Theoretically, public transportation should be a rapid and cost-effective solution for getting around town. It works in just about every city; however, Los Angeles is a unique metropolis in and of itself.
Are we're not talking pocket change. LA's failure to build the Subway to the Sea when it should and could have means it will now cost us billions of dollars more to bring the train to the Westwood VA rather than all the way to the Pacific Ocean. And that's if we are lucky.
An iconic, large-scale sculpture by Donald Lipski, an internationally renowned sculptor, has been installed at Metro's new El Monte Station, opening on Oct. 14. The sculpture, entitled Time Piece, is a monumental clock tower-with a twist.
Prone as we are in LA to earthquakes, fires, floods, civil unrest and terrorism, there are many risks associated with life in the big city. Tunneling under a small portion of Beverly Hills is not one of them.