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  • Reading L.A.: Mike Davis, 'City of Quartz' and Southern California's 'spatial apartheid'

     
    When it comes to "City of Quartz," where to start? Mike Davis' 1990 attack on the rampant privatization and gated-community urbanism of Southern Calfornia -- what he calls the region's "spatial apartheid" -- is overwritten and shamelessly hyperbolic. It...
  • Carmageddon: Bridge demolition enters 'critical phase'

     
    As the sun set Saturday night, workers demolishing the Mulholland Drive bridge switched on bright lights and began one of the most delicate phases of the operation: using diamond-sheathed wire saws to cut through the "bent caps" that top the......
  • Villaraigosa: Cuts to transportation would be 'devastating blow'

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa warned a Senate committee that federal cuts to transportation would be a "devastating blow." It would set back local projects and damage the nation's economic recovery....
  • Public transportation: The MTA's gates of delirium

     
    When last we weighed in on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's poorly planned Transit Access Pass fare system, the $46-million gates the agency had installed at its subway and light-rail stations weren't working as intended, the TAP cards...
  • Some question need for more meetings on 710 Freeway extension

     
    Los Angeles County transportation officials this week announced a new round of public outreach meetings on the controversial proposal to connect the 710 Freeway to the 210. But the meetings have sparked skepticism from opponents of the plan. They...
  • Monster Mash: 'Rent'-heads rejoice; music man Anthony Hopkins; Michael Maltzan's big moment

     
    Broadway hit "Rent" will return off Broadway; Anthony Hopkins tests the musical waters; architect Michael Maltzan may have his big moment...
  • Critics tells of concerns about 710 Freeway tunnel proposal

     
    Traffic congestion, safety hazards and air and noise pollution topped a list of concerns put forth by community members Saturday at a public outreach meeting on the proposed Long Beach (710) Freeway gap closure project. The meeting, which drew about......
  • Zev Yaroslavsky praises Bernard Parks as a "lone wolf" trying to keep L.A. solvent

     
    As public employee unions neared the $1 million mark in their effort to defeat City Councilman Bernard Parks, Los Angeles County Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky and former supervisor Yvonne Burke urged 8th District voters to discount the...
  • Plan to let solo drivers pay tolls to use 10, 110 freeway carpool lanes opposed

     
    An experiment to charge solo drivers to use speedier carpool lanes on two of Los Angeles' most congested freeways has hit renewed opposition in Congress as two influential lawmakers — a Republican and a Democrat — say the plan is......
  • Bus Riders Union hails federal civil rights review of MTA

     
    The war of words between the Bus Riders Union and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority continued Thursday over a pending civil rights review of past and pending cuts to bus service. The transit agency said the review would be part of......
  • Why cut public transit now? [video]

     
    Consumer columnist David Lazarus says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is cutting back on public transportation just as demand is poised to increase. More people will want to take the bus or train as gas prices climb. Read his column here.......