Highland Park author awarded $625,000″genius” grant; Councilman Ryu sets course for driverless vehicles; 710 Freeway closures

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  • Josh Kun, a communications professor and author from Highland Park, is one of this year’s winners of a $625,000 MacArthur “genius” grant.  L.A. Times
  • 4th District Councilman David Ryu wants the city to be ready to support self-driving vehicles by 2035.  Council District 4
  • Drivers and driver-less vehicles will have to take alternate routes as the northbound 710 Freeway through East Los Angeles will be closed for nine weekends as part of a pavement replacement project. KPCC
  • The police pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Echo Park  didn’t last very long — or go very fast — thanks to some heavy Dodger traffic. The incident happened Wednesday night as the cars of Dodger fans clogged Sunset Boulevard. Officers on the police scanner could be heard describing how the suspect was heading eastbound “very slowly” before turning onto Douglas Street in Angeleno Heights. From there the suspect headed down an alley, only to encounter even more congestion. “Believe it or not, we have traffic in the alley,” said an officer. The suspect was apprehended a short time later.
  • L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference: Growing Up with Character Bulletin Board
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  1. Dodgers stadium traffic is helping to stop criminals! I take back everything bad I said about the traffic now lol

  2. Maggie Nelson in Highland Park also won the MacArthur!

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