“Mayor Bradley always felt that the most productive line was the Wilshire corridor line. It was one of the principal underpinnings to the large subway system he had contemplated.”Even homeowners who rose up in opposition to the Wilshire subway have mellowed as development has continued apace and traffic has increased.”Things have gotten progressively worse over the past 20 years, and today we need rapid transit more than we ever did,” said Diana Plotkin, president of the Beverly Wilshire Homes Assn., which includes much of the Fairfax area. “We do need a solution to this horrible traffic problem.”Assuming that Waxman rescinds his ban, she said, her group would not oppose a subway to the beach, as long as it ran straight out Wilshire Boulevard and the city kept development along Wilshire under control.On that score, she is skeptical, given the unabated development of retail stores, residences and restaurants in the area in recent years.Other cities, too, have overcome previous resistance to mass transit on the Westside.
Clinton and Gore did win back many of those Southern states, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. (Jimmy Carter won his home state of Georgia in 1980, but Democrats lost it in 1984 and 1988.)Still, it’s also possible that Clinton, the governor of Arkansas, would have won those states without Gore’s help.The nongeographic balancing actThe real kind of balancing act that candidates seem to be aiming for isn’t so much geographic as it is experiential. We matched up the offices candidates and their running mates held prior to being elected; often, but not always, there’s some sort of a mix of experience (that is, a governor will choose a senator).But then, it goes beyond even that President Obama chose a fellow senator, but someone who had been in office for much longer than him.
4 hours agoHeat wave continues; rain PM TuesdayThe heat wave continues! Another 90 high . Clouds and a SW breeze are keeping us warm first thing this morning. We’re all heading out the door into the 70s. PESCA: And it also means that no one reaches base. Well, in this game, a couple hits, a walk, an error. So four Dodgers reached base, but they were all erased.
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