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Downtowners vote 'yes' on new tax to fund DTLA streetcar

By Hayley Fox — December 03, 2012 — 3 Comments

Preliminary results are in and Downtowners have voted in favor of a property tax that will help fund a new streetcar in Downtown.


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By Hayley Fox — December 03, 2012

Today's the last day for eligible Downtown residents to vote on the proposed new streetcar. Although the election has mail-in ballots, people can walk their vote into the City Clerk's office throughout the day today.


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Downtown Women's Center debuts renovated housing complex, new vintage boutique

By Hayley Fox — November 29, 2012 — 1 Comment

This non-profit based in Skid Row opened a new store today selling donated designer clothes and items made by women at the center. They also unveiled the renovated housing complex on Los Angeles Street that will be housing 78 women.


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Metro invites public input at Union Station 'master plan' meeting

By Hayley Fox — November 26, 2012 — 1 Comment

Metro purchased the historic transit hub last year and is working on developing a long-term plan to transform the historic station into a "premier" destination for travelers. Now, they're looking for your input.


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Proposed DTLA streetcar may be new but its concept is a century old

By Hayley Fox — November 22, 2012 — 4 Comments

Downtown voters have less than two weeks left to vote on a proposed new streetcar that will snake through a four-mile stretch of DTLA; although this car will be brand new, its concept is about a century old.


Downtown's City Target will be open for 26 hours of Black Friday shopping

By Hayley Fox — November 21, 2012

Downtown's City Target just opened last month but it is already geared up for Thanksgiving's Black Thursday/Friday shopping marathon. The store's manager says that nearly all the 260 people on staff will be working over the two days.


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LA Public Library releases new ALOUD line-up; 'The Dude' Jeff Bridges will abide

By Hayley Fox — November 19, 2012 — 1 Comment

The L.A. Public Library has released their schedule for its upcoming series of ALOUD events -- which cover topics ranging from Cold War architecture to reporting in Haiti, and a conversation with actor Jeff Bridges about his new book.


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LAPD pushes for DTLA 'bike valets' to help curb high bike theft rates

By Hayley Fox — November 16, 2012 — 6 Comments

With almost 120 bike thefts in Downtown in just the last four months, the LAPD has initiated a program where cyclists can "valet" their bikes for a small fee to have them temporarily stored in a secure space.


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Vote: DTLA neighborhood council elections are tonight

By Hayley Fox — November 15, 2012 — 5 Comments

The Downtown Neighborhood Council elections take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and anyone with any degree of stake in DTLA is eligible to vote for at least one position.


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Staples Center to host all-day electronics recycling event

By Hayley Fox — November 14, 2012

All day Thursday, residents can bring their old computers, cell phones, microwaves or any other electronics and drop them off at Staples Center as part of a national day of recycling.


Organic, recycled clothing brand moves in next door to American Apparel

By Hayley Fox — November 09, 2012 — 1 Comment

DTLA-based manufacturer and wholesaler Groceries Apparel makes clothing basics out of recycled materials including cotton, denim and hemp. “Our goal is to move and create a demand for organic on a mass scale,” said Groceries president.