Today’s Headlines

  • Metro Eliminating Nine Bus Lines (Daily Breeze)
  • Yglessias Provides a Defense of Transit “Boondoggles” and Praises 30/10 (Neon Tommy)
  • A Federal Return to “1950’s Funding Priorities” Would Be Disaster for CA Transit (CP&DR)
  • Citing the L.A. Experience, San Jose Ends Bike Licensing (Mercury-News)
  • You Know What L.A. Really Needs?  A Soccer Stadium.  (Curbed)
  • Big Improvements Planned for 4th Street in the Coming Weeks (LADOT Bike Blog)
  • Nissan Leaf Gets 99 Miles Per Hour gallon equivalent. Streetsblog racetrack speed test pending. -CR (Daily News)
  • Pico-Union Getting Better Bike Parking (LACBC Blog)
  • Meanwhile Metro Shuffles the Deck on Their Bike Leadership (The Source)
  • Remember That Band That Blocked the 101?  They Were Finally Charged Yesterday (LA Weekly)
  • When Gene Autrey’s Wife Kills Someone With Her Car, Media Calls it Right (LAT, Google)
  • But Don’t Worry, She Wasn’t Charged with Anything.  Just an “Accident” (Fox Sports)

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  • Erik G.

    Here’s what I’ll never, ever understand:

    A lady operating a two-ton machine kills a man walking near her two-ton machine.

    The two-ton machine is not immediately seized (impounded) and then examined for any defective or worn-out components.

    The lady is not taken to a controlled environment (i.e. the police station or a hospital but not the scene of the killing) and given a round of tests to determine if she is impaired in any way, be it from the ravages of time, the intake of intoxicants or from some condition that was not caught by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles when they certified the lady fit to operate said two-ton machine.

    (In fact, she may have been able to drive home in said two-ton machine if it was “drivable”.)

    But the dead victim gets his liver dissected!

    Huh?

    (BTW, where I wrote “two-ton machine” above, substitute a word like “bat”, “gun”, “club”, “Bowling Ball”, “Radio-active material”, “Flaming vat of tar”, etc. and tell me how the authorities would then react.)

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