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January 23, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Is this what the bottom looks like? Challenging times persisted for landlords in the fourth quarter as rents and occupancy fell in Southern California's office buildings. But at the same time, the pace of lease transactions picked up as business owners moved to take advantage of comparatively low rental rates, bolstered by growing confidence that their firms have weathered the worst of the economic downturn, real estate brokers said. "We are definitely flattening out," said Joe Vargas, area manager of Cushman & Wakefield.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1986 | T. W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council has given the Laurelwood Apartments, an architectural landmark in Studio City, a reprieve of another six months from the wrecker. The apartment complex, designed in 1948, is regarded as one of the important works of noted Southern California architect Rudolph M. Schindler.
REAL ESTATE
July 2, 2000 | JENNIFER OLDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A renovated home for abused children in Orange and a collection of luxury estates in San Diego were among 31 Southern California building projects honored at the 37th annual Gold Nugget awards ceremony, held Thursday at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference here. A nine-member panel of judges considered more than 600 entries for awards in 46 categories that honor achievement in architectural design and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
BUSINESS
November 30, 1994 | JAMES FLANIGAN
You could say, "Only in Los Angeles." Francisco Pinedo, an upholsterer by trade, decided in 1989 to take his and his wife's savings of $10,000, buy equipment, lease a small factory and go into the furniture business, one of the city's oldest and largest industries. His timing was courageous, if nothing else.
REAL ESTATE
July 2, 2000 | JENNIFER OLDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A renovated home for abused children in Orange and a collection of luxury estates in San Diego were among 31 Southern California building projects honored at the 37th annual Gold Nugget awards ceremony, held Thursday at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference here. A nine-member panel of judges considered more than 600 entries for awards in 46 categories that honor achievement in architectural design and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Is this what the bottom looks like? Challenging times persisted for landlords in the fourth quarter as rents and occupancy fell in Southern California's office buildings. But at the same time, the pace of lease transactions picked up as business owners moved to take advantage of comparatively low rental rates, bolstered by growing confidence that their firms have weathered the worst of the economic downturn, real estate brokers said. "We are definitely flattening out," said Joe Vargas, area manager of Cushman & Wakefield.
NEWS
April 29, 1990
Heritage Square Museum in Highland Park is a Victorian-era village museum made of Southern California buildings rescued from demolition. Guides in period dress give tours of the village, which is complete with a railroad depot, a church and homes. 3800 Homer St. Information: (818) 449-0193.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1997
The city of San Gabriel has become the latest municipality in its namesake valley to approve the construction of charging stations for electric cars. The City Council on Tuesday voted to spend $42,000 in state and county grants to build the charging stations at three locations. The San Gabriel project is part of a plan to create a corridor of charging stations along the San Bernardino and Foothill freeways, said San Gabriel civil engineer Douglas Benash.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
Arden Realty Group Inc. said it plans to raise about $260 million by selling stock to finance the purchase of Southern California office buildings and to repay debt. The Beverly Hills-based company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell 10 million shares, increasing its total shares outstanding to about 32 million. The purchase will increase Arden's holdings of Southern California office properties to 54 buildings with 8.
BUSINESS
November 30, 1994 | JAMES FLANIGAN
You could say, "Only in Los Angeles." Francisco Pinedo, an upholsterer by trade, decided in 1989 to take his and his wife's savings of $10,000, buy equipment, lease a small factory and go into the furniture business, one of the city's oldest and largest industries. His timing was courageous, if nothing else.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1986 | T. W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council has given the Laurelwood Apartments, an architectural landmark in Studio City, a reprieve of another six months from the wrecker. The apartment complex, designed in 1948, is regarded as one of the important works of noted Southern California architect Rudolph M. Schindler.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2008 | Roger Vincent, Vincent is a Times staff writer.
A portfolio of 33 Southern California office buildings that sold for $1.51 billion at the top of the real estate market in 2007 is being taken over by Texas developer Hines in what appears to be a distressed sale. The owners, a group of individual investors represented by Cabi Developers of Miami, agreed to convey title to Hines, a Cabi spokesman said Wednesday. Cabi did not say how much Hines would pay. Hines representatives could not be reached for comment.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1987 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
The twin bell towers that grace St. Vincent De Paul's soon-to-open shelter for the homeless appear to be a logical extension of the classic Spanish-style mission architecture that dominates so many of Southern California's buildings. There will indeed be a bell in one of the towers--along with an electronic carillon. The distinctive towers were designed to act as a beacon for San Diego's homeless. But the towers that rise above the homes and warehouses near the intersection of 16th St.
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