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Dark Knight Filming at 6th Street Bridge Sterling Davis

If 6th Street Bridge Goes, Where Will They Film?

By Eric Richardson — December 14, 2011 — 3 Comments

While preservationists may be sad to see the historic 6th Street Bridge torn down, those most affected may be film crews. The span has hosted more than 100 productions in 2011.

Spring Street Park Excavation Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Spring Street Park Almost Ready for Phase II

By Eric Richardson — December 13, 2011 — 2 Comments

Work on the Spring Street Park will change focus in the upcoming months as demolition wraps up and construction can begin. On Wednesday, the Parks Commission will send that phase out for bids.

L.A. Times Globe Lobby

By Eric Richardson — December 07, 2011 — 1 Comment

Getting in to the L.A. Times building's 1935 Globe Lobby has been an off-and-on chore in recent years, but a new series offers a lunchtime discussion centered in the historic space.

Skid Row Housing Trust Block Party Skid Row Housing Trust

Skid Row Housing Trust Invites Downtown to a Block Party

By Eric Richardson — December 01, 2011

Skid Row Housing Trust is one of Downtown's largest landlords, but likely one that many residents know little about. On Saturday, the organization is holding a block party to help change that.

L.A. Live Holiday Tree Lighting

By Eric Richardson — November 28, 2011 — 8 Comments

L.A. Live's non-traditional tree returns for its fourth year on Friday, with JoJo, Pia Toscano and Patti Austin among those performing in a live television lighting event.

L.A. Mall Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

The Challenge of Occupying the LA Mall

By Eric Richardson — November 23, 2011 — 5 Comments

Reports that the city offered office space in the L.A. Mall to the Occupy LA movement are not entirely a surprise. The city has long struggled with how to run the 37-year-old shopping center.

Downtown on Ice Opening

By Eric Richardson — November 17, 2011 — 2 Comments

Snoopy was the star of the show today as Downtown on Ice opened its 14th season under hot, sunny skies today at Pershing Square.

Downtown Filming Map for November 11-14 Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Weekend Filming Forecast

By Eric Richardson — November 11, 2011 — 1 Comment

The weekend will be another full one of filming for Downtown, with heavy activity in the Historic Core and shoots on the 4th and 6th Street bridges, and in the 2nd Street tunnel.

LA Streetcar Rendering LA Streetcar Inc

Wednesday: Forum on Broadway Development and Streetcar

By Eric Richardson — November 07, 2011 — 5 Comments

The Bringing Back Broadway effort will turn four in just a few months. On Wednesday, a public forum at the Orpheum Theatre will discuss the project's progress.

Gratts Elementary Halloween Parade Grace Woods

Thursday: Parents Forum to Discuss Schools, Living Downtown with Kids

By Eric Richardson — October 31, 2011 — 3 Comments

According to a recent study, 18 percent of Downtown residents have young children or are planning to start a family. A Thursday forum on school options is intended to help them navigate urban living with kids.


By Eric Richardson — October 26, 2011

DCBID's Halloween party for Downtown kids returns to Grand Hope Park on Monday evening, offering treats and entertainment for the central city's young ones from 5 to 8pm.