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  • 818 Roundup: Burbank filmmakers in the running for Super Bowl commercial; Glendale councilwoman marches in Paris

    818 Roundup: Burbank filmmakers in the running for Super Bowl commercial; Glendale councilwoman marches in Paris
    Good morning, 818! We hope you had a great weekend. Today is Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 74 degrees and a low of 48 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according...
  • Fitness model from Maryland struck and killed by train

    Fitness model from Maryland struck and killed by train
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland native and fitness model featured on the cover of numerous magazines was killed after he was struck by a train in Southern California. Burbank Police Sgt. Scott Meadows says George Plitt Jr. and...
  • Actor Greg Plitt was filming when hit, killed by Metrolink train

    Actor Greg Plitt was filming when hit, killed by Metrolink train
    Filming was underway when actor and model George Gregory Plitt Jr. was fatally struck Saturday afternoon by a Metrolink train, according to Burbank police. Police have ruled out suicide as a cause of the crash, which occurred just after 4 p.m. on...
  • Man struck and killed by Metrolink train near Burbank station

    [UPDATE 1/17 8:18 p.m.] A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near the downtown Burbank station Saturday afternoon, police said. The incident occurred around 4:09 p.m., according to Sgt. Scott Meadows with the Burbank Police...
  • Man fatally struck by train identified as actor, fitness model Greg Plitt

    Man fatally struck by train identified as actor, fitness model Greg Plitt
    A man who died after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank Saturday afternoon was identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner early Sunday as George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr., KTLA reports. The 37-year-old actor and...
  • Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear

     Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear
    To reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, California legislators passed an innovative law in 1992 to encourage solo commuters to get out of their cars and bike, carpool or take public transit to work. The measure, by then-Assemblyman Richard...
  • Amid Metrolink problems, frustrated board member quits

     Amid Metrolink problems, frustrated board member quits
    A board member for the Metrolink commuter railroad resigned this week, saying she was frustrated with the line's complicated governing structure and unwillingness to significantly improve business practices. Carolyn Cavecche, a veteran Orange County...
  • 2 struck by Metrolink trains, delaying trains

    2 struck by Metrolink trains, delaying trains
    Metrolink trains struck two people Tuesday night at two locations, killing one person, injuring another and delaying commuters during the evening rush hour, authorities said. Around 7:10 p.m., the Antelope Valley line's 285 train bound for Palmdale...
  • Metro takes extra-long electric bus for test drive on the Orange Line

    Metro takes extra-long electric bus for test drive on the Orange Line
    With a faint hum about as loud as a Toyota Prius, 60 feet of transportation history rounds a corner in a Lancaster parking lot. Fresh from a test run on Los Angeles' Metro Orange Line last week, it is the country's first electric articulated bus. "It'...
  • Metrolink train hits man on tracks in Covina, killing him

    Metrolink train hits man on tracks in Covina, killing him
    A Metrolink commuter train hit and killed a man on the tracks in Covina on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The westbound train, which started its journey in San Bernardino and was heading to downtown Los Angeles, was between the Pomona and Covina...
  • Why high-speed rail might be a target for terrorists

    Why high-speed rail might be a target for terrorists
    To the editor: George Skelton's and Jeff Morales' fanciful musings about the security advantages of high-speed trains trivialize a substantial risk. Trains cannot be flown into buildings, but they are attractive targets for terrorists. ("An upside of...