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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2005 | Susana Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
Officials launched a round of community outreach meetings Tuesday on the ambitious effort to remake a portion of downtown's Grand Avenue, presenting some concepts of how the project might eventually look. The street -- which links the Museum of Contemporary Art, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Music Center's three older venues and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels -- is scheduled to undergo a $1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1991 | SHAWN HUBLER, Columnist Bill Boyarsky is on vacation. Today's guest columnist is Shawn Hubler, a reporter for the South Bay Edition of The Times
Drive up Alameda Street, along the eastern frontier of downtown, through the smells of rotting fruit and truck exhaust. At 3rd Street, a left will take you into Little Tokyo. Head right and you're in the maze of big rigs and loading docks that used to be my neighborhood. It's one of those dingy, Central City pockets notable these days not for what it is, but for what it was supposed to have been: a sort of Soho West, a community of the creative and the curious.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1991 | SHAWN DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It took cigar-chomping dreamer Abbot Kinney just one year early in the century to construct an American Venice--complete with amusement parks, canals and imported gondoliers--in a swamp on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. But it has taken the people who live in Kinney's community three decades to come up with a plan for saving what's left of those canals.
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June 16, 1996 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At age 19, after running away from Georgia and hoboing around the country, Ernest James had seen enough of the wide world to consider where he wanted to settle. Bride in tow, he boarded the Louisville & Nashville Railroad--buying tickets this time--and headed resolutely to Bronzeville. In 1943, he was sure, there was no better place in America for a black man to build a life. "Everybody knew about Bronzeville, in Chicago," he remembers.
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June 13, 1991 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Donna Ryan, the string snapped three months ago as she watched her child in the playground of Tompkins Square Park. On the other side of a fence surrounding the play area, a young derelict walked up to where she was sitting and defecated through the iron bars. It wasn't the first time that Ryan and other middle-income residents had been harassed by some of the 200 homeless people living in a shantytown at the other end of the park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frequently scorned as a community of immigrants, Santa Ana is using its diverse resources to lure artists and professionals back downtown, an area that is emerging as a hub for Orange County's cool and hip. Starting with the redevelopment of 4th Street in the 1980s, when seedy bars gave way to Latino-oriented shops and restaurants, city planners have been carefully crafting a redevelopment plan for the downtown area to create a family-friendly environment where people can work and live.
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March 2, 2001 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is a building at Yucca and Wilcox, in the heart of Hollywood, that once was a decrepit squat for dozens of runaway teens. But with its red-brick facade and spacious interiors handsomely restored, it now is a sought-after apartment house. Down the street on Hollywood Boulevard, a homeless girl used to sleep under a dusty wall that is now part of the stylish courtyard of the remodeled Egyptian Theatre headquarters of the American Cinematheque.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2001 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' long-beleaguered Chinatown is becoming a trendy place--a popular evening destination for non-Asians. Some merchants believe the influx of an avant-garde crowd, drawn by a blossoming art scene, is a precursor to "mainstreaming" Chinatown, in the spirit of Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade or Old Pasadena. Nowhere is the change more evident than on Chung King Road, a quaint pocket of art and curio shops tucked away at the western edge of Chinatown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
Talk about shaking things up. After more than 20 years without approving a bar that doesn't serve food, Santa Ana has given its OK to a martini lounge. And more telling to some, the City Council's 5-2 vote shows the city's commitment to its nascent artists village where residents of newly built lofts, gallery operators and restaurant owners are clamoring for foot traffic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2007 | Cara Mia DiMassa and Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writers
Broadway in downtown Los Angeles was long a symbol of the bustling city: site of the city's original shopping district, a boulevard for protest marches and the home of a rich confluence of movie palaces, once home to star-studded premieres and thousands of moviegoers nightly. The street's fortunes have ebbed and flowed along with most of downtown.
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