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Tuesday's Scoop: Historic Preservation Commission to Discuss El Mirador Makeover

The Commission will hold a public hearing regarding a possible condominium project for West Hollywood's historic El Mirador apartment building.

Greetings, and welcome to today's City Scoop. Here's what's happening Tuesday in West Hollywood:

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Commission is having a special meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 6 of . On the agenda is a Development Agreement and Rehabilitation Incentive request for the rehabilitation and restoration of the El Mirador building at 1302-1310 N. Sweetzer Ave. The Commission is requested to provide its recommendation on the project to the City Council, the final review authority for the proposed project.

Tuesday Burger Night at Comme Ca

David Myers' French brasserie on Melrose is serving up some delicious burgers this evening—from their $14 veggie burger, made with cashew and pine nuts, garbanzo bean, ajuwan-tomato jam on a tofu bun, to their more traditional Swiss melt burger, with Angus beef, gruyere cheese, mushrooms, butter lettuce, crispy onion rings, French fries, garlic aioli for $18.

Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival

The 8th annual film festival and symposium, funded in part by a grant from the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, continues in the Community Meeting Room at the new . Admission is $10. Call 818-749-6162 or visit www.lawomensfest.com for more information.

Tom Epperson Book Signing

The acclaimed novelist of The Kind One and screenwriter of such films as One False Move and The Gift will be discussing his newest thriller at this evening. According to the author event description, Sailor combines the "violence-soaked world of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men and the heroism of Jack Schaefer’s Shane." The event begins at 7 p.m.

The Forecast

The National Weather Service forecasts a high near 67 and a low around 53. West Hollywood will see sunny weather, partly cloudy by the evening, with calm wind, becoming southwest between 5 and 10 miles per hour.

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Daisy S March 27, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Yet another example of the City of West Hollywood failing to protect it's residents under rent control - City Staff: "recommending that the Planning Commission and City Council APPROVE the project" How many more people will loose their homes "protected" under rent control? Maybe enough people will wake up to the fact greed is prevailing under City Management & a Council who have forgotten why West Hollywood became a city in the first place.
joninla March 28, 2012 at 03:56 AM
i Believe that California passed a law which in effect made "rent control" no longer possibible in any city in the whole state. "Rent Stabilization" is all that is left to protect renters under whatever may be left from previous "rent controlled" cities. The problems with sustainable rent control are well researched and known. If the city has any concern for renters as they have stated from the beginning and even today, it was only a concern for getting all the renters votes with zero actual concern for the people/issues which the city is supposed to be all about. Don't fall for the non-stop rhetoric about the city protecting renters. The real issues over approving or denying project requests like the el mirador are all and only about the backroom deals the city tries to make. if a property owner won't participate in that kind of deal they are publicly made out to be the worst of the worst landlords who are abusing renters. That is more like the issues about the el mirador.

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