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What Should Downtown Want in Redistricting?

By Eric Richardson — August 23, 2011 — 6 Comments

The process of reshaping Los Angeles' City Council districts will kick off in earnest in the coming weeks. What should Downtown be fighting for? That's not an easy question.

Harlem Alley Trash Stuart Patterson

A Trashy Conundrum on Harlem Alley

By Eric Richardson — August 16, 2011 — 14 Comments

What do you do when your alley turns into a dumping ground? That's the question being asked by one Downtown resident who looks down at a dumpster that seems to be a magnet for neighborhood trash.

LAPD Weeds Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

While City Wrestles Budget, Neighbors Pull Weeds at LAPD

By Eric Richardson — August 05, 2011 — 13 Comments

Opened in 2009, the Police Administration Building was part of a $437-million construction project. Why, then, are its neighbors still having to volunteer to pull weeds?

Goats of Angels Knoll Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Angels Knoll's Goats are Back

By Eric Richardson — August 03, 2011 — 6 Comments

One of Downtown's most peculiar urban sights returned on Wednesday as a herd of hungry goats was unleashed on the weedy Angels Knoll hillside at 4th and Hill.

Video Still

By Eric Richardson — July 30, 2011 — 8 Comments

LAPD officers saved a man intent on jumping from a 13th floor roof on Thursday evening, and a video shot by a neighbor shows the rescue taking place.

X Games 17 - Wednesday Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

X Games 17 Kicks Off

By Eric Richardson — July 28, 2011 — 3 Comments

Ready for your close-up, Downtown? The four days of X Games 17 will star a neighborhood that has grown up since the last time the big air ramp was out on a parking lot in 2006.

The 88

By Eric Richardson — July 26, 2011 — 6 Comments

Local indie rockers The 88 come to the Grammy Museum on Thursday, and we've got tickets for blogdowntown readers who want to see the show.

Art Walk Streets Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

What to Do About Art Walk?

By Eric Richardson — July 21, 2011 — 41 Comments

Last week's Art Walk tragedy has led to calls for the streets to be handed over to the crowds during the monthly event. That would make the wrong statement for Downtown.

Hill Street Trash Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

A Royal Visit and a Trashy Parking Lot

By Eric Richardson — July 12, 2011 — 11 Comments

Monday's written tiff between Patt Morrison and Zooey Deschanel over a trashy parking lot should remind us that the neighborhood's cleanup can't have blind spots.

Central Library

By Eric Richardson — July 11, 2011 — 7 Comments

The doors of the Central Library will open on a Monday for the first time in a year next week, but don't hold your breath for Sunday hours: they come in 2014.

ESPY v. MS WPC Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Jocks v. Nerds at L.A. Live

By Eric Richardson — July 10, 2011 — 2 Comments

Downtown will be the center of the world for both jocks and nerds this week, as Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference and ESPN's ESPY Awards collide at L.A. Live.

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