4 Cool Green Material Ideas For Your New Home

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If climate change is foremost in your mind, you may be interested in reducing your new home’s carbon footprint. Choosing green materials is one way to promote sustainability and ensure you’re doing your part to help the planet. Green Flooring Flooring takes up all the square feet throughout your home. If you can opt for green flooring that will do …

Final New Homes Announced in Playa Vista

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More than four decades after the heirs of Howard Hughes decided to redevelop more than 1,000 acres of land below the Westchester Bluffs, the master-planned Playa Vista community is entering the home stretch. Last month, homebuilder Taylor Morrison announced Encore, the final new-home development in Playa Vista. Plans call for 14, multi-story single-family homes, each featuring four or five bedrooms …

Rent Control Measures Advance in California

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The California Senate has advanced a bill that would bar landlords from raising housing rents more than 5% a year plus inflation and strengthen a provision preventing owners from evicting tenants without “just cause.” The state Senate voted 25-10 Tuesday to pass Assembly Bill 1482, part of an effort to address California’s increasing housing shortage and affordability crisis. AB 1482 …

Probate – Planning Ahead

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Because the notion of going through probate can be daunting, it’s as good a time as any to review how we work with the heirs of property to ensure that the plans and transactions desired by both the decedent and his/her heirs are best accomplished. When it comes to passing on property after your death, everyone should have a plan. …

New Headquarters of Ring Begins to Take Shape in Hawthorne

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A year after announcing plans to relocate to Hawthorne, the new headquarters of Amazon subsidiary Ring is taking shape at 12515 Cerise Avenue. The maker of video doorbells, which Amazon reportedly purchased for $1 billion, will have 250 employees in the 62,000-square-foot facility – a former warehouse. Architecture firm M-Rad is designing the space, which will include a gland atrium …

Suzy’s in Hermosa Beach closing to make way for new restaurant

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Suzy’s Bar & Grill in Hermosa Beach is shutting its doors Sunday, June 30, to make way for a new restaurant whose owners plan to open later this summer. Barsha Wines and Spirits’ owners Adnen and Lenora Marouani are taking over the location, which will go through renovations and upgrades including a new kitchen and fresh paint. The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant …

Alamo Drafthouse to open downtown Los Angeles theater in July

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Alamo Drafthouse, the maverick cinema chain known for its beer and food service, is set to finally open its long-awaited downtown Los Angeles location next month. The Texas-based exhibitor’s 12-screen theater, located in the Bloc shopping complex at 7th and Flower streets, is nearly complete and will hold a “soft launch” in early July, the company said Wednesday. A spokesperson …

The dream of homeownership is still alive for California renters

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The dream of homeownership is still alive for California renters, C.A.R. survey finds LOS ANGELES (Dec. 3) – Despite affordability challenges, California renters continue to hold homeownership in high regard and aspire to purchase a home eventually, according to a consumer survey released by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today. C.A.R.’s 2018 State of the California Consumer Survey, which …