BRIEFLY : MTA PANEL BACKS NEW TUNNEL PLAN.
An MTA (1) (Message Transfer Agent or Mail Transfer Agent) The store and forward part of a messaging system. See messaging system.
(2) See M Technology Association.
1. (messaging) MTA - Message Transfer Agent. board committee Wednesday unanimously endorsed a proposal to eliminate two crossover tunnels beneath the Hollywood Hills The Hollywood Hills, an unofficial designation of part of the City of Los Angeles, California, are part of the eastern section of the low transverse range of the Santa Monica Mountains, which extends from the Los Feliz District and Hollywood, on the south side of the Valley, to as part of North Hollywood subway extension work.
The move will save about $27.3 million, five months of delays, the need for 70,000 pounds of explosives and, very possibly, environmentally sensitive springs that flow seasonally in Runyon Canyon Park Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre park in Los Angeles, California at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, managed by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. .
The proposal, which board members said was a welcome cost savings on the $1.3 billion project, must go before the full MTA board next week.
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Proposal to convert buses goes forward
Over the objections of clean-air advocates, an MTA board committee Wednesday backed a plan to convert 127 broken-down ethanol buses to run on diesel fuel.
The ethanol buses were an early and unsuccessful foray by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority into cleaner-burning engines.
But ethanol and its chemical cousin methanol, which have both been used in the 324-bus alcohol-fueled fleet, have been blamed for high breakdown rates. The fuels corrode cor·rode
v. cor·rod·ed, cor·rod·ing, cor·rodes
1. To destroy a metal or alloy gradually, especially by oxidation or chemical action: acid corroding metal. seals, allowing coolant coolant (kōō´lnt),
n into the engine heads and causing them to seize up permanently.
The full board will take up the matter next week.
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`Doggie' composer Merrill dead at 74
Bob Merrill Bob (Robert) Merrill (born Henry Levan May 17 1921 - February 17 1998) was an American composer and lyricist.
According to the IMDb Merrill was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Other sources claim he was born and raised in Philadelphia in 1923. , the composer who asked ``How Much is That Doggie in the Window,'' committed suicide while battling a lengthy illness, his publicist said Wednesday. He was 74.
Among his many accomplishments, Merrill wrote lyrics for ``Funny Girl'' and music as well as lyrics for ``Carnival.''
He had been suffering from chronic gastrointestinal problems and died Tuesday, publicist Miriam Levin said.
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Panelist calls for study of airport
Citing the need to relieve the growing demand for air services at Los Angeles International Airport “LAX” redirects here. For other uses, see LAX (disambiguation).
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Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX , City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter Ruth Galanter was a city councilwoman from Los Angeles. She served as President Pro-Tempore and President of the city council. called Wednesday for the LAX master plan to include a study of expanding the use of Palmdale Airport.
Galanter, whose district includes LAX, is concerned that the city is counting on all of the growing demand for air services to be met by expanding the airport, creating additional traffic, noise and land-use problems for surrounding neighborhoods.
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Panel backs status change at LAPD 1. LAPD - Link Access Procedure on the D channel.
2. LAPD - Los Angeles Police Department.
The Los Angeles Police Commission has endorsed a package of city charter changes that include removing the eight deputy police chiefs from the civil service system to give the chief more flexibility in selecting his command staff.
The commission voted Tuesday to send the proposals by Chief Bernard C. Parks Bernard Parks (born December 7, 1943 in Beaumont, Texas) is a member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 8th District in South Los Angeles and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Parks attended Los Angeles City College, received his B.S. to two charter reform panels despite opposition from the Police Protective League and Command Officers Association.
The union leaders fear that removing civil service protections from deputy chiefs would stifle healthy debate and dissent.
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Police arrest man in robbery at bank
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Police on Wednesday arrested a man who robbed a customer outside a North Hollywood bank, but were seeking two accomplices who fled.
No one was hurt in the 9:15 a.m. robbery outside a City Bank branch in the 5000 block of Lankershim Boulevard, said Los Angeles police spokesman Curt Faulkner.
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Plan would relieve packed 310 area
The 310 area code will be split or ``overlaid'' with a new area code under two relief plans submitted to state regulators Wednesday by the California-Nevada Code Administration.
The 310 area includes southwest Los Angeles County and a small part of Ventura County.
Doug Hescox, the California Code administrator, said both plans are supported by the telecommunications industry, local jurisdictions and community leaders.
Under the overlay alternative, all new phone numbers in the existing 310 area after July 17, 1999 would receive the new code - still undetermined - while existing numbers would retain the 310 area code.
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