Author: Mark Berman

Doing Bicycle Lanes Right

I think it is great that a bicycling wave is hitting Los Angeles; after all, our weather is perfect for year-round cycling as a way of commuting. The city has responded by installing miles and miles of bike lanes. However,…

Los Angeles Syncs Traffic Lights? Nope

So I was out of town when, with the flick of a switch a couple of weeks ago, Mayor Villaraigosa allegedly synced every traffic light in our fair city. My first reaction was “I’ll believe it when I seen it.”…

Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies

It is a sad day in the Los Angeles sports world — Lakers owner Jerry Buss has died. Buss died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated for cancer. He was 80 years old. Buss bought…

Crosswalk Buttons in Los Angeles; Why?

When I first moved to Los Angeles I was waiting on a corner to cross the street when the light turned green, but the crosswalk signal did not. I waited, figured it was a delayed walk signal. Much to my…

Henry’s Tacos to Close

I don’t venture into the Valley very often; I mean, what’s there to see? But I did go on Friday to pay my respects to Henry’s Tacos, which is set to close on December 31. Henry’s and its Googie sign…

LACMA Rock Succumbs to Rain

The boulder at the center of LACMA’s “Levitated Mass” was billed as the largest thing transported since, like, medieval times or whatever they said. At 340-tons it is indestructible. Unless it rains a little, of course. Would-be visitors to the…

MegaBus: L.A. to Vegas or S.F. for $1!

Megabus and its insanely low fares are back in Los Angeles. Now you will be able to get to Las Vegas or San Francisco for just one dollar. Megabus was dubbed “megabust” during its first incarnation in the Southland in…

Photos: Los Angeles from Above

When you are booking one of those $9 Spirit Airlines flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, you can’t pick your seat unless you want to pay an additional $5. I refuse to do this for moral reasons (read, cheap),…

NFL: We Want Dodger Stadium

With all the momentum gaining towards construction of an NFL stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, the league is now saying it prefers Dodger Stadium as the ideal home for one or two football teams. CBSSports.com reports that at a league…

Terrible Fairfax & 6th Intersection

Here’s one intersection to avoid — 6th Street and Fairfax, specifically if you are going East on 6th. It is a nightmare. A few years ago apparently as part of┬áThe Grove Traffic Mitigation Plan, the city installed a short median…