Tag Archives: La Brea

Metro Delays Decision on Wilshire Closures for Cut-and-Cover Work

Metro Delays Decision on Wilshire Closures for Cut-and-Cover Work Councilmember Ryu Backs Community Groups Demanding Traffic and Noise Studies Metro has agreed to do a full study on the traffic impact of their recent proposal to accelerate the completion of the cut-and-cover … Continue reading

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Subway Construction Update ~ August 2015

  Click on image to enlarge. Subway Construction Update ~ August 2015: •Metro proposes converting Cloverdale and Ridgeley to one-way streets north of Wilshire to create additional on-street parking •MMRA protests Metro buses using 8th Street At the Purple Line … Continue reading

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Q & A: An interview with Mindy Lake and Michael Cortez, members of Metro’s Construction Relations Team

Q & A: On the Front Lines of Subway Construction in the Miracle Mile An interview with Mindy Lake and Michael Cortez, members of Metro’s Construction Relations Team After almost two years of advanced utility relocation (and a couple more to … Continue reading

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Subway Construction Update: Violent Robbery Complicates Effort to Keep Bank of America Parking Lot Open

  Northwest corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. [Google Maps]  Subway Construction Update: Violent Robbery Complicates Effort to Keep Bank of America Parking Lot Open Work is underway at the northwest corner of Wilshire and La Brea to prepare a … Continue reading

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MMRA Meets with Metro • Seeks to Shift Nighttime Utility Relocations to Daytime Hours

  MMRA Meets with Metro Seeks to Shift Nighttime Utility Relocations to Daytime Hours Miracle Mile Residential Association President James O’Sullivan and Vice President Ken Hixon met with representatives of Metro and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation [LADOT] on … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile Spotlight: Urban Florist

Miracle Mile Spotlight: Urban Florist   Bryan Brayton [photo above] is very much a Connecticut Yankee in the Miracle Mile. He’s an even-tempered, friendly, and contented man. He opened his florist shop on the south side of 8th Street, just a … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile Spotlight: Rascal

[From the May 2014 edition of the Miracle Mile Residential Association Newsletter:] Miracle Mile Spotlight: Rascal For many years one restaurant after another cycled through the single story building on the southwest corner of La Brea and 8th Street. The location … Continue reading

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Why Can’t the Miracle Mile Be More Like Beverly or 3rd Street?

Why Can’t the Miracle Mile Be More Like Beverly or 3rd Street…or Melrose or La Brea? When the Miracle Mile Residential Association 2013 Annual Survey asked “Would you like to see a broader variety of retailers along Wilshire Boulevard?” over 80% of … Continue reading

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MMRA Endorses Mid City West Trolley Plan

[From the November 2013 edition of the MMRA newsletter:] The Mid City West Trolley Plan [or how to get you husband to leave the car at home…] Last June billionaire developer Rick Caruso introduced the idea of an extension of … Continue reading

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