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Scott Garner

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    The MTA board voted last week to take a very tentative step towards possibly considering that they may want to build a Red Line extension sometime in the not very near future. Transit advocates are stoked. The flat-earthers at the Daily News editorial board are bummed. Tom LaBonge has further burnished his bona fides for a 2009 mayoral run. And maybe, just maybe, within a decade or two, Angelenos will be able to take...
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    The MTA board voted last week to take a very tentative step towards possibly considering that they may want to build a Red Line extension sometime in the not very near future. Transit advocates are stoked. The flat-earthers at the Daily News editorial board are bummed. Tom LaBonge has further burnished his bona fides for a 2009 mayoral run. And maybe, just maybe, within a decade or two, Angelenos will be able to take...
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    What do City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and the city of Beverly Hills have in common? Well, yes, they all think Jamie Foxx is a shoo-in for Best Actor (and who doesn't?), but they're also all in favor of extending the Red Line subway westward along Wilshire, all they way out to Santa Monica. This astounding consensus, which Councilmember LaBonge has tirelessly worked to build, didn't carry much weight for the...
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    What do City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and the city of Beverly Hills have in common? Well, yes, they all think Jamie Foxx is a shoo-in for Best Actor (and who doesn't?), but they're also all in favor of extending the Red Line subway westward along Wilshire, all they way out to Santa Monica. This astounding consensus, which Councilmember LaBonge has tirelessly worked to build, didn't carry much weight for the...
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    Last week's tragic loss of life on the Metrolink system has, perhaps inevitably, led to a discussion of whether the cost/benefit ratio of LA's commuter train service justifies the huge taxpayer subsidies needed to keep the trains rolling. Approximately 40,000 riders board Metrolink trains on any given day, but the rail line, like almost all transit systems, comes nowhere close to paying for itself. As the Los Angeles Daily News reports: "The average fare...
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    Last week's tragic loss of life on the Metrolink system has, perhaps inevitably, led to a discussion of whether the cost/benefit ratio of LA's commuter train service justifies the huge taxpayer subsidies needed to keep the trains rolling. Approximately 40,000 riders board Metrolink trains on any given day, but the rail line, like almost all transit systems, comes nowhere close to paying for itself. As the Los Angeles Daily News reports: "The average fare...
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    Angelenos who do not suffer from an eating disorder (or who lack access to a skilled liposuctionist) and are subsequently trying to shed the subcutaneous remnants of a month's worth of rich holiday foods now have a new ally in the battle of the bulge: the MTA. Yes, your friendly local transit agency wants to help you become more fit by, you guessed it, encouraging you to forego driving in favor of of commuting...
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    Angelenos who do not suffer from an eating disorder (or who lack access to a skilled liposuctionist) and are subsequently trying to shed the subcutaneous remnants of a month's worth of rich holiday foods now have a new ally in the battle of the bulge: the MTA. Yes, your friendly local transit agency wants to help you become more fit by, you guessed it, encouraging you to forego driving in favor of of commuting...
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    Spending the holidays in Northeast Ohio is, in a very real sense, like spending time in a different world than LA. It's quiet. Peaceful. Rustic. Cold. Very cold. And very interesting, especially to an outsider who has spent the better part of a year fixated on Ohio's role in the late Presidential campaign. Now, Ohioans don't march around in lock-step, thumping bibles to the beat of Toby Keith songs. Conversations with their fellow citizens...
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    Spending the holidays in Northeast Ohio is, in a very real sense, like spending time in a different world than LA. It's quiet. Peaceful. Rustic. Cold. Very cold. And very interesting, especially to an outsider who has spent the better part of a year fixated on Ohio's role in the late Presidential campaign. Now, Ohioans don't march around in lock-step, thumping bibles to the beat of Toby Keith songs. Conversations with their fellow citizens...

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