In 2006 the market was being driven by the incredible availability of credit when just about anyone could get any loan to buy any house. Today, credit remains tight. And in 2006 investors bought to flip. Today, they buy to ...
Better Days: Leno and Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003.
Pacoima: Plane at Whiteman Airport, where control tower will close.
Top Dollar: Courtyard at the Commons.
Dragon Wheels: SpaceX capsule, which has parachute parts made in Camarillo.
Laughing Matter: Giggles CEO Joey Parsi during opening day at Topanga.
State of the Art: The new cardiac catheterization lab at Simi Valley Hospital.
No. 1: Offices of CDC Small Business Finance Corp. in Pasadena.
Breaking Barriers: Cher Munoz, president and owner of Zephyr Investment Management, at her company’s offices in Westlake Village.
Up in Smoke: CEO Richard Brent with listening device disguised as smoke detector at Louroe’s Van Nuys offices.
Bunny: What carrots?
Turning Heads: Barney Burman at office, with some of his handiwork.
Sounding Alarm: Roy Wiegand III at his home studio in Burbank.
Founders Irv Zuckerman, Jeff Zuckerman, Rodney Eckerman and Nicholas Eckerman.
The Future?: Empty line queue outside ‘Tonight Show’ studios.
New Digs: Headquarters on Agoura Road.
Jeffries: Star pothead.
Abandoned: A closed restaurant and parking lot are on site of planned hotel.
Clockwise from Top Left: Site of planned Pacoima Hotel; renderings of the architecturally distinctive lodging.