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May 2, 2004 | Diane Haithman Times Staff Writer, Times Staff Writer
Swaggering up 4th Street near Spring is an angry young man in a brightly striped sweater, offering his unfavorable performance review of Police Chief "Billy Bratton" to the air. Walking briskly on that same street are a uniformed police officer and a man in crisp business attire, discussing "reality television." Others include a man begging for change, two laughing women unloading athletic shoe boxes from a Volkswagen and a weary crowd waiting for the bus. This eclectic downtown L.A.
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May 2, 2004 | Diane Haithman Times Staff Writer, Times Staff Writer
Swaggering up 4th Street near Spring is an angry young man in a brightly striped sweater, offering his unfavorable performance review of Police Chief "Billy Bratton" to the air. Walking briskly on that same street are a uniformed police officer and a man in crisp business attire, discussing "reality television." Others include a man begging for change, two laughing women unloading athletic shoe boxes from a Volkswagen and a weary crowd waiting for the bus. This eclectic downtown L.A.
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October 16, 2005 | Diane Haithman
FOR better or for worse, downtown's Caltrans Building seems married to Hollywood. Even before employees moved into the Thom Mayne-designed structure at 1st and Main streets in fall 2004, a disparaging Times letter writer dubbed the 716,200-square-foot edifice the "Death Star," a reference to an enemy space station in the "Star Wars" films. And for sheer size, it redefines the term "blockbuster."
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