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Weekend Buzz: Events for February 11-12, 2017

Weekend Buzz: Events for February 11-12, 2017

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The weather may be iffy for the next couple of days, but that’s not going to deter any of the special events around us this weekend. First up on Saturday,Valentine’s Day is coming soon and The Grove can help with gift shopping through its “Artisinal LA” event, a special marketplace in the Grove’s park.  It features […]

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Metro Provides Updates on Purple Line Construction

Metro Provides Updates on Purple Line Construction

| January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

At its bi-monthly Construction Community Meeting on Thursday, January 18, representatives from Metro and the Purple Line Extension’s design-build contractor, Skanska-Traylor-Shea (STS), provided several updates on current subway construction activities along Wilshire Blvd. Ned Racine, Metro’s Construction Relations Officer for the eastern segment of the Purple Line Extension, reported that the staging yard at Crenshaw […]

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Transit and Local Real Estate – Some Emerging Thoughts

Transit and Local Real Estate – Some Emerging Thoughts

| January 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

According to the real estate website Redfin, Los Angeles’ historic West Adams district is now one of the 10 most competitive real estate neighborhoods in the country. And it’s the only Los Angeles neighborhood on the list, ranking with other ultra-hot areas in San Francisco, Boston and Seattle. In its analysis, Redfin notes that median home […]

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Metro Takes a Holiday

Metro Takes a Holiday

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Metro announced this week that it will take a break from local Purple Line subway construction activities this weekend and next, giving our neighborhoods a bit of a holiday break: In observance of the holidays, there will be no scheduled construction activities for Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension Transit Project on the following […]

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Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association Discusses Metro Plans for Center-Island Excavation Portal on Wilshire Blvd.

Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association Discusses Metro Plans for Center-Island Excavation Portal on Wilshire Blvd.

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, December 4, members of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association (including both residents and local business owners) met with representatives of Metro, its subway construction contractor, Skanska-Traylor-Shea, City Council Member David Ryu, and a few residents of the La Brea-Hancock neighborhood, to discuss details of and concerns about Metro’s recent proposal to locate a long-term […]

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Metro Crews Unearth Ancient Elephant Fossils at Wilshire and La Brea

Metro Crews Unearth Ancient Elephant Fossils at Wilshire and La Brea

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Metro crews working on excavations for the Wilshire-La Brea Purple Line subway station have unearthed what appear to be bones of two “ancient elephant relatives” at the site in the past week.  Metro announced yesterday that these are the first mammal fossils found during the project.  They include “a three-foot section of tusk and mastodon tooth […]

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