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Good News For People Too Lazy to Walk Up Bunker Hill: Angels Flight Reopens After Safety Shutdown
Break out the quarters! If that haul up Bunker Hill from Hill Street to California Plaza was getting to be too much (and we feel you, especially in this summer heat), there is reason to be relieved today: Angels Flight has reopened after a brief shutdown over safety concerns.
L.A. Now confirms the funicular was opened up for shuttling riders up and down the hill today, "after state safety inspectors signed off on new wheels installed on its rail cars." (Hey, those rail cars have names: Sinai and Olivet.)
Angels Flight was shut down in early June when wheel flange damage was noted during a routine inspection.
The nearly 110-year-old railway has been shut down in the past due to safety issues, when, in 2001, a brake failure caused the two railcars to collide, killing one elderly passenger, and prompting a shutdown that lasted until March 2010.
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.