RFLO–Oh Shit: As suspected, Metrolink engineer Robert M. Sanchez sent a text message from his cellphone 22 seconds before he collided with an oncoming freight train in last month’s accident. We’re guessing this might just bolster the argument of lawmakers and activists who are trying to make texting while driving illegal in the rest of the country.
Moving Pictures: Dawn C. Chmielewski reports five Hollywood studios pledged to defray the costs of a $1-billion plan to convert old-fashioned 35-mm film projectors to more modern technology in thousands of theaters throughout North America. So the studios will help make the movies look better. No word on whether they’ll pour the necessary capital into making them actually be better.