To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Joe Cano Video: Freemont Ave south of Interstate 10

This disproves any narrative about traffic issues by Barbara Messina & Steve Placido.

Beyond the 710 - (A Better Alternative to the Tunnel)

From Sylvia Plummer, May 30, 2015

If you missed the Press Conference held at Metro Headquarters on Thursday, May 28th, here is a link to the youtube video.  Thanks to Joe Cano!

For more information about the Press Conference Event and news articles, check out the Beyond the 710 website at: http://www.beyondthe710.org/news

Advocacy Alert:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation Declares the 710 Route a National Treasure

Pasadena Heritage is thrilled with the announcement that the National Trust for Historic Preservation has declared the 710 route to be one of its critical issues and a National Treasure at Thursday Press Conference held at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Headquarters in downtown LA.

Pasadena Heritage has opposed the 710 Freeway extension for all of its 38-years history, because the negative impacts to historic homes, neighborhoods and trees could be profound. We continue to be very concerned with this controversial issue. We very much appreciate the work that Christina Morris of the National Trust has been doing with us and with communities all along the route to assemble, coordinate, and help organize the many voices who are seeking better transportation solutions!

SR-710 June Events - Mark your calendars

From Sylvia Plummer, May 30, 2015

 City of Alhambra "Close the Gap" Event
Wednesday, June 10th, 5 - 7pm
Informational letter from the Responsible Alhambrans Against the 710:

Dear Friend of Alhambrans Against the 710:
Responsible Alhambrans Against the 710 would like to invite you and your friends to come to the City of Alhambra’s “Close the Gap” event. It will not be in July, but rather in less than two weeks on Wednesday, JUNE 10 (5-7pm).  The city will close off Fremont again at the height of rush hour.  (See pictures here: http://alhambransagainst710.com/close-the-gap-day-aka-gridlock-day-july-10-2014/) Last year, the city provided blue t-shirts for all city employees who then attended. Please wear your No 710 T-shirts, buttons, or at the very least a red t-shirt.
We are planning to meet starting at 5pm under by the Alhambra arch / rose garden at the corner of Valley and Fremont. For parking, consider taking Marengo down to Valley and then turning west on Valley rather than taking Fremont south; or park at Kohls at Mission and Fremont. Carpooling and other forms of transport are highly encouraged.
Please RSVP so we know you’re coming: Alhambrans_against_710@yahoo.com
We hope we can count on your support!
Thank you!
Responsible Alhambrans Against the 710

2014: Alhambra’s Grid-Lock Day (Aka: “Close the Gap” event): http://alhambransagainst710.com/close-the-gap-day-aka-gridlock-day-july-10-2014/
SR-710 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting
Wednesday, June 10th @ Metro Headquarters
Time and room to be announced
SR-710 Draft EIR Public Hearing
Saturday, June 20  10am - 4pm
Griffith Middle School 
4765 E. 4th Street
Los Angeles, 90022


From Sylvia Plummer, May 30, 2015

  -  Last day to comment to the SR-710 Draft EIR:  July 6, 2015
    -  Resources to comment to the SR-710 Draft EIR:  Go to No710.com
    -  Link to sign the No 710 Tunnel Petition: Go to No710.com