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2012 Ballot Initiative Results

Statewide Measures 24,135 of 24,491 (98.5%) precincts reporting as of November 7, 2012 7:40 am. Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Yes 4,941,423 (53.9%) ...

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And the winner is…

The 6th Viaduct Design winner is in! Who will it be? Come find out tomorrow morning! A press conference will be held at 9:45am tomorrow morning, Friday October 19, 2012 to announce the final selection of a design consultant. The announcement will take place on...

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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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First EV “Fast” Charger, Other Sustainable Lifestyle Options for the Arts District & Downtown L.A.

L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar & Yuval Bar-Zemer, Developer Linear City Announce First EV “Fast” Charger, Other Sustainable Lifestyle Options for the Arts District & Downtown L.A.

Test-Drives of the Nissan Leaf Offered After Announcements


Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar will join Linear City Development, ECOtality electric vehicle charger manufacturer, and EV advocates to announce the first fast charger in the City of Los Angeles. The Blink DC fast charger, which can charge a Nissan Leaf and other EVs in roughly 30 minutes, is located in an Arts District public parking lot next to a suite of 10 standard EV chargers. The addition of three EVs to a local car-sharing program and a new farm-fresh market will also be announced at the lot across from Linear City’s Biscuit Company and Toy Factory Lofts. The new programs will add to the vibrant, sustainably-focused community expanding in the popular urban district.  

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.

HNTB wins Sixth Street Viaduct conceptual design competition

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA AND COUNCILMEMBER HUIZAR ANNOUNCE WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR NEW 6TH STREET BRIDGE New Bridge Will Create Nearly 5,000 Construction Jobs LOS ANGELES – Mayor Villaraigosa today joined Councilmember Jose Huizar to announce that the architecture firm HNTB is the winner of the international...

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LADWP Asks Customers to Continue Conserving Energy Where Possible During Heat Wave

LOS ANGELES — As a heat wave continues to roast the Southland, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power asks customers to keep conserving energy use where possible between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. today, while staying safe. A statewide Flex Alert was issued yesterday by the California Independent System Operator (CAL ISO) to encourage energy conservation through Sunday, August 12. LADWP joins CAL ISO in this call, asking customers for conservation to prevent overtaxing the electrical infrastructure that serves Los Angeles around the clock daily.

Energy demand in Los Angeles reached 5642 megawatts Thursday but today’s demand is expected to approach higher levels, as the heat wave reaches its peak intensity, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for the fourth straight day in

Last to Register for Nov 6th Election

If you have not registered to vote yet, today is the final day.  You can register online at and your application must be completed by midnight tonight. This is virtually painless and you can also add permanent absentee to your application if you so...

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METRO ANNOUNCES STATION ART WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS   Metro Art will be holding local workshops for artists seeking Metro station art commissions.  Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to attend one of the workshops and apply to be qualified for upcoming project selection.  The Regional Connector Stations,...

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NEW Board Members to bring in 2013

Thanks to everyone who came to our Annual Meeting and Holiday party!  It was terrific seeing old friends and sharing holiday cheer with new ones. LARABA is proud to introduce four new Board Members to the Arts District community:   Deborah Meadows Gabrielle Newmark Wendy...

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Our New and IMPROVED Website!

We are thrilled to release our new and improved website.  We hope that you find our new site more user friendly and more up to date.   Over the next few months we will be releasing some new features including an Art Blog and an...

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TIP A COP at Wurstkuche TONIGHT!!

Come get some beer and sausages at Wurstkuche as the amazing men and women in blue act as your servers for the evening!  This is a fundraiser benefitting the Special Olympics!  Come and support the Officers in our neighborhood!    ...

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