The Looff Hippodrome, home to the iconic carousel on the Santa Monica Pier, will commemorate its centennial exactly 100 years to the day since Charles Looff opened the doors on June 12, 1916.
A talk with Deborah Weintraub kicks off the Los Angeles Design Festival; also there’s a tour of the “Grey Gardens of Palm Springs,” a discussion of creative work in LA, the Hammer Museum’s third biennial, and the carousel building at the Santa Monica Pier turns 100. Lots to do this week in DnA events!
While many Angelenos are revving up for the first train to Santa Monica in over 60 years, some transit dreamers are working on a vehicle that would leave light rail in the dust. But how viable is Hyperloop? Do we need it? If it took 20 years and complex political wrangling to built the Expo line, what chance does an independent new system have?