Author: jtbbjoint

Another Perfect Day

Plan for lower housing prices in Los Angeles

I caught this preview the other day. We have it all: good weather, great food, movie stars, even a Stanley Cup. There’s only one thing that scares people away, Earthquakes! I suggest that ever plane inbound to LAX play this movie. Even if you’re making the short flight from Phoenix, I’m sure this movie can…
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December 11, 2014 0

Uber sued by California Prosecuters

From Serena Saitto of Bloomberg News: Earlier this week, Uber was sued by the city of Portland, Oregon, for allegedly violating local laws, while Rio de Janeiro declared the service illegal and the Netherlands halted ride-sharing service UberPop. In addition, New Delhi banned Uber this week after one of the service’s drivers was accused of…
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December 10, 2014 0

Downtown LA Fire Aftermath

It’s only been a day, but amazing images from the aftermath: Oddly beautiful remains in the wake of today’s destructive #lafire. http://t.co/lkDKSin4A3 pic.twitter.com/GW40qMYvQZ — Caneel Joyce (@caneel) December 9, 2014 Drove by the building that caused the massive fire in downtown LA last night with @davidbuck Absolutely nothing left! #lafire #dtla #losangeles #fire A video…
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December 9, 2014 0

South LA Ciclavia Wrap Up

Just some quick notes on the latest Ciclavia edition in South LA: One of my favorites ever. Maybe that’s a snap judgement, but I could have stayed at the Leimert Park Hub all day. Such a variety of great things going on. You probably didn’t need a bike! The Central Ave. Hub was great as…
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December 8, 2014 1

Large Fire in Downtown LA

Large fire hit Downtown Los Angeles last night wiping out the under construction DaVinci apartment complex: huge fire downtown Los Angeles. looks really bad pic.twitter.com/h6GuBOik2s — Eric Politzer (@epolitzerphoto) December 8, 2014 Aftermath of apt. complex fire in downtown LA. pic.twitter.com/1QutNVNR4C — eric spillman (@ericspillman) December 8, 2014 #Breaking #LAFD 7 story apartment building fully…
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December 8, 2014 0

LAPD Hollywood & Highland Protests

Pics from today’s protest on Hollywood & Highland Hundreds participate in #BlackOutHollywood protest day after LAPD kills allegedly armed man http://t.co/CzOz7fsa7A pic.twitter.com/SOIFb887ut — KTLA (@KTLA) December 6, 2014 NOW: March in Hollywood definitely THOUSANDS! #EricGarner #MikeBrown #BlackOutHollywood pic.twitter.com/KCIKyGn5ln — Mike Prysner (@MikePrysner) December 6, 2014 Thousands are laying in the middle of Hollywood Blvd.. Traffic…
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December 6, 2014 0

More Details from LAPD Hollywood & Highland Shooting

Carman Tse from LAist reports about last night’s LAPD shooting: …Los Angeles Police Officers responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in progress around 6:45 p.m. on Friday night to the tourist-packed intersection. When officers arrived, the suspect reportedly did not back down to police officers, which is when the shooting…
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December 6, 2014 0

Marine Training in Downtown LA

MyFoxLA is reporting: …Block says the trainings are part of a two-week military exercise that starts Friday and involves about 2,400 Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He says the Los Angeles portion will take place over a couple of days next week. The other exercises will take place at military bases in…
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December 5, 2014 0

Happy Birthday LA Times

Wow. 133 years. Went by fast, didn’t it? Here’s a timeline from the Los Angeles Times that shows what a historic paper it is: The Los Angeles Times was first published on December 4, 1881, under the name of the Los Angeles Daily Times. When the original founders ran into financial problems the following year,…
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December 4, 2014 0

LAUSD now facing scrutiny from the FBI

Howard Blume from the LA Times reports today: I agents on Monday removed 20 boxes of documents from the Los Angeles Unified School District related to the awarding of contracts for the ill-fated $1.3 billion iPad project, officials confirmed. The FBI visit surprised school officials, according to L.A. schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines. “They stopped…
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December 2, 2014 0