| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:00 PM
I learned two things when Deborah Murphy of Silver Lake sent me an email in mid-December.
First, there's a pedestrian-advocacy organization in our car-crazed metropolis, and it goes by the name of Los Angeles Walks.
Second, there's a city of L.A....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:16 PM
EVERETT, Wash. -- The union hall closest to Boeing Co.'s biggest manufacturing operation swarmed with activity Friday afternoon, as hundreds of machinist union members queued up to vote on the aerospace giant's latest contract.
The International Assn....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:05 AM
With another BART strike in full effect Friday, Bay Area commuters crammed onto extra ferries and buses to get around the lack of rail service.
For some, the strike was a minor inconvenience, for others, the frustration of a protracted labor dispute...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:06 PM
When downtown voters agreed last winter to bring back the Los Angeles streetcar, the campaign pitch sounded simple: a $125-million trolley through the heart of the central city, with funding split between federal grants and a new property tax.
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:58 AM
A federal safety agency announced Monday that two German automakers had issued voluntary vehicle recalls in November.
BMW is recalling more than 76,000 sedans and SUVs to fix an issue with the passenger-side airbags, while Volkswagen is recalling about...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:09 PM
If you're expecting a new bicycle alongside the Christmas tree, or just rolling out your old one, Michelle Mowery is on your side of the street. The city of four wheels is turning a corner on two wheels. Nearly 350 miles of new bike lanes, out of a...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Yaneth Palencia wrote a petition to the city's transportation department in 2005, urging officials to install a traffic signal or stop sign at the crosswalk near Normandie Avenue and 42nd Street in her neighborhood, south of downtown.
"We note that cars...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:58 AM
A large pothole damaged roughly 22 vehicles Tuesday morning on a connector between the 5 and 10 freeways in Boyle Heights, authorities said.
The pothole, which was reportedly about 3 feet by 6 feet, prompted the California Highway Patrol to close the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:31 PM
LYONS, Colo. — Six weeks after floods ravaged Colorado, this small town at the foot of the snow-covered Rockies was still without utilities, with 20% of homes damaged, most businesses shuttered and all roads in closed to the general public.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Bicyclists remind drivers all the time that they have as much right to be on the road as car drivers. OK, so should they be licensed like drivers are? We hear that from our commenters on the Roadshare page. I hear it from friends who, driving, get...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:11 PM
WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.
The devices, which track every mile a...