• Transportation

    71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona

    Investigators checking disabled placards on vehicles parked outside the L.A. County Fair last weekend issued 71 misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using the parking passes, authorities said. California Department of Motor Vehicle investigators conducted the enforcement crackdown Sunday outside Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley...

    Brian Day

  • Rail transportation

    After big reopening, LA’s Angels Flight railway is closed again

    LOS ANGELES >> Angels Flight, billed as the world’s shortest railway, should be back in operation on Wednesday or Thursday, a representative of the company operating the 116-year-old funicular said Tuesday. The Labor Day closure — which came just four days after Mayor Eric Garcetti presided over a ceremony marking its reopening after a four-year closure — was due to a damaged part that was likely weakened from 100-degree- plus temperatures over the weekend,...

    City News Service|

  • Lawsuits

    Drive-by lawsuits target parking lots for quick cash: Susan Shelley

    Suddenly, they appeared everywhere. Outside the sliding glass doors of supermarkets. On the sidewalks next to crosswalks. At the entrances to office buildings and hotels. What are those yellow plates on the ground with the ferocious bumpy surface that invites high heels to slip, trip, and win a date with an orthopedic surgeon? They’re called truncated domes, and they’re intended to make it easier for vision-impaired individuals to detect a curb next to...

    Susan Shelley

  • Breaking News

    Motorcyclist killed in Malibu tunnel crash

    MALIBU >> A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Malibu Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash took place a few minutes before 5 p.m. in Tunnel Number 1 in the 1600 block of Kanan Dume Road, south of Mulholland Drive, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said. Los Angeles County fire paramedics responded to the scene and took the rider to a hospital, according to the department. The victim later died there. The victim’s gender and age were not...

    By City News Service|

  • Automotive accidents

    Motorcyclist killed, another injured in 405 crash near Culver City

    LOS ANGELES >> A motorcyclist was killed and another rider suffered major injuries when they were involved in a crash with two vehicles on the 405 Freeway, at the outskirts of Culver City. The motorcyclist killed in the crash on the northbound freeway at Howard Hughes Parkway was identified as Daniel Steven Lape of Oceanside, the California Highway Patrol reported. Lape, riding a 2014 Honda CB500F, was in the carpool lane with another motorcyclist on a 2016 Yamaha R63 at...

    By City News Service|

  • Mass transit systems

    An LA Metro plan for big changes to San Fernando Valley transit is up for review

    A transit plan that officials say could change the transportation landscape of the San Fernando Valley is up for public review. Metro has released a draft of the environmental impact report for the proposed East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor that – along with four other projects funded by Measure M -- the voter-approved half-cent sales tax. The project will be a 9.2-mile high-capacity transit route...

    Staff reports|

  • Rail accidents

    Amtrak train strikes woman in apparent suicide

    A woman in her 60s walked into the path of an Amtrak train and was killed Friday morning in Northridge, authorities said. The woman’s identification is pending family notification and she was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m. on the 8800 block of Tampa Avenue, said Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. She was walking with a couple of people and “as the train came she jumped in front of it,” Winter added. The apparent...

    Wes Woods

  • Holiday travel

    LAX forecasts 888,000 travelers for Labor Day weekend; Friday busiest day

    LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles International Airport officials are forecasting that 888,000 passengers will pass through LAX over the four-day holiday weekend beginning Friday. If that forecast holds true, the number would be a 4.1 percent increase over last Labor Day’s 853,000-passenger count. Friday is expected to be the busiest day at LAX, with more than 239,000 travelers, followed by Monday with just over 236,000. “This Labor Day weekend, we know that hundreds...

    By City News Service|

  • Legislation

    Pacoima’s own Ritchie Valens is getting a stretch of the 5 Freeway named after him

    PACOIMA >> A stretch of the 5 Freeway in the northeast San Fernando Valley will be renamed in honor of rock ‘n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens, thanks to a bill approved by the state Legislature. “His music inspired and influenced a generation of Chicano artists in our community and throughout the world. It’s only fitting to name this segment of the I-5 after a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer who grew up right here in Pacoima,” Assemblyman...

    City News Service|

  • Transportation

    LA’s iconic Angels Flight railway climbs Bunker Hill once again

    Dozens of people endured hellish heat Thursday morning in front of the bright, orange arch of Los Angeles’ iconic Angels Flight, for what many of them called a short, yet significant train ride to local history heaven. “The ride was amazing! It felt great,” a perspiring L.A. Mayor Eric Garctti told a crowd of reporters after he and City Councilman Jose Huizar rode the first car of the morning up downtown’s Bunker Hill. “On a hot day like today,...

    Susan Abram

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