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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

May 21, 2012 Downtown News 5 The Super Fantastic Mayor’s Race Quiz! Money! Anagrams! More Money! How Much Do You Know About the Contenders To Replace Antonio Villaraigosa? by Jon RegaRdie g) Freakin’ awesome h) Echo Parkian i) All of the above and whatever else is not represented by any other candidate executiveeditoR T he 2013 mayor’s race has been underway for more than a year already. Four principal candidates are raising money and making waves, a fifth was raising money but recently dropped out, and 3) Jan Perry is ( pick all that apply): a) The greatest Ninth District council rep ever b) Being foolishly underestimated by some race observers two other potential entrants are biding their time on the sidelines. The question is, with election day arriving on March 5, 2013 ( the runoff, if necessary, would be May 21), how much do you know about those who hope to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa? c) Dude, did you see how Herb Wesson whacked her and Bernard Parks in the redistrictin...

Publication Title: La Downtown News
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

6 Downtown News May 21, 2012 d) Antonio Villaraigosa e) Stop laughing at the last one f) Really, no one wants his endorsement? g) Golly 17) Match the candidate ( or former, so long, was nice that you were here candidate) with the line on their official website. Quiz a) Austin Beutner b) Eric Garcetti c) Wendy Greuel d) Kevin James e) Jan Perry Continued from page 5 won their primary outright? a) Perry 12) Zev Yaroslavsky has not decided yet if he is running. At least publicly. If he does run, who will he hurt the most? a) Kevin James b) Wendy Greuel c) Jan Perry d) Your mama b) Garcetti c) Neither d) Both 1)“ Good government does get things done for people. The government can work if you know what you are doing.” 2)“ I am proud to carry the outsider torch and will work tirelessly to fix our city.” 9) Which candidate ( or ex-candidate) had raised the most money by Dec. 31, according to documents filed with the City Ethics Commission? a) Austin Beutner b) Eric Garcetti c) Wendy Greuel...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

May 21, 2012 Downtown News 7 A Piece of the Action PNK I Group, a Hollywood-based hotel developer and operator, is looking to break ground this year on a hotel venture at 419 S. Spring St., where the company has held a lease since 2007. PNK, which develops and operates primarily mid-market hotel brands such as Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn, has not finalized its financing, said company president Jay Kumar. The group is in advanced negotiations to bring a Cambria Suites to the vacant building, Kumar said. The brand, a division of Choice Hotels, is oriented toward business travelers. The company imagines a hotel where the rooms would mimic the residential loft aesthetic of the neighborhood. The project is tied in to Historic Core developer Izek Shomof’s effort to turn the adjacent Title Insurance Building into 250 condominiums. The Latest Information on 68 Downtown Projects by RichaRd Guzmán, Jon ReGaRdie and Ryan VaillancouRt H. Hellman building at Fourth and Spring streets and plans t...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

8 Downtown News May 21, 2012 opment represents a downsized version of Astani’s previously planned 875-condominium development. Angelena does not have a firm timeline, but a 240-unit phase would come first. No budget information has been released. Plans include retail space suitable for a grocery store. At astanienterprises. com. Projects Continued from page 7 ground in June and for construction to take 16 months. Linear City, which created the Arts District’s Biscuit Company and Toy Factory lofts, paid $ 6.8 million last year for the sevenstory structure. The project, which will create 92 apartments, is estimated at $ 15 million. Plans call for taking the horizontal platforms, which jut out a few feet from the façade at every level, and turning them into balconies. Apartments will measure 800-1,000 square feet. Designed by William Pereira, the 1973 building rises on Sunset Boulevard, just north of Downtown and west of Chinatown. At linear-city. com. The sleek black South Park edific...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

May 21, 2012 Downtown News 9 Architect’s "Hi-. Join Gensler, Zimmer Gunsal Frasca, AECOM, Rottet Studios and SAA at Downtown’s Quintessential Address for Architectural Firms. CITY NATIONAL PLAZA Tower floors of 27,000 sf Available Now Breathtaking Views and Spectacular Finishes from the Center of Downtown LA AMENITIES INCLUDE: Concierge Services • Valet Parking • Shuttle Service with convenient access to LA Live, Union Station, Civic Center and Federal Courthouses • Direct access to the finest dining, retail and more For leasing information, Lalo Diaz, VP Leasing 213.613.1900 Download our FREE iPhone/ iPad app from iTunes www. citynationalplaza-la. com Aerie __ !P-B^* li * B,—^ 111 r __ — — — ~ I x. i J3 111 m !S! 2B8W!!"!'!! ! "■■■■■■" '" 11 1 SP

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

10 Downtown News May 21, 2012 The 300,000-square-foot Chinatown Gateway at Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue is on track and scheduled to open in 2013, said Allison Geiman, a development associate for developer Equity Residential. The six-story building broke ground last year. The project will create 280 studio, one-and two-bedroom apartments, along with 18,000 square feet of retail. Located at 639-643 Cesar Chavez Ave., the project is being designed by Thomas P. Cox Architects and will include a plaza, 17-foot wide sidewalks and a 588-car subterranean garage. Chinatown Gateway was originally announced six years ago with two additional development partners, and in 2007 the cost was estimated at $ 90 million. The project then stalled. The other developers are no longer involved and no new price estimates have been announced. Duke Cook, SRO senior project manager. All apartments will be efficiency units with an average size of 300 square feet. The project will aim for LEED ( Leadership...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

May 21, 2012 Downtown News 11 URbAN INvESTMENT GRoUP Downtown Los AngeLes Conversion & sALe trAnsACtions CONVERSION FOR LEASE 425 W. 11TH STREET ± 78,500 SF CREATIVE OFFICE CONVERSION FOR LEASE CONVERSION FOR SALE CONVERSION FOR SALE CONVERSION SOLD 207 S. BROADWAY ± 60,000 SF CREATIVE OFFICE 1060 S. BROADWAY ± 83,600 SF LAND AVAILABLE FOR SALE LAND AVAILABLE FOR SALE 2515 W. OLYmpIC BLVD ± 52,530 SF DEVELOpmENT OppORTUNITY 1111 W. SUNSET BLVD ± 110,184 SF ENTITLED FOR 92 RESIDENTIAL UNITS CbRE URbAN INvESTMENT GRoUP 1106 S. BROADWAY ± 107,200 SF For more information, please contact: 806 & 810 GARLAND AVE ± 24,000 SF ENTITLED FOR 18-STORY TOWER MICHAEL SHUSTAK Senior Vice President T 213.613.3338 michael. shustak@ cbre. com ANDREW TASHJIAN Associate T 213.613.3024 andrew. tashjian@ cbre. com CHRIS CARAS Senior Vice President T 213.613.3303 chris. caras@ cbre. com PHILLIP SAMPLE Senior Vice President T 213.613.3301 phillip. sample@ cbre. com

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

12 Downtown News May 21, 2012 eatery called Bestia at the site. It is expected to debut in the fall. Bread Lounge, a bakery, is slated to open this month. Linear City is in negotiations with another restaurant operator to take over a commercial space in the third building. At linear-city. com. and Spring streets, said Monica Valencia, a spokeswoman for First District Councilman Ed Reyes. She said the developer, which had been recommended by the CRA after a public bidding competition, continues to look for funding for the project. Detailed plans for Blossom Plaza have not been released, but a Forest City official previously stated that it would likely be similar to what original developer Larry Bond had in place. Those plans have already gone through the entitlement process. They call for a mixed-use development with more than 200 residential units, 20% of them dedicated to affordable housing, in two towers. The budget had been set at $ 165 million. The project would also have create...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

May 21, 2012 Downtown News 13 revive Broadway, has seen some major gains in the last six months, with the opening of several restaurants and the announcement of other projects. In March Umamicatessen, which contains six different restaurant concepts under one roof, opened at 852 S. Broadway, and the Downtown outpost of Two Boots Pizza debuted this month at 828 S. Broadway. Additionally, the Los Angeles Brewing Company, a 7,000-square-foot bar and restaurant, came online in April at 750 S. Broadway. In early 2013 a Ross Dress for Less is expected to open at 719-725 S. Broadway, and Oregon-based Ace Hotel is working on plans to bring a 180-room boutique hotel to the United Artists Theater at 933 S. Broadway. Also in the works for the street is the French restaurant Figaro Bistro, which will fill a former cafeteria space at 618 S. Broadway. Huizar launched Bringing Back Broadway four years ago, and a sign district for the street is in the works; it would aim to preserve and reactivate ...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

14 Downtown News May 21, 2012 Projects In March the Metro board of directors was presented with the final streetcar route recommendation. The selection of the route clears the way for the start of the environmental review process, which could take up to a year; the environmental study is necessary to get federal funding for the project. The path calls for the streetcar to travel south on Broadway from First Street to 11th Street, turn west to Figueroa Street and go north to Seventh Street. It would then head east on Seventh to Hill Street and go north to First Street. It would end on Grand Avenue near MOCA and Eli Broad’s coming art museum. The exact stops have not been determined. The project is estimated at $ 106 million and officials with the nonprofit Los Angeles Streetcar Inc. expect to apply for $ 60 million in Federal Transit Administration Small Starts funds this year. Additionally, officials are working on plans to ask area stakeholders to pay for approximately half of the ...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

May 21, 2012 Downtown News 15 gardens, and the 1913 Garden, featuring flowers and pollinators blooming year-round. The entire campus is expected to open in June 2013, in time for the centennial of the NHM. In December, the museum will open Becoming Los Angeles , a 14,000-square-foot permanent exhibition that will look at 500 years of local history. It is part of the NHM’s seven-year, $ 135 million transformation that includes the Dinosaur Hall, the most prominent element of the upgrade. That debuted last summer. At nhm. org. In March, crews finished a three-level parking facility and began work on the $ 100 million museum known as The Broad. The garage, which will hold space for 370 cars, extends from lower to upper Grand Avenue, which will allow the facility housing philanthropist Eli Broad’s 2,000-piece contemporary art collection to have a street level entrance across from the Colburn School and MOCA. The museum being designed by the New York film Diller, Scofidio + Renfro is on ...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

16 Downtown News May 21, 2012 met coffee house La Mill Coffee and Hollywood’s Loteria Grill. Ultimately there will be about 18 restaurants in the complex. The project is being designed by Gensler. ture a 174-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 218-room Residence Inn by Marriott in the same 23-story building. The 373,000-square-foot development just north of the Projects 1,001-room J. W. Marriott/ Ritz-Carlton hotel was spurred by Homer Williams, who previously developed the Eleven, Luma and Evo condo complexes in South Park. The development is being funded by Seattle-based American Life Inc. The project that will create more than 800 construction jobs and provide nearly 12,000 square feet of meeting space is slated to open in the summer of 2014. Continued from page 15 he is updating the famous cafeteria on the ground level without altering its historic character; the street-level renovation will anchor the first phase of the project, which will also include the addition of a“ neighborh...

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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

May 21, 2012 Downtown News 17 developer in the Historic Core, submitted plans last year for a 500-space parking garage on Spring Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. The firm is in the process of securing city approvals for the six-level structure, which would serve residents of Downtown Management’s three nearby apartment buildings as well as the public. A budget has not been released, though a groundbreaking is expected this summer, said firm vice president Greg Martin. The project has proved controversial because it would block rear-loading access to Broadway’s Roxie, Arcade and Cameo theaters, which for years have operated as swap meets. Theater preservation advocates say restoring the venues would require rear-loading access. Downtown Management owns the theaters. also move into the new building. Architecture firm Ware Malcomb is overseeing the design, while Millie and Severson is handling construction. weekend. The second phase of the project, which will extend the line fro...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

18 Downtown News May 21, 2012 2012 RESIDENTIAL DOWNTOWN DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL <4 Join the Best Community Re-purposed 1920s Building Wows In Downtown Buyers TENTEN Wilshire: The Only Place Where Living, Working and Playing Is Just a Suitcase Away Alta Lofts in Lincoln Heights Is More Than 80% Sold T ENTEN Wilshire is the ideal place for business-minded individuals to live, work and play. Whether you are a working professional, entrepreneur, travel manager or relocation specialist, TENTEN Wilshire provides the perfect blend of amenities and necessities to make your decision an 227 fully furnished luxury suites in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. At TENTEN Wilshire, all suites are designated live/ work, so conducting business from home in a professional manner just became possible. A lta Lofts in Lincoln Heights offers a unique residential opportunity that today’s buyers are embracing. Alta Lofts is a 1920s adaptive reuse building that blends its original archit...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

20 Downtown News May 21, 2012 world, including the 110, 10, 101 and 5 freeways, Downtown Los Angeles, home to major legal, financial and telecommunications companies, is also a center for the entertainment, textile, jewelry and fashion industries. Just two blocks from TENTEN Wilshire is the 7th Street/ Metro Center, which offers easy access to Los Angeles’ subway system instantly connecting you to Long Beach, Hollywood, Pasadena, LAX and more. Union Station, the access point to Los Angeles’ rail system, is also nearby. With neighbors like the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Exposition Park and the Staples Center, additional entertainment and recreational activities are available year round. L. A. Live, a 4 million-square-foot sports and entertainment district, offers many exciting venues and restaurants as well. TENTEN Continued from page 18 thermostats for optimum cooling and heating. TENTEN Wilshire received the award for“ Best Rooftop in Downtown Los Angeles.” Inspired by luxury resort...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

May 21, 2012 Downtown News 21 Tavira House It’s a living experience that must be seen firsthand — just contact the Tavira House Sales Center to schedule a personal tour. The Tavira House Sales Center is open Friday-Tuesday from 11 a. m. to 6 p. m. by appointment, and located at 10639 Woodbridge St., # 101 ( between Lankershim & Cahuenga), in Toluca Lake. Is Now Over 50% Sold Prices at Tavira House start in the high $ 400,000s and the community is FHA approved, giving buyers access to rates as low as 3% with just 3.5% down. Spanish Colonial Residences Are Just a Convenient Commute Away For more details, visit Live­ TaviraHouse. com or contact the sales team at ( 818) 755­0003. T avira House brings spacious homes and luxurious amenities together with a convenient and commutable location. It’s quickly become one of the most sought-after communities in Toluca Lake and is already more than 50% sold. Visit today and don’t miss this opportunity to call it yours. Downtown, it’s ...

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

22 Downtown News May 21, 2012 Cultural Connection Parkview The Towers Deliver a Rich Downtown Experience Continued from page 21 D owntown Los Angeles: Here, the living experience goes unmatched anywhere in the West. It’s a lifestyle richly embellished with art, music and the cultural events that make headlines. Downtown breeds success, housing promi- porary solariums and angular rooms as exciting as the property’s unique exterior styling. tain that functions as another gathering space for residents. Additionally, there is a“ Victory Garden” and potting shed to allow for horticultural pursuits as well as a workshop for the do-it-yourselfers to fix or create things. Grand Tower’s sensuous granite exterior distinguishes this landmark development as the address that reflects success. The 24hour manned lobby provides impressive passage to spacious apartment homes with balconies and a rooftop pool, spa and fitness center with beautiful mountain and city views. Adjacent to the renowned Cal...

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

May 21, 2012 Downtown News 23 Major Properties Targets Housing only selling residential units but also leasing apartments and condominiums. “I said, ‘ Wow, I have a lot of clients that own a lot of that New Residential Brokerage Arm to Take on Downtown Lofts and Condos product. I think there is something we could do here,’” he recalled.“ With the next cycle around the corner, this is a ground-floor opportunity.” Luster said the residential business will serve the needs of Major Properties’ existing clients, and that will likely entail handling transactions outside of Downtown on behalf of clients. The new division will be centered in the area. Of course, the housing market is still on shaky ground, slowing Downtown’s emergence as a vibrant residential community. But Silver said investors, spurred by low interest rates, have re-entered the market, buying condos and leasing them as Realty Inc. residential broker Laura Silver, who has worked Downtown specializing in lofts and condo sal...

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 21 May 2012

24 Downtown News May 21, 2012 2012 The Ritz-Carlton Residences at Gas Co. L. A. LIVE Announces New Sales Continued from page 23 rounding neighborhood also features a pharmacy, a post office, an outdoor shopping mall, Staples Center and L. A. Live. Fifty-Nine Residences Have Closed Escrow, Representing Over $ 100 Million in New Sales With such a multitude of choices within walking distance, it is difficult to decide which restaurant to dine at. The Metro is a block away, making it a breeze to be in Orange County or North Hollywood in less than an hour. T he Ritz-Carlton Residences at L. A. LIVE, the 54-story, luxury-branded residences in Los Angeles’ most vibrant and desirable location, has released new sales figures. The Residences, part of the AEG-developed and operated L. A. Live Location, location, location! It is one of the most important things to consider when moving to a new home. Located directly in the center of Downtown Los Angeles, Gas Company Lofts is part of South Villa...

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