City Council Names Intersection for Ray Bradbury

By City News Service

(CNS) – The City Council voted Tuesday to name the intersection of Fifth and Flower streets in downtown Los Angeles Ray Bradbury Square to honor the author of “Fahrenheit 451” and “The Martian Chronicles.”

The motion by Councilman Jose Huizar cited Bradbury’s special connection to downtown Los Angeles as a reason to name an intersection there for him.

Bradbury “drew from the rich milieu of characters populating Los Angeles to fill the fantastic, imagined worlds of his literature,” ate at Clifton’s Cafeteria on Broadway and wrote on public typewriters in the Central Library, according to the motion.

“Today, we want to make sure that the city Ray Bradbury loved so much honors him in perpetuity,” Huizar said.

The motion was supported by the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and Downtown Center Business Improvement District, Huizar said.

Bradbury, who died June 5 at the age of 91, was born in Waukegan, Ill., in 1920, moved to Boyle Heights with his family at age 13 and graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1938.

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September 20, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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