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Loading a Bicycle onto a Bus Rack

Posted September 29, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 3,378 views]

How to Load your Bicycle onto a Metro Bus Bike Rack and then some!
Metro has a website to assist people that want to use their bike to commute to work. It has tips and tricks for bringing your bike on a train or parking your bike at a Metro station.
They have a  bike pocket guide (one in English and another in Spanish) that they …

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Metro Cancels Multiple Bus Lines

Posted September 24, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 10,972 views]

The following Metro Rapid lines are proposed
for modification or cancellation:
• Line 711 (Inglewood TC-Bell Gardens via Florence Av)-
Discontinue service and replace with new Line 311
limited stop service.
• Line 714 (Downtown LA-Beverly Hills via Beverly BI)-
Discontinue service and replace with enhancements
to Line 14 service.
• Line 715 (LAX-Downey via Manchester Av, Florence BI)-
Discontinue service and replace with enhancements
to Line 115 service.
• Line 750 …

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Live webcast of tonight’s public hearing for Westside Subway Extension

Posted September 20, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 2,079 views]

Live webcast of tonight’s public hearing for Westside Subway Extension

Final Westside Subway Extension Plan Nears, Public Comment Begins

Watch the webcast at 6 p.m. of tonight’s public hearing for the Westside Subway Extension at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The hearing, of course, focuses on the draft environmental impact statement/report (DEIS/R) that was released earlier this month.
Details …

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Glow Art Festival Big Blue Bus Detours an Street Closures

Posted September 17, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 3,012 views]

The Glow Art Festival Santa Monica – Big Blue Bus Detours and Street Closures

The Glow art festival will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. in Santa Monica. To accommodate the event, which includes stretches along Santa Monica Beach, the Santa Monica Pier and Palisades Park, all Big Blue Bus routes will be detoured around downtown Santa …

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Tom Schnabel’s Traffic Pet Peeve (s)

Posted September 16, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 3,143 views]

The Traffic Pet Peeve Off Continues…. What is Yours?

The wonderful Tom Schnabel, not only a great guy he is also an amazing DJ and teacher of world music. If that wasn’t enough, he is a music supervisor. Tom teaches a class in world music available to everybody. It’s a lot of fun, and I highly recommend it to all music lovers!
The Salon is a …

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DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Tonight, According to the Sheriff’s Department

Posted September 14, 2010 by | 2 Comments | 2,297 views]

The Lancaster Sheriff’s Department will run a DUI/Driver’s license Checkpoint.
Tonight 9/14/10 from 6:00 until 11:00 pm on Westbound Avenue L at 27th Street.

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No Free Parking at Broken Parking Meters

Posted September 9, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 2,960 views]

No More Free Parking at Broken Parking Meters!

So, have you heard that we are getting new parking meters? According to the LA Times, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has replaced about half of the 40,000 meters already. Here is where it gets interesting, you know how if you park at a broken meter you don’t have to pay, and you won’t get a …

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Close Calls

Posted September 6, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 2,148 views]

We all have had at least one if not more, we all have had …the close call.

I almost got nailed today driving into work. I was this close.
At highway speeds I am on the 101. I’m doing everything right. Not on the phone, I’m not texting, nor eating. I’m not reaching for anything that dropped. I’m not messing with my ipod, or a CD. …

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LAPD DUI Checkpoints For Labor Day Weekend

Posted September 2, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 3,287 views]

LAPD DUI Checkpoints For Labor Day Weekend
Friday in South L.A.’s Vermont Vista area: Manchester Avenue and Hoover Street from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. (map)
Friday in Echo Park: Sunset Boulevard and Sutherland Avenue from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. (map)
Friday in South L.A.’s Vernon-Central area: Newton Area at Slauson Avenue and Olive Street from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (map)
Saturday in the West Adams/Jefferson …

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Rob Long’s Traffic Pet Peeve

Posted September 1, 2010 by | 4 Comments | 8,316 views]

The Traffic Pet Peeve Off Continues…. What is Yours?

Rob Long is a commentator for KCRW. He is a writer and producer in Hollywood, and can be heard during All Things Considered on Wednesdays at 4:44 pm. I asked him what his Traffic Pet Peeve is for The Pet Peeve Off….

“Los Angeles traffic is not that complicated.

We don’t need buses.  We don’t need light rail. …