Tag Archives: Venice Beach

After Collecting $1.7M, Venice Beach Business Improvement District Has Yet to Launch Services

Los Angeles Times – More than a year after its founding, the Venice Beach Business Improvement District has done little but stirred up plenty of angst. There are no cleanup crews or safety patrols. Community activists complain that nearly $2 million annually — which includes city funding derived from public property in the new district… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 15 days ago

Local Real Estate Agents Leaving Startup Brokerage Compass After Months

The Real Deal – Despite its $1 billion valuation, startup brokerage Compass is having trouble retaining some of its Los Angeles-based recruits. The firm took the L.A. scene by storm when it launched in 2015, poaching some of the West Coast’s top talent, but it has now seen a crop of recent hires return to… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 1 month, 14 days ago

Application to Open Invite-Only Artist Showroom in West Adams Denied – Did LA Make the Right Decision?

Twin brothers Simon and Nikolai Haas, otherwise known as The Haas Brothers, applied to expand their current West Adams studio into an invite-only showroom and manufacturing space for their collection of high-end sculptures and furniture. Curbed Los Angeles reports that the city has denied their application for a zoning variance, noting that the changes are… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 2 months, 17 days ago

Why Are Airbnb Regulations Taking So Long? Tell Us What You Think

As Airbnb Inc. continues to expand globally, the city of LA is struggling to adopt regulations that balance the service’s soaring popularity with tourists and homeowners that need help covering their mortgages and the complaints of its critics, who range from hotel owners alleging unfair competition to homeowners unhappy with their neighborhoods being flooded with… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 2 months, 22 days ago

The City of Angels Beats London as the New Hot Spot for Global Real Estate Investors

 Forbes – And the best city in the world to invest in real estate is…Los Angeles. The City of Angels beat out London as the new hot spot for global real estate investors in the third annual Schroders Global Cities 30 Index.  Schroders is a London-based investment bank. Los Angeles is home to the well-respected colleges… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 3 months, 5 days ago

Los Angeles Named One of America’s Top 10 Coolest Cities

 Patch – Forbes magazine this week named Los Angeles the 7th coolest city in the U.S. The list of the country’s coolest cities, which was compiled with the help of Sperling’s Best Place, evaluated 100 of the largest metropolitan cities. Researchers evaluated the cities on nine metrics such as mass transit, eateries and recreation. Read… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 3 months, 12 days ago

“There Goes The Neighborhood”

KCRW – Listen Now: Los Angeles is having an identity crisis. City officials tout new development and shiny commuter trains, while longtime residents are doing all they can to hang on to home. KCRW and WYNC Studios recently produced an 8-part podcast series on this very topic. To hear the rest of the episodes, click… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 4 months, 11 days ago

West Adams Historical Society’s Annual Living History Tour

West Adam’s Historical Society’s annual Living History Tour, “The Artist’s Way: Poets and Painters, Singers, Songwriters and Artists,” bows on Saturday, September 23 — BUT Early Bird ticket pricing goes away this Friday.  They made music…and art, poetry, photography and dance. And now their stories will come alive with the landmark Angelus Rosedale Cemetery as the stage, as actors –– in… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 5 months, 7 days ago

717 California Featured as Home Of The Week in LA Times

LA TIMES- The spirit and offbeat creativeness of Venice Beach is alive and well at this cozy bungalow, which sits among mixed-media installations and gardens designed by its owner, landscape architect Jay Griffith. Used for decades by Griffith as his garden laboratory, the whimsical setting offers an exercise in marrying art and horticulture. A pedestal… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 6 months, 10 days ago

Zillow hears your ‘Zestimate’ complaints: it’s offering a $1 million prize for a better algorithm

MarketWatch – Zillow is offering a $1 million award to the “person or team who can most improve the Zestimate algorithm.” The announcement of the contest comes one week after Zillow was slapped with a class-action lawsuit over its proprietary home-price tool. The algorithm in question is meant to serve as a starting point in helping people… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 8 months, 9 days ago

What Salary Do You Need to Afford a Home in LA? Nearly $100,000, As It Turns Out

Curbed LA—A typical median-priced home in Los Angeles County out of reach for the vast majority of residents, according to a new analysis from the California Association of Realtors. According to the data, just 29 percent of potential homebuyers can afford a property at county’s median price of $485,800. At that price point, a nearly six-figure household… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 9 months, 1 day ago

Venice Freakshow Says Goodbye to the Boardwalk After 20 Years | Venice Patch

Venice Patch—After more than a decade of thrilling visitors with acts such as the Bearded Lady, the Wolf Boy and an array of two-headed animals, the Venice Beach Freakshow will close its doors Sunday [April 30] thanks to a landlord who declined to renew the attraction’s lease. But is the show being forced out to… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 9 months, 12 days ago

New Video Tour of 654 Vernon Ave! See Inside this Gorgeous Architectural Venice Beach Bungalow

  This classic California Bungalow with a unique contemporary flare, brings you a truly special indoor/outdoor living experience. Surrounded by award winning landscaping from Big Red Sun, this 3 bed/2 bath home has recently been remodeled and extended and boasts the very best features, design and fixtures, such as bespoke kitchen and bathrooms, skylights/exposed ceilings,… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 10 months, 8 days ago