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
This is crazy — the Sony leaks just get more interesting! the MPAA has formed a supergroup of Google-hating companies, including Microsoft, to use their money and influence to attack the world’s largest search engine. via The MPAA is playing politics to help topple Google.
SonyPictures/Exploits http://pastebin.com/Ez5JGT7G From the New York Times: But Sony was newly rattled by the leak of internal documents, some of which were published late Monday on Fusion, an upstart cable network and news site, after first appearing on Pastebin, the anonymous Internet posting site. The documents contained the pre-bonus annual salaries of senior executives, 17… Read More Sony Studio Exec’s Salaries
I was looking through the USC digital library when I found this photo. Pretty cool.
Check it out — Aliso Villas townhomes for $24,495! kt2r29q7hm-d3e11209.jpg 773×1021.
I suppose the real news is the fact that Bloomberg is covering the Venice “hotel scene”. “… from brothel to flophouse, gang headquarters to surf hostel …” via Call Girls, Crackheads, and Charlie Chaplin: Venice Beach Gets a New Old Hotel – Bloomberg.
For a while now I’ve been interested in learning more about the Venice Short Line section of the Venice-Inglewood freight railroad line that used to travel behind the shops on the east side of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. I searched the web for any old property records on the building housing Intelligentsia Cafe. Its address is… Read More “Realty Deals at Ocean Park”