| Jul 18, 2007
On a summer night, regulars at Traxx in Union Station know to ask for a table in the beautiful garden patio out back where tables are set under towering old jacarandas. With lanterns hanging from the trees in the broad grassy courtyard, and the landmark...
| Dec 7, 2010
John A. "Jack" Kyser, the dean of Los Angeles economists who spoke as an expert on Southern California to observers around the world, has died. He was 76.
Kyser was found dead of unknown causes Monday at his Downey home, said a longtime friend, Wally...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Travelers headed to Las Vegas for some weekend fun may soon be able to begin their debauchery five hours earlier, if a proposed passenger train line between Southern California and Sin City materializes as planned next year.
Las Vegas Railway Express...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels."
"I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I...
| Jul 15, 2012
Chicago Railroad Fair was a months-long, over-the-top, "make no small plans," World's Fair-like lakefront exposition celebrating all things train.
In hopes of drumming up interest in his infant railroad — a long-shot gamble — William Ogden on...
| Mar 2, 2009
Within weeks of a commuter rail disaster in Chatsworth last fall, Metrolink engineers twice did the same thing that is suspected to have led to the deadly head-on collision with a freight train: They ran through red signal lights warning them to stop,...
| Sep 21, 2008
ATWATER VILLAGE -- One woman was injured when a printing factory in Atwater Village went up in flames Sunday morning, said a city fire spokesperson.
The blaze was called in about 9:41 a.m. at System Trade Printers, located at 4178 Chevy Chase Drive....
| Oct 10, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight railroad companies announced today they will install automated safety systems along shared tracks in the Los Angeles area by 2012.
The announcement was made in response to the...
| May 13, 2010
Work is moving ahead to bring down the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct
but Department of Transportation crews found more than just dirt under part of their construction site. They've uncovered remnants of a forgotten Seattle neighborhood.
| May 24, 2010
| 12:20 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Competition to provide passenger train service between Southern California and Las Vegas is heating up, even though the last such effort to carry fun-seekers across the Mojave Desert was derailed by a lack of customers.
| May 25, 2010
| 8:57 PM
The Department of Transportation started working on the southern portion of the viaduct replacement a few months ago. To build the new roadway, they have to run utility lines underground. That means digging into a forgotten Seattle neighborhood that's...