1.) Beverly Hills: A far as that space between Santa Monica Blvd. and Civic Center Drive, most people agreed that this space is owned by the state and that Beverly Hills is in the process of buying it back. There also is some Red Line history associated with the site.
2.) Del Rey: In regards to that vacant lot on Culver just east of Inglewood? Terrible! No news. Working on getting an answer on this and will post shortly.
3.) Mt. Olympus: Party house! This is the house pictured above. According to an old listing page, it's a six-bedroom home at 1 Electra Court. According to commenters, the loud party may have been the "House of Hype party." But what about police helicopters and what exactly they do? (The original question involved a police helicopter.) We got sort of an answer from the LAPD on their policy and if LA uses helicopters more than other cities. It's after jump.
Officer Julie Sohn LAPD Media Relations, writes: "I spoke with Officer Gilbert Campos from our LAPD Air Support.
He stated that we currently have 18 helicopters in our fleet and one of the largest heliports for any municipal agency. He wasn't sure where LAPD fell in the rankings of who had the largest fleet.
On any given day between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. we have 3 helicopters deployed. They are on call from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. due to noise issues and the volume of radio calls drops quite a bit.
The primary function of the helicopters are to patrol the city. Officer Campos said it's like having a police car in the sky. The helicopters are also used for prisoner extradition, K-9 transport and VIP transport."