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CENTRAL LIBRARY - CHARLES HOBBS - Hidden History of Transportation in LA
- Date: 04/17/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Location: Central Library
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, California 91205
Los Angeles transportation's epic scale--its iconic freeways, Union Station, Los Angeles International Airport and the giant ports of its shores--has obscured many offbeat transit stories of moxie and eccentricity. Triumphs such as the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Mac Barnes's Ground Link buspool have existed alongside such flops as the Santa Monica Freeway Diamond Lane and the Oxnard-Los Angeles Caltrain commuter rail. The City of Angels lacks a propeller-driven monorail and a freeway in the paved bed of the Los Angeles River, but not for a lack of public promoters. Horace Dobbins built the elevated California Cycleway in Pasadena, and Mike Kadletz deployed the Pink Buses for Orange County kids hitchhiking to the beach. Join Charles P. Hobbs as he recalls these and other lost episodes of LA-area transportation lore.
Visitors to the Central Library & Adult Recreation Center receive 3 hours FREE parking in the MarketPlace parking structure on Harvard Street with validation at the Central Library or Adult Recreation Center. Please use www.Eventbrite.com to RSVP for the event and help the Friends of the Library determine the number of books to bring for sales and autographs. Search Charles Hobbs Hidden History.