Los Angeles is Olympic City USA + Don’t drink & drive
America totally won the Olympic medal count, which was awesome and cause for me to bust out my red-white-and-blue Zubaz and my Oakley Blades and run down Figueroa at 2:45am screaming “MURIKA! F**K YEAH!!!” until I passed out from a blood sugar imbalance. But even better is that Los Angeles won the medal count for most medal-winning athletes from any single city… now I just gotta find my Zubaz so we can celebrate.
Los Angeles is top of the class with 45 medals. The runner-up is San Francisco with only 15. This news comes from The Atlantic Cities, but their math looks a little janky. I think Long Beach gets lumped in as part of LA, they pulled out 15 medals all by themselves… you’d think Snoop Dogg’s homietown would get a little more respect than to just be folded into LA.
Credit is due in large part to USC, UCLA, LBSU, and the smaller local colleges and universities that these athletes call home for training. Way to go guys!
Don’t ever drink and drive, but especially not for the next two weeks in these places…
In case you need another reason not to drink and drive this summer (you don’t, do you?), this weekend marks the kickoff of the Los Angeles County DUI Checkpoint Campaign. Law enforcement agencies from across the region will be co-hosting DUI checkpoints, patrols, and a campaign of heightened awareness.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign starts Aug. 17 and continues through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Dozens of city police agencies are working with the Sheriffs Department and the CHP to target the end of summer, a time of year that is notorious for a spike in alcohol-related driving offenses. Officers will be “aggressively looking” for impaired drivers while on patrol, and the checkpoints provide a convenient tool to enforce sober driving laws.
The Montrose-La Crescenta Patch has a complete list of checkpoints and patrols.