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WORLD
October 22, 2011 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
There's the grown son bridging the distance with his alcoholic father, an old woman's girlhood memories of working in her grandfather's dumpling restaurant, a student's search for an inspiring former teacher. Like pages ripped from a diary, they're personal stories about love, loss and just coping with everyday life in this crowded and stressful society. But these private thoughts are presented in a public place: The short tales, signed by their authors, are part of a new storytelling program on Seoul's Metropolitan Subway System.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metrolink officials said Friday they plan to open a station in the eastern Santa Clarita Valley by the end of the year to serve Antelope Valley commuters traveling to the San Fernando Valley or downtown Los Angeles. The stop will be a temporary measure to bring Metrolink service closer to Antelope Valley commuters until the commuter train service is extended to Palmdale and Lancaster sometime in the next five years, Metrolink officials said.
NATIONAL
December 16, 2002 | Paul Lieberman, Times Staff Writer
Millions of commuters were making alternative plans to get to work or school today as the nation's largest mass transit system prepared for a strike for the first time in 22 years. Negotiations between New York officials and the 34,000-member transit workers union continued past a midnight EST deadline without a work stoppage after the union announced that enough progress had been made on noneconomic issues to "stop the clock."
BUSINESS
February 7, 2013 | By David Colker
Commuter traffic might be a nightmare, but it's not getting worse - yet. Automobile commuters in urban areas are delayed an average of about 38 hours a year in traffic congestion, according to a just-released report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. That average delay, according to the institute's annual Urban Mobility Report, has remained about the same for the last couple of years. Of course, that's not much solace to commuters. "The statistics do not include meetings you might miss, or having to replace the dashboard or padded steering wheel because of frustration we take out on our cars," said Bill Eisele, a senior research engineer with the institute who co-wrote the report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2011 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles escaped the dreaded "Carmageddon" gridlock that was expected to accompany the closure of the 405 Freeway last month, but residents and commuters high above the freeway on Mulholland Drive fear they are in for two years of motoring mayhem. With a handful of high-toned private schools preparing to resume classes this week, and the Mulholland Drive bridge half-demolished, traffic along the leafy hilltop will slow to a crawl, residents say. "You're putting thousands of students and cars onto one single road that's already overextended," said Nayssan Finer, president of the Bel-Air Knolls Property Owners Assn.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Eric Gsellmeier's shortest commute home this week began in downtown Manhattan at 4:30 p.m. and ended two hours and 20 minutes later in his three-bedroom Colonial home in Westwood, N.J., 27 miles to the north. It included a rattling subway ride, a 30-minute wait in an unmoving line in the Port Authority Bus Terminal and a halting, hourlong bus ride in the dark, where commuters squeezed up and down the aisles, some standing with hands pressed against overhead compartments for stability.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
One of Southern California's toughest commutes is about to get somewhat easier. Officials today will break ground on a $59.5-million project to widen the eastbound side of 91 Freeway with the hope of easing congestion for commuters along the heavily traveled stretch between Orange and Riverside counties. The section has long been considered one of the worst freeway bottlenecks in the nation, connecting bedroom communities in the Inland Empire to job centers in Orange and L.A. counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The small turboprop airplanes used by airlines to fly to smaller cities throughout the state may soon be banned from pulling up to the main gates at Los Angeles International Airport. Instead, the smaller airplanes will have to park at new facilities several hundred feet away from the terminals and passengers would be bused to and from the main building.
NEWS
February 19, 1995 | Emily Adams
AT THE EXHAUST-CHOKED CORNER OF Figueroa Street and Imperial Highway in South Los Angeles, a 16-year-old dreams of expanding her flower stand from one table to two. A few blocks away, a barber hopes for enough business to hire full-time help. The manager of a liquor store looks at a forgotten jar of pickled pigs' feet on her delicatessen shelves and yearns for the day the deli will again be filled with fresh food and eager customers. And Los Angeles city planners, after securing a site near Watts to develop an industrial park, see a lure for new business.
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