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Quaint cabin on a Silver Lake walk street asking $639K

Built by prolific architect R.C. Ferguson in 1915 In his guidebook Secret Stairs, author Charles Fleming notes that Silver Lake’s Loma Vista stairway “might be the most delightful in the city.” And that’s where you’ll find this charming...Show More Summary

The Standard Hollywood opening a shop for fancy weed edibles in its lobby

The shop should open on the Sunset Strip in “early 2018” Weed edibles maker Lord Jones will open a shop in the Standard Hotel on the Sunset Strip to sell everything from delectable treats infused with THC to “topicals” like lotion, the Los Angeles Times reports. Show More Summary

New park opens on site of building burned in 1992 LA Uprising

A playground and fitness equipment instead of a vacant lot South LA’s Vermont Knolls neighborhood just opened its newest park, located at Vermont Avenue and 81st Street. That’s the site of a building that burned to the ground in theShow More Summary

Open thread: Los Angeles real estate agents are answering readers’ questions today

Post your questions in the comments! Welcome to Open Thread, where we pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. Editor’s note: This chat is now closed! Thank you, Tara and Dominic, for spending time with our readers today. Show More Summary

Planning commissioner rails against freeway-hugging apartment balconies

“It’s just not healthy” City planning commissioner Dana Perlman says he drives by Geoff Palmer’s hulking Orsini apartment complex in Downtown Los Angeles—where tenants’ balconies are pushed up against the 110 and 101 freeway interchange—and...Show More Summary

New 11-story Arts District office building will cantilever over A+D Museum

The project will also bring a public plaza and retail An Arts District cultural institution gets to stay put thanks to new designs for an office building in the neighborhood. The A+D Museum would have been razed under plans to buildShow More Summary

Developer of Hollywood tower volunteers to place new apartments under rent control

All of the building’s units will be subject to the rent-stabilization ordinance Editor's note: This story was originally published on November 16. It has been updated throughout to reflect the latest information. The developers of aShow More Summary

James Franco sells cute Spanish-style duplex in Silver Lake for $1.35M

That’s $400,000 over the asking price Actor, director, and screenwriter James Franco has found a buyer for his Silver Lake duplex after just a couple of months on the market, the Los Angeles Times reports. The property sold for $1.35...Show More Summary

Hell’s Half Acre

In the old red light district of Los Angeles, women worked in squalor while pimps and landlords grew rich During the Victorian era, sightseeing travelers riding through Los Angeles on the Southern Pacific Railroad would eagerly ask their...Show More Summary

Inglewood activists pushing to get rent control on ballot in 2018

Similar initiatives are in the works in Pasadena, Glendale and Long Beach As housing costs escalate and real estate developers show no signs of slowing down, activists in Inglewood are preparing to ask voters to enact rent control in their city. KPCC reports that residents have filed a petition to get rent control on the ballot in 2018. Show More Summary

Elvis Presley’s Palm Springs honeymoon house is looking for a buyer

Elvis and Priscilla returned to this modernist residence after their 1967 wedding One of the most iconic modern residences in Palm Springs is back on the market. Dubbed the “House of Tomorrow” by Look Magazine in 1962, the house is most...Show More Summary

Swinging ’60s abode in Glassell Park asks $769K

A wall of windows, high ceilings, and a laid-back backyard Bulk-buy the Windex, potential homeowners: The front room of this midcentury house in Glassell Park is illuminated by a sizable wall of glass. It lets in a lot of sunshine that...Show More Summary

Housing advocates accuse luxury apartment building in DTLA of operating as ‘unpermitted hotel’

The extended stay apartment building was approved by the city as condos A coalition of Los Angeles affordable housing advocates and labor unions isn’t happy about one of Downtown LA’s newer high-rises. In a letter to the city’s planning...Show More Summary

358 new apartments planned for Warner Center

Right across the street from another major project by the same developer Another big new apartment complex may be on the way to Warner Center, where developers are planning a number of potentially transformative new projects. This one...Show More Summary

What $1,600 rents you in LA right now

Mid-Wilshire, Hollywood, and Studio City apartments 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, $1,600. Via...Show More Summary

See Echo Park’s newly relit Jensen’s Recreation Center sign in action

That glowing bowler is throwing strikes once more The enormous light-up sign atop Echo Park’s Jensen’s Recreation Center is shining once more, after nearly five decades during which it was mostly inoperable. The landmarked building opened...Show More Summary

A guide to surviving—and enjoying—The Grove

The shopping mall we love to hate Angelenos love to shame The Grove, but let’s face it: There are reasons why the 15-year-old lifestyle center has become a Los Angeles institution. Before the recent rise of al fresco “lifestyle centers”...Show More Summary

Youtube personality Jake Paul buys sprawling Calabasas McMansion for $6.9M

He’s got a rep for being a troublesome neighbor Youtube star Jake Paul, a famously obnoxious neighbor, is putting down roots in celeb-filled Calabasas, the Los Angeles Times reports. Paul irked residents in Beverly Grove earlier this year, when he rented a contemporary home in the neighborhood. Show More Summary

Mt. Washington residence offers modern take on Southwestern adobe style for $1.3M

Multiple patios and great views Located on the western edge of Mt. Washington, near Cypress Park, this 1985 residence is a contemporary home with a Southwestern look—like something straight out of Santa Fe. The interiors carry on the...Show More Summary

Bike hub opens at Union Station tomorrow

Secure storage for almost 200 bikes Union Station is upping its bike game. A big, new bike hub will open Wednesday at the Downtown transportation center, The Source reports. Metro’s already got bike hubs in Hollywood and El Monte, but...Show More Summary

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