There's quite a bit of creative Obama street art around Los Angeles. There are many smokers, too. More young people are smoking in LA than I remember from when we lived here.
I've called in two dead dogs to animal control during my vacation. One morning a brown pit bull was lying in a gutter on Whittier Blvd. What a shame. The next day I saw a dead black and white border collie on the inside lane of a busy highway overpass. A dog wouldn't find its way up there, a human dumped the poor thing. California can seem wonderful, but these are reminders of the trashy side of life there.