Nick Antonicello just sent in this photo from the scene where a water main broke last night on the 200 block of Carrol Canal. Reports are that it was the same 6″ pipe that broke May 11, 2012 (covered here at Yo! with photos by Ray Rae). Approximately 100,000 gallons of water poured onto the street before the water was shut off. A 3 foot segment of the pipe was replaced and water was restored this morning, and KCBS reports that the replacement of 1000 feet of this line has been given priority on their schedule. KABC posted some vid of the flooding last night, and Nick got this shot of reporter Q McCray filing the report:
“So why not earmark some of the state’s current $21 billion budget surplus for building new housing where land is cheap, fees low and regulations minimal? That would be the Central Valley and some desert areas of Southern California,” writes Tom Elias in his latest California Focus column.
Left: Venice Local Lauren Koeppe stands at the helm of two new restaurants in the neighborhood. Behind her is one of local artist Patrick Marsden and husband Michael Brunt’s iconic moss walls. Right: Local cocktails at The Pier House. Venice-based, boutique, beverage manufacturer Tippling’s supply the cordials used in the cocktail mixes. Photos: Jakob Layman for Create Hospitality.