By Damien Newton, November 3, 2014
Let’s keep it short. Vote!
- Monday – Tonight, Zocalo is hosting a panel entitled, Are Trains the Future of L.A. While we’re not presenting in the forum, both myself and local editorial board chair Juan Matute were asked to write essays on the subject. Get the event details, here. Read our essays, here.
- Tuesday – It’s election day! Vote! You can find your voting location, here. SBLA thinks voting is very important, but our non-profit status restricts us from actually endorsing. Readers who bike may find Biking in L.A.’s voter advice worthwhile.
- Wednesday – Metro and Dancing Classrooms Los Angeles are collaborating to bring a dance presentation, Colors of the Rainbow, to Union Station. DCLA’s mission is to promote positive youth development, strengthen and engage schools, and bring diverse communities together through the practice of social dance. For more details, click here.
- Thursday – The Sierra Club Transportation Committee meets to discuss local transportation and environmental issues. Highlighting this meeting is a presentation by a representative of LAWA on ground access to LAX. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Get more details, here.
- Thursday through Sunday – New Urbanism Film Festival returns to the heart of the city for four days of illuminating documentary films, interactive events, tours and workshops. Set in the thriving La Brea district the festival debuts its second year November 6-9, 2014.For the basic details, click here or visit the official website. Joe is planning a larger write-up later this week.
- Friday – Metro will break ground on its fifth simultaneous rail construction project, the $3 billion 4-mile Purple Line extension which will take the Wilshire Subway to La Cienega. The festivities will take place at LACMA. I haven’t seen an official time, but I’ll go out on a limb and guess it will be around 9 a.m. Preview the event at Santa Monica Next.
- Saturday - Renowned architect and urbanist Stefanos Polyzoides will lead two sequential visioning workshops Saturday, October 25 and Saturday, November 8, 9-noon at Maranatha High School. Transportation, economic and land use experts will provide information and answer questions. They will lay the foundation upon which citizens’ ideas can be integrated to turn this fallow land into an economically and aesthetically viable district of Pasadena. Get more details, here.
- Saturday – The Los Angeles Arts Sustainability Tour is coming to Mid-City! LAAST is designed to be a fun, informative, neighborhood-based event featuring art, information and sustainable education. Get more details, here.