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FutureStarrPasadena to los angeles
The best way to explore Los Angeles is with a personal car rented or borrowed from one of the many agencies in the city. Most people drive to Pasadena, which is about thirty miles northwest of the city, and then connect with the MetroRail or have their car driven to the train station near Union Station.Last night I was sitting on my couch watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics when I heard the phrase “Pasadena to Los Angeles” on my TV. As soon as I heard this phrase I was filled with elation and relief — relief because the Olympics had finally started, and elation because the phrase “Pasadena to Los Angeles” contained a triple meaning.
The popularity of the region drew people from across the country, and Pasadena eventually became a stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, which led to an explosion in growth. From the real estate boom of the 1880s until the Great Depression, as great tourist hotels were developed in the city, Pasadena became a winter resort for wealthy Easterners, spurring the development of new neighborhoods and business districts, and increased road and transit connections with Los Angeles, culminating with the opening of the Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway. By 1940,
Pasadena averages 20.08 inches (510.0 mm) of rain a year, about 6 inches (150 mm) more than nearby Los Angeles due to the orographic effect created by the San Gabriel Mountains. The wettest “rain year” was from July 1940 to June 1941 with 46.32 inches (1,176.5 mm) and the driest from July 1960 to June 1961 with 7.18 inches (182.4 mm). Wet years are commonly associated with El Nino warm surface water in the eastern Pacific and dry years with La Niña cold water conditions. The most rainfall in one month was 19.70 inches (500.4 mm) in February 1980. The most rainfall in 24 hours was 7.70 inches (195.6 mm) on March 2, 1938. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)