The best posts usually originate in our comments. To give appreciation to our amazing (and sometimes angry) commenters we feature their broad strokes of wisdom in a tidy comment roundup.
1) Thursday PM Linkage (re. Bar fights on rise at Belmont Shore and Naples) "My how the neighborhood has changed. There didn't used to be any all-out bar fights, maybe an occasional finger wag or a jutting out of the chin, maybe a bitch slap on a heated night but no fists flying (towards the face anyway.)"
2) Rent Check: Two-Bedrooms in Venice "I lived in Venice until last year. It is a laughable, poseur-filled armpit. Fake artists and 'creatives' have moved in next to the addicts and spend their days trolling up and down Abbot Kinney buying $250 t-shirts. Then they go home and live in their million dollar crack huts--listening to pit bull fights and gun shots all night. Have you driven along Broadway lately? Still teeming with drug pushers standing in the shadows ready to roll you.... Venice is a classic example of the real estate bubble. The real artists are long gone. The bullshit artists are paying triple rent wondering why their neighborhood is so ugly. And I can't wait to see them all crying for Mama when they try to sell their homes in the next couple of years. Oooo, this is going to be good!"
3) Fire Update: Pets & Residents Escape Fiery Death, Hancock Park Building Burns "'Non-tragic' was sarcasm, people. Does the average Curbed reader have the reading comprehension skills of an ESL 3rd grader? I hate most of you."
4) Westsiders Quite Unhappy With Proposed Pico/Olympic Traffic Changes "The solution is blindingly obvious, though I'm sure few want to admit it. Place a 25 cents per mile traffic tax on every car in the City of LA. Double it for freeways.... Congestion charges have reduced traffic by a third in London and more than doubled bicycle traffic. These charges are being rolled out all over the world with funds (massive) shifted to public transport."