Critics Attack as Los Angeles Metro Plans for Digital Billboards

Los Angeles could be getting a digital makeover in the not-so-distant future… and not everybody’s thrilled about it. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has officially proposed erecting up to 93 digital billboards to capitalize on billboard advertising opportunities. But now the national non-profit organization Scenic America is speaking out against the ambitious revenue-accruing plan. And they’ve […]

The Strange, and We Mean STRANGE, Curse of Griffith Park

Featured image credit: Griffith Observatory If there’s one neighborhood in Los Angeles that definitely lives up to its name, it’s Los Feliz. Located in close proximity to downtown and burgeoning neighborhoods like Silverlake, Glendale, Studio City, and Hollywood, it’s central to a good portion of the city’s most popular attractions. The hardest part is prying […]

Absorption Rate Analysis: February 2023 – New Places, Same Housing Market

After last month’s dramatic (at least at first glance) absorption rates, February’s numbers seemed to move things back to a state of normalcy. Admittedly, “normal” for the Los Angeles housing market would still give a mechanical bull a run for its money. But our agents have learned to ride those bucks and dips without spilling […]

Vibrato Grill Jazz Finds a Unique Rhythm in LA Nightlife

Featured image credit: Vibrato At the nexus point of the San Fernando Valley, Beverly Hills, Westwood, and Brentwood stands a supper club Los Angeles residents recognize as a community fixture and hidden gem all at once. Established by legendary jazz trumpeter Herb Alpert, the swanky space is replete with his trademark sultry smoothness. Inviting, warm […]

Mt. Baldy is LA’s Most Infamous Mountain… and the 3rd Most Deadly in the Country

Featured image credit: Eric T. Gunther Jagged, snow ravaged peaks scrape frosty clouds; a steel gray contrast overpowering blue skies. Blankets of deceptively powdery snow, punctuated by puma prints, blanket thick, unyielding slabs of ice. Silence is broken by the cascading rustle of falling ice shards and frozen boulders gaining shudder-inducing inertia. No, we’re not […]

Absorption Rate Analysis: January 2023 – Is the Los Angeles Housing Market Making Big Shifts or Treading Water?

At first glance, January seems like it was a big month for the Los Angeles housing market… at least in some neighborhoods. The absorption rate had massive drops toward a buyer’s market in Northridge and Burbank. Then there was a significant drop in Encino which we’ll also examine a bit more in just a moment. […]

Love You Latte: Lots to Love About This Exotic Glendale Coffee Shop

At the base of the NEXT on Lex Apartments stands Love You Latte, the Glendale coffee shop that’s frankly more than a cafe. Its physical position as a support for a residential building draws immediate parallels to its place in Glendale’s community. This full-service, family-owned establishment opened its doors during the early days of pandemic. […]