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) No Parking Signs Irk Downtowners "We had developed very cordial relationships with the bigger companies, mutual respect and consideration. Not good enough for the police who inserted themselves in to the mix and literally told the filmers not to talk to us and us that we could not speak directly to the film crews but must speak to the police as they control the permitting. So much for the new friendlier (and more rational) LAPD."
2) Canoga Park's House of Indoor Shrubbery "G-H-E-T-T-O. I think I used to buy my biker crank in that neighborhood."
3) Density Bonus Lawsuit Arrives "Densification is good and necessary, but it needs to be done intelligently and appropriately, guided by careful planning with adequate citizen input, to assure that the development enhances and improves the city rather than degrading and devaluing it. The SB 1818 "density bonus" law runs roughshod over carefully-crafted long-range plans that were made with extensive citizen input. It attempts to make an end-run around the long-established public review process that significant alterations of plans should always be subject to. And that's what Ms. Hubbard's suit is all about."
4) Fuller Lofts Construction Halt Comes Down To - What Else? - Money "It's funny how the archi-nerds on the board jump to conclusions about the contractor being at fault. The inside scoop I've heard is that the CDs were flawed in several instances, requiring legitimate change orders. Perhaps the developer's mistake was having a (very good) design architect do the technical work (maybe not their forte) too. However, in all fairness, this was a tricky project."