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Crisp midcentury modern by Schindler protégé seeks $1.5M in the Silver Lake hills

Designed by Schindler protégé E. Richard Lind Just down the street from Rudolph Schindler’s Wilson House in Silver Lake sits this residence designed by his onetime draftsman and protégé, Edward Richard Lind. Built in 1950, the 1,799-square-foot home has two levels, with its main living space on the upper floor. There you’ll find three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen, and office. In keeping with the classic California modern style, th...
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Is Metro ridership down because low-income passengers are leaving LA?

Low-income passengers, who make up the majority of riders, might not be able to afford to live in areas well-served by trains and buses For the last five years, Los Angeles trains and buses have seen an exodus of riders. Transit officials have provided a number of hypotheses for the ridership dip, from safety concerns to the rise of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. But another explanation, brought up at a Metro committee meeting last week, could be that low-income passengers can no long...
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Long Beach will require landlords to pay tenants’ moving fees

Tenants will get $2,706 to $4,500, depending on the size of their apartment Renters in Long Beach facing steep rent hikes will get a little lifeline. Tenants who choose to move out when their rent is hiked more than 10 percent will get as much as $4,500 to help with moving expenses under a tenant relocation assistance ordinance finalized and approved on six-to-three vote by the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday night. The decision was met with audible cheers from renters’ rights advocate...
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In 1974, buses painted like submarines took kids to LA beaches

For one sweet summer, kids from all over Los Angeles were ferried to the beach in colorful buses painted to resemble submarines in the surf It was the summer of 1974. President Richard Nixon had just resigned, inflation rates were rising, and Patty Hearst was on the run with her abductors, the Symbionese Liberation Army. But while the adult world reeled, hundreds of inner-city kids and teens in Los Angeles rolled down Pacific Coast Highway to the beach, in 10 custom Southern California Rapi...
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What $2,200 rents in LA right now

Apartments in Fairfax, Toluca Lake, Downtown, and more Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five rentals within $100 of today’s price, $2,200. Vote for your favorite below! Courtesy of Financial Support Services Inc. Fairfax This sweet one-bedroom bungalow-style apartment has its original hardwood floors and kitchen floor tile, which give it a throwback look. The unit...
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Here’s the worst time to leave Los Angeles this Memorial Day weekend

Fortunately congestion isn’t expected to be worse than a typical rush hour Planning a Memorial Day weekend getaway? You’re not the only one. A new analysis from AAA and transportation analyst Inrix suggests almost 43 million people will set out on trips across the U.S., with the bulk of those travelers driving to their destinations. If you’ve already made plans for a road trip, it’s a good idea to be strategic about when to depart to avoid the worst traffic of the weekend...
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Raphael Soriano’s Lipetz House renting for $6,500 in Silver Lake

Designed by Raphael Soriano in 1936 Heads up, modern architecture fans—one of Silver Lake’s most notable properties is now available for lease. Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 967, the Lipetz House was designed in 1936 by the gifted Raphael Soriano for concert pianist Helen Lipetz and her husband Emanuel. Soriano’s first private commission, the International/Streamline Modern-style residence was one of four U.S. buildings presented at the 1937 International Archite...
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New views inside Northrop Grumman warehouses remade as hip offices

Expected to open in July 2020 The repurposing and renovation of four former manufacturing and warehouse buildings in El Segundo as fancy, hip office space is now expected to be complete in July 2020. New renderings from Gensler, which is designing the project, offer an updated glimpse at the interiors and exteriors of the office complex that was previously used as warehouses and manufacturing space by aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman. In a statement, Gensler says the redesign lean...
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Report: LA needs 516,946 affordable homes to meet demand

But state and federal development funding has dried up Los Angeles’s affordable housing crisis is well documented, but an annual report from the California Housing Partnership and the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing shines a harsh light on the severity of the matter. According to the report, which is released annually, LA County would need to add more than a half-million units of affordable housing—516,946, to be exact—to meet existing demand from low-incom...
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How to spend Memorial Day weekend in LA

How to make the most of the long weekend in and around LA Looking for something to do for Memorial Day? There’s plenty happening in Los Angeles, and here, you’ll find everything you need to make the most of the long weekend, whether you want to hang out at a park or get out of town. ...
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