Category: Public event

Auto show at Pan Pacific auditorium

19oct15autoshowPanpacificImage: Auto Show in Pan-Pacific Auditorium. Photo from the LA Times via UCLA Library Collection (1939) from https://www.findinglostangeles.com/la-in-memoriam/2019/4/8/pan-pacific-auditorium .

This photo from October shows new 1940 model year automobiles. The best-selling 1940 Dodge was the Deluxe 4-door sedan (learn more at https://auto.howstuffworks.com/1940-1948-dodge4.htm ).

“The Pan-Pacific Auditorium opened on May 18, 1935 in the Fairfax District as a stunning example of Steamline Moderne architecture, with its green and white facade and distinguishable fin like towers and flagpoles. Behind the entrance was a wooden auditorium that could hold 6000 guests. The building was commissioned by Phillip and Clifford W. Henderson with the intention of giving Los Angeles a public convention center ‘to accommodate the annual automobile show and a wide variety of cultural, recreational and sports events.'”

Excerpt from Finding Lost Angeles link above.

Parade in Bakersfield

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Image: cropped from Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/340444053067647050

Circa 1939, Parade view at Baker’s Motor Market at 2328 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, California. Despite close inspection, the graphics on the costume are not easily readable. The emblem on the front does not appear to be the seal of the city nor of Kern County but the word at the bottom appears to be “CALIFORNIA.” The lettering on the side might be “ANY BOOK YOU NEED” and possibly “BY ANNE [unreadable]” with “COUNTY LIBRARY” at the bottom.

End of net neutrality

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Image: darkness brought to you by the opponents of net neutrality.

Today the U.S. Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/14/politics/net-neutrality-latest/index.html .

An editorial in The Guardian on December 13, 2017 explains the situation:

“Net neutrality is a rule against censorship and manipulation. It means that if you are a broadband provider, like AT&T, Verizon or Google Fiber, you cannot discriminate in favor of or against any of your customers. You aren’t allowed to carry the content or data of one website or video provider at one price and the content or data of another website or video provider at a different price. You can’t censor, throttle, or slow the carrying of data for any but technical reasons.

“With net neutrality in place, whether you are a newspaper, a blogger discussing sexual assault, a video provider, or someone filming a public official at a town hall, Verizon or AT&T can’t slow or block your ability to put your content online and speak. Without it, they effectively can.”

Excerpt from https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/13/net-neutrality-corporate-power-monopolies-ajit-pai . Click on the link to learn more.

More here: http://www.businessinsider.com/fcc-to-vote-on-net-neutrality-repeal-2017-12 .

And more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/13/opinions/importance-net-neutrality-opinion-baker/index.html .