How Neighboring NIMBYs Fought the Expo Bike Path, and How the Northvale Gap is Finally Getting Built 'Literal "not in my backyard" neighbor opposition hampered the creation of the E/Expo Line light rail, and the current push to close the E Line bike path gap' (Streetsblog LA)

The long road ahead to fix the fire-damaged 10 Freeway "Though the shored-up freeway is safe for drivers again, repairs for the damaged overpass will take months, officials said. None of the damaged columns that hold up the overpass east of Alameda Street have been repaired yet, according to Caltrans spokesperson Michael Comeaux." (LA Times)

The Fascinating, Controversial History Of Quentin Tarantino’s Revamped Vista Theater "The theater design was as trendy as it could be. Designed by architect Lewis A. Smith, the exterior was constructed in the popular Spanish Mission Revival style. But it was the interior that was truly a feast for the imagination." (LAist)

The Vista Theatre in 2011Wikimedia Commons

Metrolink’s Holiday Express Train is back! "Tickets for the Metrolink Holiday Express Train are priced at $25 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Children younger than two can ride for free while safely seated on a parent’s lap. Each train car will have assigned seating, and riders can select their preferred seats during the ticket purchasing process." (The Source)

Projected SoCal Rent Increases Could be ‘Lose-Lose’ for Renters and Owners "High housing costs and higher interest rates further depress production" (Commercial Observer)

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