At least 49 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude quake hit Mexico on Tuesday, authorities said.
Crest Real Estate burst on the scene as the housing boom escalated. The very young company president and founder Jason Somers seemed a poor fit for the type of sophisticated, wealthy clients he typically represents.
The “Bird Streets” have become a developer’s paradise. Realtors look for adjacent lots where developers can cut away the land to make massive mega-mansions on streets sometimes only 14 feet wide.
It was mayhem in Bel-Air in the fall of 2014. And it was dangerous. Tractor trailers were careening through the steep winding streets, ignoring stop signs and sideswiping cars. Queues of dump trucks lined the streets, 40-deep on Stone Canyon, blocking residential traffic. Neighbors were going toe-to-toe with developers on their doorsteps, being ignored, insulted and sometimes, threatened.
The Los Angeles landscape has undergone many shifts from its early beginnings, from oil wells to luxury hotels, railroads to automobiles. In the early Twentieth Century, hunting cabins dotted the canyons, and the orange groves spread through the valley.
This week, Walk with the Mayor participants will enjoy a truly rare treat, spanning the scope of Beverly Hills' illustrious history with the film community and touring one of the great jewels in the City's park system. This week, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse will lead the group to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library and nearby, La Cienega Park!
The more than three-year saga over illegal development at developer Mohamed Hadid's 901 Strada Vecchia megamansion in Bel Air appears to be coming to a conclusion.
Days ahead of another court hearing on his controversial 901 Strada Vecchia, developer Mohamed Hadid has submitted revised construction plans that call into question exactly how serious he is about bringing the megamansion into compliance with Los Angeles city code.
The Wattles Mansion is a legendary piece of history that holds its value as an historic icon of the turn of the century. As a Design Showcase, it is a superb venue that offers a titillating glimpse into a by-gone era.