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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 13 February 2012

February 13, 2012 Downtown News 17 ht ha nd co rner at Downtown News. com or com/forms/ maillist for E - News! A son’s visit home brings out some dark family secrets in Wind Chimes , the first play in Company of Angels’ 2012 season. It runs Feb. 17-March 18 at the Alexandria Hotel. CALENDAR All in the Dysfunctional Family Alexandria Hotel Theater Company Stages a Season That Looks at Bonds and Relationships E by RichaRd Guzmán city editoR F amily dramas are always fodder for popular culture, and in particular the theater. It’s been this way for decades. The 1953 work A Raisin in the Sun is seen as a classic. Frank D. Gilroy’s 1964 The Subject Was Roses retains a punch, and was mounted in 2010 at the Mark Taper Forum. The long list goes on and on. Thus, it’s no surprise that Downtown-based Company of Angels is mining this popular topic. The troupe launches its 2012 season this week with Wind Chimes , a play that looks at an“ All American” family that is harboring some not so well-kep...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 13 February 2012

February 13, 2012 18 Downtown News The Lady and the Land Arcadia Bandini Was a Dominant Figure in Early Los Angeles by Greg Fischer Massachusetts who moved to Mexico and became a naturalized citizen. He was in his early 40s at the time of their marriage. He had converted to Catholicism, as it was not legal to own property in pre-United States Los Angeles as a non-Catholic. Property was very important to him, and at one time he owned or controlled 300,000 acres of Southern California, including Rancho Los Alamitos in southern Los Angeles County. A rcadia Bandini, the daughter of Don Juan Bandini, was the great beauty of Los Angeles in the mid-19th century. The Bandinis were landowners of prominence in San Diego, the city where Arcadia was born in 1827. Although they were Italian by background, the family moved to Spain several generations before Doña Arcadia’s birth. Her father, a native of Peru, was the first Bandini to come to California. The Stearns entertained lavishly at the bes...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 13 February 2012

February 13, 2012 Downtown News 19 LISTINGS The Don ’T Miss Miss EVENTS Monday, February 13 Aloud on Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., ( 213) 765-6800 or lfla. org. WresTLin g, ‘ sWee T g eorgia Bro W n’ a nD a by Dan Johnson, listin gs eDitor | calendar@ downtownnews. com L arge Dose of 7 p. m.: Dr. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan speak with Dr. Linda Ercoli, associate clinical professor and director of geriatric psychology at Semel Institute. Thursday, February 16 Percival Everett and Steve Erickson at Aloud Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., ( 213) 765-6800 or lfla. org. Seasons come and go, lovers leave and time marches forward, but Lucha VaVoom will 7 p. m.: Two novelists talk with Brighde Mullins on memory, identity and place. Mindshare L. A. Salon endure as a Downtown tradition until the very end. This storm of masked Mexican wrestling and sultry burlesque blows into the Mayan Theatre on Tues.Thurs., Feb. 14-16, for three night...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 13 February 2012

20 Downtown News February 13, 2012 We Got Games Listings Continued from previous page more indie rock to a city starved for it. Club Nokia 800 W. Olympic Blvd., ( 213) 765-7000 or clubnokia. com. Feb. 14, 8 p. m.: Indulge your solitary fantasies and mute your loneliness for a few short Valentine’s Eve songs with Robin Thicke. Feb. 15, 8 p. m.: Tommy Emmanuel: Australian for guitar. Feb. 18, 7: 30 p. m.: The true spirit of love and Valentine’s Day rolls into town with Iced Earth and Symphony X. Feb. 19, 2 and 5 p. m.: The Fresh Beat Band brings live rock music from Nickelodeon to the stage. Exchange LA Clippers Curse Rears Its Injurious Head Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., ( 213) 742-7100 or nba. com/ lakers. It was Feb 14 and 17, 7: 30 p. m.: The Lakers return from a road trip energized by their victory over the Celtics, ready to take on Joe Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks on Valentine’s Day. It’s been the Kobe show of late, though Pau Gasol did step up in the...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 13 February 2012

February 13, 2012 Downtown News 21 Nola’s 734 E. 3rd St., ( 213) 680-3003 or nolasla. com. Feb. 13, 8 p. m.: Jacques Lesure Jam Session. Feb. 14, 7 p. m.: Sharon Ridley. Feb. 15, 7 p. m.: Curtis Parry. Feb. 17, 7 p. m.: Oui’ 3. streets, thesmell. org. Feb. 17: Blue Jungle and Catwalk. Feb. 18: Retox, Doomsday Student, Secret Fun Club and Spider Fever. Feb. 13, 8: 30 p. m.: For five years, Lee Anne Schmitt and her collaborators followed Terry Albrecht, a guide-for-hire for hunters who want to kill buffalo. It’s all captured in The Last Buffalo Hunt . MORE LISTINGS Feb. 19: My Empty Phantom, Black Sea, Dirty Harriet and the Swamis and Bronson Caves. The Varnish Regal Cinemas LA Live Hundreds of listings of fun and interesting things to do in Downtown Los Angeles can also be found online at ladowntownnews. com/ calendar: Rock, Pop & Jazz; Bars & Clubs; Farmers Markets; Events; Film; Sports; Art Spaces; Theater, Dance and Opera; Classical Music; Museums; and Tour...

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 13 February 2012

February 13, 2012 22 Downtown News CLASSIFIED plaCe your ad online aT www. ladownTownnews. Com All submissions are subject to federal and California fair housing laws, which make it illegal to indicate in any advertisement any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income or physical or mental disability. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. REACH CALIFORNIANS With a classified in almost every county! Experience the power of classifieds! Combo~ California Daily and Weekly Networks. One order. One payment. Free Brochures. elizabeth@ cnpa. com or ( 916) 288-6019. ( Cal-SCAN) management SAP BASIS ADMINISTRATOR: Analyze business process requirements to develop, configure & administer...

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 13 February 2012

February 13, 2012 Downtown News 23 ITEMS FOR SALE ANNOUNCEMENTS Cleaning MisC. serviCes 2009 CHEVY IMPALA Certified, Low Miles, # CH1041-1 $ 9,995 Call 888-879-9608 CONCEPTO’S CLEANING Crew. Professional, experienced, cleans apartments, homes, offices and restaurants. Call for a quote. 323-459-3067 or 818-409-9183. ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a Free Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at No Cost, plus free home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888-781-9376. ( Cal-SCAN) Pre-OWneD aDOPt a Pet Furniture auCtiOn 2010 MERCEDES C300W Certified, 3.0L, 31k miles, White/ Black 5858C/ R087445 $ 27,991 Call 888-319-8762. ADOPT ( OR FOSTER) your forever friend from Bark Avenue Foundation. Beautiful, healthy puppies, dogs, cats and kittens available at Downtown’s largest private adoption facility. Call Dawn at 213-840-0153 or email Dawn@ BarkAveLA. com or visit www. Bark Avenue Foundation. org. ETHAN ALLEN tables $ 300, OBO. For descri...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT The latest information on 70 Downtown projects, along with a special Downtown Residential section. WWW. DOWNTOWNNEWS. COM 9-21 Dazzling in Their Districts The Winners of the 11th Annual Downtowners of Distinction Awards Buy a car wash and some land. Chinatown frowns at CRA’s demise. A long commute for the streetcar’s leader. 22 The Natural History Museum’s Dinosaur Hall captured a Downtowners of Distinction award. by Jon RegaRdie neighborhood, a bookshop. ways more solid candidates than there are awards. In that regard, Downtowners are pretty fortunate. Those are among the winners of Los Angeles Downtown News ’ 11th annual Downtowners of Distinction awards. The prizes were created to recognize the individuals who came up with and nurtured efforts that not only enhance their bottom line, but also benefit the district in which they are located. In each case, the project has made its surrounding community, and by extension all of Downtown Los Angeles, a better plac...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 2 Downtown News AROUNDTOWN TAKE MY PICTURE GARY More Bike Lanes on Spring and Main Extension, the so-called“ Subway to the Sea.” The proposed funding requires Congressional approval. If green lighted, the money would be combined with L. A. County’s Measure R sales tax revenues for transit projects. Metro’s board of directors is due on Thursday, Feb. 23, to consider the final environmental study of the $ 1.37 billion connector, a two-mile underground light rail spur that would add three new Downtown stations and cut down on the need for regional riders to transfer. Metro has set aside $ 160 million in Measure R funds for the connector. The agency is still pushing for a financing model that would involve interest-free loans from the federal government and an array of public grants. The tentative timeline calls for a groundbreaking in 2013 with completion pegged for 2019. In the meantime, after the study is approved, Metro will be working on station designs and formin...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 4 Downtown News EDITORIALS About That Urban Scrawl by Doug Davis City Hall Park © f Afct WOoU-y I^MOTH FOO T he final chapter of the Occupy L. A. protests at City Hall is about to be written. On Feb. 7, the City Council approved a plan to redo the public spaces around the building. They made a smart, efficient choice, though one asterisk related to future payments is still a question. This is a situation where unexpected events provided an opportunity, and the chance has been seized. As everyone knows, the two-month encampment that ended in the early morning hours of Nov. 30 resulted in the destruction of the grass and most of the plants in the 1.7-acre park around the seat of city government. Fortunately, officials did not charge into immediately re-creating what had been wrecked. TiP OAt*. C0IN$> flOKAAKl EMPIRE/ © ?AM OF" fOSSlLttfe 1 ORftUBfeRRV GfcLftTIN 1<14/, it 0 1 There was plenty of turmoil and misinformation. Early reports said that...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 Downtown News 5 WHAT’S FOR A Car Wash Site Hits the Market for The First Time in Three Decades by Ryan Vaillancourt Location Cubed : In real estate, location is king, and the car wash sits in somewhat of a Downtown throne. It’s across the street from L. A. Live, and is on a corner — always the most desirable part of a block for commercial property owners. The site is a half-block from Homer Williams’ planned dual-Marriott hotel, which is slated to break ground in March, and is situated between the Convention Center and the Financial District. I n the column“ What’s for Sale,” Los Angeles Downtown News looks at everything from condos to multi-family buildings to vacant lots now on the market. We hope that regular snapshots of individual properties will make for a wide-ranging survey of the overall state of Downtown real estate. staff writer .1 , w. . This week, the focus is on the site of the Downtown Car Wash at Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard, which is on th...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 6 Downtown News CRA’s Demise Ends Chinatown Grants Improvements for Small Businesses in Main Plazas Are Lost by Richard Guzmán Chinatown. The Feb. 1 dissolution of the CRA means that Chinatown has lost $ 2 million that had been dedicated to small commercial and façade upgrades. The money was meant to fund everything from neon lights to a fresh coat of paint for businesses in the heart of the community. city editor T he demise of the Community Redevelopment Agency prompted groans across Downtown, with many questioning how the type of low-income housing projects that long relied on agency funds will happen in the future. Others wondered how large projects the agency was involved with — think the Cleantech Manufacturing Center and the Grand Avenue plan — “Small steps add up to big results,” said Sherwood Lee, a Chinatown property owner.“ All of the planned upgrades and projects would have supported each other.” would fare. Lee envisioned several upgrades to his buildi...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 Downtown News 7 wood frame to replicate its original design. “This was a very popular program that helped specific businesses bring things up to code, spruce up their exteriors and make other improvements,” said David Bloom, a CRA spokesman.“ For small businesses this was a big deal.” CRA program. His three buildings anchor the north corner of the Broadway entrance to Central Plaza. Like approximately 50 other Chinatown business owners, Lee applied for a CRA grant. It was part of the agency’s commercial façade improvement project, which had set aside about $ 15 million for small business owners throughout the city. With approximately $ 90,000 in CRA funds for all three buildings, he was able to add new windows and doors as well as neon lighting and new paint. Lee, like some property owners, also put up his own money in anticipation of the CRA funds. He said he spent approximately $ 2,000 on pre-construction expenses such as extra insurance required by the grant he ...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 8 Downtown News On Jan. 20 JANM announced the hiring of new CEO G. W. ( Greg) Kimura, a fourth-generation Japanese American. The 43-year-old, who begins his job next month, is replacing Akemi Kikumura Yano, who stepped down last summer after 24 years with JANM. Little Tokyo Continued from page 1 Chris Komai, the longtime JANM public information officer, observed that while the new leadership reflects the changes underway in the neighborhood, it also signifies natural transitions. Six days later, change came to the Little Tokyo Service Center, which formed in 1979 and serves as a community development organization providing affordable housing and social programs ( the LTSC has been a primary spur of a coming recreation center for Little Tokyo). The group hired Dean Matsubayashi, 42, the LTSC’s director of housing and community development. In June he will replace executive director Bill Watanabe, who has been with the organization for 32 years. “These institutions w...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 Downtown News 9 Bringing Back the Building expanding into the two upper floors of the three-story edifice. Plans call for two new elevators, an escalator system and a DWP substation in the basement to power the property. The grand staircases will also be restored. The Latest Information on 70 Downtown Projects by RichaRd Guzmán, Jon ReGaRdie and Ryan VaillancouRt T he lull, the economic downturn, the recession — whatever you want to call it, it was a severe pain for, among many others, those in the development and real estate worlds. West Partners, a partnership between Chicago-based Fifield Companies and Los Angeles-based Michael Sorochinsky of Cypress Equity Investments. Last September, the company paid $ 16 million for two parking lots at 1340-1360 S. Figueroa St. and 1355-1365 S. Flower St. Previous plans for the site by another developer called for a 43-story tower designed by Daniel Libeskind. It never came close to breaking ground. Now the pain is easing. So...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 10 Downtown News The bank put the property at 530 W. Seventh St. on the market last August. Kitty Wallace of Colliers has the listing on the building, which cost the bank about $ 44 million. Real estate experts have said the 1921 edifice is likely worth less than its debt. Developer West Millennium had sought to open the building as condominiums, but the price skyrocketed from the original $ 16 million and the project and then the company filed for bankruptcy. There is no timeline for opening. will hold 280 studio, one-and two-bedroom apartments, along with 18,000 square feet of retail. The project at 639-643 Cesar Chavez Ave., which is being designed by Thomas P. Cox Architects, will include a plaza, 17-foot wide sidewalks and a 588-car subterranean garage. Chinatown Gateway was originally announced about six years ago with two additional development partners, and in 2007 the cost was estimated at $ 90 million. The project then stalled. The other developers are no...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 Downtown News 11 range from 900-1,700 square feet. The Arts District residences feature granite countertops in the kitchens and baths, stainless steel appliances, tiled showers, open beam cathedral ceilings and original brick walls. At galleryloftsla. com. slated for June, said Molly Rysman, director of external affairs for SRHT. The complex will include a solar energy system on the roof and is expected to be the first permanent supportive housing effort in Los Angeles built to LEED ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum standards. At skidrow. org. support services onsite, said Joseph Corcoran, SRO’s director of planning and housing development. At srohousing. org. SRO Housing Corp. is in the pre-development stage for a renovation of the 264-unit affordable housing complex at Fifth and Main streets. The company, which bought the property in 2010 with help from the Community Redevelopment Agency, is required to preserve the affordable residences i...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 20 February 2012

February 20, 2012 12 Downtown News dling designs for the project, which will reinforce an existing structure and add new residential units above it. The SRHT plans to complete the development in fall 2013, said Molly Rysman, the organization’s director of external affairs. At skidrow. org. million. The project that would connect the Chinatown Gold Line station with the heart of Chinatown would also have created 43,000 square feet of retail space, a 372-car garage and a 17,500-square-foot plaza to be used for community events. Santa Fe Avenue between Third and Fourth streets, has been in the works for more than five years, it got the financial boost it needed when it secured an investment recently from Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund Investments. Canyon-Johnson joined the development team consisting of Beverly Hills-based The McGregor Company, Polis Builders, which includes longtime Downtown player Nick Patsaouras, and Goldman Sachs Urban Projects Continued from page 11 Linear City, develo...

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