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CurbedWire: Hot, Dry Guns


[Image from the Daily Guilt]

1) Weather: Sure, February's weather was awesome. We had lots of sun. Temperature in the 70s and 80s, even 90s a couple of days. All of that adds up to the driest year on record since the 1923-1924 season. So far, we've had about 2.5 inches of rain. Normal for this time of year: 11.43 inches. Suffering the most: Local farmers. First they had severe winds. Then the deep freeze in January. Now they have no water. Someone call Al Gore and Daryl Hannah.

2) Museums: First BP gave us a gas station that looks like it could be a museum. Now the compnay is giving a $25 million donation to LACMA for the museum's expansion plan, matching Disney for titleholder of largest corporate gift since 1997's donation for Disney Hall. Perhaps hoping we forget all about the oil industries' nasty little effects on our environment, economy and foreign policy, the new entrance to the museum, dubbed "the BP Grand Entrance" will now be topped by solar panels.

3) Downtown: Take a (virtual) tour of 6th Street, as one neophyte documents the bridge, the gun club, the homeless, and the requisite film shoot.