The Week in Livable Streets Events

The devastating local impact of fracking might be one of the most important, and least discussed, major environmental issues in Southern California.  Sahra Sulaiman covered a recent meeting between Baldwin Hills residents and the government agency allegedly overseeing the fracking going on in local oil fields.  To say she was dissapointed and concerned is an understatement.  There are two local events on fracking this week.  If you live in or near Culver City or Long Beach, pay attention.

  • Tuesday – The first of the two fracking meetings will be in Culver City.  The Department and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) will be on hand to listen to concerns and take recommendations. Get the meeting details, here.
  • Wednesday – The Livable Streets event of the week is the Move L.A., “L.A.’s Got Mojo” fundraiser tomorrow night.  It sounds like fun, and a good chance to network with a bunch of member of the Metro Board of Directors who will be in attendance.  Get the event information, here.
  • Wednesday – The opposite of a Move L.A. fundraiser is probably a public meeting about fracking.  DOGGR takes its show down the 405 to Long Beach.  Get the event information, here.
  • Sunday – What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a bike ride with the East Side Riders on a ten mile tour of Watts?  Event information is here.
  • Sunday – CICLE sponsors a class on traffic safety and basics for riders that know their way around a bike but might not be comfortable on the street.  Get the details, here.

A short list this week probably means I missed something.  Let me know at damien at streetsblog dot org.


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