Mayor Garcetti Announces Findings of Civic Memory Working Group

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the findings of the Mayor’s Office Civic Memory Working Group’s final report, featuring 18 key recommendations for ways that Los Angeles can more accurately and appropriately commemorate triumphant and tragic moments in the City’s history.

“Los Angeles is a place where everyone’s story is welcome and everybody belongs, yet that spirit is too often lost in the way we pay tribute to our history, confront the pain of our predecessors, and learn from our darkest moments,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Today’s report is a call to action — a guide for how our city can commemorate and memorialize formative moments that have gone unrecognized, reshape our civic identity, and view our past as a window into the future.”

The Working Group, first welcomed by Mayor Garcetti to City Hall in November of 2019, comprises more than 40 leading historians, architects, artists, indigenous leaders, city officials, scholars and cultural leaders. Its report, titled Past Due: Report and Recommendations of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office Civic Memory Working Group, was produced as a 166-page print volume and an accompanying website at www.civicmemory.la.

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Actress Tallulah Willis Lists Her 1920s Hollywood Hills Home for $1.9M

By Kathryn M. 

Tucked away on a large corner lot in a coveted Los Angeles enclave, the charming residence features bright living spaces and a dreamy backyard oasis.

Actress Tallulah Willis is cutting ties with her sun-drenched home in Los Angeles. The youngest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore—who is newly engaged to her partner, Dillon Buss—acquired the three-bedroom residence in 2017 for $1,530,000. After treating the home to a stylish revamp, Tallulah is now parting ways with the dwelling, which she lovingly referred to as “a space made a home” in a recent Instagram post.

Built in 1924, the Spanish-style house sits on a spacious corner lot in the city’s sought-after Hollywood Dell neighborhood. Upon arrival, the formal entryway opens to a spacious living room with arched ceilings, original built-ins, and a double-sided central fireplace. Skylights and expansive picture windows flood the space with an abundance of natural light.

Steps away from the living room, an open-concept chef’s kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and a central island. Vibrant orange countertops pop against the surrounding white color palette. Large glass doors connect the space to the private backyard, which includes several open-air gathering areas situated across various well-landscaped tiers.

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Midcentury Modern Home of ‘Spongebob SquarePants’ Creator Sells in Bidding War to Billionaire

By James McClain

Well, that didn’t take long. Only a month after it first popped up for sale, the stunningly preserved San Marino home of the late Stephen Hillenburg has sold for about $5.1 million in an all-cash deal — an almost unbelievable $1.1 million more than the $4 million asking price and more than double what the “Spongebob SquarePants” creator paid for the place in 2006.

Records reveal the ferocious bidding war’s winner is Hong Kong-born billionaire Gerald Chan, a naturalized U.S. citizen who made his fortune in shopping malls and other real estate holdings in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and in private equity and venture capital investment stateside. In 2014, Chan and his brother Ronnie — who are together worth $2 billion, per Forbes — donated $350 million to Harvard University, the largest single donation in the school’s history up to that point.

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Deasy Penner Podley Welcomes Partner Jake Lazere

deasypennerpodley is excited to announce Jake Lazere as a new agent to our Pasadena family.

A licensed Realtor who is trained as an architect, Jake Lazere brings over a decade of experience in architecture to his real estate clients, ensuring that your home buying, renovating, and selling experience is guided by industry knowledge.

Jake has worked at respected Los Angeles architecture firms including Frederick Fisher and Partners and Koning Eizenberg where he gained a discerning eye for quality design and construction as well as a keen understanding of the regulatory processes of building. For residential clients as well as institutional ones including the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and Princeton University, he honed skills to assist clients in making difficult decisions to achieve their goals. Whether buying or selling, for the first time or as an astute investor, real estate transactions include many challenging decisions. Jake is here to simplify the process and help you feel confident in your decisions and enjoy the process.

Jake grew up in Southern California and love living in Los Angeles. This city features some of the most exciting residential architecture in the world – the homes from the turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts movement, the Hollywood-inspired storybook houses of the 1920s, the homes of the mid-century modernist boom, and the great contemporary architecture that is being designed and built today. What exists here is extraordinary, and he loves working with individuals to find distinctive properties and uncover their potential.

He holds a Master of Architecture from the Tulane School of Architecture, where he graduated with the award for design excellence and currently sits on the school’s alumni council.

Jake is passionate about design and can’t wait to embark on your real estate adventures with you.

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