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CurbedWire: Pinkberry and Tar Pits


[Photo by David E. Crawley, courtesy the University of California-Riverside]

WEST HOLLYWOOD - Our Curbed Inbox is getting a little out of control. So in an attempt to reduce it to a manageable size, we present to you a few of the odds and ends passing through. The office of Environmental Porgrams at the city council lets us know: "I am writing to inform you guys of some good news. Last night West Hollywood City Council approved a mandatory Green Building program that will apply to all new development in our city (4 units or more). The council unanimously approved the program, which requires developers to use green construction methods and materials." [CurbedWire Inbox]

LITTLE TOKYO - Is more trouble brewing in the Pinkberry empire? We reported yesterday on the Little Tokyo outpost, that looked ready to throw open its doors to the (allegedly) faux fro-yo loving hordes. Then we got this email from an ALL CAPS-loving reader: "Regarding Pinkberry in LT...I work DIRECTLY next door at RIF (Re In Force) the sneaker boutique which opened over 6 months ago...FYI there has been ZERO productivity at the Pinkberry for AT LEAST the last 3 weeks. NOTHING has changed, I haven't even seen people go inside for a VERY long time...Problems in Pinkberry land?" [CurbedWire Inbox]

MID-CITY - Ok, archeology may not be as exciting as an Indiana Jones movie, but this may be a project that is slightly more realistic for a 65 year old Harrison Ford. LA.com's blog tells us that Pit 91"the world’s only active urban Ice Age excavation site" is opening next week at the La Brea Tar Pits. "Visitors to the Pit 91 observation deck can watch paleontologists and volunteers excavate 40,000-year-old-fossils dating back to the Pleistocene era. The pit will be open from June 30 to September 9 and entrance to the observation area is free." [LA.com]