President Ronald Reagan began his political career as President of the Screen Actors Guild. The guild headquarters is right next to the La Brea Tar Pits. For years, I have been visiting the famous fossils as well as the oil seepage to learn more about Earth’s past. After my son was born, I made teaching him a point by taking him to visit the tar pits each time I went to Los Angeles on business trips. Oil can be seen pumping out of the ground north of Ventura, east of Bakersfield, Orange County, and offshore.