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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

Romance in the City A knife store moves, cultural discounts, 2 and other happenings Around Town. 6 There’s a big loft in South Park with a little price. So what’s the catch? 13-17 A Modern Sparkle for Broadway Jewelry Maker Plans Retail, Design Factory in Historic Building by Ryan Vaillancourt staff writer A long vacant Broadway building is getting a sparkly makeover. Tarina Tarantino, a jewelry designer known as much for her crystal-encrusted, boldcolored accessories as her shocking pink hair, announced plans last week to convert a historic seven-story structure into a new company headquarters. Dubbed the Sparkle Factory, the site will include design and production offices, plus a street-level boutique for the brand that she founded with her husband and business partner Alfonso Campos in 1995. Urban Scrawl on mayor’s race money. Tarantino and Campos, who bought the building at 908 S. Broadway in 2007, plan to move in and open the space by late summer. redistricting process. The pai...

Publication Title: La Downtown News
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 February 6, 2012 2 Downtown News AROUNDTOWN TAKE MY PICTURE GARY LEONARD Occupy L. A. Damage Estimates Go Down Ross Cutlery Moving, Expanding A fter more than seven decades of selling knives in the Bradbury Building, Ross Cutlery is moving — though the shop is only going a few doors down on the same block. Ross, which sells everything from medieval swords and kitchen knives to scissors and antique razors, will open at 324 S. Broadway in March, said co-owner Richard Wattenberg . The move, Wattenberg said, was prompted by the opportunity to expand from their current 1,800-square-foot space into a store that measures about 6,000 square feet. Coming along for the short move is the antique scale that gets wheeled to the entrance of the shop every day.“ Absolutely, it’ll be right in front of the new space,” Wattenberg said.“ It’s a landmark.” Press Event Los Angeles Arts Month Disney Hall January 31, 2012 I n the days after the Occupy L. A. protesters were evicted from th...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 Downtown News 3 AUDI OF DOWNTOWN L. A. VOLKSWAGEN OF DOWNTOWN L. A. 1900 S. Figueroa St. audidtla. com • 888-583-0981 2012 AUDI A3 2.0T DOWNTOWN L. A. AUTO GROUP 8 8 8 - I - LOV E - L A ( 4 5 6 - 8 3 5 2 ) W W W . D T L A M O T O R S . C O M Close to Work • Close to Home $ 299 plus tax per month for 42 months The Shammas Family Servicing Downtown’s Vehicles since 1955 AUDI A3 for $ 299 a month. $ 350 Security Deposit / $ 299 First Month Payment / $ 695 Acquisition Fee / $ 1999 Down Payment / $ 3343 Due at Signing ( Excludes taxes, title, other options and dealer fees). 42-month closed-end lease, 10,000 miles per year, Excess Mileage is $ 0.25 per mile . Must take delivery by January 31, 2012. Rate based on MSRP $ 30,045 of 2012 Audi A3 2.0T FWD Premium with Manual Transmission, open sky sunroof and Blue Tooth Package Purchase option at lease end for $ 15,392.55. 1900 S. Figueroa St. vwdowntownla. com • 888-781-8102 2012 VW JETTA S $ 149 per month for 36 months The D...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 4 Downtown News EDITORIALS Wesson’s Urban Scrawl by Doug Davis Punitive SUN Power Play Pile'S BI6SSR. r* ruAw ,>©upt WP/Lfe mGQ&t than voOfr m W hen his colleagues on the City Council voted in November to make Herb Wesson the president of the 15-mem-ber panel, the former state Assembly Speaker was eager to communicate a sense of teamwork. In his speech after the vote he said he hoped to make the council’s work more about“ we” than“ me.” rimsa \ %urr n\qtt VoOR Di)i*$ .1 4 * *^i pile It’s a nice concept, and nicer still if there is action behind it. However, in his first important act as council president, the assigning of council members to various committees, Wesson showed precious little communal spirit. Instead of demonstrating how he wants to work with others, and taking steps that are best for Los Angeles — a city, by the way, that is still struggling with a sluggish economy — he displayed a punitive propensity. Forget“ we” over“ me.” Thi...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 Downtown News 5 The Readers Talk Back Website Comments on Carmen Trutanich, the LATC, the Regional Connector and More E very week Los Angeles Downtown News gets online comments to the stories we publish. These are some of the most interesting responses. Additional comments are welcome at ladowntownnews. com. that our once valued votes were merely a means to an end. But, Trutanich should consider, we may not be fooled again. Regarding the story“ Regional Connector Study Done, Meetings on Tap,” published online Jan. 12, by Ryan Vaillancourt — KB Edwards, Jan. 29, 10: 59 a. m. Regarding the story“ Latino Theater Company Ordered Out of Downtown Home,” published online Jan. 17, by Ryan Vaillancourt W ho’s the clown who formulated this? It looks as though they expect a horde of commuting pedestrians from out of the Third Street Tunnel. Regarding the editorial“ Which Way in L. A., Nuch?,” about City Attorney Carmen Trutanich not yet declaring whether he will run for Distri...

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

February 6, 2012 6 Downtown News WHAT’S WHAT’S FOR SALE A Street-Level Loft in South Park by Ryan Vaillancourt ally well to being partitioned,” Robles said. The condo opens directly onto a communal patio, which includes a small barbecue area, Robles said. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the street and patio sides capture a lot of light, he noted. It also comes with two park- staff writer 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. ing spaces. Work From Home : The ideal buyer would be someone who works from home, Robles said. This week, the focus is on a condominium at the Grand Lofts in South Park that, at first glance, appears to be very underpriced. “It would be great for a therapist, a writer, someone like that,” he remarked.“ It’s not a comm...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 Downtown News 7 Downtown Representative Quits Redistricting Panel Estela Lopez Steps Down Amid Controversy Over Draft Maps by Ryan VaillancouRt improvement districts in Skid Row and the Arts District. Puzzling Puzzle “I’ve been honored to serve as the representative of Council District 1,” Lopez wrote in the letter, a copy of which was provided to Los Angeles Downtown News .“ It has become abundantly clear, however, that I cannot meet the demands of the Commission’s work schedule and fulfill my responsibilities as a Business Improvement District director for 97 blocks of Downtown Los Angeles.” The 15 council members and the mayor, city controller and city attorney all appoint members to the 21-person panel. While Lopez was chiefly responsible for advocating Reyes’ interests in preserving and building the First District, her role on the commission inserted her into an ongoing battle between council members Jan Perry and José Huizar. Under the recently released draft ...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 8 Downtown News Photos by Gary Leonard T he Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated some loud blasts from the past, when three punk rock legends performed outside the MOCA Geffen Contemporary on Jan. 28. The show was headlined by the Los Angeles band X, whose album Under the Big Black Sun also happens to be the title of a current MOCA exhibit about California art from 1974-1981. The openers were two other iconic acts from the time, the Dead Kennedys ( with a replacement for original singer Jello Biafra) and The Avengers. rm'4 MBOD •V MINORITY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY DAY w TITLE SPONSOR TOYOTA SCMBDC’s Minority Business Opportunity Day offers minority business enterprises ( MBEs) the opportunity to Loft condominiums ideally located in LA’s sophisticated Arts District provide a uniquely appealing home at Gallery Lofts. Combining old and new, Gallery Lofts offers the comfort and convenience of state-of-the-art finishes in a historic framework. meet corporate buyers and deci...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 Downtown News 9 plan or for the winning proposal that favors the 14th District’s Downtown expansion. “We spent some time talking about Downtown boundaries, going over assets, describing communities and we even got as specific as mentioning the Metro stops,” Sanchez said. “We talked about uniting Downtown and what that means for the communities of Downtown L. A.” Redistricting “The full map is what’s in front of the public, and that’s what needs to be focused on,” Lopez said.“ That was the decision of my fellow commissioners and I respect their decision.” Continued from page 7 Downtown. Perry and her appointee on the commission, David Roberts, had proposed keeping most of Downtown in the Ninth and shrinking her territory in South Los Angeles. The draft maps have stirred controversy citywide, though Roberts has been among the most pointed critics of those on the commission. He blasted the group’s lack of transparency at the Jan. 25 hearing when the maps were first rev...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 10 Downtown News can be treacherous for historic properties built in the era of now outdated building codes. Jewelry Eventually, Campos said, they secured financing via the Valley Economic Development Center. They hired architect Karin Liljegren, who had worked on numerous projects that turned historic Downtown buildings into housing, to oversee the transformation. Continued from page 1 Councilman José Huizar has been trying to convince businesses to relocate to the historic theater district, and help those already interested to navigate the city permitting process. In addition to luring Ace Hotel, Huizar’s Broadway team helped ink deals for Ross Dress for Less and the restaurants Two Boots Pizza and Umamicatessen ( the latter is a spin-off of the Umami Burger chain). The VEDC loaned the jewelry company about $ 350,000 to help with renovations, channeling funds it had secured via a Goldman Sachs small business program, said Bruce Dobb, a loan consultant with the org...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 Downtown News 11 $ 627,000 puts him in fourth place, behind Greuel, Garcetti and Downtown Councilwoman Jan Perry, who has raised $ 827,000. Money Beutner pulled just $ 222,000 in the last reporting period, which is strange for a guy who chalked up $ 405,000 in his first three months in the campaign, and who has deep connections to Wall Street and its army of one-percenters. Really, Beutner could jet to New York for four days, have his buddies hold a few cocktail parties and luncheons in his honor, and he’d come back with a couple hundred grand. Continued from page 1 president didn’t declare until Sept. 8, and the $ 1,063,165.65 he raised ( yes, there’s a 65 cents) in 115 days works out to about $ 9,245 a day. That’s about what a journeyman professional baseball player or a pretty savvy drug dealer make. Garcetti didn’t get there by accident. He worked fast and furious, and City Ethics documents show fliers for a staggering 36 cocktail parties, luncheons and other fu...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 12 Downtown News list of companies offering deals is at discoverlosangeles. com/ thearts. Huizar, who sits on the panel, that asks for designs to be completed for the Broadway Station with entrances both on Broadway and Spring Street. The motion states that having entrances on Broadway and Spring would allow for better access to the Civic Center, to Broadway and to Huizar’s proposed Los Angeles Streetcar. Additionally, local stakeholders can weigh in on the Regional Connector this week. Metro recently completed the final environmental impact report for the project and will present the study to the public in two meetings. The first is 2-3: 30 p. m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave.; the next is 6: 30-8 p. m. on Feb. 8 at the Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St. Both meetings will have Japanese, Korean and Spanish interpreters. museum officials announced the appointment of G. W. ( Greg) Kimura as CEO. He replaces Akemi Kikumur...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 Downtown News 13 ROM CEI THE CITY Love Is in the Downtown Air Places to Dine, Wine, Dance and Wrestle on Valentine’s Day by Kat Mabry F act no. 1: Valentine’s Day is the ultimate Hallmark holiday, an event that does for the floral and greeting card industry what National Bank Transfer Day does for credit unions and myriad small lending institutions. Fact no. 2: Anyone who completely disregards the date is committing an act of relationship suicide. In other words, whether you have a longstanding marriage/ partnership, are a few months into a romance, or have the guts to pull a first date on Tuesday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day matters. Step up or face the The masked wrestlers and sultry performers from Lucha VaVoom are back in Downtown. Their Valentine’s Day shows are Feb. 14-16 at the Mayan consequences. What follows are a few Downtown Los Angeles suggestions and ideas to get the romantic juices flowing. Make the restaurant reservations soon, but don’t stop there. The ...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 14 Downtown News who have been on about 9 zillion TV cooking shows ( and for good reason), are preparing a menu featuring margaritas, smoky mussel ceviche shooters, Dungeness crab cakes and grilled lobster tamales. The meal will culminate with an upside down caramelized plantain cake. Those who mention the phrase “Downtown valentine” when making a reservation will get a free specialty cocktail with the purchase of a prix fixe dinner. Meals Continued from page 13 The meal is $ 75 per person and wine pairings are available for an additional $ 35 or $ 65. At 1050 S. Flower St., ( 213) 749-1460 or riv- erarestaurant. com. Passionate Language : That classic image of romance in Disney’s 1955 Lady and the Tramp , when two dogs meet for a kiss at the end of a noodle, can come to life in this Downtown restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Drago Centro features a gin drink concocted just for the holiday and a four-course menu of asparagus salad, spaghetti carbonara, duck breast and ...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 Downtown News 15 Love Lines Jessica … Will you be my valentine?... Love, Loren Troy … I love you so much! Thank you for everything you do for me!... Love, KK Jenny ... I love you and our baby Genevieve with all of my heart. You’re the bestest ever... Richard Jenn … Happy V day you will always be in my heart forever allure and daddy are glad to have you… Randy Downtowners Find Many Ways Dennisse … Coming home to your kiss and smile is the best part of my day. I love you! Happy Valentine’s Day… Luis To Say ‘ I Love You’ George … Let’s play trains! Let’s spend Valentine’s Day at Travel Town. At basketball. Love… Daddy and Mama CLE … Thanks for being the wonderful man and lover you are. We have the next 50 years to share… TLR Julie … I love you to the moon and back! Johnny. All you need is love and a dog… Astro . Greg … I thank God He blessed me with you as my soulmate. I love you with all my heart, mind, body and soul. There’s a ribbon in the sky for our love… Love, Mi...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 16 Downtown News Valentine’s Day handsome! Besos y abrasos... Jess Cheap Puppy ... I smile at the chance just to see you again. I really miss you... Love Lines Corazoncita Babe … I’m the luckiest guy... pero mas suerte es quererte tanto y que tu sientas lo mismo. iLUVu… Julio Continued from page 15 Vikki B … Your Big Daddy wants you back this Valentine’s. Phone calls aren’t enough, I need to feel you!!! XXXOOOXXX… Kendrick Jesse … I’ll always be in love with you! You & our children are a blessing in my life… your wife, Terry 2six4 … I love you & who we are: Oaxaca, Cumbias, K’s, art, Japan, TheSounds, so L. A.Us, always… 39 Shannon … I love you ever so… Your loving husband Roy and our children Tammy and Bernie To My Hubby, John Buckley Gordon … Happy Valentine’s Day My Love! You and little Jack bring so much joy to life. ( Plus you are really hot!) Thanks for the adventure... Forever Yours, Tracey Dearest Bubble … yours forever… Bubba ( Phyll...

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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 Downtown News 17 At 900 W. Olympic Blvd., ( 213) 765-8630 or lalive. com/ eat/ la-market-by-kerry-simon. inside an art gallery. It all comes via Create: Fixate’s 10-year anniversary exhibit I Art You . There will be works by 40 local artists and a meal featuring braised short ribs, bourbon poached salmon and stout braised sirloin tips. Those not in love with meat can try a vegetarian option of roasted farm vegetables on a bed of red quinoa. Dinner is $ 59. tapas and meals based on Cruz’s favorite dishes. Best of all, all those calories can be burned off by the dancing that follows. Meals Brasserie Tacks : Even Barbie would like Kendall’s. Kendall’s. Ken dolls. Get it? Whatever. Kendall’s Brasserie , the dining destination at the Music Center, will be serving a three course Valentine’s Day dinner for $ 60 and a four-course meal for $ 75. There are five first-course selections, among them a half-dozen oysters and smoked salmon salad. When it comes time for the main co...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 18 Downtown News IB' #1 r—- ! # During the process, the ensemble seamlessly dances through the life of Cleopatra, moving from war to death to mourning. It culminates in celebration. phasis of Cleopatra in my childhood,” said Duckler. The company moved into the Downtown space for rehearsals on Jan. 2. The reactivation of the corporate environment dominated by men also had ties to the bygone era. The process also has rewards for the dancers, said Marissa Labog, a member of the company for more than five years. “Because it was such a male-dominated working environment, it lent itself very well to Cleopatra,” said Labog. “The audience is very close to us, they’re in it with us,” said Labog, who also serves as rehearsal director.“ It’s easier for us to be more in our bodies and more real to what we’re feeling and expressing.” Tom Ricci, executive vice president of Thomas Properties Group, which owns the Paul Hastings Tower, knows that using the space for a dance performa...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — LA Downtown News — 6 February 2012

February 6, 2012 Downtown News 19 On Your Marks, Get Set, Hula East West Players Looks at Little-Known Story of an Innovative Swim Coach by RichaRd Guzmán The Little Tokyo stint will be the mainland debut for the play, which is presented in association with Honolulu Theater for Youth, where Swim Club debuted last year. Although it is based on an actual series of events, Tim Dang, producing artistic director for EWP, said Sakamoto’s saga has been largely forgotten. city editoR H ula dancing and swimming are not often thought of in the same breath. That’s part of what makes the next production at East West Players so unusual. Three Year Swim Club uses hula dancing to tell the little-known story of a coach who founded a swim club with his eyes on the Olympics. Previews for the show at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Little Tokyo start Thursday, Feb. 9 ( opening day is Feb. 15). It runs through March 12. “It’s not a well-known story, even among people from Hawaii,” said Dang.“ So it’s ...

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

20 Downtown News February February LISTINGS EVENTS Monday, February 6 Wael Ghonim at Aloud Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., ( 213) 765-6800 or lfla. org. DON'T MISS LIST 8 p. m.: Wael Ghonim was an unknown 30-year-old Google executive when he launched a Facebook campaign to protest the death of an Egyptian man at the hands of security forces. Then he was arrested by those same security forces. In his new memoir, one of the key figures behind the Egyptian uprising takes readers inside the making of a modern revolution. He’ll speak with Reza Aslan as Aloud moves to a new venue for a night. afghanis, singing Twins anD impish imposTers Johnson, listings eDitor | calendar@ downtownnews. com Since the days of Alexander, Afghanistan has contained multitudes: It’s been home to art and empire, trade and even war. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Music Center’s World City program offers two windows into the creative arts produced in the mountainous Central Asian nation. The Sounds and ...

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