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Final Plan for Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica Released
As the Expo Line's Phase I, between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City, sort of nears completion, the final plan for Phase 2 to 4th Street in Santa Monica was released last Friday.
If the Expo Line Construction Authority Board approves the Final Environmental Impact Report at their February 4th meeting, construction could begin sometime in 2010 with completion in 2015. However, at least one citizens group, Neighbors for Smart Rail, plan to file a lawsuit over at-grade crossings near schools, which could stall building.
At-grade crossings have been a controversial issue with this project and, as The Source notes, many are concerned with north-south traffic flow as it crosses Overland, Westwood and Sepulveda, but the city's Department of Transportation has signed off on them.
A trip from end to end--that's Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles--could potentially take 50 minutes. Additionally, a bikeway will run along the light rail route to the Santa Monica terminus.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.