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Take off your pants. It’s the annual No Pants Subway Ride Day 2014

Posted January 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
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If you are a regular reader of Shortcuts then you know my favorite holiday – it’s No Pants Subway Ride.
It’s time for fun, at least for us in LA, fun in the sun. I can’t imagine doing this and being half nakey the on the east coast where Improve Everywhere 13 years ago started the now global No Pants Subway Ride.

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Ramp Jam Over? Yes to say YES!

Posted November 6, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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It’s official, tomorrow is the big day!
The rebuilt “flyover” ramp at the Wilshire/405 interchange will finally open.
All final barriers will be removed, and the Wilshire ramp will reopen 11/7/13 by 6 a.m., bringing an official end to “Ramp Jam” closures at Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood.
 
The massive eastbound Wilshire to northbound I-405 “flyover” ramp is approximately three times the length of the original ramp, providing substantial …

Events, Road Closures »

Road Closures for Halloween Carnaval in West Hollywood

Posted November 1, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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The following street closures will be in effect:
– San Vicente Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica will be closed all day, reopening at 7 a.m. Friday;
— Santa Monica between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard, including all side streets, will close at noon Thursday, reopening at 6 a.m. Friday.
— Robertson Boulevard between Melrose and Santa Monica will be closed from noon Thursday through …

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Street Closures for Obama’s Visit to Los Angeles 2013

Posted June 6, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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A lot was learned from that infamous first visit. Many changes have been implemented as a result. Some of those changes include better coordination with local law enforsement, rolling closures, and when possible attempting not to schedule Obama’s travel time during the height of LA TRAFFIC HELL!

That being said it is still going to be a traffic mess. Basically, we are talking between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
YAY! In between the morning and afternoon commutes.

Events, Kajon Cermak, Tipshare »

Protect Your Car – There is a Rise in Auto Thefts in our Region.

Posted June 5, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
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If we don’t put a stop to the auto thefts, this year’s numbers can easily surpass 2012’s.

Bicycles, Events, Kajon Cermak, Public Transportation, Traffic Reporter »

Metro will be sponsoring activities THIS week for “Bike Week LA”

Posted May 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is sponsoring “Bike Week LA” activities from May 13-19 to encourage Angelinos to ride bicycles to work, school….heck everywhere!
 
“Bicycling is a great way to travel around a neighborhood, especially with new bicycle lanes and paths appearing all across Los Angeles County.  Bike with us at our Bike Week events, and see how easy it can be! …

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The Camarillo Fire 2013, named the Springs Fire, gets a bit too close to home.

Posted May 3, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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As I finish this post tonight, the Spring Fire has scorched over 8,000 acres, is 10% contained and burned from the 101 all the way to PCH in Malibu . Around 6:30 a.m. reports started coming in about a small brush fire in Camarillo. It quickly became a monster and was now licking it’s chops at the edge of my little neighborhood in Newbury Park.

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May Day Marches Road Closures for Los Angeles 2013

Posted May 1, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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May Day Marches will make driving and taking public transportation downtown Los Angeles tomorrow TODAY awful! Street closures are expected to last through 8 p.m.
 

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation posted a list of DASH detours for Wednesday, starting at 11:30 a.m.

DASH ROUTE F
Expect Delays Due to the 2013 May Day Marches
DASH DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ROUTE E
Temporary Reroute and Delays Due to the 2013 May …

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This Weekend LA is Mega Event City Do Wah Diddy!

Posted April 19, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Weekend Events a plenty, and a plenty of traffic.
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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
The Long Beach Grand Prix
Staples Center sporting events.

Perhaps public transportation is the way to get there.
Metro plans to add train capacity on several Metro Rail lines in anticipation of major Los Angeles area events scheduled the weekend of April 20-21, including Festival of Books, CicLAvia – To The Sea, Long Beach …

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All lanes of Hollywood Blvd. closed TOMORROW SATURDAY 4/6/13

Posted April 4, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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All lanes of Hollywood Blvd, east of LaBrea Ave, will be closed for the Hollywood Half Marathon the morning of 4/6/13, reopening by 11am.

Hollywood Half Marathon
When:Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Details: All lanes of Hollywood Blvd., between LaBrea Ave. and Hillhurst Ave., will be closed.
Intersections will open as the race allows.
The race route will be marked as “No Parking – Tow …

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