Nice, but it could be better...Imagine a dense, beautiful city bordered by a sandy, public beach.Now if you're Los Angeles, you will see palm trees, basketball and volleyball courts, cafes, bars, galleries, ice cream parlors, and surf shops. It's paradise. Go to San Francisco, and you will see Oc ... More >>
The Christmas lights are a nice touch, too...Muni' car No. 228 is certainly the most eye-catching in the fleet -- which is a tactful way of stating it's not the most conventionally attractive. The open-topped, English-built "Blackpool" car is a green-and-cream blunderbuss resembling a pair of Vol ... More >>
If California is now a role model for Britain -- well, God Save the QueenIn the faded English coastal resort town of Blackpool, there's a restaurant three blocks off the shore called West Coast Rock that specializes in California cuisine as a blinkered Brit might imagine.
When my wife and I visited ... More >>