On Sunday, December 3, CicLAvia hold its final event of 2023: a South Los Angeles route meandering through Leimert Park and Historic South Central. Check it out from 9 am to 3 pm. As always, remember that the event is for people powered transportation only - no electric scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, unicycles, or motorcycles, folks.
Earlier this week, Ariell Ilunga opened Carla's Fresh Market in Highland Park, a roughly 3,000-square-foot space which will feature fresh produce, meats, and seafood. The new store at 248 N. Avenue 50 was designed by Alexis Roohani.
Funding for the market was provided through LISC LA’s Asset Building for Communities of Color (ABC) program, designed to help small business owners in Los Angeles County grow and create jobs. The program is supported by Wells Fargo's Open for Business Fund, which was created to assist businesses impacted by the pandemic.
For a closer look, check out this piece in Eater.
Here's what we're reading this week:
Initial earthquake retrofit approved for historic L.A. General Hospital "Last year, the county, which owns the former hospital, launched a multi-year program to reconfigure the H-shaped building into homeless and affordable housing. But to do so, officials needed to correct a major vulnerability: The massive structure has been known to be non-ductile concrete, a class of structures vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake." (LA Times)
LA City Council Postpones Vote On First Rent Increases Since The Pandemic Struck "The looming February deadline represents the first time landlords will be allowed to raise rents in rent-controlled L.A. apartments since the COVID-19 pandemic began." (LAist)
Metro to Restore and Increase Light Rail Service on December 10 "Metro A and E Line light rail peak hour frequency will increase to every 8 minutes from every 10 minutes. Plus, Metro is adding more midday, weekend, and late night trains on its A, C, E, and K Lines." (Streetsblog LA)
Metro says subway will move people between Valley and Westside faster than monorail And a lot more of them: "The data also showed that of six options, the underground subway — outlined as alternatives 4 to 6 — would carry a maximum of about 120,000 weekday boardings, much more than the monorail alternatives numbered 1 to 3." (Daily Breeze)
Los Angeles on pace to surpass 300 traffic collision deaths for second consecutive year "Number of pedestrians struck by cars rises, as do DUIs and hit-and-runs" (Crosstown)
Metrolink will shut down all trains for four days, Dec. 26-29 "Four-day closure to install new signals at Union Station and repair parts of its SoCal system" (Daily News)
Plans to improve a Griffith Park strip await federal dollars "The approximately 20-acre section of the park that extends below Los Feliz Boulevard and next to the 5 Freeway includes soccer fields, tennis courts, a senior center, the historic but closed Griffith Park Pool, Friendship Auditorium, and a temporary homeless shelter."
Early season atmospheric river to bring significant rain next week to Southern California "Rains are likely to be most significant Thursday and Friday next week. " (LA Times)
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