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Jewel's Catch One

Jewel's Catch One, a significant cultural anchor within Los Angeles' black LGBTQ community, was purchased from its original owner in November 2015.
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Long Beach Ordinance Revisions

On August 18, 2015 the Long Beach City Council rejected a proposed provision that would have allowed owners of historic properties to “opt out” of preservation. Instead council members voted 8-0 in support of “Version A” of the amended Cultural Heritage Commission Ordinance.
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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

USC is undertaking an ambitious project to renovate and preserve the historic Coliseum, the site of two Olympic Games and countless civic achievements.
Example of new overscaled house (on left) with large, front-facing garage, looming over the house next door and out-of-charater with the neighborhood. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Mansionization and Teardowns

After nearly three years of efforts by the Conservancy and many neighborhood advocates across the city, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 the L.A. City Council voted in unanimous support for the amended Baseline Mansionization and Hillside Ordinances (BMO/BHO).
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Pan American Bank

Pan American Bank became the second National Register-listed property in East L.A. in April 2017.
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Santa Anita Park

Significant alterations to the historic Chandelier Room were proposed in April 2013. Ultimately plans were revised to ensure the feel of the space remained, though some character-defining elements were impacted.
CEQA's consideration of aesthetics is especially important for districts and neighborhoods. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Senate Bill 743

Important changes were made in 2013 to legislation concerning the California Environmental Quality Act, one of the strongest legal tools for preservation in the state.
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Senate Bill 827

Proposed state legislation would have dramatically impaired older and historic neighborhoods.
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Terminal Island

This collection of industrial buildings tells important stories of our maritime, commercial, and Japanese American history.
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W. N. Caldwell Residence

A significant Beverly Hills residence designed by master architect Wallace Neff has been repeatedly proposed for demolition as a teardown.