Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How Hard Could It Possibly Be To Drive Down the Street?

Typical early morning on Ventura Blvd.  Nobody Around.   Two cars met.  Police and firetrucks came.   How hard can it be just to drive down the street?  In The Valley with competition from cell phones -  text machines -  Pokemon Go -  evidently it's pretty hard.

I was recently stopped coming out of a parking lot waiting for a chance to pull out when I got rear ended.  I had been in the stopped position for five minutes.  The excuse?  'I had to call my sister who is in the hospital.'    Did you want to join her?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

We Have No Reports of an Outage in Your Area, Sir.

One unfortunate thing about My Valley is the internet service provided by Time Warner Cable.    I recently had an outage.  After about an hour with support telling me there was no outage in my area, I went outside while on hold to see these workmen on my street.   They told me there was an outage reported hours ago and they were fixing it.  I put them on the phone with support so they could  be informed there was no outage and move on.    Comedy ensued.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Harry Dean Stanton Taking Out His Trash

No stay in The Valley would be complete without a celebrity sighting.   It's a common thing to hear 'I saw that guy who was in that show.'   Here we have cult movie icon Harry Dean Stanton taking out his trash.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Some Imitate, We've Got it For Real - Exposed Brick on Van Nuys Blvd.

Architects have long tried to imitate this look on 'olde' Italian restaurants for years.  We have the real thing right here in The Valley.  

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Freeze Your Fat

One member of the most famous annoying Valley family* tried to sue the people behind the billboard.  They alleged that it looked too much like one of them.  Anything for publicity.  Most people in The Valley wish they'd move.  In fact, probably most people on Earth feel the same.

* Actual name avoided.  I don't want to play into their stupid game.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Mosaic on Van Nuys Blvd

The building probably doesn't have long to live.   Hope they can save the mosaic.  I'm only presenting a portion of it as I didn't want to go into the middle of the street for a wider view.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Idle Hour - Our Very Own Restored Barrell

The building sat derelict for many year until it was restored and turned into a gastropub.    We need more of this kind of thing.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chili John's

Really in Burbank - which is geographically, but not politically part of the San Fernando Valley

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Golf Ball Fountain at Van Nuys Golf Course (Dry)

Darn this drought.  We need to steal more water from the Owens Valley.  This fountain must be restored!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Iconic Clown at Vineland and Burbank, North Hollywood

Welcome to the Valley.  No better thing to start with than this.  The Iconic Circus Liquor Neon at the corner of Burbank and Vineland.

The liquor store has a website and you can buy souvenirs.