New Metro changes the way travellers experience Los Angeles

first_imgNew Metro changes the way travellers experience Los AngelesNew Metro changes the way travellers experience Los AngelesBeginning May 20, 2016, visitors to Los Angeles will have the opportunity to experience the city’s neighbourhoods like never before as Phase 2 of the long-awaited Metro Expo Line Extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is completed.To commemorate this milestone and celebrate the three-year anniversary of its eco-tourism initiative, carfreeL.A., Discover Los Angeles is unveiling two new self-guided itineraries:DISCOVER DOWNTOWN CAR FREE – Dive deep into one of L.A.’s most talked about neighbourhoods and explore new hotel developments, restaurants and cultural attractionsDISCOVER METRO EXPO LINE CAR FREE – Ride the Metro’s 15 mile (24.1km) stretch from Downtown to Santa Monica and experience neighbourhood gems in between.“The Metro Expo Line Extension marks a significant moment in L.A. County’s transit revolution, making it easier and more convenient to see all that L.A. has to offer,” said Ernest Wooden Jr., president and CEO of Discover Los Angeles.“For the first time in 63 years, residents and visitors will be able to travel between Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica aboard a railway. The 6.6 mile (10.6km), USD$1.5billion extension project is proof that our city is committed to changing perceptions of our car-centric roots, while programs like carfreeL.A. enhance the Los Angeles visitor experience without relying on a car.”Downtown Los Angeles is undergoing a major renaissance in multiple facets ranging from celebrated cultural institutions and world-class dining to globally-inspired street art and premier entertainment venues. Metro makes navigating these attractions a breeze with several stops located in and around the neighborhood.The new DISCOVER DOWNTOWN CAR FREE itinerary highlights the new SkySlide, a glass-bottomed slide hovering 1,000 feet above city sidewalks; Grand Central Market, a downtown landmark since 1917; The Last Bookstore, California’s largest used and new book and record store, and so much more.The second self-guided itinerary, DISCOVER METRO EXPO LINE CAR FREE, features must-see and -do activities at multiple stops along the 15 mile stretch from Downtown to Santa Monica, where visitors can hop on and off the Metro and get immersed in distinctly different neighborhoods ranging from Exposition Park, home to a world-class collection of museums, sports facilities and recreations areas; La Brea, hub for culture, shopping, art and dining; Culver City, one of L.A.’s most historic and scenic neighborhoods filled with eclectic mix of bookstores, furniture stores and top notch dining; Westwood, cultural mecca and home base for UCLA, surrounded by Beverly Hills, Century City and Brentwood; and Santa Monica, named one of the Top 10 Beach Cities in the World by National Geographic.“The Metro Expo Line Extension will offer tourists a convenient and enjoyable way to travel from Downtown L.A. to the beaches of Santa Monica and popular neighborhoods in between,” said Metro CEO Phil Washington. “We are excited to debut the newest extension to our network of railways that connect travellers to various L.A. regions, which is home to world-class entertainment, attractions and cultural institutions including, Universal Studios in Hollywood, Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown and so much more.”carfreeL.A. was launched on Earth Day in 2013 and offers self-guided and curated itineraries to explore the city’s neighborhoods via foot, bike and public transportation. Itineraries are centered on exploring various Los Angeles neighborhoods, attractions and hidden gems. Discover Los Angeles Source = Discover Los Angeleslast_img read more

In total it was a nearperfect day for the Cardin

first_imgIn total, it was a near-perfect day for the Cardinals, as they torched Indianapolis for a 40-11 win.Kicker Jay Feely also got in on the fun, booting four field goals (including two from 48 yards or farther). However, Feely’s first field goal try of the game was blocked, marking his first miss since Week 1.The Cardinals amassed more than 400 yards on offense, while holding Indianapolis to 239. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had a QB rating of just 60.1 on the day, completing 20-of-39 passes for 163 yards, one touchdown and one pick-six. The Colts did not score a touchdown until the fourth quarter, when Luck went over the middle to tight end Coby Fleener for 17 yards. That score (and the following two-point converstion) brought Indianapolis within 23, but Feeley added two field goals in the fourth to mark the final score.Arizona improved to 7-4 on the season and is currently in second in the NFC West. It is the team’s best start since 2009 — which was the last time it made the playoffs. The Colts fell to 7-4, although they still maintain a comfortable lead in the AFC South.THE GOODThe Cardinals converted seven out of 14 first downs.The defense got to Luck often, racking up eight QB hits. Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – Palmer’s 314 passing yards marked the 30th time in his career he’s topped the 300-yard mark, including his second occasion for the Cardinals.– The Cardinals 7-4 record ties their best mark since moving to Arizona. The only other years they’ve done it were 1988 and 2009.– It was the Cardinals’ first time topping 30 points all season, and their first 40-point game since beating the Denver Broncos 43-13 in 2010. That game also marked the last time they’ve won by such a large margin.UP NEXTArizona travels to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles, who are currently tied for lead in the NFC East. Kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. MST. Watch the game on Fox 10 or tune in to KTAR 92.3 FM or Arizona Sports 620 AM. – / 34 Top Stories center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Mendenhall had a big first quarter, and he capped off his productive day with a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The six-year veteran had his both his longest run (15 yards) and his longest catch (24) of the season.Tight end Rob Housler was also active in the Cardinals offense. He had two long first-quarter grabs, and he finished with four catches for 51 yards.Palmer completed 26 out of 37 passes and had two touchdowns and a QB rating of 114.THE BADNot much to complain about here, but the Cardinals did have nine penalties for 84 yards. A holding call on tight end Jim Dray in the fourth quarter took away what would have been Mendenhall’s second rushing touchdown of the day.The offensive line had a better showing than it usually does, but the linemen still allowed three sacks on Palmer and six QB hits.The offense tried running a couple plays for Patrick Peterson, but he wasn’t too effective. Peterson had one catch for -4 yards and one run for 2 yards.NOTED– With five catches for 52 yards, Fitzgerald became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 11,000 yards receiving.– Floyd had his second-straight game of more than 100 yards receiving — the first time in his two-year career he’s had consecutive games of breaking that mark. The Arizona Cardinals looked hungrier than ever to get one step closer toward their first playoff berth since 2009. The team was firing on all cylinders as it hosted the Indianapolis Colts Sunday afternoon at University of Phoenix Stadium.Not only was Arizona’s defense in top form — highlighted by Karlos Dansby’s 22-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter — but the team got big contributions from players at the skill positions: Carson Palmer broke 300 yards passing; Rashard Mendenhall and Andre Ellington combined for more than 100 yards rushing; Michael Floyd went over 100 yards receiving; and Larry Fitzgerald caught two first-half touchdowns. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more