First, Millennium Towers in Hollywood, now Casden West LA: two major developments touted as helping LA to grow up have been scaled down. Have community values prevailed over wretched excess or has "smart growth" taken another hit from "NIMBYism?" We hear our latest debate on what's best for LA's urban future. Also, we've all looked up at the Goodyear Blimp hovering majestically over the Rose Bowl, Dodger Stadium and the Coliseum. We get a report from ground level.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, President Obama has arrived in Senegal with plans to visit Tanzania and South Africa. We'll hear about America's changing relationship with a continent of vast diversity—about economic growth, democracy and Obama's reputation.
Banner image: Casden West LA's rendering of the Sepulveda shops entrance adjacent to the Expo Line station.