Decades-long 710 Freeway widening plans canceled

The Metro Board of Directors voted Thursday to end its efforts to widen the Long Beach (710) Freeway and to use the $750 million allocated to that project instead for improvements to southeast Los Angeles communities along the freeway.

Villanueva gives Metro ultimatum on transit policing

Calling the current shared system of policing Los Angeles County's transit system a failure, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday he will pull all his deputies from transit patrol duties on July 1 unless his department is awarded a contract to provide all policing on buses, trains and stations.