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Can Celebri-Twits Save Us From Carmageddon?
If you are gaga over Lady Gaga sufficiently to monitor her 140 characters-or-less Twitter thoughts, would she be who helped you understand that Carmageddon isn't the end of the world? If that sounds as ridiculous as her meat dress, don't laugh just yet: The Los Angeles Police Department has been trying to recruit celebs, including Lady Gaga, to use their Twitter accounts to get the word out about the upcoming three-day 405 Freeway shutdown.
The LAPD have reached out to a slew of celebs with hearty Twitter followings (think Mr. @aplusk Ashton Kutcher and his 7 million devotees, and Kim Kardashian and her 8 million, and so on) to see if they'd be willing to sacrifice a Tweet or two to "urge their followers to avoid a 10-mile stretch of the roadway the weekend of July 15 but to encourage them to stay close to home," according to the LA Times.
The goal is to reach the folks who don't tune into television or radio news, or, apparently, use the internet for staying up-to-date with current local events. So basically 15-year-olds without driver's licenses. But, hey! The LAPD seem to think they're on to something. Lt. Andy Neiman said: "Twitter is a way to reach that whole demographic that could be oblivious to the 405 closure for that weekend."
Sadly, so far, the celebri-Twits are oblivious to their crucial role in saving Angelenos from themselves from July 15-18: No one has agreed to come on board the LAPD's campaign.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.