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Video: Take the Purple Line From Western to Santa Monica (Without Waiting Decades)
Want to take the Purple Line past the 405 Freeway? You can either wait two decades or check out this video that flies over the planned route from its current terminus at Western Avenue all the way to Santa Monica.
The YouTube user ExpoLineFan took a break from Expo Line cheerleading to upload the video (h/t to Curbed LA). The video flies over the recently-approved Purple Line extension from Western Avenue to the VA Hospital but the video doesn't stop there. It continues on to Santa Monica in a segment that hasn't been approved by Metro (yet).
If you're marking your calendar, Metro hopes to break ground on the extension next year. If all goes well, the segment to La Cienega could open in 2022, Century City's stop would be open in 2026 and the VA hospital would be ready in 2036.
We're not fans of the music in this video, so we suggest turning down the sound and queueing up something with a beachy California vibe. The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice" seems appropriate: "You know it seems the more we talk about it / It only makes it worse to live without it."
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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.
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