After 100 days in office, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his first executive directive – the Great Streets Initiative. As Marie Sullivan at Metro’s The Source writes, “It was during this speech that I realized, the Mayor is a straight-up Planner!” Indeed, a mayor whose first major announcement mentions Red Cars, bioswales, and WalkScore […]
Irvine Police were involved in a hostage situation with a man who shot and killed someone 400 feet from my house today. That’s the second shooting death in Irvine this year. Is this the start of Irvine’s transition from suburb to slum?
The American Commerce Center Tower, which will soar above the recently completed Comcast Center in Center City, Philadelphia, passed its last zoning test last week. When completed, the skyscraper will be the third tallest building in the United States. It’s great that the developer is stressing SEPTA and AMTRAK accessibility and seeking LEED Gold Certification. If construction goes as scheduled, the tower should be completed in 2012, the same year as the Cira Center South project. It’s exciting that Philadelphia is becoming quite a hub of architecture.
The LA Times reported last week that Governor Palin has been working against California SB 974, which would implement per-container charges to fund air quality and goods movement measures in the Los Angeles and Bay areas. I think it’s a pretty base move (though not that surprising) for the Governor of Alaska to seek to […]
Even though I was still in Southern California when this bus was stolen, I promise I had nothing to do with it.
A earthquake hit Sourthern California today, measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale. I think it’s a pretty big deal – today was probably the only time Chino Hills will ever be mentioned by the BBC.
From the OC Register: “They had the momentum there in the eighth and we haven’t been doing that,” Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said of Sunday’s winning rally. “They get the big hit and keep adding on. “They put that damn monkey on the board and the place went nuts.” I wish I could […]
The crazy Jersey arsonist accused murderer fugitive was captured last night. On Dudley Street in Roxbury, near where I work. Time to send him back to the Dirty Jerz…
Yesterday, I went to a Post-Foreclosure Eviction Blockade that was hosted by ACE’s partner City Life/Vida Urbana. We succeeded in forcing Countrywide/Bank of America to back down from evicting a woman who was willing to pay rent. The Boston Globe covered the protest and put together a good video in which you can see some […]
There was a large fire at an Everett scrapyard on Sunday. I saw the smoke plume driving back from Middlesex Fells and figured it must have been pretty bad. Luckily nobody was hurt.
So the Mattapan Trolley AC broke on its opening day. Though through personal correspondance with the Lone Rider, I learned that some passengers got to ride the air conditioned car during its testing the day before. I’m not sure who this post at SEPTA Watch disses more, the MBTA or SEPTA: This week the air […]
The Red Sox swept the Twins, thanks largely to a Twins reliever ERA of 25.50 in the series. Fun recap of yesterday’s game: http://bostonist.com/2008/07/10/sports_redux_technically_this_count.php