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Los Angeles Wants a Registry of How Much Rent Everyone is Supposed to Be Paying

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Image via Cole Martin / Curbed LA flickr pool “Hundreds” of renters who live in rent-controlled apartments are subject to illegal rent increases each year, but a new city program in the works looks to significantly cut those numbers down. An LA City Council committee is discussing today a new registry that would require landlords to report how much rent […]

Where Have All of Los Angeles’s Mega-Rich People Gone?

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Subprime profiteer Jeff Greene’s estate in Beverly Hills In 2013, Los Angeles had 4,520 mega-rich people, aka ultra high net worth individuals, aka people with more than $30 million in net assets; it had the fifth most mega-rich after New York, London, Tokyo, and San Francisco. Today it has969 mega-rich people and is ranked twentieth. Where have the mega-rich […]

Bel Air Gets Rare Apartments With Rents Starting at $3,300

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All photos courtesy Empire Property Group When you think of rental options in Bel Air, you probably think of megamansions leased by the month or, at best, maybe a guesthouse behind a megamansion. But the Empire at Bellagio has just opened on the edge of the neighborhood with 23 new “rare for Bel Air” luxury units in […]

The Best Places in LA For Christmas Lights and Holiday Cheer!!!

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Christmas: it’s everywhere. Nextdoor, the “private social media network for your neighborhood” (like a neighborhood watch group, but on the internet), has crowdsourced an interactive map with pins in all the tree lots, Santa displays, over-the-top light displays, and donation opportunities throughout Los Angeles. The map has points from the Valley to the Eastside, so no matter […]

Arty Flowers in Echo Park, LA’s Best Jewelry, Uniqlo Giveaway

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[Photo via Slow Matter] ECHO PARK: A cool concept plant and flower shop has popped up in Echo Park. Located inside Sunset Stud.io, Slow Matter offers “strange nature and flowers by the stem” in an art-gallery-like setting. CITYWIDE: Here’s a handy guide to LA’s best jewelry stores. Highlights include Gabriela Artigas on La Cienega, Irene Neuwirth on Melrose, and Roseark […]

Jenny Craig Sold Her Horse Farm to Bill Gates For $18 Million

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Diet titan Jenny Craig has just sold her equestrian estate in Rancho Santa Fe to Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates for $18 million. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “he plans to turn into a grand prix circuit for hunters and jumpers,” which means a place to have international horse-jumping competitions (in the grand tradition of teen daughters of ultra-rich people, Gates’s is […]

Sharp ’60s Modern in Crestwood Hills Seeks Second Owner Ever

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Brentwood’s celebrated Modern architecture tract Crestwood Hills originally contained 150 residences designed by the team of A. Quincy Jones, Whitney Smith, and Edgardo Contini. Regrettably, one-third of those houses were destroyed by the devastating wildfire that ravaged Brentwood and Bel Air in November 1961. Now hitting the market for the first time ever is a Crestwood Hills house erected […]

This Glassy, Boxy House in Glassell Park Just Fetched $1 Million

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Is Glassell Park edging into Highland Park territory? It’s certainly adding to its roster of million-dollar housing sales these days (it’s only ever had a handful over the years). To be fair, this boxy, two-story house has been trying for a while: we saw it in 2008 asking a ballsy $1.229 million, then pricechopped twice more down to $999,000. This time […]

Ridiculously Pedigreed Home of the Chandlers Sells for $9.5MM

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Get a load of the incredible backstory on this place: built in 1913 and designed by J. Martyn Haenke, William Dodd, and Julia Morgan (architect of Hearst Castle and DTLA’s Herald-Examiner Building), this home was built for Dr. Peter Janss, whose Janss Investment Company developed Canoga Park and Westwood. It was later purchased by incredibly prominent Angelenos Dorothy Buffum […]