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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The 2nd Annual Alt Car Expo

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StreetHeat took its first field trip this weekend to the 2007 Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo in Santa Monica. While I was wowed by cars that get 100 miles per gallon and bikes that do some of the pedaling for you…what was most important for this blogger was a chance to start meeting some folks […]

Calling All Writers…LA Streetsblog Needs Your Help

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I’m going to be out of town from Thursday, October 9, until Tuesday October 14 and won’t have Internet access.  In the past, we’ve featured a series of opinion pieces and personal stories to help fill the gap in my absence.  Some of those stories have included a transportation engineer’s first trip to the Staples […]

Patience Is a Virtue

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Taken moments ago in the LA Streetsblog office and guest room. Today is sort of a perfect storm for me.  In addition to the regular writing and baby time, I’m being skyped in to meetings in New York and listening and "Live Tweeting" Metro.  I’ll get Today’s Headlines, syndicated stories, a wrap for yesterday’s bike […]

Five Mega-Projects that Will Transform La Brea

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Hollywood is changing. People traveling along La Brea Avenue have probably noticed there’s a lot of construction happening. Considering that the area has been stagnant for a while, new construction is immediately noticed by anyone familiar with the corridor. And it’s no wonder; many abandoned buildings, parking lots, and blighted areas have been neglected for […]