City leaders are considering making an old gas station in Silver Lake a historic monument. They only nominated it, however, when the property owner made plans to build a new apartment building. It’s one of several examples of historic preservation being used to foil real estate projects around the city.
The value of historic preservation v. new housing
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8 min, 59 sec
Did NBC block Ronan Farrow's Weinstein story because it didn't want to upset the movie mogul?
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