LOL!! Well, hopefully you can find an excellent plastic surgeon in Cali to remove your forehead ear. That's funny....my mom's best lives in Pasadena, CA too. So beautiful there. MUCH different than the Pasadena here!Leah - you had me worried. You were talking about Pasadena TEXAS. We've got a really nice Pasadena here in Southern California - I had to check your post to make sure that it WAS Texas.
FWIW - much of Los Angeles was built on oil. We have locations with wells that are still active, all over the place.
Beverly Hills High School has a poorly camouflaged well that is still pumping oil. The house that I grew up in was originally sitting on oil - in fact, I still get an oil royalty check for the property that I grew up in.
I don't think I was exposed to much crude oil where I grew up, but this may explain why I have an ear growing out of my forehead.
This WAS an interesting paper.