Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Who’ll Stop the Train? Foothill communities united in opposition to high-speed-rail route

By Eddie Rivera (News Editor) A controversial high-speed rail route has galvanized a community and drawn the attention of media and transit observers from all over Southern California, and the country. Residents of the foothill communities overwhelmingly oppose an alternative plan, developed by L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, to create a tunnel route through the…

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VIEWPOINT: The Stories of Ordinary Citizens Bear Extraordinary Fruit

by Joseph Mailander The passing of longtime Los Angeles columnist Al Martinez early in the month brought to mind a time when writers actually enjoyed talking to ordinary citizens: the people who aren’t politicians, CEOs, lobbyists, activists, or operatives hopeful of having their back scratched offstage. There was a time when anecdotal evidence culled right…

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