Venice Beach, 1940

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

The jaw-dropping police/prosecutor scandal in Orange County, Calif. – The Washington Post

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

Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network – The Washington Post

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