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A Lesson From Egypt: Driving

As far as I can tell, Los Angeles is somewhat notorious for traffic and crazy driving. However, while I’m no expert on traffic patterns across the world, I can say with certainty, Los Angeles has nothing on Cairo. If you … Continue reading

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The Great Equations [Aloud]

Robert Crease in conversation with Larry Swanson, Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences, USC The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg Notes (taken on a receipt that I managed to scrounge up (didn’t have a notebook with me) … Continue reading

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A Windfall of Musicians [Aloud]

Dorothy Crawford in conversation with conductor/composer William Kraft A Windfall of Musicians: Hitlerís Emigres and Exiles in Southern California Notes: Crawford -Hitler wanted to “cleanse” music too; wanted to get rid of the culture of chaos in the Weimar Republic … Continue reading

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a new country

On some lucky MTA buses there are televisions. On the luckiest buses these televisions work. On these working televisions there is a variety of bus-worthy programming, including Facts of the Day — occasionally informative tidbits in English or Spanish in … Continue reading

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caltrans

For those of you concerned with transportation issues in California (which I would imagine means a lot of people in Los Angeles, but very few people actually reading this page right now), take a look at Caltrans Strategic Plan 2007-12 … Continue reading

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