Updated at the bottom with the victim's ID. First posted at 12:25 p.m. A Metro driver died when the bus she was operating collided with a flatbed tow truck in downtown this morning, authorities said. That truck ended up plowing into a 7-Eleven at 457 S. Broadway, the L.A. Fire Department stated:
For eager end-of-world watchers, Carmageddon I last summer was a total letdown. We did a little tour of the projected problem streets that famous Saturday, and found they were emptier than ever. Turns out everyone either stayed home or spent the weekend strolling around their neighborhood, for an al ... More >>
L.A. city and county officials first warned us of the "Rampture" last August, saying they'd be shutting down the Wilshire ramps to and from the 405 freeway as early as fall 2011. That obviously didn't happen, seeing as we're all still alive and not devouring each other in a fit of zombie-apocalypse ... More >>
Update, 12 noon: Beverly Hills Unified School District responds to Metro, after the break. Update, 12:55 p.m.: Metro responds to L.A. Weekly, after the break. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unsurprisingly gave the thumbs down to a report commissioned by the city of Be ... More >>
Update, 3:10 p.m.: Congressman Henry Waxman weighs in, after the break. The brouhaha over the Westside subway keeps getting more interesting ... by the prodding of the Beverly Hills Unified School District, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has agreed to extend its public comment for the mul ... More >>
Eleven transit honchos were barred from voting due to money conflicts. So they drew straws.