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3:00 PM PDT on October 17, 2016


The Regional Connector subway gets boring! Or gets exciting, as it were. Plus Metro meetings, bike counts, T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. celebrations, People for Bikes, Latin@ urbanism, Glendora Avenue, and much more this week.

    • Monday 10/17 - The city of West Covina is holding its second community workshop for redesign for Glendora Avenue. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center at 1305 East Cameron Avenue in West Covina. For details, see West Covina website.
    • Monday-Friday 10/17-21 - As part of the Innovate L.A. festival, L.A. City Councilmember Curren Price and Mayor Eric Garcetti's Innovation Team are hosting a series of fireside chat sessions on how to solve big, pressing problems in government and civic life. Each chat goes from 6 to 8 p.m. at the rooftop garden at the Council District 9 Constituent Services Center at 4301 S Central Avenue in South Los Angeles. For topics and further details see Innovate L.A. or Facebook event.
    • Tuesday 10/18 - PeopleForBikes is launching a nationwide series of bike industry/community networking events with "DRAFT: A PeopleForBikes Meetup." The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Pure Cycles at 713 N. Victory Boulevard in Burbank. It is free, but registration is requested via Eventbrite.
    • Wednesday 10/19 - Metro will be celebrating the lowering of the Tunnel Boring Machine that will dig the downtown Regional Connector subway tunnels. There will be a TBM lowering and naming celebration in Little Tokyo at 9 a.m. Public attendance is limited, see last week's DamienTalks interview for details.
    • Wednesday, Thursday 10/19-20 - Metro committees meet to negotiate Board business in advance of next week's full Board meeting. Meeting agendas and background at Metro website.
    • Wednesday 10/19 - This is more-or-less in conjunction with the above Metro committee meetings, but the Metro Board of Directors is meeting to consider making the Silver Line all-door boarding permanent. This counts as a fare change, so it requires a board hearing in advance of approval. That public hearing takes place at 1 p.m. at the third floor Metro board room at One Gateway Plaza, behind Union Station in downtown L.A. See The Source for details.
    • Thursday 10/20 and Sunday 10/23 - Volunteers are needed for the annual Long Beach bike count. See details at Bike Long Beach website.
This Thursday xxx
Latina/o Urbanism Symposium at Cal Poly Pomona this Thursday

Thursday 10/20 - The Cal Poly Pomona Departments of Urban and Regional Planning and Ethnic and Women's Studies host a Symposium on Latina/o Urbanism from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the College of Environmental Design, Building 7 atrium room at 3801 W Temple Avenue in Pomona. Details at Enacted Environment.

  • Friday 10/21 - Westside Urban Forum hosts "Beyond Gentrification: Elevating the Dialogue around Neighborhood Change" a panel discussion on development, gentrification, and innovation. The event takes place at 7:50 a.m. at The Olympic Collection at 11301 Olympic Boulevard in West L.A. Purchase tickets at WUF.
  • Saturday 10/22 - T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. is hosting "Unwavering T.R.U.S.T." a 10th anniversary celebration walk/bike-a-thon and block party. The walking and bicycling begin at noon at Rolland Curtis Gardens and end up at T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. headquarters. For route, locations, times, and further details see Eventbrite.
  • Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at]

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