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Monday News Round-Up

Here are my news picks from last week. Happy reading! Experience an alternative Los Angeles [London Evening Standard via HighlandParkPatch] SurveyLA’s Findings …

Fight for Angels Flight continues

Anticipation over Angels Flight Railway’s reopening continues as LAist reports the debate of private vs. public at L.A. Downtown News. After Downtown …

Rain 101: Car-less destinations for a not-so-sunny day

It’s been not-so-sunny lately, and sometimes I wonder whether my fellow citizens are lacking adequate access to the Weather Channel, the Internet, or a newspaper in the morning (or…a window). Not because I feel uncomfortable in elevators and need something quick to babble about for 45 seconds until all riders part for their separate floors, but because regardless of Dallas Raines’ forecast, I’m terrified of the drivers who missed the memo about 150% chance of pouring rain. No matter if its 75 or 57, sweltering hot or cats & dogs, there are those who drive 95 mph on the 101 as if slip-and-slide season were all year.

When the rain comes out, I try to avoid driving as much as possible. The Metro Red line is conveniently located less than a mile from where I live, and in honor of my favorite, often hassle-less mode of transportation, here are some things to do off the Red line route when it’s just sprinkling outside.

On this day 100 years ago…

On Feb. 6, 1909, the L.A. Times ran the following story: ABOVE THE CLOUDS BALLOONS TO SAIL ON PLEASURE TRIP The two …

A New Day, A New Flight

Upon first glance, the roughly 300-foot-long – or short, depending on how you look at it – Angels Flight Railway looks like …

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