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October 6, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
Organizers of Sunday's CicLAvia festival estimated that more than 100,000 people turned out to bike, walk, run and roller-skate along 7 ½ miles of downtown streets that were closed to cars for the event. No major incidents or injuries were reported, though because of temperatures reaching the low 90s and because of low humidity, organizers had to remind people to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Sunday's car-free event, dubbed Heart of LA, was the third this year and the eighth since CicLAvia began in 2010 in downtown Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | Adolfo Flores and Garrett Therolf
Eric Dietrich has finished the Boston Marathon and rowed the Charles River. But the Echo Park resident's favorite event is the popular CicLAvia festival. He's never missed one, pumping his wheelchair with arms through each route. On Sunday, Dietrich joined thousands of Angelenos in participating in the ninth edition of the event, which promotes health and a clean environment by encouraging people to abandon their cars for the day in favor of bicycles and other modes of non-polluting transportation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014 | By Garrett Therolf
Tens of thousands of cyclists and pedestrians are expected to converge on a 6.3-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard on Sunday for the city's ninth CicLAvia.  The route from One Wilshire in downtown Los Angeles to the Miracle Mile area west of Hauser Boulevard will be closed to motorists for the free event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Robert Gard, a spokesman for the event, said that the route may get congested near downtown and along Museum Row,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2014 | By Carlos Lozano
The idea is to get Angelenos to abandon their cars for the day in favor of bicycles, skates and walking shoes. On Sunday, tens of thousands of area residents are expected to participate in the ninth edition of the popular CicLAvia festival that will turn a six-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard into a car-free zone. The route from One Wilshire in downtown Los Angeles to the Miracle Mile-area west of Hauser Boulevard will be closed to motorists for the free event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Planners have arranged for food trucks along the route.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2014 | By Carlos Lozano
The idea is to get Angelenos to abandon their cars for the day in favor of bicycles, skates and walking shoes. On Sunday, tens of thousands of area residents are expected to participate in the ninth edition of the popular CicLAvia festival that will turn a six-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard into a car-free zone. The route from One Wilshire in downtown Los Angeles to the Miracle Mile-area west of Hauser Boulevard will be closed to motorists for the free event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Planners have arranged for food trucks along the route.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Organizers of the car-free CicLAvia event proclaimed the latest outing a success. Thousands of people took to the street Sunday on bicycles, skateboards, and on foot for the event, which spanned six miles of Wilshire Boulevard, from downtown to the Miracle Mile area. Event spokesman Robert Gard said the event went smoothly, with no serious crashes or public safety incidents, and attendance appeared to be up "significantly" from the last time CicLAvia was held along the Wilshire route last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | Adolfo Flores and Garrett Therolf
Eric Dietrich has finished the Boston Marathon and rowed the Charles River. But the Echo Park resident's favorite event is the popular CicLAvia festival. He's never missed one, pumping his wheelchair with arms through each route. On Sunday, Dietrich joined thousands of Angelenos in participating in the ninth edition of the event, which promotes health and a clean environment by encouraging people to abandon their cars for the day in favor of bicycles and other modes of non-polluting transportation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2013 | Emily Foxhall and Hailey Branson-Potts
Quincy and Monica Jeffries had never seen Wilshire Boulevard so quiet. They smiled up at the blue-green facade of the Wiltern theater. "You just drive by, and you don't recognize all the beautiful buildings," Monica Jeffries, 40, said. The couple had traveled from Santa Clarita to participate in CicLAvia, which offered a rare opportunity to enjoy a car-free 6.3-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard, from downtown to the Miracle Mile area. The Jeffrieses rode Trikkes -- three-wheeled, scooter-like vehicles with no motors or pedals.
NEWS
January 30, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty years ago Saturday, Communist forces launched a predawn attack that would change the course of the Vietnam War. The magnitude of the Tet Offensive reached a stunned U.S. officialdom with five simple words: "Sir," said the Marine guard who awoke Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker at 3 a.m., "Saigon is under attack." From the DMZ to the Mekong Delta, hell broke loose on the Lunar New Year, with heavy fighting engulfing 100 of South Vietnam's provincial and district capitals.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2006 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to counter the White House's depiction of its Middle East policies as crucial to the prevention of terrorist attacks at home, 21 former generals, diplomats and national security officials will release an open letter tomorrow arguing that the administration's "hard line" has actually undermined U.S. security. The letter comes as President Bush has made a series of appearances and statements, including a visit Tuesday to the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Va.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Organizers of the car-free CicLAvia event proclaimed the latest outing a success. Thousands of people took to the street Sunday on bicycles, skateboards, and on foot for the event, which spanned six miles of Wilshire Boulevard, from downtown to the Miracle Mile area. Event spokesman Robert Gard said the event went smoothly, with no serious crashes or public safety incidents, and attendance appeared to be up "significantly" from the last time CicLAvia was held along the Wilshire route last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014 | By Garrett Therolf
Tens of thousands of cyclists and pedestrians are expected to converge on a 6.3-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard on Sunday for the city's ninth CicLAvia.  The route from One Wilshire in downtown Los Angeles to the Miracle Mile area west of Hauser Boulevard will be closed to motorists for the free event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Robert Gard, a spokesman for the event, said that the route may get congested near downtown and along Museum Row,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
Organizers of Sunday's CicLAvia festival estimated that more than 100,000 people turned out to bike, walk, run and roller-skate along 7 ½ miles of downtown streets that were closed to cars for the event. No major incidents or injuries were reported, though because of temperatures reaching the low 90s and because of low humidity, organizers had to remind people to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Sunday's car-free event, dubbed Heart of LA, was the third this year and the eighth since CicLAvia began in 2010 in downtown Los Angeles.
NEWS
March 23, 2003 | Judith Coburn, Judith Coburn, a journalist, has covered war and its effects on civilians in Indochina, Central America and the Middle East.
While the Pentagon trumpets its victorious race toward Baghdad, the death, starvation, disease and homelessness that war will inflict on Iraqi civilians goes unmentioned. In the rush to war, the Bush administration's plans for the impending humanitarian crisis are too little, too late. A recent confidential U.N. planning report for humanitarian relief in a war-ravaged Iraq predicts that "the collapse of essential services in Iraq ...
WORLD
February 14, 2007 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
A central premise of the ambitious nuclear deal with North Korea announced here Tuesday is that Pyongyang will shutter and then permanently dismantle its nuclear weapons operations in exchange for fuel oil, humanitarian aid, diplomatic recognition and an end to economic sanctions.
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