| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:35 PM
The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error.
Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:59 AM
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will be on hand Thursday for the debut of a sophisticated rail safety system for Metrolink, a technology she pushed for following the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008.
Feinstein, a sponsor of the Railway Safety ...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:17 PM
When the weekend rolls around, many locals in Belmont Shore don't even bother to leave home. At least not in their cars.
Parking in "the Shore" is so notoriously difficult that residents are accustomed to circling the neighborhood, block by block, in...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The routes American railroads follow were laid out almost exclusively in the 19th and 20th centuries, when trains were symbols of modernity and industrial power. And today, riding a train — especially in the United States — can feel like...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:45 PM
At the Sunday drum circle at Leimert Park, the hypnotic beat of African drums breathes life into the neighborhood. Artists showcase their work. Vendors hawk clothes, soap and incense.
It almost feels like nothing has changed in the 20 years since this...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
"Annie and a Side of Fries" (YouTube). Just before she was a person with a TV show (Comedy Central's "Broad City," in which she co-stars with her longtime stage partner, Ilana Glazer, and which you should be watching), Abbi Jacobson created this splendid,...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy will roll out of Pomona’s Fairplex on Sunday morning on its way to restoration at Union Pacific’s rail yard in Cheyenne, Wyo., and its eventual return to rail tracks across America.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:47 PM
A decades-long effort to bring rail service directly to Los Angeles International Airport suffered a blow Thursday when transportation officials placed on the back burner a proposal for a light-rail tunnel under the terminal area, citing high costs and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills.
| Feb 13, 2014
Who doesn't love a train? Who cannot fail to be seduced by the most appealing vehicle in human history — the rail-induced sensuality of "Brief Encounter," the desperate heroism of engineer Casey Jones, the creative muscle of the Big Four railroad...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Not one to plan ahead? And -- eek! -- Valentine’s Day is looming and you happen to know that your sweetie’s favorite restaurant is already booked?
Not to panic.
If procrastination is about to get you in big trouble, here’s...