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Three design renderings for the 6th Street Bridge; what's your favorite?

By Hayley Fox — September 13, 2012 — 15 Comments

Three design firms were chosen as finalists to create the new 6th Street Bridge that connects DTLA to Boyle Heights. Which one would you choose, downtowners?

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City officials announce design finalists for 6th Street Bridge project

By Hayley Fox — September 13, 2012 — 3 Comments

Otherwise known as the 6th Street Viaduct, this bridge connects downtown L.A. to Boyle Heights. Because it's the "most at-risk bridge in the city" to collapse during an earthquake, it must be demolished and replaced.

Anibal Ortiz / KPCC

Industrial District warehouse stores personal property for homeless

By Hayley Fox — September 12, 2012 — 1 Comment

The City's recent overhauling cleanups on Skid Row have led to even more homeless people choosing to store their clothing, blankets and personal items in bins at the 7th Street storage center.

Anibal Ortiz / KPCC

Grand Park flag garden opens with help of 103-year-old female war veteran

By Hayley Fox — September 11, 2012 — 1 Comment

The Community Terrace and Flag Garden portion of the new Grand Park opened today with a 9/11 tribute and ceremony peppered with military, firefighters and sheriffs.

Andres Aguila/KPCC

New Grand Park terrace to open with 9/11 tribute

By Hayley Fox — September 10, 2012 — 1 Comment

Downtown's expansive Grand Park continues to open in phases this week, with a ceremony slated for Tuesday to debut the new Community Terrace. The remainder of the park is expected to open later this fall.

Central Library

By Tony Pierce — September 07, 2012

A confirmed bed bug was found August 9 in the Science & Technology section and on Labor Day a second one was found.

Bear Guerra/KPCC

Definition of 'temporary' storage on Skid Row unclear to some

By Hayley Fox — September 06, 2012 — 6 Comments

A U.S. Appeals court upheld an ordinance which allows homeless people to temporarily store their belongings on the sidewalk in Skid Row, but the definition of "temporary" and other details remain unclear to many in the area.

By Tony Pierce — September 06, 2012

Last month the exotic vehicle was recovered undamaged but police are still looking for the suspect who detectives believe is Jason Allen Steigerwald.

Andrew Lopez

Court: homeless can leave possessions on sidewalks temporarily

By Tony Pierce — September 05, 2012

The federal appellate court upheld a lower court's ruling that seizure and/or destruction of property temporarily left on a sidewalk violated homeless people's constitutional rights.

Hybrid High School Dietmar Quistorf

Charter school opens in DTLA for students at risk of dropping out

By Hayley Fox — September 05, 2012 — 2 Comments

A new USC charter school opened Tuesday on Figueroa in downtown L.A. The seven-day-a-week school is aimed at high school students deemed at risk of dropping out.

Tania and Turkey Ed Fuentes

Downtown Clergy Council recommends alternatives to feeding Skid Row homeless

By Tony Pierce — August 30, 2012 — 6 Comments

The council this month released a position paper that, in part, says, "you must understand that when you feed the homeless in the street, you unintentionally rob them of any incentive to seek assistance from the various services in the area."