and bicycle connections to surrounding neighborhoods may be in the works for the revamped Union Station, but only if funding becomes available. A terrible AirBnB guest is refusing to leave the property he rented in Palm Springs. Renderings for the long-awaited 1200 Figueroa project in the parking lots across from Staples Center have been released, revealing some tall glassy towers. Rumors of the President and Mrs. Obama buying a home in Rancho Mirage are swirling, but we’re not believing it until the President tells us it’s true in a national address from the home’s living room.

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4 Sale – 1536 Rosalia Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, $1,279,000

July 26th, 2014

Single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Los Feliz
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – On the Racked: Angelyne Tells All, LA’s Best Facials, Madison Shuttering Soon

July 26th, 2014

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HOLLYWOOD: Racked scored an exclusive chat with Hollywood billboard queen Angelyne. The 20-question feature is filled with golden one-liners from the busty icon, including: “I love Hollywood because I am Hollywood. Everybody loves me hereā€”from the resident to the President.” (Racked is also hosting an Angelyne-themed giveaway here.)

CITYWIDE: Here’s a handy guide to LA’s best beauty spots for facials. Highlights include Face Haus in Studio City and Skin Laundry in West Hollywood.

MELROSE: Madison’s trendy designer boutique on Melrose is closing soon. They’re having a huge sale now through Saturday to clear the space, offering markdowns as low as 75 percent off.
· Racked LA [Official Site]

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