- A report by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority recommended that a nearly 5-mile, $5.4 billion freeway tunnel would be the best way to close the 710 Freeway gap between El Sereno and Pasadena. However, a committee of MTA board members voted 3-2 in favor of a lower-cost alternative, including enhanced bus service and street and traffic signal improvements. The full Metro board is scheduled to vote on the matter next week. L.A. Times & SGV Tribune
- Claudia Rueda, a Boyle Heights resident and immigration rights activist, was picked up by border patrol agents one month after her mother was also taken into custody. A lawyer for Rueda, a Cal State L.A. student who is in the country illegally, claimed that detention is in retaliation for his client’s efforts to defend her mother. U.S. officials said it was connected to a drug bust in which her father was arrested last month. L.A. Times
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