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Conversations About Densifying Wilshire Boulevard Heating Up

Conversations About Densifying Wilshire Boulevard Heating Up

| November 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

The Wilshire corridor, from downtown to the beach, started out as a mostly residential street, but quickly transformed into a major commercial and transportation corridor.  Today, as the city struggles to figure out (literal) avenues for current and future residential growth, it looks like Wilshire may be in for a return to its residential roots…but in […]

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New Documentary Short Celebrates Miracle Mile Elevator Operator

New Documentary Short Celebrates Miracle Mile Elevator Operator

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dress Code, a New York production company, recently released “Ruben’s Elevator,” a new documentary short film with a local twist.  The film celebrates 75-year-old Ruben Pardo, the oldest manual elevator operator in Los Angeles.  For the last 40 years, Pardo has worked the lift at Miracle Mile’s Wilshire Tower (a.k.a. the Desmond’s/Silverwoods department store building), at 5514 […]

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Metro Construction Alert: Traffic Signals Shut Down at Wilshire-La Brea

Metro Construction Alert: Traffic Signals Shut Down at Wilshire-La Brea

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

From Monday, April 11th (today) through Wednesday, April 13th, Purple Line Subway Extension construction will require Metro to reroute an underground conduit to prepare for pile installations on the south side of Wilshire Blvd., near La Brea.  As part of the project, traffic signals at the Wilshire/La Brea intersection will be turned off from 9 a.m. […]

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Wilshire/Sycamore Traffic Lights Off for Metro Construction This Week

Wilshire/Sycamore Traffic Lights Off for Metro Construction This Week

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

  From Tuesday, April 5th thru Friday, April 8th Metro will be rerouting an underground conduit to support the upcoming pile installation work on the south side of Wilshire near Sycamore Ave. The work will require turning off the traffic lights at Wilshire and Sycamore from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m on those days. Traffic officers will […]

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Traffic Heads-Up:  Northbound La Brea Closed At Wilshire for Next Two Weekends

Traffic Heads-Up: Northbound La Brea Closed At Wilshire for Next Two Weekends

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Metro will be starting pile installations across La Brea Ave.this weekend, for the Wilshire/La Brea subway station.  This means that the northbound lanes of La Brea will be closed at Wilshire, both this weekend and next, from 9:00 p.m. tonight (Friday, January 8) through 6 a.m. Monday, January 11. The lanes will also be closed […]

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Reminder:  Wilshire Blvd. Lane Closures Starting This Friday Night

Reminder: Wilshire Blvd. Lane Closures Starting This Friday Night

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

In preparation for pile installation work in November, Metro will be be starting its first serious subway-construction-related lane closures on Wilshire Blvd. this Friday evening.  From 9 p.m. Friday, October 23 until 6 a.m. Monday, October 26, Metro will be a installing k-rail (concrete barriers) and fencing around the north three lanes of Wilshire Blvd., […]

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