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Check out info on the Streetcar, a new park in the Arts District, Dia De Los Muertos celebrations, and More!
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The Los Angeles Poverty Department (a theater troupe) with the Teatre de Genneviliers at their performance of A (Micro) History of World Economics in Pershing Square
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November 1, 2013 Edition

In This Issue:



 



Please Attend a Community Update on the Streetcar

 
When: Nov. 4, 6pm

Where: Ronald F Deaton Civic Auditorium
             L.A.P.D. Headquarters
             100 W. 1st St
 
Please join Councilmember Huizar for a community update on the Streetcar this Monday, November 4, 2013 at 6pm.  The meeting will be held at the Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium, located at the L.A.P.D Headquarters, 100 W. 1st St. (across from City Hall).

Hear about:
  • Environmental Process
  • Progress to Date
  • Local & Federal Requirements; and
  • Upcoming Milestones 
For Questions or to arrange a translator*
Contact info@lastreetcar.org or (213) 814-2994

Informal Discussion - 6pm
Remarks By Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huziar
Presentation followed by Q&A - 6:30pm

*Please request translation accommodations by October 31st

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Arts District Park Community Meeting

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8,  6pm - 7pm

Where: Art Share L.A. 
              801 E. 4th Place

Join Councilmember Huizar, LARABA, the Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Bureau of Engineering at a community meeting to discuss the design and construction of the future Arts District Park, which will be located at 501 S. Hewitt Street. The City wants your input. 
 
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Third Street Tunnel Lighting Renovation Finishes This Week!

This week marks the completion of Councilman Huizar and the Bureau of Street Lighting’s initiative to renovate and update lighting for the Third Street tunnel in Downtown Los Angeles. The re-lighting renovation will make the Third Street Tunnel, built in 1901, much safer for motorists and pedestrians. The new LED lighting is actually more energy efficient, resulting in lower operating costs for the tunnel.  Construction is currently complete and the final inspection will occur onFriday, Nov. 8, bringing the tunnel back to full operation!

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Cornerstone Theater Company Presents
Love On San Pedro

When: Previews:      Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
            Show dates:  Nov. 7 - Nov. 24

Where: Los Angeles Mission – 4th Floor Gymnasium
             303 E 5th St
             Los Angeles, CA 90013

Love on the Streets is a celebration of the Skid Row community and previews start now!  The writers of this play have sat down with hundreds of skid row residents, writing a performance that would truly capture the amazing stories of those who have found love despite facing hardship in Skid Row. Click here to view the inspiration for such a play.  Join the Cornerstone Theater Company this entire month, for a night of entertainment put on by Skid Row residents. Tickets and showtimes can be found here, for a pay-as-you-can donation. Click to visit their website and find out more. 

For questions please contact Cesar Ortega (213) 613-1700 x 123 or at cortega@cornerstonetheater.org

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Come and Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

When: Saturday, Nov. 2,  3pm-11pm

Where: Grand Park, Downtown

Come and enjoy an afternoon full of music, history, and celebration, as Downtown LA celebrates Dia de Los Muertos. Originally an ancient Aztec festival, Dia de Los Muertos is now a holiday enjoyed in Mexico and around the world. Come learn about the history of this holiday, enjoy the over 40 alters created by amazing local artists, taste some of the best food trucks downtown has to offer, listen to great live music from Latino bands, and enjoy the full bar, right in el centro de Los Angeles!

For more information about this event, click here or find grandparkLA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram. 
 
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Four New Business Open on 5th Street in Downtown


Councilmember Huizar is excited to welcome the opening of four new businesses on 5th Street in Downtown Los Angeles. 
 
Your Neighborhood Studio is an original new dance studio coming to us from Culver City. They were voted “Best in Culver City” for three consecutive years, as well as “Best in Los Angeles” by LA City Voter. They offer an incredible range of classes from traditional ballet to Bollywood bhangra beats! If you want to learn a cool new dance style or build your current skills, this is the place for you. Learn more by visiting their downtown LA location website
 

CYH Teas  offers a wide selection of teas, herbs and spices to its new Downtown customers.  The owner, Peter Bedard, is an LA health coach and hypnotherapist who started this great new business. The new store also carries other kitchen goods such as different extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, handmade jams, teapots, kettles, etc. Come try their amazing selection of teas any day of the week! Take a look at their Facebook page to become a fan and find out more!
 
Curio is a hip new fashion boutique owned by local resident Lora Myers! Curio carries up-and-coming labels and designers that feature trendsetting men’s and women’s clothing. Myers describes the look as “California desert-inspired.” This new boutique is a great location for trendsetters of Downtown Los Angeles. Visit their brand new website here
 
On the same block is recently opened men’s boutique Beautiful Fül. This contemporary menswear boutique features designs by Alejandro Rodriguez. Click here to check out their website. The boutique incorporates a fully stocked whiskey bar so every customer (over the age of 21) can enjoy a drink while browsing. The design maintains much of the original structure that was constructed in 1913. Beautiful Fül is the place to shop for the male fashion lovers of Los Angeles.

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Help Support Homeless Veterans Get Back On Their Feet

When: Saturday, Nov. 16,  8am-3pm

Where: The Vortex 
             2341 E. Olympic Boulevard 
             Los Angeles, CA 90021
 

Councilman Huizar, The Veterans Project, Robey Theatre, and Dramastage-Qumran present the second annual Downtown Los Angeles Veterans Stand Down event. Veterans Stand Down will provide local veterans who are struggling with homelessness free medical exams, hosing referrals, substance abuse treatment, counseling, clothing, continental breakfast & lunch, entertainment, and more. 

Volunteers are still needed for the November 16th event. Our local veterans need your help. In addition, the event needs monetary and food donations in order to help serve breakfast and lunch on this day. Any service you can give to our veterans would be greatly appreciated. To learn more about this event and volunteer opportunities, please visit The Veterans Project website.

For further information, please contact organizers at (310) 621-4659 or at standdown@theveteransproject.org.

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Check Out The New Art Exhibit at Angel City Brewery

When: Oct. 10th - Nov. 10th

Where: Angel City Brewery
              216 S. Alameda St.
              Los Angeles, CA 90012

Angel City Brewery has a new exhibition opening this month that will include a collaboration between two Los Angeles native artists, Becca Midwood and Richard Kessler.  The Brewery hosts a new artist every month bringing in artists from all different areas.  They provide tours within their brewery at a walk in basis. 

Check out this great attraction in DTLA!  For more information go to this link or call (213) 622 1261

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Join JCCSC For an Informative Seminar About
Employment Audits

When: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Where: JCCSC Office
              244 S. San Pedro St., Suite 410
              Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join JCCSC for an informative seminar about employment audits.  The primary purpose of an employment audit is to enable an employer to identify areas of concern and potential liability in order to comply with frequently changing labor and employment laws.  In addition, an employment audit is a tool for an employer to identify personnel and human resources areas that need improvement, including policies and practices that should be modified, created and/or implemented.  The topics that will be covered during the seminar include:

-Required Posters
-Hiring Processes
-Pay and Timekeeping Practices
-Disciplinary Procedures
-Employee Privacy
-Leaves of Absence
-Wage and Hour Issues
-Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation
-Benefits
-Supervisory Training
-Independent Contractors
-Questions & Answers

Join David L. Cohen and Yuriko M. Shikai from the law firm of Neufeld Marks in exploring these issues. Parking: JACCC, lot parking $4.00 after 4:00 p.m. 

6:30 p.m. Registration/Networking Opportunity
7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. JCCSC Business Seminar
Free for members, $10 for non-members

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Regional Connector Construction This Week 

When: Oct. 12- Nov. 23 on Saturdays; Oct. 14- Nov. 23 Daily

Where: Southwest Corner of Flower and 6th Street; 2nd St. between Spring St. and Harlem Pl., Spring St. between 1st St. and 3rd St., intersection of 2nd St. and Spring St. 

As part of the Regional Connector Transit Project, there will be excavation and placement of new piping near the southwest corner of Flower St. and 6th St. Due to the construction, the south leg pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of Flower St. and 6th St. will be restricted during work hours and pedestrians will be detoured to the next available crosswalk. Also there will be a natural gas line relocated by Southern California Gas which will take place from October 14 through November 23 at the above mentioned locations. During this time access to eastbound through traffic between Spring St. and Main St. will be maintained but westbound 2nd St. traffic will be detoured at Main St. Traffic on 2nd St. in both directions will be restricted. Eastbound traffic on 2nd St. will be detoured at Spring St. and westbound traffic will be detoured at Main St. 

 Please visit this website for more information.
 
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Enjoy Food And Exercise At Grand Park

When: Every Tuesday

Where: Grand Park

Grand Park is hosting a farmer's market every Tuesday this summer from 10 am until 2 pm. The market will be in the park between Spring St. and North Broadway.  Additionally, there will be a boot camp held every Tuesday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  Designed for all fitness levels, Grand Park's Boot Camp is the perfect Tuesday stop on your way home. Take some endorphins to go.

For more information, visit the Grand Park website.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Tuesday, Nov. 4th, 6pm
Streetcar Update Meeting
Ronald F Deaton Civic Auditorium
LAPD Headquarters
100 W. First St.

Nov. 8,  6 - 7pm
Arts District Park Community Meeting
Art Share L.A. 

801 E. 4th Place


Every Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00 pm
Grand Park Farmer's Market
Downtown 

Every Thurday, 5:30 - 8pm
Get-Out-of-Work Thursday
Grand Park



                  

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