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LACMA Wants MOCA, Good News for Downtown's Streetcar

[Curbed goes inside the Morphosis designed Emerson College mini-Arc de Triomphe]

This Week's Top Stories: The planets are aligning for the Downtown streetcar project, with financing, planning and good will all pushing this thing toward a 2014 groundbreaking. Joining the likes of Chris Brown and Heather Morris, James Franco has won the title of terrible celebrity neighbor by turning his Silver Lake home into a production studio. The utterly gorgeous Jules Brady Residence in Long Beach can now be yours for $998,000, assuming no one else bids this above $1 million. Answering your pressing real estate questions, Curbed University opened for a new semester this week: So how much house can you really afford? Holy art unions, Batman! LACMA has proposed to take over the struggling MOCA to form one big general museum, but super rich philanthropist Eli Broad could put the kibosh to the entire thing. Rumors that the NFL has given up on Downtown's Farmers Field continue to swirl, as the football league seems to favor a new stadium in Chavez Ravine instead.