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.

In 2016, voters approved Proposition HHH, a bond measure that raised $1.2 billion to help finance the construction of 10,000 units of affordable housing over 10 years, mostly supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals. Those units however, have been slow to materialize, and some…

Los Angeles is changing, and has been changing for the past two decades. Massive glass and steel high-rises are continuously altering Downtown’s skyline, while on the ground level, old single- and two-story buildings are being converted into fresh and new retail hubs for a new crop of Downto…

Last week the city of Los Angeles unveiled a new public space paying tribute to the immigrants who helped build Southern California. The 7,000-square-foot space at Cesar Chavez Avenue and Spring Street near El Pueblo de Los Angeles Migrant’s Bend Plaza was officially dedicated on Sept. 29, r…

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