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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

LA Links: Gamble House Open Why?, Millennium Towers Are A Go, The Girl in the Tin Box

The Gamble House Tours
Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 18, 2013
Tuesdays, 12:15 pm and 12:45 pm;
Thursdays – Sundays, every half-hour from 11 am – 3 pm
The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103

In the artsy-fartsy, hipster world of looking at things the Gamble house will have open tours in Pasadena starting Thursday.  Can't recommend this very much at all over the price and the lack of what you can see.

"The house and furnishings were designed by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter and Gamble Company. The house, which is a National Historic Landmark owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California, is open for public tours"

It get weirder over what you can see 

"Please note that most of the first floor - entry hall, living room, dining room, den, and guest bedroom - will not be available for touring during this period due to floor conservation work."

Girl in a box

L.A. Times has quite the horrible story of a underage LA girl being held for sex and pot-farming.

An excerpt

On the rural property, which the girl knew as “the farm,” investigators found a metal box with holes in it. Spray painted on the outside was the first initial of the teenage girl’s name and inside was a decal that “depicted an animal skull surrounding the shadow image of a human skull with the logo ‘Bone Collector,’” according to the court documents.
Human hair was found inside, prosecutors said. The girl said she was kept in the box for a total of three days and was given water through a hose. The box was hoisted into the air and tilted at an angle so when water was poured inside it would wash the girl and clean human waste out of the box, court documents say.
Authorities said they also found a poem signed by the girl inside describing life in the box.

Millennium Towers

Two new eye sores are ready to go up and stab planes. In a unanimous vote carried out by the LA City Council and a promised signing by new Mayor Garcetti the two Millineium Towers will soon ruin traffic on the way to Hollywood. Caltrans has asked that towers not go up after huge traffic congestion concerns. Geologists from all over California are worried if the towers will stay up in an Earthquake, to which the city government flatly doesn't care. The city is moving ahead anyway to much public criticism of the project not really being needed for any reason.