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
The Chiat/Day relationship with Steve Jobs and Apple is nothing short of legendary. That legend goes something like this: Chiat was hired by Apple to create the (also legendary) Ridley Scott-directed, $1 million, only-aired-once-cause-it’s-so-goddamn-special 1984 commercial that introduced the Macintosh line of computers during the Super Bowl. When Jobs was forced out of left Apple, he used… Read More Apple-Google Squabble Spreads to LA
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”
I bumped in to a guy on Saturday who said he worked for Clearwire. We got to talking about Sprint and 4G handsets. I asked him about the “private beta” 4G deployment in Los Angeles. He confirmed its existence and that it was working, but generally only available to employees of Sprint, their relatives, and… Read More Sprint 4G / WiMax Service for Los Angeles Due in December
The Times reported Thursday that Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo earns nearly twice the salary of President Obama, Police Chief Randy Adams gets paid about 50% more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, and Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia receives more than the chief executive for Los Angeles County.Rizzo makes $787,637, Adams makes $457,000… Read More Civil Servant Salaries Stupify Citizenry
I love it when New Yorkers write about L.A. At the bottom of the stairs, runners cantering between the two sets of steps dodge trainers with their weights, their actor-waiter clients splayed like so much human rickrack along the sidewalk. via Los Angeles Journal – L.A.’s Most Popular Gym Is the City Itself – NYTimes.com.
Southbound lanes of the 405 were stopped this morning due to the President’s visit.
Within the greater Los Angeles homeless “community” the city of Santa Monica is known as a relative refuge from the rest of the area. The city offers a rare combination of tolerance and personal safety for those living on the street. Beach cities in general tend to be much safer than other parts of the… Read More ACLU Slaps SM for – Wait for It – Ticketing the Homeless?
Breaking news! Kogi founding chef Roy Choi's team put a few finishing touches on his forthcoming restaurant Chego! in Palms over the weekend. Chego! added signage–complete with a logo of an old dude with his thumb up in approval– plus moved in cooking equipment and added personal touches to the blue-grey walls. via First Look… Read More Ko-Gi! Ko-Gi! Ko-Gi!
It appears the Peoples Republic of China is displeased with Google. The LA Time reports that the Google corporate executive site on some servers redirects to a Chinese webpage. Other Google properties that seem to be affected include the guest-facing side of Google Analytics. I guess it makes sense because. It was just this sort of shenanigans… Read More UPDATE: China H4X0RZ Google