This Week: Metro Board, Wolfpack, Critical Mass, BRU Rallies and Streetsblog Parties

Wednesday is the big day on the schedule, and it ends with a Streetsblog fundraiser, our first in over two months, in Eastside Luv.  See you there.

Tuesday – The Transit Coalition hosts their monthly meeting at 6:30 P.M. at Metro headquarters with Metro operations chief Bruce Shelbourne.  All meetings are free and open to the public, but for security reasons they ask you to register ahead of time.  The registration page also features options to buy meals and donate to the Coalition.

Wednesday – We have four events on the calendar for Wednesday, and we should give out a prize to anyone that manages to be at all four.  Especially because the last leg would require a sprint from Malibu to Eastside Luv in Boyle Heights.  The morning begins with an 8:30 am park groundbreaking.  City staff and Council Members Tom LaBonge and  Eric Garcetti will break ground for Sunnynook Park, which will occupy a 3.4 acre parcel along the west bank of the Los Angeles River. The park is situated just north of the Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct.  We have their media advisory.  Read it here.

Wednesday – From there, our Wednesday adventurer would have to head downtown where the Bus Riders Union launches a national civil rights/transit advocacy campaign to improve conditions for bus riders.  Locally, they want a reduced fare and the return of a million hours of bus service.  Read more about the even in our calendar section or RSVP on Facebook.

Wednesday – It’s a good thing our adventurer will have plenty of time.  The next event is all the way out in Malibu. The ‘Bu hosts  a Special Joint Meeting with the Public Works Commission and the Public Safety Commission to review and discuss the preliminary design concepts for the Pacific Coast Highway Bike Route Improvements Project at Malibu City Hall.  Click here for the meeting details:

Wednesday – Maybe you heard we’re having a party to celebrate our successful launch on the Eastside.  Join Kris Fortin, a trio of bands performing live and more at Eastside Luv.  The Montebello Bike Club and Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade are sponsoring rides to the event.  We’re raffling a bike.  Good times will be had by all.  And it only costs $5 to get in.  Good times.

Thursday – The Metro Board of Directors meets to discuss a wide-range of issues, including a series of motions by new Chair Mike Antonovich aimed at increasing connectivity in his district.  It’s going to be interesting to see how the Board adjusts to the shift between Chairman Villaraigosa and Chairman Antonovich.  Read the agenda at Metro.net.

Friday – Critical Mass.  Wilshire/Western start.  7:30 P.M.

Saturday – If people really want to see how much the conversation has changed, can anyone imagine a race sponsored by Wolfpack Hustle, one of the racing branches of Midnight Ridazz, being publicized on such mainstream venues as The Source?  That’s the case for the “Midnight Drag Race” this Saturday.  Get the details at the Hustle’s website.

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