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Kim Upton

Ride the ribbon

Cool news for bicyclists and bike rider wannabes who have thus far been too nervous — and rightly so — to ride in downtown Los Angeles. A six-foot-wide emerald green ribbon of bike lane is ready for its inaugural ride at 1 p.m. today. To celebrate the new safer street, [continue reading]

Life of pie

Trying to save time this holiday season? Here are a couple of suggestions for great pumpkin pie the easy way … via Metro. Sweet Lady Jane is a great place for pumpkin pie, coconut cake, whatever: 8360 Melrose Ave.; West Hollywood; (323) 653-7145. (Call ahead to check on pie availability.) [continue reading]

How do they do that?

How do they do that? is a new series for The Source that explores the technology that helps keep Metro running and passengers and other commuters moving. Some of it applies directly to the trains, buses and freeways and some of it runs in the background — invisible to nearly [continue reading]

Sipping the pho fantastic

Given the region’s rich Vietnamese community it’s logicial that there are hundreds (or is it thousands?) of places that serve the rice noodle soup called pho. Not surprisingly, there are a number of good places near Metro in or close to downtown L.A. If you’re in search of cheap meals, Vietnamese pho (pronounced fah) [continue reading]

Dining: Guisados Tacos

Editor’s note: This post first appeared on El Pasajero, Metro’s Spanish-language blog, and has been translated. Want a meal that’s a break from the ordinary but with great homemade flavor? Guisados Tacos in Boyle Heights, just steps from the Metro Local 68 stop at the corner of César Chavez Avenue [continue reading]