January 31, 2014 |
Dave is a landlord, but he's not a dope smoker. So when he lists a room for rent on Craigslist, he specifies that marijuana isn't welcome. However, Dave says that Craigslist users routinely flag his postings for being discriminatory, and he's received warnings from the site. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions He asks: Can't a landlord just say no to drugs? The short answer is yes. But in the age of medical marijuana, things are a little trickier.
January 7, 2014 |
"In America," Oscar Wilde quipped, "the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. " And they often do it in the pages of Rolling Stone. Last week, the magazine posted a mini-manifesto titled " Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For . " After confirming it wasn't a parody, conservative critics launched a brutal assault on its author, Jesse A. Myerson. Myerson's essay captures nearly everything the unconverted despise about left-wing youth culture, starting with the assumption that being authentically young requires being theatrically left wing.
January 2, 2014 |
Office vacancy rates continued to decline in most cities during the fourth quarter of 2013, prompting landlords to ask for higher rents in more than half of the country. U.S. office buildings absorbed 14.3 million square feet of empty space in the fourth quarter, according to commercial real estate services firm Cassidy Turley. That was less space than was absorbed in the third quarter, but it marked the 14th consecutive quarter of improved occupancy for landlords. Vacancy in the third quarter was 15.1% by Cassidy Turley's reckoning, down more than 2 percentage points from the recessionary peak of 17.3%.
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November 1, 2013 |
A proposal to release a serial rapist to a home in the Antelope Valley has been thrown into doubt after the landlord withdrew his support for the move, authorities said Friday. The landlord's decision will likely delay but not stop the release of Christopher Hubbart, who was convicted of raping dozens of women before he was committed to a state mental facility nearly two decades ago as a "sexually violent predator," a prosecutor said. Santa Clara County Deputy Dist. Atty. Vonda Tracey said a state contractor would start the search for a different location in Los Angeles County after the landlord withdrew consideration for the home in Lake Los Angeles, an unincorporated county area east of Palmdale.
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October 30, 2013 |
For years Sonia Hong has dished out hamburgers and fries on paper plates decorated with customers' smiling portraits and the inscription "just for you. " But fans of Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood will understand Thursday if there are frowning faces sketched on their plates as the 63-year-old walk-up eatery closes for the last time. The burger stand, once a haunt for musicians such as Jim Morrison and Janice Joplin and featured as album artwork for a Linda Ronstadt recording, is being squeezed out by rising rents and the property owner's demand that the owners replace its leaky corrugated tin roof - something Hong says she cannot afford.
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.