Good Morning Gentle Readers,
When we was vagrant yoots, my old buddy Miltie had one of these. We called it The Tank. It wasn't quite this pretty.
Cruising Wilshire Blvd from the museum to downtown to catch the former Pasadena Freeway was a real treat. There are third world countries with better roads than Wilshire Boulevard through what used to be called the Miracle Mile.
The Pasadena Freeway, which grew out of the Arroyo Seco Parkway is considered to be the very first freeway in the world. It is a beautiful and remarkable engineering feat that provided a quick commute from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena, the first suburb in America.
LA came of age during the height of the car culture, but Mayor Villa la Grossa and the city council seem more concerned with what Arizona is up to than with providing the most basic of services that all Americans agree city government should provide.
Fifty years ago California roads were the envy of the entire world. Today, California is one of the highest taxed states in the US and our highways are among the very worst in the country. The Pennsylvania Turnpike has less potholes than Wilshire Boulevard. This isn't rank hyperbole, TWC has driven both.