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  • Westside subway could hit the brakes in Beverly Hills

     
    As the pace quickens for construction of the Westside subway extension, the city of Beverly Hills could prove to be a formidable obstacle for the long-delayed project. Citing potential hazards from the construction and operation of the new rail link,........
  • Meg Whitman, leaving no ears behind

     
    I've been taking the train into work for several years, but this morning my commute had its first-ever commercial interruption. It was a political ad, and not surprisingly it came from the year's biggest campaign spender, Republican gubernatorial...
  • Subway foes and transit boosters: Just growing farther apart?

     
    It's nearly impossible to say for sure when Los Angeles might come into its own as a post-suburban city, a place fully comfortable with multi-family housing and connected by a comprehensive mass-transit system. But one thing is for sure: The......
  • White House uses Marine One to lessen Obama traffic congestion in L.A.

     
    The White House appears to be going to great lengths to prevent traffic tie-ups from President Obama's visit to Southern California on Friday by transporting him to two events on the Marine One helicopter rather than on local roads. Obama......
  • Pershing Square says no to Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity

     
    'Sanity' in Pershing Square: On Oct. 30, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will take to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for dueling demonstrations. Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity will face off with Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive in......
  • Federal loan to speed work on Crenshaw light-rail line

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s effort to accelerate construction of local transit projects advanced Friday when the federal government announced that it would loan $546 million for a planned light-rail project that would run from the...
  • Record heat brings power outages, fire and light-rail delays

     
    The record heat in Los Angeles had firefighters battling a blaze in Thousand Oaks and left some residents without power. It was about 108 degrees in Thousand Oaks, where firefighters battled a 25-acre brush fire off the 101 Freeway. No......
  • Safety inspections cause delays on Red, Purple lines of L.A. subway

     
    Subway riders on the Red and Purple lines can expect delays of between 10 and 20 minutes over the weekend as safety inspectors examine the wheels on more than 100 train cars, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman said Friday. Jose......
  • Chinese laborers from ugly era in L.A. finally laid to rest

     
    An unsavory chapter of local history was closed Saturday with the dedication of a memorial wall and meditation garden to honor the Chinese laborers and others whose forgotten graves were excavated during construction of the Metro Gold Line's Eastside...
  • Regulators clear way for Expo Line completion

     
    Citing extensive safety improvements, state regulators on Thursday cleared the way for completion of the first leg of the Expo light rail project by approving a controversial street-level crossing next to Dorsey High School. In its decision, the...
  • MTA's Bike Week L.A. aims to encourage commuters to bicycle more and drive less

     
    Cyclists across the city can expect blessings, free rides and prizes this week as Bike Week L.A. gets underway. The weeklong event hosted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority aims to encourage commuters to bike more and drive less. The kickoff.......