Lakers 3 Point Chime Sound Revealed

What’s the chiming sound they play at Staples Center when the L.A. Lakers score a three pointers? It’s the same type of sound as the famed “Westminster Chime“, which according to Wikipedia  is the most common name for a melody used by a set of clock bells to chime on each quarter hour. The number of chime sets matches the number of quarter hours that have passed. It is also known as the Westminster Chimes, or theCambridge Chimes from its place of origin, the church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge.

But the specific version the Lakers use is from the opening of 90′s tune “Workaholic” buy 2 Unlimited. Peep the video above if you don’t believe it. How was this tone selected? We’d love to find out– does anyone know someone at Staples Center or AEG?

“Lon Asgeles” Sweater ~ Iraq

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The above photo caught our eye in recent coverage of the battle between the Iraqi Army and Al-Qaeda for the city of Falluja, Iraq. What a bizarre concept for a knockoff sports logo– Giants colors and “Lon Asgeles”. You can see the same fighter with some comrades in a different photo from the same day, below.

Who makes these and why? Is it just a typo that got made into a sweater and mass produced somewhere?

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Skyline from the 4th St. Bridge ~ Los Angeles

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Photo by Alexander the Great (FLICKR / INSTAGRAM ). Click for a larger version. Keep reading for archival photos of the bridge.

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The Fog ~ Hollywood

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PHOTO by TOM ANDREWS. Click for the larger version.

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New Mural: We Are Still Here ~ Obey Giant

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Earlier this month, LA TACO’s Erwin Recinos captured some progress shots of a recent mural turning up on Main Street & Winston in Indian Alley last Thursday afternoon. This mural is based on a photo essay by photographer Aaron Huey– click here to see more of his photos.

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Map of Dodger Stadium Proposal in 1957

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USC recently released this map from the Doheny Library. It’s from the original proposal for Dodger Stadium, and contains some interesting period details, such as the proposed “Riverside Freeway” south of the stadium, which is what the 5 Freeway is now except north of the stadium. First spotted at TrueBlueLA.com, which has a bunch of other cool details. Below, see a contemporary map of roughly the same area.

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Did You Know the Dodgers Changed Their Logo in 2011?

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If you didn’t, even you’re a huge Dodgers fan, don’t be ashamed– very few other people noticed either. In fact, before the days of the internet it’s likely no one would have mentioned it for years, if at all. The changes are quite subtle. Back in 2011, SportsLogos.net ran a post titled Dodgers Change Logo, Nobody Notices. Not many people noticed that post outside of the sports uniform blog scene. In only came to our attention today, nearly 2 years later. From the original article:

The major minor-changes involve:

The leading script into the ‘o’ of ‘Dodgers’, it’s there in 2010, it’s gone in 2012.the ‘D’ in ‘Dodgers’ also had a slight change, specifically the curl in the 9-o’clock region of the logo, it’s much shorter in the 2012 edition.the flight lines of the baseball have been corrected.

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Photo Recap: Agenda Emerge 2013

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AGENDA Emerge is a creative and brand building conference featuring today’s most iconic creative directors, industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the youth marketplace. A highly curated platform where industry insights and business intricacies are shared.

Taking place at Center Theatre at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center which featured a talented panel of speakers: Jeff Staple of staplepigeon.com, Johnny Earle of johnnycupcakes.com, Bobby Kim aka Bobby Hundreds of thehundreds.com and Marc Ecko of complexmediainc.com.

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Agenda (Part Two) ~ Asphalt Yacht Club, Quintin Co, JSLV, Grenco Science, DimePiece, Chuck Originals, Rastaclat, Madekids, Olloclip

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Asphalt Yacht Club is founded by pro skateboarder Stevie Williams, along with Stefan Janoski, Nyjah Huston, and Justin “Figgy” Figueroa. Amateur skaters on the AYC team include Riley Hawk, Derrick Wilson, Ben Nordberg, and Blake Carpenter. AYC combines skate culture, street style, and contemporary fashion into one. Inspiration for the clothing line is drawn from the diversity of its team members, the designs reflecting both the struggle to succeed and the luxuries of success.

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Photo Recap: Agenda Tradeshow (Part One)

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Last weekend, AGENDA Long Beach presented their two-day youth-culture forum. Encompassing each facet of California lifestyle, Agenda brings together brands focused on streetwear, fashion, action sports, sneakers, surf, skateboarding and more. This year, the BERRICS curated the skate section, and there was an added emphasis on women. Over 600 brands were represented at the show, which was marked the 10 year anniversary of a unique tradeshow experience. LA TACO’s own Erwin Recinos was their to take you on a tour of this two day event…

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Graffiti Petey / New Wave Dave & Sprayed Wade / Tagged Tad

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We believe these are the highest resolution images of these classic graffiti oriented Garbage Pail Kids available anywhere online. Happy Friday!

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