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Artisanal LA at the Cooper Building

By David Markland — December 10, 2010 — 1 Comment

Artisanal LA, A Current Affair, and Unique LA celebrate the holidays this weekend, along with other opportunities to wrap up your gift buying.


By David Markland — December 06, 2010 — 11 Comments

A "small but intrepid band of ninjas" celebrated the seventh annual International Day of the Ninja with a flashmob at Pershing Square.

Christmas presents

By David Markland — December 03, 2010 — 9 Comments

The Thread Pop-Up Shop and a group L.A. history book signings are this weekend. Where else can we find unique gifts Downtown this holiday season?


By David Markland — December 03, 2010 — 6 Comments

Chinatown's official Christmas tree is trimmed with red parasols, giant golden chopsticks made of bamboo, and to-go boxes.


By David Markland — December 02, 2010 — 1 Comment

Tamara Clark left a decade in human resources to start a business walking dogs around the streets of Downtown. Now she's sharing her knowledge online.


By David Markland — December 01, 2010 — 6 Comments

Volunteers for the Salvation Army carrying red balloons are Downtown today handing out materials on AIDS issues.

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Downtown Astronomer Finds Sandbar Between Galaxies

By David Markland — December 01, 2010 — 9 Comments

Astronomer Louise O.V. Edwards discovered a galactical anomaly but says she still loves to stare at the moon from her Old Bank District rooftop.

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Today: County Christmas Tree Lighting

By Eric Richardson — November 29, 2010 — 2 Comments

The County of Los Angeles gets into the holiday spirit on Monday with the lighting of its official 50-foot tree on the Music Center Plaza.

Julie Swayze of Metropolis Books Mikey Wally

Main Street's Metropolis Books to Turn Four

By Eric Richardson — November 23, 2010 — 10 Comments

For "Small Business Saturday," shoppers are encouraged to seek out neighborhood shops and restaurants like Metropolis Books, which turns four next week.


By David Markland — November 22, 2010 — 4 Comments

Before the taping of Saturday's "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," the thirty-three Chilean miners and their families stopped for a bite at L.A. Live's Rosa Mexicana.

Historic Core at Dusk Eric Richardson

What Are Downtown's Most Important Beats?

By Eric Richardson — November 21, 2010 — 60 Comments

A little weekend discussion: what are the most important beats to cover in reporting what is going on in Downtown?