Does DTLA Developer Sense Peak?; Credit Union Caper to Court; In Hussle’s Wake; Arts & Culture as Cautions

It didn’t take long for the latest designs of Irvine-based MVE + Partners to provide a test of the current market for upscale residential rentals in Downtown LA, with two recently completed high rises going on the sales block. Grace, Griffin The architecture firm oversaw the creation of The Grace …

Another LA-OC Connection on College Scandal; MVE on Move; Milken’s Global Fire Hose; About Public Participation; RIP Rocco

Confusion continues about links between Los Angeles and Orange County when it comes to the ongoing college admissions scandal. The LA Times gave the story the top spot on its front page of Sunday, March 30, calling out financial executive-turned-fraudster Morrie Tobin of Hancock Park. Tobin The piece reported that …

FivePoint Makes Change on Newhall; Oaktree’s Marks, Karsh Firmly in Place; Business Press Soft on Scandal; Still Asking on Homeless Shelter

Kudos to the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. and Chief Executive Holly Schroeder for giving proper thought to who would get the megaphone at its annual forecast on March 14 – a trio of well-chosen speakers who were just as engaging and informative when they got together for a …

HHHell in a HHHandbasket?; Harsher Spotlight for Spitz; LAEDC’s Allen, OCBC’s Dunn Join Sabbatical Trend; ASU’s Hollywood Insider; CCA’s Surprise

Add this to the growing list of questions about how LA City Hall operates – and take it as a cross-section of the growing concerns about corruption and continued frustration about the lack of significant progress of homelessness. I’m talking about the deal proposed by 14th District City Councilmember Jose …

Pacific Council Prompts Question: WTH on Honduras?; Hoag Classic’s 2-Market Approach; Clock Ticks on DTLA Streetcar; Questions for Huizar, Garcetti

President Donald Trump recently declared a national emergency as a pretext for building the “wall” he’s promised at the U.S.-Mexico border. Partisans and the courts can hash out the logic and legalities of such an attempt. I’ll instead recall a December 13 event presented by the Downtown-based Pacific Council on …

Hot Brand Out of DTLA Retail Picture? Banksy Swings on Broadway; Huizar’s Missing Money Trail; Ming Hsieh Confronts Caruso on USC’s Marshall Mess; Eye on Industrial

The much-ballyhooed arrival of tech accessories brand InCase to Downtown L.A. for its first-ever brick-and-mortar retail shop appears to be in question … Tarantino Word on the streets of OC and L.A. says that new leadership of InCase’s parent company Incipio Group—which is based in Irvine, and didn’t respond to …