Join Us for a 10th Birthday Party on March 21!

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Join us for our 10th Anniversary Party Dinner event at on March 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at El Paseo Inn at Olvera Street, across the street from Union Station. We’ll be looking back at 10 years of stories, advocacy, and the people that have made up a decade of Streetsblog.

We’ll also be honoring a special group of Super-Streetsie Winners for being the newsmakers and leaders that have made 10 years of Streetsblog as exciting as they’ve been. As we get closer to the event, we’ll be announcing more winners. Today, we are ready to announce four:

City Councilmember Mike Bonin

Tamika Butler, Esq.


The California Endowment

Building support for a Great Street is a lot like chess, right Mike?
Bonin enjoys a round of chess at CicLAvia “Culver City Meets Venice” in 2015. (see what we did there?)

Tickets are $100 per person on a sliding scale. If you can’t afford $100 or you just donated during our winter drive, feel free to slide down to a lower number. There are also sponsorship opportunities listed here. If you have a different sponsorship in mind, email and we’ll be happy to talk.

It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years. With your help, we look forward to celebrating 20 years in 2028!

Event sponsors include:Pocrass_LogoReformatFINAL-345x266This article supported by Los Angeles Bicycle Attorney. Click on the bar for more information.

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Councilmember Joe Buscaino
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The event takes place at El Paseo Inn, located at 11 Olvera Street. It is inside Olvera Street at El Pueblo, right across from Union Station in downtown L.A.


The site is very convenient for riding Metro. Take the Red, Purple, or Gold Line to Union Station; find schedules via the Metro website and trip-planner. Exit Union Station on the Alameda Street side. Walk west across Alameda, continue up to the plaza, then turn right into Olvera Street and El Paseo Inn will be on your right.


6 p.m. – Doors Open
6:30 p.m. – Dinner Begins
around 7:15 p.m. – Program Begins


L.A. is expecting a couple of the biggest rainstorms of the year. Current forecasts call for heavy rain during the day both Wednesday and Thursday, but with a lull expected early Wednesday evening, right around the time of the dinner celebration. Expect rain, or at least cloudy skies.


Metro’s Union Station Bike Hub is providing free bicycle parking, though cyclists who are not already members of Bike Hub need to register – either on-line in advance, or on-site from 6 to 6:3o p.m. Registration uses a promotional code available to only folks who are registered for the dinner event. The promotion includes a free short-term membership (expiring April 30) to all Metro Bike Hubs. If you need bike parking and you haven’t received your promo code, email joe[at]

Event bike parking is at Metro's bike hub, located at Union Station, just north of Alameda Street entrance
Event bike parking is at Metro’s bike hub, located at Union Station, just north of Alameda Street entrance

Metro Bike Hub staff will be on hand from 6 to 6:30 p.m. to support in-person registration, to help park, and to provide brief tours of the Bike Hub site. Metro Bike Hub is will be giving away prizes for folks who check-in prior to the Streetsblog dinner: win a Freitag Chuck Pouch ($42 value) or a Niterider Mako 250 headlight and CherryBomb 80 tail light set ($35 value).


There are five paid parking lots serving El Pueblo/Olvera Street, and some street parking nearby, especially to the north.

Olvera Street parking map
Olvera Street parking map

Find full details on locations and prices at the Olvera Street parking website. Streetsblog L.A. is not providing free parking for the dinner celebration.


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