A mixed-use project that would anchor the eastern edge of the Sunset Strip received preliminary approval Tuesday night after developers agreed to a number of compromises, including a request to reduce the size of a proposed 15-story tower.
ONTARIO >> “There it is, take it.”The words, mimicking William Mulholland’s own from 1913 at the ceremony to open the Los Angeles Aqueduct, were spoken once again Wednesday, this time by L.A. Mayor Eric
Harry Shearer’s decades-old radio line about Santa Monica being “the home of the homeless” has broadened its reach. All of Southern California is now that. Hands are wrung. And yet few are brave enough to advocate for solutions.
Living in Los Angeles can be frustrating. Traffic is frozen, housing prices out of reach, building permits unpredictable, and streets too often unsafe for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike. These challenges are as endemic to L.A. as sunshine and food trucks. But they don’t have to be. They are merely symptoms of a planning deficit that affects how we live, work and experience the city.