Let’s count all the 1990s things in this commercial!Also on:
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.
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.
55 years ago, the legendary Pacific Electric red line shut down forever. This video captures one of the last trips on the last remaining Pacific Electric interurban railway. Ironically, less than 30 years later, this line would reopen as the first of the new Los Angeles Metro rail lines–the Blue Line–using much of the original track and right-of-way.Also on:
The culture shock that hits me is how Southern Californians don’t use landmarks. Saying “the” feels natural here, but only here. “The 120” or “The 75” just don’t work.
How did Southern Californians come to treat their highway route numbers as if they were proper names?