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DTLA Mayor: Shawn Suggs

Suave, stylish, urbane, and ceaselessly charismatic, Shawn Suggs is the living embodiment of the new DTLA. Effortlessly cool with just the right amount of swagger, he’s a one-man Rat Pack updated and repackaged for 21st-century Los Angeles living. He’s the cool kid you wish you knew and the man you

DTLA PATRIOT: Carmen Rodriguez Toledo

When Carmen Rodriguez Toledo first ventured Downtown to cheer with friends 14 years ago, it was mainly for a chance to socialize in hidden places in a Downtown where most others had dared to go. It would be these early Downtown community activities that would eventually become the catalyst for

10 GREAT PLACES FOR FATHER’S DAY GIFTS

Jennifer Wattenberg Velazquez was just a four-year-old girl when her dad Richard and uncle Allen starting bringing her Downtown to visit the Bradbury Building which first housed the family’s tiny knife sharpening shop.After 40 years of observation and first hand involvement she’s about to take the helm; and in less than

Councilmember José Huizar Leading DTLA Forward

Councilmember José Huizar is leading the way for City officials and a large coalition of pedestrian, bike, greenway and DTLA advocates to officially launch his DTLA Forward initiative, which is focused on improving traffic flow, pedestrian and bicyclists’ access, as well as increased green and public space in Downtown Los Angeles. In

LONG LIVE GALLERY ROW

In 1996 Kjell Hagen moved into an abandoned building on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd. It was typical of that area in DTLA. The window frames held no glass, the outlets drew no power, and, at the intersection of Main and 3rd, tumbleweeds might have rolled past the boarded up store-fronts. Kjell recalls his first

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