Dept. of Academy Awards
— Ed Begley, Jr. (@edbegleyjr) March 4, 2018
Dept. of Sportsing: Impressive. LAFC won its first-ever Major League Soccer match, knocking off the defending Western Conference champs, the Seattle Sounders. LAFC’s home opener at their new stadium — in Exposition Park and a short stroll from the Expo Line — is against the Sounders on April 29.
These will age well.
— LAFC (@LAFC) March 5, 2018
Art of Transit
— Sarah McMinimy (@s_mcminimy) March 4, 2018
Dept. of Snowy Mountains
— Tamara Berg (@KCRAtberg) March 4, 2018
Good photo essay by Luis Sinco on the number of homeless living in motor homes parked around L.A. County.
Unlike 4G service, 5G requires equipment in a lot of places. Excerpt:
The companies, like Verizon Communications and AT&T, say that the equipment will be safe and unobtrusive, and that it is needed to support future applications like driverless cars. Dotting them throughout neighborhoods is necessary for full coverage, they say, because the new 5G signals do not travel as far as the radio frequencies now in use.
The NYT says there are about 300,000 in the U.S. currently and that new 5G service will expand that by the hundreds of thousands or millions because the equipment needs to be about 500 feet apart. Hmm.
The units cost $1,400 to $2,400 a month and are 130- to 220-square feet. Bathrooms are shared but furnishings, wifi and utilities are included. Woohoo! Apartments in S.F. are typically $3,000 and up. We’ll see if housing-challenged L.A. gets dorms, too.
2018 Will Be the Year You Join the Electric Car Bandwagon (Wired)
I think a lot of people — including me — want to see more electric cars out there but I’m not convinced they’re really affordable to the masses yet.
Question for readers: when EVs get more popular and widespread, what happens to the price of gas for those still driving gas-powered cars or hybrids?
Not really news. The story was written from a press release by the firm that burped out the study.
In case you didn’t already know, LAX isn’t the easiest airport to reach from the downtown L.A. core via transit. You can either do the Blue Line to Green Line to free airport shuttle or take the subway to Union Station and board the FlyAway bus.
We’re working to make things easier. The Crenshaw/LAX Line is scheduled to open in fall 2019 and a station will later be added to that project at Aviation and 96th where passengers can board the new (and free) LAX people mover to the airport terminals.
From 7th/Metro that should be a ride that takes under an hour with transfers and will cost $1.75.
Trucks are bigger and heavier and about 170 a day have to detour around the older bridges over the American River. Caltrans officials hope to use funds from SB 1 to fund similar projects around the state.
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