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Mothers March En Masse

By Ed Fuentes — April 30, 2008 — 9 Comments

May 1st is March Day for Downtown L.A., as four marches set out from three start points, dividing Downtown into four pieces and making sure tomorrow will be an interesting...


Fiesta Broadway

By Eric Richardson — April 23, 2008 — 7 Comments

On Sunday, April 27th, Fiesta Broadway will bring music, crowds and a healthy dose of commercialism to Broadway. The annual event claims to draw 500,000 people...


Red Streetcar Eric Richardson

The Modern Streetcar's Greatest Asset: Low Floor Boarding

By Eric Richardson — April 22, 2008 — 18 Comments

The proposed streetcar system for Downtown is often referred to as a revival of the Red Car, the romanticized system that connected all parts of the L.A. area. ...


Portland Streetcar Trip

By Eric Richardson — April 18, 2008 — 4 Comments

One of the most interesting things presented in yesterday's talks about the Portland Streetcar was the pace of construction. Mike Powell, owner of massive Portland...


Portland Streetcar Trip Eric Richardson

First Glimpses from the Portland Streetcar Trip

By Eric Richardson — April 17, 2008 — 8 Comments

It was a full day for the more than two dozen members of the Downtown group up in Portland to ride streetcars and hear about how development has blossomed along...


Sidewalk Closed

By Eric Richardson — April 16, 2008

Just a few weeks ago we ran a piece chastizing the city for talking up a pedestrian friendly Downtown, while at the same time allowing sidewalks to be closed indefinitely...


Streetcar in the Pearl Phillip J. Salzman

Downtown Delegation Heads North to Ride Streetcars

By Eric Richardson — April 16, 2008 — 16 Comments

Councilman Jose Huizar leads a trip to the Pacific Northwest this week, as a delegation of approximately two dozen head to Portland and Seattle to ride streetcars...


Downtown Filming

By Eric Richardson — April 15, 2008 — 4 Comments

This special midweek closure report is brought to you by Harley Davidson and CBS, home of Numb3rs and CSI: New York.

A number of late night closures this week encompassing...


Spanning History: Bridges of the L.A. River Eric Richardson

A Visual Tour through Sunday's Bridge Mix

By Eric Richardson — April 15, 2008 — 1 Comment

Sunday's Bridge Mix event offered the public a chance to get up close to four of the historic bridges crossing the L.A. River as it passes through Downtown. An...


Closed

By Eric Richardson — April 11, 2008

Spring street was closed at 3rd today around 3:30pm as authorities tended to a pedestrian who had been struck by a minivan. The injured woman had severe bleeding...


Backup from Filming

By Eric Richardson — April 10, 2008 — 4 Comments

Living in Downtown L.A., it's easy to forget the innocence of being excited about filming for a car commercial. Yesterday's Tampa Tribune included a bit of filming...