Earlier this week, Blumenfield introduced a motion for the council to "instruct the Bureau of Street Services to report on the time and process for the repair of potholes and the funding that may be required to decrease the amount of time for such repairs."
The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning until midmorning Thursday for the Santa Ynez and Cuyama valleys on the Central Coast and a freeze warning for coastal and interior valleys of Ventura County.
Trains along a stretch of track near Burbank that runs parallel to San Fernando Road will only need to blast their horns in the event of an emergency — such as a person or car on the tracks.
Now in its fourth year, the Earthquake Brace and Bolt program gives eligible homeowners up to $3,000 toward the work, which usually costs an average of $5,000.
Mammoth Mountain shattered its monthly snowfall record; Bear Mountain-Snow Summit had its largest January total and Mountain High had the most snow in five years.
Past census counts have revealed that, in many areas, the homeless population has steadily increased in the last several years.
Motorists are urged to use caution Tuesday along the Tejon Pass, where interstate lanes are slick from a continued dusting of snow. Schools are closed for a second day in mountain communities east of Los Angeles because of deep snow.
The pair of emergency proclamations from Gov. Jerry Brown's office is an effort to gain funding to "help communities respond to and recover from severe winter storms that have caused flooding, mudslides, erosion, debris flow and damage to roads and highways," according to a statement.
Long Beach saw a record rainfall total of 3.91 inches, while rainfall topped 4 inches in Ojai. Road-closing rockslides have been reported in Malibu.
Saturday's demonstrators were urged to take public transit, increasing the typical Saturday ridership by hundreds of thousands.
This storm is expected to be the biggest in years. Some areas could receive as much as an inch of rain per hour, making mud and debris slides likely.
As the streets of Downtown LA filled with people, the march turned in to more of a stand-still rally.
Crowded trains pulled through Metro stations as would-be march attendees waited in long lines to board. Metro says it added cars and more frequent trains.
Forecasters warn that mud and debris flows could occur as heavy rains fell on wildfire burn scars east of Los Angeles.
Federal transportation officials are investigating a complaint that Metro is discriminating against black riders in enforcing fares. Metro denies it does so.
Property owners want to demolish bungalows at 1456 Echo Park Ave. to make room for 12 smaller homes, but a resident's proposal wants the bungalows to be named historic cultural monuments. The city's Cultural Heritage Commission decided today to take the proposal under consideration.