L.A. Council President Herb Wesson today officially unveiled a new "L.A. 2020" Commission tasked with wading through L.A.'s finances and developing some recommendations to keep the city out of bankruptcy court.Though the commission's chair, Mickey Kantor, has said repeatedly that the commission will ... More >>
Semi-famous local artist Alexander Schaefer -- the same guy whose paintings of burning banks (including Chase Bank) went viral last year after they prompted an LAPD investigation -- was arrested today around 12:10 p.m. for misdemeanor vandalism.
Schaefer was chalking on the sidewalk outside the Cha ... More >>
Update, 6:20 p.m.: According to a photo Tweeted by Esoteric Tours, the Skid Row Estates have been demolished. The art piece "looks to have been smashed in anger," writes the tour company.
Two downtown street artists -- Calder Greenwood and the mysterious "Wild Life" -- have been sticking it to The ... More >>
Following Thursday's clash between riot police and the Occupy LA movement downtown during monthly Art Walk festivities, members of the group are headed to this morning's L.A. Police Commission meeting to lodge complaints.
Occupy The Hood organizer Bilal Ali tells the Weekly that his spin-off organi ... More >>
Read responses from Darryl Holter and Geragos & Geragos representing Rhea Chung.
Three years ago, beautiful Rhea Chung was a 39-year-old secretary when her boss, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College president Roland "Chip" Chapdelaine, promoted her to run the college foundation -- a modest nonprofit ... More >>
The Central City Association is an influential downtown business group that has certainly supported the kind of loft development and gentrification that has transformed L.A.'s core in the last 10 years.
While some of you celebrate at Art Walk, happy hour and in the club, there are folks downtown wh ... More >>
Tim Leiweke means it this timeâ€‹Where have we heard this before? AEG bigwig Tim Leiweke announced in today's Times that if the L.A. City Council doesn't agree to an NFL stadium in two months, the deal is dead."We will know by July 31, one way or the other," Leiweke said.Hm. Remember back in Decembe ... More >>
AEG CEO Tim Leiweke: He's got downtown Los Angeles in his hands*Well, technically just in downtown Los Angeles, but that's where all the big players make all their big decisions anyway, right? Just ask a pissed-off Daily News outsider in the Valley.
Jon Regardie at the LA Downtown News knows ... More >>
L.A. conventioneers, soon to be under AEG's supervision?Touche, Ed Roski. Yesterday the developer said his proposed NFL stadium in the City of Industry could also double as a World Cup venue. (To which we said all three soccer fans in L.A. were elated).
Well, today the other shoe dropped. An ... More >>
The City of Los Angeles announced last Thursday the implementation of the Restaurant and Hospitality Express program, designed to ease permitting headaches and shrink red tape for new restaurants, bars and grocery outlets. Developed with the input of the Central City Association, which reps L ... More >>
Councilman Bernard Parks says cuts to the LAPD inevitable.In the recent golden years of Chief William Bratton, the Los Angeles Police Department's budget and hiring was a political third rail, and the City Councilmostly steered clear of budget and officer reductions (and when it didn't, it go ... More >>
Faced with choosing between a veteran politician who's heavily backed by labor, and a rookie candidate who's built his campaign on an anti-growth stance, the Central City Association has decided to back the veteran. The business group announced its support of liberal Democrat Paul Koretz, who has se ... More >>
The mayoral primary election is six months away, and other candidates like developer Rick Caruso may still jump into the race, but a coalition of downtown business owners has decided not to hold out any longer. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the Central City Association has concluded, is its man.