An Alaskan Weekend in Kennecott, or was it Kennicott?

Kennecott is the name of the mines and company, while the glacier and town are named Kennicott after a local explorer by the name of Robert Kennicott. 1,809 more words


Motorists and the general public have options for accessing LAX during Century Crunch, July 25-28

Here is the news release from Metro:

Century Crunch is this weekend, July 25-28, and those planning to travel to LAX are being reminded that Century Boulevard at Aviation Boulevard will be closed for 57 hours so that an old railroad bridge can be demolished and eventually replaced by a new state-of-the-art light-rail station for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. 509 more words


Deception Pass and Whale-Watching in Washington

They never even mentioned whales when we purchased the tickets for a boat tour of Deception Pass. But they must have known they were there because the resident pod of orcas lives in the area year round.

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Letter: Is Vimy Bridge the right name for Strandherd-Armstrong span?

Vimy Bridge not the right choice

Re: Call new Strandherd-Armstrong span ‘Vimy Bridge’, veterans say, July 21.

I would encourage the veterans to withdraw their support in naming this insignificant bridge after Vimy Ridge. 180 more words


Broadway Bridge, circa 1918

Today we have an image of the Broadway Bridge, circa 1918. Bridge construction took place between 1911 and 1912. Click here for more information on the Broadway Bridge… 16 more words