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Blogdowntown launches weekly

July 20, 2010 | 10:52 am

Blogdowntown, which has been covering downtown news on the Web for years, is launching a weekly print publication in about two weeks. From its post:

We believe that there's a void in the marketplace right now for a print publication that is really aimed at letting those who live, work and visit Downtown know about all the amazing events and destinations our neighborhoods have to offer each and every week.

Other goings-on around Web L.A.:

Famous port drawbridge could be replaced: The Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge in the port area cast a large shadow – and has featured in numerous movies, including "To Live and Die in L.A." But the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that Caltrans plans to replace the aging green drawbridge with a new and larger $350-million span:

Construction is scheduled to begin early summer 2011, with completion expected by 2015. The new bridge will span one mile and include three lanes in each direction and shoulders for stalled big rigs and cars.

Construction approved on tallest O.C. building: The Santa Ana City Council voted Monday to approve construction on what may be the tallest building in the O.C., the Orange County Register reports:

The proposed One Broadway Plaza tower would soar 37 stories above a neighborhood of mostly mid-level office buildings, schools and old homes just north of downtown. Developer Michael Harrah has said he could break ground by the end of the year and promised to put about 2,900 people to work building it.

Steve Zimmer interview: Good magazine has an interesting interview with L.A. Unified School District board member Steve Zimmer:

Serving LAUSD's 680,000 racially, ethnically, and economically diverse students at a time when the Obama administration is raising performance expectations -- while more than $1.5 billion's been cut from the district budget and more than 6,000 positions eliminated -- is no easy task.

-- Anthony Pesce

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