Torpedo boats. Underwater demolition. Napalm. The residents of Key West are considering their options in defending their home. Defenders hope to protect their waters from cruise ship assault. The state just overturned a local vote that banned the large cruise ships. The bill was one of the most ambitious assaults on home rule this session… Read More Legislators power through measure to overturn Key West vote | Miami Herald
I found this great map. It’s available on the Santa Monica digital library. The map itself has amazing detail. It also covers the entire length of the Westgate Line, a trolley service once operated by the Los Angeles Pacific Railway. The Westgate branch used to travel along San Vicente Boulevard, branching off the Sawtelle line on Santa Monica Boulevard. The trolley route… Read More Santa Monica City Map, 1910
The Senate took a bipartisan swipe at President Donald Trump on Tuesday when it overwhelmingly approved a motion of support for NATO. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2018/07/10/politics/senate-nato-vote-trump/index.html
Whoah. “All of us at Walt Disney World Resort are deeply saddened today by the loss of one of our Cast Members,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort in a statement to WFTV. “This is a tragic accident, and we are providing resources and care for those impacted and are working… Read More Walt Disney World deadly industrial accident near Pop Century
Letter to judge reveals 731 pages of messages, call logs uncovered on one of two phones. — Read on arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/fbi-recovered-hundreds-of-encrypted-messages-from-michael-cohens-phone/
I got to check this out during the members preview on Thursday. It was amazing. I think my life might suck less if I had Quincy’s couch. This weekend, as part of (what else?) the mega mid-century SoCal art survey Pacific Standard Time, LACMA will open California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way.” It’s… Read More Eames House , Barbie’s Scandinavian Dream House
If you’ve used Google Maps in a major metropolitain area, you may have noticed one or two “neighborhood labels” that seemed bizarre and new to you even though you know the area quite well. Here is a link to Home Junction on Google Maps. As best as I can determine, some of these names go… Read More Home Junction
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It’s really fascinating to watch the recreation of Atlantic City during it’s “hey day” and I can’t help but be mesmerized by the backdrops for the exterior scenes shot there. I’ve always had a soft-spot for historical boardwalk scenes. Not really sure if it’s some weird obsession with the Monopoly boardgame or the secretive aspect… Read More Old Venice and the Backdrops of “Boardwalk Empire”
You may recall an earlier post on people abandoning their cars at the airport as the left Dubai. Well, it’s still happening. It’s quite possible that history will show this as one of the greatest examples of the excess and delusion of the past decade.