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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 […]

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 […]

Participant Media Founder Jeff Skoll Quietly Buys Beverly Hills Fixer-Upper House

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When you sell about $2 billion worth of eBay stock, as Canadian-born multibillionaire and former eBay prexy Jeff Skoll did in 2005, you can do things like drop $11 million on a solar-poweredBeverly Hills mansion briefly owned in the mid-1990s by David Geffen, and then, as he recently did, surreptitiously spend another $6 million to snatch the fixer-upper house next […]

Nelson Shelton News!

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Downtown’s 1929 Foreman & Clark  Building Going Mixed-Use  [Image via Wikimedia Commons] Another intriguing historical building is going mixed-use Downtown: the 1929Foreman & Clark building on Seventh and Hill Streets is set to transform into a residential building with a bar and restaurants. Building LA spotted the adaptive reuse plans for the 13-story building, which were submitted to the city at the end […]

Nelson Shelton Cool Tips!

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Bike Trails While Los Angeles isn’t exactly revered as the most bike-friendly city, it’s trying. And it’s gradually improving. More sharrows are marking streets, more residents are shrinking their carbon footprints and ring your bells—there’s even a Bicycle Master Plan. So saddle up, Los Angelenos. We crowdsourced, huddled with the pros and did some pedaling of […]