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Month: April 2005

MTA consent decree drives different reactions in L.A.

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Public Transit Ridership Rises as Gas Prices Soar

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Healthy Cities and Smart Growth: Planning for Healthier Communities

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 […]

“Los Angeles River – The Future is Now”

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 […]

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.

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 […]