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    What is a Tongue Tie? Myofunctional Therapist Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton explains
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    What is a Tongue Tie? Myofunctional Therapist Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton explains

    February 2, 2020

    [music] Hi my name is Sanda, and I would like to share
    some information with you about tongue tie. Tongue Tie is a very serious condition and
    what it is, is the tongue is being attached to the floor of the mouth a lot more than
    it should be. And that is reflected and you can see when the child doesn’t have a free range of motion of his or
    her tongue prohibiting a child from eating normally or speaking. The good news is that tongue tie is easy to
    be treated. Please give us a call for more information
    or visit our website myofunctional therapy LA. Thank you very much for watching.

    New Blue Improvements Project — South Closure (Español)
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    New Blue Improvements Project — South Closure (Español)

    January 29, 2020

    Metro ha comenzado a cerrar partes de la Blue Line en dos etapas entre enero y septiembre de 2019 para realizar importantes mejoras. Durante el CIERRE DEL SEGMENTO SUR, el Servicio de la Blue Line estará suspendido entre la Estación Downtown Long Beach y la Estación Willowbrook Rosa Parks desde enero hasta fines de mayo de 2019. Aquí en Metro, entendemos que esto es inconveniente y apreciamos su paciencia. Estamos ofreciendo varios servicios de autobús en todas las estaciones de la Blue Line durante los cierres para ayudarlo a que sea lo menos complicado posible. Durante el cierre, busque carteles como estos y a los amables Embajadores de Seguridad de Metro Rail, en las estaciones de la Blue Line, para ayudarlo a llegar a donde necesita ir. Obtenga más información sobre los horarios de cierre y las opciones de transporte de Metro en Una mejor Blue Line está llegando. Planee con tiempo y comparta este video con todos los que conoce que viajan en la Blue Line.

    Metro Red Line Walking Tour DTLA to Hollywood
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    Metro Red Line Walking Tour DTLA to Hollywood

    January 21, 2020

    Hello, today I’m going to take you on a
    tour around LA by using the Metro red line. First catching the subway line at
    the Union Station located on Alameda Street. Fare for the subway is $7.00 for
    an all-day pass using the LA Metro Tap card. Following the signs in the Union Station to locate the red line. Getting off at Perishing Square Station
    and walking towards the Grand Central Market. Grand Central Market is located on
    Broadway between 3rd and 4th Street in LA. Grand Central Market is open from 8 a.m.
    to 10 p.m. 7 days a week. Next Desination is Angeles Plaza.
    Angeles Plaza is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of housing
    and services for older adults, with disabilities and low-income
    families. The Senior Center offers health services meals recreation and lifelong
    learning. From this location you can walk downtown
    to Disney Concert Hall, The Music Center the Broad Museum. It’s all within walking
    distance. The Chinese Theater is a movie palace on
    the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hosts movie premieres and award shows The red line takes you to Downtown LA,
    MacArthur Park, Willshire, Sunset, Hollywood and Vine. It even goes all the
    way to Universal City Walk. So at any stop you can go on an adventure.

    Top 20 Projects Completing in 2020 | The B1M
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    Top 20 Projects Completing in 2020 | The B1M

    January 5, 2020

    From striking skyscrapers to vast Olympic
    parks and stadiums on a level of ambition never attempted before, 2020 sees a new decade
    kick-off with the completion of some truly remarkable construction projects. From the overwhelming number of schemes set
    to finish this year, these are the 20 you need to keep your eyes on. Stretching over four square kilometres and
    including a major extension to the Dubai metro, the finishing touches to the 2020 Expo site
    are now being made ahead of the event’s opening in October. With more than 130 nations showcasing the
    best in global development – and with pavilions designed by some of the world’s most renowned
    architects, including Santiago Calatrava, Grimshaw and Foster + Partners – the 2020
    Expo is expected to welcome more than 25 million visitors over its six month run. Making headlines when it was first proposed
    in 2015, Melbourne’s Premier Tower is now beginning to make its mark on the city. Inspired by the music video to Beyonce’s
    “Ghost”, the skyscraper’s curvaceous facade also plays a significant structural
    role, breaking up and disrupting wind loads that would cause the tower to sway. The USD $1.84 billion Allegiant Stadium in
    Las Vegas will become the most expensive stadium ever built when it complete’s ahead of the
    2020 NFL season. With space for 65,000 spectators, the landmark
    stadium will become home to the Las Vegas Raiders – who are relocating from Oakland
    – and the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels. Topping-out in 2019 after six years of construction,
    the tallest skyscraper on New York’s Billionaire’s Row is set complete in 2020. While it won’t take the title of New York
    City’s tallest building, the 472 metre Central Park Tower will overtake the nearby 432 Park
    Avenue to become the tallest residential building in the world. Los Angeles’ striking SoFi Stadium is now
    racing towards completion and is set to host a string of high profile concerts throughout
    the summer of 2020. Becoming the new home of the Los Angeles Rams
    and Los Angeles Chargers, the 70,000 seat venue is expected to play a major role in
    the Olympic Games in 2028. Already part-occupied, November 2019 saw the
    topping out of Melbourne’s first supertall skyscraper – the 100 storey Australia 108. Rising from former swampland in the city’s
    Southbank district, the striking tower will feature the highest residences in the southern
    hemisphere when it completes in 2020. With its New National Stadium opening in 2019,
    Tokyo’s wider Olympic Park will complete early in 2020 ahead of the Olympic opening
    ceremony in July. Constructing a number of new venues and redeveloping
    some that played host to the 1964 Games, all eyes will be on Tokyo as the world’s athletes
    gather in the city. Part built on the original structure of Echelon
    Place – an incomplete complex which fell victim to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis – the 59 storey Resorts World Las Vegas is now nearing completion. Despite rumours of delays, developers behind
    the USD $4.3 billion scheme have announced that it will open in 2020, making it the first addition to the city’s Strip since the Cosmopolitan in 2010. The Daniel Libeskind-designed, PwC Tower will
    become the final high rise in Milan’s City Life master-plan, joining skyscrapers designed
    by Zaha Hadid and Arata Isozaki upon completion. The 175 metre concave structure will be the
    fourth tallest building in the city and arguably emerge as the standout tower in a country
    not known for tall buildings. April 2020 will see Vietnam’s first foray
    into hosting a Grand Prix with the completion of a 5.5-kilometre hybrid circuit. Bringing together a series of converted public
    and purpose-built roads for the race, the new routes will be handed over for public
    use after the event. Adding to an ever-growing list of state-of-the-art
    stadiums on the African continent, the 60,000 seat National Stadium in Abidjan is set to
    open in 2020. With the Ivory Coast due to host the Africa
    Cup of Nations in 2023, the venue will stage the opening ceremony and the final match of
    the tournament. Now the tallest skyscraper in the City of
    London, 22 Bishopsgate will finally complete this year. Originally the site of the Pinnacle tower
    before works were halted in 2013, the new structure rises to 62 storeys from the foundations
    of its never-realised predecessor. Already topped-out, Tower 1 at Torres Obispado
    rises 305 metres to become Mexico’s first supertall skyscraper, dethroning Chile’s Torre Costanera to become the tallest building in Latin America. Topping out in April 2019, the 363 metre Vista
    Tower will complete in 2020 offering a hotel alongside a number of residences. The structure is already the third tallest
    building in Chicago and the tallest skyscraper designed by a female architect to date. Now in its second season of construction,
    works to upgrade the wharf at Antarctica’s Rothera Research Station – making it capable
    of accommodating the new Sir David Attenborough research vessel – are set to complete in April
    2020. With the new wharf in place, construction
    crews will return in late 2020 to continue work on the wider station. The skyline of Warsaw is set to change dramatically
    in 2020 with the completion of the 53 storey Varso Tower. While the roof of the skyscraper will reach
    230 metres, the inclusion of an 80-metre spire in the building’s official height will see
    it crowned as not only the tallest skyscraper in Poland but in the whole of the European
    Union, taking the title from London’s Shard. Standing 280 metres tall and each rising to
    81 storeys, the twin towers of Brazil’s Yachthouse Residence Club will become the tallest buildings
    in Brazil when they complete and the second tallest skyscrapers in South America. Becoming the first metro in Pakistan, the
    Orange Line in Lahore is the first of three routes now proposed for the city. Running for some 27 kilometers, the new line
    is expected to serve 250,000 people each day when it completes and becomes operational
    in 2020. With Ethiopia fast-emerging as an African
    powerhouse, the 198 metre new headquarters for the state-run Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
    will become the tallest building in the country when it completes later this year. After more than a decade of construction,
    August 2020 will see Seoul’s World Cup Bridge finally open. With works first commencing in March 2010,
    the bridge was originally expected to open in 2015 but became significantly delayed due
    to financial constraints. If you enjoyed this video and would like to
    learn more about these projects and the incredible world of construction in 2020, subscribe to
    The B1M.

    LA Metro Rail to Orange County? 🍊  Future Transit USA
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    LA Metro Rail to Orange County? 🍊 Future Transit USA

    January 2, 2020

    Hey everybody, thanks for tuning in to
    Los Angelist. Today we’re going to look at a historic abandoned Pacific Electric
    Railway line being brought back to life by the County of Los Angeles; Metro’s
    planned West Santa Ana branch light rail line, which will eventually connect
    downtown Los Angeles to Cerritos and Artesia by bringing yet another one of
    our region’s numerous abandoned former Pacific Electric interurban rail lines
    back to life and could eventually even connect Metro Rail to the terminus of
    the already funded streetcar being constructed in the cities of Santa Ana
    and Garden Grove, well beyond the LA County Line all the way to the
    intersections of Harbor & Westminster boulevards in Orange County. The mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti has included a proposal to complete this line as far as
    Cerritos and Artesia in time for the 2028 Olympics. However
    today I’d like to dive into this project a little deeper than has been done
    previously and actually look at the long term prospect of connecting Orange
    County to Los Angeles County via Metro Rail. Now while I personally have some
    profound policy disagreements with the Orange County Board of Supervisors on a
    number of issues, namely approaches to immigration enforcement and homelessness
    which I could personally only describe as cruel, but on the matter of how best
    to reestablish the long-lost light rail link between Southeast LA County and
    Central Orange County, one of Orange County’s five Republican County
    Supervisors has made a point that is absolutely correct and deserves to be
    recognized. In an article published in The Voice of OC late last year, fourth
    District Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson was quoted as saying: “Us doing
    things one off and on our own is not a great idea. I think the smart approach is
    to tie in to the vast network that LA has already put a lot of investment into” and that doing so “might be a great way to troll for some dough from the federal
    government”. Not only are Supervisor Nelson’s comments absolutely correct;
    Money does tend to flow to shovel-ready projects that have already completed the
    required environmental and social impact studies, they also show that supervisor
    Nelson and his staff have actually put some serious thought into this and done
    their homework so to speak. Not too long ago this piecemeal approach that Nelson
    laments was used to, of course, spend 1 billion dollars in Orange County
    taxpayer dollars to widen the 405 freeway which, of course, only made
    traffic worse due to induced demand because the primary effect of widening a
    road is not to improve traffic flow as is often falsely claimed but rather to
    actually cause additional people to make the decision to drive in the first place
    instead of walking or taking transit. If OCTA had taken a more comprehensive
    regionally minded approach to reducing traffic gridlock on the 405 they would
    not have been able to ignore the fact that another 1 billion dollars had only
    recently been wasted doing the exact same thing to the 405 in Los Angeles
    County where it also caused traffic to become even worse. For those of us
    keeping track that’s 2 billion taxpayer dollars that have been spent just on
    those 2 freeway widenings; a catastrophic waste of public resources that has not
    even benefited those who actually have to drive on the 405 each day, but I
    digress. Through such reckless failures of
    governance as the harmful and costly impulse to continually widen area
    freeways, it has become abundantly clear that a more effective and cooperative
    regional approach to addressing the transit needs of those who commute
    between Los Angeles and Orange Counties each day is warranted.
    And, just as we did with our recent successful effort to improve service
    frequency on Metrolink by 2028; That’s where you come in. Separate into state
    from 2016’s Measure M in Los Angeles County, Orange County also has the
    transit funding sales tax, also called measure M. If you agree that an ambitious, unified and coordinated approach to solving Los Angeles and Orange County’s
    shared traffic woes is desperately needed, the Orange County Board of
    Supervisors needs to hear from you as soon as possible. Specifically, they need
    to hear that supervisor Shawn Nelson was indeed right to suggest that Metro Rail
    should be used to reconnect Los Angeles and Orange counties, and that they should take action and seek funding for a Metro rail connection between Los Angeles and
    Orange County using the same historic route as the old Pacific Electric red
    cars did right up until the bitter end in 1950.
    In addition to 4th district supervisor Shawn Nelson, who you should absolutely
    call and thank for suggesting this idea in the first place, Orange County is represented by four other County Supervisors who need to
    hear from you that they should help fund an extension of Metro Rail to Harbor &
    Westminster Westminster Boulevards in Orange County. Extending Metro Rail to Orange County would give the two counties of Los Angeles and
    Orange something to share in common other than bad traffic and good surfing,
    and such a unified two-county approach would have the added bonus of providing
    infrastructure friendly politicians at the state and federal levels with a
    larger and more politically useful target for future funding since, as Metro
    CEO Phil Washington often likes to point out, government funding tends to flow to
    projects that have completed studies and are already ready to break ground,
    because there is practically nothing our politicians seem to enjoy more than a
    good photo op with a hard hat and a shovel. And who can blame them?
    Trains rule! So give your Orange County Supervisors
    the opportunity to earn a well-deserved photo op with a hardhat and a shovel.
    Tell them that you are sick and tired of sitting in traffic on the freeway and
    that you demand that Orange County takes action to fund the expansion of Los
    Angeles metro rail into Orange County. As usual, don’t worry about which specific
    supervisorial district you live in. Despite the Orange County County Board
    of Supervisors being quite literally in charge of everything that happens in
    Orange County, period, very few people actually even pay attention to what the
    supervisors are up to, so when you call in with a well-informed demand for the
    expansion of Metro Rail into Orange County you should expect gold star
    service from your elected representatives. Far fewer people
    actually bother to contact these powerful local officials than you might
    expect so those of us who actually take the time to call our County Supervisors
    tend to have a disproportionate influence on the supervisors decisions.
    In other words the squeaky wheel really does get the oil. Well, thanks again for
    tuning in to Los Angelist and of course thanks to everyone who let me use their
    stuff! Links in the description. And also in the description you will find
    up-to-date phone numbers for all five Orange County Supervisors right down
    there in the description as well. Call all five if you have a minute! Snd of
    course please like, share and subscribe. Oh and hey, one last thing before you go.
    Those of you who have been following Los Angelist for a while may have noticed
    that I started a Patreon blog last week where I’ve begun posting maps and
    information about my future videos and activism efforts. The reason I’ve done
    this is because after spending the past year or so making videos like this and
    speaking up for transit improvements at public meetings in my free time, and
    especially after my Metrolink video and your letters and phone calls to County
    Supervisors resulted in a real legislative commitment to increase the
    number of daily Metrolink trains on most lines by 2028, it has become clear to me
    that advocating for improved rail and bus service right here in LA and
    throughout the Americas is the closest thing I have found to a true calling in
    life. The problem is, you can’t eat model trains, so I’ve made a Patreon in hopes
    of being able to commit myself full-time to making videos like this one. Try and
    imagine a year-round political campaign with no candidate and where everybody
    has to be respectful of one another and the only campaign issue is a thunderous
    demand for more transit and better transit in every place that needs it.
    That’s what I’m going for. So of course thank you so much to my first three patrons on Patreon, Aziz, Brian and Robert for breaking the ice! I hadn’t actually
    expected anyone to notice my Patreon blog before I had had a chance to at
    least promote it in one of my videos, so the fact that the three of you hopped on
    board before even that means more to me than you could possibly ever know. Thanks again for watching! Please join the public transit revolution at Please like and subscribe!

    Metro tests a new subway security system
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    Metro tests a new subway security system

    December 4, 2019

    – Every day thousands of people take the
    Metro, and to keep the passengers safe, the Transportation Security Administration partnered with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority to test a new high-tech passenger screening technology. – It’s designed to detect weapons that may
    be concealed in riders’ clothing, such as suicide vests, improvised explosive
    devices or weapons. – And this is how it works… – We have a portable screening device that will measure the waves that a body naturally
    emits as customers are coming into the station itself. So if they spot an
    anomaly, the people that are monitoring the laptop computers can call upon law
    enforcement to provide an additional screening to see if that person does in
    fact have an item that could be potentially an explosive or a weapon. The technology is non-invasive. In other words, it screens passengers remotely as they walk in or
    out of the metro station. With a plant, it was put to the test. – So as you can see, we
    have this individual coming down the escalator right now and she’s gonna
    approach this black box, which is generated by the technology. It’s gonna
    end up doing a full-body scan of her as she enters that box and we have a lot of
    passengers coming out of the station right now but you can see in the middle
    of her abdomen area is a black bulky item. That’s a cue to law enforcement
    that they need to follow an established protocol to determine what that is, if
    that’s a threat to the system. -The technology generates a generic avatar of the person that looks like a ghost with a black spot in the area of the body
    where a potentially dangerous item is concealed. No radiation of any kind is
    emitted by the unit and no anatomical details are displayed. – So it’s an extra layer of protection that is added to what we are already doing. – This obviously
    kind of makes me feel a little bit better. – This test in addition to previous
    tests that we’ve done are really helping us keep our eye on the technology
    and help us to make sure that we’re employing the right technology that’s
    going to keep our customer safe in the future.

    Measure M: An Overview
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    Measure M: An Overview

    December 3, 2019

    Los Angeles County… 10 million people; all with different places
    to go. Metro helps move them with 2,000 buses on
    170 routes. And 105 miles of rail. And we’re building more. Still, LA residents spend an average of 104
    hours a year stuck in traffic. And with an additional 2.3 million people
    projected to live in the county in the next 40 years, the demands on the existing transportation
    network will only increase. Public transportation took a big step forward
    on November 8, 2016, when an impressive 71 percent of Los Angeles County voters approved
    Measure M. The result? An additional half-cent sales tax with no
    sunset and extending a previously approved half-cent tax set to expire in 2039, to continue
    in perpetuity. Among the benefits of Measure M: 40 major
    transit and highway projects in 40 years. So what projects do the residents of LA County
    have to look forward over the next 40 years? Well, there’s the… (list of projects blend together) OK, you get the point. There’s a lot to look forward to, and these
    projects are only one piece of Measure M. Like funding to enhance bus and rail
    operations to keep the system running efficiently and affordably for generations to come. It will also fund local transportation projects
    such as street improvements and repairs for the 88 cities in L.A. County. Measure M will build new bike and pedestrian
    connections to create more safe and convenient “first/mile last mile” connections like
    biking and walking paths. New programs will be developed for seniors,
    students and the disabled to ensure everyone has access to our transit system. Sustained funding will keep our system in
    good repair for the next 100 years through preventative maintenance and replacement of
    aging equipment. Measure M will create 778,000 jobs through
    construction and programs and have a $133.3 billion economic impact. The passing of Measure M has elevated Los
    Angeles County’s transportation revolution to a whole new level. “My ideal Los Angeles 30 years from now may look similar to New York City where people are choosing the train over their cars.” “I think it’ll get people — A) to be outside more I think outside enjoying the weather and the city we have is great. Less time on the roads, less congestion, less traffic, I think we all want that.” Thanks to L.A. County voters, we’re one
    step closer to realizing the vision of a transformed, multi-modal L.A County. But the work is just beginning… and we couldn’t
    be more excited. (chime) The next stop is…

    5 Tips to Stay Safe on the Los Angeles Metro
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    5 Tips to Stay Safe on the Los Angeles Metro

    November 24, 2019

    Today we learned how
    to be safe on the bus. [MUSIC PLAYING] I find this very helpful because
    I take the bus all the time. Safety tip for
    all passengers, try to stay seated until the bus
    has come to a complete stop if you can, prevent any
    slipping or falling. Use the handrails when walking
    if possible, and anytime you feel any safety
    issues be sure to contact your operators
    immediately, we’ll be helping as best we can. We really appreciate
    you doing this for us. Thank you very much. And best wishes from
    everybody at Easter Seals.