I moved to downtown Los Angeles in 2004 to attend CSULA, a food court
with pizza and Chinese food under hot lamps were a needed
inexpensive lunch option, even if they came with flashbacks of high school
cafeterias or hanging out at the Orange Julius at a local mall.
flashback has ended, thanks to the renovated FIGat7th who caught
up with downtown. The food court now
reflects downtown’s taste for trend and culinary preferences. Oleego by
Park's BBQ revisted; The Melt specializes in fancy grilled cheese, and
Mendocino Farms opened another outlet for artisan sandwiches inspired by
Still waiting to open is The Flying Pig Café, a gourmet food truck putting down another brick and mortar homestead. Also planned is Pazzo Gelato and City Tavern, says the website.
business will be sustained remains to be seen, but one thing is
certain; after lunch hour people will wait in a long line for Sprinkles Cupcakes.
The late Mark D. Schumaker and I shared notes on obscure downtown film locations. I recalled this scene and brought it up to him. It was no surprise he already knew about it. More so because the doorway is known by anyone who has entered Old Bank DVD.This Downtown Vid Pic is for Mark. His memorial is Saturday.
A memorial for Mark D. Schumaker will be held Saturday, April 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the old Farmers and Merchants Bank. "In addition, as Mark would surely want, there will be post memorial events. Dress comfortably, and be prepared to go deep," wrote memorial organizers on Facebook
Arts District Project
Greening Project, a recipient of a major Tree People
Grant, are now looking for a few good tree huggers and planters. They are signing up new
volunteers to help plant trees on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Those who signed up at last years outdoor love fest are already on the books, and only need to re-sign if contact information has changed. Huggers and planters will meet at Urban Radish. LARABA
At the Los Angeles Book Festival, book lovers answered this sign's question. Photo by Ly.
By Helen Ly
downtowners did Sunday right, it was a day of books and bikes under the sun. The 18th Annual Los Angeles Times Book Festival pulled in bibliophiles from
around Southern California, and many were greeted with the sight of cycling enthusiasts taking
over the city streets for the sixth CicLAvia.
Later in the day, they got to know each other intimately when they shared crammed cars on the Expo Line.
At the book Festival, attendees got off Nooks and wandered the USC campus filled with musicians, poets, cooks, celebrities, and lectures.
A lesson from the storm was also about the use of consumer technology for photojournalism, a moment that has
us reconsider the role of cellphone photographer.
And it supplied its own metaphor.
It was photojournalist Benjamin
image of Hurricane Sandy that was featured on the cover of Time magazine, making it the first image from a phone equipped with a camera to be
shown on the cover of a major publication.
That became a major
benchmark in photojournalism and is the topic of "iPhonography:
Innovation in Documentary Storytelling" with
Lowy at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at
Then 33, Lowy was one
of five photographers dispatched by Time to capture the
storm with an iPhone and Instagram as an experiment, said Kira Pollack, Time’s director of
photography, soon after the cover was published.
Early cellphone photography documented
trivia moments, barely qualifying as aural-textual-visual. The cover move cell phone photography from
being a consumer gadget to a storytelling device. Lowy is one of the
professionals who have used the technology seriously, especially when the urgency of incoming waves are part of the story.