Los Angeles River Artists & Business Association

History of LARABA

History of LARABA   Late developer Al Tiara and current Arts District resident and musician Drew Lesso founded Los Angeles River Artist and Business Association (LARABA) in the 90s to coordinate the voices of resident artists and existing businesses in this industrial zone....

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Arts District BID Community Forum

Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association  Monday, September 30, 2013  For Immediate Release   WHAT:   Arts District BID Community Forum WHEN:   Sunday, October 13, 6:30 pm to 9 pm WHERE:  Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)                 960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA...

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association (LARABA), a 501(c)4 community betterment association, is to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for all Arts District stakeholders by encouraging a lively and healthy social, cultural and economic environment.   LARABA...

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Extreme Heat and Your Health from the CDC

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. An important goal of this web site is to provide easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations, assisting ongoing outreach efforts to...

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I have A Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King gave his very famous "I have a dream" speech 50 years ago today.   Make a commitment to do one thing you believe in this week to honor those who laid the hard and long path for equality and social justice...

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UPDATE! We are happy to report, Google has removed the warning! "This house is cccclllleeeaaannn."   We recently discovered a hacked backend page on our site that has now shown up in Google's search results: Welcome to LARABA - Los Angeles www.laraba.org/‎   ...

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The Arts District loses one of their own

Downtown Muse posted this story:  Lance Van Gils, the son of Art Share LA workshop teacher and local designer Christina Borraez, was discovered the morning of July 12, 2013 in the Los Angeles River at the bottom of the 1st Street Bridge. His life tragically...

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First Market in Downtown LA’s Arts District Breaks Ground

Urban Radish Partners with Creative Space and Linear City to Repurpose Warehouse for Farm Fresh Community Market


Los Angeles, CA – December 11, 2012 – Urban Radish, the farm fresh community market set to debut in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, announced today that it broke ground on construction. Urban Radish partnered with Creative Space, an integrated development and marketing firm specializing in transforming buildings and places into “housing” for today’s most innovative businesses and brands, and Linear City, the real estate developer known for renovating some of the Arts District’s most iconic buildings, to bring their vision of an eco-friendly, urban market concept to life.