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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: Official LA/SoCal local thread

for the postings of cultural, culinary, interesting, semi-interesting, misc. goings on in LA

http://laist.com/2015/10/23/sixth_street_bridge_farewell_festival.php

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:54 pm    Post subject:

DTLA is coming back. I drive the 6th St. bridge every day. It's sad to see go. It's quintessential LA...like driving down Sunset during it's heydey but it's LA River and absolutely historical. On a clear day, downtown simply looks awesome, at night even better, and you kinda get that feeling a tourist gets when they see Hollywood sign. Different. But it's still "LA baby." It's microcosim of change thats happening with DTLA boom. On one side of bridge, the whole Arts District is blowing up. On the other you got former Jewish/Japanese now Latino barrio in Boyle Heights. The skid row area and Boyle Heights are now gentifying. Hipster vegan bars and restarants like Bestia are now just a block or 2 from homeless. Lots of people are gonna be kicked out, and the racial make up is gonna change. It's kinda weird. I see photographers every day, and film crews on bridge. It's in so many commercials, various film spots you take for granted but your like yeah I've seen that before. Once it's complete, I can see it being a new icon for City just like the Disney Concert Hall.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:59 pm    Post subject:

You would have thought that a bridge like that might be seen in a movie or two...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:17 pm    Post subject:

new concept:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:41 pm    Post subject:

Lots of change happening in DTLA. The Grand Park has been a great addition to the city as well. There are a bunch of new buildings being built. There's supposed to be a new building that will be the tallest building west of Chicago. Cant wait to see what LA will look like 10 years from now.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:13 am    Post subject:

purple mr. nice guy wrote:
DTLA is coming back. I drive the 6th St. bridge every day. It's sad to see go. It's quintessential LA...like driving down Sunset during it's heydey but it's LA River and absolutely historical. On a clear day, downtown simply looks awesome, at night even better, and you kinda get that feeling a tourist gets when they see Hollywood sign. Different. But it's still "LA baby." It's microcosim of change thats happening with DTLA boom. On one side of bridge, the whole Arts District is blowing up. On the other you got former Jewish/Japanese now Latino barrio in Boyle Heights. The skid row area and Boyle Heights are now gentifying. Hipster vegan bars and restarants like Bestia are now just a block or 2 from homeless. Lots of people are gonna be kicked out, and the racial make up is gonna change. It's kinda weird. I see photographers every day, and film crews on bridge. It's in so many commercials, various film spots you take for granted but your like yeah I've seen that before. Once it's complete, I can see it being a new icon for City just like the Disney Concert Hall.


That will be interesting to see....are they gonna move skid row elsewhere? I don't see that as an easy problem to fix. Anybody who is familiar with downtown LA realizes how big the homeless problem is and that won't be easy to solve.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject:

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purple mr. nice guy wrote:
DTLA is coming back. I drive the 6th St. bridge every day. It's sad to see go. It's quintessential LA...like driving down Sunset during it's heydey but it's LA River and absolutely historical. On a clear day, downtown simply looks awesome, at night even better, and you kinda get that feeling a tourist gets when they see Hollywood sign. Different. But it's still "LA baby." It's microcosim of change thats happening with DTLA boom. On one side of bridge, the whole Arts District is blowing up. On the other you got former Jewish/Japanese now Latino barrio in Boyle Heights. The skid row area and Boyle Heights are now gentifying. Hipster vegan bars and restarants like Bestia are now just a block or 2 from homeless. Lots of people are gonna be kicked out, and the racial make up is gonna change. It's kinda weird. I see photographers every day, and film crews on bridge. It's in so many commercials, various film spots you take for granted but your like yeah I've seen that before. Once it's complete, I can see it being a new icon for City just like the Disney Concert Hall.


That will be interesting to see....are they gonna move skid row elsewhere? I don't see that as an easy problem to fix. Anybody who is familiar with downtown LA realizes how big the homeless problem is and that won't be easy to solve.


Going to bused out to the Inland Empire. Anaheim already fought back against a homeless shelter there.

What's left... Bell Gardens, Gardena?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:31 pm    Post subject:

Lots of homeless migrating to the San Fernando Valley. As I was out and about today running errands I counted at least 10 people today sprawled out with their belongings on bus benches.

People can only look away from this blight for so long.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:04 am    Post subject:

Caltrans hiring LAUSD graduates

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:12 am    Post subject:

DTLA is now officially on the up & up: Whole Foods will open a location at 8th & Grand next week

http://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/ZnWoZ/news/whole-foods-market-sets-opening-date-for-downtown-los-angeles-store
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:09 am    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
DTLA is now officially on the up & up: Whole Foods will open a location at 8th & Grand next week

http://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/ZnWoZ/news/whole-foods-market-sets-opening-date-for-downtown-los-angeles-store


In the new SoDoSoPa district.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:00 am    Post subject:

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DTLA is now officially on the up & up: Whole Foods will open a location at 8th & Grand next week

http://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/ZnWoZ/news/whole-foods-market-sets-opening-date-for-downtown-los-angeles-store


In the new SoDoSoPa district.


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https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2015/11/04/how-fall-love-with-los-angeles/hQkqvgJo7PRiu3AX8GNTJK/story.html

Bostonian writes about how much he loves LA
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:13 pm    Post subject:

i love love love love collecting old photos of LA. 40s,50s, 60s, 70s, 80,s all of them.
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Former Tesla staff pool puts down on electric car factory in Gardena, will compete against Tesla

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-faraday-auto-factory-plan-20151105-story.html
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:03 pm    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2015/11/04/how-fall-love-with-los-angeles/hQkqvgJo7PRiu3AX8GNTJK/story.html

Bostonian writes about how much he loves LA


that comments section

jesus (bleep) christ. i'm so glad they're over in their miserable (bleep) instead of here. what awful people
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:46 pm    Post subject:

lkjhf wrote:
C M B wrote:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2015/11/04/how-fall-love-with-los-angeles/hQkqvgJo7PRiu3AX8GNTJK/story.html

Bostonian writes about how much he loves LA


that comments section

jesus (bleep) christ. i'm so glad they're over in their miserable (bleep) instead of here. what awful people


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject:

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Former Tesla staff pool puts down on electric car factory in Gardena, will compete against Tesla

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-faraday-auto-factory-plan-20151105-story.html


More competition is good for the electric car market. I remember Tesla was thinking of build a factory in Downey before they finally selected the Norcal one because they got a discount from Toyota where they used to assemble Corollas.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:42 pm    Post subject:

DTLA, where you live if you don't plan to have children.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject:

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DTLA, where you live if you don't plan to have children.


Thats true for most major metropolitan areas...the rent is pretty ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:24 am    Post subject:

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DTLA, where you live if you don't plan to have children.


Thats true for most major metropolitan areas...the rent is pretty ridiculous.


And LAUSD is pathetic.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:00 am    Post subject:

Cal State Long Beach student killed in Paris attacks

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Best oyster bar in a long time: Lure Fish House. Westlake Village, Camarillo and Ventura. Soon to La Cumber Plaza in Santa Barbara.
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anyone that likes street tacos, or just 'tacos' as we Mexicans call them.. by far the best I've had are on food truck off of Atlantic Ave. and Compton Blvd... the truck is labeled 'El Guero'.

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anyone that likes street tacos, or just 'tacos' as we Mexicans call them.. by far the best I've had are on food truck off of Atlantic Ave. and Compton Blvd... the truck is labeled 'El Guero'.

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