Monday, January 10, 2011

Wait, Who's That Interchange Named After? 'Ida Know.'

Like me, you may have been stuck inching along the 110, approaching the Four-Level Interchange with the 101 when you see this sign: Bill Keene Memorial Interchange.

What? Why would Caltrans name a freeway interchange after the creator of one of the least funny comic strips in history, "Family Circus"?

What again? Oh. Apparently the creator of "Family Cirus" is actually a guy named Bil Keane.

The Bill Keene Memorial Interchange was actually named after a former KNXT-TV and KNX radio reporter, who applied several nicknames to it over the years. Kind of an unusual choice to name an interchange, complete with sign (above) -- after someone in the media.

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