The plaintiffs in the case against the UCLA Grand Hotel have filed an amended brief. You can read it at the link below. There are actually two cases, one involving environmental and other matters and another regarding the tax issue. The environmental case will be heard in September. And there is legal skirmishing around the … Continue reading Dig a Deeper Hole?
We've all heard the expression about how hard it is to turn a battleship around. Giant ships moving forward have momentum to keep going in a straight line. But they can be turned around.Yesterday we posted about the Judge Cunningham case. It is symptomatic of a larger problem in Murphy Hall. What should have occurred … Continue reading Actually, battleships can turn around but it depends on the captain giving the order
As can be seen above, in the "cloud" on Google Earth the old parking structure #6 and the bus turnaround still are smack dab in the center of the UCLA campus. But in fact the great pit for the Grand Hotel is underway, as seen in the recent photos below:Unfortunately, if we want to be … Continue reading ‘Tis a Pit
In preparation, for the 3-day MLK holiday weekend, yours truly went by the grand site of the UCLA Grand Hotel. Who knows? In a year or two, you might get a 3-day holiday special deal there. Unless, of course, someone objects:
Visited the Grand Hotel site after an intersession hiatus. So far, the Grand Hotel seems to be mainly a Grand Hole where some remnants of parking structure #6 remain. It is a big Hole, however, and you could pour a lot of money into it. Not to worry, though. Even though the Grand Hotel will … Continue reading Grand Hole
We earlier blogged about the content of the UCLA Anderson Forecast that took place last week. But we also like to remind readers from time to time of the location. Sometimes the Forecast is in Ackerman. Sometimes it is in Korn Hall at Anderson. This time, it was at Covell. Note that these are all … Continue reading Location, Location, Location
Yours truly has been traveling out of town until yesterday. So he hadn't visited the site of the UCLA Grand Hotel for awhile. He did go by yesterday around 3:30 pm and took the photos above. All he saw was folks leaving. In fact, the gate was wide open (see the top two photos) to … Continue reading Coffee break at the Grand Hotel?
People keep noticing Berkeley's White Elephant money-draining stadium - one of the grand capital projects that the Regents routinely approve based on pretty slides and business plans offered by the campuses. Peter Schrag in the San Francisco Chronicle today ties the low graduation rates of Berkeley athletes with the stadium:...Fueling the... issue is the chronic … Continue reading Lessons from Berkeley’s White Elephant Stadium for UCLA, the Regents, and UC?
There have been worse landlord-tenant disputesFrom the Daily Bruin:A former UCLA employee reached an undisclosed settlement agreement with the UCLA Foundation Monday morning, the culmination of an eviction lawsuit brought forward by the university. In late October, the UCLA Foundation served Roselle Kipp with a lawsuit asking the court to evict Kipp from the boarding … Continue reading Eviction
It has been brought to the attention of yours truly that some of the links and embedding to earlier blog posts about the UCLA Grand Hotel (and other topics) no longer operate. Facebook has been used for such broken links, particularly as we go back in time, and Facebook seems to be not-so-good at maintaining … Continue reading Broken Links to UCLA Grand Hotel project