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by Vavala
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zephyr Shop bldg--Santa Monica Cultural Icon Threatened
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Please take a moment to sign the online petition to support the preservation of this culturally significant site in Santa Monica:

www.petitiononline.com/surfshop/petition.html
by Vavala
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zephyr Shop bldg--Santa Monica Cultural Icon Threatened
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Shop’s Past Has Wheels Development plans for the site where the Z-boys club shaped the evolution of skateboarding trigger a groundswell of public opinion in Santa Monica. By Martha Groves Times Staff Writer Los Angeles Times February 12, 2007 Vietnam and Watergate were the big stories of the day ...
by Vavala
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 91408

It's now been one month since the illegal destruction at Johnie's occurred. It's vital that everyone continue to show their support for Johnie's and send letters to the press and City Council. Letters to the Editor of the Downey Patriot downeypatriot@yahoo.com Council abayer@downeyca.org dgafin@down...
by Vavala
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: HELP PRESERVE ROADSIDE LANDMARK WAGON WHEEL JUNCTION!
Replies: 10
Views: 2262

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Wagon_wheel_neon1.jpg The Wagon Wheel is an important cultural and architectural resource for Southern California, reflective of roadside commercial development and design in the mid-20th century and the entrepreneurial spirit behind it. It is crit...
by Vavala
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zucky's in Santa Monica
Replies: 20
Views: 10120

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/61/199123762_fdec1289cc_b.jpg I am pleased to announce that the Santa Monica Conservancy http://www.smconservancy.org has awarded their 2007 Preservation Design Award to the owners of the Zucky’s building for their outstanding work in revitalizing this long-shuttere...
by Vavala
Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Institutions that didn't make it thru 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

by Vavala
Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Triforium
Replies: 25
Views: 6392

Let there be lights -- again The much-mocked Triforium, which debuted in '75 but has long been dark, flashes once more after repairs. The music's not in sync yet, but that's in the works. By Bob Pool Times Staff Writer Los Angeles Times December 14, 2006 Like that "American Idol" contesta...
by Vavala
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zephyr Shop bldg--Santa Monica Cultural Icon Threatened
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Dogtown isn’t going anywhere By Melody Hanatani Daily Press Staff Writer Santa Monica Daily Press November 15, 2006 MAIN STREET – A historic surf and skate shop credited with helping give rise to the fabled Dogtown skateboard culture looks as though it is here to stay. The owner of 2001-2011 Ma...
by Vavala
Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sanford Kent's Teriton Apts Landmark Upheld!
Replies: 21
Views: 13125

Teriton is Landmarked By Lynne Bronstein Mirror Staff Writer Santa Monica Mirror November 16-22, 2006 Going against both the advisement of a City staff report and a warning from a representative from the property owner, the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission voted unanimously at its November 13 meet...
by Vavala
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Are We Able to Inquire re Ballot Initiatives, like 90?
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Voters turn back eminent domain measure By Patrick Hoge Chronicle Staff Writer San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, November 8, 2006 California voters on Tuesday rejected Proposition 90, a measure that supporters said would stop the government from using eminent domain to take private property on beh...
by Vavala
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Are We Able to Inquire re Ballot Initiatives, like 90?
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

http://www.laconservancy.org/issues/issues_noonprop90.php4 Vote NO on Proposition 90! Although it is being sold to voters as eminent domain reform to protect homes from potential condemnation, Proposition 90 is a “Trojan Horseâ€￾ initiative: it has hidden, far-reaching implications that would seve...
by Vavala
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zephyr Shop bldg--Santa Monica Cultural Icon Threatened
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

The Zephyr Shop building is a classic example of a cultural resource that would not appear eligible for local landmark designation from a typical windshield survey alone. Its significance as a historic resource comes not from its architecture, but rather from its cultural associations. There was an ...
by Vavala
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zephyr Shop bldg--Santa Monica Cultural Icon Threatened
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Fate of Dogtown in Commission’s Hands by Lynne Bronstein Mirror Staff Writer Santa Monica Mirror October 12-18, 2006 The building that houses the Horizons West surf shop and Zephyr skateboard shop at 2001-2011 Main Street will be the subject of a preliminary report to the Santa Monica Landmarks C...
by Vavala
Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Soriano house in West Adams up for monument status Nov.2
Replies: 3
Views: 724

The Glen Lukens Home was not demolished. The erroneous statement in the Wagener book was likely the result of careless fact-checking from an assisstant to the author.
by Vavala
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zephyr Shop bldg--Santa Monica Cultural Icon Threatened
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Zephyr Shop bldg--Santa Monica Cultural Icon Threatened

Has Dogtown had its day? Renowned surf and skate shop is on the chopping block By Melody Hanatani Daily Press Staff Writer Santa Monica Daily Press October 11, 2006 MAIN STREET — In 1975, a group of unknown street kids from Dogtown revolutionized the world of skateboarding. More than 30 years lat...
by Vavala
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lautner Wolff House up for landmark status
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

The Wolff House (John Lautner, 1961) was designated LA Historic-Cultural Monument #852 on September 27th.


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by Vavala
Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Linda Lea
Replies: 27
Views: 8753

This will be interesting to watch the evolution of the Linda Lea Theater as it enters a new phase in its life. Being a Main Street theater from the early twentieth century, this building has seen a few rebirths from the time it was erected in 1924. While the large-scale, Asian-motif acrylic panels a...
by Vavala
Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Modern Architecture in Detroit?
Replies: 16
Views: 4636

Wayne State University has a collection of midcentury buildings designed by Yamasaki. The Helen L. DeRoy Auditorium (1955-59) The McGregor Memorial Conference Center (1958) The Education Building (1960) The Prentis Building (1964-65) http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/wayne/audwhole.jpg http://www.b...
by Vavala
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wildwood NJ Diner Demolished
Replies: 5
Views: 3015

The loss of the Wildwood Diner is very unfortunate. Unlike the surrounding motels that are equally threatened, the diner had the distinct advantage of being transportable. Many diners find new lives in new places, sometimes hundreds of miles away from their original locations. It was listed for sale...
by Vavala
Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Save the 76 Ball! designer Ray Pedersen "SAVE MY BALLS&
Replies: 48
Views: 20422

76 Ball Alert! I went past the 76 station at the Northwest corner of Santa Monica and Sawtelle Blvds in West LA and it appears that the 76 ball and pole at that location will be coming down today. The service station building has already been redone in the new format a few weeks ago. Perhaps any 76...
by Vavala
Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zucky's in Santa Monica
Replies: 20
Views: 10120

Yes, the Zucky's signage is back up. It has been fully restored, with brand new plexiglas lettering in the original color. If you drive past the corner of Wilshire and 5th at night, you'll see it glowing! The pylon structure and Zucky's signage were designated a Santa Monica City Landmark last year....
by Vavala
Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Delicious Cafe -- Gehry-designed food stand
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Delicious Cafe -- Gehry-designed food stand

Gehry-designed eatery in Playa Vista is making headlines. The Tiny Food Stand That Could Change The World http://www.thegehrybuilding.com/delicious.htm July, 2006 -- Could a tiny food stand, no larger than a two-car garage, play a key role in reshaping the future of architecture? Iconic architect Fr...
by Vavala
Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Santa Monica Marion Davies Estate/415 PCH
Replies: 8
Views: 4112

Rally to Save the Public Beach Club Monday, July 3rd at 4 PM on the Sand in Front of the Marion Davies Estate The community dreamed it up…. A foundation donated the $28 million to build it…. The Santa Monica City Council approved it…. Construction is set to begin in less than a year…. And n...
by Vavala
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT ACTION: L.A. Civic Center Mall
Replies: 13
Views: 4366

This is a great opportunity for all of us to let the committees know how important the park elements from the 1960s design are. They want to know what the public wants. This is your chance to let them know what is important to you. http://www.publicartinla.com/CivicCenter/will_fountain.jpeg
by Vavala
Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilshire Federal Building (1970) Charles Luckman
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

In today's LA Times, an article about another section of this federal property contains a sentence regarding the Wilshire Federal Building: "...the General Services Administration is in the environmental review stage for a new 1-million-square-foot FBI headquarters on the Federal Building site....
by Vavala
Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pacific Sands
Replies: 10
Views: 4923

I noticed that the Pacific Sands Motel has now lost its trademark neon "Pacific Sands" from its pole sign as well. It's been replaced with backlit plastic in a standard typeface. I spoke with someone from their office and they mentioned the neon had needed repairs on a regular basis so the...
by Vavala
Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT! Help SAVE The Parasol Restaurant in Seal Beach CA!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 32417

We need to continue our strong support of the Parasol's preservation. If you haven't already, please get your letters of support/concern out to members of the City Council. Let the press know how you feel as well, and stress the significance of the Parasol in its original state. E-MAIL THE ORANGE CO...

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