Today’s Headlines

  • State Begins To Clean Up Exide Lead Contamination (KPCC)
  • Councilmember Bonin Requests Great Street Venice Blvd Feedback (CD11)
  • Danger Bike Doesn’t Like the Orange Line Walk/Bike Beg Buttons
  • KCET On the Brouhaha Over Frank Gehry Designing L.A. River Revitalization
  • EZ Pass TAP Card Stickers Are Going Away (The Source)
  • L.A. Neighborhoods, Including Leimert Park, Are Being Lost (Horizon and Skyline)
  • Garden Grove Announces Second Open Streets Festival For 10/10/15 (OC Register)
  • Fisker Automotive To Assemble Hybrid-Electric Cars In Moreno Valley (KPCC)
  • 92-Year Old La Jolla Driver Charged With Manslaughter (LAT)
  • Strong Towns On Wasted Effort On Places Where Nobody Will Sit

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  • calwatch

    While that video is interesting, it’s more of the decisions individual councilmembers in LA make to use their dedicated Proposition A transit funds. Most of them tend to use it on DASH services and buses for constituents and supportive groups (the “charter bus program” – ). Calabasas, on the other hand, decided to use their funds for a beach bus which is a lot cheaper than line haul DASH service operating all day, seven days a week.

    You can see this dichotomy with the County of Los Angeles beach bus services ( The Fifth District runs most of the services since they tend not to run community shuttles that run year round, like the First and Second District do (the only exception is the Acton/Agua Dulce Shuttle). There is a direct beach bus to the Valley sponsored by Zev Yaroslavsky and later Sheila Kuehl (Topanga Shuttle), but it only operates three round trips a day. The County tried to extend it year round under the MTA Call for Projects, but it scored badly. The Calabasas bus is also a limited service. MTA services run much more frequently, and with the Expo Line opening next year, much faster than slogging through mountain traffic.

  • Maybe some of that Kevin De Leon coronation budget could have been used to run a Metro bus from Warner Center Orange Line to PCH?

    Or will this hurt poor Kevin’s ego?

  • Calabasas is also using a non-ADA accessible flat-bed truck with seats and a roof, a vehicle that the USA hauls small children in, despite their dangerous design, called a “School Bus”.