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L.A. aims to accelerate public transit projects

By Josh Marks, published on Dec 15, 2009

...support the creation of a National Infrastructure Development Bank, which was introduced in the House as HR 2521 by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut.

Metro screened a promotional video featuring an aspiring actor who is late to his audition (at the Variety Building across from LACMA in the Miracle Mile) because of traffic. He predictably doesn't get the part. An alternate ending is then shown in which he takes public transit and gets the part. The insinuation of course, at least for those in the entertainment industry, is that bigger and better regional public transit will ... (more)

Tags: lacma, Measure R, Metro, Wilshire subway, streetcars, trolleys, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Los Angeles Public Transportation

L.A. Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

By Josh Marks, published on Nov 10, 2009

The sixty-foot "Wall Across Wilshire" was painted by local artists including Shepard Fairey, the creator of the "Hope" poster in support of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. The tearing down of the wall, which was placed between the Variety building and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Miracle Mile shortly before midnight, was the conclusion of a month-long exhibit put on by Culver City-based Wende Museum.

The Wende Museum houses Cold War era artifacts and last month installed a 40 foot section of the original Berlin Wall in front of the Variety building -- the longest stretch... (more)

Tags: los angeles, wilshire blvd., berlin wall, lacma, variety building

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