February 10, 2009

LA in winter


Yes, that's what it looked like Monday. Granted, I wasn't sitting on my yacht at the marina, but that's the same general view I had from my minivan on the Santa Monica freeway.

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23 comments:

GD7vf said...

That was nice day, wasn't it, with the San Gabriels freshly powdered like that. The moon tonight was brighter than I've ever seen it.

H. said...

So much for global warming.

Anonymous said...

That's why I moved here. Plus, I like tacos.

BGC said...

I used to live in Glasgow, Scotland - famed for its slums.

Some of the top story tenement dwellings had beautiful views of the distant mountains.

The beautiful mountains, on the other hand, had a not-so-nice view of distant Glasgow slums.

Which was the more beautiful place to be?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful indeed.

Steve you wouldn't like living in the Marina - it is pretty much filled with divorcees and lotharios.

No family life to speak of.

Jeff Burton said...

Wow. I spent five of my formative years in Orange County (68-73). If you made me guess where that picture was taken, I would never said LA. The mountains were a rare dirty blur on the horizon in those days.

headache said...

So why are you forever bitching about the Mexicans? I did not see any in your pic and the place looks really nice and tidy.

Black Sea said...

I'm guessing it looks a little different from Compton.

keypusher said...

So much for global warming.

Oh, c'mon. Can't we just enjoy a pretty picture?

Anonymous said...

I remember days like that. Back in the early 90s at some meeting in Sandy Gallin's office on Sunset, I caught sight of a fantastic view of both the mountains to the east and the ocean to the west, all in one fell swoop. Fifteen years later, I write in to a blog and get censored a lot.

Life.

Anonymous said...

I love love love LA during wet, cold winters when the San Gabriels and San Bernadino Mountains are snowy and everything below is lush and green. A five dollar parking pass and an hour drive up Angeles Crest Highway or Baldy puts you right into the middle of it, too.

King obama said...

It does seem to be getting colder in LA area recently. There was even snow fall in the Palmdale/Lancaster area outside LA (in the high desert).

Strange.

Kirt33 said...

Looks awful. How can a child grow to adulthood not knowing the joy of making snowmen?

Anonymous said...

I tip my hat to the man who can take ownership of a minivan. You didn't even attribute it to your wife, which my husband does.

You are a man among men, Sir.

Ronduck said...

That's kinda like the view of the Superstitions here in Mesa. That must be why the Vietnamese are coming here from Cali.

Anonymous said...

Heh,

Here in the New York area, the yachts are all dry-docked and shrink-wrapped. I guess that's one expense yacht owners don't have to deal with in Los Angeles.

- Fred

Evil Sandmich said...

Reminds me of the thought I had of a lot of places on that Planet Earth series: "boy that place would be beautiful...if it weren't for the people who lived there".

Excepting yourself in this case, of course.

klaos oldanburg said...

headline: "Southern California forecast: Calm before the next storm"

(above headline): "BREAKING NEWS: Governor Threatens to lay off 10,000 state workers"

calm before the storm indeed.

Anonymous said...

You have beautiful mountains and gorgeous beaches and things of this nature. Thats Cullie-fornia!

Anonymous said...

"headline: "Southern California forecast: Calm before the next storm"

(above headline): "BREAKING NEWS: Governor Threatens to lay off 10,000 state workers"

calm before the storm indeed."

Hah! You think that's bad?

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5190CB20090210?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

"SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Federal judges on Monday tentatively ordered California to release tens of thousands of inmates, up to a third of all prisoners, in the next three years to stop dangerous overcrowding.

As many as 57,000 could be let go if the current population were cut by the maximum percentage considered by a three-judge panel. Judges said the move could be done without threatening public safety -- and might improve a public safety hazard."

Truth said...

"Steve you wouldn't like living in the Marina - it is pretty much filled with divorcees and lotharios."

Apparently, you didn't see Steve's black leather jacket, panty-wetting portrait!

Steve Sailer said...

It's a brown leather jacket, like Chuck Yeager's in "The Right Stuff."

Ronduck said...

Anonymous posted...

As many as 57,000 could be let go if the current population were cut by the maximum percentage considered by a three-judge panel.

This is why Federal Judicial activism in the state criminal systems is so destructive. If the state of California had simply been allowed to execute criminals back in the 1960's and 70's there would not have been the crime wave that there was. In a perfect world California would execute as many criminals as Texas does now and Texas would execute even more.

Hell, 16k people die by homicide every year in this country, there should be at least 8k executions every year to match, like in the People's Republic of China. We should even charge the killers family a bullet fee.