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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.

Lakers Nation. The Los Angeles Lakers came close to Giving Away A Game Already Won. Leading by 8 Points With 32 Second to Go. A Learning Experience

Lakers Nation . The Lakers were leading by 8 points with 32 second to go . Instead of running the clock down Ingram will take a bad shut early as the result Phoenix will score on the other side with free throw given for 3 points . Lopez  will miss 1 free throw and score one . and Phoenix will score another 3 pointer to bring the score down to 2 points after Ingram  miss one free throws and score one .   The Lakers will commit a fool again to put them on the line  Lucky they missed the first free Throws and the Lakers forget to box out the free throws shooter who almost tide the game before the clock run out. Those are the growing pain the Lakers Nation are going to have to live . I thought against the Clippers I saw Lonzo ball trying to help Ingram on the floor while the other team is scoring the other side on a 5 on 3 . Lonzo Play a great game. That Boy can score rebound and pass the ball . He almost had a triple double . He is going to be great. I do not know why he thinks he should only shoot 4 times while the team is loosing badly. I guess some one had to criticize him for playing bad for him to decide to prove people wrong. That boy is a teaser.

Ball’s second act is superb in Lakers’ win over Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 20: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball under pressure from Eric Bledsoe #2 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Lakers defeated the Suns 132-130.

Lakers Nation: Watching The Lakers play Last Night Few Words comes in Mind. Inexpirience, Not used to Each Other, Defense, Unable to Shoot Free Throws. Randle Lost In The Mix and Finally Lonzo The Cool Boy. We Need To Give Them Time

Lakers Nation  there is a big difference between showing off your nice work during the NBA time off . Those pictures makes them look in good shape but does it translate to the game it self . Watching that first game with the Clippers obviously not. For the past few years, the Lakers team has exchanged players years after years as the result it  clearly shows a bunch of Guys with a lack of cohesiveness playing pick up games at Venice Beach with a relax Lonzo ball  and a Randle who is not pleased with playing from the bench. Mr. Ball, Welcome where  the big boys play. Pretty soon You are going to have to wake up and smell the coffee. At the end of the day , it is only a first game with a lot of learning. They need time and I hope unless they brings in 2 max players as promise, the team will need to concentrate on experience of playing together rather  exchanging the all team every year except few young core. It takes a long time for a team to come together and exchanging them every year for the same quality doesn’t help that much as the result, Lonzo ball revolution will not happen overnight

Blake Griffin #32 of the LA Clippers drives between Larry Nance Jr. #7 and Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers to score during the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers home opener at Staples Center on October 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

 

 

Lakers Nation: The Los Angeles radio station ESPN 710 Argument Of The day Kelvin VS Marcellus. The Choice Between Winning A Champoinship And Being An All Of Famer without a Champoinship

Lakers Nation to start things off. there basically  never been an argument involving a lot of people  where  100 percent of the people will be on one side and zero percent on the other side . there will always be differences even when the matter is so obvious. so the way society separate winners from looser is by using percentage. So before we go any further let me remind you that a pole of these discussions were taken and it went in the favor of a championship 59 % with that clearly most people have chosen winning a championship a better choice.

Now let elaborate. The principal reason of having a league are to entertain,   win a championship and eventually  make money. Have you ever heard of those winning championships being criticize in a negative way for winning championships. the Horry of the world , the fisher of the world despite not being part of the all of fame all you here about theme is their nice resume of helping teams wins championships after championships taking those last shots  when every body is preoccupy with all of famers and being successful at it. on the contrary all we hear about Malone , Barclay the all of famers that missing peace in their resume of not winning a championship. the negativity that comes with that is so out spoken by the all world there is no way a human being in that position cannot be tormented even if he doesn’t have to say it . We know it must be bothersome hearing it from so many people. as the result of that people have to go from team to team chasing that ring just to tell you the importance of it. We saw Barclay chase it, we saw Malone chase it but unfortunately it didn’t happened. We are seeing Kevin Duran chasing it , LeBron James names goes    on and on and on . just to show you the importance of having it on your resume,. Do we see Horry or fisher crying around bagging to be put on a chosen all of famer list . no I do not think so. It just like having a lot of money and unable to find a true love . The J low , the holly Barry of the world with fame and Money and having difficulties finding true Loves when plainly of people with basically   nothing are loved . That asterisk on your resume being criticized by the world who remind you  of it time after time after time non stop till death. How in the world that can be enjoyable Mr. Marcellus Wiley Common man . Stop making unnecessary argument when it is so obvious

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$165-Million Development Takes Form on Marina del Rey Waterfront

Construction continues at the $165-million AMLI MDR development in Marina del Rey.
The collection of five-story buildings, located on an L-shaped property at Via Marina and Panay Way, will feature 585 apartments in addition to a variety of on-site amenities, including swimming pools and neighborhood-serving commercial space.
TCA Architects designed the waterfront development in the image of a boathouse, featuring a simple shed roof and exposed rafters.  A pedestrian paseo wraps the perimeter of the nearly 10-acre property.
Construction is on pace to wrap up next year, as work ramps up for a similar development next door.
AMLI MDR Archive (Urbanize LA). Continue reading 

Lakers Nation All this Picture shows is a sense of frustration , Revenge , Hate, No Sense of Responsability what so Ever To Why PAul George is Left The team

LAkers NAtion. This Picture is all About frustration , revenge , hate finger pointing and no sense of responsibility what so ever to why Paul George left Indiana Pacers . They think the mirror is false . may be they need to start looking at the mirror and they will find an answer. Do we have to hate our co worker before they got promoted for doing a better job or at least for a better interview. for some one else lost it becomes some body else opportunity.

East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Takes Another Step Towards Reality. Plus Des Metros A Construire dans Los Angeles, San fernando Valley

Metro has released a draft environmental impact report for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor (ESFVTC), a project with funding from Measures R and M that could bring a bus rapid transit or light rail line to the Van Nuys corridor.
The ESFVTC spans approximately 9.2 miles, starting at the Sylmar Metrolink station in the north and terminating at the Van Nuys Orange Line bus station in the south.  As of 2010, the immediate surroundings of the transit corridor was found to be home to over 167,000 people in 2010, out of the approximately 458,000 people living in the larger study area.  Employment within this section of the San Fernando Valley totaled 141,000 as of 2010, with approximatley 30 percent of those jobs in the immediate vicinity of the transit corridor.
To serve this population, Metro is studying a variety of transit modes, including curb-running bus rapid transit, median-running bus rapid transit, low-floor light rail and traditional light rail transit.  Continue reading

 

UPDATED: DIRECTV & Raycom Extend Deadline

The biggest mistake DIRECTV ever made was to team up with ATT and we can understand why. in an age were satellite TV are being challenged  by the internet replacing satellite for their survival  they had no choice but to team up with an internet company and ATT is probably one of the biggest in the Nation but the problem with ATT they have the worse customer service I have ever seen. they will sign a contract with you for one year then will change it at will without notice, they will lie to you . once you are in you are at their merci for at least a year. you cannot get out  because they will call it a breach of contract even though they are the one breaching the contract by changing it without notice before the year is over, they will threaten you  with penalty you cannot afford. so in another word you are obligated to stay if you care about them not destroying your credibility even though it will not destroy your credit, What kind of customer service is that. the last time I check lying, stealing  is not supposed to be part of the word customer service . a contract for a year should mean a contract for a year with no hidden agenda .  their attitude derives from the fact that they own wiring and a big chunk of it around the country and most internet company have to go thru their wiring in order to offer internet to customer. When you have such a monopoly power you can basically  afford to do any thing you want including lying and cheating to your customer with little consequences. I guarantee you if ATT didn’t have that kind of monopoly , they wouldn’t probably  survive in this business with that kind of attitude specially now with the competition hitting up. with that bad reputation DIRECTV plunged themselves into   a bad partnership that bringing them  a lot of problems they may not have had by themselves. DIRECTV will send a different billing ATT will send their own not matching theirs . It was a night mare being a customer of them. I will never ever be associate with those two again not in my life time. they keep sending me all these come back deals  I keep throwing them into the trash can because I exactly know what it intel bad customer service.   DIRECTV like ATT customer are stuck in the mud. I wish they had join Comcast now spectrum who’s customer service is so much better. It is really sad to see them stuck with so much problems and a lot of them caused by ATT customer service behaviour although this one may not be ATT fault  continue to read DirecTV & Raycom Extend Deadline

Fresh Renderings for 2900 Wilshire. Un autre building pour Korea Town Los Angeles , California

The website of Large Architecture has offered up a new batch of renderings for 2900 Wilshire, the next high-rise development from Jamison Services, Inc. and Hankey Capital.
Planned for a three-acre property across the street from Lafayette Park – on the border between Koreatown and MacArthur Park – the project calls for a 23-story tower featuring 644 apartments and 13,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.
The building is designed with a curving, 269-foot-tall structure rising above a podium consisting of residential units and parking for more than 1,100 vehicles.  Open space amenities – including a dog park and a swimming pool – are also planned for outdoor decks at the seventh and roof levels. continue reading

 

High-Rise Tower Near Grand Central Market Beginning Work. Debut des construction de ce Building Downtown Los Angeles

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Site preparation is now underway for Perla, a mixed-use high-rise development at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles.
The project, which is being developed by Shanghai Construction Group America, would consist of a 34-story building featuring 450 residential units above a podium structure featuring parking and 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
CallisonRTKL is designing the building, which would feature setbacks above its 12th level in accordance with the Broadway Design Overlay. Continue reading