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  • Measure R2: Synagogues, museums, transit supporters unite to step on the gas!

    June 25, 2014 | 11:33 am

    What unites more Angelenos than a Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory? Distaste for the 405 Freeway. The Sepulveda Pass, in particular, which has undergone a massive construction project in recent years, still retains the ability to turn into a parking lot at any hour of the day....

  • Google set to buy Israeli navigation application Waze

    June 10, 2013 | 10:42 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    When Dr. Gary Ginsburg, who lives in Jerusalem and works at the Ministry of Health, drives to Tel Aviv, he makes sure not to forget his smartphone and the Israeli traffic application Waze.

    “I’m a Waze fan,” he told The Media...

  • Carmageddon II: The return of the 405 closure

    MTA

    September 28, 2012 | 11:10 am

    The demolition of the north side of Mulholland Dr Bridge has been scheduled for Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012. As with the demolition of the south side of the 608-foot-long bridge, the I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed in both directions that...

  • Secrets of Success on the 405 (Kosher Sutra: Nitzavim)

    By Marcus J Freed

    September 13, 2012 | 8:22 am

    What if life doesn’t seem to deliver all we'd hoped for? How do we get more of what we are lacking (money, clients, relationships)? Today’s Kosher Sutra reveals more…

    Moving from England to Los Angeles was a big culture shock and I still haven't become used to the driving style...

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  • U.N. protesters arrested for blocking traffic [VIDEO]

    September 20, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    A small group of rabbis and protesters was arrested for blocking traffic in front of the United Nations.

    Some 20 protesters, flanked by almost as many journalists, walked into the center of First Avenue between 40th and 41st streets and blocked traffic for nine minutes.

    After being...

  • Foot traffic, movie traffic heavier than street traffic on Carmageddon weekend

    Pierce Courchaine

    July 17, 2011 | 11:44 am

    Despite the closing of the 405 this weekend, few cars dotted the streets on my way to see “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part II” at L.A. Live this weekend. In fact, the theater was only half-full even though it was opening weekend for the monster film. On Thursday night,...

  • CARMAGEDDON: Helpful hints and headache relievers

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 15, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    The ‘bridge to nowhere’ that’s behind Carmageddon
    by Pierce Courchaine

    Thousands of commuters race past the Mulholland Bridge at great speeds every day. Silent and waiting for its execution date in mid-July, the bridge is rarely appreciated or remembered. More.


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  • The Closure

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    July 14, 2011 | 11:22 am

    On July 16th and 17th, a ten mile stretch of the 405 freeway will be closed for 53 hours. For the past month, the sign on the freeway has been flashing this warning – as if signaling that the end of the world is coming. The newspapers and internet sites have underscored this...

  • Carmageddon: The Movie

    Jay Firestone and Jeff Hensiek

    July 13, 2011 | 1:05 pm

  • Carmageddon: The world will end

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 13, 2011 | 1:00 pm

    ALTTEXT

  • Top 10 signs you’re stuck in Carmageddon

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 8, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Hundreds of vehicles around you, the incessant sound of car horns filling the air, and that overwhelming feeling that maybe you shouldn’t have left the house this morning…

    Confused? You’re probably in the thick of…

    CARMAGEDDON

    And if you are still in complete and utter shock,...

  • Accommodating the shut-down, Jewishly

    July 5, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Due to road closures during the demolition of the Mulholland Bridge on “Carmageddon” weekend, the two major arts institutions located closest to the bridge — the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center, both in the Sepulveda Pass — will be closed on Saturday, July 16,...

  • Massive 405 Freeway project respects the boundaries of a Jewish tradition

    July 5, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Metro and Caltrans are working with Orthodox Jews to ensure that the upcoming “Carmageddon” will not affect their eruz, latimes.com reports.

    Like just about everybody else, Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles have their issues with the 405 Freeway widening project. Unlike most people,...

  • Quitter-ville

    By Julia Bendis

    March 28, 2011 | 10:13 am

    I am a big quitter, and I come from a long line of quitters.  My whole family is that way, we get excited to start something, but rarely do we actually finish or go through with it.  We always have the best excuses to quit something, not only does it make sense for us to quit...

  • NYC Sticker Shock

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 22, 2009 | 11:04 am

    One of my favorite things about New York is that the traffic cops don’t just ticket you, they humiliate you.

    The point of this neon-yellow sticker, I suppose, is that pedestrians and fellow drivers will see it, read it, and subsequently hate me. What’s worse is that these stickers can’t be removed - last time I got one on my car, it came off only after a violent rainstorm.

  • VideoJew’s VideoGuide to L.A. #2—Driving from here to there

    October 10, 2008 | 5:41 pm

    VideoJew Jay Firestone is back with the second ‘volume’ in his VideoGuide to L.A.  This week—driving.

  • Pico-Olympic traffic plan on hold after judge’s decision

    By Amy Klein

    May 4, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Granting a temporary victory to neighborhood councils, a judge today ordered the City of Los Angeles to conduct a new environmental impact report (EIR) before implementing the Pico-Olympic traffic plan.

    For the last six months, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Councilman Jack...
  • Heschel Day School West gets OK, but future still looks clouded

    By Jane Ulman

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    After a protracted and often contentious battle, Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School West got the green light in late November to build a permanent school on a bucolic, 72-acre site adjacent to Agoura Hills when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its...
  • Street fight

    By David Suissa

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    The Brooklyn-born activist rose from his seat, walked slowly to the microphone, cleared his throat, and in front of a couple of hundred fellow activists assembled in an auditorium on a chilly Wednesday night, expressed his righteous indignation.

    "We are tired of being used as...

  • Pico-Robertson to mayor—let our parking stay

    By Amy Klein

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Terry Ring Schonwald used to be the owner of Nick's Coffee Shop on Pico near LaCienega.

    That was until the city decided to restrict parking on Pico Blvd. because of construction, which lasted from 1994 until 1997. The lack of parking, she said, caused such a loss of customers that...

  • City of L.A. Report Card: Mayor Villagairosa and the Jewish community at midterm

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Antonio Villaraigosa is coming up to halftime in his first term as mayor of Los Angeles. This is as good a time as any to assess the direction of his mayoralty and its implications for the Jewish community.

    There is a natural comparison to be made between Villaraigosa and former...
  • 5th District’s Jews spar over City Councilman Jack Weiss

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss stirs up strong emotions among his constituents.

    To his admirers, he is "a man of courage and principle," "available 24/7" and "there for the Jewish community every step of the way."

    To his critics, he is "arrogant," "doesn't get engaged,"...

  • God Is in the Details—Even in the Busy Carpool Lane

    By Wendy Mogel

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Preparation for the High Holidays means engaging in cheshbon hanefesh, accounting of the soul. This includes taking a personal inventory of your own behavior and the lessons you may unwittingly be teaching your children. In Judaism, God is in the details, and one of the most...

  • ‘Oy Vey’  Such a Sign

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    October 6, 2005 | 8:01 pm

    A traffic sign with the words, "Leaving Brooklyn Oy Vey!" went up on the Williamsburg Bridge from Brooklyn into Manhattan. The city's Department of Transportation approved the sign earlier this month, after rejecting an earlier request from Borough President Marty Markowitz.

    "The beauty is, every ethnic group knows it," Markowitz said of the expression.

     

  • But Officer, It’s Yontif!

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Worried about getting a parking ticket while you're praying for your soul? Don't fret. You can take as long as you want in synagogue this Rosh Hashanah, because Los Angeles' normally overzealous traffic cops will be off your back.

    City Councilman Jack Weiss has used his diplomatic...

  • Road Rage

    By Teresa Strasser

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Let's say it's Friday night and I want to see the guy I've been dating for four months or so. Let's call him Romeo.

    I leave Koreatown full of romantic anticipation. I'm listening to some old-school disco on the car radio. I turn it up. I'm thinking maybe we'll see a movie, grab a...

  • Trafficking in Futility

    By Teresa Strasser

    July 23, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Trafficking in Futility

    I was caught in the cruel cogs of a heartless machine. I was stripped of my humanity and dignity. I was without representation or recourse.

    I was in traffic court.

    Before my little run-in...

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