Monthly Archive: April, 2005

MTA consent decree drives different reactions in L.A.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

MTA consent decree drives different reactions in L.A. Daily News April 24, 2005 By Lisa Mascaro Staff Writer It was a quarter that prompted the consent decree governing the MTA – a proposal to raise the cost of a one-way bus trip by 25 cents while eliminating popular monthly bus passes. The Bus Riders Union [...]

No Pay to Play: A Resolution of the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA, California Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students, Inc.

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

WHEREAS the LAUSD Budget Office proposes that Community, Youth, After School and Weekend Community Groups – including but not limited to Girl and Boy Scouts, PTA and other parent and community associations, nonprofit after school supplemental education, recreation and sports programs that have traditionally used LAUSD facilities for free – be charged a fee in [...]

Save Public Access to the Big Wild in Westridge-Canyon Back Wilderness Park

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Private developers and wealthy homeowners seek to block access to the Westridge Canyon Back Wilderness Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, one of the most precious natural resources in Southern California. The “Big Wild” is a 21,000 acre urban wilderness with a continuous network of green space and trails stretching from the San Fernando Valley [...]

Public Transit Ridership Rises as Gas Prices Soar

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Sharon Bernstein and Nicholas Shields Los Angeles Times April 12, 2005 Soaring gasoline prices are pushing more commuters to use public transportation, say officials at L.A. County’s two biggest rail and bus operators.

Suit Alleges Bay Area Transit Agency Runs an ‘Unequal’ System

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

By Lee Romney Times Staff Writer April 20, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO — Minority bus riders and community groups from Alameda and Contra Costa counties filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission of maintaining a “separate and unequal transit system” that favors white suburban commuters. The lawsuit is modeled on a [...]

Geffen to Reimburse $300,000 Payment to state and a nonprofit group will settle lawsuits over access to Malibu beach.

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Geffen to Reimburse $300,000 Payment to state and a nonprofit group will settle lawsuits over access to Malibu beach. By Kenneth R. Weiss Times Staff Writer April 16, 2005 Record producer David Geffen has agreed to reimburse the state and a nonprofit group $300,000 in attorneys fees and costs incurred during his nearly three-year legal [...]

Healthy Cities and Smart Growth: Planning for Healthier Communities

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

On April 21-22, 2005, healthy cities and smart growth practitioners and advocates will convene in Berkeley, California, for a conference on the built environment and the public’s health and well-being. Participants will include policymakers, philanthropists, academics and experts in public health, community development, transportation, housing, the environment, demography, urban design and the non-profit sector. Keynote [...]

“Los Angeles River – The Future is Now”

Friday, April 8th, 2005

The Center will be one of 20 organizations featured at the “Los Angeles River – The Future is Now” campaign launch and poster unveiling. The event is part of the City’s 2005 public outreach campaign to create awareness about the Los Angeles River. The campaign will work towards educating residents living in Los Angeles about [...]

Rising Child Obesity Offsets Gains. Health risks of being fat far outweigh progress among U.S. children in birthrates, smoking and drug abuse, report says.

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Los Angeles Times March 31, 2005 WASHINGTON — Child obesity has more than tripled in three decades, and the increased health risk associated with being fat has wiped out progress in other areas, according to a report issued Wednesday. The annual report on U.S. child welfare from Duke University and the Foundation for Child Development [...]