Introducing Today’s Guest Writer: Angela Serratore

10_5_09_waiting.jpgWaiting for the bus.

I thought today we’d try something a little different.  There are a lot of issues related to the transportation and the quest to make Los Angeles’ streets more livable, sustainable and environmentally friendly.  Unfortunately, I sometimes neglect some of those related issues when racing to the next "breaking news" story.  One of the major issues that doesn’t get a lot of ink here is historic preservation.

Today’s writer, Angela Serratore, is a freelance writer focusing
on urban historic preservation and related issues.  After four years in
Western Massachusetts and one in the District of Columbia, she returned
to her ancestral homeland of Sherman Oaks to apply to graduate school
and pester her elected officials about pedestrian-unsafe intersections.
Her favorite Los Angeles transit resource is the DASH, and willingly admits that she does not
know how to ride a bicycle.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Meet Our New Teammates : Melanie Curry and Joe Linton

|
As anyone that follows us on Facebook already knows, Streetsblog Los Angeles has two “new hires” starting on February 1 that will dramatically change the way our publication works and what we will be able to cover. I am pleased to announce that Melanie Curry and Joe Linton will be joining Sahra and myself as […]
Just last week, a car jumped the sidewalk and slammed into a restaurant in the Westlake community. Image and more via KTLA : https://ktla.com/news/local-news/something-out-of-the-movies-car-flies-into-westlake-tommys-sending-driver-to-hospital-and-damaging-multiple-parked-cars/

Supervisors Take Second Step to Reduce Speed Limits on Unincorporated LA County Streets

|
Today's motion, introduced by both Solis and Supervisor Janice Hahn, seeks to create a program similar to the city's for Los Angeles County. It calls on the Department of Public Works and County Council to write any ordinances the Supervisors would need to change speed limits under A.B. 43 and for Public Works and the Department of Public Health to identify streets where the county can and should lower speed limits.

Why I Am Voting for Wendy Greuel

|
(Note: To help Streetsblog readers decide how best to cast their vote in the election, we asked two regular writers not on staff to write their recommendations in the election. Today, Founding Board Member Emeritus and our 2011 Streetsie Writer of the Year Dana Gabbard writes about his decision to back Wendy Greuel. Tomorrow, current Board Member […]