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May 10 2021 Episode 173

He’s Just Not That India

The Mayor eyes a job on the other side of the world and prospective candidates line up to replace him. People’s Budget Coalition convenes a meeting with City Councilmembers. A report on waste collected at Echo Park generates debate. Amazon told to end “diesel death zones.”

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Metro’s Oscar Nightmare
by Alissa Walker
May 3, 2021

From the director of Traffic. Photo by Alissa Walker

“You have got to be kidding me,” I said to no one in particular as I looked to the right, where a security guard for the Oscars was pointing me towards what looked exactly like a freeway ramp. It probably shouldn’t have surprised me that he told me to walk that way, a route with three “no pedestrian” signs, plus an additional sign that said “NO PEDESTRIANS” in words in case you missed the other three. But after spending 45 minutes trying to get to Union Station from the Little Tokyo side, with every street lined with signage reading “AWARD PERMIT ONLY LIMO/VALET” dead-ending in 8-foot chain link fences, a group of us on foot determined that this ramp — which apparently was, technically, a freeway ramp, but only for buses — was […]

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May 10, 2021 Episode 173

The Mayor eyes a job on the other side of the world and prospective candidates line up to replace him. People’s Budget Coalition convenes a meeting with City Councilmembers. A report on waste collected at Echo Park generates debate. Amazon told to end “diesel death zones.”

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