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Carmageddon: Is It Worth It?

Posted July 14, 2011 by | 6 Comments

One of my most enjoyable bus rides is the one that goes through the Sepulveda Pass, so unlike all the others which go through only built-up Los Angles. One day last year I was in a car with a friend heading to the Valley and was appalled to see bulldozers tearing away at the hillside. I expressed my dismay and was shocked to find that my car-driving …

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Journey to the Wigwam Motel

Posted June 30, 2011 by | 6 Comments

By Sunil Rampersad
Recently a friend had his birthday party at the Wigwam Motel in San Bernadino. Once I Googled it and saw what it looked like I just had to go. Lady luck was on my side as some digging into my options to get out there revealed the fact that the motel lay not too far from the Rialto Metrolink station. An hour …

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Scene from the Bus: MOCA’s ‘Art in the Streets,’ Now Free on Monday Nights Courtesy of Banksy

Posted June 8, 2011 by | 1 Comment

This week I got off the bus to look at some art on a bus, and on walls and cars and. . .
So far I’ve been to MOCA’s new exhibition, “Art in the Streets”, twice and plan on going yet again.
If you have not yet seen Art in The Streets, now is the time to do so. Courtesy of Brit bad boy Banksy, MOCA …

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Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Posted April 21, 2011 by | 4 Comments

By Sunil Rampersad
It’s not often that I make the long commute to Pasadena, and even much less so to La Canada-Flintridge, but I did it last week. The reason for the long commute was this year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design, held at one of the amazing creations of architect Paul Williams (the subject of my last article).

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The event itself boggles …

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Scene from the Bus: Paul Williams’ Legacy in Los Angeles

Posted March 3, 2011 by | 1 Comment

It doesn’t have to be Black History Month to appreciate Black History in Los Angeles, especially when it involves one of LA’s great architects, Paul Williams, writes Sunil Rampersad.  
I asked my much better-informed friends for a list of recommendations, and then trekked across town on the bus. Unfortunately I did not get to all I would have liked, but it was a great introduction to an amazing architect and …

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Scene from a Bus: Introductory Article

Posted February 23, 2011 by | Comments Off

By DnA contributor Sunil Rampersad:
“Nobody walks in LA,” so the song goes, meaning that “nobody” uses the bus either. (It has been found that there is a direct link in most cities between pedestrian traffic and the number of people taking public transportation.)

But just as people DO walk in LA (Thom Anderson’s documentary, Los Angeles Plays Itself, shows downtown Broadway overflowing with pedestrians), an …

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