Extra, Extra - the Gentrified Expo Line Edition
Topping the list is a horrifyingly bizarre history of the Sunset Junction area. Including a robbery in the '20s of someone who was sporting some fresh old school grillz.
8. 3900 Sunset: November 9, 1928- A bald-headed man with a mouth full of golden choppers held up the California Bank today, with the aid of a less dramatic-looking associate, to the tune of $4,000. This is the fifth robbery at this particular branch in 18 months, including a notable incident last November, when a dapper (yet toothless) youngster appropriated $3,000 and fled in a stolen green limousine. (Shaken tellers showed no preference for gold teeth over missing ones.) - LA Alternative
When white folks move out of a part of town its called "white flight", when then move in it's called "gentrification". The Weekly has a long, detailed, cover story about the latter. - LA Weekly The MTA will call the Aqua line the Expo line for some reason. - Franklin Avenue
The Killers are playing at the Troubadour tonight? That will teach us for studying French in high school. - Los Anjealous
Somewhere Al Gore is smiling. The Bolsa Chica Wetlands have their saltwater back after over 100 years of being cut off from the Pacific at the hands of a 19th century duck club - LAT
photo by Malingering via Flickr