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Old 12-18-2008, 12:56 PM   #101
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Under a bridge with the other homeless...
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:41 AM   #102
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I just moved to Bel Air. It's just a small 300 sq foot pool house that I'm renting for 985. In ANY other city in the country, this wouldnt even be worth 400 bucks a month. However, I get to live in the hills, away from the ghettos ( and I include all of LA and Santa Monica in that list ), and work is just a 20 minute drive away ( as opposed to the hour and a half or so that WAS my commute )
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:48 PM   #103
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"Ghetto" ? ... I don't think Santa Monica's that bad, there's certainly a huge homeless population with its own drug culture, there's the Armenian taxi mafia, there's still the remnants of a gang or two, and the pier's certaily a zoo on weekends ... but for the population density it's one of the "nicer" and safer places I've ever lived in my life.

Where else in the world can you see German tourists taking snapshots of a hobo who's simultaneously defecating and smoking crack less than a block from their $500 a night ocean view hotel? [not making that up!]

This said ... rents are definitely coming down ... the upper one bed across from me is on the market for $200 a month less than the exact same one bed beneath it rented for a year ago...
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:57 PM   #104
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"Ghetto" ? ... I don't think Santa Monica's that bad, there's certainly a huge homeless population with its own drug culture, there's the Armenian taxi mafia, there's still the remnants of a gang or two, and the pier's certaily a zoo on weekends ... but for the population density it's one of the "nicer" and safer places I've ever lived in my life.

Where else in the world can you see German tourists taking snapshots of a hobo who's simultaneously defecating and smoking crack less than a block from their $500 a night ocean view hotel? [not making that up!]

This said ... rents are definitely coming down ... the upper one bed across from me is on the market for $200 a month less than the exact same one bed beneath it rented for a year ago...
You sure they weren't paying this guy to take a dump?

They do like their scheisse videos.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:49 PM   #105
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It's my understanding that rent control is based on the age of the building, not its location. I haven't researched that, though.


Raven, there are two types of LA rent controlled buildings in the city of LA proper-

Buildings built before 1978 are under rent control such that after you move in, the landlord can only raise the rent 3 to 5% per year from the original rent in your first year's lease. (That percentage increase changes slightly every year depending on how the city council sets the rate.)

Between tenants, the landlord can raise the rent up to current market rate. So for example one of my old apartments was $575 a month when I got it. Was raised to $600 or so the 2nd year, then $630 or so the third year per the rent control rule. Then I left it, and the next guy after me was paying like $850.


There are some buildings under a later ordinance where the management can raise it 10% per year max. (I'm not sure how widely this applies, but the landlord has to disclose the applicable laws if you're hunting for a place.)

Santa Monica and some other cities have their own versions of this kind of rent control, but none of that is very helpful when you have to move in at the current rates, which are high. To move into LA on the cheap, your best bet is to move in with a roommate who's been in a rent controlled apartment for several years.


Also, it's worth mentioning that some areas around the city proper have NO rent control. When I lived in Pasadena, I had this hosebag landlord who neglected repairs, and jacked the rent up like 30% over about a year and a half. There was no stopping it other than one obscure rule which says anything over 10% jump requires 2 months written notice in Pasadena.

You just have to be careful to recognize that the odd patchwork of cities in and around LA has a variety of rent control rules.

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:15 AM   #106
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You sure they weren't paying this guy to take a dump?

They do like their scheisse videos.
Yeah I had to watch the the Kurt Kren (?sp?) videos too (in an experimental film class)-- a really good reason NOT to go to film school
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:17 PM   #107
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Don't be so snooty about ghettoes, heaven forbid you have to move into one because you're adversely affected by the hard times.

During the boom time, LA had a massive homeless population. It's got to be growing now, and if it isn't, it's because a lot of people are moving away. Los Angeles and California in general spend a lot less per capita on social services like medicaid. So if you lose your job and your insurance coverage runs out, let's just say things don't look good for you. (If you're diabetic you could lose a limb or something from lack of treatment).
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:45 AM   #108
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Venice Beach and a day pass on the Metro / Big Blue was all I needed.

I miss those days.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:15 AM   #109
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Metro rocks. but what did you when you got to Hollywood or trying to go to, say, Fox Studio / Lot?

cab? walk?



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Old 02-22-2009, 12:26 PM   #110
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Favorite LA neighborhood--Montana.
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