Essential Guide to Central LA

Huge 64-story condo tower planned beside FIGat7th

June 25, 2017 at 3:55 pm
It’s the latest skyscraper heading for Downtown LA On Friday, the 73-story Wilshire Grand officially opened to the public—and the very same day, plans were filed with the city for another towering structure right across the street. The proposed skyscraper is set to rise immediately adjacent to the FIGat7th shopping center. It would be 64 ... More

Hollywood Man Fatally Wounded In Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

June 24, 2017 at 10:40 pm
HOLLYWOOD (  —   Authorities on Saturday publicly identified the man who was fatally shot by police in Hollywood during a shoot out with officers on his apartment balcony. An autopsy was pending for 20-year-old Santino Trevino, according to the coroner’s office. Officers went to 7245 Hillside Ave. around 11 p.m. Thursday in response to a ... More

The Wilshire Grand—LA’s tallest tower—opens today

June 23, 2017 at 10:42 pm
The Wilshire Grand Center—which opens to the public today—narrowly eclipses the U.S. Bank Tower as the tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles. But what might stand out to Angelenos more than the height is the tower’s ornamental top. It is the first Downtown high-rise to be built since Los Angeles City Hall in 1928 that will ... More

West Hollywood lets condo owners off the hook for earthquake safety upgrades

June 22, 2017 at 12:26 am
Condo owners argued the repairs would be too expensive On Monday, the West Hollywood City Council unanimously approved a motion calling for condo owners to be exempted from a forthcoming seismic retrofit program, as Wehoville reports. An ordinance proposed by city staff would require many of the city’s concrete buildings and all steel-frame structures constructed ... More

Roger Waters’ high-tech Us + Them spectacle soothes and galvanizes at Staples Center

June 21, 2017 at 1:44 pm
The responsibility to engage met the temptation to zone out when Roger Waters brought his Us + Them tour to Staples Center on Tuesday night for the first of three concerts at the downtown arena. The tour comes behind “Is This the Life We Really Want?,” a strong new solo album from the Pink Floyd… ... More

Downtown LA’s New Basement Bar Is a World War II-Era Party Bunker

June 21, 2017 at 12:59 pm
The return of a classic underground lounge Step back into war-era Los Angeles today with Rhythm Room, a Downtown basement newcomer that is reviving one of LA’s beloved long-gone names. For decades Rhythm Room was a classic cocktail bar that catered to urbanites, returning soldiers, and anyone in between, but the entire Hayward Hotel that ... More

Man found dead on sidewalk along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood

June 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm
Authorities were investigating the death of a man found on the sidewalk in Hollywood Monday afternoon. More

Groove All Summer Long At The Music Center’s Dance DTLA

June 21, 2017 at 12:47 pm
Shake it under the stars at this summer’s ultimate dance party, back for it’s 13th year. The Music Center’s Dance DTLA will kick off June 23—it’s a continuous series hosted entirely in Grand Park, happening Friday nights from June-September, 2017. Learn new moves every other Friday night during the series at Dance Downtown (7:00 p.m. ... More