Holiday Open Forum (12/27- )

By Dave Fratello | December 27th, 2009
Here's hoping all's well for you & yours, and a special thanks for hanging in there while MBC took a little unannounced holiday break.

Don't get the impression that 2010 will be a slow year here. Anything but.

We'll pick up the pace in earnest on Monday, but first, we knew it was time for a new "Open Forum."

Just one immediate topic of broader interest – the 360 South Bay development (El Segundo Blvd. @ the 405) is suddenly breathing again. Well, planned to breathe again in Feb. 2010.

The developers have been buying ads (including those faux news sections of the newspaper) and sprucing up their website (check out the quick cuts on the developers' website) to whip up interest in the unfinished resort condoplex-to-be.

All along, they're hyping the development's beach proximity.

Well, yes, it sounds funny from MB west of Sepulveda, but, in fairness, they're not all that far inland.

Kaye Thomas has an almost journalistic, indepth take on the development over at her blog, noting the many remaining obstacles to the project selling out. She's careful, but you'll easily see her long-running skepticism shine through.

What else is news? Or will be?

As always, use this "Open Forum" thread to post off-topic news clips, discussions, bowl game predictions (including, if you must, the Sun Bowl) and the like.

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