A gated community at the far edge of the Los Angeles area, 88 miles from downtown and 35-40 miles from Riverside and San Bernardino, has turned into a “gated ghetto” as banks foreclose and many properties go vacant, while many others become cheap rentals. Not asked: how will the new residents get to work? Will commuter buses get more crowded? (LA Times, Ben Ross) (Tip: Ben Ross)
Ped hit at Wisconsin and M
A driver hit and seriously injured an elderly pedestrian in Georgetown last night. Georgetown Voice editor Iris Kim witnessed the accident and said the pedestrian was not crossing with the light. (Georgetown Voice, Scott C.) (Tip: Scott C.)
Stroll and circulate freely
As promised, following Ken Archer’s experiences, the Circulator has formally changed its rules to allow strollers. Only smaller strollers are allowed, and only if the “priority area” is not already occupied by people with disabilities or seniors with walkers.
Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich (R), who championed the ICC and tried to kill the Purple Line, will run again this fall. (Post) … Columnists are fairlypessimistic about Vince Gray’s chances in the DC mayoral primary (Post, Examiner) … Jack Evans will run for Council chair. (WTOP)
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