“It was hillariously funny, and tension- reducing, when this young lady flashed her sign. Waiting, about an hour… to get into the Getty Center parking garage… What shade is that nail polish, anyway?” –tnachtrab
Joseph Mailander congratulates himself on the 200th “Morning Eye Opener”, his near daily news bytes column at Martini Republic. Indeed, the consistency is admirable (personally, I pride myself on the total irregularity of “Sweatin’ Bullets”). My only complaint is Joseph leave blogging.la out of his list of daily reads – c’mon, Mr. Mailander, don’t kid the crowd! We know you love us!
The Atwater Village Newbie ignores the critics that don’t rank an LA building anywhere higher than among the nations top 75. He says architecture is “a 19th century pursuit… to see who can make the biggest, sexiest pile”, and that Los Angeles is “a 21st century pursuit… Buildings… are simply set pieces in a big picture show.”
Ross Plesset at LA IMC reports back from a meeting about plans on reopening the Southwest Museum, that closed at the Auty National Center last year, including the challenges it faces in raising the needed estimate of $40 million.
Brian Humpries manages to eke out a post with a report from the crane collapse that shutdown the 405/101 overpass (along with much of the city) earlier this month. Worth peeking at for photos taken on the scene.
LA’s Homeless Blog is disheartened to learn that of the HUD’s $1.36 billion in nationwide grants for homeless housing and services, LA is only receiving $52.5 milllion, down 13% from last year’s endowment.