Friday Free for All: Carmageddon Edition
The LA Times reports that to helm the Mulholland Bridge demolition project, a "steady hand" is needed. Project Manager Mike Barbour is a veteran of the Marines, Navy and Caltrans with decades of engineering experience and even did a stint in Iraq.
Mayor Villaraigosa will participate in a Times video chat to answer your questions Friday afternoon.
The Sherman Oaks Galleria is located right next door to ground zero for Carmageddon. To lure patrons the shopping complex will offer free parking, air conditioned movies, drink specials and food samples.
Patch details some of the history, culture and lore of the Sepulveda Pass, including it's use in film and television. An old story told reportedly told by Lucille Ball tells that then actor Ronald Reagan claimed to have an encounter with aliens on the 405 who told him to go into politics.
The 405 is scheduled to open back up at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. If all goes well, however, it could open back up even earlier than that.
And finally, I found a way to avoid the whole thing. I'll be here, far, far from it all.