blogdowntown 89.3 KPCC | Southern California Public Radio

Stay Connected

@blogdowntown on Twitter
blogdowntown on Facebook


7-Eleven Kylie Reynolds/blogdowntown

Slurpee's sweet deal draws downtowners to 7-Eleven

By Kylie Reynolds — July 11, 2012 — 5 Comments

The three 7-Eleven locations in DTLA are giving out free Slurpees on Wednesday for the convenience store's 85th birthday.

Emily Chu

Coolest pool in DTLA attracts Victoria's Secret models and superheroes

By Emily Chu — July 11, 2012 — 3 Comments

At the intersection of Broadway and 9th, the Eastern building is one of Downtown's most recognizable locations. Its Art Deco architecture is only outshone by its pool with a view.

Gary Leonard

Canine mixer welcomes Downtown Dogs only (and their humans)

By Hayley Fox — July 10, 2012

The Wednesday evening event is held on the plaza at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. True-blue Dodger Dogs will be sold at the event -- "only to humans, not to the dogs."

Rachel Garcia

New weekly farmers' market begins on 5th Street this weekend

By Rachel Garcia — July 06, 2012 — 1 Comment

The new Downtown farmers' market will host 15 to 20 vendors who will offer produce, baked goods, grass-fed beef and more. Fifth Street between Spring and Broadway will be closed off for the event, which will be open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Style: shoes Emily Chu

Street Finds: Six Downtowners dressed better than you

By Emily Chu — July 05, 2012 — 2 Comments

In this edition of Street Finds, we captured the best of Downtown fashion around Spring Street. We looked for the most original, the most confident, and the most inspiring. Meet some of Downtown's most stylish people.

Flickr via Rampant. Gaffer

Fireworks, pool parties and rooftops for a happy July 4th

By Hayley Fox — July 03, 2012

While 4th of July firework displays are in short supply in Downtown, it only takes a quick trip (or a well-placed rooftop) to see professional shows in the area.

Emily Chu

Pet-friendly apartments, businesses attract dog-owners to Downtown

By Emily Chu — June 29, 2012 — 2 Comments

Developers and longstanding businesses are adopting pet-friendly policies to attract a specific demographic, and Downtown's rapidly growing dog population suggests that this approach is working.

Downtowners claim to be creative, but not wealthy in response to new survey

By Omar Shamout — June 21, 2012 — 1 Comment

A new Arts District survey revealed that most area residents are wealthy, educated and creative. We decided to find out for ourselves what people think of "Downtowners" -- and discovered some disagreements with the survey's findings.

Michael Katz / KPCC

All signs point to fascinating signs Downtown

By Michael Katz — May 24, 2012

The Fashion District of Los Angeles and Santee Alley are key shopping spots for consumers. With so many stores, however, come some strange store names.


Sustainable lighting company caters to Hollywood set

By Sonali Kohli — May 15, 2012

A Downtown company combines two of L.A.'s most popular industries; environmentally friendly technology and Hollywood. Hive Lighting makes plasma bulbs for film and television sets.

Flickr via Snap Man

Walk it out: Downtown workouts that don't require a gym membership

By Hayley Fox — March 27, 2012 — 1 Comment

Although most Downtowners are used to strolling their neighborhood's streets, here's a list of routes that promise to get your heart rate up and possibly -- your weight down.