CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 |
The Mulholland Drive Bridge, whose two-phased demolitions in 2011 and 2012 sparked fears of terrible traffic gridlocks widely known as “Carmageddon,” reopened Wednesday morning. County and state transportation officials removed the traffic cones from the bridge over Interstate 405 at 6 a.m. Officials planned to mark the occasion with an official announcement by the bridge at noon. The conference will include a parade of construction, law enforcement and classic cars crossing the iconic bridge.
June 17, 2013 |
A federal report looking at trends in population growth, travel patterns and land use and their impact on the environment is predictably sobering. With the U.S. population expected to grow 42% from 2010 to 2050, the report from the federal Environmental Protection Agency offers a glimpse into the crowded world we're in now and how planners of the future might make decisions with less environmental harm. Among the findings of the current situation: imperiled water supply with at least 850,000 acres of lakes, reservoirs, and ponds and 50,000 miles of rivers and streams soiled by stormwater runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2012 |
When Sheyenne Reyes was growing up in Riverside she could always find a seat on the public bus. Reyes is 21 now, and while waiting for the Route 1 line to take her to work last week, the college student lamented that these days the bus often "gets too crowded to the point where some people have to stand up - they stumble a little bit" as the bus rushes from one stop to another. Standing nearby with his wife and infant daughter, 24-year-old Trayvor Chandlis said that he's looking for work and that his family rides the bus because of high gas prices.
November 1, 2012 |
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a transportation emergency Wednesday night, giving New York City the go-ahead to waive fares on the city's buses, subways and rail lines through Friday. An estimated 330 buses will move Brooklyn residents through the city, which Metropolitan Transportation Authority chief Joseph Lhota called a “flotilla of buses,” and half the city's subway lines will begin limited operation along with limited rail service. It will all be slower, more complicated and more crowded at first, but these are just the first steps, Cuomo and Lhota said at a news conference Wednesday night.
September 9, 2012
The effort to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles is fast approaching its final hearings, as the city's Planning Commission turns to the issue this week and the City Council prepares to take it up by the end of the month. Those approvals, if granted, will allow Anschutz Entertainment Group to move to the next step: attempting to secure at least one football team and, after that, to begin construction on the property that is today one wing of the city's much-maligned Convention Center.
August 16, 2012 |
Google updated its Android Google Maps app this week with new features, but the most noticeable change is a new icon for the app. The new icon, which you can see in the picture above, shows the Google "g" subtly added on top of a map that also includes the iconic Google Maps pin. Previously the icon only showed a blue dot on top of a bland map (you can see the old icon here ). The icon is not only cleaner and more attractive, it pushes the Google brand more. Besides the new look, the app also has some cool new features.