aka: The Crown City Mausoleum of Capitalist Aristocracy In March 1886, Pasadena became the second incorporated municipality, after the city of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles County. In Ojibwe, “pa-sa-de-na,” means “of the valley” The first Busch Gardens opened in Pasadena in 1905 and closed to the public in 1937. When Busch died at his […]


Los Angeles

Founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles sobre El Ri­o Porciuncula — The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels on the River Porciuncula “(porcinicula meaning “little portion”) George Adamski meet several visitors from other planets in LA. Orfeo Angelucci had alien encounters in the LA river bed. […]


San Francisco

aka: Frisco A small coastal suburb of San Jose. Locals (“Friscoans”) refer to it as “The City” in ironic reference to their smug provincial isolation. The Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite was said to be more beautiful than Yosemite Valley itself. In order to supply water to Frisco, the Hetch Hetchy Valley was dammed up […]