Heads up: many bus detours this Sunday for LA Marathon "As per usual, many Metro bus lines will be disrupted from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday along the marathon route. Here are the lines that will be on detour:  2, 4, 10/48, 14/37, 16,18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, 45, 53, 55, 60, 62, 70, 76, 78, 81, 90, 92, 94, 96, 105, 106, 180, 182, 204, 206, 207, 210, 212, 217, 218, 222, 224 (Owl), 233 (Owl), 460, 602, 603, 617, 720, 754, 761, 854 & 910/950" (The Source)

Los Angeles street vendors’ lawsuit on no-vending zones withstands early test "The vendors’ lawsuit hopes to overturn the city’s no-vending zones, which prevent food from being sold on the street within 500 feet of certain neighborhoods and attractions, such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame." (KTLA)

L.A. riders bail on Metro trains amid ‘horror’ of deadly drug overdoses, crime "Drug use is rampant in the Metro system. Since January, 22 people have died on Metro buses and trains, mostly from suspected overdoses — more people than all of 2022. Serious crimes — such as robbery, rape and aggravated assault — soared 24% last year compared with the previous." (LA Times)

Conceptual rendering of park space replacing the Terminal Island Freeway in Long BeachRELM

City to consider replacing Terminal Island Freeway with park space "Known as the 'Green TI' to advocates, the project could take a roughly 1-mile stretch of the freeway that runs between Pacific Coast Highway and Willow Street, which is owned by the city, and turn it into a local road with park and recreation space." (Long Beach Post)

Newsom says the state is on track to cut unsheltered homelessness by 15% "California is now home to more than 171,000 homeless individuals, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a 6.2% increase since 2020. Roughly 67%, or more than 115,000 people, are unsheltered, meaning that they’re living outside. That’s despite Newsom’s attention to the issue, the roughly $15 billion he’s dedicated to the problem since the start of the pandemic, and new housing programs that have sheltered thousands of Californians." (LA Times)

‘A gas-guzzling villain’s lair’: welcome to LA’s grotesque new high-rise Less than rave reviews for the Eric Owen Moss-designed Wrapper tower (The Guardian)

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