John: KDAY, 1955-57; KFWB, 1957-59; KMPC, 1959-61; KLAC, 1961-63; KABC, 1963-73.By Mental Floss You know the Hollywood sign, the Lakers, and the traffic, but here are a few Los Angeles nuggets that may have slipped past you. By 1923, Los Angeles produced one quarter of the world’s oil. Edison—who lived in New Jersey—held most of the country’s film patents.Following a headline-making week, Kanye West canceled his Los Angeles show Sunday night just hours before it was scheduled to begin.Ticketmaster posted that the show, which was supposed begin at 8 p.m. The ticket vendor did not give an explanation for the cancellation.
As long as I can remember, I’ve always had preconceived notions about Los Angeles. Los Angeles isn’t the only city in the world like this. “hateable.” None of these “issues” are super off-putting, and I’ve had many fun moments in L. We go experience romance in Paris or party on the island of Ko Phangan.
It still sits atop the third-largest oil field in the country! An oil derrick on the property of Beverly Hills High School produces about 400 barrels a day. On April 5, 1926, a gauge in the San Gabriel Mountains collected an inch of rain in just one minute." data-reactid="26"6. While in February 1978, almost a foot of rain fell in 24 hours." data-reactid="27"7. Filmmakers fled westward to avoid Edison’s intellectual property claims." data-reactid="28"8. Beverly Hills started out as a modest lima bean ranch." data-reactid="29"10.
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I hate the vanity and how everyone is “so Hollywood.” I hate the pollution. Stories from the news, the Internet, and our friends create an image in our minds. I’ve been to many cities that are run-down, dirty, and full of pretentious people, and have bad traffic. Often, we visit places and do things that further our preconceived notions of the city.
I hate the traffic and the lack of public transportation. We all have our own prejudices and opinions based on what we’ve read and heard over the years. But I often wonder if I see those things more because of my already-formed notions and feelings about the city. We go to Bangkok and see the dirt and pollution because we know it to be a “dirty” city.