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) Construction Watch: 8000 Sunset's Makeover "It never ceases to amaze me how everyone in LA thinks that they have a right to park for free. You live in the densest urban region in the US (yes denser than even the New York City region, after you factor in their suburbs) and almost everyone drives. Land here is expensive and structured/ subterranean parking is expensive to construct. If you want free parking, move to the IE."
2) Ask Curbed: Are Those Fake Breasts Jogging Around Elysian Park Buying? "This has been creeping into Silver Lake. Just look around you at Trader Joes or Gelsons, especially Gelsons: women over 5' 10", pushing carts while in sports bra, hair pulled back, body glistening post-yoga, carts filled with mesclun and Tofutti ice cream sandwiches, running into friends and having breathy conversations like, "Hey . . . yeah . . . yeah . . . hey . . ."" [geegee]
3) Architectural Visionaries Gather at USC, Confusion Ensues "I recently attended a lecture with Qingyun Ma and Thom Mayne at MOCA as part of the Zocalo public lecture series and they were both all over the place. Dean Ma was especially bad in that he wondered why real estate developers and investors simply don't ask him to design a building with a 3-5 year lifespan. What? Huh? Why would anyone want to do that? What planet did he come from?"
4) On The Market: A. Quincy Jones' Kalmick House in Brentwood ""grey box people" will come to power eventually and kill every registered avatar heads."