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From the Golden State to the Lone Star State: California’s affordable housing crisis and its effect on the job market

From the Golden State to the Lone Star State: California’s affordable housing crisis and its effect on the job market

The PATH Metro Villas, in Hollywood, are part of L.A.’s big push to ramp up affordable housing construction. ; Credit: Rina Palta, KPCC AirTalk® California’s economy may be booming, but if it doesn’t solve its affordable housing crisis soon, some employers could leave the state altogether. According to a recent article in the Wall Street […]

Interview with new USC president Carol Folt

Interview with new USC president Carol Folt

USC Village will open in fall 2017. ; Credit: USC AirTalk® The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president to usher “a new era” following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case. Carol Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina […]

Eastside Weekend: Mr. Sparkle art show; Cypress Park historic walking tour & Ariana Pop Dance Party

Eastside Weekend: Mr. Sparkle art show; Cypress Park historic walking tour & Ariana Pop Dance Party

By LUCY GUANUNA Springtime is here and the weather is oh-so-sweet. So opt for some outdoor activities, like a walking tour through Cypress Park or hang out under the big pepper tree at Debs Park to watch a performance by the Old Time String Jam Band. Read on for our weekend picks. FRIDAY, March 22 […]

Nearly $50 million in 710 Freeway funds to be diverted to El Sereno & Boyle Heights projects

Nearly $50 million in 710 Freeway funds to be diverted to El Sereno & Boyle Heights projects

Boyle Heights roundabout will receive $8 million | City of L.A. New traffic signals in El Sereno and a roundabout in Boyle Heights. These will be some of the local traffic improvements projects that will be funded with nearly $50 million from monies diverted from the now abandoned effort to extend the 710 Freeway. But […]

After MySpace accidentally loses 12 years of music uploads, we look back at the former giant’s significance

After MySpace accidentally loses 12 years of music uploads, we look back at the former giant’s significance

The Myspace logo appears on the side of a building at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas; Credit: Paul Hudson/Flickr.com AirTalk® The last time many of us thought about MySpace was the first time we logged into Facebook. But yesterday, the former social networking giant made headlines for losing over a decade’s worth […]

$300,000 reduction for Echo Park bungalow on 3/4 acre | $100,000 of Highland Park duplex | $66,000 chop on Mt. Washington 3-bed

$300,000 reduction for Echo Park bungalow on 3/4 acre | $100,000 of Highland Park duplex | $66,000 chop on Mt. Washington 3-bed

Prices on around four dozen condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Echo Park: Price chopped $300,000 on a 2-bedroom hilltop bungalow on .73 of an acre. Needs updating to meet codes. $1,250,000. Highland Park: $100,000 reduction on an upgraded duplex […]

$300,000 reduction for Echo Park bungalow on 3/4 acre | $100,000 of Highland Park duplex | $66,000 chop on Mt. Washington 3-bed

$300,000 reduction for Echo Park bungalow on 3/4 acre | $100,000 of Highland Park duplex | $66,000 chop on Mt. Washington 3-bed

Prices on around four dozen condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Echo Park: Price chopped $300,000 on a 2-bedroom hilltop bungalow on .73 of an acre. Needs updating to meet codes. $1,250,000. Highland Park: $100,000 reduction on an upgraded duplex […]

After Dick Dale’s death, we discuss the king of the surf guitar’s legacy in SoCal

After Dick Dale’s death, we discuss the king of the surf guitar’s legacy in SoCal

A photo of surf guitarist Dick Dale (with guitar) and his band, the Del-Tones.; Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images AirTalk® Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin’” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle […]

Cal State L.A. breaks ground on 1,500-bed student housing | Chinatown tower exempt from environmental review | Plans for Echo Park senior housing

Cal State L.A. breaks ground on 1,500-bed student housing | Chinatown tower exempt from environmental review | Plans for Echo Park senior housing

Eastside Real Estate & Development News Cal State L.A. is expanding its dorm housing, with a 1,500-bed complex. A 27-story tower Chinatown has been made exempt from environmental review. And plans are in the early stages for 64 units of permanent supportive housing for seniors in Echo Park. Read on for the details Real Estate […]

Echo Park charter school debate | Fake Angelino Heights parking signs | Los Feliz power outage

Echo Park charter school debate | Fake Angelino Heights parking signs | Los Feliz power outage

EDITED by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. “Yo, please maximize parking. Park 2-3 feet from other vehicles. Park close to the end of curbs,” read some pretty official looking parking signs (well, except for the “Yo” part) on West Kensington Road and Laveta Terrace […]

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