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Faces of Downtown

Downtown residents each have their own story of how they ended up here and what Downtown is to them.


By Alanna Lin — December 13, 2010 — 1 Comment

SoulFire Community Choir's Ebony Fay says that choir can help in the quest for human connection. She's looking for people interested in making a joyful noise.


By Jeannine Denholm — June 11, 2009

This installment of Faces of Downtown pulls back the curtain on MATTEO, one of Downtown's most innovative resident artists. His Video Sculptures, as they are called...

Jessica with Telescope

By Jeannine Denholm — December 01, 2008 — 4 Comments

After a brief six-month hiatus, Faces of Downtown is back. In this installment we meet Jessica Needleman. If her name sounds familiar, it should. Her father is...


By Jeannine Denholm — June 02, 2008 — 4 Comments

In the next installment of Faces of Downtown we meet Higgins Building resident Cheryl McDonald who shares her memories of Downtown as a child, her hopes for the...

Roger Gendron

By Jeannine Denholm — May 11, 2008 — 15 Comments

When Peter Y. Hong of the LA Times wrote his March 13, 2008 article titled "Downtown Not the Center of it All," it created a lot of discussion about what was really...