April 2, 2014
Re "Nightmare scenario?," March 29 Metro's plans to tear up parts of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards, along with surrounding streets, will cause extraordinary around-the-clock disruption to countless residents and drivers. Imagine intersections at Fairfax Avenue, La Cienega Boulevard and Beverly Drive obstructed for months on end. I served on a volunteer citizens committee years ago to analyze the Westside extension project. Metro representatives met with us numerous times to promote the project.
March 21, 2014 |
Thailand's constitutional court Friday nullified the Feb. 2 election won by supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra amid an opposition boycott, prolonging the country's 4-month-old political crisis and threatening a deeper toll on its tourism-dependent economy. Opposition supporters celebrated the 6-3 court ruling that said the vote was invalid because not all polls were open to receive voters on the same day. Antigovernment protesters had blocked registration in 28 constituencies, forcing election workers to delay voting at the affected polls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 |
It's poor form to complain about rain, even a whole lot of it, when you really need it. So Southern California will just have to grin and bear it beginning Wednesday night when the first of two major storms move into the region. The storms are expected to deliver the largest rainfall since the spring of 2011. It comes as Southern California and most of the state struggles through a historically dry stretch. Last year was the driest calendar year in L.A.'s recorded history. Since the beginning of the rain year in July, only 1.2 inches of rain have fallen in downtown L.A. Now it's going to rain -- a lot -- with possibly more than four inches pouring down in some valley and foothill areas as a result of the second storm.
February 12, 2014 |
DURHAM, N.C. - A crippling winter storm had much of the Deep South caked in a dangerous armor of ice and snow Wednesday evening, leaving motorists trapped in snowy traffic gridlock, forcing thousands of flight cancellations and cutting power to hundreds of thousands. In North Carolina, sections of five major interstate highways were gridlocked, and motorists were abandoning their cars - scenes that appeared to repeat the traffic debacle that gripped Atlanta last week when thousands of cars were left on snow-slick roads.
January 31, 2014
Re "Lament of an 'urban villager,'" Opinion, Jan. 26 Santa Monica resident Bruce R. Feldman was spot on in his assessment of the potential unintended consequences, including overcrowded road conditions, if Pasadena narrows Colorado Boulevard, the main drag through Old Town. My family and I have lived in the San Gabriel Valley for 17-plus years, and we frequently shopped, dined and attended movies, plays or concerts in Old Town. We watched in dismay and bewilderment as Pasadena approved several building projects that have resulted in a dramatic density increase near Old Town.
January 30, 2014 |
Light snow was falling when Samantha Avers left Duluth, a northwest Atlanta suburb, on Tuesday afternoon. She figured she would be home quickly, for it was only a 30- to 45-minute drive. Twenty-two hours later, Avers, an account manager who had just moved to balmy Atlanta from northern Virginia, wearily parked in her Smyrna neighborhood Wednesday morning. She had been stranded in hellish snowstorm traffic, napped in her car in the middle of a freeway, eaten fruit from her Superman lunch box, watched "Private Practice" on her iPad and drank a gas station beer from a coffee cup. Hers was just one of the horror stories from the great Atlanta snow-out of 2014.