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Metro deletes Facebook comments about employees' use of public transit

August 11, 2010 | 10:10 am

Metro deletes Facebook comments: Metro apparently deleted a few comments on its Facebook page -– one from its own Facebook account explaining why few Metro employees take public transit to work, and another referencing the comment. Neon Tommy has an explanation:

In a lengthy reply, the Metro Los Angeles Facebook account posted that "a little more than one percent" take Metro to work. They said the number was so low because "the vast majority of Metro's employees work at one of the 11 bus divisions or 4 rail yards," in the morning or "late evening," when buses are no longer in service.

Rewind store in Echo Park: Echo Park Now writes about a literal "mom and pop" store that recently opened. They sell used and recycled electronics out of a bright storefront on Alvarado Street:

It's one of those places where, if you don't see it in the store, just ask them if they have it and they'll see what they can rustle up for you. They get the hook up from estate sales and get first pick of certain items before the general public. They will also fix your stuff for you, and they do FREE estimates!

Public art in Long Beach: LAist reports on a recently opened public art and performance space in Long Beach:

Called 'Urban Lab: Chantilly Clad,' this temporary art project uses port-related materials to create a stage in an empty lot that can be used for outdoor performances, workshops, and other events.

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