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Years Of British Ridiculousness Pave The Way For UK PropTech Boom

It’s been a fascinating, if occasionally turbulent, few years here in the UK; when David Cameron first promised a referendum on EU membership back in 2015, even our best minds had no idea quite how dumbfounding the events that followed would be. Show More Summary

Was Amazing Grapes, which closed this month, spurned by TV millionaire Marcus Lemonis?

Did Marcus Lemonis of "The Profit" spurn Amazing Grapes? He invested in the Rancho Santa Margarita wine bar a few years ago, but could not save it. It closed earlier this month.

How parking lots are ruining Los Angeles

LA’s parking crisis is fueling its housing crisis An estimated 14 percent of Los Angeles County’s land is devoted to parking, a number that feels both astoundingly inflated and painfully accurate. Parking—or, rather, the archaic city rules around parking requirements called parking minimums—is destroying LA. Show More Summary

The Prince: The must-visit Koreatown restaurant for film lovers

It has appeared on-screen in everything from ‘Mad Men’ to ‘Chinatown’ to ‘New Girl’ Early in Roman Polanski’s 1974 classic Chinatown, private investigator Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) sits across from widower Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) in a dark LA restaurant with blood-red leather banquettes. Show More Summary

Mexico City is kicking its parking addiction; Can U.S. cities do the same?

By dropping rules that mandate more parking spaces, the largest city in North America will become more affordable and transit-friendly This week, Mexico City took a big step towards making housing more affordable and transit more efficient. Show More Summary

Everything you need to read about Frances Gabe, self-cleaning house inventor

Captivated by her obituary? There’s so much more to know Frances Gabe was, tragically, not a household name when she passed away in December of 2016. However, her New York Times obituary published this week quickly went viral, putting the woman who designed, patented, and built a self-cleaning house back in the zeitgeist. Show More Summary

Weekend events for friends, couples and families

Friends Stay on top of your shoe game with the two-day Sneaker Con at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, which will feature more than 250 shoe vendors with everything from nostalgic kicks to latest releases. Want to know if your own sneakers are real or fake? Visit the “Sneaker Con Authenticated” station where a […]

YIMBY movement gains momentum at Oakland conference

Feelings of hope and ire clashed at YIMBYtown Hyped by the New York Times as “Woodstock, but for housing activists,” the second annual YIMBYtown convention gathered advocates in Oakland, California, last week to address the challenges...Show More Summary

San Francisco's top 10 places for crying in public, mapped

"Don't cry out loud," urges songstress Melissa Manchester, who famously adds, "keep it inside, learn how to hide your feelings." To which we say, pish posh! Should you find yourself on the verge of salty tears, don't worry. There are...Show More Summary

Attorney Larry H. Parker seeks a good settlement for San Juan Capistrano estate

Here’s one settlement that won’t play out in court. Larry H. Parker, the personal-injury attorney known for his assertive and long-running television commercials, has put his home on a hilltop in San Juan Capistrano on the market for $4.91 million. The estate, built in 1986, is reached by a winding...

Disneyland's 'Star Wars' expansion revealed in new model

The 14-acre park addition is set to open in 2019 Disneyland's Star Wars-themed expansion is still a couple years away from making its debut, but fans of Disney and its vast trove of intellectual property got a sneak peek at the theme...Show More Summary

Zillow Invests in Virtual Staging App Hutch

Zillow made their first financial “investment”. $10 million in Hutch. It’s clear Zillow is a just a tad interested in the home improvement space. It seems they feel the need to make another bet other than Zillow Digs (which I’ve long been a fan of) against Houzz (and others). Show More Summary

Apple Park drone videos, then and now

What a long strange trip it’s been There’s plenty of work yet to be done on Apple Park, the $5 billion Norman Foster-designed circular campus that was iconic before it even broke ground. South Bay drone videographer Matthew Roberts’Show More Summary

What $2,600 rents you in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from Pac Heights to the Richmond Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Today's price: $2,600. ? Sometimes comparing San Francisco rentals takes a turn to some very extreme examples. Show More Summary

(Video) Watch highlights from the first-ever GOC Summit in Miami!

Check out the highlights from the three-day event, which covered data, technology, AI, innovation and search to match. Continue reading (Video) Watch highlights from the first-ever GOC Summit in Miami! at Property Portal Watch.

LA Olympics: What the city has to do to cement the return of the games

There are a few steps left to bring the games back to Los Angeles A vote from the International Olympic Committee yesterday to award the 2024 and 2028 games simultaneously effectively assured that both Paris and Los Angeles will host...Show More Summary

Hyperloop One reveals full-size prototype of its shiny new pod design

The transportation company also demonstrated its tech in a full-scale vacuum tube for the first time One of the world’s frothiest transportation fantasies is quickly moving from hype to reality. Hyperloop One, one of several companies...Show More Summary

Flower Piano returns to SF Botanical Garden this week

Well, we're all in the mood for a melody, and you've got us feelin' alright Sunset Piano’s public piano project at San Francisco Botanical Garden, now in its third year, offers visitors the chance to diddle around on the ivories. From...Show More Summary

Sacramento, emerging from Bay Area’s shadow, becoming booming urban alternative

A once-sleepy state capital is now the state’s fastest-growing big city Few people would characterize basketball commentator and former player Charles Barkley as a restrained public speaker. So when he told a local Sacramento news reporter...Show More Summary

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