California Legislature votes to raise gas taxes, vehicle fees by $5.2 billion a year for road repairs and transit
April 11, 2017 - 4:42pm
After a week of fierce debate, the state Legislature approved a plan to raise gas taxes and vehicle fees by $5.2 billion a year to pay for the repair of CA's pothole-ridden, decaying system of roads, highways and bridges. Read the full LA Times article here.
April Will Be A Busy Month With Big Changes Coming To Terminal 1
April 4, 2017 - 10:44am
Changes in Terminal 1, including the opening of a new Security Screening Check Point for passengers, highlight what will be a busy April as Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) continues its $14-billion modernization effort. Passengers using LAX in April will need to plan ahead to navigate sidewalk and vehicle lane closures and in-terminal work. Construction alerts showing Central Terminal Area (CTA) roadway lane restrictions and sidewalk closures, as well as a pedestrian walking map and helpful airline terminal finder, can be found at www.laxishappening.com . LAX provides real-time traffic status in and around the CTA, and space availability in the terminal area parking garages and Lot C on Waze, the community-based traffic reporting app. Read full article here.
He wanted formerly undocumented immigrants to go public. Then Trump won
March 30, 2017 - 11:25am
When Miguel Luna began to wear the little black pin, he wasn’t sure how people would react. Read the full LA Times article here
Primer for newbies: the Purple Line Extension
March 29, 2017 - 10:52am
There are many balls in the air transit-wise these days around Los Angeles with ongoing construction or planning on multiple projects. With early work underway on the section of the Purple Line Extension subway that will serve downtown Beverly Hills and Century City, I wanted to give a brief refresher on the project for those new to the game. Read full Source article here.
LA Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Plan Amendments for LAX LAMP
March 24, 2017 - 11:55am
The Los Angeles City Planning Commission (CPC) recommended the City Council approve zone change requests and amendments to various municipal planning documents in conjunction with the use and development of Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA’s) proposed Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). These recommendations were made during a special joint meeting of the CPC with the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC). Read press release here.
Councilman Dotson’s Leadership Moves Inglewood Forward
March 17, 2017 - 3:09pm
“I take my job very seriously,” Inglewood Councilman George Dotson told the Sentinel in a recent interview. Read full interview here.
Boyle Heights youth, police seek end to violence through dialogue
March 15, 2017 - 5:23pm
Amid long-running tension in East L.A.'s Ramona Gardens, youth and police are turning to dialogue to improve relations and stem violence.
Dean Spanos' decision to move the Chargers to L.A. is the biggest he'll ever make and one he won't escape
March 9, 2017 - 1:08pm
The fortune Alex Spanos amassed over six decades began with bologna. The year was 1951, and the son of a Greek immigrant was unemployed and broke, searching for a way to provide for his wife and two young children. He convinced a Stockton bank to loan him $800 to buy a panel truck and supplies to make bologna sandwiches to sell to migrant farm workers. Read full article here
Airport Commissioners Approve Final EIR For LAX LAMP
March 6, 2017 - 3:49pm
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) certified the Final EIR for Los Angeles World Airports’ Landside Access Modernization Program at LAX and recommended that the LA City Council concur and approve the LAMP Project. Read the full press release here.