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CicLAvia not just for cyclists; walkers group forms WalkLAvia

By Hayley Fox — October 04, 2012 — 1 Comment

In case cycling in the upcoming CicLAvia isn't for you, the group Los Angeles Walks has organized a coinciding two-hour group walk leaving from Downtown L.A. and heading down Figueroa to Exposition Park.

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Grand Park to be featured on upcoming CicLAvia ride

By Hayley Fox — October 03, 2012

Grand Park's final opening party this Saturday will be followed by the L.A.'s fifth CicLAvia -- which will use Downtown's new 12-acre park as one of its activity hubs.

LAPD headquarters vandalized with chalk, permanent marker and feces

By Hayley Fox — October 02, 2012 — 5 Comments

Sometime late Monday night, police say people vandalized the Downtown LAPD headquarters by writing slogans in chalk and permanent marker, as well as defecating on a piece of art.

Flickr via shalawesome

Toll lanes coming soon to 110 freeway; first in LA County

By Hayley Fox — October 01, 2012

Toll lanes on are slated to open next month on the 110 freeway. These ExpressLanes will open up the already existing carpool lanes to drivers who are willing to pay -- up to $1.40 a mile depending on traffic.

Flickr via Aquii in LA

YMCA's 75-story stair climb returns to the US Bank Tower

By Hayley Fox — September 28, 2012 — 1 Comment

DTLA's Ketchum YMCA hosts their annual fundraising stair climb, which includes SoCal fireighters wearing 80 pounds of gear as they climb the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

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Thieves steal $40,000 worth of computers, cash, and handbags at Orsini apartments

By Hayley Fox — September 27, 2012

The massive downtown apartment complex had three burglaries this weekend and one on Monday. Police say all of them occurred in residences that had open windows.

Triathlon will end in Downtown on Carmageddon Sunday

By Tony Pierce — September 26, 2012 — 2 Comments

Prepare for activity around L.A. Live and road closures on 11th St. and Flower St. to 1st St. and Grand Ave. Sunday morning through the afternoon.

Flickr via whyamiKeenan

LAPD, DTLA bike stores team up to sell discounted u-locks

By Hayley Fox — September 26, 2012 — 1 Comment

Every bike stolen in recent months has been left unlocked or secured only with a cable/chain lock, says the LAPD. In response, police and two Downtown bike shops are offering coupons for the heavy duty (but expensive) Kryptonite u-locks.

Emily Chu

Spring Street vet hospital to offer animal health care with Eastern medicine twist

By Hayley Fox — September 25, 2012 — 1 Comment

DTLA Vets is setting up shop in Downtown LA, and will offer both standard animal health care along with acupuncture, doggie wellness parties and food therapy.

Metro Flickr via Mark Hogan

Metro warns of increased cell phone crimes on Blue and Green lines

By Hayley Fox — September 25, 2012 — 2 Comments

A recent spike in cell phone and jewelery thefts spike aboard Metro train and bus lines has led to an increased presence of Sheriff's deputies aboard the public transit system.

streetcar Courtesy of LA Streetcar Inc.

Campaign for DTLA streetcar ramps up; needs residents' votes

By Hayley Fox — September 24, 2012 — 21 Comments

A campaign in support of the streetcar project is ramping up this fall in an effort to garner votes for a crucial November election, which asks some Downtown property owners to fund a portion of the $125-billion project.