Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Levees.org Disaster Bike Tour May 6th!
~This bike tour will begin at the City Park Boat and Bike Rentals at Big Lake Trail. Taking safe, marked biking routes, we will bike to the 17th Street Canal breach (6932 Bellaire Drive) and hear a short history of the breach disaster. Then we will bike through the Lakeview neighborhood, through beautiful City Park to the London Avenue Canal breach (5300 Warrington Drive) in the Filmore Gardens neighborhood of Gentilly. Again, we will hear a short history of the breach disaster. We will then return to City Park. The bike tour is 12 miles and takes about 90 minutes including the levee breach talks.

New Orleans Saints game-worn jerseys are up for auction, including Graham, Ingram, Sproles, P. Thomas!

Orleans Parish sheriff to close House of Detention starting today~The Lens

Restoring Louisiana coast a national priority, report says~Mark Schleifstein
~Also~Public meetings begin tonight on new study of use of Mississippi River water and sediment to rebuild wetlands

DEQ: Chemical plume had 15 chemicals
~The March 22 fire primarily released hydrochloric acid, chlorine and vinyl chloride monomer, exceeding the one-hour permit level for those chemicals and at least three other compounds, a new report to state environmental regulators says. In all, 15 compounds are estimated to have been released during the fire, which sent a large plume into the air and over the Mississippi River in Ascension Parish, though the remaining nine of those compounds were in amounts of less than a pound.

Safety of oil-spill dispersants under fire
~Cara Bayles

Slayings of police officers on the rise, newspaper reports

New Orleans Bike To Work Day!

R'evolution widens the recruiting net to reach displaced New Orleans restaurant workers~Susan Langenhenning

Date Night: Fat City Edition
~Blackened Out

Jims sandwich shop opens in Bywater

Dat Dog’s new house~Gambit

Ernie K-Doe biography tells tales of iconic New Orleans musician, eccentric
~Keith Spera

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