Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Thomas McKnew issued a ruling today against a lawsuit brought by the Bus Riders Union over fare increases approved last year by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board.
While Metro rail ridership has hit record highs this summer, bus ridership is still recovering from dips last summer after the MTA board raised fares. The increase last year hiked the price of a day pass from $3 to $5, effectively eliminating low-cost transfers.
Now that fast food is banned in South LA in order to make way for healthier options to exist in the region, what's next? In New York, it was reported today that "food stamp sales have grown to $90,000 in 2007 from $3,000 in 2002." Part of the increase comes from technological advancement with wireless or scrip debit food stamp machines at the markets. 118 markets in California use these machines with over 25 of them located in the Los Angeles area. Unfortunately, only a couple of the South LA farmers market use EBT and food stamps. Or is it that there are only a few South LA markets in the first place?
The company that hopes to build a warehouse on a former 14-acre community garden has agreed to prepare an environmental impact report, delaying a decision on the project for at least a year, Los Angeles officials said Monday.