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Renderings released for new Spring Street parklets

By Hayley Fox — January 28, 2013 — 8 Comments

Renderings for the new Spring Street parklets feature an abundance of seating and a foosball table. What do you think of these new mini-parks? What features would you like to see added?


via Council District 14

Two Spring Street parklets set to open in February

By Hayley Fox — January 25, 2013 — 2 Comments

These small, urban parks will be made by converting metered parking spaces along Spring Street. The first two in DTLA will have their grand opening on February 7.


Spring Street Police Tape Eric Richardson

LAPD report 'active weekend' for property crime in DTLA

By Hayley Fox — January 24, 2013

According to a LAPD alert from Downtown's Central Division, property crimes continue to be plague Downtown. Last weekend there was six bike thefts alone.


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LA Kings play first game after lockout at Staples Center this weekend

By Hayley Fox — January 18, 2013

The NHL lockout lasted about four months and the L.A. Kings will play their first hockey game of the season on Saturday at noon at the Staples Center.


Flickr via Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits

City Council orders report on feasibility of 'homeless donation meters'

By Hayley Fox — January 17, 2013 — 2 Comments

If these meters are implemented, Los Angeles' old parking meters with the coin slots would be turned into public donation centers. The donations would then go towards homeless services in the city.


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DTLA developments contribute to LA's record-breaking tourism year

By Hayley Fox — January 16, 2013 — 1 Comment

Los Angeles attracted more tourists last year than ever before, and many of these visitors were drawn to Downtown 's newest and oldest landmarks.


By Hayley Fox — January 14, 2013 — 4 Comments

A Church and State employee was stabbed early Sunday morning near the Arts District restaurant. He was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


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Urban Radish specialty market breaks ground in Arts District

By Hayley Fox — December 13, 2012

An upscale market setting up shop in a metal shed in the ARts District has began construction and set a tentative opening date for March 2013.


Screenshot of the ParkMe app

App helps drivers find available parking spaces in DTLA

By Hayley Fox — December 12, 2012

The ParkMe iPhone and computer application provides drivers in Downtown with real-time information on the availability and pricing of public parking spaces -- on the street and in garages.


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Downtown Women's Center serves as 'safe haven' for thousands of Skid Row homeless

By Hayley Fox — December 10, 2012 — 1 Comment

The Downtown Women's Center relies on volunteers for nearly all of its programs -- from cooking meals, to teaching crafts or helping with computer literacy, last year the center had 2,500 volunteers. And is always looking for more.


Spring Street Police Tape Eric Richardson

Two deaths on Skid Row in less than 12 hours; one a confirmed homicide

By Hayley Fox — December 05, 2012

LAPD officials say that between Monday night and early Tuesday morning there were two deaths on Skid Row. One occurred inside the Los Angeles Mission.