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Garcetti Wants a People Mover to Link Metro to LAX
If Mayor Eric Garcetti has his way, a “people mover” will link the Crenshaw Metro line to LAX.Garcetti also said he’d like to provide more incentives for the local film industry to thrive and bid for the 2024 Olympics while speaking to KABC-TV Channel 7 in a Sunday morning talk show, the Los Angeles Times reported. On the less “sexy” side of things, Garcetti said, he’d like to reform the Department of Water and Power and re-interview top city managers.
The people mover (not to be confused with the old Disney PeopleMover at Tomorrowland) would be similar to what’s already in place between San Francisco International Airport and their light-rail train, BART. This isn’t the first time a people mover has been proposed for LAX, but it comes after local transit officials last month said building a light-rail station at LAX would be prohibitively expensive and dangerous, requiring tunneling underneath the county’s third-busiest airport.
As far as the film industry goes, Garcetti would like to expand the existing film and TV tax credit. And as far as the Olympics go, Garcetti said they’d know by the end of the year if L.A. is in the running for 2024.
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.