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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
The federal government Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a $490.7-million grant to fund an extension of the light rail Gold Line to East Los Angeles. The move, which was expected, will allow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to hire a contractor to build the line, which will run from Union Station through Little Tokyo and Boyle Heights, ending at Pomona and Atlantic boulevards. Congress still needs to approve the funds for the six-mile line, which is to open in 2009.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2003 | Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
The much anticipated Gold Line light railway connecting Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles will open July 26, pending safety approval, officials said Wednesday. Roger Snoble, chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said a dedication ceremony will be held July 25, with train service opening to the public the following day, a Saturday. The MTA had long said it would open the railway on July 1, but pulled back on that promise in recent months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2008 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
On the far eastern side of Pasadena, the Gold Line tracks run in the middle of the 210 Freeway and then, at Madre Street, they just stop. The old rail right of way continues up the middle of the freeway and extends across the width of the Valley, roughly paralleling the 210. Hardly any freight trains use the corridor, and it's been decades since passengers rode those rails. Public officials from across the San Gabriel Valley are hoping to change that soon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2008 | Steve Hymon, Hymon is a Times staff writer.
Attendees at Thursday's board meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority got a treat: a public spat between Los Angeles County Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky that ended when Yaroslavsky walked out. His exit came after he had earlier described Molina's words as "selfish nonsense." At the root of the dispute were two items: rail safety and Measure R, the proposal to raise the sales tax by half a cent in Los Angeles County to pay for transit and freeway projects.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2009 | Christopher Hawthorne ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
It would be tough to overstate the level of cynicism that exists in certain corners of the Los Angeles establishment about the future of mass transit in Southern California. For many power brokers and longtime observers of the political scene, disparaging the chances of the region ever putting together a comprehensive transit system is some combination of rhetorical tic and parlor game. In fact, the progress we've already made on a subway and light-rail network -- full of delays and misjudgments as it has been -- is remaking the physical and psychological terrain of Los Angeles in some profound ways.
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November 14, 2007 | Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
It would be tough to overstate the level of cynicism that exists in certain corners of the Los Angeles establishment about the future of mass transit in Southern California. For many power brokers and longtime observers of the political scene, disparaging the chances of the region ever putting together a comprehensive transit system is some combination of rhetorical tic and parlor game.   In fact, the progress we've already made on a subway and light-rail network -- full of delays and misjudgments as it has been -- is remaking the physical and psychological terrain of Los Angeles in some profound ways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2011 | By Dan Weikel and Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes and two other elected officials have resigned from the board of the Gold Line light-rail project in the wake of a conflict-of-interest complaint sent to the state attorney general. In addition to Reyes, two alternates — Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz and South Pasadena Councilman Michael Cacciotti — have stepped down from the Metro Gold Line Foothill Construction Authority that oversees the San Gabriel Valley project. Reyes, who has denied any impropriety, left the board last month along with Lutz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2010 | By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
An unsavory chapter of local history was closed Saturday with the dedication of a memorial wall and meditation garden to honor the Chinese laborers and others whose forgotten graves were excavated during construction of the Metro Gold Line's Eastside extension. The somber ceremony included a traditional Chinese blessing and multifaith prayers for the recently reinterred remains of people who had been buried in a potter's field adjacent to Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights. After years of sometimes tense negotiations involving the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Los Angeles County, the remains were moved to a burial site in the cemetery near an existing Chinese shrine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2003 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Plans are underway to develop new housing and retail space in Chinatown -- in a possible collaboration with former Los Angeles Laker Earvin "Magic" Johnson. "What we have done is lay the foundation for what will be an exciting mixed-use project," said Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes, whose district includes Chinatown. "This addresses a high priority in Chinatown."
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