Downtown LA's Ups And Downs — Past And Present: Part 2

How To LA

17-04-2024 • 26 min

#267: This is our second episode exploring downtown L.A. — part of our series on L.A. neighborhoods. Last time (episode #266), we covered some of the history of the area, and the ups and downs it's experienced over the years.

Today, we’re looking at its present and possible future, largely through Oliver Alpuche's story.

Oliver has lived in downtown L.A. for 16 years and he's a sort of ambassador to the neighborhood. He's also the founder of DTLA Proud and founder of the new, soon-to-be-open gay bar KISO in downtown's historic core.