L.A. City Council Denies Historic Status to Bob Hope Estate in Toluca Lake

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The L.A. City Council has voted against granting historic status to the 1939 Bob and Dolores Hope estate after a heated battle that pitched daughter Linda Hope against Councilman David Ryu.

The Council voted 8-2 in favor of landmark status for the Toluca Lake estate on Tuesday, but the motion required 10 votes to pass because the City’s Cultural Heritage Commission recommended against granting landmark status in November.

“I’m relieved,” Hope said shortly after the vote. “My parents’ wishes were heard.”

In a statement, Ryu said he was “disappointed.” The estate lies within Ryu’s District 4 and is owned by the Dolores Hope Trust.

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