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Discoveries- Downtown (115)

Huell spends an afternoon in downtown L.A. at Bottega Louie’s, a new hot spot in the old Brooks Brothers building. Then at La Cita, he visits a true downtown fixture with its authentic ranchera music and dance. Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market 700 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 802-1470 La Cita  Continue Reading »

Downtown Hidden Surprises- Downtown (114)

Huell visits the Christian Science Reading Room, followed by a tour of the garden that surrounds Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Christian Science Reading Room 730 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 622-3639 2009

Subway Terminal Update- Visiting (1617)

Huell revisits the Red Car Tunnels under Los Angeles and the tunnel entrance at Belmont Station.  2009

Disney Concert Hall-Downtown (111)

Most people don’t don’t seem to know that tours of the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall are available to visitors daily as performance schedules permit. Also, some of the most beautiful gardens in Los Angeles are nestled around this stunning building. Huell takes a wonderful tour of the grounds and learns about all  Continue Reading »

Church of the Open Door-Downtown (110)

If you visit the high rise at 550 South Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles, you might not know the rich history of that address or why there is a small memorial to the Church of the Open Door in the entrance to the building. Members of the church come back to share with Huell  Continue Reading »

Film Shoots-Downtown (109)

Huell visits the set of CSI New York which is actually shot in downtown Los Angeles. New York, eat your heart out! 2007

Eastern Columbia Building-Downtown (108)

Located at 849 S. Broadway in the Broadway Theater District of downtown Los Angeles. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful of Los Angeles’ historic buildings, as well as its finest surviving example of Art Deco. In this adventure Huell tours the magnificently restored Eastern Columbia Building to discover it’s great history  Continue Reading »

Safety-Downtown (107)

Huell walks the streets of Downtown Los Angeles with a veteran LAPD officer to talk about safety. 2007

LA State Historic Park- Downtown (106)

The Los Angeles State Historic Park, most recently known as the Cornfield or Chinatown Yard property, is a 32-acre site linked to the long and varied history of the city and its diverse people. The site has historical significance and associations at many levels to the Los Angeles story, including its very existence as a  Continue Reading »

Biscuit Company Lofts-Downtown (105)

Huell visits the National Biscuit Company Factory Building, which was carefully renovated to preserve it’s unique history and architecture. 2006