Good morning. It’s Friday, Jan. 20, and here’s what is happening across California:
The cost of building a complex subway system under downtown Los Angeles continues to surge. After new cost increases, the price tag could rise to $1.75 billion, 28% higher than originally budgeted. The Downtown Regional Connector is considered a linchpin of L.A.’s rapidly growing rail system and would allow riders to get through downtown without time-consuming transfers. But building a subway in the middle of the city is proving full of headaches.