By Hillel Aron
Echo Park is, depending on your point of view: the poor man's Silver Lake, the rich man's Highland Park, the Williamsburg of the West Coast, a 40,455-personl working-class burg full of diversity and a wee bit of gang violence. Or, it's that strange little neighborhood you drive throu ... More >>
"We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares and go downtown ... everything's waiting for you!" When Petula Clark sang this line in 1964 -- albeit about New York -- who could have known she was she forecasting the future of downtown Los Angeles as a culinary destination? Numerous chefs have ... More >>
Out with a bang.Today is a very special day.
Today is the day that all 400 redevelopment agencies (RDAs) across California -- including the massive L.A. Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) -- are shut down for good. And all the property taxes they've been raking in, for buildings within are ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a map of the land grab. This just got ugly.
Every 10 years, Los Angeles is required to readjust its 15 City Council districts to accomodate for population shifts.
But as with most decisions made at City Hall, the 2012 redistricting effort has turned from what should be a ... More >>
The musician and songwriter Ry Cooder is lamenting lost Los Angeles.
"Local human experience isn't a thing you can commodify, if you follow what I'm saying," he says. "If you lived in Chavez Ravine or East L.A., it's not worth anything -- even though that was your store or your movie theater. Beca ... More >>
Andy Warhol's 'Small Torn Campbell's Soup Can,' Possibly Worth $12 Million, Is In Broad's Collection.A deal has likely been struck for Eli Broad's much-sought museum to be located at the very Grand Avenue project the billionaire has been touting for years, according to the Beverly Hills Couri ... More >>
Eli and Edythe Broad.In news first reported by blogdowntown, a third possible location for billionaire Eli Broad's proposed museum has cropped up indeed -- downtown Los Angeles.
While Santa Monica was busy claiming it almost had a deal to host the museum wrapped up and Beverly Hills was rep ... More >>
Blog Downtown's Eric Richardson alerts us to progress (well, to starts) being made to create a streetcar system for downtown L.A. The streetcars, whose tracks are scheduled to be laid in 2012, should begin operating in 2014, and will connect South Park, Bunker Hill and the business district known as ... More >>