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News Releases from October, 2006

October 30, 2006
Mobility 21 Summit Leaders Urge Regional Focus to Improve Traffic and Air Quality

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer was joined today by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, California State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata and other elected officials, transportation providers and business, labor and community leaders in urging a regional focus to improve Southern California traffic and air quality.

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October 26, 2006
Third Street and Kern avenue intersection will be closed for next three weeks as part of construction of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Third Street and Kern Avenue intersection will be closed for the next three weeks to install an irrigation line and street widening and restoration. Work beings Monday, Oct. 30.

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October 25, 2006
Statement on Consent Decree Ruling by Metro Board Chair and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina

Metro has worked hard to expand the scope and quality of transportation services throughout this region, and Judge Hatter clearly recognizes this fact.

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October 25, 2006
November Monthly Meetings Set for Metro Community-based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils

Metro’s community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their regular monthly public meetings in November to discuss various transportation issues in their service sectors.

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October 24, 2006
One Year Anniversary: Metro Orange Line Proves to be an Overwhelming Success in First Year

On the eve of its one year anniversary, the Metro Orange Line has proven to be an unqualified success in providing fast, frequent transit service across the east-west portion of the San Fernando Valley, and more planned connections and amenities will soon make it even better.

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October 23, 2006
Metro’s ‘Best of the Best’ Honored at ‘Night of Stars’ Ceremony; Seven Metro Spotlight Awards Given

Over 150 Metro Operations employees were recently honored for their achievements over the past five years of service during a special “Night of Stars” ceremony held in Marina del Rey.

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October 23, 2006
Metro’s ‘Seniors on the Move’ Program Offers Training in the Art of Riding Mass Transit

Following the trial of George Russell Weller -- the elderly man whose out-of-control car killed 10 at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market three years ago -- questions remain about the challenges for seniors trying to get around without the aid of a car.

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October 20, 2006
Go Metro to “Arthur Nights” Festival at Historic Palace Theater in Downtown L.A. Oct. 19-22

Go Metro to the Arthur Nights festivities a four-night underground music festival and cultural happening October 19 -22 at the Palace Theater at 630 South Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

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October 20, 2006
Go Metro to See World Premiere Musical ‘Sister Act’

The world premiere musical “Sister Act,” will open Oct. 24 at the Pasadena Playhouse. And Metro can take you there the easy way, via the Gold Line.

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October 17, 2006
Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension has Several Construction Activities Working along the Light Rail Alignment

Construction activities at street level keep multiplying on several fronts along the alignment of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, such as construction of a gravity retaining wall, installation of an irrigation line, street widening and restoration work.

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October 12, 2006
Ride America’s Best Metro Named North America’s Top Transportation Agency Of 2006

In a first for Los Angeles County, Metro has won a prestigious award for Outstanding Public Transportation System of 2006, beating out 50 of the largest transit properties across North America for the honor to be named No. 1.

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October 10, 2006
Go Metro To The Latino History Parade In Pasadena This Weekend

The 8th Annual Latino History Parade will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. in Pasadena with the theme “Cosechando Nuestras Raices/Harvesting Our Roots.” The parade will begin at Los Robles Avenue and East Howard Street and will end at Washington Park.

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October 10, 2006
South Side of First Street Will Be Widened As A Part Of Street Restoration Work For The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

The south side of First Street between Mission and Gless will be widened beginning this week as part of the street restoration process for the at-grade construction phase of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension light rail line.

 

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October 02, 2006
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

The 10th edition of Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), which features the richness and diversity of Latino films and culture from the United States and around the world, will be held Oct. 5 to 15 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

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October 02, 2006
Go Metro to LA Home Show Oct. 13-15 and Get Money-Saving Advice and Half-Price Admission

Want free advice on siding, roofing, remodeling? From materials to creative ideas, the Home Remodeling & Decorating Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center is the place to find it Oct. 13-15. And if you travel there via the Metro Blue Line, you can get 50 percent off the price of admission.

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