Nita Lelyveld, an @latimes metro writer, writes City Beat snapshots of L.A. life. I also RT #mydayinla. DM story ideas/feedback. RTs are not endorsements.

A house that claimed his fame

latimes.com — There are many ways you could list the well-known white house in Hancock Park that is on sale for $2.1 million: It has a pool, a sauna and a steam room. A home theater with a bar. Six bedrooms and six baths. Nineteen Michelangelo's Davids lined up along the curve of its front lawn.

Basketball court plan in Runyon Canyon expected to get benched

latimes.com — In November, Los Angeles gave the OK for a private donor to build a badly needed retaining wall in Runyon Canyon Park, along with a basketball court that would bear his company's logo.

On Swain Street, It's Always Memorial Day N. Phila. Neighborhood Remembers Its Own.

articles.philly.com — That belief faced the toughest of tests 29 years ago, on Aug. 25, 1968, when the big brown Army car made its way slowly down the narrow Fairmount street. Neighbors drinking beer on the steps stopped talking. Ed Ward recognized a major - because of ``the scrambled eggs on his hat.'' ``When I saw that car I almost knew,'' Ed Ward says.

Trains are packed as Metro's Expo Line extension to Santa Monica opens

latimes.com — It was 1953 when the last Pacific Electric streetcars traveled between downtown Los Angeles and the Santa Monica shore. On Friday, that popular old route was reborn with the extension of the Expo Line across a territory whose major thoroughfares now are routinely jammed, bumper to bumper.

Transit buff came all the way from Canada to ride Expo Line

latimes.com — It has been more than six decades, but passenger rail is finally returning to the gridlocked Westside. Metro's Expo Line extension opens today and will run from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Santa Monica.

Big crowds expected tomorrow, but plenty of riders hit the beach today

latimes.com — It has been more than six decades, but passenger rail is finally returning to the gridlocked Westside. Metro's Expo Line extension opens today and will run from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Santa Monica.

Big crowds board westbound Expo Line train at Culver City station

latimes.com — It has been more than six decades, but passenger rail is finally returning to the gridlocked Westside. Metro's Expo Line extension opens today and will run from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica officials seek to seize the Expo Line moment

latimes.com — Santa Monica leaders are hoping to get as much mileage as they can from the opening of the Expo Line extension. They've said from the get-go that they want to use the big moment to get people excited about public transportation .

Uber offering discounts for rides to or from Expo Line stations

latimes.com — It has been more than six decades, but passenger rail is finally returning to the gridlocked Westside. Metro's Expo Line extension opens today and will run from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Santa Monica.

'Queen Mimi' is at home on the red carpet � and a strip-mall laundromat

thestate.com — Just to be clear, Mimi was famous long before anyone made a movie about her. People called her the Queen of Montana Avenue - but not because she was rich. Now this 90-year-old who for nearly two decades slept in a strip-mall laundromat spends her days fielding interview requests from the likes of People magazine.
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Aug 30, 2016

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Aug 30, 2016

Cops found the PTA president with drugs in her cart. But was she framed? And why? Our @latimes 6-part page-turner:  http://fw.to/Ymj31Xj 

Aug 30, 2016

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