August 2012

Sixth Street Viaduct Design Competition Presentations (Sept. 2012

As a result of its declining condition, the Sixth Street Viaduct is in need of replacement.  The City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering is working in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to design a new viaduct.

The City of Los Angeles has undertaken a Design Competition to select a design team for the new viaduct.

The three design firms that have been selected as finalists will present their designs to the public over the course of four public meetings in September 2012.  Come see the designs and models and provide your feedback.

The three design firms are:



Parsons Brinckerhoff

Meeting times…

LADWP Asks Customers to Continue Conserving Energy Where Possible During Heat Wave

LOS ANGELES — As a heat wave continues to roast the Southland, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power asks customers to keep conserving energy use where possible between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. today, while staying safe. A statewide Flex Alert was issued yesterday by the California Independent System Operator (CAL ISO) to encourage energy conservation through Sunday, August 12. LADWP joins CAL ISO in this call, asking customers for conservation to prevent overtaxing the electrical infrastructure that serves Los Angeles around the clock daily.

Energy demand in Los Angeles reached 5642 megawatts Thursday but today’s demand is expected to approach higher levels, as the heat wave reaches its peak intensity, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for the fourth straight day in

First EV “Fast” Charger, Other Sustainable Lifestyle Options for the Arts District & Downtown L.A.

L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar & Yuval Bar-Zemer, Developer Linear City Announce First EV “Fast” Charger, Other Sustainable Lifestyle Options for the Arts District & Downtown L.A.

Test-Drives of the Nissan Leaf Offered After Announcements


Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar will join Linear City Development, ECOtality electric vehicle charger manufacturer, and EV advocates to announce the first fast charger in the City of Los Angeles. The Blink DC fast charger, which can charge a Nissan Leaf and other EVs in roughly 30 minutes, is located in an Arts District public parking lot next to a suite of 10 standard EV chargers. The addition of three EVs to a local car-sharing program and a new farm-fresh market will also be announced at the lot across from Linear City’s Biscuit Company and Toy Factory Lofts. The new programs will add to the vibrant, sustainably-focused community expanding in the popular urban district.