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JM, Fallen Bark, UCLA Botannical Garden, 1.25.08
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Downtown News doesn't like the way the Grand Avenue groundbreaking has been delayed three times, and they say so in an editorial. "Is it that Related is not strong enough to attract financing for the project? Or is it that such a vast development, with giant plazas instead of intimate streetscapes, is no longer what the market wants? Has the Grand Avenue plan become a bad or unworkable idea?"
I don't know about you, but I'm not seeing too many "homemade helicopters" hopping about LA, yet there's one at the middle of this far-too-short Daily Breeze item about a crash on the Harbor Freeway. The Times item, equally brief, doesn't mention the homemade angle.
In that same column, the Board of Airport Commissioners became the second noted Southland body to fail to form a quorum last week. The Commission was supposed to settle an important terminal rent rate matter. Alan Rothenberg, Valeria Velasco, Sylvia Reyes-Patsaouras and Fernando Torres-Gil were the no-shows.
Fishwrap columnist Meghan Daum says that "smug renters" are a new elite. So if you are among the ninety-five percent of the renting population who didn't go for an ARM in 2003 and 2004, you're in the new "elite." Later she confesses she bought at the "wrong" time, and the quotation marks are hers. "I'm getting a little tired of people insinuating that I was stupid to buy it." She'll work it out eventually.
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