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Pico Boulevard





Pico Boulevard is named for Pio Pico, the last Governor of California when it still belonged to Mexico. Michael J. Kouri, author of "Haunted Houses of Pasadena," says the area of Pico between La Brea and Robertson is full of ghosts.

"Not haunted by Pio Pico himself, but by winos and a lot street people who died tragically in 1932, when Los Angeles was very, very cold. It actually snowed in Pasadena that year, and a lot of them froze to death."

Kouri says there are at least 60 spirits haunting that stretch of Pico Blvd. No telling whether the proposal to make Pico a one way street will confuse the ghostly inhabitants.