Category Archives: Dowtown Los Angeles

City Council Approves Next Step for the DTLA Streetcar

The Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar, a signature project for 14th District Councilmember Jose Huizar and the Bringing Back Broadway initiative, took a step forward with the unanimous approval today of a new report by the Los Angeles City Council.  This action allows the City to begin formal discussions with Metro, which has earmarked $200 million for the project through the transportation sales tax imposed passed through Measure M.
The City of Los Angeles will explore ways in which Metro can release funds for the street car as soon as possible, as Measure M is currently not scheduled to fund construction until the 2050s.  The project team is also exploring a grant from the Federal government’s small starts program, as well as a potential public-private partnership to fund the project incrementally. Continue reading

Seven Architects Reimagine the L.A. River Through Downtown The concrete waterway is flanked by the Arts District and Boyle Heights

The City of Los Angeles and its Bureau of Engineering recently worked with seven design firms to reenvision seven sections of the L.A. River through Downtown Los Angeles.  Participants, as well as their corresponding segments include:
Gruen Associates: Barclay to Spring Street
WSP: Spring Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue
CH2M: Cesar Chavez Avenue to 1st Street
Chee Salette: 1st Street to 4th Street
Mia Lehrer + Associates: 4th Street to 7th Street
AECOM: 7th Street to Olympic Boulevard
Tetra Tech: Olympic Boulevard to 26th Street
The conceptual images that resulted from this process have reimagined the river banks with open space, play areas, public art, new connections and development. Continue reading

Los Angeles 2024 Olympic venue plan impresses IOC committee in bid visit

LOS ANGELES – Following a visit to evaluate Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee’s commission couldn’t pick one adjective to describe the proposed venues.

So it chose many, all superlative, to describe what the group had seen over its three-day visit here last week.

As that commission takes its tour of Paris, which concludes Tuesday, it is LA 2024’s venue plan that left the impression bid leaders had hoped for. That plan, one which does not require the construction of any permanent venues, is one that they hope can help them secure the Games.

“The commission members were almost ecstatic about the level of the venues that they’ve found and that they’ve seen and that they’ve been able to meet those people that manage those venues,” said Patrick Baumann, chair of the IOC’s evaluation commission. “It goes from spectacular venues to impressive venues to mind-blowing venues to incredible venues. That certainly is an incredibly positive thing. And it’s positive because we’ve been able to really see them.” Continue reading

USP OLYMPIC PREVIEW: IOC COMMISSION VISIT LA2024 S OLY USA CA

Good Morning Angelinos

After a failed trip to canada, Here I am spending the reste of my time off in beautiful Los Angeles. So much to do. So much to enjoy. It seems like it never old and stay fresh at all time.

enjoy this nice picture of the manhatization  of DTLA. for does who think of Downtown LA as the past need to start checking it out. You will be surprised of the changes. You cannot know until you see. Give yourself a chance to like stop by the staple center area and let me know what you think.        

Measure S: live results for LA’s anti-development ballot measure

The future of development in the city of Los Angeles will be decided by Angelenos who voted today on Measure S, a proposal to limit what can be built.

The ballot measure, which was financed primarily by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, targets tall and bulky buildings. It would force a number of reforms to the city’s old planning system, and it would impose a two-year moratorium on any buildings that don’t comply with the city’s General Plan, which is like the bible for development.

Supporters say LA is overdeveloped. They argue developers have too much influence on elected officials, who approve amendments to the General Plan. Continu reading

Places To Visite In Los Angeles, Certaines Places A Visiter Dans Los Angeles

Los Angeles Theatre, Sale de Cinema

The Los Angeles Theatre was the last of the great movie palaces built on Broadway and is one of the most accessible today, but really it should stand in here for a stroll down the length of Broadway through the Historic Core (roughly from Third Street, at Grand Central Market, to Olympic).

Among the Urban Outfitters and Umami Burgers and Ace Hotels, you’ll find the famously intricate Bradbury Building and a collection of grand movie theaters built in the years leading up to the Depression, some repurposed (that Urban Outfitters was a Rialto), some shuttered or converted to lesser uses, some on the verge of rehabilitation, and some back to their handsome old ways (the United Artists Theatre at the Ace).

The city’s also begun dedicating a little more of the street to pedestrians, with wider sidewalks and tables and chairs, so it’s a nice stretch of Downtown to hang out in

Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Walt Disney, Un Centre de Concert

The Frank Gehry masterpiece really is that striking and the Yasuhisa Toyota acoustics really do sound that good. Explore the building’s exterior folds from the sidewalk or the little-known but very nice second-level park (a.k.a. the Blue Ribbon Garden).

If you can swing it, treat yourself to LA Phil tickets to see the interiors; if you’re broke, get a glass of wine or a coffee at the cafe inside and enjoy it on the street-level outdoor dining area along Grand Avenue.

7 The Broad Museum

Though it just celebrated its one-year anniversary in September, The Broad Museum atop Bunker Hill in Downtown has definitely made itself an indispensable part of Los Angeles’s cultural landscape.

Within the confines of the honeycomb-covered building by Diller Scofido + Renfro, guests to the Broad will find contemporary art galore from the likes of Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger, John Baldessari, Kara Walker, Jeff Koons, and Jasper Johns. There’s also the infinitely Instagramable piece by Yayoi Kusama entitled “Infinity Mirrored Room — The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away,” which requires separate reservations to enter; guests can make that reservation once they’re inside the museum.

The Broad is open daily except Monday, and entrance is free. The easiest way to get in is to reserve tickets online in advance, but there’s also on-site standby line for those who like to live spontaneously.

 

 

Grammys leaving LA for New York in 2018 But the show will return to Staples Center the following year

“Last Night was One of the best Grammy’s I have seen For a while. New York is supposed to be the goat. L.A. is the Goat In the making . It is Getting closer and Closer before The thrown be handed to The City Of Angeles. Just A matter of time before it is confirmed if is it not already been the case,  sorry”

After a long run of consecutive shows held in Downtown LA, it looks like the Grammy Awards are heading back to New York City in 2018. Billboard reports that the long-rumored return of the music industry’s biggest awards show to Madison Square Garden is now all but a done deal.

The Grammys won’t be gone for long though; in 2019, the show will reportedly return to the Staples Center as part of a multi-year agreement with venue owners AEG. Continu reading

Dowtown Los Angeles CAlifornia . LA Live

L.A. LIVE offers FREE parking for lunch!

Weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. only, you can enjoy your lunch at any of the great restaurants at L.A. LIVE and pay absolutely nothing for parking. How can you beat that offer?!

So whether you grab a burger on your own or host a lunch meeting, you’ll be able to park for FREE! Where in downtown is there any parking, let alone FREE parking? So park free and enjoy lunch at L.A. LIVE! Continu reading

Park FREE For Lunch

California: Don’t Leave America. Bring America To Us. If CAlifornia Was A Country, CAlifornia Would Have Been The 7th Largest Economy In The world

For many of us in California, the election of Donald Trump came as a sobering reminder that, despite our state’s status as the 7th largest economy in the world and our commitments to environmental stewardship, inclusion, justice, and equity, we still represent just 1/8th of America’s population. Many of our fellow countrymen do not share these Californian values, or they feel shut out from the opportunity we enjoy here. In response, they’re sending us all down very different path than the one we’ve outlined for ourselves. Continu reading

Metro’s Regional Connector project hits a milestone in Little Tokyo

Across Downtown, there’s plenty of evidence that construction on Metro’s Regional Connector—a project that will bring three new subway stations to the area and connect the Blue, Expo, and Gold lines—is in full swing.

But in Little Tokyo, which is where one of those new stations is being built, at First Street and Central Avenue, work is about to move off the street and underground, reports Metro’s news blog The Source. It says, “construction at the easternmost end of the Connector’s route is now fully underground and behind barriers.” continu to read