Gelateria Uli’s Yule Logs

Eight-inch Yule Logs are dusted with cocoa powder and sugar, reminding you of the most delicious Bûche de Noël you’ve ever had, but with an icy twist. Guaranteed to put anyone in the holiday spirit!

Pre-Order by December 16th. Pickup between December 18th-20th.

Literally Anything from Fold Gallery 

Located on the second floor of The Last Bookstore, Fold Gallery DTLA has all sorts of art, trinkets, and vintage items for the creative in your life! All orders will be wrapped with gloved hands and with the utmost care for all of our health in mind.

You can safely shop online and pick-up by clicking the link above. Shipping is also available. 

Yuko’s Christmas Pies

Double Green Tea Cheese Pie, Keto Lemon Cream Cake, or  Vegan Coconut Carrot Cake.

Pick up date Exclusively Dec 23rd. 
Call 213-266-0046 to place your order.

Mignon’s Rare Orange Wine

Grab a bottle of this amazing dry-farmed, natural, biodynamic, organic Sauvignon Blanc Orange Wine from Ambyth Estate located in Paso Robles on sale for $38! All of their wines are vegan, Paleolithic, unfiltered, raw, and alive with zero additions of any kind, including sulfites.

Check out Mignon’s hours here.

Anything Vintage From Shop Quirk

Local vintage treasure hunters Shop Quirk offers all their rare finds on their website, Etsy shop, or if you want to swing by you can schedule an appointment for pick-up.

Check out Shop Quirk’s website.


Fun Recipe and Ingredients from Black Rock Market

Black Rock Market Cafe is the best neighborhood place for an abundance of grocery goods and snacks. Plus, they post fun recipes on their Instagram with all the ingredients available in their shop (plus they deliver!) Challenge yourself and post on social, it helps support a local business and you get to try something new!

Check out their hours here.


Delicious Chocolates From Sweet Duet Chocolates

Local chocolatier Sweet Duet is offering their deliciously crafted sweets. They have everything from dates to chocolate covered fruit for those who like to mix it up! Their holiday variety box is only $33 and they deliver on Postmates.

Check out their shop here.


Curated Book Bundle From The Last Bookstore

L.A.’s most famous bookstore is offering their customized book bundles! All you have to do is fill out their questionnaire with all of your preferences/budget. They also offer both a Surprise Bundle option & an Approved Bundle option just in case you want to make sure we get all the books you want.

Shop their website here.


Massage Under The Moon At Desuar Spa

Support local by gifting a gift card for Desuar Spa’s magical Under The Full Moon Massage (or any of their services)! The time of the full moon is a powerful energy healing opportunity, an optimum time for meditating, recharging your energy field, and clearing your chakras. There’s so much pure energy in the moonlight that anything it touches can’t help but respond to its radiance and love.⁠

Check out their full gift card options here.


Gift With Purpose By Shopping With Made By DWC

The Downtown Women’s Center is offering its Gift Collections from their shop: Made by DWC! Your gift helps provide women with opportunities to gain experience in production, inventory, retail, and customer service industries while working in a supportive and empowering environment.

Shop the collections here.


Cocktails To-Go From Locals

Cocktails are never a bad idea! Support local and keep it budget friendly with cocktails to-go from ANY local Historic Core business. We have a list of options on our COVID19 response page.

See what’s open here.


Vintage Coats from Guido in L.A.

It’s finally getting cold in DTLA. But don’t sacrifice your style- Gudio’s is having holiday sales on their vintage winter coats!

Shop their online store here.


Authentic French Wines from Garçons de Cafe

For the wine lover in your life check out the flash and holiday sales happening on Garçons de Cafe’s website! Snag an authentic French wine and surprise the wine -o in your life (maybe it’s you!)

See what’s for sale here.


Coffee from il caffe

Support local and stay caffeinated this holiday by buying fresh coffee from local favorite il caffe. Stop by and check out what other coffee accessories they have for sale!

Check their hours here.


Gift Your Pup A SPAW Day

The Pupper Club has your pet’s back! This holiday season, treat the furry ones to a SPAW day! Check out their website for services, appointments, and more.

Check their services here.


Our Annual Board Meeting is Thursday, December 10th at 12 pm via Zoom!

Click here for the details.

Please see our Annual Report Below


Annual Report FINAL Compressed

Election day is November 3rd, don’t wait until it’s too late, exercise your right.

Please see the link below for polling places to go VOTE.

Voting Places


Please see the link below for places to DROP OFF your BALLOT.

Drop-off Stations

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 a 23-year-old from Arizona, seeking shelter and a new life in Los Angeles.

We are happy to report that thanks to Araceli this young man 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! 

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.





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. 


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.

HCBID Board Elections

  • Board of Directors Nominations

    Election will be held at our Annual Meeting in March 2021.

    If you are interested in being nominated as a member of the board of directors please email us at: