Reading Material 7/18: (Lawns Under Siege; Street Cars Lost; Survey LA)

  1. The New Yorker has an extended meditation this week on the meaning of the American lawn. Basically, we should all plow under our front yards and plant wildflowers.  What a shame.  [New Yorker]
  2. A comprehensive L.A. interurban electric rail system?  It existed once, and there’s film footage to prove it.  [Franklin Ave.]
  3. “SurveyLA – the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey – is Los Angeles’
    first-ever comprehensive program to identify significant historic
    resources throughout our city.” [Survey LA]


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