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Occupy L.A. at the Triforium Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Occupy Gets Its First Suburbs at City Hall

By Eric Richardson — October 19, 2011 — 2 Comments

Occupy L.A. got its first suburb on Wednesday as a row of union tents were set up in the glow of the Triforium at Fletcher Bowron Square.

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Hotel Clark Neon Shines on Hill Street

By Eric Richardson — October 13, 2011 — 12 Comments

As it has a handful of times since a 2010 restoration, the Hotel Clark's neon lit up Hill Street on Wednesday. Work continues inside, though any opening date remains a mysterious.

The Batwing, Lower Grand Sterling Davis

Dark Knight's Busy September Continues

By Eric Richardson — September 28, 2011 — 1 Comment

Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" has been a constant presence around the city in recent weeks, racking up 233 production days at 48 locations. This weekend, shooting moves to Figueroa.

Historic Core at Dusk Eric Richardson

How Would You Kick Start Downtown?

By Eric Richardson — September 27, 2011 — 11 Comments

At last night's tech meetup, conversation turned to Kickstarter, a website where project crowdsource funding to make their ideas happen. That got us thinking: what would you pitch for Downtown?

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KPCC and Me: blogdowntown Joins Southern California Public Radio

By Eric Richardson — September 23, 2011 — 16 Comments

blogdowntown has gone through a number of changes since starting in 2005. We're about to take another as the site becomes part of KPCC's efforts to provide member-supported news to Southern California.

Convention Center

By Eric Richardson — September 23, 2011

Keen observers can be excused for feeling like Downtown's median age has gone up just a little bit this weekend with 20,000 AARP members in town for Life@50+.

Computer Parts

By Eric Richardson — September 22, 2011 — 1 Comment

L.A. may not be known as a "tech" town, but on Monday we'll host our first monthly meetup aimed at building community among the surprising number of people here doing interesting work in the sector.

The Dark Knight Rises Filming Sterling Davis

Dark Knight Continues Downtown Shoot; Closing Grand Ave.

By Eric Richardson — September 16, 2011

Batman has taken up residence Downtown. "The Dark Knight Rises" is setting up for a third weekend of large shoots, this time taking over Grand Avenue.

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California's NFL Cities Not Fans of AEG's Stadium Plans

By Eric Richardson — September 08, 2011 — 6 Comments

Break down Wednesday's assembly vote to fast-track Farmers Field and you'll find an interesting pattern: areas with existing NFL plans don't like the chance that AEG could steal their team.

Third Street Tunnel Eric Richardson

Batman's Labor Day Plans Include Explosions, 3rd Street Tunnel

By Eric Richardson — September 01, 2011 — 6 Comments

Batman will be doing some serious Downtown work this Labor Day weekend as filming for "The Dark Knight Rises" takes over the 3rd Street Tunnel.

Ezat Delijani

By Eric Richardson — August 29, 2011 — 3 Comments

Ezat Delijani came to Los Angeles in 1979, purchasing four of Broadway's historic theaters over the next 30 years. He passed away on Saturday.