Tag Archives: Los Angeles

LA Gear: “3 On 3” (circa 1992)

Let’s count all the 1990s things in this commercial!

An Instance at Griffith Observatory

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 59: A random item that you own

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Who wants to play “the ultimate status-seeking, power-tripping, money-spending game, babe” where the object is to “be seen in all the right places, wear all the right clothes, have all the right friends, or lose”?

Safetyville

The Los Angeles Metro has published a new series of safety videos for the opening of the new Expo Line because, apparently, the Westside doesn’t know what a train is.

City Observatory Calculates Cost of Urban Sprawl For Commuters in U.S. Metros

Researcher creates a model for calculating the cost of urban sprawl as a function of commute duration. Guess who’s is the worst. (I’ll give you a hint: it’s not Los Angeles/Orange County!)

More than $107 billion annually, or about $1,400 per commuter, a new analysis finds.

Source: City Observatory Calculates Cost of Urban Sprawl For Commuters in U.S. Metros – CityLab

Giant space shuttle tank arrives in L.A. by sea

E.T. float home!

Sure, its arrival was not as elaborate or widely celebrated as the Shuttle Endeavour‘s, but it’s still a phenomenal piece of engineering and history come to roost here in the City of Angels. It’s a remarkable story of weathering storms at sea and even performing a rescue before being trucked to its new home at the California Science Center!

The space shuttle external tank known as ET-94 never flew, but it finished a decidedly different journey, by sea, early Wednesday when it docked in Marina del Rey atop a sea barge.

Source: Giant space shuttle tank arrives in L.A. by sea – LA Times

When Los Angeles Abandoned its Mountain Frontier

Once upon a time, Los Angeles was much wilder than it is today. The allure of the mountains just outside of town still persists, but the ruins remind us of the folly of trying to tame unpredictable land for superficial ventures.

The gradual abandonment of frontier exploits in the San Gabriel Mountains left behind ruins of lost enterprise and enchantment.

Source: When Los Angeles Abandoned its Mountain Frontier | KCET