Tuesday, June 30, 2009
2009 Los Angeles Film Festival is Over - Westwood
San Pedro Fountain - Waltz of the Flowers - You Tube
Thanks to miguelbgood for the video.
Old San Pedro Jail - Funeral Limo - Tinted Glass
This is the San Pedro Municipal Building, also known as the "San Pedro City Hall." Construction began in 1927 and completed the fall 1928. This seven-story Beaux Arts edifice has both Neoclassical and Baroque characteristics. It was built by the Charles W. Pettifer Construction Company under the supervision of Charles O. Brittain of the City of Los Angeles Construction Dept. At 112 feet high, it is the tallest and one of the most recognizable structures in San Pedro. It is built of steel frame, brick and molded stone. The 7th floor housed an old jail that was nicknamed, "7th Heaven." The 6th floor housed a beautiful wood paneled courtroom. A fire station occupied the ground floor basement, but was converted to a garage. The building has recently been renovated and retrofitted. Today, many L.A. City entities as well as the Councilperson of the 15th District occupy many of the offices.
San Pedro Municipal Building
638 S. Beacon Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Also known as "San Pedro City Hall", the seven-story Beaux Arts building was completed in 1928 and is the tallest building in San Pedro; includes an old jail, a wood-paneled courtroom, and a fire station converted into a museum.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Time To Buy - Encino Park
The "really good part" of Encino?
Sunday, June 28, 2009
The California Alligator Farm, Lincoln Heights 1941 - You Tube
Thanks to vspah for the video.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Death of Michael Jackson - UCLA
The "King of Pop" has died. Michael Jackson is dead at fifty. This was the scene outside UCLA Reagan Medical Center in Westwood, Los Angeles, California on Thursday, June 25, 2009 where Michael Jackson's body was taken in a failed effort to revive him. His fans flocked to the scene where they exhibited their grief, their joy, their love for their fallen hero. As would be expected, the press, both professional and amateur, showed up to record the event. The crowd consisted of several colorful and eccentric personalities eager to share themselves with posterity.
Or This Guy
You Really Don't Want To Get Stuck Behind This Guy
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Djimon Hounsou And Kimora Lee At PaliHouse - You Tube
I must confess, I have no idea who these celebrities are.
Thanks to hollywoodtv for the video.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Bill Hicks - Los Angeles is Satan's Shithole - You Tube
Thanks to 420 The Dude Abides for the video. Bill Hicks RIP.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Iranians Protest in Westwood
Tigers Spotted in L.A.- Venice & La Brea
Monday, June 22, 2009
Bicycling West on Wilshire - You Tube
Thanks to Turn Here Films and filmmaker Ruth Chon for the video.
Really, There's a Castle on the Wilshire Corridor
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Lovely Tree-Lined Sycamore Street
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Big Blue Bus Driver Kicks Passenger Off Her Bus - You Tube
Finally, Here's the Bus - I'm Going Home
Yep, Still Waiting - You Taking My Picture?
We're Still Waiting Over Here
Friday, June 19, 2009
The Bus is Here - Get on Already
The Bus is Almost Here - Get Ready
Yea, All Right, The Bus is Coming
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Crazy Big Blue Bus Driver - You Tube
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Is Riding a Bicycle on the Sidewalk Dangerous? - You Tube
Thanks to luvmastertx for the video.
So What's the Rule for Bikes? On the Street or On the Sidewalk?
Not that anybody follows bicycle rules, or pedestrian rules, or driving rules, but I'd like to know.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Eating While Driving the Big Blue Bus - You Tube
Waiting for the Bus, Listening to Tunes
Monday, June 15, 2009
Iranian-Americans Protest in Westwood
On Sunday, June 14th 2009, I was woken up from my late-morning slumber to the sound of horns honking nearby. I knew this could only mean that some folks were protesting on the corner of Wilshire and Veteran. The horns were from cars driving past the bus stop next to the Federal Building. They were responding in approval of whatever protest banners were being waved at them from the protestors lined up along the curb. I got up and had coffee. The horns continued. Curiosity descended like an angel from heaven and possessed me. I grabbed my camera and headed out. Turns out - the Iranian-Americans, many from the local Westwood neighborhood (and UCLA of course), were protesting the recent election in Iran. By the time I arrived, people were starting to leave, but I could still feel the enthusiasm of the protestors. They were doing their part for their homeland and their culture. There was no violence. No one got hurt. Nobody got arrested. Voices were heard and a statement made. That's the beauty of NON-VIOLENT PROTEST and, I suppose, the ideals of Democracy. These people took time out of their busy lives and spent it on something postive. That's a good thing.
Big Blue Bus Race - Santa Monica - You Tube
Bus Stop - You Tube
Thanks to kin2naruto for the video.
The Big Blue Bus Stop - 5th and Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica's Big Blue Buses - You Tube
I love the Santa Monica Bus system. The drivers are friendly and helpful. They do a difficult job very well. I always feel safe aboard the Big Blue Bus. Some of these You Tube videos I found might seem critical of them, but these are just the humorous exceptions to their rule of excellence.
Thanks to tbret000 for the video
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Bel Air Country Club Flyover Golf Tour - You Tube
Thanks to strackagolf for the video.
Bellagio Road Entrance to Bel Air Country Club
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Yogurtland Goes Retro - You Tube
Thanks to spzoey for the video.