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Parking spaces transformed into parks -- for a day

September 17, 2010 |  1:47 pm

Parks, not parking:
Today is the fifth Park(ing) Day, an "annual open-source global event during which citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places."  Participants are taking L.A.'s ubiquitous parking spots and transforming them into varied projects from mini-parks to community gardens.  The L.A. Streets Blog has the info for interested Angelenos. 


PARK(ing) Day: User-Generated Urbanism from Brandon Bloch on Vimeo.

L.A. tech scene loses a stalwart: Los Angeles tech blog Lalawag is shutting down. After two years of providing ValleyWag style tech news and commentary for the non-Silicon valley (and surrounding locales), Sean Percival and wife, Laurie, are closing up shop so that Sean can focus on his new job at MySpace

City makes cyclists a map: The L.A. Department of Transportation has launched a Google Map that shows all completed and planned bicycle projects for the current fiscal year, reports LAist. Any new projects approved by the City Council this year will be added.

The Chosen Taco: For L.A. Jews looking for a uniquely L.A. way to stuff themselves before the Yom Kippur fast begins Friday night, check out the Takosher food truck, reviewed by Blogging L.A. Those hungering for Brisketacos and Laketacos can find the truck by following them @takosher on Twitter.

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