One day, bitches: the future of the Los Angeles Metro

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you have more ugly strip malls while we have

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 21:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

i really don't understand l.a.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

Stop it with the racism, please. This thread is for train talk only. Thank you.

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

racism?

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

the city of culver city recently had some meetings about approving extending the metro/light rail down exposition and into culver. I guess all of thats pending getting it extended down wilshire, etc.

Actor Sizemore fails drug test with fake penis (jingleberries), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

Fairfax is *not* West Hollywood.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

i think that's south pasadena that makes the train slow down(they even have a big sign at an intersection that says TRAINS PLEASE BE QUIET or some such nonsense iirc). My job has me going around town from Glendale to Malibu(who gets no love according to the map there, not that they need it) but if it was a simple commute the gold line would be a godsend(office just west of miracle mile)

tremendoid (tremendoid), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

I always lump Fairfax in with the Mid-Wilshire area ... never West Hollywood.

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ooh a dodger stadium stop. Methinks there'd be more shootings at games if one was able to get as drunk as possible before a game.

Actor Sizemore fails drug test with fake penis (jingleberries), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

Fairfax is apparently whatever one most wishes it to be.

Legally, it's West Hollywood from Fountain to Romaine. It's Greater West Hollywood from the hills north of Hollywood Blvd. down to Canter's.

k thx bye

rogermexico (rogermexico), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

Does anyone know a good map of LA city *and* neighborhood boundaries online???

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

I do not consider Canter's to be part of LA.

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

is the Green Line for real? when will it be groundbroken? complete?

Once the yellow line is completed, I will enroll at Pomona College

gabbneb (gabbneb), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

What's all that crap they're doing on Santa Monica blvd around Century City?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

They're trying to remedy the Big/Little Santa Monica problem.

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

racism?! haha thats a picture of Thai Elvis man... who's more worth seeing to me than any beach. someone who's gonna positively stay eeeast

and dude there's huge yellow and bluue sign right at Fairfax that says "City of West Hollywood," but this is funny since most consider the starting line to be La Brea


i just want to know why that map doesn't have anything going from holly & high directly to santa monica & san vicente, if not robertson. how are the gays supposed to do their decadent sinning if they cant take teh tram?

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

they've been digging those century city trenches for YEARS

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

i think this map is supposed to be realized around 2030, btw =)

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

But that's when I was going to buy my Hummer H4000!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

whenever this happens then Luna will have no excuse to not go on the Green Line down the 'Shaw to get krispy kreme w/ me

that Green Line is going to be very intense, imo

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

what we really, really need - and i think there was some talk about this - is an above-ground trolley line or double-decker "sky bus thing that goes super fast down Wilshire Blvd, all the way from downtown to the beach thru Koreatown, Miracle Mile, Museum Row and Westwood

w/ all the impressive ad historic churches landmarks and buildins it would be a fabulous view and the most beautiful ride in the city. esp w/ our weather is so great

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

awesome, yeah i wonder why San Fran can get shit like that done with MUCH gnarlier terrain to deal with

tremendoid (tremendoid), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

huge xpost --

I lived East of Fairfax and my address was in the City of West Hollywood.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

Westwood village as OF RIGHT NOW:

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

awesome, yeah i wonder why San Fran can get shit like that done with MUCH gnarlier terrain to deal with

- No weird underground pockets of oil to avoid
- Landfill is much easier to dig through
- It's just a wee little town

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

i havent been to that In-n-Out yet...it looks like a major destination

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

xpost re: a Fairfax of the mind

Walter, find me someone who lived in West Hollywood east of Fairfax and I'll find you someone who lived between Fountain and Romaine, east of La Brea.

rogermexico (rogermexico), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

Roger, are you looking at a map? Is it online?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

Close. It was right around the corner from Astro Burger.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

here's a map

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

thanks?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

here are some maps Spencer

FROM http://artscenecal.com/Maps/WH.html


a map from Whole Foods on Fairfax which proves their addy is Weho

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

i have friends who live between la brea and fairfax and their address is west hollywood...i can show you their mail at the next FAP

don't you just see how all the buildings get more gay and colorful as soon as you go west of la brea? it's all WEHO. fairfax is inarguably weho

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

Vik, I know the streets, I want a boundary map. The third one is ok.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

My map was prettier.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

that first map is showin a listing of all the art galleries on la brea, i think. there are even more in culver city now its exploding

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

I always think of Fairfax as near Fairfax and Melrose (and the parts south of that).

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

I like how the Orange line has no stops between Olympic Blvd. and Long Beach Blvd.

("Hold my hand honey.. this is the 'ghetto' they talk about on the news, where shootings happen.")

donut e-goo (donut), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

walter's map is the same as my 2nd one...weho has a funny lego like shape. it should be more priapic, somehow!

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

x-post to spencer
Sure, that's the Fairfax district. That's like saying "I always thought of Santa Monica Blvd. as being in Santa Monica.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

the ghetto is on the 405 now since thats where the latest highway shootings were har har

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

isnt all that LITTLE ETHIOPIA now

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Fairfax = little Addis Ababa!

Nothing else matters.

donut e-goo (donut), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

Do you guys ever run into strange little "districts" you never knew existed? There's a certain area north of Venice around Hauser (between La Brea & Fairfax) which I used to drive by every day during my commute. Recently driving through there I noticed a sign that called it "Pickfair Village" or something cute like that.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

this cracks me up but to be really technical about it, just south of the fairfax district, south of wilshire where "little ethiopia" is...its officially called Carthay

Major subdistricts include Picfair Village (whose name is a tribute to Mary Pickford's and Douglas Fairbanks' estate, Pickfair), South Carthay, Carthay Circle, Carthay Square, Wilshire Vista, and Little Ethiopia, a community of relatively recent Ethiopian and Indian immigrants.


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The Neighborhood

Carthay takes its name from a now-demolished movie theater which stood on the corner of San Vicente and Crescent Heights boulevards. The neighborhood was mostly developed in the 1930s, capitalizing on the success of the Miracle Mile. Most houses are built in the Art Deco or Spanish Colonial styles popular at the time. Initially segregated and all-white, Carthay has since become fairly diverse, with many middle-class black and Latino families living within the district. Much of its white population is Jewish, with several yeshivas and synagogues found in the area.


I want to start using that now: "forget Weho, I'm gonna go hang out in CARTHAY"

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

Sure, that's the Fairfax district. That's like saying "I always thought of Santa Monica Blvd. as being in Santa Monica.

TELL IT TO VIK!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

haha major xpost

walter dude, enjoy

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

Wow! Thanks Vic, I never knew that. The Picfair Village mystery is solved.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

tell what to me...its still Weho down there, right until Beverly

Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles, California


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

(Redirected from Little Ethiopia)

Little Ethiopia refers to the stretch of Fairfax Avenue on the West Side of Los Angeles, California between Olympic and Pico boulevards. This area is filled with Ethiopian businesses and restaurants.

Little Ethiopia dates back to the early 1990s. Previously, this stretch of Fairfax Avenue was filled with Jewish businesses as is the case in the Fairfax District to the north.

Ethiopian businesses and restaurants have recently begun congregating on Washington Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and National Boulevard in Culver City, less than a mile to the south of Little Ethiopia.

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

I really didnt know there was a neighborhood designated "Pico-Union" until I saw this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico-Union%2C_Los_Angeles%2C_California

or "Harvard Heights" - wtf? thats explains the "Byzantine-Latino Quarter" since it used to be heavily Greek back whenever http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Heights%2C_Los_Angeles%2C_California

I did know of Ladera Heights tho...the "black Beverly Hills" (ugh!)

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

Prop 1A is leading also... http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-2008election-california-results,0,1293859.htmlstory?view=8&tab=0&fnum=0

I heart Alpine County and it's goofy rural Sierra ways. A high speed rail line will NEVER show up in downtown Markleeville, but they'll vote for it anyway.

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 5 November 2008 07:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

Good on 1A, I was hoping for that one.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 07:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Eric Garcetti is on local nbc and talking about why Measure R will pass; sigh he's so dreamy. i can't wait until he's mayor

Vichitravirya_XI, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 07:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

L.A. County measures
R: Transit sales tax Yes 66.2% No 33.8% Precincts reporting: 37.0%

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 5 November 2008 07:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Just need 0.4 more to pass!

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 5 November 2008 07:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Eric Garcetti is on local nbc and talking about why Measure R will pass; sigh he's so dreamy. i can't wait until he's mayor

^^^

electro college (get bent), Wednesday, 5 November 2008 07:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

measure R currently at 66.67%! we did it!

electro college (get bent), Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

:) ;-) :P

2 out of my 3 election dreams came thru!!!

Vichitravirya_XI, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm so glad. it's really a comprehensive, impressive plan. all the controversy probably made it stronger.

electro college (get bent), Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

has anyone else heard the rumor that e. garcetti is gay (closeted obviously)? a friend knows him fairly well and he told me that he has strong suspicions
(obligatory "not that there's anything wrong with that.....")

velko, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

*shrug*

electro college (get bent), Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

he's still dreamy

electro college (get bent), Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

YES on Jody's post - an unprecedented plan on this level - and despite the budget shortfalls, at least this $ that's being allocated will directly go to the westside (Wilshire leg) expansion rather than get squandered away on that lol route to Ontario the Gold Line/SGV advocates were clamoring for... on a civic level, this seemed improbable but now that it's happened it's truly incredibly good news for the city. Assemblyman Mike Feuer really deserves credit for getting it going

if this didn't pass likely nothing would be built for 30 years and Expo Line would be stalled..
this is better than nothing, but a good first step:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage30-2008oct30,0,5950126,full.story

So how far does $4.1 billion get the subway?

The MTA says that could be enough to extend the line from its terminus at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue to Westwood. The route hasn't been decided, but a recent MTA study recommended that the subway follow Wilshire to Beverly Hills, swing south to Century City and then north to Westwood

and the most important part, considering what Sacramento did to us in 2007:
Can the Legislature raid Measure R funds?

No. The money would belong to Los Angeles County. The Legislature can, however, continue to keep gasoline sales tax money that Sacramento is supposed to send back to counties.

Vichitravirya_XI, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

only reason i brought it up is because i'm hearing a lot about him re: bigger offices and just wondering if there's a "buzz" out there or if my friend is full of shit

velko, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

i hope he IS gay, defeats all stupid marriage bans after wedding me, and becomes gayvernor

Vichitravirya_XI, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

yea cali hsr:))))))))

jergins, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 09:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

and the most frustrating thing is still how the red line going from here to downtown stops at 1 AM sometimes...everything should be a) 24/7 and b) um, a bit faster than driving
― Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 21:55 (4 years ago)

and the ugly girls, too (Tape Store), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 18:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

this should be opening real soon (i walked past the soon-to-be "little tokyo/arts district" station a few weeks ago and it looked great):

http://www.metro.net/projects_studies/eastside/default.htm

Garbanzo (get bent), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 20:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Go Gold Line Go!

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 21:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Excellent.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 21:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

There will be peace in the Middle East before the 710 freeway will be completed.

Bill restoring South Pasadena’s power to block surface 710 Fwy. extension advances

One battle in the war over the proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway may soon be over. A bill by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) to restore South Pasadena’s power to block a surface freeway through town has passed in the Assembly and is awaiting action in the Senate.

South Pasadena, along with Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and other nearby communities, is opposed to an extension of the 710 Freeway from its Alhambra terminus to the Foothill (210) Freeway.

Proponents say the link is needed to speed truck traffic from the Port of Los Angeles to inland transportation hubs. Area residents are concerned about construction disruption, traffic, air pollution and costs for the long-planned but never-funded project. South Pasadena is particularly concerned, as the shortest route connecting the 710 and 210 freeways is a 4.5-mile course through the city.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 10 June 2011 20:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Someone check the temperature in Hell please?

SOUTH PASADENA - The City Council voted Wednesday to ease its long- standing opposition to any and all extensions of the 710 Freeway.

The city will now agree to review the environmental report of alternate extension routes, such as underground or light-rail alternatives. The city has been opposed to any extension for more than 60 years.

The vote clears the way for a possible Assembly bill that would give South Pasadena negotiating power with Caltrans.

"It's a step toward working with the surrounding communities," Mayor Mike Ten said. "Now it's up to the surrounding communities to take steps towards working with us."

Officials voted to rescind Resolution 7147, which the council passed in February. The resolution strictly defined the city's stance as opposed to any and all extensions of the 710 Freeway.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 11 July 2011 20:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

buzza, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 05:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

METHANE!!!!!

buzza, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 05:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Methane gas, toxic chemicals and teenagers don't mix. But this dangerous combination is on the verge of exploding at Beverly High, turning the school into a mega-disaster."

buzza, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 05:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

New ‘under construction’ map for Metro Rail debuts:
http://thesource.metro.net/2013/06/13/new-under-construction-map-for-metro-rail-debuts/

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 14 June 2013 01:52 (1 year ago) Permalink


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