Bulldog Buzz Category: The Bulldog Blog

Coastal Commission Denial of Short Term Rentals Looks Bad for Santa Monica

Last week, a California Court of Appeal ruled that per the California Coastal Act, a homeowner’s association cannot bar its residents from making their homes available as short term rentals. Jeremy Talcott, Staff Attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation, writes in the Daily Journal that perhaps the California Coastal Commission is going too far in… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 5 days ago

Santa Monica Conservancy to Host Fundraiser at Historic Craftsman Bungalow

Santa Monica Mirror — The 1912 aeroplane Craftsman bungalow in Santa Monica will be on display at the Santa Monica Conservancy‘s Annual Fundraising Salon on Sunday, June 10, from 3-5 pm. Exquisitely restored, this landmark north of Montana Avenue is a rare variant of Craftsman design in Santa Monica, featuring a small second story that… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 12 days ago

Bulldog Realtors at The Midnight Mission

Yesterday, Bulldog agents from our West Adams office joined the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors at The Midnight Mission to prepare and serve food to those in need. We love being a part of and giving back to our community!… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 19 days ago

City of Santa Monica Employee Compensation “Unbelievably Excessive”?

Santa Monica Lookout — According to Transparent California, a statewide watchdog group, police chief Jacqueline Seabrook’s total compensation of $478,120 for 2015 was the highest among police chiefs in California, Joseph Lawrence earned a total compensation of $442,414 in 2015, making him California’s highest paid assistant City Attorney, the City’s “farmer’s market supervisor” received $140,000… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 28 days ago

Ocean Park Residents – Beware of Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Santa Monica Police Department is advising residents to protect their cars from a rise in catalytic converter thefts. Catalytic converters contain precious metals and can be stolen in minutes with the help of power saws. Thieves are targeting popular models such as the Toyota Prius, Honda RAV-4, Toyota Camry and other SUVs. Park your… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 1 month, 3 days ago

As Retailers Exit the Promenade, Tech Companies Convert Empty Spaces into Office Suites

Bisnow — For years, the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, the heart of Silicon Beach, has been a shopping and dining destination. But times in the outdoor pedestrian mall are changing. As tech companies continue to pour into Silicon Beach, some of the retail storefronts that lined the area are becoming creative office suites…. READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 1 month, 9 days ago

Is Santa Monica-style rent control coming back? Depends on whom you ask

The Real Deal Los Angeles — Affordable housing advocates in Los Angeles said they have enough signatures for a ballot referendum in hopes of overturning state-level rent control restrictions. The news came on Monday during a press conference in front of City Hall, joined by Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mike Bonin. The group needs… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 1 month, 24 days ago

Snapchat’s Venice Properties Hit the Market

The Real Deal Los Angeles — A mixed-use portfolio comprised of 10 buildings, or 22,200 square feet, is now on the market for $79.5 million. Snap leases two of the four oceanfront properties, Bisnow reported. Snap is in the process of moving out of Venice and into Santa Monica. The messaging service now occupies its… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 1 month, 25 days ago

Is High-End CIM Group Planning a New West Adams Boutique Hotel?

Curbed LA — Busy developer CIM Group might be behind a proposed 43-room hotel in West Adams. The plans, filed with the city planning department earlier this year and discussed by the West Adams Neighborhood Council this week, call for a three-story hotel and a ground-floor restaurant with a bar to rise at 5170 West… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 1 month, 25 days ago

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Venice Battle Over Historic Intersection

Yo Venice — Jerry Bruckheimer in Hollywood is known for producing films like Pirates of the Caribbean and Top Gun and series like CSI: Miami, CSI: New York and The Amazing Race. In Venice, he is known for owning the property on the northwest corner of Abbot Kinney and Venice Boulevard. In 2015, shortly after… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 2 months ago

2725 6th Street | LA Times Hot Property

This beautifully restored craftsman in the heart of Ocean Park was picked as one of LA Times Hot Properties! Living, dining, kitchen and family rooms all open to each other and to the outdoors giving the home an incredibly bright and spacious feel. A stunning property that will be your own private oasis only a… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 2 months ago

Sweetfin Poke Coming to Abbot Kinney

Santa Monica-based Sweetfin Poke has been expanding rapidly, snapping up prime real estate all over California. They are now preparing to bring their popular bowls to Venice, nabbing a desirable location in the heart of Abbot Kinney (just across the street from the Bulldog office!). This space, most recently home to Fala Bar, is currently… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 2 months ago

Airbnb to petition California Coastal Commission for reversal of Santa Monica ban

VRM intel — AirBnb did not waste any time in taking action to incorporate last week’s California Coastal Commission 9-2 vote to reject Laguna Beach’s ordinance, which bans short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods, into its lawsuit against the city of Santa Monica. Airbnb has amended their legal complaint against the city to focus more… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 2 months, 1 day ago

First Look at Proposed Mixed-Use Development in West Adams

Curbed Los Angeles — A major project planned for a West Adams property has been mostly a mystery since it was first proposed in 2015. Now, we’re getting our first good look at what could be in store for the site at La Cienega and Jefferson boulevards. Renderings on the website for project developer Carmel… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 2 months, 27 days ago

Athletic clothing company RYU chooses Abbot Kinney for first LA store

Los Angeles Business Journal – Athletic clothing company RYU Apparel Inc. has signed three leases – including one for its first Los Angeles location – for stores that are scheduled to open in the second and third quarters of this year. RYU, which stands for “Respect Your Universe,” will open a store at 1130 Abbot… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 3 months, 13 days ago