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.New Santa Monica Ordinance Would Limit Lawn Size: "Hey, I am free market all the way and agree that users should pay for what they use, and separate water meters for tenants is good idea but the cost of installing meters is prohibitive (based on current costs anyway)..but the REAL elephant in the room is swimming pools. Why would SM come down on "homeowners" while allowing/ignoring the water loss (some say waste) of pools?"
2. Palm Springs Kaufmann House Awaits Auction: "Kaufmann is one of if not the most famous house in the Coachella Valley. It is hard to believe today that a short 10 years ago the property was being marketed as a tear down. The Harrises deserve a lot of credit for what they did. There is no comp for Kaufmann. And since it is being sold as art not as a home, the rules are different. When was the last time you heard art collectors discussing the value of a painting based on comparisons to similar sized/colored paintings by different artists.... If this auction is successful, it will change forever how architectural masterpieces are marketed."
3. Proposed 747 Area Code May Be Driving Out Locals: "[Area codes] 213, 310, and 714 are old, but not excessively imbalanced as far as symmetry goes. 323, 424, 626, 818, 909, 949...ahh. Delicious symmetry. But then you get 562 and 951, which are all front-loaded. Ugh. No."
· Curbed Reader Comment Round-Up [Curbed LA]