It Caught My Eye: Siht Gets Fixed

It was on the morning of June 20 that I happened past the freshly painted 4th Street typo and shared it with the greater L.A. Metblogs community. Said community apparently does not include¬† any esteemed representatives of the city’s Bureau of Street Services (BOSS) or any who gave a damn, because the misspelling lay there on the street for the next 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mornings.

Someone over at BOSS apparently reads the L.A. Times though, because in Steve Harvey’s “Only in L.A.” column Sunday, he included a picture of the anomaly and sure enough on the bike ride home Monday afternoon, the transposed letters had been reversed to their correct order:


At last, our long Hancock Parkian chuckle, is over.

4 thoughts on “It Caught My Eye: Siht Gets Fixed”

  1. Well that’s good it’s been fixed.

    In other paint on the street news, I saw a couple of fellows painting their own two white stripes (crosswalk style) about ten-fifteen feet back from the actual crosswalk. The location is right at the entrance of Cafe Stella in Silverlake. The best I can guess is that they live directly across the street and didn’t want to walk down to the sanctioned crosswalk. Odd though, that side street is never really all that busy, you would think jaywalking would be the order of the day not faux crosswalks.

  2. The new letters seem to be almost worn off already. Looks more like a cya move than a real safety fix. I say they should change it back.

  3. Speaking of bike riding, I read that the city of West Hollywood are going
    to legalize bike riding on their sidewalks, is this a disaster waiting to happen?

  4. No!!!!!

    That was my new favorite spot!!!

    Well, at least I made my trek to see it live and in person.
    Just as funny!!

    The fix is pretty terrible, isn’t it?!

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