On Tuesday, the DWP Board approved the purchase of 501, 537 South Hewitt Street and 516, 524, and 542 Colyton Street for $11.125 million. According to the DWP's agenda, the campus will create approximately 350 new jobs, and serve as a place to develop and commercialize new energy and water technologies, and perform Smart Grid and electric vehicle research (some of this is also via a partnership with the Community Redevelopment Agency's business incubator project).
HBK confirmed DWP's approval of the purchase while the utility does the standard no comment. CRA did not return calls to CurbedLA, but did previously announced plans for a proposed Clean Technology Development Center with DWP.
A quick search of the late Chick Hearn found an often used photo of the Laker broadcaster (here found at a blog at Daily News). It resembles the new statue just unveiled at Staples Center. Still, it's unlikely sculptor/artist Omri Amrany will be saddled by the same controversy now following HOPE by Shepard Fairey.
The photo of Hearn is uncredited on numerous sites.
Huffington Post contributor Lisa Adams was on the early Arts District committees that planted these yellow trees, caught in final colors a few days ago. That tree hugging that began with Drew Lesso, Tim Keating, Adams and Joel Bloom, came back on line earlier this month and new faces joined neighborhood vets to plant trees along East 3rd.
Remembrance of Things Past: The Original Los Angeles Arts District and the Yellow Trees. [view]
Body-painted model takes a break during Art Walk.
Take a look at last week's Art Walk, now posted at blogdowntown.