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Two semi-interesting things regarding RWR in Simi Valley right now.

1. Because of security concerns, there is a 30 mile no fly zone around RWR Presidential Library right now. That's somewhat understandable in this post-9/11 world, I guess. But the net impact of this is that nothing can fly in that area, including traffic helicopters. It's really interesting listening to traffic reporters guessing how bad the traffic is in that general area...

2. Last night's 5 o'clock news on CBS used live shots from the library as bumpers in and out of commercials. On one of them, they were showing people exiting the walk to get there memorial card. Fine fine... wait, is that Anderson Cooper? *insert rewind SF* Yep, that's Anderson Cooper waling through the line, getting his certfificate. Huh!

3. I'm a little shocked by this one. I was going to put a link to the memorial card just so people would know what I was talking about. I figured there would be a ton of them on eBay already. Would you believe I didn't find a single one yet? Don't get me wrong -- there are TONS of other Reagan memorabilia there, but none of these yet. Odd to me...


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Jun. 8th, 2004 03:48 pm (UTC)
We have one up here in Sacramento, in the rotunda of the Capitol. Arnold and Maria were the first to sign it.

I may get over there, but probably not; I'll sign the memorial online.
Jun. 8th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC)
That no-fly zone covers practically all of Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, and West L.A. I live about 25-30 miles from the Reagan Library.

I went to the Reagan Library yesterday, so I received one of those cards. It went straight to the china cabinet when I got home. This one's NOT for sale. Maybe other visitors have the same idea, or it's just out of respect. I'm no expert on eBay though, so don't quote me on it ...
Jun. 9th, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC)
Well, how in the aech-eee-double-hockey-sticks are passenger planes getting in to Burbank? The approach from either the north or the west is well within 30 miles. Sheesh. A southwest approach (turning towards the east) is possible, but very tight.

I was seriously considering driving or flying down on Monday to visit, but when I heard about the 10-hour waits (drive + bus) I reconsidered.
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