Tag Archives: Venice Beach

Should Restaurants Ban Diners From Using Cell Phones?

Most restaurants embrace social media as a way to attract new customers – but for some restaurant owners, our smart phone addiction has gone too far. Chefs have become increasingly dismayed at customers who need to snap multiple photos prior to digging in or seeing couples pay more attention to their screens than each other…. READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: One week 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: 8 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: 13 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: 26 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: 1 month, 3 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: 2 months, 2 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: 2 months, 28 days ago

It’s Not Your Imagination: New Yorkers Are Invading LA!

LA WEEKLY: Experts lately have blamed a booming economy, relatively low gas prices and low unemployment for L.A.’s more-insane-than-usual traffic. But some of those license plates you see on the 405 display the Statue of Liberty, so you know a specific invasion is afoot. A new report from professional networking site LinkedIn confirms your suspicions:… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 3 months, 6 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: 4 months, 1 day ago

Honolulu Outlaws Texting and Walking

Forbes –  Hawaii has it right on so many levels. Yesterday, the city of Honolulu passed a law that will hopefully deter pedestrians from looking at smartphones and other electronic devices while crossing the street. Honolulu is now the first major U.S. city to ban texting or viewing a portable device while in a crosswalk. It’s a… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 4 months, 10 days ago

Venice From Above!

Curbed LA – It seems fair to say that word has gotten around that Los Angeles looks great from above. Just in the past few years, we’ve seen superb aerial drone footage of everything from rooftop neon signs to eerily deserted tourist attractions to the bright lights of Downtown LA. Now, videographer Robert McIntosh highlights the singular urban geography of… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 5 months, 22 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: 6 months 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: 6 months, 23 days ago

New Adidas Store Claims They’re ‘Defining Venice’, Locals are Outraged!

If you’ve seen the new Adidas store taking over the old Hal’s restaurant on Abbot Kinney, chances are you’ve also seen their slogan spread across the double doors — opening June 22nd: “DEFINING VENICE” The poor choice of words comes from Venice residents protesting the “infestation” of Snapchat and their employees, driving out small businesses…. READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 7 months ago

How Venice Became the Most Expensive Neighborhood in Los Angeles | LA Weekly

LA Weekly—Abbot Kinney is only a 10-minute walk from Venice Beach, but it somehow feels much farther. The ocean breeze doesn’t reach that far. You can’t hear the waves. Instead of the smell of the Pacific Ocean, inscrutable scents spill out of tiny, high-end boutiques. Over the course of just a couple of years, Venice has… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 7 months, 2 days ago