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November 17, 2011
EVENTS Downtown on Ice, Los Angeles' answer to the ice rink at New York's Rockefeller Center, offers frosty holiday fun even on balmy evenings. Framed by skyscrapers and twinkling lights, the outdoor rink is a festive environment for skating, special exhibitions, concerts, games and more. Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., L.A. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Skating session $6, skate rental $2. (213) 847-4970. http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare
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October 15, 2011 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
As protesters around the world marked a "global day of action," crowds took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to vent frustration over dismal job prospects and the failure of government to get the economy back on track. "I'm one of the 99%," said Walt Metivier of Torrance, referring to the preponderance of Americans who are not among the nation's wealthiest. "I work for a large oil company, and I'm fortunate. But I want to see a future for my grandchildren. " And right now, he said, he doesn't.
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October 1, 2011 | By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
Stephen Maranzano had a long list of concerns: the war in the Middle East, corporate tax breaks, rising unemployment and the fact that he's working three part-time jobs and still barely makes ends meet. "I don't know if we can be successful in changing all of that, but we have to do what we can," said the 58-year-old Costa Mesa resident, who gathered with several hundred fellow demonstrators Saturday afternoon outside Los Angeles City Hall. The protest was organized by a group called Occupy LA and is modeled after a similar movement in New York that has been staging a sit-in on Wall Street for almost two weeks.
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August 12, 2011 | By Steven Armstrong, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Perch is a new rooftop bar and restaurant that's making downtown L.A. rethink the way it does night life. Unlike downtown's most famous rooftop bar — the ostentatious poolside lounge crowning the Standard Hotel — Perch doesn't have a pool or red Astroturf or gaggles of scantily clad partiers. It doesn't have a million-dollar lighting system or a make-believe speak-easy either. What Perch does have is a fine cocktail program, an impressive selection of French wines and spirits, a French-inspired dinner menu, panoramic views, live music and a palpable lack of pretension.
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July 7, 2011 | By Ramie Becker, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Paying steep prices for concert tickets is such a pre-recession mentality. This summer, the city's cup overflows with free (or practically free) pop, rock and dance music options, no matter what neighborhood or musical genre you call your own. Here's just a taste of the summer's offerings. Cee Lo Green The voice behind smash hits "Crazy" and "Forget You" gives a free concert for the launch of the new 5 Towers outdoor stage at Universal CityWalk. The venue, decked out with a jumbo video screen and thousands of LED fixtures, will be presenting a host of free pop, rock and Latin music shows in the coming months.
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May 14, 2011 | By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of teachers, parents and students rallied in Pershing Square on Friday to protest budget cuts and urge legislators for ballot measures to help fund education. The protest was part of a weeklong series of events around the state intended to draw attention to education funding. Over the past three years, state lawmakers have approved nearly $20 billion in cuts to K-12 schools and public colleges. On Thursday night, 26 people, including California Teachers Assn. President David Sanchez, were arrested in Sacramento after they refused to leave lawmakers' offices.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2011
EVENTS Don't miss out on this perfect excuse for childhood wish-fulfillment at Los Angeles Pillow Fight Day, a massive pillow fight in the wide open air. The featherier your pillow, the better — just don't leave before cleanup or take out any inner aggression on an unsuspecting reveler. Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. 2 p.m. Sat. Free. (213) 485-1645. http://www.pillowfightlosangeles.com
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December 17, 2010 | Hector Tobar
The day at Pershing Square begins with the sky turning yellow over the buildings of the Jewelry Mart, and with a 64-year-old homeless man named Edward Reifsteck claiming his spot on one of the park's concrete benches. By 6:30 a.m., he's packed up his tent on Los Angeles Street and walked the four blocks to the park. I found him there just after noon with "The Story of Bohemia," a book from the nearby Central Library, reading, scratching his chin and looking out across a landscape of fountains and fake snow.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2010
EVENTS Just because you live in L.A. doesn't mean you can't conjure up an East Coast-style winter wonderland for yourself. Come downtown to Pershing Square for a spin around the ice rink, and, if you squint, it'll be just like Rockefeller Center. Well, almost. Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive St., L.A. Fri.-Jan. 18. Mon-Thurs, noon-10 p.m., Fri-Sun, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. One-hour sessions: $6; skate rental: $2. http://www.laparks.org , (213) 847-4970.
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