Category Archives: Real Estate

Bill Bruns Discusses Importance of the Business Block Building

(Editor’s note: My story about last week’s Design Review Board meeting (“TOPA Presents Plan to ‘Refresh’ the Historic Business Block Building in Town’s Center”) generated dozens of responses on Nextdoor Palisades as residents passionately defended the prominent “Pink Building” in … Continue reading

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TOPA Presents Plan to ‘Refresh’ the Historic Business Block Building in Town’s Center 

The historic Business Block Building, located on Sunset and Antioch at Swarthmore, was built in 1924 when the town was just two years old, and was declared an L.A. City Historic Building in 1984. On Wednesday night this year, the building’s … Continue reading

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Opponents File an Appeal Regarding the Proposed Highlands Eldercare  Facility 

On July 14, an appeal was filed in Superior Court regarding construction of an eldercare facility on Palisades Drive in the Highlands. The appeal is based in part upon objections that the proposed building is larger than allowed by code. … Continue reading

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PAPA Announces Fourth of July Home Decorating Contest Winners

The town’s patriotic theme this year was Celebrating a Different Kind of 4th and the annual home decorating contest, sponsored by Joan Sather and Susan Montgomery, was also different. The two realtors, who work at Sotheby’s, usually ask businesses in town … Continue reading

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City Will Not Delay Hearing Tomorrow for Development at Jack-in-the-Box Location

City Planner Nick Vasuthasawat wrote Pacific Palisades Residents Association President Sarah Conner on June 26, refusing to change the July 6 hearing date for the proposed development on the former Jack-in-the-Box site on Sunset Boulevard, near Vons and PCH. Conner had asked … Continue reading

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Realtor Michael Edlen Contributes to the LAFD Foundation

Pacific Palisades realtor Michael Edlen contributed to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation this past year. He received a letter from the foundation’s development director Tara Gurlides, who wrote: “I wanted to share the attached document that outlines how your … Continue reading

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Googie Architecture Captured the Spirit of the ‘50s

By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor Photos: Steve Loeper Googie, the futuristic commercial architecture seen on everything from coffee shops to gas stations across mid-century Los Angeles, perfectly captured the city as it evolved into a car-oriented, decentralized metropolis. … Continue reading

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City Planning to Hear Revised Plans for Jack-in-the-Box Location, but the PPRA Requests a Delay

Palisades residents discovered that City Planning will hear the revised plans for the proposed 5-story, mixed-use building/apartment at 17346 Sunset, the site of the former Jack-in-the-Box, on July 6. In August 2019, the Pacific Palisades Community Council wrote that the proposed … Continue reading

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Civic League to Review Residential Construction Plans Via ZOOM on June 22

The Pacific Palisades Civic League will meet electronically, via ZOOM, on Monday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. because of the current stay-at-home, social distancing edicts. (The meetings are generally held the fourth Monday of each month.) This is the perfect opportunity … Continue reading

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Contact State Sen. Ben Allen about SB 902, Before the Appropriations Committee Votes on June 18

Some people have speculated that one of the reasons that Los Angeles has not been hit as hard with Covid-19 as New York City is because of the lower housing density.  State Senator Scott Weiner is trying to change that … Continue reading

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