Rosa Parks Blue Line Station

Rosa Parks Blue Line Station

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Free Charley

La Mesa, CA

#1 Sep 26, 2012
Why did they change the name of the Rosa Parks Blue Line station to "Willowbrook" station? That's disrespectful to the lady. If you name something after a famous person, you shouldn't be allowed to change the name on a whim.
Free Charley

La Mesa, CA

#2 Sep 26, 2012
What about all the streets, avenues, boulevards named after Martin Luther King. They always seem to be in the cr**iest neighborhoods. Maybe if you changed some of those names to "Warren Buffet Avenue" or "Bill Gates Parkway" or "Eli Broad Street" the real estate values would go up, as would the residents' self-esteem.
The Old Switcheroo Trick

Long Beach, CA

#3 Sep 27, 2012
There is a Rosa Parks Station on the Green Line. I see it every afternoon as I'm driving eastbound on the 105. At least the signs say Rosa Parks. Do you suppose some mischievious, cracked-out getto pranksters stole the signs from the Blue Line station and put them where they are now? Hmmm. Could be.
Crip Man of the Year

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Sep 28, 2012

Your comment is intriguing because the Rosa Parks Green Line station is directly above the now-renamed Willowbrook Blue Line station. The Green Line is high above ground in the median of the 105 Fwy.; the Blue Line is at ground level under the freeway. The two stations are linked by escalators. That would be confusing if the two use different names.
The Old Switcheroo

Long Beach, CA

#5 Sep 28, 2012
I've got it. Rename both stations the Rosa Parks/ Willowbrook Station, upper and lower levels, and be done with it. Then have a bunch of confusing signs pointing every which way, directing the riders to the Blue Line, Green Line, Short Line, Maginot Line, etc. Costumed tour guides could add to the confusion by shouting conflicting directions and erroneous information. And finally, the train drivers could be instructed to run right past the stations at full speed without stopping, blasting the horn as they pass by and demonstrating the Doppler Effect to the angry passengers standing on the platforms. Perfect.

Bellflower, CA

#6 Sep 28, 2012
Why not name one of the stations after Rosie the Riveter? Revolutionary Council had enough time on its hands - as well as too much hard earned taxpayer money - to criminalize decent ordinary worker *("middle")* class Long Beachers who smoke tobacco at bus stops. Then Revolutionary Council named a taxpayer funded and maintained park after Rosie - a cigarette smoker - who "did her part" on the home front. Then nosy extremist Council criminalized working women who enjoy the simple pleasure of smoking tobacco in Rosie's park.


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