All posts by Florent Mbesse

About Florent Mbesse

My name is Florent Mbesse, Originally from Gabon a small country in the West coast of Africa by the Atlantic Ocean. bordered by Cameroon and Congo and now a US naturalized with a dual Nationality. I have been leaving in Los Angeles for more than 30 years and have a good idea about the history of L.A. thru readings and personal experiences. The history of Greater Los Angeles describes the city of Angeles as being populated by about 18million people and 234 years old of age. what Los Angeles as a city has achieved in 234 years is impressive. when you realize los Angeles wasn't in existence when my home town of Libreville, Gabon was already inhabited by the Mpongwe and despite that fact, Libreville still has a population of about 800 thousand people. Impressed by these statics I thought it was my responsivity to relate the message to my brothers and sisters in Gabon the best way to develop a city with hope that one day some how some of the younger generation will have an opportunity to think big and embarque on the development of Libreville as well as Gabon and the reste of Africa. as the result, the main subject of this blog concentrate on the development of Los Angeles and it tourism.

The Wilshire Grand—LA’s tallest tower—opens today

The Wilshire Grand Center—which opens to the public today—narrowly eclipses the U.S. Bank Tower as the tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles. But what might stand out to Angelenos more than the height is the tower’s ornamental top.

It is the first Downtown high-rise to be built since Los Angeles City Hall in 1928 that will not have a flat roof. Instead, at its apex, is a glass “crown” and light-up spire that rises above the 73rd floor. It’s because of that unique, decorative roofline that Los Angeles is home to the tallest skyscraper west of Chicago. Continue reading

Who’s funding LA’s Olympics bid? Los Angeles Pres A devenir LA ville Des Olympic POur Les 11 Annees Qui Suivent

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June, 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.

LA 2024, Los Angeles’s Olympic bid committee, filed an annual tax return last week revealing the organization’s largest donors, including many recognizable figures in the local sports and entertainment landscape.
The filing comes hot on the heels of a recommendation from the International Olympic Committee’s executive committee all but assuring that Los Angeles will host the Olympic games in the next 11 years.
As what once appeared to be something of a long shot bid for the games looks increasingly likely to succeed (whether the city hosts in 2024 or 2028), greater attention has been paid to the privately funded bid itself. continue reading

Mack Urban’s Tower Rises in South Park

Construction has progressed more than 10 stories above ground at Mack Urban’s 38-story tower in South Park, nearly one year after breaking ground at the corner of 12th Street and Grand Avenue.
The project, which is the second phase of a $1.2-billion development with AECOM Capital, is creating 512 residential units, 10,000 square feet of retail space and parking for 752 vehicles.  At completion, the building will rise to a peak height of 490 feet when accounting to a planned rooftop spire. Continue reading 

First Look at Onni’s Upcoming Hollywood Tower. Just Another Tower Coming to Hollywood Soon

Onni Group is expanding its Los Angeles area building spree to Hollywood, per an environmental report published today by the Department of City Planning.
The Canadian firm’s latest project calls for the construction of a 21-story tower at 1360 N. Vine Street, creating 429 residential units, parking for 677 vehicles and upwards of 60,000 square feet of pedestrian-oriented commercial space.  The proposed development would allow for either office space or a grocery store, in addition to neighborhood-serving commercial uses. Continue reading

Lakers Nation. Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball Then Coach Luke Walton Declare he Was The one Player We Wanted all Along, And Lavall BAll Guarantee The Lakers To Make The Playoff This Coming Season

Lakers nation  If I was Magic Johnson, I will Resend the D Angelo Trade just to give the Lakers Nation a chance to see what Lonzo Ball and D Angelo can do together on the back court as  The message has been sent to D Angelo  already  put your act  together or you  will be traded at no cost If the Lakers have to.  Continue to read.

Lakers Nation. Magic Johnson Just Traded The Number 2 Pic In D Angelo for The Number 27 Pic In This Draft

Lakers Nation, It is not about trading D Angelo but  About Trading D Angelo for a better player or at least for an equal value. I have a hard time understanding how a number 27 pic could serve the Lakers better than the number 2 pic. people keep saying the reason was to get rid of the Lakers Hughes contract mistake of Mozgov. The only problem with this trade they took the 22 million contract from the Nets in Brook Lopez which is more than the mozgov contract if you look at it  on a one  year basis. Meaning they probably are going to keep him for one year and let him go or resign him for a contract more than 22 million I suspect. He may be an upgrade but what good does it do the Lakers if he is not going to be here next year. Mozgov deal was 16million. so in other words you will probably let him walk unless you willing to pay another big contract to some one that never made the Net anything but  the last team in the league. do not expect him to make the Lakers a playoff team. at the end of the day the Lakers has traded D Angele for a number 27 pic. that is horrible when the could have waited until next year to do so. He  basically gave the Angelo for nothing. I wanted to see how the team of Ingram, D Angelo, ball Julius Randle would have performed now It will never happened. How Sad. 3 number 2 players  is now down to two almost to one had the reported king trade refused by the king was accepted. I have a hard time understanding the chance of a number 27 outperforming the number 2. The Problem with the Jordan and the Magic of the world, They want to see players becoming Like them on the first Draft any thing less than that is a failure and should not be kept. I wont be surprise if he trade a hell of every body in the current Lakers roster except Ingram due to a lack  of expectation.   I was expecting the Lakers to use that on the Paul George Trade if anything but a number 27 pic. Indiana is not accepting a bench number 27 or 28 for Paul George are you kidding  me ? contrary to what people seem to call it a B trade. I call it an F trade unless otherwise proven.   I do not see how a 27 pic can be better than a number 2 pic. That is just too much of the chance to take. If this one turn out to be a miscalculation , it will have a grave consequences to the Lakers rebuilt. This fast trigger pulling may turn out to be a disaster. Years of time wasting. Paul George at 28 years old and LeBron 33 years old  by the time they reach the Lakers if they ever coming  with a bench of 27 pics hardly will be the answer for the golden state warriors unless they are expecting to bring more than that

 

 

 

Analysis | 76ers are trading up for Markelle Fultz, and Celtics are taking giant leap of faith

Clearly The NBA Habit is changing with time. It used to be , the last thing you want to do make a team in your conference great to challenge your team. By boston giving Fultz to Philadelphia clearly they are making that team  much better to challenge them in the east.  I will be surprised if next year the Lakers tank   to try to get to the same spot as the last two years as it will not do them any good. so this time around they have no choice but try to do better if not make the playoff. How many numbers one players do a team needs to become great unless you want to use all those number one choices to get a great player. Jimmy battle although a good player I do not know if LeBron stays in the east will help them past them because you know LeBron will try to improve that team next year. now if LeBron decide to leave as all speculation has been running hot boston will become the goat in the east regardless. by making Philadelphia   great  any thing can happened. Can you Imagine Hambiid, Fultz, Simmons    and so and so in the same team next year. we are talking about 3 number ones with tallent trying to match their assets  and who is helping them , the team they may challenge in the east. Danny Ainge may just pray god that Philadelphia doesn’t become better than Boston the few years to come. That will be something for the boston fans to digest and I do not think it will seat well if that is the case . On top of it there is no Guarantee the Lakers will not jump on Jackson since they seem to be intrigued by him too although I think they will not pass on ball.  Continue to read

Although the 2017 NBA playoffs didn’t offer much drama, the 2017 NBA Draft already has seen its share of fireworks.The Boston Celtics reportedly agreed on Friday to trade the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft to the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 3 pick and a future first-rounder, as first reported by TNT's David Aldridge and Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is expected to be finalized on Monday.With the future of the NBA potentially in the balance after this move, you’re probably looking for a little bit of clarity — and we have you covered. Here are four things you need to know about this blockbuster draft deal.

 

Lakers Nation: To My Opinion, It will be hard on The Lakers to Pass on Lonzo Ball

I cannot Imagine the Lakers passing on the skills exhibited on this video . may be there is more to it  that I do not know   but out of shape can be easily fixed. Much has been said about ball shooting method. the man can create separation and shoot it from Downtown LA. defense is teachable specially when signs are there. Well The Philadelphia sixes had  a chance to grab Brandon Ingram last year who was willing to play for some one who likes him regardless instead they  concentrated on a Player who probably didnt even want to play for them and hasn’t play since then. You cannot force unwillingness    on yours self and I cannot imagine how another team can force to take Lonzo Ball when his father is saying dont even try it . I cannot imagine any other team dealing with Lonzo Ball  father antics. That will be something else.  hard to Imagine . It may look like a war zone after all. Didn’t I tell  you not to draft my son? What were you thinking.

Lakers Nation: A Reminder of The Lakers Last Parade In 2010. It has Been 7 Years Long. How Much Longer Can The Lakers Nation Afford To Wait

This Represent the Lakers last victory parade in 2010. How Much Longer can the Lakers Nation wait? We are started to become impatient specially when you think of the Golden Warriors being in their 20 and the best team in the league. We just cannot afford to mess it up this time around . All these rumors going around some bad some goods. I hope the bad one are untrue and the good one are true. Just a reminder. Do not mess it up. I hope you are doing your home work.    You let Jerry go to the clippers, I hope you have a better Plan. We always think of the Lakers as family who takes care of their own.