Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gil Cedillo trades our park space for votes

It was way back in 2009 when I published my first post on the abuse of Lincoln Park by several local institutions and terrible management by the City of Los Angeles. That post, entitled “Campaign for a Car Free Lincoln Park, Pt. 1“, along with a couple of follow-up posts and videos did result in […]

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How on Earth Did This Happen?

New bike corral in front of Flying Pigeon LA and Antigua coffee There it is, folks, an official City of Los Angeles bike corral, right on North Figueroa Street—that’s right smack in the heart of CD1 capo Gil Cedillo’s all-cars-all-the-time dedicated speedway for us cut-through commuters! I’m guessing our good buddy the council member’ll get […]

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Pigeon Politburo: HLP real estate for ransom? Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Join us at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop for a screening of the film Real Estate For Ransom and a Q&A with Australian director Karl Fitzgerald. Is the nefarious hipster to blame for skyrocketing housing prices and rents in Highland Park? Or are there other, less […]

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What Part of “Traffic Calming” Don’t You Understand?

Of course…another post on the manufactured controversy over the North Figueroa road diet in NE Los Angeles. I’ll summarize the situation, in case you’ve been hiding in a barrel for the last few weeks: Not long ago, after numerous community meetings, presentations, straw votes, speaker cards filled out and emails sent, etc, etc, the LA […]

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Caught in a Lie

Example of intractable traffic on North Figueroa at noon on a weekday…. Council District 1’s bossman, Gil Cedillo, has been caught in a lie again in his campaign against the North Figueroa road diet. I say “again” because, though this recent prevarication is one of the most blatant, the entire campaign is founded on untruth: […]

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Riff Raff

Riff raff casing San Marino, with ringleader “Chuck” in white The Pasadena Star-News recently broke a story on San Marino, reporting on how a brave anonymous tipster revealed the city’s plan to build a bikeways network, one that would flood the defenseless little town with “riff raff” from nearby downmarket cities such as Pasadena. What […]

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