Our regional public transit authority, Metro, recently opened the Expo Line, which takes Downtown and South Los Angeles passengers to exciting stops along a beautiful new light rail route. It includes stops near STAPLES Center, Exposition Park museums like the California African-American Museum, Crenshaw Boulevard, and more! And on Wednesday, the Expo Line’s newest stop opens in Downtown Culver City (8804 Washington Blvd.), allowing thousands of passengers a day to travel from Venice Boulevard to their jobs and schools. This will transform the accessibility of Los Angeles for scores of our kids on the Westside, allowing them to reach Downtown in an hour without a car, and you can learn about the Metro event for Culver City’s unveiling at http://www.metro.net/projects/exposition/expo-line-cc-and-farmdale-sta (and get info about the Farmdale station, which opens simultaneously and serves Dorsey High students).
Authors from our center in Venice have been invited to take part in the Metro opening day, and we’d like invite you to stop by to see them for readings every hour on the hour from 1-4PM on Wednesday, June 20. You’ll also be able to purchase copies of the book that got 826LA kids a part in the festivities, In the Morning and in the Night Too: A Metro Guide from 7th Street to the Westside. And tomorrow may be the only time you can get an author’s signature on the back!
We will be in the shade under the station platform, and there’s lots of free parking in the adjacent Culver City Station parking lot. You can read more about In the Morning and in the Night Too, a creation of 826LA’s in-house publishing from this fall blog post. And see more Expo developments at Metro’s website!