Space Shuttle Endeavour passes through Los Angeles in time-lapse.
Got this flyer in the mail yesterday. Maybe the Dodgers should try opening their own checking account? Sure seems they could use the money.
Los Angeles public TV station KCET presents A Brief History of Bicycles in the Los Angeles Area on their blog. For everyone interested in bicycles or LA history–or both!–the article includes some wonderful photos of a bike-friendly LA from a century ago.
One particular bit of note:
Seeking to capitalize on popular interest in the sport, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a bicycle track and spectator stand in the beach community. The Santa Monica Cycle Path to Los Angeles was later built along the present-day route of Washington Boulevard.
Good timing on the blog post, KCET: tonight is the Hammer Museum’s 3rd annual Bike Night.
This story about a goose in Los Angeles’s Echo Park is very cute.
According to the NPR blog:
a report released by the FAA says that there were 2,836 reported cases in 2010, almost double the 2009 number and the most since the report was first published in 2005.
And the airport with the worst number of offenses? LAX.
Remember the disgraced city manager of Bell, CA? The guy who was accused of bilking the city out of hundreds of thousands of dollars that went into his own inflated salary? Seems he found a new day job. And as usual, truth is better than fiction here.
I grew up with heat and humidity in Houston, so most days I don’t complain. But today’s heat across Los Angeles and southern California is extreme. It’s 115 degrees Fahrenheit in downtown LA! Check out this map for more:
Check out more on the latest current temperatures. Plus be sure to stay cool — and not in the way that most people usually say that in LA.
UPDATE! It seems that today registers as the hottest day ever in downtown Los Angeles. Wow.