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  • City walk

    City walk
    Usually the trajectory that neighborhoods go through as they gentrify is entirely predictable -- and more than a little depressing. First a scruffy, down-at-the-heels area welcomes a few urban pioneers drawn by an attractive and affordable housing stock. Then come the first businesses catering to those early arrivals: sneaker shops, a hole-in-the-wall coffee place or spiffed-up dive bar. Then come the piggy-back establishments and a second wave of residents, perhaps somewhat less hardy than the first. Then comes the frozen yogurt place. Then comes Starbucks and Banana Republic and the fat lady, singing.
  • The streets are alive

    The streets are alive
    "What brings you downtown?" the waitress asks as she seats me on a patio shadowed by the skyscrapers on Bunker Hill. I hear this question often. "Actually, I live here," I say, trying not to sound smug. "Just down the hill." "Oh!" the waitress chirps in...

    Your Los Angeles: Curry with your comics

    Curry House is one of my favorite restaurants in L.A. But I just went to Orochon Ramen, and that's also very good. KinoKuniya is the go-to shop here for Japanese books. I'm actually a comic book artist; I'm working on the ‘Amulet' series for kids. L.A.,

    Downtown shopping guide: Look what's in store

    Block after block, a wealth of cool treasures awaits discovery by sophisticates and bargain hunters alike in downtown Los Angeles. Cinema Fashion, 220 E. 9th St. Clothing and accessories so sophisticated, you won't believe they came from a place right off...

    Racial diversity is a hallmark of outdoor arts festivals, says NEA audience study

    The outdoor arts festival season may have passed, but the National Endowment for the Arts is giving the American public a statistical portrait of those events. On Friday, it released "Live from Your Neighborhood," 85 pages of facts and figures...