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Metro Unveils A New Smartphone App: Will You Use It?
Feel like taking public transit? Why yes, there is an app for that, Los Angeles.
Metro unveiled its newest free app "Go Metro Los Angeles" that helps you check for the nearest bus or train stop, figure out its arrival time using Nextrip and plan out a trip. You can also download local maps to use offline, and save your favorite route. And there's even something for those of us still using our cars: the Metro app will send you road closure alerts if you want.
Yes, Metro took a stab at creating an app before but the latest one was completely rebuilt and promises to be better and more comprehensive. You can use it on your Android as well as your iPhone.
It's available on Android right now (which we don't have) but it will be available for your iPad or iPhone in the Apple Store this week. We're hoping to give it a shot soon, but if you have an Android and you get a chance let us know what you think. You can give Metro your feedback, too.
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.