LA's Transit And Grocery Strikes? Yawn.

In jaded Los Angeles, most find the dual strikes that would cripple other cities merely an inconvenience.
October 23, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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" 'Los Angeles is like the Internet — millions of little pieces communicating with each other, and if one goes down you use another,' said Joel Kotkin, a senior research fellow at Pepperdine University who is writing a history of cities. "'It's not like an electrical grid. You can't knock it down.' ... There are a lot of reasons the strikes haven't slowed the city much. For one thing, the proportion of workers who commute via public transit is less than 5%, according to the 2000 Census."

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Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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