Thursday, February 14, 2008

L.A. River Visual + Audio Documentation

Three Cal Poly Pomona Graduate Students (myself included) set out to document the LA River for their Graduate Capstone Studio Class. Instead of opting for the typical (and bland) powerpoint presentation consisting of maps, numbers, dull pictures etc etc ... they decided to engage all the human senses by deciphering the very unique experience of the Los Angeles River through music, sounds, and imagery. This team is only focusing on researching the river’s leg consisting of the SFV to the near the Vernon area. Another team is leading research from Vernon to Long Beach.

This presentation & research is an on-going project and an entity of the Graduate Capstone’s class endeavor to create a potential Master Plan and/or the data & design schemes needed for a system of multi-use trails in Los Angeles County. Over the the length of two quarters, 5 teams will be working and researching throughout the county to continue advancing a non-motorized mobility agenda. This plan has been dubbed the Golden Necklace.

Two Options below for viewing:

Original/Higher-Res Slideshow at:

Quicktime Option (T1 recommended)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Fresh N' Easy Comes to the CPT

Just caught wind a New Fresh N' Easy just opened in Compton. "Now we won't have to drive to get to Whole Foods," said Jalom Raney of Compton, adding that it was about a 20-minute drive." ..or another 20 to Trader Joes, depending on where you live.

Article Link
Compton Article