Picture an elevator in this building, one of three that services my condominium — as well as that of Plácido Domingo, who lives a couple floors above me. It’s rather wonderful to know that he lives here when he’s in town because not only do his talents lift the heart, he’s also gorgeous.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
The brouhaha over Wal-Mart coming to Chinatown ended as it should have yesterday, March 22, 2012, with Wal-Mart getting its building permit. The issuance of that building permit made today’s discussion of whether or not chain stores should go into Chinatown a moot point.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Fifty-two years ago today, the Lakers played their first home game in Downtown. Nevermind that, at the time, they wore blue and white jerseys and hailed from Minnesota.
Friday, February 10, 2012
On Feb. 8, at about 4 p.m., a 45-year-old man scaled a radio tower on the 700 block of East Temple Street, near the City Personnel Building. Janice Wood, who works in the City Personnel Department, recounts her experience.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Friday, February 03, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Leading up to the NBA season this year, shops in and around Santee Alley were, expectedly, full of purple and gold Lakers gear. Also as per usual, the district was devoid of Clippers apparel. The week before the NBA season tipped off on Christmas day, a Clipper fan couldn't even find a t-shi…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Dodgers fans last year went crazy for youthful pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who culminated a 21-5 season by winning the National League Cy Young Award. Now, as if to prove he's no one-trick pony, the 23-year-old has a new book.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
There are plenty of rites that mark the coming of a new year in Los Angeles, like gunfire just before midnight on Dec. 31 and 70-degree climes on Jan. 1 that make our East Coast brethren jealous.
Monday, October 17, 2011
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Two years ago, Carmen Trutanich pulled an upset when he beat heavily favored and heavily funded Jack Weiss in the race for Los Angeles City Attorney. Now the question of what comes next is burning brightly, though Trutanich either isn't giving hints, or really has not …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The Washington Post is reporting that Rory Pullens, the LAUSD's recently selected choice to be principal of the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, has backed out of the job.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - It seems just about everyone living in Downtown has a dog these days, but few of the area's furry four-leggers were as familiar a face as Mr. Lucky.
Monday, October 03, 2011
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES- If it's early in the week, it must be time for another Jan Perry mayor's race endorsement, one specifically targeted for a different voting bloc.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - A window on the south side of the LAPD administration building shattered today, a day after officers noticed a crack in the glass and set up a barricade until it could be repaired.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Is 12th District Councilman Mitch Englander a political visionary who will ultimately change the way the city does business and treats its constituents? Or is he a naïve newcomer just foolish enough to believe that a man with a plan and a whole lotta chutzpah can alter…
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - A twice-a-year phenomenon of the natural world, and somewhat of a Downtown tradition for residents and area bird watchers, is once again upon us.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Downtown Center Business Improvement District collects taxes from property owners in the core of Downtown, and uses that assessment revenue to pay for "Clean and Safe" initiatives. Part of that money also goes into marketing campaigns to attract investment/patronage to Downtown. They mad…
Monday, August 08, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
CBS radio affiliate KFWB 980 recently dedicated a whole day of programming to Downtown. It's part of a new experiment they're trying called "On Your Corner." The first installment was in Long Beach. I talked Downtown nightlife with host Michael Shappee. We talked about a lot of places, but h…