For the sixth straight year crime rates increased in Downtown. For those who have been banging the drum of an increasingly lawless Downtown, the numbers only confirmed their perception. However the tricky thing about statistics is that they can sometimes lack nuance and context. 

Time and time again, the Central Library, the Los Angeles Public Library system’s flagship location, has proven that it is more than a place to just borrow a book or movie, although if that was it, it would still be a remarkable institution.

For the past five decades, street vendors could be found practically everywhere in Los Angeles. Here in Downtown, vendors hawking food or trinkets can be found throughout most of the various neighborhoods, with a particular foothold in places like the Fashion District and the Historic Core. 

Last week marked the end of nearly two straight weeks of public events in Downtown, with residents and visitors celebrating a variety of various holiday and cultural events, culminating with the big N.Y.E.L.A celebration at Grand Park. Outside of Grand Park, Downtown restaurants and bars wer…

By the end of this week, Angeleno’s will have flipped their calendar to the new year, welcoming not just the end of 2019, but the start of a fresh decade of possibilities.

For much of the past two weeks, as much of Southern California prepared to endure a large winter storm, bringing scores of rain, snow and possible thunderstorms, the city and county governments have scrambled to accommodate one of the region’s most vulnerable populations: people experiencing…

This week marks both Thanksgiving and the start of the winter holiday season. It’s a time to spend with family and friends, and also a time when many people wish to give back, donating to charities or volunteering at shelters, nonprofits and other altruistic places. And locally, many will, g…

The holidays are fast approaching. Within a few weeks people will sit down for turkey, to give thanks and spend time with family. For many people, including Downtown residents, as soon as they’re finished with a holiday feast, they’ll jump into their cars (or onto a scooter) and head to thei…

Downtown Los Angeles is expected to grow by 125,000 people by 2040, and in the meantime city leaders are placing a focus on building new and accommodating green spaces to match the expansion.

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