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2014-03-28 05:36:38 PM

FizixJunkee: You can always tell how old someone---radio announcers, for example---in L.A. is by whether or not they refer to freeways by number or by name. The older ones use names instead of numbers.


Chicago is the same way.  And yeah, most of the traffic reporters use the names and not the numbers.

The Dan Ryan, The Ike, etc.
 
2014-03-28 05:37:10 PM

tricycleracer: Dude, I could post the Port of Long Beach next to St. Pete Beach too



you say that like posting pictures of arbitrary geographic locations is not indicative of the entire region. Come on, now, all of California is a waterless shiathole while the rest of the country is a pure mountain prairie.
 
2014-03-28 05:37:57 PM

Arkanaut: There's only 1.6 million people in New York County, therefore LA > NY.


LA county 4200 sq miles
NY county less than 40 sq miles
 
2014-03-28 05:38:19 PM

Lorelle: FizixJunkee: Lorelle: It's just a freeway thing. When referring to Pacific Coast Highway, we call it PCH. NO ONE calls it "the PCH."

Banacek: Got stuck in traffic on my way home on the PCH. Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis. Yeah, I'll stick with my commute.

ISWYDT

He/she probably isn't a native. I've lived in SoCal for over 50 years, and I've never heard a native call it "the PCH."

Heading for Malibu from downtown? Take the 10 west to PCH and turn right.


It's the same assholes that insist on calling it THE Ukraine.
 
2014-03-28 05:39:44 PM

drew46n2: tricycleracer: Dude, I could post the Port of Long Beach next to St. Pete Beach too


you say that like posting pictures of arbitrary geographic locations is not indicative of the entire region. Come on, now, all of California is a waterless shiathole while the rest of the country is a pure mountain prairie.


Without taking everyone else's water, yes, it (along with Arizona) kind of is.
 
2014-03-28 05:43:48 PM

ReverendJynxed: Lorelle: FizixJunkee: Lorelle: It's just a freeway thing. When referring to Pacific Coast Highway, we call it PCH. NO ONE calls it "the PCH."

Banacek: Got stuck in traffic on my way home on the PCH. Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis. Yeah, I'll stick with my commute.

ISWYDT

He/she probably isn't a native. I've lived in SoCal for over 50 years, and I've never heard a native call it "the PCH."

Heading for Malibu from downtown? Take the 10 west to PCH and turn right.

It's the same assholes that insist on calling it THE Ukraine.


Yet it is THE United States. Is that some weird grammar rule run amok?
 
2014-03-28 05:44:56 PM

Banacek: Got stuck in traffic on my way home on the PCH. Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis. Yeah, I'll stick with my commute.


Hmmm.
 
2014-03-28 05:45:35 PM
mmmm
 living without seasons in a smoggy, crime ridden hole of fake humanity

Moar fires! Moar earthyquakes! More gunfire!

can I please return to the drought state?
 
2014-03-28 05:46:08 PM

H31N0US: Arkanaut: There's only 1.6 million people in New York County, therefore LA > NY.

LA county 4200 sq miles
NY county less than 40 sq miles


I was just making a crack because the first time I visited LA, a tour guide made the "population 10 million" claim without clarifying that he was referring to the county, which is a much bigger place than the city proper.  But 4200 sq miles -- holy shiat that's a big area.
 
2014-03-28 05:46:26 PM

raerae1980: Lorelle: Beerguy: vernonFL: I love Los Angeles, but then again I stay in a really nice area- Palos Verdes- and I don't drive long distances.

I don't blame you, you live in paradise....not in the valley.

I LIKE living in the Valley. :P

/is looking at the 405 right now
//it isn't crowded
///it will be in about an hour

Hey, we're neighbors.

/no ho


Burbank in the house!   Because we're Borebunkians and we never leave the house. (Seriously, there are PEOPLE out there.  And daylight.  And we can never find parking.  We mostly stay in and watch Netflix.)

After the winter my friends went though back home, I'm starting to be okay with living in L.A.  I'm starting a night program at UCLA next week; looking forward to adding a bit more local-but-not-too-local knowledge to my mental map of the city.
 
2014-03-28 05:46:42 PM
CA is absolutely beautiful in many places but the cost of living is absofarkinglutely insane. No thanks!
 
2014-03-28 05:50:43 PM

Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.


We'll consider this when you agree to let us call your city Frisco.
 
2014-03-28 05:51:09 PM
I am too lazy to do it but does anyone want to compare to Hong Kong?
 
2014-03-28 05:51:53 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Banacek: Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis.

They were wearing bikinis and they were still hot?  Wow, it must have been really warm that day.


It's warm all the time out here :)

Lorelle: FizixJunkee: Lorelle: It's just a freeway thing. When referring to Pacific Coast Highway, we call it PCH. NO ONE calls it "the PCH."

Banacek: Got stuck in traffic on my way home on the PCH. Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis. Yeah, I'll stick with my commute.

ISWYDT

He/she probably isn't a native. I've lived in SoCal for over 50 years, and I've never heard a native call it "the PCH."

Heading for Malibu from downtown? Take the 10 west to PCH and turn right.


Not a native. I really don't get the "the" rules when it comes to the highways. I also don't care about getting it right. It's not a big deal like some would have you believe.
 
2014-03-28 05:53:13 PM

Jument: CA is absolutely beautiful in many places but the cost of living is absofarkinglutely insane. No thanks!


My brother lived in Arizona and was an amazing radar engineer (SR-71 Blackbird amazing). For years he would get these astounding multi-year contract offers from companies in California. Finally he decided to go and have a look around. I'm sure it was just an accident that the offers he received were fantastic for Arizona living and starvation wages for California living. And of course locking him into those wages for years was entirely coincidental.

/head hunting is one thing but ass hunting...
 
2014-03-28 05:54:36 PM

natas6.0: mmmm
 living without seasons in a smoggy, crime ridden hole of fake humanity

Moar fires! Moar earthyquakes! More gunfire!

can I please return to the drought state?


Maybe because I live in the valley and work at the beach, but I've yet to experience bad smog here. Nor have I been shot at. Ill give you the fires and earthquakes, they suck
 
2014-03-28 05:56:50 PM

Badmoodman: ReverendJynxed: Lorelle: FizixJunkee: Lorelle: It's just a freeway thing. When referring to Pacific Coast Highway, we call it PCH. NO ONE calls it "the PCH."

Banacek: Got stuck in traffic on my way home on the PCH. Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis. Yeah, I'll stick with my commute.

ISWYDT

He/she probably isn't a native. I've lived in SoCal for over 50 years, and I've never heard a native call it "the PCH."

Heading for Malibu from downtown? Take the 10 west to PCH and turn right.

It's the same assholes that insist on calling it THE Ukraine.

Yet it is THE United States. Is that some weird grammar rule run amok?


States. Plural. Plural names. It isn't the United State. We don't call it the Arizona, the Washington, the Massachusetts.
 
2014-03-28 05:56:59 PM

Badmoodman: ReverendJynxed: It's the same assholes that insist on calling it THE Ukraine.

Yet it is THE United States. Is that some weird grammar rule run amok?


"The Ukraine" is, I believe, shorthand for "the Ukraine territory" (which was part of the USSR). As Ukraine is now its own country, it would be sort of silly to refer to it as a "territory" - much the same way Americans no longer refer to "the Ohio territory", we simply refer to "Ohio", in recognition of its statehood (ascension to "proper noun" status).

Calling it "the United States" is also shorthand for "the United States of America", because that's how grammar works - every word in the title is either an adjective, an article/preposition, or "America", like saying "the Duke of Earl".

// hth
 
2014-03-28 05:57:13 PM

raerae1980: natas6.0: mmmm
 living without seasons in a smoggy, crime ridden hole of fake humanity

Moar fires! Moar earthyquakes! More gunfire!

can I please return to the drought state?

Maybe because I live in the valley and work at the beach, but I've yet to experience bad smog here. Nor have I been shot at. Ill give you the fires and earthquakes, they suck


You take Topanga down? If so we probably both get stuck behind the same Topanga hippie going 25 MPH for the entire way :)
 
2014-03-28 05:57:27 PM

K.B.O. Winston: Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.

We'll consider this when you agree to let us call your city Frisco.


This is how the California civil war will begin. It will end over margaritas.
 
2014-03-28 05:59:33 PM
Well, I like it more than Cheyenne
 
2014-03-28 06:00:05 PM
Kind of like New Delhi but with nicer weather and less smell of death.
 
2014-03-28 06:00:12 PM

ReverendJynxed: Badmoodman: ReverendJynxed: Lorelle: FizixJunkee: Lorelle: It's just a freeway thing. When referring to Pacific Coast Highway, we call it PCH. NO ONE calls it "the PCH."

Banacek: Got stuck in traffic on my way home on the PCH. Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis. Yeah, I'll stick with my commute.

ISWYDT

He/she probably isn't a native. I've lived in SoCal for over 50 years, and I've never heard a native call it "the PCH."

Heading for Malibu from downtown? Take the 10 west to PCH and turn right.

It's the same assholes that insist on calling it THE Ukraine.

Yet it is THE United States. Is that some weird grammar rule run amok?

States. Plural. Plural names. It isn't the United State. We don't call it the Arizona, the Washington, the Massachusetts.


I should add however that you would be correct in also calling United State, THE United State because it is also technically a plural in geo-political terms, like the United Kingdom.
 
2014-03-28 06:00:42 PM
Whatever you do, don't go North of LA, to Ventura.  Horrible town, you would not want to live here.
 
2014-03-28 06:01:41 PM
Also holy farking christ, why did I look at the comments on TFA? Nearly every one of them is about "illegals"
 
2014-03-28 06:02:53 PM

Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.


Your bay area newscasters say "The Ukraine" instead of "Ukraine," so piss off.
 
2014-03-28 06:04:08 PM

Banacek: raerae1980: natas6.0: mmmm
 living without seasons in a smoggy, crime ridden hole of fake humanity

Moar fires! Moar earthyquakes! More gunfire!

can I please return to the drought state?

Maybe because I live in the valley and work at the beach, but I've yet to experience bad smog here. Nor have I been shot at. Ill give you the fires and earthquakes, they suck

You take Topanga down? If so we probably both get stuck behind the same Topanga hippie going 25 MPH for the entire way :)


Yep. Speed limit is 40, pisses me off to no end. "Pull over and let me get around you!!!!". Otherwise, its a beautiful drive, especially those cliffs near the S curves. B-)
 
2014-03-28 06:05:18 PM

Arkanaut: H31N0US: Arkanaut: There's only 1.6 million people in New York County, therefore LA > NY.

LA county 4200 sq miles
NY county less than 40 sq miles

I was just making a crack because the first time I visited LA, a tour guide made the "population 10 million" claim without clarifying that he was referring to the county, which is a much bigger place than the city proper.  But 4200 sq miles -- holy shiat that's a big area.


By my math, if LA was as densely populated as New York, they'd have about 40 bajillion people.
 
2014-03-28 06:05:19 PM

Apatheist: Your bay area newscasters say "The Ukraine" instead of "Ukraine," so piss off.


You've probably never been to a coronation and you just blew your chance at attending mine.  Good move.
 
2014-03-28 06:05:49 PM
FTFA: Part of what prodded Los Angeles County past the 10-million mark was an influx of people from abroad.

What, did the Duggars move to LA?
 
Oak
2014-03-28 06:06:27 PM
Living in L.A.'s aight.  It's nothing like what you see on TV or in the movies, really: it's big-time big-city living with really nice weather  all the time (I refer to it as "relentlessly pleasant").  Drivers are much more aggressive than they are in my hometown, Chicago: back home I could do things like remove one hand from the steering wheel every so often.  People aren't that different: steer clear of anyone even tangentially or remotely connected with the entertainment industry in any way (it poisons souls at a distance) and you're fine.
 
2014-03-28 06:09:09 PM

Apatheist: Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.

Your bay area newscasters say "The Ukraine" instead of "Ukraine," so piss off.


Does this person somehow claim ownership? Shouldn't it be The Bay Area newscasters?
 
2014-03-28 06:10:29 PM

ReverendJynxed: Is that with or without counting the undocumented illegals?


Are there any documented ones?

Lorelle: I LIKE living in the Valley. :P


Temperatures don't get down into the double digits, ever!

drew46n2: Soup4Bonnie: The 405, the 5, etc.

just go with it


Exactly. Where's the problem?

Beerguy: Every once in a while I miss living in L.A., and then I remember the traffic, graffiti, constant sound of sirens blaring and I find myself relieved to be out of that crazy place.


Same here. Had a great time when I lived there (twice, 7 years in the South Bay, almost 10 in South OC), but the reasons you mentioned and just the amount of people made it unbearable.

/now on 20 wooded acres in the Pacific Northwest
//life is good
 
2014-03-28 06:11:48 PM

ReverendJynxed: raerae1980: ReverendJynxed: drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate

Cali-


Rest of the Country:


/haters gon hate.

Sorry but our beaches don't look like that. Not the ones I frequent, anyway. Gulf coast Florida, now, they have some UGLY beaches.

That's Folsom. We have water, you don't. Enjoy your beautiful winters.


Showing a picture of a NorCal reservoir to someone from SoCal isn't going to make much of an impact, you should realize. Besides, all the SoCal reservoirs are full so they probably don't know what you're talking about anyway (somehow, in spite of the drought declaration and efforts in Northern California to conserve water such as proposed 20% minimum reductions for residential units, the aqueduct and receiving reservoirs down south are just as full as if it were a normal year).
 
2014-03-28 06:14:08 PM

SurelyShirley: ReverendJynxed: Is that with or without counting the undocumented illegals?

Are there any documented ones?


Technically, yes there are. Jails are full of them actually. The ones waiting out their sentence before deportation.
 
2014-03-28 06:18:49 PM

demonbug: ReverendJynxed: raerae1980: ReverendJynxed: drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate

Cali-


Rest of the Country:


/haters gon hate.

Sorry but our beaches don't look like that. Not the ones I frequent, anyway. Gulf coast Florida, now, they have some UGLY beaches.

That's Folsom. We have water, you don't. Enjoy your beautiful winters.

Showing a picture of a NorCal reservoir to someone from SoCal isn't going to make much of an impact, you should realize. Besides, all the SoCal reservoirs are full so they probably don't know what you're talking about anyway (somehow, in spite of the drought declaration and efforts in Northern California to conserve water such as proposed 20% minimum reductions for residential units, the aqueduct and receiving reservoirs down south are just as full as if it were a normal year).


Oh I know. But this way I get to say, "I told you so." Nothing like smug self-righteousness to get you through your day.
 
2014-03-28 06:19:23 PM

Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.


As a native Southern Californian now living in San Francisco for 20 years I can explain the reason for the regional usage:

In SoCal people know and refer to the freeways by their given name: The San Diego Fwy (405), The Santa Ana Fwy (5), The Long Beach Fwy (710), The Garden Grove Fwy (22), The San Bernadino Fwy (605), etc.

In NorCal, the freeways have names but few people know the names, just the route numbers: 101, 280, 880, 85, 680, 580, etc.

So in SoCal the definite article is in reference to the freeway name "Take the San Diego Fwy south to the Long Beach Fwy south." which becomes "Take the 405 south to the 710 south."

In NorCal it's "Take [route] 280 south to [route] 85 south." which becomes "Take 280 south to 85 south."

Depending where I am, I switch modes. It's funny, you can use this to tell where someone is from in CA with no other accent marker.
 
2014-03-28 06:23:44 PM

Smeggy Smurf: The only thing I like about California is you motherfarkers know how to drive.


Well, we ought to - it's about all we f**king do.
 
2014-03-28 06:25:42 PM
I'm from the Bay but now that Frisco has become an elitist yuppie hellhole, I'd say LA is better. Better weather and more attractive women and an actual middle and working class.

/San Jose
 
2014-03-28 06:30:31 PM

raerae1980: Banacek: raerae1980: natas6.0: mmmm
 living without seasons in a smoggy, crime ridden hole of fake humanity

Moar fires! Moar earthyquakes! More gunfire!

can I please return to the drought state?

Maybe because I live in the valley and work at the beach, but I've yet to experience bad smog here. Nor have I been shot at. Ill give you the fires and earthquakes, they suck

You take Topanga down? If so we probably both get stuck behind the same Topanga hippie going 25 MPH for the entire way :)

Yep. Speed limit is 40, pisses me off to no end. "Pull over and let me get around you!!!!". Otherwise, its a beautiful drive, especially those cliffs near the S curves. B-)


Agreed. I love my commute. If I had the means I would get myself a convertible to properly enjoy the drive.
 
2014-03-28 06:31:47 PM

Lorelle: raerae1980: Hey, we're neighbors.

/no ho

*waves*

Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.

It's short for "the 405 freeway," "the 5 freeway," the 101 freeway," etc.

It's just a freeway thing. When referring to Pacific Coast Highway, we call it PCH. NO ONE calls it "the PCH."


The odd thing about California is that it is the only state where nobody notices the difference between state and Federal highways/freeways.  Hence the whole "the" or "" thing with SoCal or NorCal.  That is, The 91 would be referred to "State Route 91" or some such anywhere except in California, and The 5 would be referred to "I-5" or "Interstate 5".

The reason, I think, is that California is smart enough to not duplicate state highway numbers with ones that have Federal highways/freeways, while other states aren't as smart (so State Route 91 and I-91 could potentially be different roads).
 
2014-03-28 06:38:43 PM

Arkanaut: H31N0US: Arkanaut: There's only 1.6 million people in New York County, therefore LA > NY.

LA county 4200 sq miles
NY county less than 40 sq miles

I was just making a crack because the first time I visited LA, a tour guide made the "population 10 million" claim without clarifying that he was referring to the county, which is a much bigger place than the city proper.  But 4200 sq miles -- holy shiat that's a big area.


Meh, that's nothing.  San Bernardino County is 20,105 square miles.
 
2014-03-28 06:38:44 PM

dletter: That is nice.... now take into account it is a big honking ass county in area, and it drops to 47th:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_statistics_of_the_United_States #M ost_densely_populated


That's deceptive, though.  More than half the area of LA County is mountain area and high dessert, which are sparesely populated, and have only maybe half a million people.  The other 9.5 million people live in about 40% of the land area.
 
2014-03-28 06:45:58 PM

Geotpf: The reason, I think, is that California is smart enough to not duplicate state highway numbers with ones that have Federal highways/freeways, while other states aren't as smart (so State Route 91 and I-91 could potentially be different roads).


The other reason is that the "interstate" vs "state" is kind of silly.  Like, the 405 is an interstate - except that it starts and ends in LA Metro (it's a bypass for the 5, which is why, but it still doesn't really make sense).  Whereas the 101 goes all the way up to the northern border of Oregon but somehow isn't an interstate highway.  Or, like, the 210, which is an interstate for part but only a local for part.  The 110 and the 710 start a few miles apart in the Pasadena/South Pas area and both head to Long Beach, but they're also both Interstates - or, at least, the 110 is for part of it; the other part (the oldest part) is just a local.
 
2014-03-28 06:46:22 PM

Geotpf: Lorelle: raerae1980: Hey, we're neighbors.

/no ho

*waves*

Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.

It's short for "the 405 freeway," "the 5 freeway," the 101 freeway," etc.

It's just a freeway thing. When referring to Pacific Coast Highway, we call it PCH. NO ONE calls it "the PCH."

The odd thing about California is that it is the only state where nobody notices the difference between state and Federal highways/freeways.  Hence the whole "the" or "" thing with SoCal or NorCal.  That is, The 91 would be referred to "State Route 91" or some such anywhere except in California, and The 5 would be referred to "I-5" or "Interstate 5".

The reason, I think, is that California is smart enough to not duplicate state highway numbers with ones that have Federal highways/freeways, while other states aren't as smart (so State Route 91 and I-91 could potentially be different roads).


But we do have duplicate routes. However, the all seem to be parts of the Interstate (e.g. I-110 and SR-110; Harbor and Pasadena Freeways, or I-210 and SR-210), so I guess still no confusion (most people probably don't even register that there was a change from the Interstate to a State Route, besides the logo changing, if they even see that).

Confusion still happens with things like "San Diego Freeway", because that refers to the 405 and the 5 (south of the 405/5 split). Well, I guess you'll still get to San Diego in any case, I suppose. Might be confusing if you're told to take the Santa Ana Freeway south to the San Diego Freeway south, since you don't change freeways.

(BTW lohphat, it's the 10 that's the San Bernadino Freeway. The 605 is the San Gabriel River Freeway, technically. But I don't even think older people call it that).
 
2014-03-28 06:53:48 PM
"There are eight ten million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them."

Yeah, I know it was NYC.
 
2014-03-28 06:55:11 PM

ReverendJynxed: Apatheist: Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.

Your bay area newscasters say "The Ukraine" instead of "Ukraine," so piss off.

Does this person somehow claim ownership? Shouldn't it be The Bay Area newscasters?


My taxes fund the Interstate Highway System, but I don't take "my the 280" to work
 
2014-03-28 07:05:48 PM

obenchainr: Geotpf: The reason, I think, is that California is smart enough to not duplicate state highway numbers with ones that have Federal highways/freeways, while other states aren't as smart (so State Route 91 and I-91 could potentially be different roads).

The other reason is that the "interstate" vs "state" is kind of silly.  Like, the 405 is an interstate - except that it starts and ends in LA Metro (it's a bypass for the 5, which is why, but it still doesn't really make sense).  Whereas the 101 goes all the way up to the northern border of Oregon but somehow isn't an interstate highway.  Or, like, the 210, which is an interstate for part but only a local for part.  The 110 and the 710 start a few miles apart in the Pasadena/South Pas area and both head to Long Beach, but they're also both Interstates - or, at least, the 110 is for part of it; the other part (the oldest part) is just a local.


Funding, interstate standards, spurs, etc.

/wiki it
 
2014-03-28 07:06:39 PM

obenchainr: Geotpf: The reason, I think, is that California is smart enough to not duplicate state highway numbers with ones that have Federal highways/freeways, while other states aren't as smart (so State Route 91 and I-91 could potentially be different roads).

The other reason is that the "interstate" vs "state" is kind of silly.  Like, the 405 is an interstate - except that it starts and ends in LA Metro (it's a bypass for the 5, which is why, but it still doesn't really make sense).  Whereas the 101 goes all the way up to the northern border of Oregon but somehow isn't an interstate highway.  Or, like, the 210, which is an interstate for part but only a local for part.  The 110 and the 710 start a few miles apart in the Pasadena/South Pas area and both head to Long Beach, but they're also both Interstates - or, at least, the 110 is for part of it; the other part (the oldest part) is just a local.


Don't get me started on the 110 and 710. Talk about the gaps in the freeway system. They should all be meeting in Pasadena, at the 210. Stupid NIMBYs.

However, IMO, it's perfectly cromulent for all the bypasses and spurs to also be named Interstates (since it's a connected part of the Interstate Highway System). Even that spur of the 5 that heads to the airport and doesn't actually directly connect to the 5 (the 105).

/I remember when they changed the signs from SR-7 to I-710, but not quite old enough to remember SR-11 being changed to I-110
 
2014-03-28 07:11:51 PM

Prey4reign: I've never been there and will probably never go.  One question I do have -- where did the name Crips come from?


You probably will never come here but THAT is your one question? Really?
 
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