What’s the Deal With the La Brea Tar Pits?
As you step outside Los Angeles County Museum the smell hits you. It’s an acrid odor as if a road crew were patching potholes on Wilshire Boulevard. Minutes ago you viewed art by Picasso or Georges Braque. As you walk toward the parking lot, you pass a dark, brackish bubbling lake where three fiberglass mastodons recreate the image of ancient beasts trapped in a lake of tar.