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1 dead, others stranded as storm lashes California
LOS ANGELES — A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, stranded others in flooded areas and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports.With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows.More than 300 arriving and departing flights were delayed or canceled at Los Angeles International Airport.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Los Angeles County California California Southern California Los Angeles Orange County California Metrolink Long Beach California Los Angeles River
Bullet train agency cleared to buy two parcels in downtown Los Angeles
The California bullet train agency received clearance Friday to buy its first pieces of property in Los Angeles, two parcels along the Hollywood Freeway in downtown Los Angeles. The state Public Works Board authorized the acquisition, allowing the California High-Speed Rail Authority to purchase...
823 points by Los Angeles Times | California High-Speed Rail Amtrak Metrolink High-speed rail Rail transport Train station Union Station Los Angeles
L.A. rebound fuels Garcetti run for reelection despite mixed record
With a vote on his reelection just weeks away, Mayor Eric Garcetti is framing his tenure as a pivotal time in Los Angeles history. The construction of rail lines across the city, he says, is one of many signs of robust urban renewal. Nothing, he argues, has transformed Los Angeles so dramatically...
70 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles River Los Angeles County California Santa Monica California Los Angeles Police Department City Metrolink