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A few years ago a group of Downtown Los Angeles activists and stakeholders noticed a problem. Despite having a vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ population, Downtown lacked a gathering akin to the pride festivals held annually across the nation in June.

DTLA—It may turn out to be nothing, just remarks by a politician in a city replete with remarks by politicians. Then again, Councilman Joe Buscaino’s brief broadside directed at Los Angeles’ second-highest elected official may go down as a first, very early strike in what will ultimately be …

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In the latest Homeless Count, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found 1,492 women living in Skid Row, a 3% increase over the previous year. It is part of a situation that has been worsening for several years — according to the count, there are 10,845 homeless women in the city.

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The planned redevelopment of the Southern California Flower Market is a step closer to a reality. The City Planning Commission gave its approval to the project at 714 Maple Ave. on Aug. 8. As part of the redevelopment, an existing building on the north side of the lot, which holds parking, w…

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Almost since the moment it opened in 2013, there have been community concerns and complaints about maintenance and safety at the Spring Street Park.

The County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to scrap the $1.7 billion Men’s Central Jail Replacement Project in favor of a facility that will focus on mental health treatment.

Drive north on Spring Street out of the Civic Center, pass Olvera Street, traverse the eastern edge of Los Angeles State Historic Park, and you’ll see a 94-year-old brick building. On the outside of the single-story structure is a mural of Tupac Shakur with angel wings. On the inside, wine i…

DTLA—This summer, I traveled to Europe with my family. As we visited Berlin and Paris, I couldn’t help but continually compare the cities to and contrast them with Los Angeles. 

The office of the City Controller is primarily known for audits and handling fiduciary matters. Now, it’s also a source for summer entertainment.

In June, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported a sharp uptick in homelessness in the region, with a 16% increase in the county and a 12%, rise in the city. Now, to one’s surprise, LAHSA has also reported a boost in homelessness in Skid Row.