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Celebrate the 34th Annual L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k/10k Run/Walk

Posted January 25, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]

Go Metro and Celebrate the 34th Annual L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k/10k Run/Walk.
Image from LVRunner

It’s the Chinese Year of the Dragon! Go Metro to celebrate and participate in the running of the 34th Annual L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k/10k Run/Walk and Bike Ride on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. A traditional lion dance and lighting of 100,000 firecrackers will kick off the run.
If you’re not in …

Events, Public Transportation, Street Scenes, Video Day »

Do you Like to Take your Pants Off? I Do. My Favorite Video this Week

Posted January 21, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]

I can’t believe I wasn’t able to participate in No Pants Subway Ride 2012 this year, I won’t miss next year’s! Now, just because I couldn’t make it doesn’t mean you have to miss it! Ahhhh… I love YouTube, blogging and social networking!

Related links:
No Pants Subway Ride Day Follow-up
Improv Everywhere 
image from Bang Style

Cars, Street Scenes »

WTF? Dashboard Distractions? Will the Auto Industry Ever Give a Crap about Safety?

Posted January 20, 2012 by | 4 Comments | ]

Do you remember when you got your drivers license? I remember when I did. I LOVED driving. Any chance I could get, I would take it and drive…
“Are you sure you don’t need anything from the store Mom? Do you need milk?”
What was I thinking? My Mother doesn’t even drink milk.
“Dad, I’ll go pick up (fill in the blank) for you.”
I’d do anything to drive.
I was …

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Emotional Fireworks Expected Tonight at the Police Commission Meeting Discussing Unlicensed Drivers Impound Policy

Posted January 18, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]

Note: this meeting was last night on Tuesday the 17th.
A full house is expected to be in attendance at the 6:30 pm meeting tonight.
Victims of unlicensed drivers will be speak at the Police Commission meeting. Their agenda is to discuss the impact to Los Angeles on the proposed changes to the 30-day hold law.
from today’s press release…
“Dozens of victims and community residents upset with …

Events, Shortcuts, Tipshare, Traffic, Video »

How do I Qualify for the 50% Off Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program? UPDATE!

Posted January 16, 2012 by | 1 Comment | ]
Cop Giving Traffic Ticket

I heard from a reader that the amnesty program is not all that it is cracked up to be.
I’ve included a section from ” Gullible in LA” ….
“Warning: You cannot just go to court thinking you are going to finally be done with it by paying 50% of the fine. The ticket in question has to be in “collection” status via GC Services Limited …

Video Day »

My Favorite Video this Week

Posted January 16, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]

Combining space travel (more debris than vehicle congestion) and pop-culture football, I felt compelled to choose this as my favorite video of the week for
Shortcuts, Where Traffic (transportation) and Culture Collide almost as two celestial objects.

LA Culture, Street Scenes »

Underground Tunnels in LA, Urban Legend?

Posted January 7, 2012 by | 2 Comments | ]

Did you know that there are 11 miles of tunnels under downtown LA? Creepy cool, right?
Dave Malkoff from KTLA did a nice piece about it a little over a year ago…

“Downtown Los Angeles is postcard perfect with its high rises, trendy bars and signature sports venue.
But buried beneath all of this is what many Angelenos are unaware of says LA Historian, Richard Schave, “there …

Events, LA Culture, Road Closures, Street Scenes »

Pasadena Camp out, my night on Colorado Blvd., the night before the Rose Parade.

Posted January 6, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]

I have always wanted to spend New Years Eve in Pasadena, and this year I did. Walking up and down Colorado Blvd. watching people set up camp in order to get prime seating for the Rose Parade was incredible. So fun. The weather was unbelievably warm and the atmosphere…such a party.  Here are a couple of shots from my walk that night before the …

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EB 210 Freeway will be closed until 5:00 a.m

Posted January 4, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]

Tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 3, on-ramps at Rosemead Blvd, Michillinda Blvd, and Baldwin Ave to the eastbound I-210 Freeway will be closed at 9:00 p.m. Starting at 11:00 p.m., there will be partial lane closures of up to three lanes on the eastbound I-210 Freeway. Beginning at midnight, all lanes of the eastbound I-210 Freeway will be closed until 5:00 a.m., at which time two …