Option A: What the Neighbors Think.


Metro is planning a light rail train down the center of Van Nuys Bl. extending from Pacoima to Van Nuys, stopping at Oxnard St. Less probable is a dedicated bus line. Their final decision, as to what type of transport to build (bus or train) and where to service these will come in June 2018.…

Option A: That First Email.


  Some six weeks ago, I went to MacLeod Ale and learned about an impending “slum clearance” in Van Nuys. I was shown a sheet of paper in the owners’ office, laying out the destruction of the industrial neighborhood, just to the south of the brewery. “Option A”, by Metro, planned to demolish 33 acres,…

Option A: An Open Letter to Ms. Sheila Kuehl


"Sheila James Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) is an American politician and former child actor, currently the member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 3rd District. In 1994, she became the first openly gay California legislator and in 1997, she was the first woman to be named Speaker pro Tempore in…

Option A: Destruction Dressed Up as a Dream Scheme.


From Oxnard north to Calvert, from Kester to Cedros, in Van Nuys, Metro Los Angeles is proposing a 33-acre light rail repair yard. “Option A” will require the eviction, demolition and clearing of some hundred or more businesses that hug the Orange Line industrial area. To the casual passerby, this area looks like a shabby…