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E-scooters, dockless bicycles gaining foothold in Southern California as LA County drops orders to remove them

Like Uber and Lyft before them, the latest Silicon Valley startups also showed up uninvited, dropping electric scooters, battery-powered bicycles and other dockless, micro-mobile rentals onto streets and sidewalks of Southern California. The guerrilla marketing strategy aimed at busting the monopoly of the single-passenger car created multiple battlefronts in today’s “Scooter Wars,” sending some cities to the courts claiming they are a nuisance and an eyesore, and others writing regulations that...
Tags: Transportation, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Bird, Silicon Valley, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Monrovia, Southern California, West Hollywood, Pomona


A sea of red washes over Downtown Los Angeles as LAUSD teachers strike

Downtown Los Angeles is seeing a sea of red and umbrellas as thousands of Los Angeles County teachers head toward the L.A. Unified School District headquarters in protest for better wages, smaller class sizes and staffing needs Monday. Related: Live coverage of the LAUSD teacher strike This is part two of three protests happening Monday. Picket lines started as early as 7:30 a.m. at schools in areas like San Fernando Valley, Harbor City and Hollywood. After the rally, protests will resume at s...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles County, Downtown Los Angeles, Losangeles, David Crane, UTLA, LA Metro, LA City Hall, City Hall From, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Warner Connects aims to transform transportation in Warner Center area

Councilman Bob Blumenfield, seen at right when the Warner Center Shuttle was announced in June 2018, has created Warner Connects, a transportation management agency that focuses on the Canoga Park-Woodland Hills area. (File photo by Andy Holzman/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield on Thursday launched Warner Connects, a new transportation management organization he said focuses on encouraging use of sustainable or alternative transpo...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, CalTrans, Warner, Local News, Metro, TMO, Valley, Los Angeles City, Woodland Hills


LAUSD strike update: Day 2 of renewed talks go nowhere, union president says

The second round of last-ditch talks between Los Angeles Unified and the teachers union as they try to avert a strike stalled Wednesday, according to union officials. The strike is now planned for Monday, Jan. 14, union officials announced earlier Wednesday. The strike was scheduled for Thursday. “Today in bargaining,” union President Alex Caputo Pearl said Wednesday evening, “we did not see seriousness on the part of the school district to try and resolve our contract struggle.” Related Artic...
Tags: Education, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, District, LA County, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, UTLA, LA Metro, LA Unified


LAUSD teachers strike update: UTLA pushes potential strike to Monday

United Teachers Los Angeles said Wednesday that it will change its date for a potential strike to Monday, Jan. 14 after a stall in court between union and district attorneys. It was originally slated for Thursday, Jan. 10. In a statement, UTLA said “While we believe we would eventually win in court against all of Austin Beutner’s anti-union, high-priced attempts to stop our legal right to strike, in order for clarity and to allow members, parents and our communities to plan, UTLA is moving the s...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Superior Court, City News Service, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board of Education


LAUSD teachers strike update: UTLA, district to hold last-ditch talks to prevent 30,000 teachers from walking out

LOS ANGELES —The 600,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing the district’s 30,000 teachers planned to hold 11th-hour talks today in hopes of staving off the district’s first teachers strike in 30 years, possibly starting Thursday. Consistent with the secrecy that the two sides have frequently exhibited, there has been no announcement as of early this morning as to when and where the talks would take place. The Los Angeles Unified School District has tried a nu...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, UTLA


Answers to 7 questions parents may have about possible LAUSD teachers strike

Will they or won’t they? That’s the question parents, among others, have asked for the past week as a planned Los Angeles Unified teachers strike nears. The strike, currently planned for Thursday — though that could change — would mean the school district’s teachers would be out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Athletics, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Board of Education, Los Angeles Police Department, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA


​As LAUSD teachers strike nears, here are 7 things parents should know

Will they or won’t they? That’s the question parents, among others, have asked for the past week as a planned Los Angeles Unified teachers strike nears. The strike, currently planned for Thursday — though that could change — would mean the school district’s teachers would be out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Athletics, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Board of Education, Los Angeles Police Department, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA


LAUSD teachers strike update: District’s effort to delay walkout gets no action in court

LOS ANGELES — With the first Los Angeles teachers’ strike in 30 years set to possibly start on Thursday, a legal maneuver by the Los Angeles Unified School District to delay the walkout by at least a few days did not produce any results Tuesday. In dispute is whether United Teachers Los Angeles gave the LAUSD a legally required 10-day notice that its members would stop working under the existing contract, but no hearing took place after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Samantha Jessner denied a ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, North Hollywood, Beutner, UTLA, LA Metro


LAUSD teacher strike update: To UTLA outcry, school board rolls back background checks for parent volunteers in a strike

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School Board approved a policy Tuesday that eliminates some background check requirements for parent and family volunteers at schools and created a new category of volunteers the district says it will call upon during a strike or “other emergency situations,” to outcry of some teachers, union leaders and parent supporters. The policy is the latest wrinkle in a months-long attempt by the school board to ease restrictions on parent and community volunteers aim...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Watts, Jacob, Scott Schmerelson, Austin Beutner, UTLA, LA Metro, Nick Melvoin, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD teacher strike update: LA Metro and museums offer free entry for students

LOS ANGELES — With the first L.A. teachers’ strike in 30 years possibly starting Thursday, L.A. Metro is proposing to offer free rides to students of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Students would be able to ride free from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. each strike day under the directive from Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington, in consultation with L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. The full Metro Board will consider the matter at its January 24 meeting if a strike is still unde...
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Los Angeles County, Phillip, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Kuehl


Metro train closures will affect more than 100K daily riders in Long Beach, South Bay and downtown Los Angeles

Watts resident Lexi Casas, 17, takes the Blue Line to her hostess job at a restaurant in Belmont Shore. On Friday, while waiting for a southbound train at the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station in South Los Angeles, she was surprised to learn the heavily used line will be closed for upgrades starting Jan. 26 for two, four-month periods. Instead of a one-seat ride, Casas must exit halfway through and board a shuttle bus to reach her workplace in Long Beach. So, like others, she’s considering taking t...
Tags: Transportation, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, CalTrans, Local News, Metro, Compton, Don, Watts, Los Angeles County, South Bay, South Los Angeles


Stephanie Wiggins’ 5-year contract with Metrolink could end revolving door of CEOs

Metrolink, a Southern California passenger rail agency that has experienced a revolving door of chief executive officers, announced it will hire a top-level administrator from LA Metro to run the agency for the second time in a row. The new head also will become the first woman and first African-American CEO in the 26-year-history of the six-county commuter rail service. Stephanie Wiggins will begin her new position as Metrolink chief executive officer on Jan. 4, replacing Art Leahy, who left LA...
Tags: Transportation, News, Trains, Environment, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Leahy, Chatsworth, Local News, Denver, Southern California, Metro, Reed


Welcome to the ‘President Barack H. Obama Highway,’ a section of the 134 Freeway between Glendale and Pasadena

A short section of the 134 Freeway between Glendale and Pasadena was officially renamed after President Barack Obama on Thursday, a tribute to the 44th president who attended Occidental College in nearby Eagle Rock from 1979-1981 while living in Pasadena for a portion of that time. Two large, green-and-white freeway signs were unveiled Thursday, one on the right shoulder of westbound State Route 134 at the beginning of the 210 Freeway at Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, the other at the eastbound 1...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Obama, Senate, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Glendale, CalTrans, Bob, Pasadena, Illinois, Local News


The Boring Company silent on Dec. 18 tunnel-opening party

With less than 24 hours before The Boring Company’s planned unveiling of its test tunnel under a Hawthorne city street on Dec. 18, the company has offered scant details about what to expect. That a publicity event was clouded in secrecy comes as no surprise for an enterprise headed by Elon Musk. What started out as a pet project for the intrepid billionaire who was tired of fighting traffic has become one of the most watched transportation endeavors in the world. On Twitter, Musk promised the pr...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Local News, Musk, Metro, San Bernardino, Catalina Island, Hawthorne, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks


Because they’re out of colors, LA Metro will rename all its train lines and rapid busways with letters in 2019

What’s the problem with continuing to name LA Metro’s train lines and rapid busways after colors? They’ve run out. With eight more transit lines set to be operational in less than 10 years, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, faced with using subtle color shades such as olive, pink and lavender, decided to scrap the color-naming convention in favor of letters. After concluding shades would be difficult to decipher on station signs, the board voted last week to spend nea...
Tags: Transportation, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Vermont, Tokyo Station, Metro, Norwalk, South Bay, Michael Johnson, Azusa


Metrolink is keeping the 25 percent discount on tickets along the San Bernardino-to-LA line

A ride on a Metrolink train can pack a wallop in the wallet many times greater than the cost of a seat on a light-rail train or an express bus. That’s changing. Metrolink, the more luxurious train option for Southern California commuters, is keeping a 25 percent discounted promotional fare at least through 2019 on the commuter rail’s San Bernardino-to-Los Angeles line as a way to draw more riders. This follows decisions in January 2018 when the board made a discounted fare on the 91/Perris Valle...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, Trains, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Local News, Southern California, Pomona, San Bernardino, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Mountains, GONZALES


This tiny, medieval-like stone tower in Palos Verdes Estates needs a new caretaker

The tiny tower looks like it was plucked straight out of the pages of a storybook, mimicking a miniature medieval castle welcoming passersby at the entrance into Palos Verdes Estates. The stone structure has been a decades-old mystery for those who drive past: How old is it? Is it haunted? What is it for? The Mirlo Gate Tower is one of Palos Verdes Estates’ most prized landmarks, frozen in time despite the urban sprawl that sprouted up nearby. A recent effort to get the “Tower House” added to th...
Tags: California, France, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, John, City Council, Local News, Beaches, Southern California, Howard, Brown, South Bay, Torrance, Davidson


New San Fernando Valley U.S. Census data brings into view Latino population gains, economic highs and lows

New data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau paints a picture of both diversity and growing inequality in the San Fernando Valley, as the average Valley dweller earned a higher median income than the U.S. average but was more likely to live in poverty than the average American. That gap, however, remains less acute than Los Angeles County as a whole. The data set shows a non-white majority in the urban-suburban enclave, at a 42.5 percent Hispanic and Latino majority, 40.1 percent white, ...
Tags: News, California, La, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Local News, Sherman, Metro, Los Angeles County, Valley, Burbank, U S Census Bureau


In lieu of dead 710 Freeway extension, LA Metro board awards cities $515M for road projects

In an historic vote, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board Thursday approved $515 million in local roadway projects in lieu of a north 710 Freeway extension, ending nearly 60 years of debate. A list of 34 projects include removal of the southern 710 stub at Valley Boulevard in Alhambra, construction of a train overpass at California Boulevard in Pasadena, and three parking structures in Monterey Park. The LA Metro board voted 8-0 to spend more than half a billion dol...
Tags: News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, CalTrans, Pasadena, Local News, San Marino, Metro, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Garvey, Alhambra, Barger, Atlantic Avenue


LA Metro considering adding congestion pricing to jammed freeways

Charging tolls on Los Angeles freeways during times of highest use and taxing Uber and Lyft rides are two new sources of revenue being considered by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the agency announced on Thursday. The two ideas were presented in a report by LA Metro CEO Phil Washington as a potential solution to close a $26.2 billion gap in 28 projects being accelerated for completion by the 2028 Olympic Games coming to Southern California. Called “congestion prici...
Tags: Transportation, Milan, News, California, Washington, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Stockholm, Ucla, Metro, Los Angeles County, Montclair, CRENSHAW


L.A. Metro considering adding congestion pricing to jammed freeways

Charging tolls on Los Angeles freeways during times of highest use and taxing Uber and Lyft rides are two new sources of revenue being considered by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the agency announced Thursday. The two ideas were presented in a report by LA Metro CEO Phil Washington as a potential solution to close a $26.2 billion gap in 28 projects being accelerated for completion by the 2028 Olympic Games coming to Southern California. Called “congestion pricing,...
Tags: Transportation, Milan, News, California, Washington, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Stockholm, Ucla, Metro, Los Angeles County, Montclair, CRENSHAW


The 710 Freeway north extension project is dead. These 2 bills will bury it

Two lawmakers introduced bills on Monday that will remove the 710 Freeway northerly extension project from the state’s Streets and Highways Code, a place it has occupied for six decades. By removing the reference to a 4.5-mile extension of the Long Beach Freeway from Valley Boulevard in Alhambra through South Pasadena and Pasadena to the 210 Freeway, the lawmakers will have put a stake through the heart of one of the most controversial freeway projects ever proposed in the history of Los Angeles...
Tags: Facebook, News, Senate, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, CalTrans, Bill, Pasadena, Local News, King, Metro, Holden, Ventura


LA Metro committee approves $500M in 710 freeway gap closure dollars for local road improvements

For the first time since LA Metro killed the extension of the 710 Freeway, the agency on Wednesday approved 34 alternative projects, saying improvements to roads and major thoroughfares affected by traffic from the freeway’s northern terminus represents a new, cities-driven approach that flies in the face of Caltrans’ more-than-60-year desire to complete the 4.1-mile gap between El Sereno, South Pasadena and Pasadena. The Metro Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee unanimously approved ...
Tags: News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, CalTrans, Pasadena, Local News, United, San Marino, Metro, Los Angeles County, Garvey, Malone, Alhambra


Design Job: Need Some Direction? The LA Metro is Seeking a Senior Graphic Designer

To provide advanced-level professional graphic design solutions that convey information about Metro’s wide ranging programs, projects and services. Leads design teams from concept to completion of small, medium, and large-scale projects including defining design criteria, conducting research, creating team assignments, and schedules, providing design direction and refining presented concepts and designs. Conceptualizes, designs, refines, and produces creative work for Metro’s internal and extern...
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LA’s Metro kicks Valley Orange Line improvements into gear, on a road to light rail

City officials on Friday commemorated the next development on the Metro Orange Line, the dedicated bus lane that crosses the San Fernando Valley from Chatsworth to North Hollywood, with an announcement at the Sepulveda Boulevard stop. The big plan is to convert the Orange Line bus system, which runs along a road closed to other traffic, into a light rail line. That’s very far off, however: The Orange Line wouldn’t become a light rail line until 2057, under Metro’s current timeframe. But in the m...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, The Valley, Metro, Los Angeles County, Valley, Los Angeles City, Pierce, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys


Terahertz Millimeter-Wave Scanners

Interesting article on terahertz millimeter-wave scanners and their uses to detect terrorist bombers. The heart of the device is a block of electronics about the size of a 1990s tower personal computer. It comes housed in a musician's black case, akin to the one Spinal Tap might use on tour. At the front: a large, square white plate, the terahertz camera and, just above it, an ordinary closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera. Mounted on a shelf inside the case is a laptop that displays the CCTV...
Tags: La, Police, Terrorism, Evans, Cctv, Tsa, Scanners, Bruce Schneier, LA Metro, Risk Assessment, Sotero


Senior Manager Transportation Planning at LA METRO in Los Angeles, CA

Public Transportation Services Corporation(PTSC) Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Bulletin No: 009894-043 Job Title: SENIOR MANAGER, TRANSPORTATION PLANNING Specialty: Asset Management Group Plans Closing Date: 12-OCT-18 Salary Grade: H1O Salary Range: $100,048 - $125,070 - $150,072 External/Internal: EXTERNAL Other Info:
Tags: Los Angeles CA, LA Metro, Public Transportation Services Corporation PTSC


Los Angeles ranks No. 1 for traffic congestion in U.S. Here’s what you can do to avoid or ease lengthy commutes

A friend who visited recently is considering moving to Southern California. What do you do when you have out-of-town guests? Naturally, you show them the sights. We went to Zuma Beach, Hollywood, Santa Monica, The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Old Pasadena and Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Of course, the inevitable common denominator was traffic. Lots of it. The time of day, the direction, the geographic location didn’t matter. All had too many cars and not enough space. So it didn’t s...
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Senior Manager, Transportation Planning at LA METRO in Los Angeles, CA

Public Transportation Services Corporation(PTSC) Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Bulletin No:  009894-042 Job Title:  SENIOR MANAGER, TRANSPORTATION PLANNING Specialty: Mobility Corridor & Long Range Transportation Planning Closing Date: 25-SEP-18 Salary Grade: H1O Salary Range: $100,048 - $125,070 - $150,072 External/Internal: EXTERNAL Other Info:
Tags: Los Angeles CA, LA Metro, Public Transportation Services Corporation PTSC