From Speedway to Parkway? Off-Ramp for August 25, 2012

Caltrans' uphill battle: making Arroyo Seco Parkway safer

The Arroyo Seco Parkway is one of the oldest freeways in the west, but the once-upon-a-time peaceful mountain pass has turned into a dangerous high-speed raceway.
You're going to love this Q&A with Jon and Al Kaplan or complain in the comments section below.
KPCC's Matt DeBord hasn't washed his car in more than a year.

Matt DeBord - The Saab Slob

He'd have been laughed out of the LA Auto Show, mocked at the River Rouge plant, but DeBord has no shame.
Caitlin Doughty Ask a Mortician

YouTube's 'Ask a Mortician' star tours LA's oldest cemetery

Death is one of those things we don't think about much, until someone we know is dying. But Caitlin Doughty, a local mortician, wants to change that.

SketchTravel: 71 artists collaborate on a sketch book that traveled 75,000 miles

SketchTravel: 71 artists, 75,000 miles, 1 sketch book -- and so far -- 4 libraries in SE Asia. Charles Solomon and Paul Felix tell John Rabe about it.
40 years ago, Stax records organized and put on one of the largest gatherings of African Americans in history--and it all took place at the LA Coliseum.
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