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By Lauren Mattia — January 28, 2011 — 8 Comments

Could corporate branding of stations help solve Metro's money woes? The agency says it is looking into the idea.

Regional Connector - Little Tokyo Refined Metro

Connector Refines Plans to Fit Into Little Tokyo

By Eric Richardson — January 12, 2011 — 23 Comments

A new design for Little Tokyo's Regional Connector station should smooth the construction process for a neighborhood that has been very vocal with its concerns.

Diesel Tow

By Lauren Mattia — January 12, 2011 — 5 Comments

Officials from Metro retire L.A.'s last diesel bus this morning, ringing in the new year as the world's first major city with a clean air fleet.

Regional Connector Render: 2nd Street Looking West

By Eric Richardson — January 05, 2011 — 2 Comments

They aren't yet commited to funding, but the FTA this week notified Metro that it can proceed with preliminary engineering on the Regional Connector.

Bike Ad

By Eric Richardson — January 04, 2011 — 8 Comments

It may be illegal, but placing a bike shop sticker on neighborhood bike racks does seem like well-targeted advertising.

Jaywalking Fees Breakdown blogdowntown

Breaking Down the Cost of Jaywalking

By David Markland and Eric Richardson — December 15, 2010 — 21 Comments

Talk of tickets soared after LAPD said that it planned to emphasize enforcement of jaywalking laws during the holiday season with a $190 ticket. Just where does the money go?

Regional Connector Update Metro

Fight Continues Over 5th & Flower Station

By Eric Richardson — December 08, 2010 — 10 Comments

While a station at 5th and Flower was officially removed from the Regional Connector in October, stakeholders are continuing to petition for its return.

9th Street Construction Eric Richardson

110 Freeway Work Far From Finished

By blogdowntown Staff — December 03, 2010 — 15 Comments

Downtown residents and commuters have likely noticed the work being done on the 110 freeway near the 10. It will speed travel, but not until 2013.

New Credit Card Meter on 9th Eric Richardson

Downtown's Parking Spots About to Get Smart

By Eric Richardson — December 01, 2010 — 11 Comments

The streets of Downtown should get a whole lot smarter in 2011 as work gets underway on the city's ambitious ExpressPark parking management system.

IMG_2038 David Markland

Things For Kids To Do at the L.A. Auto Show

By David Markland — November 19, 2010 — 2 Comments

Bullet time video, slot car racing, handsfree racing games, and even Shamwow! are set to entertain your kids while you peruse for cars at the L.A. Auto Show.

Angels Flight Eric Richardson

Should Angels Flight Increase Its Fare?

By David Markland — November 16, 2010 — 25 Comments

On Sinai and Olivet's Twitter account, the twin cars of Angels Flight ponder if the historic railway should increase its 25 cent fare.

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Palace Theater, Bringing Back Broadway2014 LA MARATHON WHEELCHAIRLoyola Law School, William M. Rains Law Library, Frank O. Gehry & Associates, Architects 1981-198499 Cent StoreCalifornia Club, Robt. D. Farquhar & George W. Kelham Architects 1928Construction Watch, Grand Avenue Project - Parcel MOld FashionedLos Angeles Athletic Club, John Parkinson & Edwin Bergstrom 1912Marine Corps War Memorial, Felix de Weldon Design 1955St. Vincent Court, Downtown Los AngelesCaffe Luxxe's Gary Chau and Mark Wain at the Big Western Cafe, Downtown L.A.