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National Parks Under Attack
This Web site doesn't like to take political stands, but now it is necessary.

The current administration wants to reduce the size and number of National Monuments and allow oil drilling and mining in National Parks for the first time since the system was established. If you prefer trees and streams to oil wells and pipelines, contact your representatives in Washington NOW and tell them to protect these Crown Jewels of America.

Places Earth extends sympathies and hopes to both the people fighting to restore their lives in Puerto Rica and to those who’s lives have been taken or disrupted by the shooting in Las Vegas. Also to hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, and other areas of the Gulf region. Also to the fire victims in California. So many disasters in short time, all made worse by climate change.

State Parks, Historic Sites, and Museums need your help.

Throughout the country, state parks, historic sites, museums, and similar institutions are struggling to continue operating. Because of general financial problems, many of these institutions are operating on a reduced schedule or in danger of closing. Some are being forced to sell off artifacts and property. Many will not weather these hard times without your help.

Places Earth urges everyone to support these vital and important public resources any way you can. Please donate your treasure, time, and talent. Write to your governor and other elected officials telling them to find a way to keep state parks open. It will be your loss.

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Named for the two streets that intersect beside the commercial parking lot where this street light exhibit stands, Vermonica can be viewed at the northeast corner of Vermount and Santa Monica. Originally planned to stand for one year when it opened in 1993, it still remains over ten years later. Sheila Klein conceived this idea which was implemented with the help of various "City of Los Angeles Bureaus and Departments, businesses, the neighborhood, and lots of friends." The exhibit shows about two dozen ornamental streetlights dated to about 1920 to 1940. Different areas of Los Angeles had unique designs. Labels are the bases list the original locations.

It can be viewed any time and is best viewed in a variety of times and lighting conditions.
866A / Holmby Hills.
Keystone 8
Keystone 8 / Edgemont Ave., between Los Feliz and Franklin.
Whitley Heights
Whitley Heights / Whitley Heights Area.
1193 / City wide arterial.
Westinghouse California Special
Westinghouse California Special / Magnolia between Laurel Canyon and Cohuenga.
40315 40315
40315 / Olympic at Figueroa.

40315 / Olympic (left), 485-M23 / Lankershim Blvd. between Vose and Sherman Way (center), 951A Modified / Little Tokyo (right)
485-M23 / Lankershim Blvd. between Vose and Sherman Way

852C Gold Promenade / Palisades Highland Area (left), 1747 2 light / citywide arterial (center), Hyperion Bridge (right).
1747 2 light
1747 2 light / citywide arterial.
Melrose Hills
Melrose Hills / Marathon at Oxnard.

(no signage)
Belair 11
Belair 11 / Belair Estates
895 S. Shepherds Crook
895 S. Shepherds Crook / Benedict Canyon

Century City Davit / Century City Area (white ball at left), 808x / citywide residential (tall at center), 866A / Holmby Hills (right)

West Capital 10 / Longwood Avenue between Wilshire and Olympic.

852C Gold Promenade / Palisades Highland Area

Hyperion Bridge.

931A / Citywide Residential.

King 77 / West LA Choviot Hills / Brentwood.

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