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Music Matters

Posted May 27, 2010 by | 0 Comments | ]

I remember when I was little, riding in the car with my parents, they listened to the music they used to hear when they were teenagers/young adults. Perry Como, Frank, Anita O’day, Ella and more. As I got older, they continued to listen to the same music while I graduated from Row Row Row Your Boat to Led Zeppelin. I remember wondering would I be …

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Tomorrow Participate in a Live Chat To Discuss I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project

Posted May 25, 2010 by | 0 Comments | ]

Photo from L.A. NOW
If you are one of the estimated 300 thousand  commuters that drive the 405 on the west side, check this out!
Commuters are invited to participate in a Wednesday, May 26 lunchtime chat on to learn more about the project and to hear about how it will affect their daily commutes.

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Today is National Bike to Work Day!

Posted May 19, 2010 by | 1 Comment | ]


(Link to Santa Monica bike maps)

Biking is an excellent way to explore the world around you. As an alternative to driving, biking also helps reduce air pollution and traffic congestion.

Like most awareness campaigns, it starts off as National Bike To Work Month, bringing attention to the cause and trying to get some press. Then, it is scaled …

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Keep It Moving

Posted May 17, 2010 by | 1 Comment | ]

One of my favorite sayings, and an axiom for most of my decision-making, comes from Gore Vidal: “Never turn down an opportunity to have sex or be on television.” About a year and a half ago, I had one of the rare opportunities to put this heuristic to work. Days before the financial system melted down, I was going to get to play the …

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HEY! Don’t mess with my BUS!!!!

Posted May 17, 2010 by | 1 Comment | ]

Metro Line 2/302 Detoured Due to Construction Work on I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project
Sunset bus route detoured between Westwood and Brentwood
Metro Bus Line 2/302 (Sunset Boulevard) between Westwood and Brentwood has been detoured to avoid street closures resulting from I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening project work.
Westbound buses leaving Westwood Village now turn north on Veteran Avenue, west on Sunset Boulevard and then return to their …

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Freeway Funnies

Posted May 13, 2010 by | 1 Comment | ]

Mitch Earle is KCRW’s local host and news anchor for NPR’s All Things Considered. Mitch is now also the author of occasional Freeway Funnies for Shortcuts.

Mr. I-285

Unlike a number of other major cities, Los Angeles doesn’t have one loop or beltway freeway that encircles the city, unless you consider the combination of taking the Eastbound 10 from the West side to the Northbound …