Los Angeles is a place where people flock to live, and it’s no wonder why. With its beautiful scenery, ample amenities and idyllic weather, the area has much to offer to those who call it home. To that end, here are a few things that are currently taking place in the area.
New Santa Monica Bike Path Officially Opens
While the opening of the new Expo line extension to Santa Monica received a great deal of attention recently, the new bike path that runs parallel to the train tracks has received very little attention. Traversing much of the same route as the light rail, the dedicated bike path has been officially opened.
Running from Culver City to Palms before hitting a mile-long gap and picking back up at Overland Avenue near the Westwood/Rancho Park station in West LA, the path does not extend to the beach. It does, however, continue west to Colorado Avenue and 17th Street in Santa Monica. Due to complications that resulted in the bike lane gap, the city is still looking for the best way to route cyclist from Palms to Overland Avenue. The route is also currently lacking bike lanes to connect the bike path east of Stewart Street in Santa Monica, while some of the route is said to be of bumpy surface and uncomfortable to ride over. Nonetheless, for those who can navigate through the confusion, the bike path allows for an alternative way to travel through the area or to simply get a little exercise while enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles sites and weather.
Highland Park to Create a Time Capsule
Currently considered one of the hottest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Highland Park has seen a significant influx of young professionals and hipsters. To capture this special time in the neighborhood’s history, Councilman Jose Huizar and the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council are moving forward with collecting mementos to place in a time capsule representing the community as it exists today. The plan is to open the time capsule in 25 years so future generations can learn more about why Highland Park was so special in 2016.
Those who are putting together the time capsule have said they are looking for those things that are “memorable, meaningful, and represent something really special about Highland Park.” One thing that will not be included in the time capsule is any technology that is soon-to-be-obsolete. Furthermore, any documents included in the time capsule have to be in print form rather than on a flash drive, USB or disk since there is no way to determine if future technology will be backwards compatible. Plans currently call for the capsule to be sealed on June 25th at the Highland Park Senior Center.
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