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Hunger strike participant decries MTA fare increase for eating away at household budget

June 30, 2010 | 10:43 am

L.A. Beez has a report on the effect of the MTA's fare increase on families, including an interview with a hunger strike participant:

Rosa Miranda, who participated in the eight-day hunger strike, said the $26-a-month increase in transportation costs her family will see because the fare hike cuts into the basic household budget.

Other goings-on around Web L.A.:

Alhambra's new arch: Curbed L.A. mercilessly mocks Alhambra's new arch, made to resemble the Arc de Triomphe in Paris:

Designed by architect Lawrence Moss, the arc cost just $300,006, and is made of stucco, drywall, and a lightweight foam concrete called Stonekote … the idea came about after a city official spotted an image of the Arc de Triomphe in a magazine.

Santa Monica Airport departure path battle: Santa Monica and Venice residents could be in for a fight over departure patterns from the Santa Monica Airport. Check out Yo! Venice! blogger Bret's take here:

Help send Santa Monica Airport traffic to Santa Monica rather than let a unified and vocal Santa Monica keep sending them to the skies above Venice!!

King Kong ride back in business: Universal Studios is opening its new King Kong ride Thursday after the old version was destroyed in a fire. Reports the Daily News:

A replacement for the cheesy animatronic, banana-breath encounter, "King Kong 360 3-D" combines state-of-the-art digital filmmaking with eco-friendly theme-park-ride technology.

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