November 4, 2013 |
Reservations for the new Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. will be accepted beginning Monday (today) for the 182-room hipster inn that's expected to open Jan. 15. Ace, which has locations in London, Palm Springs and New York, among other places, is at 929 S. Broadway in the 1927 in the United Artists building and theater. Included in the 182-room count are 16 suites. Guests will also find a rooftop bar and such standard amenities as flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and room service. Some amenities you don't always see: a screening room (said to have been Mary Pickford's private screening room)
November 2, 2013 |
The roving tasting event Wine Riot is coming back, for the third year - on Saturday, Nov. 9. Founded by Tyler Balliet and Morgan First of Second Glass , Wine Riot is pitched to the younger and just-getting-into-it wine consumer. Lavish use of the words “hip” and "tech savvy" abounds in coverage of previous events. If that speaks to you, then by all means sign up. There will be more than three dozen booths pouring wines from around the world. Newbies should keep an eye out for the Wine 101 booth, which will get down with the basics of tasting, so you can discern, for example, the difference between oaked and unoaked wines or dry and sweet.
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October 31, 2013 |
Police this week released video of a hit-and-run crash near downtown L.A. earlier this month that seriously injured a mother and her 2-year-old son. KTLA reports the video shows a Hummer striking the woman's car before speeding off. The crash on Oct. 10 was near the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Burlington Avenue in Pico-Union. A Los Angeles Police Department investigator told KTLA that the driver of the Hummer slowed down but did not stop after the crash. The mother and her son are recovering from their injuries.
October 30, 2013 |
A prime development site overlooking Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is being sold to a San Francisco developer. The pending sale to MacFarlane Partners marks the end of Park Fifth, one of the most ambitious real estate projects ever proposed in downtown Los Angeles, and the dawn of another, less grand, development. In 2007, plans for a $1-billion residential and hotel complex were announced by Los Angeles developer David Houk, who had owned land at the northeast corner of 5th and Olive streets for decades.
October 30, 2013 |
When he heard about a shake-up at company headquarters, Mark Sprague got a knot in the pit of his stomach. It wasn't his executive job that was at stake at the international real estate brokerage CBRE Group Inc. It was his spacious office of 11 years, his cherished file cabinets and his trophies. They all had to go. Sprague and everyone else in the company's 200-person office were given no choice by management. Everyone was to be part of an experiment to create the company's first completely "untethered" office in the United States where employees roam freely.
October 29, 2013 |
New York-based Brookfield Office Properties Inc., which recently became the dominant office landlord in the Los Angeles financial district, is celebrating its latest acquisitions Tuesday, Oct. 29, with four musical performances. The performances will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. and will feature the following artists: Boom Boom Boom at the Bank of America Plaza at 333 Hope St.; The Dustbowl Revival at the Wells Fargo Center, Plaza, 333 S. Grand Ave.; Katie Stump, Immigré, and Lucy Langlas, at the Figueroa at Wilshire Plaza, 601 S. Figueroa St.; Dessy Di Lauro, at Fig at 7th Plaza, 735 S. Figueroa St. PHOTOS: Top Halloween pet costumes The performances were set up through Arts Brookfield, the cultural arm of the office real estate giant.