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30 Years Ago: People Mover Plans Killed

By Eric Richardson — March 10, 2011 — 6 Comments

Thirty years ago today, plans for a 2.6-mile elevated transit system through Downtown were killed when the Reagan administration pulled $100 million in funds.


Proposed Transportation Center Los Angeles Examiner / USC Digital Archives

Union Station Once Planned as Jet-Age Hub

By Eric Richardson — February 25, 2011 — 7 Comments

Metro's purchase of Union Station is touted as a way to make the station a "21st century transportation hub." In the dawn of the jet age, similar plans were underway.


Belasco Theatre

By Eric Richardson — February 24, 2011

On Saturday, the L.A. Historic Theatre Foundation's "All About" series pays a visit to the just-renovated Belasco Theatre, opened in 1926.


Department of Water & Power Headquarters

By Eric Richardson — February 16, 2011 — 1 Comment

On February 16, 1961, the Department of Water & Power announced plans to build a $31-million headquarters building atop Bunker Hill.


Civic Center Plans Los Angeles Times

Civic Center Plans Through the Years

By Eric Richardson — February 09, 2011 — 4 Comments

Los Angeles Civic Center—the nation's second largest—has been the focus of many different ideas and designs only its 100-year history.


Farmers Field Announcement Eric Richardson

Looking for the Convention Center Touchdown

By Eric Richardson — February 02, 2011 — 8 Comments

While the NFL's potential return to L.A. is sexy news, city officials see the chance to breathe life into the Convention Center. That's a quest that has been underway since 1940.


El Pueblo Campo Santo Excavation

By Lauren Mattia — January 18, 2011 — 6 Comments

Descendants of 44 Native Angelenos have joined the opposition for the excavation for LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.


El Pueblo Campo Santo Excavation

By Lauren Mattia — January 14, 2011 — 2 Comments

LA Plaza's CEO announced this afternoon that controversial excavation for LA Plaza's garden has been put on hold.


Fort Moore Memorial

By David Markland — January 12, 2011 — 15 Comments

Dry since 1977, the waterfall at the Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial may flow again, but not until after an evironmental study slated for 2013.


El Pueblo Campo Santo Excavation

By Lauren Mattia — January 10, 2011 — 6 Comments

Excavation for a Downtown Mexican-American cultural center's garden is receiving backlash from activists after human remains were discovered.


Angels Flight 1956 Metro Library and Archive

Angels Flight Dropping Fare to One Cent For a Day

By David Markland — December 20, 2010 — 6 Comments

On New Years Eve, Angels Flight will commemorates its 109th anniversary by lowering its fare to one penny for the day.