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By Eric Richardson — September 13, 2004

While talking about a Blue Line accident two weeks ago, I mentioned that Houston has a lot of similar problems. This misc.transport.urban-transit post quotes from...


By Eric Richardson — September 07, 2004 — 1 Comment

Kathy and I went to the beach yesterday. I picked up a copy of the Downtown News in the lobby on the way out and read it through out in the sun.

One item of interest...


By Eric Richardson — September 02, 2004

The Blue Line struck and killed a pedestrian yesterday. The Times report says that brings the line's body count up to 62.

Including Wednesday's fatality, more...


By Eric Richardson — September 01, 2004

Today Steve Lopez picks up for the LA Times the bit on Perry Kurtz that ran in this week's Downtown News.

Did you hear the one about the stand-up comic who tried...


By Eric Richardson — September 01, 2004

It was a bit nuts around my apartment last night. I mentioned two days ago that there were lights set up throughout the alley, and last night they got their use...


By Eric Richardson — August 31, 2004 — 2 Comments

As I was yesterday, I'm again today doing some digging into the history of the buildings that were eventually transformed into Premiere Towers. Yesterday I found...


By Eric Richardson — August 30, 2004

From a 1987 LA Times article titled, "You can walk outside. It's incredible."

The result, for example, in notorious "Crack Alley"--a trash-strewn walkway between...


By Eric Richardson — August 30, 2004

There's not a lot online about the downtown building I call home, so I've sort of pooled the different info I have on the building together to make a page on Premiere...


By Eric Richardson — August 30, 2004

This week's issue of the Downtown News has an article on Perry Kurtz and his attempts to launch comedy nights downtown. The piece, entitled "The Unsinkable Perry...


By Eric Richardson — August 27, 2004

I went to bed last night to the faint sound and smell of a diesel generator running in the alley down below me. I don't know what they were shooting, but the street...


By Eric Richardson — August 25, 2004

I've never been a fan of the Bus Riders Union. They sued the MTA ten years ago and got it to agree to a consent degree saying that it would add a lot of bus service...