Friday, April 11, 2008

Martha Groves Promoted To Editorial Column Writer At Los Angeles Times!

Former Metro news reporter is now writing an editorial column in the Metro section and her first editorial runs today. The beginning of her very well written column attacking a new condo project in Beverly Hills - starting with a particularly damning speculative first sentence - is below and the rest of her editorial is at the above link:

Beverly Hills approves condo project
A $500-million condo-hotel plan may also win City Council passage. Many residents are concerned about traffic congestion.
By Martha Groves
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

April 11, 2008

If you hate to sit in traffic at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards, prepare to discover your inner reserves of patience.

To the dismay of residents wary of overdevelopment, the Beverly Hills City Council has approved a high-rise condo and retail project for the eight-acre site of the defunct Robinsons-May department store.

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