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An earlier absurd scheme: 1965's flying bus to move travelers from downtown to LAX.; Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF UCLA CHARLES E. YOUNG RESEARCH LIBRARY

Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Misses Airport by a Mile

As they tout a posh redo of the Tom Bradley International Terminal meant to reposition LAX as a travel hub for the new millennium, Los Angeles leaders are creating a potentially hobbling obstacle for the airport. The other big mass-transit infrastructure project nearby, the "Crenshaw/LAX" Metro light rail, will stop......
AFER Board President Chad Griffin; Credit: griffinschake.com

Expo Line Delayed Again; New Opening Date TBD

For all those light-rail fanatics (especially those who live near Culver City, like this blogger) it is time to stop holding your breath and take in a big whiff of exhaust fumes. According to the Los Angeles Times, Metro's light-rail Expo Line from Downtown to Culver City has been delayed,......
The once happy couple; Credit: bossip.com

Kobe Bryant's Wife Files For Divorce; Claims Too Much Infidelity

Update: Statement issued by Bryant's publicist after the jump According to TMZ, Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant's wife of 10 1/2 years, is filing for divorce from the NBA superstar. The couple had survived Kobe's cheating ways in 2003, when he was charged with sexual assault at a hotel in Colorado......

Westside Subway Extension Feud

Earthquake faults must be part of the 1 percent. Two months ago, seismologists hired by Metro mapped the precise locations of two long-known but little-underst...
Bus Riders Union was right all along; Credit: thestrategycenter.org

Metro Chastised for Poor Civil Rights Practices

Update: Bus Riders Union issues statement on the release of civil rights compliance review. More after the jump. In October, L.A. Weekly reported that local civil rights groups indicted Metro for discriminatory practices. The groups hoped their report would spark the feds to intervene. Well, as it turns out, it......

LAPD's Choreography of Occupy L.A.

Brian Hakes occupied City Hall all night on Nov. 27 in anticipation of a police raid after LAPD announced, two days earlier, an eviction deadline of 12:01 a.m. ...
Occupiers infesting street on Sunday November 27; Credit: Ted Soqui

Occupy L.A. Remains Another Night; Shrinks From Thousands to Hundreds

Occupy L.A. stayed untouched Monday night and protesters stayed put, 30 hours past the eviction deadline. But unlike Sunday night, which had more than 2,000 occupiers present, the late Monday/early Tuesday population in front of City Hall had shrunk to around 500 people, a number which continued to slowly decrease......
Credit: ILLUSTRATION BY PATRICK FARICY

The First 15 Minutes After the Big One

Peggy Gooday sits paralyzed on her sofa as the world outside shrieks with an unearthly roar. The sound of millions of bits of lumber, metal, concrete and glass twisting and shattering echoes as downtown Los Angeles plunges into darkness. Gooday's TV is launched off its pedestal and smashes at her......
Maybe metro just wants poor people to walk more and stay healthy...; Credit: thestrategycenter.org

Civil Rights Groups Indict Metro for Discriminatory Practices

Only 10 percent of Los Angeles County Metro's ridership is white, according to a report authored by L.A. civil rights, labor, environmental, and public health organizations. To complete the very simple arithmetic, that means 90 percent is made up of everyone else in the amazingly diverse salad bowl that is......