Happy 4th of July, See You on Thursday

I'll probably use pictures from the July 2008 Critical Mass for the rest of my life. Photo: ##http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexbct/2641370730/in/set-72157606000590070##AlexBCT/Flickr##

The Los Angeles Streetsblog team is taking tomorrow off, but we’ll be back on Thursday and Friday with our regular coverage.  I know Kris is working on a story on a recent Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council meeting, I’m working on an update to A.B. 904 which would eliminate parking minimums in certain situations and Gary and Sahra are working on updates in South L.A. and Santa Monica.

In addition to the July 4th holiday marking the signing of the Declaration of Independence, it also closely follows the end of the fiscal year for a lot of organizations including the Southern California Streets Initiative, the local co-publisher of Los Angeles Streetsblog.  To say that this year has been a success would be an understatement.  Our budget tripled, readership doubled, we produced the first Spanish Language Streetfilm and our coverage has gotten better with time.

At the end of the calendar year, it’s traditional to thank everyone who made the year possible.  As I finnished balancing the books yesterday, I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by the support that so many of you have given us.  In particular thank you to our fiscal sponsors, advertisers, and event patrons:

  • The California Endowment
  • The David Bohnett Foundation
  • OpenPlan
  • GEK Law
  • First Five California
  • The Robert Group
  • Bike Center
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Consensus Inc.
  • Los Angeles Eco-Village
  • Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
  • Earl’s Gourmet Grub
  • Joel Epstein and Karen Sarachik
  • Mark Gorton
  • Amanda Lipsey …

…and all the rest of our readers, volunteers, board members, donors, authors and everyone that made the last fiscal year such a great one.

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Photo: Alex C. Thompson Photography Friends, When I sat down with Aaron Naperstek and Mark Gorton nearly three years ago to discuss bringing Streetsblog to Los Angeles, we weren’t certain how it would work. Not only is Los Angeles a completely different beast than New York City, in so many ways, but Streetsblog isn’t your […]

Happy 4th of July. See you on Monday.

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The Los Angeles Streetsblog team is taking tomorrow off, but we’ll be back on Thursday and Friday with our regular coverage.  I know Kris is working on a story on a recent Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council meeting, I’m working on an update to A.B. 904 which would eliminate parking minimums in certain situations and Gary […]

July 4th Road Rage Crash Grabs Police and Media Attention

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Yesterday LAist broke the story, with graphic images, of a road rage-caused crash between two experienced cyclists and an emergency room doctor with a bid of a trigger temper.  Unlike past incidents, the mainstream media jumped on this story with graphic images making the story more “viewer friendly.”  KNBC and CBS2 both ran stories on […]