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During eight years in office, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa staked much of his legacy on transportation. He lobbied Washington for millions of dollars in federal funding. He oversaw the addition of 150 miles of bike lanes. And, five years ago, he...
Nothing in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's repertoire calls for 135-ton trains. The orchestra aims to keep it that way when Metro light rail cars start rumbling through a subway tunnel near Walt Disney Concert Hall. Experts who know the hall's...
Chris Robbins could be a poster child for mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti's vision for Los Angeles. Each morning, Robbins straps on a backpack, cues up his iPod and sets out on a short walk to the subway, which whisks him to his downtown public...
Re "It all begins on Wilshire," March 24 I have always been fascinated by Wilshire Boulevard, the great thoroughfare analyzed by Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne. While I had a job on Wilshire near Vermont Avenue as a twentysomething in...
Re "Broken civic promise," Critic's Notebook, March 3 I was glad to read Christopher Hawthorne's piece on Los Angeles' missed opportunities, miscalculations and wrong choices regarding the creation of our public spaces and public transit systems....
Los Angeles Times Architecture CriticLos Angeles, more than most cities, has defined itself by continual bursts of expansion and an unflagging optimism about its place in the world. But as the city has grown to a population nearing 4 million, we've neglected some major holes in the civic...
Beverly Hills' embarrassing battle against the Westside subway extension, which emerged as a major political issue last year, is becoming one of the key issues in the March 5 city elections. With the lines hardening between those determined to take...
ATHENS -- Greece's ruling coalition on Thursday issued an emergency order demanding that striking subway employees go back to work or face massive arrests and potential job losses in the latest labor showdown to grip the beleaguered government. It is...
L.A. NOWAs vote counting continued for a transit tax measure that appears to be failing, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sought Wednesday to shift public attention to the first stirrings of construction on a long promised Westside subway. Villaraigosa,...
L.A. NOWWestside subway project gets key certification from federal transportation authorities. It's a prerequisite for federal funding for design and construction....
Los Angeles Times Architecture CriticIs it just me, or are you sort of glad that "Carmageddon" is happening? For the small percentage of the population who will be seriously inconvenienced -- the waitress, say, who lives in the Valley and is expected at work in Santa Monica at 6 a.m....
L.A. NOWL.A. County transportation officials certified environmental documents for the $5.6 billion Westside Subway Extension, moving a step closer toward beginning construction of the proposed rail line underneath Wilshire Boulevard....
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