These are admittedly worrisome times. As the death toll and infection rate in the United States and abroad continues to tick upward, the COV ID-19 coronavirus pandemic has effectively shut down much of California life. The COVID-19 outbreak is serious. It is cutting across race, class and bo…

This Tuesday, voters in Los Angeles City Council District 14 will go to the polls to, among other things, elect their new representative for the City Council. That new councilmember will have to deal with the epicenter of a worsening homelessness crisis, increased lack of affordability in th…

Next Tuesday is election day in California and while many Angelenos are already prepared and eager to cast their ballot — some might have already voted — there are many who aren’t. Don’t let yourself fall into the latter group.

Last month, San Francisco took a bold step forward and officially launched a car-free Market Street. What made it possible is popular transit options such as the Market Street Streetcar, along with a network of buses and bike lanes.

Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis has been well documented, with increases in the numbers reported across both the city and the county. Chronic and first-time homelessness is on the rise, and as a new report from the Downtown Women’s Center shows, the “crisis within the crisis” that homeless …

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…

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