A sign for the 405 freeway in Los Angeles on July 14 identifies the road that will be closed for construction from July 15 to 17. 'Carmageddon' is the name Angelenos are giving the likely epic traffic tie-up that will result from closing the 405 freeway between two of the nation's busiest interchanges.
The roads were empty during last year's uneventful Carmageddon, but the Los Angeles highway closure had one unexpected hitch: swarms of noisy, sightseeing helicopters.
Banning large sodas, blocking restaurants in some neighborhoods, posting calories, kicking snack foods out of schools. Are anti-obesity campaigns crossing the line into nanny state intrusion?