Accident on Gold Line: Collision between train and auto near Glenarm. Auto overturned and blocking both tracks. Emergency response personnel notified and responding. Southbound trains turning back from Del Mar and northbound trains turning back at Mission. Bus bridge to ferry riders between stations is forming. Update to follow.
Channel 7’s two-part series on great budget dining on the Eastside was bumped to accommodate rain news this morning. It has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, Jan. 26, but we’ll keep you posted. If it rains all week, as predicted, who knows what the news will bring?
Hungry? You will be after watching Channel 7 KABC-TV reporter Alysha Del Valle’s two-part series on great budget dining on the Eastside, using the Gold Line as her chauffeur. The first part runs on Tuesday (Jan. 19) and the second a week later on Tuesday (Jan. 26) at about 6:40 a.m. [continue reading]
Move over “Avatar,” “The Road” and “The Book of Eli.” When it comes to contemplating the demise of civilization, L.A. transit is way ahead of you with a subway plan including stations that double as fallout shelters. L.A’s 1961 New Proposed Backbone Route Plan, which outlined elevated rail from El Monte to [continue reading]
Almost overlooked because of the holidays was the 108th birthday last Thursday for Angels Flight, the tiny cable railway opened in 1901 to shuttle passengers from L.A.’s central business district up the steep hill to the posh Bunker Hill residences above. Angels Flight ferried riders between Third and Hill and [continue reading]
Metro is again partnering with Southland firefighters and ABC7 to stuff a bus — or maybe two or three — with toys for deserving children. Just drop off new unwrapped toys or sports equipment at the Metro bus parked at Gateway Plaza Center, 21949 Ventura Blvd. (the corner of Ventura [continue reading]
Did you know that Wilshire Boulevard is the only street in Los Angeles to have surface-level rail banned from operating on it (although not under it) between MacArthur Park and Beverly Hills? Early 20th Century elites who built their mansions near the boulevard may have been LA’s first “NIMFYs” (Not in My [continue reading]
Downtown Los Angeles sees its second ice rink of the season open this evening at L.A. Live. Who knew that the city was so starved for ice skating? There’s also another outdoor rink less than a mile away at Pershing Square. The debut of the ice rink tonight is part [continue reading]
Don’t hit the streets looking for regular bus and train service tomorrow, Nov. 26 — Metro is running on a holiday schedule all day Thursday. Regular weekday service resumes on Friday. Here’s a link to the timetables page on the Metro website — holiday hours are marked on the schedules.
Long holiday weekends can be boring … although not usually. But if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, Metro has a discount agreement with MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art). It’s a two-for-one admission deal to all three of MOCA’s locations. MOCA Grand Avenue is just two blocks [continue reading]