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Team of Downtown LAPD officers to run in 120 mile race to Las Vegas

By Hayley Fox — April 12, 2013

This weekend, droves of LAPD officers will head out to the desert to compete in, cheer on or celebrate the "Baker to Vegas" race. This overnight relay run pits teams of law enforcement officials against each other -- and ends in a big Vegas party.

courtesy José Huizar's office/via

LA government access TV station moves headquarters to Olvera Street theater

By Hayley Fox — April 11, 2013

Government access TV station Channel 35 — where City Council meetings are aired live —is moving its headquarters to the historic Pico House Merced Theater. City officials say this will also allow for a much needed modernization of the facilities.

Downtown Skyline Eric Richardson

blogdowntown launches new online map of DTLA developments

By Hayley Fox — April 09, 2013 — 55 Comments

As part of our effort to track the construction and opening of new developments in downtown L.A., blogdowntown is launching a color-coded map that will be continually updated as projects progress.

Courtesy of Metro

Angelenos invited to explore Metro station artwork in series of public tours

By Hayley Fox — April 04, 2013 — 3 Comments

Metro transit stations across L.A. County feature artwork from more than 300 artists. Transportation officials are hosting tours of select stations to explain and explore the stories behind the creations.

Flickr via srd515

Dodgers season begins as does the Stadium Express bus from Union Station

By Hayley Fox — April 02, 2013 — 1 Comment

The L.A. Dodgers began season play yesterday as did the Dodger Stadium Express — a free, direct bus that goes from Union Station to the ballpark.

Flickr via Slices of Light

Demographic survey aims to bring new restaurants, retailers to DTLA

By Hayley Fox — April 02, 2013 — 19 Comments

A group of Downtown property owners surveying area residents, employees and visitors to determine what new businesses people want the most. Similar studies are credited with bringing Ralphs and Target to DTLA in the past.

By Hayley Fox — March 28, 2013

In what sounds like ArtWalk but for the shopping set, ShopWalk hosts its third ever event next week in DTLA. Stores stay open late, restaurants offer one-night deals and of course, there's music and drinks.

Brian Watt/KPCC

Skid Row TB update: Federal health officials leave LA, area shelters still reeling

By Hayley Fox — March 27, 2013 — 7 Comments

Although federal officials have left downtown L.A., shelters in the area are still struggling with volunteers scared to return. After weeks of investigation, no new cases of active TB were found in the area — but officials think that may change.

via HNTB

City awards design firm $30 millon contract for new 6th Street Bridge

By Hayley Fox — March 08, 2013 — 16 Comments

L.A. City Council approved a contract this week for the HNTB design firm to redo the 6th Street Bridge. The firm won the project last year after the city decided the current, historic bridge had to be replaced due to structural issues.

Brian Watt/KPCC

Federal health officials arrive in LA to help with TB investigation

By Hayley Fox — March 06, 2013

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.

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

By Hayley Fox — March 01, 2013 — 7 Comments

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.