"Sportsmen's Lodge is now closed." As of New Years Eve. Former LAUSD Prez Roberta Weintraub's son, Richard, a Malibu developer, acquired the 11 acre site in 2007 for $51 million. To me it's no great tragedy, although the Muddy Moose Bar will be much missed.
The enormous site is a good spot for one of those region-destroying transit-hub developments targeted to people who don't even live here that our Planning Department does so very well.