Ridership steady for Orange Line
Despite the end of the regular school year last month, daily ridership on the Orange Line remained steady at the 21,000-level -- a sign of the strong popularity of the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. busway, officials said Thursday.
Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky Zev Yaroslavsky (born December 21, 1948) is a Los Angeles County politician. He served on the Los Angeles City Council from 1975 until 1994, when he was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He was preceded in both offices by Edmund D. Edelman. said ridership numbers for June were 20,844, even though thousands of public school students were not taking the bus and summer sessions at Pierce and Valley colleges didn't start until midmonth.
In May, there were 21,878 daily boardings on the 14-mile route between North Hollywood and Warner Center.
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Mayors' chat cut short by attack
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa (born Antonio (Tony) Ramon Villar, Jr. on January 23, 1953) is the mayor of Los Angeles, California. He is the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles since Cristobal Aguilar in 1872. offered support to the mayor of an Israeli city after a telephone conversation between the two was cut off by a bombing attack.
``I admire the strength and fortitude you must summon daily,'' Villaraigosa wrote to Eli Moyal, mayor of Sderot. ``While our conversation was short, I want you to know that the people of Los Angeles stand with you.''
Villaraigosa said he was on a conference call regarding a student exchange program with Moyal, Councilman Jack Weiss Jack Weiss, is a member of the Los Angeles City Council representing the 5th district. Weiss was elected in 2001 and reelected in 2005. The 5th district includes parts of the Westside and the San Fernando Valley. , Israeli Consul General consul general
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A follow-up conversation with officials showed no Israeli officials were injured.
Villaraigosa said he is trying to arrange an exchange program of art by children of Sderot and Los Angeles.
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Concert to aid musicians' fund
WOODLAND HILLS -- A concert benefitting the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund is scheduled for Sunday at Warner Park.
The event, featuring the Preservation Hall Band, is free to the public and runs from 6-8 p.m.
Donations will go directly to the fund, which has helped 800 musicians so far, connecting them with instruments, extending financial assistance and subsidizing performances.
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Glendale hotel, labor board settle
The Glendale Hilton and the National Labor Relations Board National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), independent agency of the U.S. government created under the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (Wagner Act), and amended by the acts of 1947 (Taft-Hartley Labor Act) and 1959 (Landrum-Griffin Act), which affirmed labor's right settled a complaint alleging hotel managers threatened employees during a union membership drive, labor leaders said Thursday.
In May, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against the hotel, alleging hotel managers interfered with a campaign by Unite HERE Local 11 to unionize immigrant workers.
Hotel managers and the National Labor Relations Board reached a settlement late last week, avoiding a scheduled Monday hearing.
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