Volume 16 - October 2014 
Security & Maintenance: (866) 560-9346  
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Walk the Green Carpet at the Briks on 10/15

Celebrate A New Restaurant with South Park on WednesdayBriks


Did you enjoy getting to know the owner of ChocoChicken at South Park's September Green Carpet Event?  Or did you miss out on the giveaways and specials?  Join us at the next showcase of a new local business:


October's Green Carpet Event

The Briks

Drink Specials: 5 - 7 PM

Food Specials: 5 PM - close

1111 S Hope St

Wednesday, 10/15


Every time a new business opens in South Park, we're going to celebrate them as the new local celebrities they are - SP style!

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity as we roll out the carpet in stunning "South Park Green" to meet the owner and head chef Mario Christerna, try the now-famous "briks" in flavors from all over the world, sample specialty drinks, and hang out with your community!

A Night Out With Metro Charter on 10/23MCEvent

Celebrate the 2nd Year of South Park's Elementary Charter School

Celebrate the second year of DTLA's only charter elementary school, that we're proud to have in South Park! Save the date for a spectacular event, which promises to be a good time and a great place to learn about your local school.

A Night Out with Metro Charter
Thursday, October 23
5:30 - 8:00 PM
SPEAR: Steak & Seafood House
800 W 6th St

Located on the campus of California Hospital Medical Center, Metro Charter currently has classes in K-3rd grade, and was recently recognized by the Downtown News 'Downtowners of Distinction'. Mentioned by news sources all over LA as being one of DTLA's greatest new assets, Metro Charter is completely free, and was initiated by local parents. The curriculum involves rigorous and project-based learning, full day Kindergarten, and a comprehensive after-school program.

Please RSVP to rsvp@metrocharter.org.


Stay tuned for more information on the fundraiser at metrocharter.org.  Hope to see you there!

South Park After School Program Open House

Kid City Is Having an Open House - and You're Invited on 10/15!KidCity

Join this great local non profit as they host an Open House, so you can get to know their great members and experience all that Kid City has to offer!  They've set up the evening to encourage students to practice speaking to professional adults about their career and college plans and questions, and to invite guests to share their educational and career paths too. The event is designed to emphasize one-to-one conversations with students, volunteers, and staff, and to provide our guests with the best possible introduction to our program. 

Nearly all the students who participate in Kid City are first generation college-bound students from very low income families.  There will be refreshments, and to those who are interested, we will also provide information on other volunteer opportunities. 


Kid City Open House

Wednesday, October 15

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Kid City Hope Place

1021 S Hope St


Kid City is a local program, all about preparing kids and teens for healthy, successful lives in college and beyond. They believe leadership is taking    responsibility for things you care about, and we care about young people in downtown Los Angeles.    Programs range from music groups, to resume and interview workshops, to learning to make new things.  Kid City is a program of the Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation and First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles, and is open to everyone regardless of membership or faith.


Learn more about the event and Kid City here.

Union Station Master Plan Open House 10/16UnionStation

Final Design for Union Station To Be Revealed to Community


Metro has scheduled an Open House to mark the culmination of the LA Union Station Master Plan, and present the final plan. You'll be able to view a video simulation of how the full project has been designed to build incrementally as future partners and funding opportunities become available, a history of the planning process and additional renderings.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:30 - 7:30pm 

Fred Harvey Room at LA Union Station


Join the DTLA and transportation communities as they intersect and experience the future of Los Angeles' main transportation hub.  ADA and translation accommodations can be met by calling 213.922.2499 at least 72 hours in advance.



Local Halloween Part for Kids is Almost Here!

With 7 Years of Fun, Local Event for Families is Back KidsHalloween


Come one, come all, to the most fun Halloween party of all!  Join the DTLA community at the 7th Annual Halloween Party for Downtown LA Kids.  Complete with marionette shows, bouncy houses, crafts, video games, hot dogs, cotton candy, and trick-or-treat doors, this is an event not to be missed.


Be sure to come dressed up, and with a bucket for candy!  This event runs from 5-8 PM on October 31, and is $5 in advance/$8 at the door.  The fun takes place at Grand Hope Park, on 8th between Grand and Hope St.


See you there, in your best get-up!  For more info, click here.

FREE Trash Loads Taken at Local CenterTrash

From Sept. 26 - Oct 31, Active Recycling Helps Clean Up LA


Its the Cleanup Los Angeles Campaign! Dump 1 load of trash/greenwaste for FREE - dispose of unwanted materials TODAY - a much better solution than leaving them illegally on the streets.


Sept. 26 - Oct. 31


Active Recycling Co., Inc.

2000 W. Slauson Ave, LA 90047 



Open 7 days from 6 AM - 5:45 PM.  For more info call (323) 295-7774


Accepted items include: Old mattresses, furniture, tires, concrete, rocks, dirt, wood/brush, appliances, construction debris, and more! Liquids, hazardous materials, and food waste NOT accepted Please note the 2nd load will be charged! Free trash offer applies to pickup truck, small stake-bed truck, small box truck, van, car, or small pull-up trailer.  Lets clean up LA!

LA Auto Show Returns with 30 World DebutsAutoShow

DTLA's Long-Standing and World Class Auto Show Next Month


After 107 years in Los Angeles, The LA Auto Show is back in South Park of DTLA, and is better than ever!  With 30 world debuts and 60 debuts in total, and a whole new look, this is an LA Auto Show not to be missed. Almost every auto maker will have news, and a few standout brands will deliver an extra dose of excitement with theirs.


The show will feature, along with these debuts, 2 full halls of great-looking cars to sit in an enjoy, plus test drives outside, giveaways, and a special area for the luxury vehicles.


Save the date for the best way to spend a day in November!  More info at laautoshow.com.

Many Projects Are Currently Underway at the South Park BID


Your South Park BID team is hard at work on various projects to make your district an even better place to be.  In the works are district identity projects, infrastructure endeavors, holiday decor, new marketing efforts, increased safety trainings, and more!

The plan to fix the worst areas of sidewalks that will not be repaired by developers in the next couple of years is underway, as is a plan to plant new trees in vacant wells, the design of a parklet on 11th and Hope, and new street banners across the neighborhood.  The security team is taking advantage of new technology to be more efficient, and the public art program has much more in store.

Stay tuned for much more to come in South Park, the Place to Be!

Please Welcome Sergio Urena, Our New Program Manager


South Park BID is excited to welcome new members to our stellar Security Team, including new Program Manager Sergio Urena.  With team members moving to school or new endeavors, we're making sure the safety of our neighborhood remains in top-notch, capable hands.  Sergio joined our team just last week as the new head of security, and has new ideas for making South Park an even safer and more comfortable place to be.


Many of our officers on the streets are new as well, and have been fully trained in our programs.  Remember, if you see an officers on their cell phone, they are likely logging where they are in our tracking system.


Be sure to say "Hello!" to new faces you see on our bikes and segways, and make them feel as welcome as you do in our community.  Also, feel free to stop by our office and meet Sergio, in order to learn about updates to our security system and team.

Learn About the Updates and Progress of 2014, plus Plans for 2015


Join the South Park community at the SP BID Annual Meeting, where you can learn all that was accomplished this year, and about plans for the coming year.


Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 12/3

6 - 8 PM


Our community is the location of many amazing projects, from development to public art, parklets to major events, and new growth while retaining our history.  Don't miss the once-a-year opportunity to learn all about it and meet your fellow South Parkers!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in SP Strides

Long-standing 5K Comes to Figueroa Street October 18th



The American Cancer Society's premier breast cancer walk, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC), is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. 


This walk is open to all, and offers no registration fee or minimum donation requirement. Come join us Saturday October 18 at 8AM at NOKIA Plaza at L.A. LIVE!  For more information, go to makingstrideswalk.org/losangeles.


Please note that there will be STREET CLOSURES related to this event!  Figueroa will be closed from 11th St to 30th St for most of the morning.  Please see the above map.

Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon - Closures 10/26RocknRoll

Enjoy a Music-Based Race & Be Prepared for Closures

Its almost Halloween, which mean parties, candy, and for some, running!  In their 4th year on this course and 5th year in DTLA, the Rock n Roll Half Marathon comes across South Park on Sunday, October 26.  The race starts and ends at L.A. LIVE's Nokia Plaza, with runners first running south down Figueroa, then north back up past L.A. LIVE, and returning to the area at the end of the race.  Click here for more info, and expect many to be parking in and enjoying the neighborhood, as well as the following closures:


Rock n Roll half marathon street closure list

$7 Tuesdays at Regal Cinemas for 2014!Movies

Score a Great Movie Deal in South Park, Every Week


$7 Tuesday is every Tuesday of the month at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE! All movies all day are just $7 for all guests every Tuesday when you come to Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE to see Hollywood's biggest blockbusters! 
To see whats playing and get even more info, check out lalive.com/movies.
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For more regular updates & info:

In this Issue:
Union Station Master Plan Open House 10/16
Local Halloween Party For Kids is Coming! 
FREE Trash Loads Taken at Local Center
Save the Date! Annual Meeting 12/3 @ 6 PM
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Oct. 18 
Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon - Closures 10/26 
$7 Tuesdays at Regal Cinemas for 2014!

Featured Available SpaceCommSpace

Check Out a Commercial Vacancy in SP


1340 Figueroa St


Stunning brand-new building across from the LA Convention Center


SP Spotlight On:Spotlight
Notion Studio
Professional Photo Studio in SP since '06


Quality, private photo studios are are not always easy to come by - which is why professional photographer Damir K. opened his own studio in South Park back in 2006.  As a beautiful open space with all the amenities a photographer could wish for, the studio was designed to spur creativity and inspire originality in the art.

Inside Notion Studio is 7,750 Sq. Ft. of shooting space with dozens of high quality sets ranging from contemporary to Victorian. Complete with a 20x30 ft seamless cove and roll-up door access, our space is perfect for your next photography or film project.  



For more info, check out thenotionstudio.com, visit their Facebook, or call (213) 745-7111.

Clean & Safe Report
Updates from the SP Service Team

Clean Team


The Clean Team has been diligently pressure washing sidewalks, removing graffiti, and disposing of trash in the district, as well as responding to special requests.
Clean Team Accomplishments for September:

Streets Maintained
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
Trash Disposed (bags)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Bulky Items Disposed
Number of Requests210
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
Citizen Assists
Pressure washing (sf)
Number of Tree Wells Serviced
Number of Alleys Maintained

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is always making strides in improving the security of South Park.  This month, SP Safety Team targeted persons sleeping on benches, helping with injuries, and performed a full audit of the system and workforce.
Selected Safe Team Statistics for September:


Merchant Contact
Resident Contact
Illegal Vendors5
Citizen Assist
Call For Service
Kiosk Assists

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Have a business or service in South Park?  Hosting or promoting an event?  Maybe you live in the neighborhood but want to support a shop just outside?


If you'd like to advertise on SPBID's newsletter, website, mobile kiosk, social media, street furniture, and more, check out our Sponsorship Package.  Your financial support will increase funding straight into the local community, while we promote your business or event!


Click here for more info, or contact Amanda@southpark.la.

Upcoming Events

Union Station Master Plan Open House: Oct 16

South Park Board BOARD 
& Committee Meetings

Bi-Monthly Board & Committee Meetings:
  • Board of Directors
  • District Identity & Streetscape Improvements Committee (DISI)
  • Sidewalk Beautification, Operations, and Order Committee (SOBO)

Upcoming Meetings: 

Anyone is welcome to join SPBID at any of these meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are available online. 

Keep in Touch
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Give us a call: (213) 663-1111
Report an issue: (866) 560-9346
Drop by: 1333 S Hope St, LA, CA 90015
Want to promote your organization or event with the South Park Post?  Contact our Director of Communications at amanda@southpark.la today!

The South Park BID was established in 2005, with the mission to continually support the unique living and commerce experience for its residents and businesses by facilitating a safe, clean, collaborative and wholesome environment.
South Park Business Improvement District
 Admin & Field Office: (213) 663-1111 
24/7 Dispatch: (866) 560-9346
1333 S Hope St  |  Los Angeles, CA 90015