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NBA All-Star Game Banner

By Eric Richardson — February 02, 2011 — 1 Comment

Looking to book a night in a Downtown hotel? If your out-of-town guests are coming in time for the NBA All-Star Game, they may find things a little full.

Lauren Mattia

Q Pop Brings Funky Pop Art to Little Tokyo

By Lauren Mattia — January 31, 2011 — 2 Comments

Q Pop's Chris Mitchell and Miki Paneepo bring a new breed of pop kitch and local art to their brand new Little Tokyo shop.

By Lauren Mattia — January 28, 2011

The latest and greatest in crafty technologies are at the Craft & Hobby Association's Winter Conference and Trade Show at the Convention Center this weekend.

By David Markland — January 26, 2011 — 2 Comments

After the 2009 launch of Homeboy Industries' line of chips and salsas, the non-profit is expanding their market to bring their products to 256 Ralphs locations statewide.

By Lauren Mattia — January 26, 2011

The "Fashion Your District" project will host workshops to discuss possibilities that will work to get the neighborhood out of its rut.

By Lauren Mattia — January 25, 2011 — 3 Comments

A recent survey named L.A. the least friendly city for visitors. That's a ranking the Downtown Center BID's guides program hopes to change.

Mannywood: Before and After

By Eric Richardson — January 24, 2011 — 2 Comments

The Dodgers' Mannywood era may have ended last August, but it took six extra months for the slugger to disappear from the streets of Downtown.

Ralphs / Homegirl Cafe Press Conference

By Lauren Mattia — January 20, 2011 — 7 Comments

After taking a hard hit last year, Homeboy Industries joins forces with Ralphs Supermarkets to launch its first mass-produced product this Tuesday.


By Lauren Mattia — January 19, 2011

City Hall workers and Downtowners will celebrate National Coffee Break Day with some free joe sponsored by Don Francisco's.

Tim Leiweke

By Eric Richardson — January 18, 2011

The L.A. Sports Council today named AEG CEO Tim Leiweke its 2010 'Sports Executive of the Year' for the success of the company's teams and its development around L.A. Live.

L.A. Fashion Market Kicks Off with SELECT

By Lauren Mattia — January 17, 2011

SELECT Trade Show kicked off L.A. Fashion Market on Monday at CMC's Fashion Theater, showcasing upcoming Summer 2011 designs with a focus on accessories.