By Steve Hymon, May 22, 2015
Uh-oh! Another NYT article on L.A., meaning local reporters and residents better gear up the outrage. Except this time the op-ed is from one of our own, former LAT reporter, author and area native Hector Tobar. Take it away, Hector!:
Consider that most egregious of California’s anti-ecological excesses: the freeway. We brag that we built the first one, in a riverbed. Because of our dependence on driving, Californians burn more gasoline than all of Africa. But even we are tired of freeways now, and when Caltrans tries to build a new one, it faces fierce local resistance. The residents of South Pasadena, for example, have successfully opposed a plan to extend Interstate 710 for decades.