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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Carmageddon (please excuse yawn) is history!

CD 4 Councilman Tom Labonge, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky join Mayor Antonio Villar to announce end of Carmageddon. Photo via LA Times.
As of 12:45 PM on Sunday, July 17, 2011, let historians note via Councilman Labonge, that the City of Los Angeles weathered safe and sound, "Carmageddon" 
Pending are the announcements of locations for "Twelve-Step Detox from Carmageddon Hype Programs" (** media and pandering political types are prioritize) and website to file your Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claims against those who over-stated the possible ramifications of merely shuting down the 405 Freeway for part of a summer weekend.
As CD 12 Councilman Mitch Englander presses for reimbursement of city costs in regard to its massive deployment (and hype) pertaining to Carmageddon, angelinos can take solace in the fact that like the 1984 Olympics and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake (** when the 5, 10, 14 and 118 Freeways were damage), we can adapt without panic, to disruptions in our driving habits.
And as Carmageddon disappears into the exhausts of vehicles reclaiming the 405, lets give credit to the power of common sense (** plus bonus-deserving contractor), reigning once again over the dire pronouncements of the nanny state.
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14.     



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mitch Englander is copying Carmen the Clown over "reimbursement" of the costs of Carmageddon (remember the Michael Jackson Memorial). Trutanich has been very tight-lipped over the 405 closure and failed to hold his own presser claiming credit for the success of the project. But the Clown could still team up with Englander and launch a 'criminal aspects' investigation to keep his needy ego satisfied.

July 17, 2011 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tommy L has never seen a Press Opportunity he hasn't liked

July 18, 2011 4:02 AM  

Anonymous Patricia said:

In retrospect, it's easy to make fun of the Carmegeddon press hype---and there were too many dire predictions. But it worked! Everyone stayed off the streets, including Sepulveda. I had fun driving down Sunset Blvd. through Brentwood and Pacific Palisades. NO ONE was there except for me (almost). Even PCH was quiet and beautiful.

July 18, 2011 10:26 AM  

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