You have to love this. I found this while browsing USC’s digital archives. I can’t believe how empty it all looks. I guess maybe it wasn’t until the space race that LA stopped being such a sleepy beach town. Source: Aerial view of the control tower administration building at the new jet age terminal at Los… Read More LAX, September 1961
Another great print scanned by the USC Digital Library. This one shows the intersection of Westminster Avenue at Abbot Kinney. The perspective is looking to the southeast, in the southerly direction of traffic.… Read More Abbot Kinney at Westminster During Prohibition
So, there’s this little park in Santa Monica. It’s right near the Volkswagen dealership on Santa Monica Boulevard near 26th Street. Anyway, the park is on a street named Park Drive. So the park is named, “Park Drive Park.” There’s this riddle I liked as a kid: “Why do people drive on a parkway and park… Read More The Sunset Cutoff of the Red Car Trolley
As I’ve mentioned before, one can spend quite a bit of time lost in the digitized photography archives hosted by the digital library at the University of Southern California. It’s the single best resource I’ve found for large- and medium- format Los Angeles photography. Wherever possible, I try to look for ways to group photographs together. I… Read More Venice Beach, 1940
They should have named it “Orson” or “Touch of Evil” maybe. RIM really phoned it in on this one. Source: BlackBerry’s Android-powered Venice phone surfaces in the wild
Don’t call it that. This is systematic corruption involving dozens of police officers and prosecutors that went on for well over two decades. At a minimum, there should be mass firings of cops and disbarments of prosecutors, past and present. A system that still retained some integrity would also have the worst offenders in handcuffs. via… Read More The jaw-dropping police/prosecutor scandal in Orange County, Calif. – The Washington Post
Just when things seemed to be cooling off … The first set of two bombers flew near Alaska and just 30 minutes later a separate set flew far off the west coast of California. via Russian Bombers Fly Near U.S. on July 4th – ABC News.
Holy shit! I never even heard about this guy getting arrested in the first place! An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. via Ex-state senator pleads guilty to racketeering in California.
I’ve been searching some time for this map. It’s only half the picture (literally, and figuratively), but it’s a big step forward in my quest to document “Old Venice.” 31821.jpg (2300×2304).
NOAA’s CPC (Climate Prediction Center) issued this statement last week: There is an approximately 50-60% chance of El Niño conditions during the next two months, with ENSO-neutral favored thereafter. If this proves to be inaccurate, it may be because the forecast models are based on bad data. Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently,… Read More Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network – The Washington Post