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Wed, Mar 6 2013

Federal health officials arrive in LA to help with TB investigation

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention arrived in L.A. on Monday to help local agencies investigate a particular strain of TB that has surfaced on Skid Row.

Wed, Mar 6 2013

LA Conservancy releases 2013 'Last Remaining Seats' line-up

In what seems like further proof that summer is not too far away, the L.A. Conservancy has released the line-up of films for their annual movie series "Last Remaining Seats" which begins June 1.

Tue, Mar 5 2013

DTLA dining updates: Gluten-free burgers, French entrees and a new Fatburger


Mignon wine bar has expanded their menu to include french entrees and appetizers, and The Counter has rolled out a gluten-free menu that includes milkshakes and beer. The hamburger chain Fatburger has just opened doors on Figueroa.

Mon, Mar 4 2013

South Park to get new Girl Scout troops (which means more Girl Scout cookies) this fall


The Girl Scouts are coming to DTLA this fall and organizers are hosting an informational meeting this month for anyone interested. The Scouts will start meeting in the 2013-2014 school year, coinciding with the debut of a new charter school.

Fri, Mar 1 2013

Homeless survey results aim to help Skid Row's most vulnerable find housing


Organizers of the Skid Row homeless count and survey gathered last night to discuss the results. They said the data they collected will be used to help find housing for the area's most vulnerable and chronically homeless.

Thu, Feb 28 2013

City officials ask Supreme Court to overturn homeless possession injunction


Attorneys for the City of Los Angeles have filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn a lower court injunction that prevents the seizure and destruction of possessions that homeless people leave on sidewalks.

Thu, Feb 28 2013

Sprinkles has the golden ticket for DTLA opening next week

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The Beverly Hills-born Sprinkles Cupcakes will be opening a new store in DTLA next week at the Figat7th retail development. As part of their opening day campaign, they will be baking surprises into select cupcakes.

Wed, Feb 27 2013

Funky Sole takes over Grand Park for free, nighttime dance party

This Thursday night DTLA's Grand Park will turn into a dance party; there will a full-service bar on the lawn, a performance by Breakestra and DJ sets by the crew behind Funky Soul, a weekly soul dance party at nightclub The Echo.

Tue, Feb 26 2013

Vigil to be held today in DTLA for Canadian woman found dead at Cecil Hotel

The Downtown Clergy Council is hosting a candlelight vigil on Tuesday in front of the Cecil Hotel to honor the Canadian woman who was found dead in the water tank there earlier this week.

Tue, Feb 26 2013
Skid Row

Health official: 'This outbreak of TB is not a threat to the public at large'


The L.A. County Department of Health said there's no evidence that this strain of TB is more virulent than any other, and overall TB rates across the county and the country have actually decreased.

Mon, Feb 25 2013

Silver Lake Jubilee music, arts festival moves to DTLA this summer


What began as a Silver Lake neighborhood festival is moving Downtown to the Arts District this June. The two-day festival typically includes musical performances, community activities and food trucks.

Fri, Feb 22 2013

Skid Row TB epidemic is 'alarming,' but the community is well-versed in disease


National health officials have been called into Downtown's Skid Row to help investigate a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak that health officials are calling the largest in a decade.