One day, bitches: the future of the Los Angeles Metro

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whenever this happens then Luna will have no excuse to not go on the Green Line down the 'Shaw to get krispy kreme w/ me

that Green Line is going to be very intense, imo

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

what we really, really need - and i think there was some talk about this - is an above-ground trolley line or double-decker "sky bus thing that goes super fast down Wilshire Blvd, all the way from downtown to the beach thru Koreatown, Miracle Mile, Museum Row and Westwood

w/ all the impressive ad historic churches landmarks and buildins it would be a fabulous view and the most beautiful ride in the city. esp w/ our weather is so great

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

awesome, yeah i wonder why San Fran can get shit like that done with MUCH gnarlier terrain to deal with

tremendoid (tremendoid), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

huge xpost --

I lived East of Fairfax and my address was in the City of West Hollywood.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

Westwood village as OF RIGHT NOW:

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

awesome, yeah i wonder why San Fran can get shit like that done with MUCH gnarlier terrain to deal with

- No weird underground pockets of oil to avoid
- Landfill is much easier to dig through
- It's just a wee little town

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

i havent been to that In-n-Out yet...it looks like a major destination

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

xpost re: a Fairfax of the mind

Walter, find me someone who lived in West Hollywood east of Fairfax and I'll find you someone who lived between Fountain and Romaine, east of La Brea.

rogermexico (rogermexico), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

Roger, are you looking at a map? Is it online?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

Close. It was right around the corner from Astro Burger.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

here's a map

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

thanks?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

here are some maps Spencer

FROM http://artscenecal.com/Maps/WH.html


a map from Whole Foods on Fairfax which proves their addy is Weho

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

i have friends who live between la brea and fairfax and their address is west hollywood...i can show you their mail at the next FAP

don't you just see how all the buildings get more gay and colorful as soon as you go west of la brea? it's all WEHO. fairfax is inarguably weho

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

Vik, I know the streets, I want a boundary map. The third one is ok.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

My map was prettier.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

that first map is showin a listing of all the art galleries on la brea, i think. there are even more in culver city now its exploding

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

I always think of Fairfax as near Fairfax and Melrose (and the parts south of that).

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like how the Orange line has no stops between Olympic Blvd. and Long Beach Blvd.

("Hold my hand honey.. this is the 'ghetto' they talk about on the news, where shootings happen.")

donut e-goo (donut), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

walter's map is the same as my 2nd one...weho has a funny lego like shape. it should be more priapic, somehow!

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

x-post to spencer
Sure, that's the Fairfax district. That's like saying "I always thought of Santa Monica Blvd. as being in Santa Monica.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

the ghetto is on the 405 now since thats where the latest highway shootings were har har

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

isnt all that LITTLE ETHIOPIA now

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

Fairfax = little Addis Ababa!

Nothing else matters.

donut e-goo (donut), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

Do you guys ever run into strange little "districts" you never knew existed? There's a certain area north of Venice around Hauser (between La Brea & Fairfax) which I used to drive by every day during my commute. Recently driving through there I noticed a sign that called it "Pickfair Village" or something cute like that.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

this cracks me up but to be really technical about it, just south of the fairfax district, south of wilshire where "little ethiopia" is...its officially called Carthay

Major subdistricts include Picfair Village (whose name is a tribute to Mary Pickford's and Douglas Fairbanks' estate, Pickfair), South Carthay, Carthay Circle, Carthay Square, Wilshire Vista, and Little Ethiopia, a community of relatively recent Ethiopian and Indian immigrants.


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The Neighborhood

Carthay takes its name from a now-demolished movie theater which stood on the corner of San Vicente and Crescent Heights boulevards. The neighborhood was mostly developed in the 1930s, capitalizing on the success of the Miracle Mile. Most houses are built in the Art Deco or Spanish Colonial styles popular at the time. Initially segregated and all-white, Carthay has since become fairly diverse, with many middle-class black and Latino families living within the district. Much of its white population is Jewish, with several yeshivas and synagogues found in the area.


I want to start using that now: "forget Weho, I'm gonna go hang out in CARTHAY"

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

Sure, that's the Fairfax district. That's like saying "I always thought of Santa Monica Blvd. as being in Santa Monica.

TELL IT TO VIK!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

haha major xpost

walter dude, enjoy

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wow! Thanks Vic, I never knew that. The Picfair Village mystery is solved.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

tell what to me...its still Weho down there, right until Beverly

Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles, California


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

(Redirected from Little Ethiopia)

Little Ethiopia refers to the stretch of Fairfax Avenue on the West Side of Los Angeles, California between Olympic and Pico boulevards. This area is filled with Ethiopian businesses and restaurants.

Little Ethiopia dates back to the early 1990s. Previously, this stretch of Fairfax Avenue was filled with Jewish businesses as is the case in the Fairfax District to the north.

Ethiopian businesses and restaurants have recently begun congregating on Washington Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and National Boulevard in Culver City, less than a mile to the south of Little Ethiopia.

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

I really didnt know there was a neighborhood designated "Pico-Union" until I saw this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico-Union%2C_Los_Angeles%2C_California

or "Harvard Heights" - wtf? thats explains the "Byzantine-Latino Quarter" since it used to be heavily Greek back whenever http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Heights%2C_Los_Angeles%2C_California

I did know of Ladera Heights tho...the "black Beverly Hills" (ugh!)

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

(i meant "the Byzantine-Latino sign" - theres a huge one near the St Sophia's church down there....and my one friend who's greek always wondered what it meant)

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yay Little Ethiopia. Went through there last night en route to Bossa Nova on Sunset, yum.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

Why we are awesome:

People

The people of Los Angeles are known as Angelenos. L.A. can truly be described as a "world city" — that is, it has one of the largest and most diverse populations of any municipality anywhere. The Hispanic and Asian American populations are growing particularly quickly — the Asian American population is the largest of any city in the U.S. Los Angeles hosts the largest populations of Armenians, Cambodians, Filipinos, Guatemalans, Israelis, Koreans, Thais, Mexicans, Hungarians and Salvadorans outside of their respective countries. Los Angeles is also home to the largest populations of Japanese and Persians living in the U.S., and has one of the largest Native American populations in the country.

L.A. is home to people from more than 140 countries, who speak at least 224 different languages. Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown, Koreatown, Little India (Artesia), Little Armenia, Thai Town, Historic Filipinotown and Little Ethiopia give testimony to the polyglot character of Los Angeles.

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm leaving this aggravating thread.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've heard Pico-Union used before on TV. Although it might have been on some of those local KCET news programs.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Byzantine-Latino always makes me think of confused Mexicans.

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

also: "I don't live in Koreatown. I live in Larchmont."

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

PS: That was a lie.

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

"the largest population of Israelis outside Israel" thing kind of surprises e, since i thought NYC had that distinction...of having more Jews than Jerusalem

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Um, those aren't the same thing.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

We must gather on Friday for peace, drinks and ArthurFAP, to settle this sorrow.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

"lets go down to Pico-Union for a few beers" I really want to use this!

I don't even use "Westlake" - its all just Koreatown / MacArthur Park imo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westlake%2C_Los_Angeles%2C_California

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Pick a side: Mashti Malone's Ice Cream or Zankou Chicken.

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

MacArthur Park is famous for the epic song named after it, written by Jimmy Webb and first performed by Richard Harris in 1968.

Despite the rather poetic homage paid to it, the real MacArthur Park became known for being a violent place after 1985 when drug-dealing, shoot-outs and occasional drownings became somewhat common. Before the decline of the neighborhood, the park featured the traditional paddle-boats and a large fountain in the center of the lake; since the park was a popular middle-class destination for over fifty years, it is likely it can be reclaimed in the future.

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

"reclaimed"

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

Zankou.

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

hahaha i was just going to go to Zankou since im heading towards Normandie no joke. i have never been to Mashti Malone's even though i live right by it, have any of you?

fun fact: Beck gave a shout-out to Zankou in "Debra"

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

Spencer i didnt mean to offend u if i did

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

Excellent.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 21:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

There will be peace in the Middle East before the 710 freeway will be completed.

Bill restoring South Pasadena’s power to block surface 710 Fwy. extension advances

One battle in the war over the proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway may soon be over. A bill by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) to restore South Pasadena’s power to block a surface freeway through town has passed in the Assembly and is awaiting action in the Senate.

South Pasadena, along with Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and other nearby communities, is opposed to an extension of the 710 Freeway from its Alhambra terminus to the Foothill (210) Freeway.

Proponents say the link is needed to speed truck traffic from the Port of Los Angeles to inland transportation hubs. Area residents are concerned about construction disruption, traffic, air pollution and costs for the long-planned but never-funded project. South Pasadena is particularly concerned, as the shortest route connecting the 710 and 210 freeways is a 4.5-mile course through the city.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 10 June 2011 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Someone check the temperature in Hell please?

SOUTH PASADENA - The City Council voted Wednesday to ease its long- standing opposition to any and all extensions of the 710 Freeway.

The city will now agree to review the environmental report of alternate extension routes, such as underground or light-rail alternatives. The city has been opposed to any extension for more than 60 years.

The vote clears the way for a possible Assembly bill that would give South Pasadena negotiating power with Caltrans.

"It's a step toward working with the surrounding communities," Mayor Mike Ten said. "Now it's up to the surrounding communities to take steps towards working with us."

Officials voted to rescind Resolution 7147, which the council passed in February. The resolution strictly defined the city's stance as opposed to any and all extensions of the 710 Freeway.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 11 July 2011 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

buzza, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 05:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

METHANE!!!!!

buzza, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 05:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Methane gas, toxic chemicals and teenagers don't mix. But this dangerous combination is on the verge of exploding at Beverly High, turning the school into a mega-disaster."

buzza, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 05:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

New ‘under construction’ map for Metro Rail debuts:
http://thesource.metro.net/2013/06/13/new-under-construction-map-for-metro-rail-debuts/

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 14 June 2013 01:52 (10 months ago) Permalink


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