Hot properties hold business potential

first_imgThey call them “hot properties,” complexes with big footprints, prices and a past. It’s the future that now matters most, though. And they want to make sure a link to the past continues. “They” include Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Bud Ovrum and economic development and retention specialists from various San Fernando Valley groups. It’s part of a growing effort to preserve the region’s industrial enclaves and the jobs that build a bridge to a middle-class lifestyle. “There are some really big properties we’re concerned about. They have a lot of job potential or the potential of going sideways and you loose it,” said Smith. He organized a Business Growth Roundtable and so far it’s held two meetings. It’s an outgrowth of something that went sideways – Washington Mutual Inc. eliminating about 1,600 jobs at its big campus in Chatsworth – and something that may go right – European aircraft maker Airbus’ desire to expand its supplier base in the Valley. The hot properties list includes the former Los Angeles Times printing plant, the nearby Washington Mutual campus and the DeVry University campus at West Hills Corporate Pointe at Fallbrook Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard. “What’s the best use of the land? That’s what we have to be very vigilant about,” Smith said. Especially interesting is the Times property, a 26-acre site on Prairie Street between Winnetka and Corbin avenues. It includes a 250,000-square-foot building and has railroad access. The site has been attracting a lot of interest, including residential developers, said Trammell Crow Co.’s Brad Kohler, who is handling the listing. A residential or retail developer would bring the highest price but that is not likely to happen. Smith is opposed to that. Any sale is likely months away. Kohler suggests that the councilman will probably get his way. “The Times is very concerned about making sure what goes on that site is acceptable to the city of Los Angeles,” he said. The big Washington Mutual campus is in flux. Los Angeles-based IDS Real Estate Group, which has owned the property for about a year, has put it back on the market. It includes a 10-story, 230,000-square-foot office tower, two two-story office buildings and nine acres of developable land. Tom Bohlinger of CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. is marketing the property. He could not be reached for comment. But sources said a deal could be close. Smith said that the parcel comes with entitlements for another 10-story building. DeVry Inc. has also put its West Hills campus at 22801 Roscoe Blvd. on the market. Matt Hargrove, Ray Howden and Ned Franke of Cushman & Wakefield are representing DeVry Inc. in the marketing and disposition of the property. The company opened the campus in 1999 in a 106,190-square-foot building on 20.5 acres. The 80-acre site, where the DeVry campus is located, was first used for research and development in 1958 and eventually housed Hughes Aircraft’s Missile Systems operations. DeVry will relocate elsewhere in the Valley and some potential sites have already been identified, Hargrove said. This is one site that could see some residential use. “It could go so many ways,” Hargrove said. “It could be a mixed-use project that would include office, residential and a small retail component.” [email protected] (818) 713-3743 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgCill Chartha Notes 07.05.2012.The Bingo Jackpot will be €1,150 on 46 numbers next Sunday night as there was no winner this week . Some of winners were; Annie Deane €70, Paddy McShane €70, Gracie O’Hara €70, Brid Campbell €30, Tom Campbell €50, Mary McCloskey €80, Theresa Gallagher €40, John Cunningham €150.The LOTTO Jackpot this week will be €2400 as it was not won last week. The winning numbers were 7,8,14,15. Drawn prizes were €50 – Teresa Dolan, Keenaghan. €30 – Joanne Sweeney, Keenaghan. €20 – Rose McFadden, Towney. Lotto sellers this weekend-Sat 12th May :Kevin Campell. Mark McHugh, Noel McGinley and Paul O’Donnell,. Sunday sellers 13th May are: John Curran and Kevin Doogan. Items for submission to the Club notes as well as match reports can be forwarded to the PRO no later than Monday 4pm.Senior and Reserve Teams had convincing wins over Malin in the home leg preliminary round of the Chanpionship. The return leg will be on May 27th in Malin. Both teams are away to St Eunan’s on Sunday 13th of May. The Ladies team were unlucky not to get into the Final of Comortas Peil na Gaeltachta in Gaoth Dobhair losing by the narrowest of margins. Kilcar u12’s host Naomh Columba in the Go Games competition in Towney on Mon 14th May at 6.30pm. GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

It’s fun for all, and all for fun

first_imgThere are more smiles, more good-natured ribbing and players are having much more fun around UCLA these days, and it’s not all because the Bruins are 5-0 and ranked No. 12 in the nation entering Saturday’s game at Washington State. The early winning has created confidence, but the Bruins say their success goes deeper than results. Several players said more fun during the week carries over to better play on Saturdays. “We play together as a team more (than in 2004),” UCLA sophomore receiver Brandon Breazell said. “We’re more like a family this year. We’re together on and off the field. I see a lot more smiles. After guys make big plays, and we’re celebrating, there are teeth all over the field. It’s a good feeling.” Senior linebacker Spencer Havner, one of the team leaders, said UCLA’s better understanding of the importance of game-week preparation is a key reason. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s a product of staying focused in practice and getting all your work done, and you’re confident in what you’re doing in the game,” Havner said. “Then, mistakes don’t happen as much and you have fun. I remember (NFL quarterback) Brett Favre talking about it. You can be loose on game day as long as you prepared the week before, because it should be second nature.” Third-year Washington State coach Bill Doba noticed the difference watching game film. “I think the biggest thing is just their aggressiveness and they just seem to be having fun,” Doba said. “They seem to be flying around the football.” Wazzu injury update: Doba said he told reporters Thursday leading receiver Jason Hill was “doubtful” with a thigh bruise. Hill missed last week’s game against Stanford, but still leads Wazzu with 28 catches, 528 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions. Also, Cougars 6-foot-8, 300-pound defensive tackle Ropati Pitoitua, who missed training camp with a broken leg, returned to practice and could play 10 to 15 plays. center_img New security measures: Wazzu officials announced a change in postgame procedures, blocking off the walkway the visiting team uses to get to the locker room, which is a couple of hundred yards away from the field. The move comes in the wake of UCLA strong safety Jarrad Page telling the Daily News earlier this week fans shouted racial remarks at him during the Bruins’ 2003 visit. “When all visiting team personnel arrives at their locker room, we will open access to the sidewalks,” Wazzu assistant athletic director John David Wicker said. Odds and ends: UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said reserve tight end Matt Raney would make the trip in place of linebacker Kyle Bosworth, a special teams contributor out with a broken thumb. … Weather shouldn’t be a factor. The chance of rain is 10 percent, and temperatures will be near 65 degrees at kickoff. Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more