Driving California State Route 1: The Pacific Coast Highway

Long before today's modern highways intertwined through the entire country, the term highway referred to long roads made for long distance driving. The best known of these roads is Route 66, which originally traversed from Chicago to Santa Monica beach. Then, it was the easiest way to travel if you were looking to move west. … Continue reading Driving California State Route 1: The Pacific Coast Highway

The Streets of Los Angeles: Pico Boulevard

We Angelenos are constantly stuck in our cars but seldom give any thought to the history of the streets we drive on. What's the story behind Mulholland Drive? Why does Eagle Rock have a neighborhood of streets named after major universities? Why do we bother navigating through the Alvarado/Glendale street junction when we know it's … Continue reading The Streets of Los Angeles: Pico Boulevard