Is a new landmark coming to the Sunset Strip?

Is a new landmark coming to the Sunset Strip?
A rendering of a proposed development at 8150 Sunset Blvd., which has special designation under state law to speed up any environmental lawsuit (Rendering by Visualhouse)

Good morning. It is Tuesday, Oct. 25. With election day approaching, one out of three new voters in California is Latino. Here's what else is going on around the state.



New landmark

The project has been hailed as the new gateway to the Sunset Strip: Two residential towers, terraced gardens and a shopping center designed with dramatic glass sheets and jutting angles by Frank Gehry. But concerns about the size of the complex have made it a flashpoint in L.A.'s intense debate about growth. Los Angeles Times

The world is flat

California's economy could face major repercussions if trade deals with China change after the November election. Chinese money has seeped into almost every crevice of California's economy — inflating its cities' skylines, flooding amusement parks and shopping malls with tour groups, snapping up $1-million-plus homes with all-cash offers, and quietly rejiggering the power balance in Hollywood. Los Angeles Times

Bus safety

The driver of the tour bus that crashed Sunday, killing 13 people, had previous incidents in which his company was accused of negligence. But for customers who relied on him for cheap transportation to local casinos, he was helpful and kind. Los Angeles Times


Public vs. private: Examining the image problems — and other issues — that have prompted generations of wealthy Pasadenans to pick private schools over public ones for their kids. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bike safety: Work is beginning on a major revamping of Figueroa Street in downtown L.A. to make it friendlier to cyclists and pedestrians. How unfriendly it will become to cars is still up for debate. Curbed LA


Guide to the ballot box: Confused about all those propositions on the California ballot? Here's The Times' guide to all of them. Los Angeles Times

New tax: E-cigarettes aren't taxed the same way cigarettes are. But if Prop. 56 passes, they will be, and that means there will be an extra price hike on vaping. Los Angeles Times

A run for POTUS: Arnold Schwarzenegger said he'd run for president — if only he had been born in the United States. Adweek

Work of art: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump might be trailing in the polls in California, but artwork inspired by him is doing well. A naked likeness of the Republican presidential nominee, which appeared on Hollywood Boulevard in August, was sold for $22,000. Los Angeles Times


Campaign funds: How unlimited money gets into legislative races. And it's completely legal. Los Angeles Times


Suspicious fire: Riverside County sheriff's officials say that four of the five men who died at an adult-care facility in Temecula over the summer suffered gunshot wounds and that a fire at the facility appeared to be arson. The statement did not identify who was the alleged gunman. Los Angeles Times

Political rallies: Violence at a Donald Trump rally in San Jose earlier this year led to arrests and a few days of media coverage. But when the cameras left, things really got interesting for those involved. New York Times

A shooting: A shooter sprayed gunfire at a Madera police officer and a member of the public who was in the patrol car for a ride-along on Sunday. Los Angeles Times

More information: There's been a lot of talk about greater transparency in police shootings. But there is still much information left in the dark. San Francisco Chronicle

Officer's death: The death of an L.A. County Sheriff's Department sergeant may have been the result of a medical emergency, authorities say. The officer died while responding to a report of a stolen vehicle Monday. Los Angeles Times


Methane and smog: Tapping methane from decaying garbage in landfills and turning it into electricity was among California's earliest experiments in renewable energy. But to comply with a new regional rule, a Riverside County landfill has decided to shut down its generators and will simply flare the methane, sending tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Los Angeles Times

Rainy days: Southern California got a tantalizing taste of rain Sunday and Monday. A more serious storm is on the way for the end of the week. Los Angeles Times



Meme mastermind: Meet the Southern California man who has gained a huge following trolling Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "We have to think of a good hashtag, and we have to have all of our memes lined up." The New Yorker

Pastrami on rye: Is the Los Angeles deli dying? Another iconic one, Jerry's Famous Deli in Woodland Hills, is the latest to go. Daily News

Environmental planning: San Diego debates whether to fight climate change by creating much denser development in neighborhoods. San Diego Union-Tribune

Man's best friend: A Navy SEAL's long battle to keep his service dog when he returned to California from the war zone. Orange County Register


Sacramento will be rainy with a high of 69. It will be rainy and cloudy in San Francisco as temperatures reach a high of 68. Los Angeles will be cloudy and 75. Riverside will have a high of 79. San Diego will have low clouds and a high of 75.


Today's California Memory comes from John Giarelli:

"After listening to all my moaning and groaning about blizzards, ice storms and the general dreariness of winter in NYC, my best friend in WeHo said, 'OK, so stop complaining and move to LaLa Land already. I have the Jeep. We'll go to the beach. Everything will be fine.' So I moved to L.A. Every February, while walking my dogs through my Melrose neighborhood, I still think to myself, 'When is winter coming?' It never does."

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