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Rudy DVD

By Eric Richardson — June 24, 2011

The politics of AEG's proposed stadium will take a backseat on Sunday as the Farmers Field turf is rolled out for a free screening of the 1993 football film Rudy.

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Palace Tours Highlight 100 Years on Broadway

By Eric Richardson — June 23, 2011 — 4 Comments

A free Saturday event will offer tours of the Palace Theatre while highlighting 100 years of history on one of Downtown's most famous streets as part of Broadway 100 celebrations.


By Eric Richardson — June 23, 2011

If you want to get to know the story of Downtown's development, you're not going to hear it from a much more colorful character than Brady Westwater.

No audience members held an axe

By Eric Richardson — June 22, 2011

Fan of the comedian duo Penn & Teller but not of having to driving to Las Vegas to see them? Residents of the Historic Core may not have to on Wednesday.

O'Connor Electroplating Plant Explosion

By Eric Richardson — June 17, 2011

Rockstar Games is about to release "Nicholson Electroplating," an add-on case for L.A. Noire that echoes one of Downtown's most deadly explosions.

J.D. Pate on KRKD Antenna L.A. Times (1/30/1932)

Nearing 80, KRKD's Twin Towers Still a Landmark

By Eric Richardson — June 03, 2011 — 7 Comments

Nearly 80 years after KRKD inaugurated its new Downtown broadcast with a daring stunt, the station's twin towers still stand as a neighborhood landmark.

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Hope for Firefighters Returns Thursday

By Eric Richardson — June 01, 2011 — 1 Comment

Hope for Firefighters returns Thursday, bringing firehouse food and games to Bunker Hill as a way to raise money for the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund.

Close Up Ed Fuentes

Low Cost Vaccines for Downtown's Dogs

By Eric Richardson — May 18, 2011

On May 28th, New City Church and Agape Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic will be offering low-cost vaccines at 5th and Spring for Downtown's doggy population.

Introducing Indie Desk

Introducing Indie Desk

By Eric Richardson — April 29, 2011 — 4 Comments

Next month, blogdowntown will be a part of opening Indie Desk, a coworking space on Broadway at the intersection of the Historic Core and Fashion District.

Last Bookstore

By Eric Richardson — April 19, 2011 — 9 Comments

Main Street's The Last Bookstore will be moving out of the Old Bank District in May, opening up a much larger shop at 5th and Spring.

Tim Leiweke

By Eric Richardson — April 13, 2011

The Sacramento Kings will ask the NBA this week for permission to move to Anaheim. 25 years ago, AEG CEO Tim Leiweke played a role in their last relocation.