Metro is pleased to announce the launch of Personalized Drone Service to Dodger games for those who are above taking the express bus. Drones will pick up individuals at any location in Los Angeles County and then deposit them within 200 feet of their seat at the ballpark. Only one-way fares will be available at this time…hope you had a lovely Sunday, April the one.
As news stories predicted last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to roll back fuel mileage standards designed to make vehicles far more efficient by 2025. The standards were set under President Barack Obama.
In addition, the EPA said it would try to revoke California’s ability to set its own stricter standards — something the state does to help improve air quality.
Nothing will likely happen soon and the matter will almost certainly be resolved in court. “This cynical and meretricious abuse of power will poison our air and jeopardize the health of all Americans,” said Gov. Jerry Brown in a statement.
The company said the driver, Wei Huang, 38, a software engineer for Apple, had received several visual and audible warnings to put his hands back on the steering wheel but had failed to do so, even though his Model X S.U.V. had the modified version of the software. His hands were not detected on the wheel for six seconds before his Model X slammed into a concrete divider near the junction of Highway 101 and 85 in Mountain View, and neither Mr. Huang nor the Autopilot activated the brakes before the crash.
As the article notes, three people have died with autopilot engaged on Teslas. The NTSB is investigating the latest crash, which occurred March 23 in the Bay Area.
The bill that would allow much more housing to be built near frequent transit lines across California keeps getting more attention. In this op-ed, Mark Vallianatos writes that many single-family neighborhoods once hosted all types of buildings. Excerpt:
There are plenty of neighborhoods that prove him wrong. I love walking around my community in Northeast L.A. and seeing the mix of duplexes, bungalow courts, single-family houses, dingbat apartments and townhome-style small-lot subdivisions. Not to mention it’s hard to take aesthetic complaints about taller buildings or boxy apartments seriously when so many Angelenos are living in tents, under tarps or in literal cardboard boxes.
But the most cringe-worthy aspect of the “community character” argument is the fact that single-family-only rules are a legacy of racist exclusionary zoning.
That’s a good point I haven’t seen made in the debate over the bill. Still, rezoning single family neighborhoods will likely be a tall political task given that homeowners are protective of their properties, which in many cases is their nest egg. Stay tuned.
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