January 8, 2011 |
Construction is set to begin this month on a $95-million development in Santa Monica where a local biotech company will manufacture antibodies to fight cancer. The project, which received city approval this week, allows a consolidation and expansion of operations for Agensys Inc. The Santa Monica firm researches and develops new cancer therapies, some of which are in clinical trials. Agensys will consolidate its office, research, laboratory and manufacturing space in the development at 1800 Stewart St. on land leased from the city.
September 9, 2006
Re "In L.A., Desire of Some Is Named Streetcar," Sept. 5 The main differences between the effective but confusing DASH bus system and a trolley are the legibility and fixity of the trolley line and the fun riding experience of being on a special vehicle rather than a utilitarian bus. Why not: Paint a continuous dotted line of circles, each about a foot in diameter, on the street with a big spot at each stop. Call it DOT -- Downtown Omnibus Transport. Use modern vehicles, with electric power and rubber tires.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2004 |
More than 40 years after the last Pacific Electric Red Car clanged to a stop in Los Angeles, city leaders are weighing a proposal to resurrect the trolley system with a five-mile loop that would connect downtown landmarks from Chinatown to Staples Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2004 |
Residents of Los Angeles' oldest suburb say they know how to steer their forgotten neighborhood back on track. They want to resurrect a trolley line that for 60 years carried passengers between Angelino Heights and downtown. Service on the Angelino-Crown Hill Line lurched to a halt in 1946 after Los Angeles Railway Corp. was sold to a consortium of automobile, truck and tire companies and oil firms that replaced its trademark Yellow Car electric-powered trolleys with buses.
November 5, 2002 |
The lights are going on again at the Pacific Electric Building in Los Angeles, the former home of Henry E. Huntington's storied trolley line that served Southern California for more than half a century with its signature red cars made of wood and steel. The massive brick building at 6th and Main streets has been mostly dark since 1989, when its former owner, Southern Pacific Transportation Co., moved out.
June 2, 2002 |
Can't stand the music in the car next to yours? Picture this: the teenage Buddy Collette and Charles Mingus jamming together while riding downtown from Watts during the '30s on L.A.'s bygone Red Car trolley line. Along with serving as a rhythm section for budding jazz legends, the Red Car's woody squeaks, bells and clacking steel embodied on-the-move Los Angeles for decades--and now there are signs of a Red Car revival.