Really, I do have a great idea!
(According to my husband and kids, this is a phrase I say quite frequently.
Oh, and for clarification – I DO have great ideas.)
In today’s connected 24/7 world we have so much information constantly bombarding, attacking if you will, our lives. It’s hard to keep track of it all. This is where I come in. With my insane twitter habit, instagram, the AP, CHP, LAPD, LAFD, city hall, zines, tweets, twicks, candy bars, plus all of the other social networking I do, I have access and come across a tremendous amount of information. Because of my profession, I must go through all of that information.
The main purpose of this blog has always been to help you with your travels.
I’m going to synthesize all this info and bring you enlightenment. Okay, that for sure is a bit grandiose – but you know what I’m saying. On a regular basis, I’m going to bring you great, cool links. Links that not only help to facilitate your travels, but also for your enjoyment.
Here is my first little batch of links I’d like to share:
Have you done any traveling in London or Paris? The Public Transportation rocks! Last spring I was fortunate to be able to visit both. What a great trip! Everything they say about those cities are true, including how incredible and easy the public transportation systems are. I thought this info-graphic was pretty cool from Mother Jones. I think I just might have a poster made, frame it and hang it.
Spring has sprung in Southern California! What better way to put the spring back in your step than to get outside for some fresh air and sunshine while at the same time discovering the great city where we live? I say this way...LA Bike Paths.
Also, this month’s Los Angeles Magazine is devoted to cycling. The March issue lists multiple bike paths, trails, and routes that take you through our most awesome historic city. Who said Angelenos don’t care or preserve the history of Los Angeles? Go for a bike ride and let LA Mag show you where! Keep in mind you have to subscribe or buy LA Magazine.
“In the March 2012 issue of Los Angeles Magazine, we highlight the city’s best bicycle rides, from rugged mountain routes to casual beach cruises, plus the gear you need to get—and keep—going now…. If you also enjoy biking as a spectator sport, check out these photographs from Steven Rea’s soon-to-be-released coffee table book Hollywood Rides a Bike and see how stars from Bogart to Bardot made two wheeling glamorous…”
Let’s talk parking meters. Did you know that technically you can’t park for free at a broken meter? I know, flippin crazy, right?! If it is broken, how can you possibly put your hard earned money in it? Answer…you can’t. The Los Angeles Times reports Senate Bill 1388, sponsored by the American Automobile Assn. would allow L.A. motorists to park free if meters are broken.
image culled from google…
Officials with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation said it used to be the agency’s policy to allow drivers to park at all broken meters without fear of getting a ticket.
But that changed in 2010 after they rolled out newer, more advanced meters that accept both credit cards and coins, said Christopher Rider of the LADOT…
…To protect against getting a citation at older meters that are broken, LADOT officials said motorists should call 311 and report the meter so there is a record of the malfunction.
What should we call it?
Kajon’s Kurator Korner, Or…
Links that don’t Stink,
Maybe keep it simple…. Shortcuts’ Tips and Tricks?
Your thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.