I had to make a dash to Los Angeles and back for a business matter. While going to my destination downtown, I passed the Staples Center. The E3 video games conference was on there. I observed huge banners on the buildings advertising video games. A large tank sprawled on an open area. Signs for public parking advertised 35 dollar spaces. After my business concluded, I was able to stop by the office of a former law partner and catch up. I also had 7 Mares soup with a different colleague in the downtown Grand Central Market. The ambience of the place shouts "sawdust" a bit less than in the old days, but it's unfortunate that the Angel Flight train no longer operates. On the plane on the way home, I played on-line open yahtzee.