Why The Expo Line is Becoming A Major Pain in My Ass

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Now see this is the kind of bullshit I do not appreciate…

There’s a sign up on Crenshaw Boulevard at Exposition letting drivers know that the Shaw is going to be shut down at Exposition this Friday at 9 p.m. through Sunday for work on the Expo Line. A pain in the ass, but one that is manageable with advanced notice.

Tonight, I leave the tennis courts as I normally do, make a U-turn head back to Crenshaw and bust a left only to find that Crenshaw is closed at Exposition Boulevard, forcing me to make a detour around Earlez Grill and back to Rodeo over to 12th Avenue.

Look—we’re reasonable people. If you’re going to shut down the street on Tuesday night—then say that. Don’t put up a sign that says Friday through Sunday the street will be closed.

All I am saying is that in a city that can’t manage to get most of its projects completed on time and within budget, we sure are bending over backwards on this Expo Line, including working around the clock, holidays and all to complete it. And still, day in and day out, I can count on one hand with all five fingers in tact the number of Blacks I’ve seen working on the Expo Line from La Brea Avenue down to USC. Oh and lest I forget to mention how I hate the way it just split our neighborhood in half in effect aiding and abetting the already out of control gentrification of my neighborhood.

I’m just saying…

The Court of Public Opinion

  • DeDeJones

    NO WAY! Fight the power!
    Do NOT let them gentrify your hood!!!
    WTF???
    BURN IT ALL DOWN, BABY!!
    BURN IT TO THE GROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fireram03

    YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE EMPLOYMENT OF BLACK
    PEOPLE WORKING ON THE LINE! I LIVE IN USC AREA 10YRS
    AGO WOULD NOT SEE A USC STUDENT GOING PAST KING BLVD
    NOW I SEE THEM LIVING ALL THE UP IN THE SLAUSON AREA!
    THEY GETTING BOLD ON US TRYING TO TAKE BACK THE AREAS
    THEY ABANDONED YEARS AGO!LMAO

  • Spokker

    Hello,

    I am a half-white/half-Hispanic man from Orange County, CA. I will be visiting the areas served by the Expo Line and spending money in those neighborhoods. I hope to move into one of the lofts that are sure to be built near the various stations.

    Thank you and God bless.