Concerns Clash Over Possible Changes to Fletcher Drive

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Carl recently reported on the possibility of “safety enhancements” to Fletcher Drive in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. Outspoken road-safety advocates say major changes are required for the roadway while business community activists worry that slowing traffic down on the thoroughfare will create gridlock in the neighborhood.

Scooter-mania Gets Curbed in LA

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You’ve seen them, you might have ridden them and possibly even been endangered by them. Carl recently reported on attempts by Los Angeles City Council to bring a sense of order to the bonanza of app-rented electric scooters which have been lauded by the companies as the future of affordable transportation.

Red Car Trolley Mural “Leaves the Station” in Atwater Village

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Carl wrote about the Red Car Trolley mural that was removed in Atwater Village to make way for a pedestrian and cycling bridge. Check out pictures of the old mural. Checkout the artist Rafael Escamilla. ATWATER VILLAGE—An iconic 30-foot by 40-foot mural on the Los Angeles River, depicting a red trolley car, was recently demolished to make way for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge, despite previous plans to keep the mural intact.

LA Hate Crimes Mirror National Trend

"Hate Crimes Rising" was originally published at the Los Feliz Ledger. Carl reports on trending hate crime as local officials in Los Angeles respond to a rise in hate crime in their city and the rest of the nation (with big thanks to editors who helped whip this story into shape).