Free bus rides for cyclists on Bike to Work Day; guns-for-gift cards event falls short

Free Ride: Cyclists can get a free ride today, May 17, on Metro and DASH buses as part of Bike To Work Day. Bike riders need to bring their helmet as well as a bike to quality for a free bus ride. Metro

Guns: City officials could not explain a nearly 40% drop in the number of weapons collected at this past weekend’s gun buyback events near Dodger Stadium and in Mission Hills. Gun owners turned over 478 firearms — including shotguns and assault weapons  — in return for gift cards. In comparison, last year’s event collected 788 guns. My News LA

River Path:  The project to close an 8-mile gap in the L.A. River path between Elysian Valley and Vernon is moving forward. Metro staff has recommended paying the firm CH2M Hill $45.9 to conduct engineering and environmental studies for the bike and pedestrian path that would run along the west bank of the river through Downtown.  Once the gap is filled the path will stretch 32 miles from Griffith Park to Downtown Long Beach. The Source

Cal State LA:  The keynote speakers at next week’s commencement ceremonies at Cal State L.A. include Ana Ponce, Chief Executive Officer, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy; Cástulo de la Rocha, President and Chief Executive Officer, AltaMed Health Services; and Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

Award:  Brittany A. Estrada, an English language arts teacher at the Los Angeles Leadership Academy High School in Lincoln Heights, was honored by Hispanas Organized for Political Equality with a Latina Advocate Award  for her leadership and community service.

Lost in Elysian Valley: Brown, medium sized bull terrier mix. The Eastsider

Real Estate: Grand Opening of The E.R.B., Innovative Single-Family and Mixed-Use Residences in Eagle Rock (Sponsored)

For Sale: Renovated 1906 Craftsman on huge lot with loads of possibilities (Sponsored)

Eastside Scene of the Day

Carroll Avenue Victorian, Angeleno Heights | Gina Acuna

Support The Eastsider!

Talk is Cheap, Gathering News is Not

Join the Reader Sponsors whose financial support helps defray the cost of news gathering and storytelling that keep our neighborhoods informed and connected.

Here’s What is Going on Across The Eastside

Submit An Event

Post a Comment

Please keep your comments civil and on topic and refrain from personal attacks. The moderator reserves the right to edit or delete any comments. The Eastsider's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy apply to comments submitted by readers. Required fields are marked *