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Downtown Los Angeles

How To Be A Downtown LA Hipster, According To Patton Oswalt

Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Queens was the new Brooklyn. Then Compton was the new Brooklyn. Now, downtown Los Angeles is the new Brooklyn, complete with de-zoned industrial areas...

Silver Lake Children's Theatre Group Hits Adult Themes With Intelligence and Humor

Leslie Hendry | Posted 01.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Leslie Hendry

Aloha, Kiana, co-written by 11-year old Nicki Klar, discussed marriage, the possibility of parents separating, how we connect to our romantic partners, and most importantly how to be honest with ourselves and others, all through the eyes of teens.

BURN: LA's Douchiest Neighborhoods

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 07.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of LA Weekly By Dennis Romero You're a douche. You drive a leased German car you can't afford, because it's certainly not a...

PHOTOS: 5 Best Downtown Eats

Party Earth | Posted 08.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

By Andrea Alonso, Party Earth writer. Although Los Angeles is criticized for its lack of an urban center, Downtown is a booming oasis where cultures ...

Streetwear Brand 'The Hundreds' Paints a Grisly Picture of Farmer John Hypocrisy

Foodbeast | Posted 05.04.2013 | Los Angeles

This is a story about love and death in the golden land, and it begins, of all things, with a pig. Well, technically a lot of pigs. Real ones, inside a meat factory. And a lot of fake ones painted all around it.

PHOTOS: Is Occupy LA Back?

2012-04-18-Screenshot20120418at4.15.09PM.png | Posted 10.02.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of Neon Tommy. By Sarah Parvini It was a familiar scene in downtown Los Angeles Monday, as hundreds of activists gathe...

The Excitement of Downtown Los Angeles

Andrea Grossman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

Join us on the second Thursday of this month downtown. Between Art Walk, restaurants, bars and Junot Diaz with Christian Lambert at the LATC, even stalwart Westsiders will find downtown glorious indeed.

Chef Hora Fires Up Engine Co. No. 28 in Downtown Los Angeles

Mary Hall | Posted 10.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Mary Hall

What do you get when you combine a renovated 1912 fire station with Chef Christopher Hora's unique sweet and savory fare? A winning combination that fits in beautifully with the renewal and renovation of downtown Los Angeles.

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: Our New City Oasis | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Angelenos might actually come face-to-face and meet each other this summer. Downtown Los Angeles is about to be reoriented around a four-block, 12-...

Occupy L.A. Meets Small Town Downtown Los Angeles on May Day

Brady Westwater | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

After an early morning with no emergency vehicle sirens or overhead helicopters, I realized I didn't know when or where the planned Occupy LA May Day demonstrations were taking place.

Everything Solid Melts Into Air

Harris Silver | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
Harris Silver

Another way to experience this piece is to close your eyes and hold it in your hands. When you do that you can feel the intent the maker reflected back as calmness in the object. The experience of the piece doesn't end there.

My Foodie Rediscovery of Downtown Los Angeles

Dakota Weiss | Posted 05.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Dakota Weiss

Having embraced my newfound love of downtown Los Angeles, my foodie adventures continue as I have yet to discover and dine at all the amazing restaurants this gorgeous and historic area has to offer.

Hey Kids, It's the Trespass Parade!

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

What exactly is a Trespass Parade, outside of being something blaring and whirring through downtown LA that is associated with the Pacific Standard Time initiative led by a madcap roster of artists, musicians, and dancers?

Staff Benda Bilili: A Triple Win

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

With a mix of regular and self-made instruments, some have compared them as the next big world music thing since the Buena Vista Social Club.

The Los Angeles Speakeasy

Girl at a Bar | Posted 10.09.2011 | Los Angeles
Girl at a Bar

For over a decade beginning in 1919, alcohol was illegal in our fine land. Tragedy. And yet- Glorious! Because the speakeasy was formed.

Target's Latest Clothing Ad Plays Proper Homage to Downtown L.A.; Time Magazine Does Not (Video)

Style Section L.A. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

According to a recent Time magazine article about the renaissance of downtown L.A., the reason why people go out in that part of town is because of L.A. Live. Uh, really?

Infant Death At Artwalk Spurs Petition To Close Streets

Posted 09.19.2011 | Los Angeles

A petition has launched to close the streets of the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk following the death of an infant at the event last week, reports LAi...

Infant Dies After Accident At Downtown LA Artwalk [UPDATED]

Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATE: The baby boy died early Friday morning from the injuries he suffered from Thursday night's crash. He was identified as Marcello Vasquez of Mon...

PHOTOS: Downtown Industrial Renovation For $2.288 Million

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles

A spacious and unique home in downtown LA is on the market for $2,288,000. While passers-by might mistake it for a warehouse, the cold industrial f...

VIDEO: Streets Of LA Get Chrysler's Eminem Treatment

Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Via LAist: Chrysler gives our city the Eminem treatment in this new spot featuring the rapper's mentor, Dr. Dre. Dre's commercial takes him through Do...

Chef Speak: Robert Luna

Heather Taylor | Posted 10.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Heather Taylor

Ground Beef and Pickle Taco. When I first read the seemingly mismatched words on the menu at the restaurant Malo in Los Angelesʼ Silver Lake neighborhood, I suddenly felt overwhelmed by intrigue.

French Street Artist JR's 'Wrinkles In The City' Comes To LA

Jetset Graffiti » JR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

JR is in town to put together the next iteration of his trademark "Wrinkles in the City" project. Previously developed in Shanghai, Cartagena, and Spa...

Farmers Field Job Hype: Not All It's Cracked Up To Be | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Football fans are abuzz about how soon the NFL could be coming back to town, but when it comes to the economic benefits of a new downtown stadium, tax...

Homelessness Is a Luxury We Can't Afford

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gregory C. Scott

Housing all the homeless in Los Angeles would be expensive. But more and more data shows that, in spite of the price tag, it is cheaper than what we're doing now.

Downtown LA Stadium Gets A Name, Will It Get A Team?

AP/HuffPost | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This morning, in a packed room at the LA Convention Center's West Hall, AEG and Farmers Insurance brought out the big guns to announce a stadium namin...