Category Archives: Real Estate

Home Builder on Via Is Caught Trying to “Game the System,” City Responds

On March 22, a Circling the News reader sent photos and a note regarding a house under construction at 430 Via de la Paz: “The builder is apparently trying to game the City/Community by building up a flat pad by about … Continue reading

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The Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills Is Listed at More than $89 Million

Amalfi Estates Founder Anthony Marguleas is co-listing the Hearst Mansion at 1011 N. Beverly Dr., three blocks north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills for $89,750,000. “The Hearst Estate is anchored in American legend and is a one-of-a-kind home that … Continue reading

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Letter: Coastal Permit Invalid; Waiting City Response

(Editor’s note: The following letter was sent on March 28 and shared with Circling the News. Dersh had pointed out to the City in an earlier email that the building permit was issued in May 2016 and construction did not … Continue reading

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Highlands Eldercare Construction Has Resumed

Circling the News received the following notice sent to Tenants of the Miller Property on Palisades Drive on March 12: “The assisted living building construction will start up again Monday. The worst of the noise from drilling is over. On … Continue reading

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Palisades Civic League Meets Next Monday

The Pacific Palisades Civic League will meet via Zoom on Monday, March 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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Property Values in Venice Go Down

When someone purchases a home, the hope is that it will turn out to be a good real estate investment, in addition to providing a nice place to live. But in the Mansion section of the Wall Street Journal on March … Continue reading

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‘Granny Flats’ Are Now Permitted in Pacific Palisades; Here Are Some of the Requirements

Accessory Dwelling Units (more commonly known as “granny flats”) are now permitted in Pacific Palisades and across California. The state approved an ADU ordinance in January 2017, but accessory dwellings were forbidden in Very High Fire Severity Zones. Pacific Palisades … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: UNDERDOG Will Save the Day

Whenever Sweet Polly Purebreds (aka Palisades residents) are being victimized by developers, L.A. City Planning, the Planning and Land Use Committee and L.A. City Council, we sing “Oh where or where has my UNDERDOG [Mike Bonin] gone, oh, where oh … Continue reading

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Zoom Meeting for Controversial Topanga Lagoon Restoration Project 

California State Parks and the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains are seeking public input and suggestions to help plan the restoration of the Topanga Lagoon area. A virtual meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 … Continue reading

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Rick Caruso Lists Malibu Home for $40 Million

The Wall Street Journal reports that Rick Caruso, who has a primary residence in Brentwood, has listed his oceanfront home in Malibu for $40 million. The nearly 7,300-sq-ft. Cape Cod architectural style home features black-and-white marble-tiled floors that were the … Continue reading

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