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Home of first In-N-Out considers temporary ban on new drive-throughs

May 20, 2010 |  3:52 pm

Baldwin Park, the home of the first In-N-Out in 1948 -- and maybe even the first drive-through hamburger stand in California -- is considering a moratorium that would block new drive-through businesses, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.

http://findlocal.latimes.com/images/content_items/4x3/214/ECE/DB7/in-n-out-burger-image-1.jpegIf the City Council approves the ordinance, a moratorium could be in place for 45 days -- and would apply to businesses such as banks, pharmacies and fast-food restaurants. Existing businesses would not be affected.

"After the 45 days, if it doesn't appear it's going to be beneficial to us, we'll drop it," Mayor Manuel Lozano told the paper.

Councilman Richard Pacheco said the city is trying to attract "a different type of restaurant to the community."

New bike maps: Continuing its good news for bikers this week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released its first new countywide bike map since 2006.

http://thesource.metro.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/BikeMap.jpgThe map, which includes new bike facilities and topographical features, is being conveyed to Google for use in its bike directions feature on Google Maps, according to Metro's blog The Source.

Metro's bike pageis full of information -- everything from downloadable bike guides to safe-cycling tips.

Earlier this week, as part of Bike Week LA, Metro announced that it would lift rules that restrict bikes on Metro trains during rush hour.

Record rainfall: Yup, you read that right. Tuesday's heavy downpour – well, more like drizzle – apparently set a rainfall record in Long Beach, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

You want to throw an outdoor party? History said to hold the event May 18. Now, everything we knew is wrong.

When it was finally over at dusk, Long Beach had weathered .05 inches of rain for the day, drowning the oft-tied record, which was no rain. … Well, after the Storm of May 18, we don't know what to believe anymore. We're keeping our galoshes handy in the mudroom.

-- Kimi Yoshino

Kimi Yoshino is a Times assistant city editor. Have news for Linking L.A.? E-mail newstips@latimes.com

Photo credits: (top) Los Angeles Times

(bottom) MTA