dingbat wanting retrofit

by Jodi Summers As if the apartment rental situation in Los Angeles is not tenuous enough for you…just wait…the first phase of the city’s massive earthquake retrofitting project is about to begin. The Department of Building and Safety has compiled the official list of apartment buildings most at risk of collapse, landlords get notice in […]

Beautiful Lincoln (3)

by Jodi Summers Murals, sculptures and landscaping are all ways for a neighborhood to forge a collective identity, stimulate learning, instill a sense of pride and invites business. Thank you to the Santa Monica grass roots movement, Beautify Lincoln, giving vibrancy to the long-dreary LiNC. Since 2012, this team of volunteer artists have painted murals […]

energy efficient

edited by Jodi Summers Americans’ energy-conservation efforts -from switching bulbs to upgrading washing machines and air conditioners – have done more to reduce carbon emissions than the increased use of solar, wind and natural gas. Wait, this gets easier folks…metrics pouring in from utility and power grid managers in the U.S. are concluding that the […]

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New Multifamily Construction

by Jodi Summers Here are some statistics that don’t make Los Angeles proud…our City of the Angels has got the biggest disconnect between incomes and rents of anywhere in the country. Granted, we’ve made an effort. Between 1980 and 2010, Los Angeles County built the most out of any California county in the years. Despite […]

made the move

by Jodi Summers Article after article, research report after research report reveals the same conclusion: Los Angeles is now the most unaffordable rental market in the country. Let’s look at the one by researchers from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, which reached this conclusion based on an analysis of key factors. One revelation […]