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Vet Exec Helped Sow Fashion District’s Growth

NONPROFIT: Kent Smith to leave business district after 17 years at helm.

When Kent Smith became executive director of LA Fashion District 17 years ago, the business improvement district only spanned 18 blocks.

Chocolatiers Look to Raise Bars at New Factory

FOOD: Mast Brothers to provide tours to visitors sweet on confectionery.

A pair of Willie Wonkas has made its way to the Arts District.

Music Center Cast in New Lights in Late Night

ENTERTAINMENT: Venue’s ‘Sleepless’ event mixes up DJs, dance parties, videos.

Music lovers lounging in bean bags, watching an abstract light show against the backdrop of thumping music might sound like the scene at a super-secret party, but it’s actually taking place at downtown L.A.’s Music Center.

Arts District Hits Home for Relocated Museum

NONPROFIT: Institution’s latest exhibit features artists inspired by neighborhood.

A museum’s new neighborhood has become the subject of its latest exhibit.

Theater’s Star Rises With Movie Events, Premieres

ENTERTAINMENT: Venue at Ace Hotel proves hit with films featuring L.A. focus.

Over the past few years, the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles has rekindled its Hollywood roots by hosting a number of film premieres and screenings.

Medical Office Offers Shot In Arm to Downtowners

HEALTH CARE: Kaiser’s new outpost in Bunker Hill part of shift to smaller sites.

Though Kaiser Permanente is known for its massive medical facilities in neighborhoods including Los Feliz and West Los Angeles, the Oakland-based health system has been branching out with smaller offices such as one it opened last month in Bunker Hill.

Restaurant Group Keeps Accent on Italian Cuisine

DINING: Factory Place eyes another serving of succes at new Industrial District spot.

Factory Place Hospitality Group is continuing to infuse downtown L.A.’s Industrial District with Italian dining.

Downtown Renaissance Coming In on the Money

ECONOMY: Area boosters tout bright financial picture beyond pricey real estate.

Downtown L.A.’s renaissance has spread well beyond residents moving into high-price apartments and is now boosting the entire economy.

City Mulls Rules for Bidders Looking to Land Park

DEVELOPMENT: Plans for Angels Knoll expected to lean toward mixed use.

City officials are preparing to decide the fate of Angels Knoll – a small, hillside park along Olive Avenue in Bunker Hill that was made famous in the film “(500) Days of Summer.”

Sign on Building Points to Bigger USC Presence

REAL ESTATE: University adds name to property in lease deal for more space.

If you’ve driven by the 32-story office tower at Olive and 12th streets in downtown L.A.’s South Park neighborhood in the last week or two, you might have noticed there’s a new sign at the top.

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