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  • Angelenos, how do you feel about fixing sidewalks?

    Angelenos, how do you feel about fixing sidewalks?
    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....
  • Boeing machinists union votes on contract to build 777X jetliner

    Boeing machinists union votes on contract to build 777X jetliner
    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....
  • BART strike: Bursts of anger as well as shrugs from Bay Area commuters

    BART strike: Bursts of anger as well as shrugs from Bay Area commuters
    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...
  • City Hall staff kept quiet on L.A. streetcar red flags

    City Hall staff kept quiet on L.A. streetcar red flags
    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. Inside...
  • Volkswagen and BMW have issued voluntary recalls, safety agency says

    Volkswagen and BMW have issued voluntary recalls, safety agency says
    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...
  • Michelle Mowery: She's mapping out L.A.'s cycling plan

     Michelle Mowery: She's mapping out L.A.'s cycling plan
    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...
  • Community pushes for stoplight at intersection where teen was killed

    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...
  • Large pothole damages 22 vehicles on 5 Freeway connector

    Large pothole damages 22 vehicles on 5 Freeway connector
    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...
  • In flood-damaged Colorado, a race against winter

    In flood-damaged Colorado, a race against winter
    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. One of...
  • Should cyclists need a license to ride?

    Should cyclists need a license to ride?
    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...
  • A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

    A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue
    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...