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By Ed Fuentes — June 29, 2008 — 1 Comment

A behind the scene tour of blogdowntown's Newsroom was the final topic for the Society of Profesional Journalists' Citizen Journalism Academy, held Saturday at Loyola...

Fire at 117 E. Winston

By Eric Richardson — June 26, 2008 — 1 Comment

Residents of the Old Bank District got a noisy surprise this morning, as 73 firefighters responded to a fire at 117 E. Winston. The building, on the north side...


By Eric Richardson — June 24, 2008 — 3 Comments

A trio of cherry pickers were kept busy yesterday, as workers installed a glassy facade on the building at the northeast corner of LA Live.

That part of the massive...

By Eric Richardson — June 17, 2008 — 9 Comments

The HBO show Entourage rolls into the Pacific Electric Lofts tomorrow for a day of filming. The just-sent filming notice says things get underway at 5am, running...

Most Comments SQL

By Eric Richardson — June 14, 2008 — 5 Comments

Recently I wrote that Friday was a slow day for comments. Well, yesterday you all blew that idea out of the water. Friday, June 13th, had the most comments of...

No Longer Grand Opening

By Eric Richardson — June 10, 2008 — 3 Comments

Ace Jewelry & Loan had a really long Grand Opening. A banner hung over the store loudly proclaimed its opening, and did so for years.

The banner's longevity...

AON Center

By Eric Richardson — June 09, 2008

Work continues on office building rehabs at the AON Center and Manulife Plaza. While neither are high-profile jobs, it's good to see Downtown's revitalization extend...


By Eric Richardson — June 05, 2008 — 5 Comments

Visitors to Downtown's Pershing Square have seen a drier than normal scene of late, with the park's prominent fountain turned off while undergoing major renovation...

Comments by Weekday for 2008

By Eric Richardson — June 03, 2008 — 1 Comment

This may fall clearly into the category of lies and statistics, but tonight I decided to run some numbers to see if a hunch I had would hold true. My question:...

April/May Story Geo-Distribution

By Eric Richardson — May 29, 2008 — 1 Comment

Just a bit of a fun image this evening. What you're looking at is a view of all blogdowntown stories from April - May, 2008, that were about a location. The image...

Public Parking

By Ed Fuentes — May 21, 2008 — 1 Comment

New banners signs are beckoning commuters to return to the "temporary" 1,062-car portable parking structure built in 1969. Scheduled to be dismantled, now it’s a...