A few months ago, in our newsletter, we introduced you to our Historic Core Downtown LA outreach coordinator, Araceli.

In the last few months, Araceli has worked with Patrick. A. 23-year-old runaway from Arizona, seeking shelter and a new life in Los Angeles.

We are happy to report that thanks to Araceli Patrick is well on his way to becoming fully self-sufficient and working as a food delivery biker. Read the full story below.

We are so proud of you, Araceli and Patrick! 

Patrick Hawley Report

Thanks to the office of Assemblymember Miguel Santiago for providing this map to locate your local Los Angeles Mail Dropbox for the 2020 election.





F & W Grand Silver Store Building

Located on Broadway between 5th and 6th Streets, the F & W Grand Silver Store Building was built shortly after the demolition of the Milton Hotel in 1931.


The Art Deco style of the building was designed by Albert R. Walker & Percy A. Eisen, one of the most influential architectural design firms in Los Angeles in the 1920s & 1930s.


The F & W Grand Silver Store, an early national “five and dime” store, was the 1 st tenant. Within the rows of the terra cotta columns are alternating spandrel panels, with classic Art Deco reliefs, and metal frame double casement windows with narrow glass transom above.


Little original or historically significant elements remain in the interior of the building. Original staircases remain and will be preserved although existing banisters and decorative elements were previously removed. A ghost sign on the existing brick walls was successfully preserved and on display.


Current owners, Kings Arch & The Shamoolian Family, have been working closely with The Office of Historic Resources to restore the property and turn it into creative offices.


Check out the views of 537 S Broadway, amenities, and more.

Tucked in the beautiful Eastern Columbia Building il caffé has been a fan favorite since opening its doors alongside Acne Studios. Recently, Michael and his team have doubled down on their sidewalk space and teamed up with food trucks Thursdays – Saturdays to bring an Al Fresco experience to locals. Learn more about how Michael and il caffé bring a sweet Swedish touch to the neighborhood.

il caffè

855 S Broadway

Election day is Nov. 3


Registration deadlines
Online: Oct. 19
By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 19
In person: Nov. 3


Absentee ballot deadlines
Request: Oct. 27
Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3
Return in person: Nov. 3 by 8:00 p.m.


Early voting
Oct. 5 – Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live
  • Additional information
    You can also register and vote on Election Day.Conditional voter registration is a safety net for Californians who miss the deadline to register to vote or update their voter registration information. Voters can use the conditional voter registration process from the day after the deadline all the way through Election Day. Eligible citizens can go to their county election office, polling place, or vote center to register and vote conditionally. These ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.


Register to vote by clicking here.

Check your status here. 


Rosslyn Lofts For Lease in the Historic Core.

Located on the corner of 5th and Main St, The Rosslyn Lofts offers low-income micro-lofts with utilities included, market-rate 1 bedrooms! Plus, parking for only $130!

Check out the views that surround the residents of Rosslyn, amenities, and more.

Rosslyn Lofts

451 S Main St.

Apply to become a Metro-Transit Driver!
Earn competitive pay and great benefits driving a new kind of Metro Los Angeles service. They provide paid training, vehicles, and PPE measures to keep you safe once you’re on the road.

Click here to learn more. The deadline is 9/2/2020!

Photo by: @dtlaculture

City Council Survey Regarding Public Safety

A survey released Tuesday by Council President Nury Martinez, along with Councilmen Herb Wesson, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren Price and Bob Blumenfield, includes questions about respondents’ personal views on police, including whether an increased police presence makes them feel safer and whether they believe an unarmed model of crisis response is appropriate for nonviolent incidents.

This is your chance to make your voice heard. CBS reported on the story, to read more click here.

For the survey please click here.

The L.A. Barber College Needs Your Help!

A while back we introduced you to the young hopeful barbers from the L.A. Barber College. They were struggling in January, so they set up a GoFundMe, but since the COVID19 Pandemic began in March their funds have been massively depleted.

Jose and Blanca Polanco, along with administrator Michelle Matthews, have dedicated nearly 15 years to the school. Currently, their 5,000 students have no idea if their school will survive the pandemic. The school additionally gives back to the community by donating haircuts. Their programming is a success and they’re an essential part of our Historic Core community and DTLA.

You can help today by sharing their story, or if you can donate here.

Check out the story NBC4 recently published and meet the talented alumni here.

LA Barber College DTLA

LA Barber College DTLA

LA Barber College DTLA

The polls are open for Downtown LA News Best of Downtown annual survey. The Historic Core BID has been nominated for Best Business Improvement District. We’d appreciate your support- jump to question #63 and vote for us! Thanks for your vote ❤️

Click here to begin the 15 min survey.