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New Report Says Stay On Track With Westside Subway Development
Los Angeles County transportation officials released a report today stating that a subway built under Beverly Hills High School with a Century City stop at Constellation Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars would be safe, and it recommended that the MTA Board of Directors move forward with plans to extend the Westside subway.
The report rebukes evidence presented by the Beverly Hills Unified School District last week, which stated that the development was unsafe and that the subway should be redirected so that it would not run beneath the high school, according to City News Service.
School board president, Brian Goldberg, said that the district is prepared to sue MTA if they proceed with plans to tunnel the subway under the high school.
Today's report acknowledges that the subway alignment passes through a methane zone, but determined that levels near the high school and the Constellation stop are less that those near Downtown's Red Line.
The MTA Board of Directors is scheduled to hear the new report in a meeting on Thursday and vote whether to approve the next phases of the project, which would extend the subway from La Cienega to Westwood.
Lawyers for the school district sent letters to the MTA Board urging them to delay the vote until they could come to an agreement.
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.