Downtown LA

LA’s Largest Homeless Housing Development Breaks Ground in Skid Row

A housing project in Skid Row that officials say will be the largest homeless housing development in Los Angeles history broke ground today.

The Weingart Towers, which will include a 19-story high-rise at 555- 561 S. Crocker St. and a 12-story high-rise at 554-562 S. San Pedro St., will offer a total of 382 units to people experiencing homelessness. The development will offer more than three times the number of units in the second largest development funded by Proposition HHH, a ballot initiative passed in November 2016 to use $1.2 billion to build 10,000 units for homeless Angelenos.

Judge Calls Meeting On Skid Row To Discuss Worsening Conditions

   Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness in the region is comparable to “a significant natural disaster in Southern California with no end in sight,” U.S. District Judge David Carter wrote in an order filed late Sunday in federal court.

Everytable Fights Against Food Injustice in Underserved Communities

This month, the Sentinel met with Everytable chef, Zach Thomas for an exclusive tour of the kitchen to witness the love and colorful flavors that go into each dish. The Sentinel also spoke with Chef Zach about the company’s inspiration behind the ingredients and spices used in the dishes as well as the human right of affordable healthy food for people of color.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 
2018-19 “Campus to Concert Hall”
All Access Season Pass,
One of The Best Bargains in The City,
Offers Students Thirty Concerts and Events for Just $30

As an added bonus, the All Access Pass includes access to performance after-parties to mingle with musicians; advance reservation privileges; and the option to reserve up to three additional tickets at just $8 each for college friends (valid college ID required). This popular student pass, offered for the eighth year, has served to build appreciation for classical music among younger audiences.

Cinespia Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Special Historic Movie Palace Screenings

Dec. 17 Cinespia will host a number of special screenings at some of Downtown LA’s historic palace theatres. Saturday, December 17 – Heeeere’s Johnny! L.A. may not have the snow and cold, but as winter sets in, the landmark Los Angeles Theatre will come to life with Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” (1980) starring Jack Nicolson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. It’s Cinespia’s annual Holiday party with full bars, DJs, live music and fancy dress. Also with a free themed photobooth, and some special surprises. Tickets are $24 GA, $60 Premium. Tickets are now available at

W Hotel Coming to Downtown Los Angeles

The W Hotel is coming to downtown Los Angeles as part of a $700 million mixed-use, tower project being planned across from Staples Center, Chinese developers announced this week. A 250-room W Los Angeles Downtown, part of the Starwood family of hotels, will replace the existing Luxe Hotel, Shenzhen Hazens Real Estate Group Co. executives said. The planned hotel, set to open in 2019, will be on the northeast corner of Hazen’s tower project that also includes 650 condo units and 80,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The full project will include three towers built over two phases

Los Angeles Stadium Could Bring Shift in NFL Divisions

Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in division for the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers. The teams have proposed a shared $1.78 billion stadium in the city of Carson — one of two stadium projects being considered by the NFL near Los Angeles that could bring professional football back to the region after a two-decade absence. Carmen Policy, a former San Francisco 49ers executive who was hired to help oversee the Carson project, said Monday that the teams have agreed to shift divisions, if necessary, to make the project

Judge Won’t Lower Bail for Man Accused of Torching Da Vinci Apartment Complex

A judge refused last week to lower the $1 million bail for a man who allegedly set fire to a large apartment complex under construction in downtown Los Angeles — a conflagration that also melted freeway signs and damaged nearby buildings. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Upinder S. Kalra refused the defense’s request to reduce bail to $575,000 for Dawud Abdulwali, 56, who is charged with one felony count each of arson of a structure and aggravated arson. “I see no change of circumstances,” the judge said, noting that he agreed with Superior Court Judge Sergio C. Tapia II’s May