When the Orange Bus Line Was Rail – History & Photos

The Metro Orange Line: it’s named like a rail line and looks like one on system maps, but you won’t find tracks along this 18-mile transit corridor through the San Fernando Valley. In fact, state law has forbidden aboveground rail transit along this route since 1991 — the legacy of local homeowners who fought against surface rail in favor of a much more expensive subway. Instead, since 2005 super-long articulated buses have rolled down the Orange Line’s dedicated, paved roadway, which now stretches from North Hollywood to Chatsworth.

But change may be arriving soon. On Oct. 29, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution introduced by council member Tom LaBonge calling on the state legislature to repeal the 1991 ban — a first step toward upgrading the Orange Line’s bus rapid transit with the sort of light rail technology used on the Metro Blue, Green, Gold, and Expo lines.


Encino Neighborhood Council – LA City Controller Ron Galperin Guest Speaker

Encino NC Board Meeting: Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 7pm Encino Community Center: 4935 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

Food provided by Poquito Mas Refreshments served at 6:30pm

Guest Speaker:LA City Controller Ron Galperin, State of City Budget and Fiscal Sanity Follow this link to view the 5-28-14 Encino NC Board Meeting Agenda

Encino NC Finance Committee Meeting Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 7:00pm Encino Community Center (Back Craft Room): 4935 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316 Follow this link to view the 5-28-14 Finance Committee Agenda […]

When Sunland Was Still Roscoe – History

Roscoe Postcard 1938

Neighborhoods changing their names isn’t new. Here’s a bit of history about Roscoe the neighborhood and Roscoe the Blvd.


Most Valley residents recognize the name Roscoe related the Boulevard that crosses the entire area. Originally, the street was a plowed line designating the north and south parts of the Valley. Roscoe was the name of present day community of Sun Valley from 1898 until 1948. Originally the town was called Roberts for a local general store. The name Roscoe was dropped due its use as a racist slur.

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