Archive for Downtown

Christmas Eve at the Music Center

Dec 23, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Mark your calendars!
This Year’s 51st annual LA County Holiday Celebration is being held on December 24th, at 3:00pm and at the downtown Music Center.
The theme for this year’s holiday theme is "Childhood Holiday Memories.” It [...]

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How to save 1 Hour on your Commute time if you live in West LA

Dec 10, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Do you live on the Westside?
If you do, you know how much of a hassle taking Metro can be. But don’t get me wrong, I really like Metro, but their service to the Westside isn’t [...]

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Unique LA is this Weekend

Dec 07, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The Holiday season is now here and as Christmas and the New Year is closer and closer upon us, shopping is on everyone’s mind. But where can you go to get that one-of-a-kind gift for [...]

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Enjoy some cool Jazz for the Holidays

Nov 29, 2010 by Lisa Newton

If you’re anywhere near 7th and Figueroa Streets during the next three Tuesdays, be sure to stop by the Ernest & Young Plaza to listen to some jazz.
"Jazz for the Holidays", is a lunchtime music [...]

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New LA Football Stadium next to Staples Center Expected for the 50th Superbowl

Nov 14, 2010

Casey Wasserman and Tim Leiweke are investigating the possibility of building a stadium behind Staples Center, where the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
It is suggested as a fitting place to stage large [...]

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Which is Downtown Los Angeles’ Oldest Bar? You Decide

Sep 30, 2010

Los Angeles is old–to-a-point–and there’s no debate about that. But there does seem to be a bit of controversy as to which is the oldest bar in Los Angeles.
Doling out that honor carries with [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Sep 24, 2010

Yesterday, while talking to a friend of mine she blurted out “Is it September 23rd already?” (suddenly realizing that another summer has come and gone so quickly).
Yes, and that’s how sometimes things move so fast–especially [...]

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Mapping Los Angeles Downtown Districts

Sep 20, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been “meeting” some fantastic people on Facebook. In fact, one of my newest friends goes by the name of DTLA Citizen.
Down Town Los Angeles, of course.
The main [...]

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The Downtown LA Youth and Culture Center

Sep 14, 2010

If you’ve been to 132 S. Beaudry Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles recently, then you might probably noticed a special change in the area.
Although, Travelin’ Local featured a mural yesterday, today’s mural is a [...]

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Latino Heritage Month 2010 Opens Today

Sep 10, 2010

Latino Heritage Month 2010 opens today. At today’s opening ceremony at the LA City Council Chambers–and simulcast to the South Lawn of LA City Hall–three special honorees were recognized with awards:
Hope of Los Angeles – [...]

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Ray Bradbury Week is Coming to Los Angeles

Aug 20, 2010

Ray Bradbury is considered one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. His indelible and iconic “Martian Chronicles,” established Bradbury as a serious and talented writer.
Its commercial success only added to his burgeoning [...]

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Dorothy Chandler, the Los Angeles Music Center, and Free Tours

Jul 23, 2010

Los Angeles leaders identified the need for a large civic auditorium, as far back as the 1930s. Over the span of 30 years and the sheer determination of one woman to make it happen: Dorothy [...]

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Vista Hermosa Park, a Jewel in Downtown L.A.

Jul 14, 2010

The other day, after eating lunch at The Village Kitchen, I took a slight detour and headed for Vista Hermosa Park.
Born out of what used to be old oil fields, an earthquake fault and [...]

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Downtown Los Angeles Dog Day Afternoon

Jul 12, 2010

Are you a dog owner?
Do you live in downtown Los Angeles?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, then the Fourth Annual Downtown Dog Day Afternoon at the Cathedral on Tuesday, July 27th, from [...]

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