Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, June 28, 2012. California is dealing with a budget crisis and cities are mourning the loss of redevelopment agencies, but development is still underway in the Valley.
The L.A. City Council OKd $500,000 for a project to repair cracked sidewalks in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. The money apparently came from leftover funding that the city's shuttered redevelopment agency squirreled away. Daily News
Downtown and Culver City welcomed the Expo Line earlier this year; Now it's the Valley's turn for a transportation upgrade.
It's only two days away until the Orange Line extension opens, connecting Chatsworth to Canoga Park. Metro will celebrate the opening day with free admission, live music and food. If you don't commute between the two neighborhoods, the expansion has some other features, including a new four-mile bikeway and pedestrian path. L.A. Times