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Greenway Column: Who was more ‘green’? ‘Lucky’ Baldwin or Henry E. Huntington?

Who was more green: E.J. “Lucky” Baldwin or Henry E. Huntington? Both have left legacies of botanical treasures just a few miles apart in Southern California. Baldwin’s estate was turned into the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, 127 acres of unusual trees, plants, flowers and birds. Practically next door in San Marino lies the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, with 207 acres and about 15,000 varieties of plants. I’d have to say Huntington wins merely because he b...
Tags: News, California, Opinion, Environment, Sport, Green, Soccer, Local News, Arcadia, San Marino, Napoleon, Southern California, Aldo Leopold, Baldwin, HUNTINGTON, Huntington Library Art Collections


Duarte becomes first city in Southern California with an all-electric bus fleet

Electric buses aren’t just for the big transit agencies. The 6.7-square-mile foothill city of Duarte rolled out electric bus service on Monday, becoming the first city in Southern California to have an all-electric fleet. By purchasing three, 35-foot, battery-operated buses that travel 150 miles without stopping to charge, the city has replaced its diesel bus fleet that makes stops in neighborhoods, at the Target center on Mountain Avenue, the City of Hope and the Duarte Gold Line Station. T...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Pasadena, Electric, Cng, Southern California, Metro, Azusa, Herrera, City of Industry, Duarte, Foothill Transit


Renters of Caltrans-owned homes in South Pasadena get to buy them $970,000 below market

It’s a modern-day story of David vs. Goliath. Three long-time tenants of homes within the path of the now-defunct, 6.2-mile 710 Freeway extension fought the mighty Caltrans in court and won. Rosarie Mata, who has lived in the path of the 710 in a Caltrans home for 25 years with her parents, siblings and children and seen on Friday, March 29, 2019, gets to stay after her sister won a judgment to buy the home on Berkshire Avenue in South Pasadena at the original price Caltrans paid for it. (Ph...
Tags: News, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, CalTrans, Pasadena, Local News, Flores, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Sutton, Superior Court, Prospect Avenue, Chris Sutton


FXX + Archer + Lord Danger = You Won't Believe What Happens Next

We are excited to share the new music video promo for Archer: Nocturnal Missions on FXX. All the classic catchphrases you love are remixed, mashed and dialed to eleven in the way you'd expect from Mike Diva and the wizards at Lord Danger. In other words, you might not have seen this coming...Archer Nocturnal Missions; the FXX late night block featuring classic Archer episodes airs twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday from midnight and follows the hijinks of the world’s best secret agent (a secret ...
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Pasadena, Alhambra move forward on obtaining twin 710 Freeway stubs from Caltrans

With state legislation proposed that could remove the 710 Freeway extension from future consideration, Alhambra and Pasadena are making preparations for what could happen to the almost-100 acres of land comprising the loose freeway ends. State Sen. Anthony Portantino’s Senate Bill 7 would permanently prevent a freeway tunnel, surface freeway or expressway from being built to connect the 710 between the 10 and 210 freeways. Assemblyman Chris Holden’s Assembly Bill 29 would remove that stretch of ...
Tags: Transportation, Government, Senate, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, CalTrans, Bill, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Department Of Transportation, Holden, State, Alhambra, Terry Tornek


Help wanted: Public transit grapples with a shortage of bus drivers

William Steen, 54, who has sat at the helm of a bus for 16 years, rates his job two thumbs up. “It gives me a sense of freedom,” he said. “I don’t have a boss looking over my shoulder. And I’m outside driving around all day instead of stuck in one place.” What’s more, he added, “I have good pay and good benefits.” William Steen, who has been an OCTA driver for 16 years, gets ready to leave for his route from the Santa Ana base on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Local News, Orange County, Brock, Octa, Santa Ana, Orange County Transportation Authority, Steen, Jager, Joel Zlotnik, Zlotnik


Metro inching toward taxing cars in LA County, even if you use Uber or Lyft

The Metro Board of Directors agreed unanimously Thursday to move forward with two feasibility studies on raising the cost of either driving in a vehicle or riding in an Uber or Lyft in Los Angeles County. Congestion pricing and levying a tax on companies like Uber and Lyft — referred to as transportation network company rides — are steps other jurisdictions have undertaken, according to Metro staff reports, which noted that Chicago levies a tax of 67 cents per ride-hailing trip, and congestion p...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, News, Environment, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Clippers, Metro, Los Angeles County, LA County, Garcetti


Carfree travel with kids: Taking the family around L.A. by transit

Taking light rail to the beach was a blast.(Photos: Madi Carlson) It’s easy to survive winter in the Pacific Northwest. Just escape to somewhere warm and sunny for one week in November and one week in February — or so I was instructed by a wise friend upon moving here. It sounds like a lovely method, but until this winter I was never able to put it off. Our Family Biking column is sponsored by Clever Cycles. ➤ Read past entries here. My father and brother both live in Los Angeles. I’...
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Lime to remove bike rentals from Monrovia, CSUN campus

Lime will be ceasing its bikeshare programs in the city of Monrovia and on the campus of Cal State Northridge, according to a statement released by the company on Friday. Some 200 green-and-yellow Lime rental bikes scattered throughout Monrovia and the unincorporated area of south Monrovia will be removed by March 15, according to a memo released by Monrovia City Manager Oliver Chi. Chi, who touted the program that began in March 2018 as a non-polluting approach to helping Monrovians get to the ...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, China, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Airbus, Disneyland, Local News, St Louis, Monrovia, Lime, Southern California, Northern California, CSU


Metro may scrap its bike locker program because of thieves, break-ins and inappropriate usage

Thieves have routinely broken into LA Metro bike lockers placed at train stations, stealing bicycles and ransacking the personal contents stored inside and prompting the transit agency to consider scrapping the program. Carlos Velasquez waits with his bike to board a train at LA Metro Red Line subway in North Hollywood on Thursday, February 21, 2019 as he heads to his home in Korea Town. Carlos says he never uses the lockers and keeps his bike with him. There are 140 people on a wait list fo...
Tags: Transportation, Hollywood, News, California, La, China, Trains, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mta, Korea, Airbus, Disneyland, Pasadena


Family of actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018,  filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Authorities have said Marquez was shot after allegedly pointing at officers a BB gun resembling a semi-automatic handgun In the claim, attorneys Vicki Sarmiento and Dale Galipo, who are representing Marqu...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Nbc, La, City, Sport, People, Fbi, Soccer, Monrovia, Garcia, Los Angeles County, Mendoza, Whittier, Marquez


DA won’t file charges on officer-involved shootings in Whittier and LA, suspect death in Monrovia

LOS ANGELES — Three Whittier police officers “acted in lawful defense of others” in fatally shooting a man who was holding a knife to his 4-year-old daughter’s throat in June, according to a document released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The 10-page report memorandum determined that Officers Brian Englund, Jose Bolanos and Anthony Clay were “forced to shoot” Nicolas Moncada last June 11 to “end the deadly and imminent threat to the child’s life” when he refused t...
Tags: News, La, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Monrovia, Zaragoza, Los Angeles County, Whittier, Los Angeles Police Department, Canoga Park, Whittier Police Department


Pacoima drive-by suspect asks, ‘Do you bang?’ before shots kill Sylmar 18-year-old

PACOIMA — The coroner Monday released the name of a man killed in a drive-by shooting in Pacoima. Michael Kelly, 18, was a Sylmar resident, coroner’s Investigator Kelli Blanchard said. The shooting occurred at 8 p.m. Friday outside a restaurant near the intersection of Glenoaks and Van Nuys boulevards, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said. Just before gunfire rang out, the suspect’s vehicle pulled alongside Kelly, and another man and someone inside made a comment, police said...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Madison, Highland Park, Kelly, Fairfax, Michael Kelly, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, Pacoima, Sylmar, Drake Madison


From Disneyland to China, the monorail is riding a new high. But would it work in LA?

In 1959, Walt Disney watched his monorail encircle Disneyland in Anaheim, a train from the next century bringing park guests, appropriately enough, into Tomorrowland. Disney figured transportation planners would take his monorail concept — a sleek, elevated, electric-powered train straddling a single beam — and replicate it inside real cities. “He wanted to build a whole city with monorails and people-movers,” said David Koenig, author of several books on Disney’s legacy. “He was convinced every...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, News, California, La, China, Trains, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, North America, Disneyland, Local News, Epcot, Walt Disney


4 injured in Highland Park shooting, suspect in custody, police say

Four people were injured after a shooting in Highland Park on Saturday and taken to a hospital, police said, and a suspect was in custody. Officers responded to a shots fired call about 3:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Avenue 65, said Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im. He did not know the conditions of the victims, but said they had all been hospitalized. No further details were immediately available. Related Articles 1 killed, 1 wounded in drive-by shooting in Pacoima ...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Highland Park, Fairfax, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Pacoima YouTuber Furry Potato, Riverside Chatsworth


YouTuber shot, wounded by guard outside Fairfax synagogue

A YouTube personality was wounded Thursday afternoon while recording video outside a synagogue and Jewish high school in the Fairfax district, allegedly by a security guard who was detained and later arrested. The shooting occurred about noon at the Etz Jacob Congregation/Ohel Chana High School in the 7600 block of Beverly Boulevard, according to Los Angeles police, who confirmed reports that a guard had shot someone in a leg and was detained at the scene. The wounded person was originally repor...
Tags: News, Shooting, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Southern California, Youtuber, Perez, Fairfax, Southland, Sherman Oaks, Pacoima


Sherman Oaks homeowners to Metro: Sepulveda Corridor transit in the Valley must stay underground

In response to Metro’s rollout of refined options for an ambitious public transit project along the Sepulveda Corridor, the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association (SOHA) indicated its disapproval of any options that include above-ground transit in the Valley. The project aims to serve as an alternative to the notoriously congested 405 freeway route between the San Fernando Valley and L.A.’s Westside, and the Valley portion of the project is centered predominately in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood. A...
Tags: Transportation, News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Metro, Valley, HRT, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Soha, Ventura Boulevard, 405 Freeway, Dave Sotero, LA Metro, Sepulveda Boulevard


Van Nuys to the Westside by rail? Metro is sharpening its vision for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor

L.A. Metro has narrowed down its concepts for an ambitious project that would whisk passengers between the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles International Airport just in time for the 2028 Olympic games. The proposals for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor have been narrowed from the six options rolled out back in June and include a below-ground train similar to the Red Line and a monorail. The project is expected to woo more than 100,000 passengers every day and provide a faster trip for those wh...
Tags: Transportation, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Ucla, Metro, Valley, Los Angeles International Airport, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica Mountains, Van Nuys, Ventura Boulevard, 405 Freeway, Orange Line


State officials criticize federal agency’s cleanup plan for toxic Santa Susana Field Lab

Officials with the state Department of Toxic Substances Control have criticized a federal agency’s proposal to clean up its portion of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the hills above the San Fernando and Simi valleys. The letter, issued Monday, says the Department of Energy violated an agreement the federal agency signed in 2010, promising to clean up all the contamination in its portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site. “In the final environmental impact statement, DO...
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LA Metro launches $2.5M ridesharing pilot program with private ride-hailing company Via

What’s the main barrier to increasing mass transit ridership? LA Metro calls it the First/Last Mile problem and is dedicating resources to solving it. Here’s an example: A white sedan circled the parking lot of the El Monte Bus Station for 10 minutes around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, unable to find an empty space. Simply put, people find it difficult to get to and from public stations to ride buses and trains. That’s why LA Metro launched a one-year pilot program Monday with a private ride-h...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, Los Angeles County, Valley, LA County, Duarte, Ramona


Blue Line riders grapple with first weekday of replacement shuttles during 8-month closure

Metro has not been shy about the pain it knew riders would feel when the Blue Line shut down for eight months — a closure that began on Saturday, Jan. 26. Representatives for the rail system have been speaking for nearly a year about their replacement shuttle plans, which they said were an attempt to ease the burden as the line undergoes a $350 million renovation. But it wasn’t until Monday, Jan. 28, that those shuttles faced their first real test: a morning rush-hour commute. From dense highway...
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LADOT officials to host open house on bike lanes project in Winnetka

Officials with the L.A. Department of Transportation will host an open house Tuesday, Jan. 29, to answer questions, take comments and share the design for proposed bike lanes on Winnetka Avenue that would connect with Vanowen and Oxnard streets. The half-mile stretch is also expected to link the Los Angeles River, Metro Orange Line busway, Pierce College and “make it more safe to ride bikes and walk” along Winnetka Avenue, according to Lameese Chang, L.A. Department of Transportation Planning as...
Tags: Transportation, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Department Of Transportation, Metro, Pomona, Valley, Winnetka, Oxnard, San Fernando Valley, Reseda, Orange Line


Blue Line upgrades cause closures beginning Saturday

LOS ANGELES – A major renovation project will force a months- long closure of a stretch of the Metro Blue Line beginning Saturday, Jan. 26, meaning thousands of people who rely on the light-rail route will have to find travel alternatives. As part of the $350 million modernization project, rail service will be suspended through May from the 103rd Street/Watts Towers Station to the Downtown Long Beach Station. Trains in the closure area will be replaced by a shuttle bus service. The Blue Line wil...
Tags: Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Metro, Pomona, Robert Garcia, Metro Blue Line, Janice Hahn, LA Metro, Blue Line, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Seventh Street Metro Center


Blue Line upgrades will cause closures beginning Saturday

LOS ANGELES – A major renovation project will force a months- long closure of a stretch of the Metro Blue Line beginning Saturday, Jan. 26, meaning thousands of people who rely on the light-rail route will have to find travel alternatives. As part of the $350 million modernization project, rail service will be suspended through May from the 103rd Street/Watts Towers Station to the Downtown Long Beach Station. Trains in the closure area will be replaced by a shuttle bus service. The Blue Line wil...
Tags: Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Metro, Pomona, Robert Garcia, Metro Blue Line, Janice Hahn, LA Metro, Blue Line, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Seventh Street Metro Center


10 Freeway ExpressLanes riders might soon have to pay more, Metro votes

Big changes are coming to pay lanes on the 10 and 110 freeways that will cut back on free rides for some and allow one-timers to use the lanes without registering their vehicles or buying a tracking device. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Thursday to develop two separate pilot programs that will affect riders of the ExpressLanes. In essence, some regular ExpressLane users might see a price hike, but the fines for other one-time riders might be reduced or ...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Seattle, CHP, Local News, Orange County, Denver, Southern California, Metro, Los Angeles County, 101 Freeway


LA Metro gives Gold Line $97M to build out to Pomona

One way or another, the Gold Line foothill extension will be built to Pomona, thanks to a vote by the LA Metro board on Thursday to grant the project an additional $97 million. “This is a very good step. It’s a wonderful commitment that Metro has made to the project,” said Habib Balian, chief executive officer of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. Once the two sides sign an agreement, Balian can add to construction bids in the summer an extension of the light-rail lin...
Tags: Transportation, News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, Los Angeles County, Valley, Montclair, Azusa, San Bernardino County, Claremont, LA County


LA Metro gives Foothill Gold Line $97M to build out to Pomona

One way or another, the Gold Line foothill extension will be built to Pomona, thanks to a vote by the LA Metro board on Thursday to grant the project an additional $97 million. “This is a very good step. It’s a wonderful commitment that Metro has made to the project,” said a pleased Habib Balian, chief executive officer of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. Once the two sides sign an agreement, Balian can add to construction bids in the summer an extension of the ligh...
Tags: Transportation, News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, Los Angeles County, Valley, Montclair, Azusa, San Bernardino County, Claremont, LA County


South Coast AQMD claims Sherwin-Williams paints violate air pollution standards, sues for $30M

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is suing a major paint and building coatings supplier for $30 million, claiming the company knowingly sold products to consumers containing high levels of chemicals that contributed to smoggy days and led to lung disease and premature deaths. According to the lawsuit, Sherwin-Williams, a $15-billion architectural coatings company based in Ohio, supplied solvents, wall coatings, paint thinners, sealants and adhesives to businesses and its own retail...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, United States, Ohio, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, San Bernardino


How LA Metro might close the funding gap for the Gold Line foothill extension to Pomona and beyond

In order to squeeze enough funding to construct the foothill Gold Line light-rail extension from Azusa to Pomona, LA Metro has proposed skimming regional dollars slated for bus improvements and siphoning transportation dollars from cities along the route. The funding plan was approved Thursday by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Construction Committee, despite strong objections raised by representatives from San Dimas and Claremont, who said Metro should pay for the...
Tags: Transportation, News, White House, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Warner, Local News, Authority, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, Valley, Montclair, Azusa, Claremont


On 10 Freeway, cheaters and solo drivers clogging ExpressLanes may prompt big changes from Metro

To reduce traffic, LA Metro has tried costly freeway lane additions, building more carpool lanes and converting HOV lanes into toll lanes. Some changes have worked for a short while but ultimately, like new lanes on the 405 Freeway, traffic flow returns to gridlock status with commuters languishing in what Los Angeles Mayor and Metro board member Eric Garcetti calls “soul-stealing commutes.” On Thursday, Jan. 24, the Metro board will vote on development of a pilot program that will allow only fi...
Tags: News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, Air Pollution, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Campbell, Los Angeles County, South Los Angeles, Hilda Solis, West LA, Baldwin Park