It's been a year since Occupy L.A. got its start on the lawn in front of City Hall.
On Monday, Times staff writer Nita Lelyveld hit the streets of downtown to mark the anniversary and look at the legacy of the movement.
This is first of Lelyveld's "City Beat" dispatches, which will appear regularly in the newspaper and on latimes.com. She is turning to readers for ideas and for suggestions on stories she's working on. You can follow her on Twitter at @latimescitybeat. You can also reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Twitter feed will serve as a first draft of her dispatches, including photos, observations and news.
Here's her reporting from today's Occupy L.A. anniversary.