If plans move forward for the Farmers Field football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, the city’s Convention Center is likely to see its overall space increase by more than 200,000 square feet, a city council committee was told today.
Before the economic downturn hit Downtown in 2008, local developers were rushing to entitle dozens of new projects to get in on the building craze. Most of those plans were shelved when the market tanked. Now, after collecting dust for years, those old proposals are driving the next wave of Downtown development.
The organizer of the E3 video game convention is expected to announce Monday that it has signed a contract to keep its annual event in Los Angeles through 2015. The deal ends a yearlong standoff that threatened to end the city’s 16-year run as the event’s host.
The studio offers a rare glimpse into the business operations of a Hollywood studio, hoping to show the importance of film and TV production to the area’s residents and businesses.
Campaigning, not legislating, appears to weigh most heavily on the minds of congressional Republicans and Democrats in the run-up to the November 6 elections to pick the next president, 435 members of the House of Representatives and one-third of the 100-member Senate.