Last fall, Portal A decided it needed to move. The digital content studio, best known for creating the annual YouTube Rewind video, had been in its first floor offices in the Los Angeles Times Building for a little more than a year, but it was already at capacity. On any given day, the 20 full-time
Downtown Los Angeles has transformed from a business district to a center of culture.
Once a bleak neighborhood of deserted streets and half-empty office buildings, downtown Los Angeles is experiencing a stunning revival as restaurants, businesses and new residents pour into the city. Read Full Story
Downtown Los Angeles is undergoing its largest construction boom in modern times, and foreign investment, especially from Chinese developers, is adding thousands of residences and construction jobs, as well as restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues, reports Lia Zhu from Los Angeles. Read Full Article
New businesses are pouring into this once shady area, but nobody wants to see it cleaned up entirely
Raan Parton, Creative Director and co-founder of the Apolis apparel brand, moved to L.A.’s Arts District in 2006. The compact neighborhood, sandwiched between Downtown and the L.A. River, used to have a sordid reputation. Parton lived in a large loft that “didn’t really have any windows” but had a colorful history. The space was referred
This is how it happens For anyone who has grown up in Los Angeles, the return of Downtown as a thriving cultural center must have seemed all but impossible just ten short years ago. Notwithstanding the rise of Staples Center in 1999, the area was from the 1990’s through the late 2000’s a place that
The DTLA Film Festival won’t open until the fall, but organizers are now looking for submissions.