The three people vying to head up the largest prosecutorial agency in the United States will meet this week for a discussion and debate in Downtown Los Angeles.

The first look at the results of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s nearly two-year study on how to get more people out of their cars and onto the bus was released last week, the first step in a potential major overhaul of Metro’s network of buses.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel is deciding to stick with Los Angeles. The Music and Art Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic has extended his contract with the organization through the 2025/2026 season, according to the Phil’s board of directors. As part of the L.A. Phil, Dudamel has overseen…

One hundred years ago the United States went dry. A temperance movement had swept the country, culminating with the passage of the 18th Amendment in 1919, which banned the sale of alcohol. The formal legal document, the National Prohibition Act (better known as the Volstead Act) went into ef…

Concert and events promoter Live Nation will handle operations at Downtown’s Belasco Theater. The company announced the deal on Tuesday, Jan. 14 for a long-term lease of the space at 1050 S. Hill St. (terms were not disclosed). The six-story, 1,300-person space originally opened in 1926.

Downtown residents and workers will get another chance this week to see some of the candidates vying to replace 14th District City Councilman José Huizar. A candidates forum, organized by the South Park, Historic Core, and Fashion District business improvement districts, is set for Wednesday…

One of Downtown’s newer hotels is temporarily shutting down at the end of the month. Hospitality group An Eastside Establishment, which operates the Firehouse Hotel at 710 S. Santa Fe Ave., confirmed that the Arts District space will cease operations on Jan. 28. The hotel’s ground floor Fire…

Three years ago, hundreds of thousands of people essentially shut down Downtown Los Angeles, gathering and rallying in parks and the connecting streets to protest the election of President Donald Trump. The first Los Angeles Women’s March, which was part of a collection of international marc…

Monday, Jan.20, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the California African American Museum has a slew of programming to help celebrate and commemorate the civil rights leader’s enduring legacy.

During most business hours Downtown resident Chad Gieb is knee-deep in social media. A consultant by trade, Gieb’s main source of income is working with international social media teams, localizing content for an American audience.

A49-year-old homeless man was charged on Tuesday, Jan. 7, for allegedly fatally stabbing a customer as he waited inside of a Downtown restaurant on New Year’s Day. The suspect, Devan Cleef Lampkin, was charged with one count of murder for using a knife to stab 56-year-old Homer Garcia inside…

In May, the Little Tokyo Service Center purchased the former Umeya Rice Cake factory in the area between Little Tokyo and Skid Row nicknamed “Skidrokyo” with the intention of making a fully affordable housing development. Documents filed last week with the Department of City Planning reveal …

Vacant state property could be used to help house homeless individuals, due to an executive order signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week. Newsom signed the order, which instructs four state agencies to locate and vet unused properties that could be made available as short-stay shelters. In ad…