Category Archives: Los Angeles

We’re Number One! In car chase coverage…

According to the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles has more TV stations airing live car chases than any other place in the country. Interestingly, the number of people who try to flee an LAPD officer is up 40 percent in … Continue reading

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New Times to Los Angeles: “Go fuck yourself”

*sigh*. Admittedly, I’m still embittered from when the New Times organization bought out and shut down the L.A. Reader and Village View back in 1996, but damn… Los Angeles New Times, the second largest alternative weekly in the L.A. area, … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Vandenberg launch and Brian Webb’s Southern California Astro/Space Alert list

A lot of bloggers were commenting on the Minuteman III launch from Vanderberg last night. Anyway, if you were a subscriber to Brian Webb’s “Astronomy/Space Alert for Southern California” list, you would have been ready for it. Cool list. Great … Continue reading

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Beverly Hills is a nice place to be a rat

Rats have invaded Beverly Hills. Keep tabs on the invasion’s progress by checking in with the Los Angeles “Food Facility Closure List” How did rodents end up in the lap of luxury? After four consecutive mild winters, their population has … Continue reading

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2001 and Patton in 70mm

Cool stuff coming up at the American Cinematheque at the end of the month: 2001: A Space Odyssey and Patton in new 70mm prints.

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Feel The Hate: Comments on cell phone service in Los Angeles

The Epinions section on L.A.-area cell phone services is a fun source of poison-pen wrath from irritated users.

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Things I haven’t done in years part 2: The Drive-In

So over the weekend, I did something I haven’t done in years… Went to the drive-in! I don’t know why I thought of it, and I didn’t even know if there was one left in LA/OC, but a short web … Continue reading

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A photo tour of the old Pacific Electric Glendale-Burbank line

At my old house in Silver Lake, the site in this photograph (Allesandro and Fargo) was about a half-mile away. Certainly within walking distance. I suppose it’s hackneyed to whine nostalgic about the good old days of Los Angeles’ forgotten … Continue reading

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