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A is for Safe, but H is for Healthy: Grading Mobile Food Vendors

In another attempt to regulate mobile vending, the L.A. County Department of Public Health will consider applying the health inspector’s letter grading system used in restaurants to food trucks, affecting nearly 10,000 vendors county-wide.  An L.A. Times article reported that

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Posted in Built Environment, Food and Transportation, Streets

a small slice of mobile food vending in south los angeles

UEPI is partnering with Esperanza Community Housing Corporation and The Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles on a project to examine the connection between transportation, land use and food access in South Los Angeles and identify best practices to get

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Posted in Built Environment, Food and Transportation, Streets, Transportation

facts & figures for parking day LA tomorrow-

In honor and anticipation of Parking Day L.A. tomorrow, here are some facts about parks & parking and cars in our city and region. Only 34 percent of children in the City of Los Angeles live within walking distance of

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bikes @ oxy

Last fall, the ASOC renewable energy & sustainability fund allocated money to buy ten new bike rack for the Occidental campus. Some of the new rocks have already been installed near the library, Samuelson pavilion, and the Chilcott. Facilities will

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Posted in Sustainable Oxy, Transportation

Safety in Numbers in NYC

In anticipation of the LA Bike Summit on March 7th, the UEPI blog will carry some guest entries by some of our distinguished Bike Summit guest keynote speakers. The first in this series is by Noah Budnick, Deputy Director of

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Bikes from off the boat

How long will it take me to bike off the greenhouse gases that will be emitted when my bike is shipped here all the way from China?

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Posted in Environment, Global Trade and Freight Transport, Transportation

A streetcar named REVENGE

I.  how the wheel turns… We have long associated L.A. with the entertainment industry in mental space; and with cars and sprawl as a physical place. Reels and roads, one could say. The rotation of a film reel in a

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poisoned by turkeys, levis, hawaii & the governor’s business cronies

I think that this heresy in breaking away from the ‘infinite expansion’ model of goods movement, as much as the modest fee itself, was what doomed the bill. It’s a sad commentary on the ideological blinders of part of the state’s business and political community that they find a life saving regulation to be more ‘toxic’ than the pollution that’s actually killing people every day.

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Posted in Global Trade and Freight Transport

ArroyoFest: Five year anniversary

It’s been five years since the residents of Northeast LA, South Pasadena and Pasadena took a bicycle ride down the car-free 110 freeway. LA Times blogger Steve Hyman remembers the event.: “I was lucky enough to cover the event. And,

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Bush’s Class Warfare

Friends – Just a week before Christmas, President Bush gave corporate America two big presents. On Tuesday, his Federal Communications Commission changed the rules to allow the nation’s giant conglomerates to further consolidate their grip on the media by permitting

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Posted in Environment, Media Democracy, Politics & Elections
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