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Architecture & Urban Design

A new look on Temple Street

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Many new large apartment buildings are often derided as “stucco boxes.” Well, you can’t say that about Cactus, one of the new ... Read More »

The first steps are being taken to make Avenue 26 more pedestrian friendly

LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- Los Angeles, as many walkers will tell you, is not the most pedestrian-friendly city. The streets near Cypress Park-Lincoln Heights Gold Line station is a typical representation of the problems pedestrians face: narrow sidewalks, speeding cars, freeway on/off ramps and poor lighting. Some improvements, however, are in the works. Read More »

Artists raise concerns about completion of East L.A. mural project

EAST LOS ANGELES -- It’s been three years since a charter school planning to replace the former First Street Store with a new campus agreed agreed to preserve the tiled mural that adorned the front of the former department store. The new school recently welcomed its first students and the installation of the mural .... Read More »