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
Bird sued the city of Beverly Hills on Thursday, seeking to overturn a six-month ban on rental scooters that the local city council approved in July. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bird-beverly-hills-20181101-story.html
I guess what they say is true: snitches do get stitches. Notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead at a West Virginia prison on Tuesday, federal sources told NBC News. Not sure if he got to see the Sox win the World Series. Source: Notorious Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger Found Dead at West… Read More James “Whitey” Bulger Found Dead
I know how Snap can save $500 million per year: his name is Evan Spiegel. The CEO famously rejected stock options comp for a ridiculous annual salary of one half a billion USD. Snap Inc. stock slid more than 5% on Tuesday morning after an analyst said the Santa Monica company behind the Snapchat video-messaging… Read More Snap is ‘quickly running out of money’
Broken water main! Avoid San Vicente at 19th.
Not just because they are a safety menace, but because they let tech bros zip past the actually troubling parts of urban life, like encampments of homeless people. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jackson-bird-scooter-20180515-story.html
I was looking through the USC digital library when I found this photo. Pretty cool.
I got a sneak peek inside Apple’s new flagship retail store during its construction. The location is in the lot formerly occupied by the Borders book store. The build requires the tallest construction crane currently in Santa Monica because the ceiling implements one of Steve Jobs’ last patents: the glass roof. Apple store employees will apparently… Read More Inside Apple’s New Flagship Third Street Promenade Store