September 27, 2007 |
A downtown Los Angeles residential building called Elleven was the first California condominium project to receive a "gold" rating for its environmental standards, the developer said Wednesday. The 13-story tower at 11th Street and Grand Avenue was completed in 2006 as the first of three condo buildings being built by Portland, Ore.-based South Group near Staples Center. The U.S.
May 27, 2004 |
SBC Communications Inc. has agreed to move its downtown Los Angeles office to a smaller space in Transamerica Center, ending speculation that the landmark high-rise might be converted to condominiums. The telecommunications company will take 215,000 square feet on 12 floors in the tower at 12th and Olive streets, said Dave Nichols, senior vice president.
September 22, 2005 |
Experts up and down the state have warned that the housing market is starting to lose steam. And the latest forecast Wednesday from the California Assn. of Realtors predicted that home prices would moderate in 2006, rising a mere 10% after four years of hefty gains, on slightly lower sales. But as the old real estate adage goes, it's all about location, location, location when it comes to cooling housing markets. Just ask property developer Tom Cody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2005 |
Early every morning that classes are in session, Laura Aguayo loads her three children into the family minivan and begins the commute to school. Palmdale to Topanga Canyon: 62 miles, four freeways, two twisting canyon roads. "It's a sacrifice for me, but I don't care," Aguayo said recently before she began a summer hiatus in her trips to the private Calmont School. "I want the best for my children."
July 11, 2006 |
Four historic Sunset Boulevard buildings are in line to get massive makeovers as developers continue seeking profits from Hollywood's residential real estate boom and its shortage of office space. However, preservationists concerned about the possible loss of Hollywood's historic fabric vow to challenge the developers in court if they try to raze the landmarks.
April 7, 2002 |
The rhetoric on this tense anniversary is upbeat. A year after race riots tore at this city, politicians--white and black--are hailing a new agreement to address long-simmering complaints that police here brutalize minorities. There is a 60-page police reform plan that promises tight controls on the use of choke holds, dogs and Mace to subdue suspects. There is talk of a new era. "A historic moment," says Mayor Charlie Luken. "A turning point for this city."