My hometown, that is. Today’s lunchtime news chum is all about Los Angeles and Southern California:
- Fire. It is being reported that, as a side effect of budget cuts, the super-water-dropping DC 10 tankers have been grounded for the upcoming brush fire season. This is bad news for those that live in the canyons.
- Water. It is sad to read of the death of Catherine Mulholland, granddaughter of the famous William Mullholland, who brought water to Los Angeles. Ms. Mullholland was a noted Southern California Historian, and a support both of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society and CSUN’s history archives. She will be missed.
- Glass. Or should that be Crystal. It seems a battle is brewing over who will purchase the Crystal Cathedral: first it was a real estate developer… then Chapman College… and the latest is the Roman Catholic Church, who want it for a new HQ for the Diocese of Orange.
- Plastic. Lastly, the General Manager of Legoland was punked when employees replaced his car with one made entirely out of Lego. Specifically, they replaced his blue Volvo with a nearly identical model made from 200,000 Lego bricks. This isn’t the first time they’ve done things like this. One year, employees turned the entertainment manager’s office into an igloo.