Cartoon Tuesday: Mode Switch

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This number from cartoonist Bob Lafay makes a good companion to last week’s news that some bike models are in short supply throughout New York City, perhaps reflecting the effect of gas prices on manufacturers’ inventories. The panic subsides once you start pedaling.

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Weekend Clips

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Times Shocker Story! Freeways=pollution=lung damage (Times) Times Reporter Slams Hizzoner for Recycling News on Right-To-Turn-Left (Times) Despite Worsening Gridlock, Ventura Boulevard Plan Promotes More Commercial Development (Times) Complete Streets a Nationwide Phenomenon (New Urban News) Daily News Salutes Sprawl Commuters (Daily News) Metro Adds Two New Lines (Downtown News) Times Readers Join "Something for Nothing" […]

Reading the Newspapers So You Don’t Have To

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Story of the DayOfficial pushes for L.A. toll laneshttp://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-congestion26oct26,1,7915096.story?coll=la-headlines-california NewsMany Views Aired at Expo Line Meetinghttp://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=6506 State air regulators adopt new global warming regulationshttp://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/oct/26/state-air-regulators-adopt-new-global-warming/ Unpaid fares may cost MTA millionshttp://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-evade26oct26,1,5546373.story?coll=la-headlines-california 5% are riding the MTA rails for freehttp://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/10813351.html Costco to bring parking in bulk?http://origin.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7283253 Funding keeps high-speed rail project alivehttp://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-rail25oct25,1,4532603.story?coll=la-news-environment The downside of upscale growthhttp://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=18384 […]

Today’s Headlines

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Another Snoreageddon (LAT, LAT, Daily News) It’s Over, If You Didn’t Notice (LAT, Daily News) Cars Take the Streets in West L.A., There Were Backups, As There Are Every Saturday (Daily News) As Cars Stumble and Bikes Rise (Daily News) Un-Documented Immigrants Can Get […]

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NewsExpo Line gets second lookhttp://www.smdp.com/article/articles/4309/1/Not-so-fast/Page1.html/print/4309 Locals want red light on Expohttp://media.www.dailytrojan.com/media/storage/paper679/news/2007/10/30/News/Locals.Want.Red.Light.On.Expo-3064948.shtml Hillside residents adapting slowly to red flag parking restrictionshttp://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-firepark30oct30,1,6810363.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california Feds oppose new truck planhttp://origin.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7316900 UC top green public systemhttp://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/2007/oct/30/uc-top-green-public-system/

Reading the News, So You Don’t Have To

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Greuel Wants Transportation Plan, LaBonge Wants Parcel Tax to Pay for It (Daily News, CBS2, KNX 1070) Editorial: All Communities Need to Pitch In for Gold Line (Pasadena Star News) Rosendahl Wants Slow Growth in District (Palisades Post) One Way to "Beat" Congestion Pricing: Fake Plates (WCBS, New York) City Watch Calls Managed Parking a […]

Today’s Headlines

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L.A. City: $1B+ On Sidewalk Repair To Settle Disabled Access Lawsuit (LAT) Metro Circulates New Draft Parking Ordinance (The Source) New Bike Parking in DTLA’s Chinatown (Flying Pigeon) L.A. Approves Trying Out New Parking Signs (Annenberg TV News) FAA Debuts Helicopter Noise Reporting System (Glendale News Press) New Papermate Site Plan: Pretty Bad (Santa Monica […]