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CurbedWire: Johnny Depp, The Carpenters, Affordable Housing

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DOWNEY - Jon Konjoyan, former national promotion director at A&M Records, writes in regarding his attempt to save the former home of The Carpenters in Downey: "A LOS ANGELES TIMES reporter interviewed me at the Carpenters Newville Avenue residence yesterday for about two hours. We talked about my efforts to preserve the house, immortalized on the cover of the duo's multi-platinum 1973 album "Now & Then." This month marks the 25th anniversary of the the death of Karen Carpenter. A videographer and photographer were present..." [CurbedWire Inbox]

DOWNTOWN - Confirmed! Maybe. A reader sends in a second hand report of a scruffy individual at the Eastern Columbia. "Yes, Johnny Depp does live in the Eastern Columbia. One of my profs lives there as well and she saw him in the lobby. Scruffy, unshaven, but unmistakably Depp." [CurbedWire Inbox]

LOS ANGELES - Today, the City Council is discussing and voting on the Density Bonus ordinance (it passed on a 9-3 vote), which would grant developers certain incentives (height, reduced parking, reduced open space) for including affordable units in their projects. The entertainment was once again provided by Councilman Bill Rosendahl (CD11) who blasted the City of Santa Monica for causing all the traffic in his district and being irresponsible in its duty to provide affordable housing. Can we just invade Santa Monica and civilize those heathens? [CurbedWire Staff]

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