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Does Downtown Need Frank Gehry?

Jack Skelley | Posted 05.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

The question is whether Gehry and the other mega projects can, starting from scratch, capture the magic Downtown is already generating. Will they selfishly corral pedestrians? Will they be bunkers and monoliths? Will L.A. commit the same old errors?

15 Tiny Things That Make for a Big Time at the New Ace Hotel in LA

Wyatt Closs | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Wyatt Closs

It looks so cool. Not grand or ooh-la-la. Not luxurious. Just cool.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Great Art in Downtown LA

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you were standing in front of this sculpture in a museum, you wouldn't dare touch it. But here, on the terrace, people comfortably rest their behinds on this great work of art, which is probably exactly how Rauschenberg wanted it to be.

'I Feel That This Is The Best Corner In All Of LA County'

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Underwhelmed by conceptual plans for a key component of the Grand Avenue Project, Los Angeles city and county officials gave the developer three month...

PHOTOS: Healthiest Downtown LA Eats

Brandon Kleinman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Brandon Kleinman

The IDEA World Fitness Convention is an inspirational, albeit overwhelming, weekend full of fitness classes and health and nutritional information. While there's no shortage of healthy options in DTLA, all those choices can be overwhelming.

Crazy and Fabulous: Art Adventures in Downtown LA

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

During this past weekend, the weather in LA was hot and humid - just the way I hate it. And still, in spite of all this, I travelled downtown - and ...

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 ...

8 U.S. Cities With Emerging Downtowns

Posted 03.26.2013 | Detroit

Whether attempting to revitalize a suffering city like Detroit or create more residential options to a neighborhood in an already thriving metropolis ...

DineLA: 12 Days Better Than Christmas

Scott Bridges | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Between now and February 1, more than 250 participating restaurants will offer specials which display the creativity that is taking place in kitchens all over the city.

Weekly Playlist -- Scary Movies, Big Gay Ice Cream and 90210 Celebs

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 12.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

After a "cold" weekend, we're finally ready to pull out our sweaters and officially call this fall. So, we've stacked up the week with what we consider to be the season's finest -- pumpkin pizzas, dark wine bars, scary movies, and... an ice cream truck.

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.

WATCH: DJ Remixes LA, Comes Up With Something Awesome

Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

What does LA sound like to you? Perhaps an orchestra working to a hip hop beat, or soft acoustic guitar? In a KCET series called Artbound, DJ Cut C...

The Orange Line Extension -- Another Reason to Leave Your Car at Home

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Unless you are transporting your horse from Chatsworth to the polo field at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, there is no reason not to ride the Orange Line.

1 Dead In Downtown Explosion

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Authorities are trying to determine the type of business operating in an industrial workshop south of downtown Los Angeles where one pe...

Meat Market Explosion In Downtown LA

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — An explosion inside a meat market in an industrial area south of downtown Los Angeles has injured four people, two of them critica...

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-...

It's Official: Downtown Gets A Woody Guthrie Square

AP | Posted 04.12.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- This square is his square. An intersection in downtown Los Angeles will now bear the name of Woody Guthrie as the city celebrates the ...

Bad Lawsuits Against Public Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Here's an important story that may not have made it onto The Daily Show yet. While it is only a matter of time before Streetsblog Los Angeles has the...

Art Platform LA Kicks Off Citywide Celebration For PST

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

This weekend, art museums, galleries and venues around Los Angeles are celebrating Los Angeles' romance with the art world, aided by the opening of Ar...

Streetcar Named LA: What Downtown Used To Look Like (PHOTOS)

Echo Park, CA Patch | Muffy Marracco Email the Author | Posted 11.14.2011 | Los Angeles

There is no denying that Los Angeles is a city shaped by the automobile. But before that, this was a city made by the railroad. Urban archaeologists c...

Miguel Atwood Ferguson: A Different Grand Performance

Wyatt Closs | Posted 10.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

He brings together genres seamlessly with his viola from hip-hop to classical and will have you gnashing or gritting your teeth with his mad orchestral skills. This Friday night shouldn't be any different for Miguel Atwood Ferguson.

Murder Over A Parking Spot At Chuck E. Cheese

Posted 09.27.2011 | Los Angeles

Authorities have identified and are searching for the suspect in a fatal shooting at a Chuck E. Cheese parking lot in downtown LA, reports the Daily B...

Developer Promises Zero Risk For LA In Downtown Stadium

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 09.27.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — City negotiators on a deal to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles told council members Wednesday that they're convinced t...

LA Weekend To Do: Bogart at LACMA, Dancing In Los Feliz, Downtown

| Katie Bain | Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

It's an arty weekend in the big city, with new sculptures at MOCA, old film at LACMA, local creations in the streets of downtown and Los Feliz and cla...