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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 26 December 2011

December 26, 2011 Downtown News 17 CALENDAR A Year of Music, Museums, Concerts and Dogs In 2011, Downtowners Had Plenty to See and Do 1 photo by Gary Leonard Center Theatre Group sold a record-setting $ 7.8 million worth of tickets when ( l to r) Hope Davis, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini reprised their Broadway roles and appeared at the Ahmanson Theatre in God of Carnage . Dog Day Afternoon on July 26 drew more than 2,000 living creatures: 748 canines and 1,282 humans showed up to the event at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. by RichaRd Guzman, Jon ReGaRdie and Ryan VaillancouRt with serious star power. The festival scene surged, and a venerable arts provider hit a milestone. If no single event dominated, then many contributed to a stellar year. Here are some of the highlights of the past 12 months. NHM’s $ 125 million renovation. The display has more than 300 fossils and 20 full body specimens, including a trio of Tyrannosaurus rexes ( a baby, juvenil...

Publication Title: La Downtown News
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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 26 December 2011

December 26, 2011 18 Downtown News free. Grand Performances, the curator of the Cal Plaza Watercourt stage, turned a quartercentury this year and did so in style, filling its amphitheater for shows such as Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Diavalo Dance Theater and David Ornette Cherry. The organization run by Michael Alexander and Leigh Ann Hahn also offered some holiday shows this year, including“ A Charlie Brown Christmas” concert on Dec. 9. A& E Continued from page 17 shows twice a week, to alternative lineups that take place monthly. Laughs can also be found in events such as the Hamclown comedy show at the Alexandria Hotel. One thing is for sure: Downtown is funnier now than it has been in years. Bringing Sexy Circus Back : Cirque Berzerk, the dark, sexy circus born in underground theater events at the Brewery Arts Complex, graduated to a real big top at L. A. State Historic Park in 2008. This year, it moved under the brighter lights of L. A. Live at Club Nokia. The macabre ...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 26 December 2011

December 26, 2011 Downtown News 19 LISTINGS EVENTS I {MB Mr flu| ■ H TkePONT Ml 55 SPONSORED LISTINGS New Year’s Eve Bash at Patina Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Grand View Room, 135 N. Grand Ave., ( 213) 972-7565 patinagroup. com/ nye. Dec. 31, 5 p. m.-1 a. m.: Ring in the New Year at Patina Catering’s pop-up. Take in panoramic views of L. A. and savor a decadent buffet including prime rib, carved ham and desserts. There will be a photo booth and a DJ. The“ Twilight Party” goes from 5-8: 30 p. m.; “Countdown Party” from 9 p. m.-1 a. m. The cost is $ 59 per person, all-inclusive ( buffet, party favors and non-alcoholic beverages.) Full cash bar, specialty cocktails and champagne bar. by Dan Johnson, listings eDitor | calendar@ downtownnews. com # fj Monterrey, Mexico’s finest five piece is coming to the Conga Room . The act performing on Friday, Dec. 30, is called Kinky , but don’t expect any of that kind of risqué stuff. Instead, these intrepid road warriors are a band of rhythmically...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 26 December 2011

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 26 December 2011

December 26, 2011 Downtown News 21 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. l. a. downtown news a. downtown news classifieds classifieds condominiUms/ UnfUrnisHed PROMENADE lUXURY CONDO View. 1 br, 1000 sf. Paid cable, gym pkg. @ Music Center $ 1650/ mo. 2 bdrm. 2 bath, 1200 sq. ft. 2 balconies, 2 parking $ 2100/ mo. 818-522-7838. call: 213-481-1448 Classified Display & Line ad Deadlines: thursday 12 pm BUnGaloW BRAN...

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 26 December 2011

December 26, 2011 22 Downtown News Continued from previous page EMPLOYMENT attorneys ADVERTISE YOUR Truck Driver jobs in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $ 550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth ( 916) 288-6019. ( CalSCAN) eDucation SOCIAL SECURITY Disability Benefits. You Win or Pay Us Nothing. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your Free Book & Consultation. 877-490-6596. ( Cal-SCAN) volunteer oPPortunities HIGH SCHOOL Diploma! Graduate in 4 weeks! Free Brochure. Call Now! 1-866-562-3650 ext. 60 www. SouthEasternHS. com ( Cal-SCAN) Helping kids heal. Free Arts for Abused Children is looking for volunteers to integrate the healing power of the arts into the lives of abused and at-risk children and their families. Today is the day to get involved! Contact Annie at volunteers@ freearts. org or 310-313-4278 for more information. Drivers ABOGADO DE IMMIGRACION! Family, Crimi...

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 26 December 2011

December 26, 2011 Downtown News 23 nearest you. . If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site ( www. lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ( www. courtinfo. ca. gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. 19700 Fairchild, Suite 300 Irvine, CA 92612 Telephone: 949-334-3600 Fax: 949-334-3604 before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the...

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 26 December 2011

December 26, 2011 24 Downtown News We Got Games The Holiday Gifts Come in Droves for Clippers Fans Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., ( 213) 742-7100 or nba. com/ lakers. year. On Christmas day, Clipper Nation, which Blake Griffin may have re-dubbed Lob City, gets its first look at lob-master Chris Paul. All-Star forward Caron Butler is a Clipper now too, and so is Chauncey Billups. This week, they host Derrick Rose and the Bulls, followed by the Trailblazers. The Clips head into the season easily the most exciting basketball team in Los Angeles. Then again, if any team can screw this up… Dec. 27 and 29, 7: 30 p. m.; Dec. 31, 12: 30 p. m.: The Lakers head into the shortened season with all kinds of baggage. A disgruntled Lamar Odom ditched the team after they tried to trade him. He got exiled to Dallas. Shannon Brown is gone too. But don’t worry, Lakers faithful. Kobe’s new teammates include Jason Kapono, Josh McRoberts and Troy Murphy. Excited now? Clipper Dar...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

Urban Scrawl Looks Ahead Residential crime, train track removal, and other happenings Around Town. 2 9 Six projects that will impact their neighborhood in the next 12 months. THE PEOPLE, PROJECTS AND PLACES OF 2012 Tough challenges for new leaders. A Look at 62 Figures, Shows, Battles and More That Will Move Downtown in the Coming Year ■ -H- ! More homes are on the way. 8 Politicians are ready to rumble. 10 Dealing with big issues. 10 M£gs£r ma ' Hungry for new restaurants. 1 wsl M3J6S 1 " -g-; '« A batch of 2012’ s hot tickets. 4 13 -r A CALENDAR LISTINGS 15 1 TV 16MAP In the coming year, Downtowners will be talking about ( clockwise from top left) new Clippers point guard Chris Paul, the Apex ( formerly Concerto) apartment tower slated to open in the spring, Central Division Area Captain Horace Frank, the upgrade of the Figat7th mall which in the fall will give Downtown its first Target, and the Spring Street bike lane, which has had trouble keeping its green coat of paint. 17 CLA...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

2 Downtown News January 2, 2012 AROUNDTOWN TAKE MY PICTURE GARY LEONARD Burglaries Spike in City West Apartments ULI Urges Development Near Union Station L APD officials are warning City West residents to be vigilant about home security. Since Nov. 20, there have been five burglaries at the Medici , a 600-apartment complex. Police detectives said the property experienced a rash of break-ins earlier this year, but after an arrest in July, the incidents had diminished. However, they have recently begun again at the Bixel Street complex, said Det. Mario Mota . Police say the suspects are entering through unsecured doors and windows. In the latest incident, a victim returned to a unit and saw a male suspect walking out of the apartment with a laptop. The man was described as an 18-to 20-year-old African American weighing around 150 pounds. Two other nearby apartment buildings operated by the same owner, GH Palmer Associates, have also been hit with recent burglaries. At the Piero, one t...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

4 Downtown News January 2, 2012 Urban Scrawl’s Crystal Ball In a normal week, Los Angeles Downtown News editorial cartoonist Doug Davis comments on what has occurred in Downtown. With the start of a new year, we gave him a different assignment: Predict what will happen. These are his expectations of what’s coming in 2012 for the mayoral candidates, the Lakers, the Occupy LA protesters and other figures. We can only hope Davis is right. Our Editorial Cartoonist Makes a Few Predictions for the Coming Year POWNTOWH PgEPItfTto-H? \<K±> 2,0\5L — am. Decade gEASf>N Cf w *"* • , 7 V 9 •• -JtsS 4 * • 0 „ o 0. f £}F£G WILL BOlLt) W STAPWW.oM^TOSttlT DESV90/EO w G\MT WU-E£ $y0? fcoSKi. HUD Pit Ocity HALL /\ \TS L-AWM U)/ti4 rwyowiw^'w*,to A ? ovSoK TO ™ StKy OJiLLJOlM A ljl ~ VevAT JUDGES' VANfeL ON QccOPy ''AH0aWWOL> tx 4 1/ liEOcOW^"^ ~.j~ c. >r\./ &PoX°co4 Mfef •5C(iA-rce\ c,oR^-pc*'. |_J\k£RS W'LL LCSt ?LAV0FP5, BUT ... ~ ...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

January 2, 2012 Downtown News 5 WEEK ULTIMATE TRANSFORMATION A REVOLUTIONARY NEW HEALTH PROGRAM Educogym, Downtown LA, introduces the ultimate transformation program for 2012 Not only will it transform your shape, energy and health but it will empower you with the knowledge and understanding to change your quality of life forever. I ■ WARNING The conventional solution of going on a low calorie diet and doing And now, for the first time ever, we're introducing a new dimension to f On average, after 3 months, 90% of people no longer go to the gym with any consistency. Diets have been shown in research to fail long term. In fact, after only one year the average person ends up worse then when they started. In 2007, UCLA researched 31 of the most popular diets, looking at the long term results and finally concluded, "Don't go on a diet"! hours of aerobics (starvation and ensure you can achieve lifelong exhaustion) has been shown in success: An education course along with the transformati...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

6 Downtown News January 2, 2012 New People Have the Power Recent Arrivals Who Will Figure Heavily in Downtown’s Future by Jon Regardie and Ryan Vaillancourt District, new executive director Blair Besten is hoping to generate wider support for the organization in 2012, and also to bolster economic development in the Historic Core. Besten, who took the job after the controversial September ousting of Russell Brown, has two years to convince area property owners that the BID is worth them continuing to dip into their own pockets. The organization, which uses local property taxes to pay for street cleaning and other services, is set to expire in December 2013. While this happens, Besten has to ensure smooth relations with the office of 14th District Councilman José Huizar, who was none too pleased when the BID board initially hired a former employee of his foe, Joseph Hellen. D owntown has a lot of longtime stakeholders and champions. It also has some newbies who are brought in to fix p...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

January 2, 2012 Downtown News 7 The Talk of the Town The Big Developments That Will Drive Downtown Forward by RichaRd Guzmán and Ryan VaillancouRt up the project originally launched seven years ago by Bond Companies. The experienced firm aims to push forward on a development that could ultimately connect the Chinatown Gold Line station and Broadway, and create approximately 200 housing units and a public plaza, among other elements. The project had been budgeted at $ 165 million. T here are projects and then there are projects . The latter are the major developments, the ones with an influence and impact that extend well beyond their physical boundaries. In 2012, Downtown should see action on a handful of these market leaders. They include the longawaited opening of Downtown’s first Target, the launch of a potential Chinatown catalyst, and the start of long-term planning for a historic transit landmark. The Streetcar’s Road : A decision on the final route for the Los Angeles Streetc...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

8 Downtown News January 2, 2012 All Busy on the Home Front \A : : Downtown Looks Forward to New Housing Projects by RichaRd Guzmán, Jon ReGaRdie and Ryan These are some of the apartment and condominium complexes where Downtowners will find their new neighbors. VaillancouRt F or a community that has been defined by the residential revolution of the past decade, 2011 was a slow year. Only a few new housing projects came online. In that regard, Downtown Los Angeles was like much of the nation. Apex Aims High : The sleek black South Park edifice long known as Concerto got a new name in 2011, courtesy of its new owner. ST Residential, which pried the 30-story, 271-unit tower at Ninth and Figueroa streets from Sonny Astani, renamed the structure Apex. The New York-based subsidiary of Starwood Capital plans to open the building The coming year, however, should be different. The housing slowdown meant that a few projects people expected years ago are now likely to welcome residents in the n...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

January 2, 2012 Downtown News 9 Moving Right Along Six Projects That Will Help Shape Individual Districts by RichaRd Guzmán and Ryan VaillancouRt W hen it comes to chronicling development, the billion-dollar babies get the most attention. That’s understandable, but sometimes other projects mean more for an individual district, especially in the short term. Sunrise on 1111 Sunset : In September, Arts District developer Linear City made a foray into another Downtown outskirt when it bought the old Metropolitan Water District headquarters at 1111 Sunset Blvd. The 1973, William Pereira-designed tower is set to be transformed into 92 apartments. Linear City is still looking for money. If traditional financing can’t be attained soon, company partner Yuval Bar-Zemer said Linear City will finance the project in-house. Either way, Bar-Zemer said they intend to break ground in April. Plans on the property just west of Chinatown call for units that will measure 800-1,000 square feet, and most ...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

10 Downtown News January 2, 2012 The Mayor’s Race Is Just the Start Five Other Political Stories That Will Play Big in 2012 by Jon RegaRdie City Hall bureaucracy. Mud will fly. has slugged Nuch, the current City Attorney, for potentially breaking his 2007 promise to serve two terms in the city job. The moment Nuch jumps in, every candidate will seek to bash him like a piñata. One thing about Trutanich: He’ll give as good as he gets. executiveeditoR W hen it comes to Downtown politics in 2012, the biggest story may actually be something that occurs in 2013: the election to determine who will replace termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. While the race will garner loads of attention this year, it’s not the only major political happening. The politicking, fundraising and alliance building will take shape in other elections, and Downtown will see a crucial discussion, and perhaps a bitter fight, over its City Council boundaries. Here is what will make news in City Hall in 2012. A Nasty...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

January 2, 2012 Downtown News 11 Downtown’s Next Big Bites A Flurry of Food Finds for 2012 by RichaRd Guzman coffee tasting spot next to the cafe at 451 Hewitt St. The new spot is expected to open by the end of January, said Urth co-owner Shallom Berkman. The tasting bar will serve heirloom organic coffees from small farms in places such as Uganda that are not available at other Urth locations. In-house roasting experts will answer questions or talk about the products. Be patient: The space only has room for 15 people at a time. F act: Downtown Los Angeles has exploded over the past several years as a culinary destination, with chefs eager to enter the area so they can feed adventurous diners. Fact: The trend shows no sign of slowing. Fact: Downtown residents and workers might be even more excited about this than the chefs are. Fact: Everyone wins. city editoR Adam Fleishman ( right) is bringing his Umami Burger toa Broadway building owned by Steve Needleman this year. The 7,000-squ...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 2 January 2012

12 Downtown News January 2, 2012 Shoots, Skates and Scores The Five Most Important Downtown Sports Stories of 2012 by Jon RegaRdie Fisher, Matt Barnes and A. C. Green. The on-court coaching is always eye opening, and the $ 550 event this year features a“ Basketball Uncensored” panel discussion with various reporters. Tickets and info at lasec. net. W hen it comes to sports, Downtown Los Angeles has entered the bizarro world. The Dodgers are a freak show, the Lakers are slipping, the Kings are forgettable ( OK, not everything changes) and the most exciting team in town is the Clippers. Yes, those Clippers. Get ready for the weirdest sports year in a long time. If you think you can predict what will happen, you’re wrong. executive editoR McCourt Has Not Left the Building : On Nov. 1, Frank McCourt agreed to sell the Dodgers, but until that happens, he’s still the owner of the team. He’s also a wily [ expletive], so only fools would assume he’s out of the Dodgers fans’ hair. He gets to...

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