There’s still a whole lot of rancor over a possible Gold Line extension to struggling Ontario Airport: an assembly bill would allow the Gold Line Foothill Construction Authority—currently building out the line from Pasadena to Azusa—to start working on an extension to Ontario, even though it’s in San Bernardino County, which is outside their jurisdiction. But the San Bernardino Associated Governments is opposing the bill, saying it’s putting the cart before the horse by cementing a rail option to the airport before all alternatives have been reviewed. [LADN, previously]
Posts Tagged ‘Still’
[Dodgthis on York Boulevard by Joey Z1/Curbed LA flickr pool]
· Jamzilla has reached its half-way point; traffic delays at 20 minutes [DB]
· Spotting Orange County’s top ten busiest In n’ Outs [OC Weekly]
· Obama visited house of Palm Springs interior designer [mydesert]
· Costa Mesa neighbors unhappy with soccer field “overuse” [DP]
· Legal squabble over High Speed Rail bond sale continues [LAT]
· Buy ahead: Dodgers parking fees go up at the gate [SCPR]
· Pasadena City Council plots against the NFL’s return to the Rose Bowl [PW]
[Crossing with pets by howard-f /Curbed LA flickr pool]
· The Pacific Ocean is sucking up a lot of heat, keeping us cool [Bee]
· Doh! Newport Beach’s tweet re LAX shooting in poor taste [OC Weekly]
· SaMo’s Planning Commission takes forever, can’t make decisions [Lookout]
· Twentynine Palms’ annual weed show — actual weeds featured [mydesert]
· Photos: When trains regularly ran down the Orange Line right-of-way [KCET]
· The baby boom generation returning to mixed-use living [globest]
· Malibu will reconsider anti-chain ordinance in January 2014 [MT]
· Beachwood neighbors unhappy with H’wood Sign shuttle van idea [Ledger]
It’s still a bit of a shock to hear any news about the proposed NFL stadium in the City of Industry, but reports say that dirt may be moved around on the site in anticipation of development very shortly. Per a report by Jason Henry in the Pasadena Star-News, rough grading of the project site to create a flat pad for construction is scheduled to begin in January 2014. However, developer Majestic Realty Co. still has two options for developing the site, one being the aforementioned NFL-ready stadium complex and the other being a boring industrial-commercial center. The decision on what to build probably won’t come until the NFL finally commits to a location for their new or relocated franchise. [Star-News]
Standard & Poor’s is out with the July edition of the Case-Shiller index, which tracks home prices in 20 cities across the country. Today’s report follows the trend we saw over the summer: in Los Angeles, prices are way up compared to a year ago (20.79 percent) and up a little (2.1 percent) over June–pretty much mirroring competitor DataQuick’s report. But for the third straight month, the gain was smaller than the previous month’s. And, as the chart above shows, we’re now about 18 months into vertiginous price increases, but still well below the peak of seven years ago. Nationally, all 20 cities saw home prices go up in July compared to June, but 15 saw the rate of increase slow down, just like LA.
· S&P/CASE-SHILLER 20-CITY COMPOSITE HOME PRICE INDEX [Official Site]
· State O’ The Market Archives [Curbed LA]
[LA Times lobby globe via howard-f/Curbed LA flickr pool]
· Joel Kotkin: Your cities are doomed! Inequality, unions to blame [NG]
· Newport’s anti-group home ordinance may be illegal [Daily Pilot]
· Better ways for you to spend your Park[ing] Day [Gizmodo]
· Don’t be from Chino: OC riot reignites prejudice against 909ers [LAT]
· Effort to bring back Long Beach’s Cyclone Racer rollercoaster [OC Weekly]
· Glendale still planning to open city’s first parklet on Brand Blvd [News-Press]
· NIMBYs oppose low-income senior housing in Thousand Oaks [Acorn]
· Residents in La Canada Flintridge tired of filming on their streets [LCVS]
People are fleeing West Hollywood! The population is down, but it’s still about what you’d expect: lots of white people, lots of gay men, and fewer-than-ever kids and women. The city has just released the results from a study of its population, looking at “demographics, community health issues, housing conditions, transportation needs, social services needs, communications needs and overall quality of life,” as Wehoville puts it (it also includes data from the 2010 US Census). They’ll use the survey “to assess community needs and allocate resources”–there were a lot of requests for more frequent transit, better bike lanes, and weekend street closures, so expect even more pedestrian-friendliness in the little city. All the details on the results below:
Population: In 2000, WeHo had 35,71 residents in 23,120 residences. In 2010, it had 34,399 residents in 22,511 residences.
Average number of residents per household: 1.53, “almost half of that for Los Angeles as a whole.”
Percentage male: 56 percent (up!)
Percentage female: 44 percent (down!)
Households living below the poverty level: 13 percent, up since 2000 but lower than LA County’s 15 percent.
Smoking: 19.6 percent of residents smoke, compared to 14.3 in LA County.
Alcohol-related death rate: 10 per 100,000 residents between 2000 and 2007.
Alcohol-related collision rate: 92 between 2009 and 2011 (twice that of LA County).
Obesity: 15 percent, compared with “nearly a quarter” in LA County.
HIV/AIDS rate: A bit below 7 percent, but the number of new diagnoses is way down: “There were more than 200 new diagnoses per year in the mid-1990s and as of 2009, the latest year for which numbers are available, there were only 35 diagnoses.” The death rate from AIDS has also dropped, from 150 in the mid-nineties to 31 in 2009.
Housing stock: Up by only 375 units in the past decade, which makes sense.
Renters: 78 percent, compared to 52 percent in the county.
Solo commuters: 71 percent in 2010, down from 75 percent in 2000.
Transit riders: 7 percent in 2010, up from 5 percent in 2000.
No car at all: 16 percent, compared to 9 percent in the county.
Working from home: 13 percent in 2010, up from 8 percent in 2000.
Same-sex households: About 1,400
Gay and bisexual men: 41 percent
Lesbians and bisexual women: 5 percent
Kids 18 and under: 5 percent, down from 13 percent in 1980.
Kids 5 and under: 42 percent of all the kids 18 and under.
Seniors, 65 and older: 15 percent, higher than the county average but down overall.
White people: 78 percent, compared to 28 percent in LA County.
Asian/Pacific Islander: 5 percent
Black: 3 percent
Hispanic/Latino: 11 percent
People who name the former Soviet Union as their place of ancestry: 11 percent
· Community Study Released: WeHo Is Smaller, Older, More Diverse and Happy [Wehoville]