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Today NPR’s Marketplace examined the effect of high speed rail on Palmdale and the likely boost to the local economy that it will bring – particularly by shortening commutes. A commuter train takes about two hours to get to Los Angeles. The bullet train could cut that time to 20 minutes. Sammy Hults lives in […]

Jul 28th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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The June 2015 California High Speed Rail Authority board meeting in Los Angeles felt more than a little familiar: During more than six hours of public comment by about 150 people, one speaker after another attacked the project as the eight-member California High-Speed Rail Authority board listened quietly. The testimony came from residents and leaders […]

Jun 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Been a little while since I last did one of these. But today’s California High Speed Rail board meeting in Los Angeles looks to be more contentious than most. The board will be hearing from Southern Californians who have strong opinions about the proposed route from Palmdale to Burbank. Here’s the board meeting agenda, and […]

Jun 9th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Los Angeles County Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Michael Antonovich don’t agree on much. Kuehl was one of the most progressive leaders in the state legislature, including the author and longtime champion of bills to create a Canadian-style single-payer health care system. Antonovich has been a leading Southern California conservative for many decades. Despite those basic […]

Jun 8th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized