64 Worst’s Sweet 16: No Respect for Local History vs. Curb Sneakers

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Three things you probably didn’t know about L.A.’s history:

  • During the 1940s, the site Travel Town now occupies “was used as a Photo Experimentation Laboratory, a military film location, a Camouflage Experimental Laboratory and Yard, (and) a Prisoner of War Enclosure.” [from Beneath L.A.]
  • Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles on January 13, 1929 after living in the city since at least 1920. His residences included 4021 Pasadena Ave., and 4004 W 17th Street, where he expired at the age of 80. [Wikipedia]
  • Terminal Island was known as Rattlesnake Island prior to the Los Angeles Terminal Railway’s extension there in 1911. [from Beneath L.A.]

All you really need to know about Curb Sneakers:

They are “scum of the earth” who speed into the right turn lane at red lights, then pull back into traffic when the light turns green cutting off the rest of us suckers.

Which is worse about L.A.:

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5 Replies to “64 Worst’s Sweet 16: No Respect for Local History vs. Curb Sneakers”

  1. Curb sneaking is just one of many rude driving annoyances, while no respect for local history is a major problem that has plagued Los Angeles for the past 100 years, due to the influx of new residents. It has resulted in the loss of innumerable local treasures and culture.

  2. @hindinwood; I agree.

    Besides, “Curb sneaking” can sometimes be confused with “theres a guy back there that’s going to turn left and I don’t want to get stuck behind him/her”.

    Also, waddya mean there’s no history in LA? There’s Egyptian , Mayan, Chinese, and that’s just the theaters!

  3. Curb sneaking isn’t bad all of the time. If I’m behind a slow driver, say, someone who is cell chatting away in their private 4-wheeled office, oblivious to the speed limit, then I have no problem passing their lolling ass.

  4. Wyatt Earp moved here in 1901 and spent most of the rest of his life in LA – and the Mojave Desert. He also was in and out of LA much of the 19th Century – starting in the 1860’s when his family lived in Colton.

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