Category Archives: Los Angeles County

US 99 in Alhambra, CA

While much of the 1934 Garvey “Superhighway”, former US 60 / US 70 / US 99, has been either built over or completely modified, a small portion remains virtually untouched. In Alhambra, CA, there is a small section of original concrete paving still intact. This section, called Garvey Ave, runs from Ramona Rd to Casuda Canyon Rd.

Looking northerly from Carlos Ave.
Looking northerly from Carlos Ave.
Last intact date stamps on this section, from July 18, 1934 by Jahn and Bressi Contractors.
Last intact date stamps on this section, from July 18, 1934 by Jahn and Bressi Contractors.
Looking southerly from Carlos Ave
Looking southerly from Carlos Ave

At Fremont Ave and Monterey Pass Rd, there are also some grade separations from 1934 that are still intact. These weren’t photographed but videos were made. When I get my video software working again, I will post those.

Website Updates

Over the past week or so, I’ve been working to add more content to the site. Not to avoid completing the existing pages either, just to fill in some gaps. Here are some of the updates:

  • New Website Feature – a new Discussion Forums feature has been added. It is an experiment, so we’ll see where it goes.
  • New SectionCivic Information – These pages give links to every incorporated city in Southern California and give a bit of information about each county as well. The links are finished, but the format is still being worked on.
  • New PageSeeking Old Highways – A while back I was working on putting up a guide to looking for old roads, bridges, and signs. It is still a work-in-progress, but has now been more given its own page in the Highways section.
  • Additional Historic Photos – Old photos of US 101 in the Los Angeles area have been added to the US 101 page.

Sand Fire Information

As the Sand Fire has grown quite substantially in the past few days, it has become more difficult to track where it is going. I’ve found a couple of good links for up-to-date information on this fire. Map below courtesy of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Image of the Week – 7/17/2016

Four Level Interchange in 1998. US 101 goes left/right and SR-110 goes up/down.
Four Level Interchange in 1998. US 101 goes left/right and SR-110 goes up/down.

Image of the Week – 7/7/2016

Southwestern Downtown Los Angeles from the US Bank Tower - SkySpace-LA. The building under construction in the Wilshire Grand Tower, soon to be taller, but not actually higher than the US Bank Tower.
Southwestern Downtown Los Angeles from the US Bank Tower – SkySpace-LA. The building under construction in the Wilshire Grand Tower, soon to be taller, but not actually higher than the US Bank Tower.

Image of the Week – 5/2/2016

Tumble Inn arch on the Ridge Route
Tumble Inn arch on the Ridge Route

Image of the Week – 4/9/2016

Downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Bowl from Mulholland Drive.
Downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Bowl from Mulholland Drive.

Image of the Week – 1/31/2016

The Arroyo Seco Parkway near Orange Grove Ave in South Pasadena, CA.
The Arroyo Seco Parkway near Orange Grove Ave in South Pasadena, CA.

Los Angeles County Bridges coming soon!

I’ve slowly been working on adding more pages to my Historic Bridges of Southern California section. Los Angeles County is next and is being worked on now. While the format is still a bit “fluid”, the page should be up soon. Look to the main Historic Bridges section for updates in the next couple weeks.

Image of the Week – 1/18/2016

Hollywood Sign and Mt. Lee from Canyon View Drive
Hollywood Sign and Mt. Lee from Canyon View Drive