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With Metro and the L.A. City Council in recess, it is a bit of a midsummer lull, but nonetheless there are still a few livable streets events going on. Give your input at two city planning meetings along the Metro Orange Line. Dialogue on housing affordability. Bike the annual Tour de Laemmle. Get a glimpse of L.A.'s transit history at El Pueblo.

    • Wednesday 7/20 -  L.A. City Planning hosts its third of four community workshops to plan transit neighborhoods along the Metro Orange Line. Wednesday's focus is the North Hollywood Station. The meeting takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Hollywood Senior Center at 5301 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood. Details on DCP flier [PDF].
    • Thursday 7/21 - East Area Progressive Democrats is hosting "High Anxiety On Housing" - a panel discussion on L.A.'s affordable housing crisis. The discussion takes place at 7 p.m. at the Glassell Park Community Center at 3750 Verdugo Road in Northeast Los Angeles. The event is free, but space is limited. RSVP, including names, to[at] Details at Facebook event.
    • Saturday 7/23 - L.A. City Planning host the fourth of four community workshops to plan transit neighborhoods along the Metro Orange Line. Saturday's focus is the Reseda Station. The meeting takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at Columbia College Hollywood at 18618 Oxnard Street in Tarzana. Details on DCP flier [PDF].
    • Sunday 7/24 - The 2016 Tour de Laemmle bike tour takes place. The free 125+mile bike ride officially starts at 7 a.m. in Santa Monica, but there are lots of ways to join the tour in progress. Pre-registration is required at Tour de Laemmle website.
7th Street then and now - part of the xxx
Downtown L.A.'s Seventh Street then and now - from "A Fare to Remember" exhibit. Images via PERHS website.
7th Street then and now - part of the xxx
    • Ongoing - closes 7/28 – El Pueblo and the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society host “A Fare to Remember” – a free exhibition of rail memorabilia at the new El Tranquillo Gallery at 634 N. Main Street in downtown L.A., located right next to La Golondrina Restaurant on Olvera Street. The show includes numerous then/now images showing the same site during L.A.'s rail heyday and the present day. The exhibition is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details at Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society.

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