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by Adriene
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: WAGON WHEEL-demo planned/EIR out
Replies: 31
Views: 2869

Suit Filed to Halt Demolition of Wagon Wheel

For Immediate Release Contacts: San Buenaventura Conservancy sbconservancy@mac.com & Stephen Schafer San Buenaventura Conservancy Files Suit to Stop Wagon Wheel Demolition Oxnard (March 6, 2009) – The San Buenaventura Conservancy filed suit this week against the City of Oxnard in the Ventura C...
by Adriene
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Clearman's Village going in 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 2610

The new "boat" will never be our Boat. If you drive past you'll see that they're actually constructing a boat in front of the new Galley restaurant.
by Adriene
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Owner of Lloyd Wright house in Reseda, CA dies
Replies: 4
Views: 224

This is such sad news. It was always so nice to know I could just stop by unannounced and there Barbara would be, happy to brew a cup of coffee and share a great story. It was fun to watch how she connected with visitors and made the history of the house and early San Fernando Valley magically come ...
by Adriene
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33720

It was good chatting with you too, Brian. Thank you both for joining us again!
by Adriene
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33720

check out post #840 on the HAMB: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=153678&page=42 be sure to read this part: "All this after some initial concern over attracting youngsters. It was that 19-to-20-year-old group that Myles wasn't sure about, because of a perceived generation...
by Adriene
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33720

and check out all the great pix posted by our friends on the HAMB:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... p?t=323456

a fantastic day! thanks to Kevin for putting this together, and all of you for supporting us along the way!

see you at the grand opening!!
by Adriene
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Driftwood Dairy, El Monte, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 2437

This is another significant accomplishment for the Modcom and the Conservancy, and as Marcello said, sets an important precedent for modern resources. I loved that we were able to make this a truly collaborative effort and invited everyone to participate in researching and writing letters of suppor...
by Adriene
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LAC: L.A. NOIR-chitecture: A hard-boiled tour
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Everyone really enjoyed L.A. Noir, especially seeing the back lot of Warner Bros. We'll be showing pix from the tour at Monday night's Modcom meeting, so be sure to join us!
by Adriene
Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: gil stratton: call em as you see em
Replies: 2
Views: 189

I am so sorry, Cary and Mary-Margaret. I'll always remember the fun conversation I had with Gil after our How Modern Was My Valley Tour. He had such a great voice and warm smile! I can only imagine how much he will be missed.
by Adriene
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Culver City, William Krisel exhibit opens Oct. 17
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Thanks for posting this for me, Chris!
by Adriene
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: September Meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Who shot the amazing photo, Chris?
by Adriene
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Dealership in Long Beach
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

We just learned that this dealership was designed by the architect of Harvey's (Johnie's) Broiler! From the Broiler nomination authored by Peter Moruzzi: (Note: Clayton has since passed away) "Architect Paul B. Clayton, born in 1914 and still a practicing architect, initially had his offices in...
by Adriene
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33720

Thanks for the nice words, HappyBunny. I sure hope we'll inspire others, there's so much that can be done if people are passionate and committed. See you at the Broiler!
by Adriene
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33720

[copying this over from the Bob's thread] Amazingly, after all it's been through, the Broiler will live again! So many people didn't believe in us, but here we are. Of course this wouldn't be happening without Jim. And he's working hard to get it right. Before we know it, we'll be cruising the Broil...
by Adriene
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Big Boy is back
Replies: 22
Views: 1237

Amazingly, after all it's been through, the Broiler will live again! So many people didn't believe in us, but here we are. Of course this wouldn't be happening without Jim. And he's working hard to get it right. Before we know it, we'll be cruising the Broiler again and attending a spectacular grand...
by Adriene
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Riviera ModCom meeting July 21
Replies: 5
Views: 304

We were happy to see so many friendly faces at last night's meeting -- thanks for coming out to join us! Where else can you learn all about modernism and catch up on what's going on in L.A. while lounging poolside on vintage patio furniture at a fabulous resort style apartment complex??? [color=blu...
by Adriene
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pann's neon makeover - 50th anniversary
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Awesome, Chris! I'll put in a call to Jim and thank him again from all of us! I like the House Industries font--it works. We're happy to have Standard Electrical on board to rework the Johnie's Broiler signage for the new Bob's Big Boy, so that should work out well too.
by Adriene
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1947 Moderne supermarket burns
Replies: 1
Views: 286

This is too sad, and the owners are always super nice there. 1947, there aren't many of these left.
by Adriene
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: WAGON WHEEL-demo planned/EIR out
Replies: 31
Views: 2869

So nice to see all the support for the awesome Wagon Wheel!! So important this doesn't go down without a fight!
by Adriene
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: ModCom meeting - Monday, June 16
Replies: 1
Views: 187

I hope many of you attended -- this was a great meeting in a gorgeous location, with a presentation by the architect, followed by a tour, an organ recital, a screening of SurveyLA's new film presented by Ken Bernstein...and an amazing array of snacks including a crystal punch bowl with root beer flo...
by Adriene
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Survey LA - submit YOUR historic sites
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Laura submitted a building we're interested in preserving at 2121 San Fernando Road, an industrial building with stunning WPA style relief panels. Originally we'd heard this was a sewing machine factory (and it may have been at some point), but she found out it was Capitol Records' pressing plant: h...
by Adriene
Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Survey LA - submit YOUR historic sites
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Let us know what sites you're submitting, we're interested in learning what's important to all of you. Completing the short form only takes a minute!
by Adriene
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Dealership in Long Beach
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

We're adding this issue to the Commercial Council Agenda for our next meeting this Wed -- please join us for drinks/dinner & discussion!

When: Wed., June 4th at 7pm

Where: Gordon Biersch restaurant (side patio)
145 S. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank
(818) 569-5240
by Adriene
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Premiere Lanes Bowl, Santa Fe Springs, demolition
Replies: 10
Views: 818

I know, too quick. No notice at all. Eric, it's all still there...for now. Was told Friendly Hills may get much of it. Trying everything we can. Call me.
by Adriene
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Reseda Theatre (1948, S. Charles Lee) CRA seeks proposals
Replies: 13
Views: 4424

Thanks, Schaf. Restoring the Reseda will hopefully get some positive momentum going in this area. I miss the Mayfair, it was stunning. A major loss for Ventura. Years ago we too lost our S. Charles Lee theater, in my hometown of Tujunga. The front half was literally sliced off and grafted onto a rid...
by Adriene
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Some sad demo pix from Johnie's Broiler before restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 284

:wink: It was a fun shoot, Schaf! Thanks again for coming out to photograph Johnie's! I couldn't resist inviting you, you're a phenomenal photographer and doing so much to preserve the Wagon Wheel in Oxnard and the heritage of the City of Ventura! Chris, how nice of you! You know I always feel so co...
by Adriene
Wed May 28, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Premiere Lanes Bowl, Santa Fe Springs, demolition
Replies: 10
Views: 818

I am looking into this, was at the city yesterday. The not-good news is that, like so many cities, the City of Santa Fe Springs does not have a preservation ordinance and received an "F" on the Conservancy's last preservation report card.
by Adriene
Wed May 28, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Kite Coffee Shop in South LA reopens
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

This is a terrific win for the "General Motors of waffles!" Many of us remember Stan's Kite sitting there vacant year after year. We'd drive by and see that great kite-shaped sign and those elegant powder blue booths inside. Eventually it all deteriorated and was vandalized. Even the sign ...
by Adriene
Sat May 24, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lou Ehlers Cadillac and Bob's Big Boy Wilshire threatened
Replies: 18
Views: 4247

We held an emergency meeting at Bob's and are gearing up with neighborhood groups to strategize...
by Adriene
Sat May 24, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tiki Sam's Seafood in Huntington Beach to close?
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Let's start a letter writing campaign!

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