|The Grauman's Chinese Theatre is also worth a stop.|
Los Angeles Union Station was full of people, even on a Saturday night. This is the last of the great railroad stations, opened in 1939 when streamlined trains were the cat’s meow....not long ago L.A. Union Station was like a ghost town at night, empty and dusty. Now it’s back.A tour of L.A. is fun and interesting, but as a place to live? In Northern California the summers are cooler, and the air is cleaner. As Carl Nolte ended his piece, "all roads lead home."
Los Angeles is noticeably cleaner than San Francisco, Oakland or Berkeley. Less trash, or so it seemed. There was a bit of high fog — June gloom, it’s called — but no smog.
We hear that Los Angeles has twice as many homeless people as San Francisco, but they are not nearly as visible.....we see more beggars in a single block in San Francisco than we saw in three days in L.A.