August 2015 News Articles

From The Daily News:

New Home Building Perks Up in Valley

“Probably the most unique project, and likely the first of its kind in the Valley, is the Warner Center plans of California Home Builders that will complete the build-out of the former Panavision site.”


From The LA Times:

L.A. will add bike and bus lanes, cut car lanes in sweeping policy shift

“Known as Mobility Plan 2035, the plan spells out hundreds of miles of new bicycle lanes, bus-only lanes and other road redesigns. It also seeks to cut the fatality rate from traffic collisions to zero within 20 years, in part by keeping cars within the speed limits.”



A Peek Into Metro’s Frequent Bus Network Proposal

“Metro is currently considering some pretty big bus service changes. Basically Metro is considering a cost-neutral scheme that would eliminate multiple relatively low-performing bus lines and would add more frequent service on a core network.”


From the Los Angeles Times:

Latest forecast suggests ‘Godzilla El Niño’ may be coming to California

A huge El Niño could devastate Southern California

““This definitely has the potential of being the Godzilla El Niño,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. The forecast is expected to heighten planning for potential flooding this winter. Los Angeles County flood control officials are beginning to plan for the worst. Officials say they’ll have tens of thousands of catch basins cleaned out to hold mud, rocks and other debris that might spill out from saturated hillsides.”


From the Atlantic City Lab:

L.A. Covers Its Reservoirs With Millions of ‘Shade Balls’

Local news outlets in L.A. reported Monday that 20,000 balls were released into a reservoir at the Van Norman Complex in the Sylmar area of the city. With that move, city officials completed a $34.5 million project that dumped 96 million balls into four reservoirs to protect what’s left of the city’s drinking-water supply.”