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KPCC moves blogdowntown coverage to main news site

By blogdowntown Staff — August 27, 2013 — 9 Comments

As of today, KPCC is moving blogdowntown coverage to our main news site, KPCC.org.



News

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‘Figueroa Streetscape’ road improvement project set for final approval

By Hayley Fox
August 19, 2013

A final Environmental Impact Report has been submitted for the $20 million Figueroa Streetscape Project. It could receive its final stamp of approval as early as this week.


Development

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Groundbreaking for new 'cube' federal courthouse on Thursday in downtown Los Angeles

By Hayley Fox
August 06, 2013

A large lot that has been empty for years on 1st Street and Broadway will soon be transformed into a federal courthouse. The new building will look a lot like a large, glass cube and include 24 courtrooms and 32 judicial chambers.



Roads/Rails

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Metro releases new details and seeks community input for Union Station redesign

By Hayley Fox
August 01, 2013

Plans for the historic station's overhaul were presented Thursday in DTLA. The refined designs include a closer look at the main concourse, as well as a look at possible developments.


Everyday

Boarding the Metro Red Line at 7th / Metro Station

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UCLA transportation study asks for Downtown participation

By Hayley Fox
July 25, 2013

A new study out of the school's Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) aims to improve transit in DTLA by studying travel patterns of people who live and work in the area.



Food/Nightlife

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New SoCal-inspired craft brewery sets sights on opening location along LA River

By Hayley Fox
July 23, 2013

Dry River Brewing is making plans to open a brewery along the L.A. River, with an emphasis on becoming "the greenest brewery in California." Current beer types include Horchata Cream Ale and Agave Smoked Wheat Beer.


Arts/Culture

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Downtown Film Festival LA to highlight music and feminism in film

By Hayley Fox
July 09, 2013

The Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles kicks off on Wednesday and will continue through July 20. The festival's panels, parties and screenings take place at locations throughout DTLA.



Reading List

Curated links to the stories that Downtown should be reading, picked by the staff at blogdowntown.

  • Residents disgusted after woman's body found in hotel water tank

    LA Times

    Residents disgusted after woman's body found in hotel water tank
    Residents of a downtown L.A. hotel expressed shock after police said the body of a woman was found inside a rooftop water tank. Police said that a Canadian woman who was last seen at a downtown Los Angeles hotel almost...


  • "If you go into business with someone, make sure you have an exit plan. And an entrance plan. William Chick didn't have either, and it probably cost him millions. "

    PHOTOS: 'Frozen wing' of downtown LA's Alexandria Hotel to be opened after almost 75 years

    KPCC

    PHOTOS: 'Frozen wing' of downtown LA's Alexandria Hotel to be opened after almost 75 years
    The hotel wing he built in downtown LA has been closed off for 74 years; only now is a developer working on unsealing this time capsule from 1938.


  • Major mixed-use plan announced for fashion district downtown

    LA Times

    Major mixed-use plan announced for fashion district downtown
    Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a 3.3-million-square-foot development that would bring a college, hotel, offices and apartments to the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles.


  • Hug it out, bro

    Man Aims To Set World Record Of 10K Hugs In 24 Hours In Downtown L.A. Today

    LAist

    Man Aims To Set World Record Of 10K Hugs In 24 Hours In Downtown L.A. Today
    Timed appropriately with National Hug Day, a local man is hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for most hugs given during a 24-hour period today. The hugs don't only benefit the embraced, they also benefit a nonprofit dedicated to children battling