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112 results for 'traffic'

The Wild West

By Deborah Zeitman, published on Mar 20, 2007

...will say. I dare not counter, “Of course you can,” because that is not a welcome response. Furthermore, no one ever goes just 5 mph over the speed limit anymore. That’s so 1970s. In Los Angeles, we’ve basically adopted the attitude that you can drive as fast as traffic will allow because it is such a rarity to see a clear street that when we do we feel as if we’ve landed on open course day at the race track and just let it rip. (Please note, around schools such behavior is frowned upon even by the most diehard of traffic whiners.) What I find most... (more)

Tags: los angeles, traffic, santa monica

A true 'no brainer.' Cockroaches can survive headless!

By Kim Randolph, published on Mar 16, 2007

...loss is key. "You'd bleed to death," says Kunkel. Cockroaches, on the other hand, don't have a complex veinal nextwork that needs a lot of pressure to move blood through. "They have an open circulatory system, which there is less pressure in." Proving that a cockroach at the wheel in rush hour traffic might be a safer bet than your best friend. Cooler heads would prevail. "After you cut their heads off, very often their necks would seal off just by clotting," adds Kunkel. In laboratory experiments performed at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa., entomologist Christopher Tipping... (more)

Tags: san francisco, traffic

Comedy as Tragedy : This Time It's Richard Jeni

By Cecelia Hendryx, published on Mar 11, 2007

...a way than I did to shield their humanity from the degenerative fallout from pretending night after night to paying audiences that pain and sorrow and abuse and obesity and poverty and hate and the like are funny. The toll for a practicing comedian is too high for a frail or sensitive soul, to traffic in the false minimalization of life's sorrows through humor, no matter how popular. We are well versed in the struggles and pain in the lives of funny people like Richard Pryor, Chris Farley, Mitch Hedburg, Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Dave Chappelle - the list is too... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, police, hollywood, traffic

Who's making the decisions around here?

By karmstrong, published on Mar 10, 2007

...please explain why we must enter our phone number or enter our credit card number only to have 10 minutes go by on hold and have the live service rep ask for it all over again? I make enough bad decisions of my own, is it too much to ask to not have to live with someone else's? I can only hope that somewhere out there our decision makers are sitting in traffic caused by the freeway message boards, or at home fumbling trying to find the power button on their Tivo remote or angrily repeating their credit card number as they think to themselves, damn, maybe that wasn't such a good idea. (more)

Tags: traffic

North Hollywood HEAT: Ten Years Later

By Crowbar, published on Feb 28, 2007

... bullets. During the shootout, nine elementary schools were shut down and residents of the middle class neighborhood nearby were advised to stay in their homes. Occurring close to Disney, Universal, and Warner Bros. studios, the busy Hollywood freeway was closed in both directions which back up traffic for miles. As the gun men continued their murderous assault, it became apparent that they were trying to breach an escape route through the developing police containment. For over twenty minute, it looked like it was a standoff between the heavily armed and armored gun men and the beleaguered ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, disney, california, police, hollywood, shooting, traffic

Feet Fauxs Pas

By Nathalie Philippe, published on Feb 28, 2007

...eyesore. If you ask me, this is where the two roads diverge. Ladies, I apologize, and refuse to travel both. I’ll chastise no more, but have some ideas for your consideration. 1. The Simple Loafer: Great for transitioning between driving and running across a few lanes of traffic. These are available with rubber nodes for traction and comfort and a variety of styles and colors available. I’d buy a pair in brown and black to seamlessly match an entire wardrobe. Aerosoles, known for comfort makes a fabulous suede wingtip (the Sleekend) for the fashionably... (more)

Tags: san francisco, movie, traffic, fashion

Jazz To Reign Over the Hollywood Bowl

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 27, 2007

...event will present a variety of highly anticipated debuts by veteran artists and today’s most acclaimed young talents, as well as the return of popular favorites.

Saturday, June 16- the festival is scheduled from 2:30pm till 11pm. I hope that you plan on arriving early to avoid traffic, and most importantly to see and hear the opening act. The show will kick off with the talented group of young musicians- The Eagle Rock High School Jazz Ensemble.

THIS IS NOT THE ORDER OF APPEARANCE- The festival will also feature the hot Latin sounds (salsa, Latin jazz, cumbia and... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, hollywood, music, traffic

Thanks...But No Thanks

By Lainie, published on Feb 14, 2007

...New York State Senator Carl Kruger wants to introduce legislation to ban the use of handheld devices (i.e. iPods, Blackberries, cell phones, etc.) on city streets. He cites the danger users face as they absentmindedly listen to an iPod or talk on a cell phone and walk straight into moving traffic. He mentioned there have already been three deaths in his Brooklyn district since September and in one instant bystanders screamed, “look out” but to no avail. Kruger wants offenders to be fined $100 for this transgression. "Government has an obligation to protect its... (more)

Tags: new york, traffic

Interview with Glenn Koenig, Photographer for the LA Times

By Ariel, published on Feb 11, 2007

...shooting or even a business story about the selling of the Ontario Mills Mall. We may also get a call (usually a Blackberry message) to roll on some spot news either while working at the L.A. office or out shooting another assignment. Responding to a breaking news event in Los Angeles traffic can be a time challenging endeavor. Recently, on a Friday at 3:00 pm, I was in the office doing lab work on another assignment when I was dispatched to Playa Del Rey to check out a report of a smoldering body in the street. Traveling through gridlock most of the way, I arrived at the scene an... (more)

Tags: los angeles, journalism, citizen journalism, photography, california, police, shooting, real estate, traffic, broowaha

Collective Stupidity (Part 1 - The Rant)

By Glenn T, published on Feb 5, 2007

I’d like to think I’m not an angry person by nature, but my behavior in traffic may indicate otherwise. Okay, so I’m a road-rager… but, wait, before you run for cover let me couch that admission in the following facts: 1. I don’t carry a weapon; 2. I like my car enough (read as I still owe enough on it) to not want to put it in any unnecessary peril; 3. I’m almost always in too much of hurry to do anything save obscene gestures – and that’s only when I get really, really angry. So with that being said, let me also say that the traffic situation in Los Angeles really needs its... (more)

Tags: los angeles, traffic, santa monica

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