A Russian lawmaker from President Vladimir Putin's ruling United Russia party reportedly opposed making public transportation free for Holocaust survivors.
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 implementation, oversight and accountability procedures of the bill and what it was for?
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 cooperative has ordered the company handling its on-bus advertising to stop running ads with pictures or representations of either men or women. As of August 1, a "faceless" policy was put into effect.
The Egged bus company will not use images of either men or women in advertisements on its Jerusalem buses.
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.
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.
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.
Job one: Contact the hospital or mortuary so that you can fill out any paperwork, i.e., death certificate, as soon after the death as possible
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.
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 "Santa Monica's Ecological Footprint, 1990-2000," released in March. The report measures the amount of land used to produce everyday products and services like electricity, transportation, garbage disposal and housing. That land use is called the ecological footprint, and it can be measured individually or citywide.
Location is a huge relationship issue in this vast city with no feasible public transportation. It must be taken into account. Can a couple separated by freeways and 45 minutes survive? Allow me to submit that urban sprawl isn't just bad for the environment, it's brutal on dating.
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 families begin their journey across the street -- but not fast enough.
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 of politicians.
Yet the politicians still come.