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  • How to get L.A. to update its community plans—finally

    January 7, 2016 | 10:44 am

    Update the community plans now!

    That is the good government proposal of choice in Los Angeles, the recommendation that candidates, elected officials, and blue-ribbon commissions make over and over. The theory behind the recommendation is that, without thoughtful and up-to-date...

  • Stop waiting for the bus

    April 2, 2015 | 6:58 pm

    So much of the discussion about mass transit in Los Angeles is about the future. And it is true that Los Angeles is aggressively building out its transit system to make up for past neglect and to help meet the region’s profound growth and urbanization. It seems every other day...

  • Do you Travel #LikeAGirl?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 8, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Did you see the Always commercial from the Superbowl  and wonder: "Do I throw #LikeAGirl?" What does it mean to do something #LikeAGirl?  

    Today, on International Women's Day during Women's History Month, I ask you: "Do you travel #LikeAGirl?"


    The questions and issues of...

  • Military airfield lands as alternative to banned Ben Gurion

    July 23, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    Foreign airlines banned from using Ben Gurion Airport will be able to use a military airfield in southern Israel as an alternative, Israel’s transportation minister said.

    The opening of Ovda Airport to increased commercial traffic is aimed at encouraging the resumption of flights...

  • Russian lawmaker wants to strip Holocaust survivors of privileges

    November 5, 2012 | 9:23 am

    A Russian lawmaker from President Vladimir Putin's ruling United Russia party reportedly opposed making public transportation free for Holocaust survivors.  

    Andrei Yershov of the Smolensk City Council in western Russia acknowledged making the comments during a free-ranging...

  • Measure J: Why you should vote ‘no’

    November 1, 2012 | 10:04 am

    This piece was written in response to 'Measure J: Moving today for tomorrow'

    Clearly Measure J is, in reality, a magician’s slight of hand trick.   If I remember correctly Measure R, the predessor to Measure J, was a detailed proposition consisting of 34 pages describing the...

  • Thou shall not have images ... on buses ... neither men nor women

    August 28, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    Fearing costly vandalism aimed at buses carrying advertisements that include images of women; to avoid legal issues of discrimination if only images of men appear; and to side-step head-on collisions with Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox community; Egged, Israel’s public bus...

  • Egged reportedly to forego human images on Jerusalem bus ads

    August 27, 2012 | 3:27 pm

    The Egged bus company will not use images of either men or women in advertisements on its Jerusalem buses.

    The decision comes after controversy over featuring women in ads, Haaretz reported Monday.

    The Canaan Media advertising company had appeared to drop plans to place...

  • All aboard for the Expo Line

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 20, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Why would the Metropolitan Transit Authority invite ethnic media for their own tour of the new Expo Line, the regional train line set to open April 28?

    Because the line is as much about getting from Culver City to Downtown L.A. as connecting to the spots in between.

    Freeways allow...

  • Tel Aviv seeks approval to run buses on Shabbat

    February 21, 2012 | 11:04 am

    The Tel Aviv City Council approved a resolution to allow public transportation to run on Shabbat.

    The measure was approved Monday evening by a vote of 13-7.

    The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality must now seek a permit from the Israeli Transportation Ministry, but the ministry said in a...

  • Egged must pay woman forced to sit in back of bus

    December 9, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Israel’s largest bus company, Egged, was fined for forcing a woman to sit in the back of a bus, a small claims court ruled.

    Egged was fined approximately $1,070 on Wednesday for gender discrimination and violating the High Court of Justice’s ruling opposing forced segregation of...

  • Checklist: What to do when someone dies

    August 7, 2008 | 2:20 am

    Make sure to contact the hospital or mortuary so that you can fill out any paperwork, i.e., death certificate, as soon after the death as possible.

    If you have preplanned:

    1. Contact the doctor to fill out any paperwork.
    2. Contact the funeral director (who should have a list of...

  • These Dems Could Help Unlock Gridlock

    By Jill Stewart

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With the Democratic primary victories of Debra Bowen for secretary of state, and Mike Feuer and Alex Padilla for State Legislature, Los Angeles -- of all places -- is playing a role in whether Sacramento becomes a less incendiary and gridlocked place.

    Bowen, who has been a member of...

  • Santa Monica Tries to Tread Lightly

    By Idan Ivri

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    How many trees does it take to absorb the emissions from your car's commute? How much land does it take to feed and raise the beef you eat for dinner? How much space on earth does your trash take up?

    The city of Santa Monica has taken up the task of answering those questions in...

  • 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...

  • Taking on the MTA

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine a sunny Saturday afternoon. Families walking home from shul along quiet streets cross a well-worn thoroughfare, once the site of a rail system running through the neighborhood like a gentle stream, now transformed into a freeway for high-speed buses. The light changes and the...

  • A Bloody Wait

    By Rob Eshman

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    With the Palestinian murder of two 14-year-old Jews, Yaakov Nathan Mandell and Yosef Ishran, and the killing by Israeli fire of 4-month-old Iman Hejjo, the cycle of violence in Israel seems primal and unstoppable. Blood cries out for blood, the wails of parents drown the speeches...