Happy 4th of July. See you on Monday.

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 Streetsblog Los Angeles.  Even without all the awards, and the awards are nice, it’s been another banner year. Readership is growing. We’re finding new ways to take advantage of the Internet medium with SoCal Streetstube and Streetsblog TV, and next year is going to be even better.

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 Vida Feliz Foundation
  • The David Bohnett Foundation
  • Mark Gorton, Ben Fried, Christa Orth and all our friends at OpenPlans
  • The Long Beach Community Foundation
  • GEK Law
  • Bike Center Santa Monica
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • The Robert Group
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • ARTCRANK!
  • Deborah Murphy
  • Los Angeles Eco-Village
  • Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
  • Orange 20 Bikes
  • Joel Epstein and Karen Sarachik
  • American Planning Association, Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles Press Club
  • Annenberg School of Journalism
  • Office of Council Member Bill Rosendahl, especially Tony Arranaga, Paul Backstrom and Mike Bonin
  • Dana Gabbard, Mark Valianatos, Alexander Friedman and all our pro-bono contributors…

…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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