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Bagged Meters Eric Richardson

Dear DOT: Why the Bagged Meters?

By Eric Richardson — October 13, 2008 — 13 Comments

All weekend, seven meters on the east side of Spring street between 6th and 7th have sported bright red LADOT hoods. It's a bit of a head-scratcher why, though...


Red Streetcar

By Eric Richardson — October 06, 2008 — 9 Comments

The City of Los Angeles got the construction of Upper 2nd Street done significantly under budget, and Councilman Jose Huizar wants to see the $1 million leftover...


With Traffic Eric Richardson

CRA Board Approves $5 Million for Streetcar

By Eric Richardson — October 02, 2008 — 7 Comments

The Downtown streetcar got its first big infusion of cash today, as the Commissioners of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) unanimously voted to approve a...


Upper 2nd Street

By Eric Richardson — October 01, 2008 — 3 Comments

The extension of Upper 2nd Street from Olive to Grand opened for traffic this week, finishing off a year and a half construction project and smoothing both auto...


Portland Streetcar Trip Eric Richardson

CRA to Consider $5 Million in Streetcar Funding on Thursday

By Eric Richardson — September 30, 2008

The Downtown Streetcar project could get a major boost on Thursday, when the board of the Community Redevelopment Agency considers programming $5 million in funding...


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Metro Board Approves Extended Red Line Hours

By Ed Fuentes with Eric Richardson — September 25, 2008 — 7 Comments

At the end of a long agenda, the Metro Board today unanimously approved a pilot program extended the hours of the Red Line between Downtown and North Hollywood during...


First Stop: Olvera Street. Ed Fuentes

Double Decker Bus Now Touring Downtown

By Ed Fuentes — September 25, 2008 — 7 Comments

Red double-decker sight-seeing buses are known for being filled with tourists seeking Hollywood stars in their natural habitat (or the occasional busload of locals...


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By Eric Richardson — September 23, 2008 — 4 Comments

After having been pushed through City Council, the effort to extend the hours of the Red Line subway over the holidays takes another step forward on Thursday when...


Backup from Filming

By Eric Richardson — September 18, 2008 — 2 Comments

It's been quite a while since we've done a Closure Report, but this weekend a confluence of filming may have those driving Downtown feeling like they're wandering...


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Council Passes Red Line Motion, Metro Board Next Step

By Ed Fuentes — September 17, 2008

The push to extend hours of operation on the Red Line to 3am this holiday season took another small step forward today, as Council passed a motion asking Metro to...


By Eric Richardson — September 17, 2008 — 16 Comments

On Thursday morning, the city will hold a funeral for LAPD officer Spree Desha, who was killed in Friday's Metrolink train crash. As with any service for a public...