Bigger than speed bumps, about 2 feet in length, actually, “speed humps” have come to the first portion of the long stretch of Hatteras Street between Van Nuys Boulevard and Hazeltine Avenue. The reason (other than somebody calling and haranguing City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel) would seem to be that this portion of Hatteras is a … Continue reading They call them "speed humps"
The light at Victory and Woodley remains my traffic nemesis. At 6:20 p.m., the backup going east on Victory was all the way to the next traffic light. Sure there were some cars on Woodley crossing Victory, but they should expect to wait for at least a single light to cross what is one of … Continue reading Traffic signal from hell, part 2
Pardon my Latin. Not that anybody has read this, but things went haywire last night and the whole 2,000 Days in the Valley disappeared overnight. It’s back, but all of my coding changes are gone. Time to re-create the link list on the right side of the page and fix the permalink coding (not that … Continue reading Bloggus interruptus
One of the stations on the new Orange Line busway through the San Fernando Valley is being built at the corner of Victory Boulevard and Woodley Avenue in the Sepulveda Basin (call it Lake Balboa or West Van Nuys or Just Too Damn Close to the Airport, whatever you like). Presumably in connection with the … Continue reading The traffic signal from HELL
That’s what I’ve been doing the last couple of years — writing about it, for the Los Angeles Daily News, where I work, and Just Jazz Guitar magazine, where I’ve done many freelance reviews.I’m also semi-active on the rec.music.makers.guitar.jazz newsgroup, which I access through Google Groups. It’s a great way to take the pulse of … Continue reading It’s easier to write about than do
After crushing the San Fernando Valley under his boot in the seemingly long-ago secession drive, outgoing L.A. Mayor James Hahn (favorite nickname, “Slim Jim,” bestowed by L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez) tried to gain traction by pledging to fill our rain-drenched winter’s endless crop of potholes at a less-than-glacial pace. Never mind that my Van … Continue reading What will Antonio do?