Category The Far Corners of LA

Why I Marched in Women’s March Los Angeles, Part 3: First Amendment Rights

I believe it was not a coincidence that the authors of the Constitution gave the 1st Amendment top billing. Our right to free speech, a free press, and right to assemble are the backbone of what makes us a great nation.    I’ve been appalled by how our new president regards the press and those […]

Labor Day Travels via Surfliner

I approached Labor Day weekend with no plans.  I have had a lot going on, so I was looking forward to being productive around the house and relaxing.  But then at the last minute, some friends invited me to Mexico for the weekend. My friends drove down on Friday while I was working.  Now how […]

Opening Weekend of the Expo Line Extension

The Expo Line extension opened this weekend, after years of anticipation.  Los Angeles finally has a rail line connecting downtown all the way to the beach for the first time in 63 years! Not only will the Expo line help weekday commuters avoid the chaotic 10 freeway, but it now allows SoCal residents to expand […]

Expo Line Extension Opening Weekend

The day is finally upon us!  The Expo Line extension will open May 20th , finally bringing rail service from downtown to the beach. To celebrate, Metro is providing free rides on the Expo line beginning at noon on Friday, and all day on Saturday.  There will be community events at the new stations from […]

Free Rides and Station Celebrations as Part of the Expo Line Extension Grand Opening

The highly awaited Expo Line extension to Downtown Santa Monica will open on May 20th, and Metro wants riders to celebrate the occasion. Metro will provide free rides on the Expo line beginning at noon on opening day and will continue until the close of service.  Don’t worry if you aren’t able to get a […]

Pre-Revenue Train Service Begins on Expo Line Phase 2

If you saw an Expo Line train going to Santa Monica this morning, it wasn’t a case of the Monday’s tricking your head. Today Metro began its pre-revenue train service on Expo Line Phase 2 in preparation for its May 20th grand opening.  Trains will be going from Culver City to Santa Monica every 12-20 […]

Photos: Fiery Big Rig Accident Shuts Down Gold Line

The Metro Gold Line was the belle of the ball on Saturday with the opening of the Foothill Extension.  But just hours later on Sunday morning, a big rig driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the center divider.  The big rig landed on the tracks of the gold line and burst into […]