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LA Metro Awarded $703.6M For Transportation Projects

LA Metro Awarded $703.6M For Transportation Projects



2018-05-17T01:12:52+0000

The California Transportation Commission today approved $703.6 million in SB-1 funding for LA Metro transportation projects in LA County.

Today’s funding announcement is in addition to a recent SB-1 award of $1.088 billion to LA Metro from the California Transportation Agency.



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This #MemorialDayWeekend make fire safety a priority. Before you start cooking, make sure you thoroughly check around the grill for flammable materials. Never leave your cooking unattended, and keep a fire extinguisher close by.

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UPDATE: Rangers are following up with hikers who reported last seeing Mr. McGuire north of the parks and in good condition on Friday, 5/25. The search is considered active and ongoing until we are able to confirm and contact Mr. McGuire directly and determine he needs no assistance. Thank you all for looking out for Mr. McGuire!

Rangers are seeking information to aid in the search for a missing hiker, Stephen McGuire.

If you have any information, or if you have hiked between Mount Whitney and Reds Meadow since Thursday, May 10th, whether or not you think you saw Mr. McGuire, please call the tipline at 888-653-0009. ...

UPDATE: Rangers are following up with hikers who reported last seeing Mr. McGuire north of the parks and in good condition on Friday, 5/25. The search is considered active and ongoing until we are able to confirm and contact Mr. McGuire directly and determine he needs no assistance. Thank you all for looking out for Mr. McGuire!

Rangers are seeking information to aid in the search for a missing hiker, Stephen McGuire. 
 
If you have any information, or if you have hiked between Mount Whitney and Reds Meadow since Thursday, May 10th, whether or not you think you saw Mr. McGuire, please call the tipline at 888-653-0009.

 

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Prayers for Stephen McGuire to return home to his loved ones very soon.

Travis hey bud, not sure if you may have seen this man, be in the lookout bud. Safest of travels to you.

Shared . Praying 🙏🏻

Never should hike alone . 🙏🏻

Keep looking

He was journaling daily on Trail Journals.com but his last post was May 8 at Walker Pass.

🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Hope he is safe!!

5 days with no food. please find him.

Prayers!!😇Hopefully a snow bridge did not collapse like it did for Ranger Randy Morgenson. Be careful out there! I read the book The Last Season by Eric Blehm.
www.ericblehm.com/books/the-last-season

Hope he is found ok. You know!?? Thinking out loud here. But We never had missing hikers or hikers who died before this Permit date system thing started. Is it really worth people's lives? Its mis-leading people in way too early to be going through the Sierra. O

Hope he is found soon.

🙏🏻

News from the PCT page! A hiker reports seeing him on the 25th 25mi out from Reds Meadow well supplied & in good spirits. Perhaps his resupply plans changed on the fly. Hope the report is accurate and we see him in mammoth here shortly.

Prayers

Mark Ingersoll!!

Why do they hike alone?

Prayer for you Mr. McClure

Jolene Woehrle

Hope he's found soon

There is a photo of him with several other PCT hikers on Carson Pass Information Station’s FB page, taken yesterday. So, I’d say the chances he is not lost are pretty good.

My cousin who is also hiking the PCT was with him on 5/22. See his blog post www.postholer.com/journal/Pacific-Crest-Trail/2018/mgundry/2018-05-22/Day-51-Mather-Pass-/61830

Areli Nuñez

Prayers he is found safe

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What would you do if you saw a change in our alpine lakes? Have you noticed a change in the lakes you love to visit?

We are seeing new things happening in some of our alpine lakes, and researchers are trying to find out why we have changes in these pristine environments. Algae blooms are being noticed for the first time, and because these lakes are so remote we are looking for how this could be happening. Changes in alpine lake ecosystems can have large ramifications for the other plant and animal communities surrounding them. To find out more, see the comments below.
#WATRmonitor
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What would you do if you saw a change in our alpine lakes? Have you noticed a change in the lakes you love to visit?

We are seeing new things happening in some of our alpine lakes, and researchers are trying to find out why we have changes in these pristine environments. Algae blooms are being noticed for the first time, and because these lakes are so remote we are looking for how this could be happening. Changes in alpine lake ecosystems can have large ramifications for the other plant and animal communities surrounding them.  To find out more, see the comments below.
#WATRmonitor
Photo Credit: Kerry Scott

 

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If you were to see a change in an alpine lake we would love to hear about it directly from you. We are seeing algal blooms occurring in our alpine lakes for the first time, and we know about them because of casual observations made in the past few years by hikers and by park staff. There is now a large-scale research study happening studying algal blooms in alpine lakes in our park, and your observations are wanted! Download the WATR2016 app from your app store on any smart device equipped with a camera, then take photos of the alpine lakes you visit and upload them into the app. For more detailed instructions, check out the app in any app store. Help out in this community science effort and help make a difference for our crown jewels of our National Parks, our alpine lakes!

Could start with chemical trails.

Has there been a corresponding rise in the temperature of these lakes?

Climate change? Isn't that why there is more algae blooms in the oceans?

People using soap to wash and washing clothing directly in streams and lakes is likely one culprit. We wear chemical sunscreen and insect repellent products while in the backcountry. Those things end up in the lakes. If the forest service were to study the behavior of PCT/JMT hikers this would make a lot of sense. Each year thousands of people head out on the trails. Many of them unfamiliar with LNT principles and blind to the impact they have on the ecosystems they are enjoying.

Interesting as are some of the comments. My question: Why should you expect the lakes to remain the same? The fact is, even when the public are whipped into hysteria claiming to do the right thing (I.e.- planting trees in our forests in the 1950' & 1960s), they will screw it up with untested, idealistic, guessing management that implements a simple strategy incorrectly as they did mismanaging stand density. LNT is the ideal for most and if people visit the Parks, they should appreciate them and help keep them clean. Others should stay out of the Parks or fired from the Park Service.

I have a question directly relating to Mr. Robert T.Heydenfeldt's comment. Change is inevitable. Have you done any research by way of core samples or other methods to determine the long term cycles of the alpine lakes in question? When I visited the USACE permafrost research tunnel, you can see numerous natural changes in the same area occurring over many thousands of years, as well as just a few hundred. I think understanding first, if there is a problem, would be the foundational requirement for assessing if there was a problem. Searching for the "why" of the change might be conducted very differently when presupposing a forethought conclusion.

Which lake is that?

I would recognize that climate change is stressing these environments. I live in the Central Valley below the Sierra, and it’s hard to miss the changes that have been happening for a long time.

Are you enjoying a family camping trip this holiday weekend? Help keep bears wild by storing all food and scented items in designated storage boxes. Also, please dispose of trash in bear-resistant cans and dumpsters.

For more information and current conditions please visit www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm ...

Are you enjoying a family camping trip this holiday weekend? Help keep bears wild by storing all food and scented items in designated storage boxes. Also, please dispose of trash in bear-resistant cans and dumpsters.

For more information and current conditions please visit https://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm

 

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Lisa Lions wth lol

Caro Bueno

That's what happens when you don't store your pik-a-nik basket correctly !! Seriously for the safety of the bear and your belongings, secure your food, etc in a bear proof container..✌🌲

That guy is big!

Chance of finding a campsite tomorrow in the canyon?

#derp

See you soon.

Smarter than the average bear.

Maria Victoria

BEAR SHOPPING!

Will do! And we have our bear spray handy.

Sunday Ixquier ya salieron los osos de su invernacion

Been there. Bear getting in our car, hey we didn't know, got there late, 1st time......

I love Bears!!

That pick looks like the 80s. Truck evin has L60 bias plys on it lol

Sequoia is infested with bears. They are literally everywhere.

Markus Hölzl

Oh my...this takes me back nearly fifty years...my husband and I took a camping trip to Colorado and Wyoming in our Nissan Datsun truck, with a homemade wooden camper on the bed, that friends loaned us. It was a foot longer than the truck, and had windows in both sides and on the flap on the end. All of our food was stored in ice chests, along with dishes, pots and pans and our clothing, underneath our bed that was laid across boards spaced across the bed of the truck... the first night we were in Yellowstone National Park, camped along with other campers in tents and campers. We had just crawled into bed and pulled the quilts over us, when we heard snorting and snuffling at the foot of the bed. Remember, the camper was a foot longer than our truck, so there was that opening there. I raised my head to see what it was and looked right at a bear with his head inside, sniffing. We saw a lady in the camper next to us run out and pull her canopy down and bring chairs, etc. inside. On the other side, we saw a man haul all his children that were in tents, inside his camper. In the meantime, my husband and I just remained quiet, thinking whether or not throwing the quilts over the bear would save us, if he decided to climb up inside with us. He was as wide as the camper... after awhile, he climbed down, the man who got his kids inside shooed him off with a shovel, but not until after the bear stood up and roared at him, then shuffled off into the woods. We had a movie view through those big windows and watched the bear fool around, stand up and look around and toss a cooler around until he got it open and ate eggs someone had in it. The bear was wide enough that when he stood up at the end of a table, you couldn’t see the table. After getting back home a couple weeks later, we saw on the news that a grizzly was in the same area we were, and tried to get a young couple in a camper trailer, tearing up the door and outside walls, before rangers took care of it by either killing it or putting it to sleep, I can’t remember... we figure it was the same bear that had his head up in our truck sniffing around..

Mark Peoples

Vanessa ! 😉

Patrick Smulpaap 😱

Cara Pearson-Pratho read the comments!

Oh my...

Went camping several years ago at Yellowstone. They did not have enough camping boxes in the area we were in . They told us to keep our stuff in our truck.

Stewart Hanna check this out

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

What does it take to rescue somebody from cold, swift, and dangerous water? Park staff spent three days training in swiftwater rescue procedures in Kings Canyon last week!

Remember, use caution around rivers - even if you don't intend to swim! Many river emergencies happen when visitors accidentally fall in to the water.

Thanks to Sierra Rescue for the training and the photos! ...

 

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Why isn't kayaking allowed on the south fork of the kings river within the park?

I grew up camping in Kiings Canyoun Ntl Park. The Kings River is melted snow. It is so extremely cold and swift moving. A body will go numb quickly and can be swept awa.

Where are these pictures taken?... exactly

Some spate there Bill Ginn 😊

When I took this training in Cedar Grove in 2009 that water was horribly cold and I used a 3/2mm surfing wetsuit. I had rhinitis the whole time. The only time it stopped was when I got back in the water. When I got out though, my nose just ran and ran and ran with sinus headache and sneezing, but I did not catch a cold or get sick in any other way, fortunately. I was nearly the oldest student in the group at 58.

Great pictures, thanks!

My Sister fell in the Kings River when she was quite small and Mom who didn't swim and didn't like being in the water jumped in up to her chest and grabbed her and brought her to safety. Many years ago.

Andrew Palladino

Victoria

Love this place!

We just got back on Wednesday. We love this place ❤️❤️. Been coming here every year.

The Killer Kern claimed 14 lives last year. 🙁

Beautiful, and frighening to think how cold, and fast the water is. Your staff is da bomb! Have a great, safe season! Looks beautiful! 😍

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Today we learn of yet another school shooting in Indiana.

"It’s long overdue that our elected representatives in D.C. pass commonsense gun laws to keep our students, educators & communities safe. This problem is too common for them to wait any longer." - Eric Heins #WeSayNoMore ...

Today we learn of yet another school shooting in Indiana. 

It’s long overdue that our elected representatives in D.C. pass commonsense gun laws to keep our students, educators & communities safe. This problem is too common for them to wait any longer. - Eric Heins #WeSayNoMore

 

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TAKE THE GUNS AWAY! Look what happened in Australia! TOOK THEM AWAY and 0, yes zero, mass shootings in the last 2 years! 0! ZERO. Get it!

Laws do not deter criminals. States and school districts need to step up and make our schools more secure. I have been in and out of several schools near my home recently and I am horrified at how easy it is to walk on and off these campuses.

Has your school district improved it's security? As a parent I'm determined to work with the district where my kindergartner will go this year. So far I can't get the superintendent to even talk to me, and I can't find a time in the last year where the school district had school security on the agenda.

School security can be so much better

Where did the number 23 come from?

Thanks, Eric

UTLA will be live streaming the #Allin4Respect rally starting at 4PM today. Please join for this act of resistance and tell the Los Angeles Unified School District that they must respect the community, students, and educators. ...

UTLA will be live streaming the #Allin4Respect rally starting at 4PM today. Please join for this act of resistance and tell the Los Angeles Unified School District that they must respect the community, students, and educators.

 

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REPEAL: WEP & GOVERNMENT PENSION OFFSET !!! IN 15 STATES, TEACHERS CAN'T PAY SOCIAL SECURITY. THAT MEANS....WIDOWED TEACHERS...CAN'T RECEIVE THEIR SURVIVOR BENEFITS. SUPPORT: HR 1205, S 915, HR 1902, AND POWR HR 1583! AS KEVIN BRADY SAYS: TIME TO CORRECT THE MATH !!!

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California Teachers Association

Educators from all over California, joined by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and other education stakeholders, urged the Legislature today to support legislation that increases public education funding by setting new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) targets and certifying the Proposition 98 minimum guarantee and the continuous appropriations of the LCFF, including a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This creates certainty for educators and students in future years.Educators from all over California, joined by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and other education stakeholders, urged the Legislature today to support legislation that increases public education funding by setting new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) targets and certifying the Proposition 98 minimum guarantee and the continuous appropriations of the LCFF, including a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This creates certainty for educators and students in future years. ...

 

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REPEAL: WEP & GOVERNMENT PENSION OFFSET !!! IN 15 STATES, TEACHERS CAN'T PAY SOCIAL SECURITY. THAT MEANS....WIDOWED TEACHERS...CAN'T RECEIVE THEIR SURVIVOR BENEFITS. SUPPORT: HR 1205, S 915, HR 1902, AND POWR HR 1583! AS KEVIN BRADY SAYS: TIME TO CORRECT THE MATH !!!

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California Teachers Association

California Educators, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchii & Assemblymember Kevin McCarty Call on Legislature to Support Governor’s Proposal to Certify #Prop98 Guarantee and Ongoing Appropriations, Increase Base Targets, Special Ed Funding, and Address the Teacher Shortage

Read more: www.cta.org/About-CTA/News-Room/Press-Releases/2018/05/20180523.aspx ...

California Educators, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchii & Assemblymember Kevin McCarty  Call on Legislature to Support Governor’s Proposal to Certify #Prop98 Guarantee and Ongoing Appropriations, Increase Base Targets, Special Ed Funding, and Address the Teacher Shortage

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