Reminder: Saturday Is the Last Streetsblog Party of 2010

2010 has been a heck of a year for Streetsblog, especially Los Angeles Streetsblog.  We could go through all the details again, but let’s suffice it to say that I’ve been blessed with the best readers in the world.

On Saturday, we’ll be hosting our last party of the year, or more accurately Joel Epstein is hosting a party, this Saturday night in Brentwood.  The reception is to help us pay the rest of our 2010 bills, but it’s also a chance to celebrate the year that was for Streetsblog and for all of Los Angeles.  The year started with the news that LADOT wouldn’t be able to staff the Bicycle Advisory Committee and that Ed Magos was run down in the street in a hit and run crash.  Magos’ story was an ongoing drama that ended last month with jail time for the driver.

In short, the start of the year was kind of ugly.

But now we’re at the end of the year.  30/10 has become a national story, and a national model, for transit expansion and, as we discussed on Thursday and Friday, things are finally starting to look better for cyclists.  It’s been a heck of a year, and we’ve been there to cover it all.

So join us on Saturday night, for a last chance to party with Streetsblog in 2010.  The full invitation is after the jump.

Please join Joel Epstein, Karen Sarachik, Damien Newton, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Darrell Clarke and the Board of Los Angeles Streetsblog (Committee in Formation) for a casual dinner reception in support of Los Angeles Streetsblog.

Saturday, December 18th, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Suggested contribution of $100 but even if you can’t donate please attend to hear about the good work Los Angeles Streetsblog is doing to keep Angelenos abreast of critical developments in public transportation, biking and public space in Los Angeles.

All donations are tax deductible.

RSVP: Damien Newton at: damien@streetsblog.org or (323) 774-8828.

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