News:

Council OKs plan to ease Sepulveda tunnel traffic
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-reverse18oct18,1,6811219.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=7&cset=true

Elevated extension of 57 Freeway is ‘feasible,’ report says (I missed this one yesterday)
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-octa16oct16,1,4270458.story?coll=la-news-environment&ctrack=8&cset=true

Pulled over? Skip the line; cops have heard it all before
http://www.dailynews.com/transportation/ci_7208474

2 men plead not guilty in deadly road-rage crash in LA
http://www.ocregister.com/news/barnes-ayon-arif-1896482-sister-three

Jet vs. Vette
http://www.grist.org/advice/ask/2007/10/17/index.html

Editorials:
Weiss helps reject free parking plan
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_7207760

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Hymon, Second from the Left, Joins Sue Doyle in Talking to Richard Katz and Asm. Feuer Does anyone really need me to write an introduction for an interview with Steve Hymon? If so, I’ll be brief. He’s the transportation writer for the Los Angeles Times, making him one of the five most read transportation writers […]

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