Today’s Headlines

Featured Headlines: If you just read the news yesterday morning, you might think there was a tidal wave brewing against the Downtown Stadium proposal and AEG’s lobbying effort to have the CEQA Law bended to prevent lengthy legal challenges to the environmental review.  LA Weekly published a particularly powerful take down of the Stadium and the legislative proposal.  The Daily News also takes issue with the legislation.
Regardless, by the end of the day the Assembly had passed legislation that did just that in exchange for the promise that the now-difficult-to-challenge environmental documents show that Farmer’s Field will have more people arrive to the stadium by transit than any other football stadium in the country.  L.A. and the legislature is either getting bamboozled, or we’re going to see a heck of a transportation plan.  I hope it’s the latter.  I suspect it’s the former.
  • Gov. Vetoes Increased Fines for Distracted Drivers on Their Phones (LAist)
  • Mayor’s Race: Eric Jumps In (Daily News)
  • Subway Facts and History Q and A (The Source)
  • Why Isn’t There a Red Line Station at the Hollywood Bowl? (The Source)
  • Bulk of HSR Costs Could Fall to State (LAT)
  • If It Can Happen to Reese…(E! Online)
  • Seattle Gains Notoriety for Hazards to Cyclists (Seattle Times)
  • Tom Vanderbilt: Drivers Who Begrudge Sadik-Khan Don’t Know What’s Good for Them (Observer)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill