Category The People of Metro

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 […]

Why I Marched in Women’s March Los Angeles, Part 2: Rape Culture

Most of us seemed to have a triggering moment in our new president’s campaign that cut a little too close to the bone. For those of us who oppose him, his hateful rhetoric was always bothersome. Of all the foul things I heard him say, the worst for me personally was hearing the leaked Access […]

Why I Marched in Women’s March Los Angeles, Part 1: My Experience

Rain came down hard the day of the Presidential Inauguration. The rain and wind on that Friday felt fitting. I made a joke that if I was a religious person, I would probably think that the rain was God’s tears. That was the only joke I could muster all day. It was hard to laugh […]

Instincts and Patience

Do you ever have one of those moments where your instincts are telling you not to do something, but you do it anyway? I catch the bus home from work on Hill St. in DTLA.  There are several buses that get me close to me house, so I’ll usually catch the first one that arrives.  […]

Photos: No Pants Metro Ride 2016 in LA

Pantless party time! Sunday was the annual (and chilly!) No Pants Metro Ride. Cities worldwide participated, but I’d like to think that LA did it best.  Loaded Hollywood hosted the after party after the no pants revelers paraded their chonies down Hollywood Blvd. The booze was flowing, and the bands were on point.  Check out […]

Metro Art Presents: Downtown Los Angelesland

Looking for a fun event tonight in Downtown LA? Well, look no further, because Metro has you covered! Tonight at 7:00, join Ambassador of America, Charles Phoenix, for a free presentation which explores DTLA’s historic landmarks, attractions and treasures. The event will be held in the Historic Ticketing Hall of Union Station.  Bring a friend, […]

Metro to Harassers: “It’s Off Limits”

Metro, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and the community organization Peace Over Violence (POV), announced last week that its doubling down their efforts to thwart sexual harassment on the bus and rail system. Last spring, Metro rolled out the initial phase of the “It’s Off Limits” campaign.  Metro’s semi-annual Customer […]