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by Adriene
Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: PARASOL TO REOPEN AS MEL'S DRIVE-IN
Replies: 33
Views: 4452

Sorry to hear that, but keep in mind the staff was overwhelmed on opening day and there literally were customers lined up from dawn to dusk. I drove down to Seal Beach too and while I know it'll never be the old Parasol, I have to say that we worked so hard to prevent its demolition, supporting the ...
by Adriene
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

PACT SIGNED WITH AN EYE TO JOHNIE'S RESTORATION Officials to oversee fate of illegally demolished restaurant. By Samantha Gonzaga, Staff writer Article Launched: 12/11/2007 10:41:36 PM PST http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7697055 Residents and supporters of Johnie's Broiler gather at the restaurant i...
by Adriene
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Monty's Pasadena
Replies: 3
Views: 269

End of an era . . . look at all the closings throughout this area:

Cal-Oaks Pharmacy
Monty's Steak House
The Boat / Clearman's Village :(
Rialto Theatre :(
Spires-Rt 66 Arcadia (closing)
Goody's-San Gabriel (rumored closing)
Norm's-San Gabriel (rumored closing)
by Adriene
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Goody's in San Gabriel in jeopardy?
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Goody's in San Gabriel in jeopardy?

We heard from a customer that Goody's -- with its incredible Googie sign -- is going to be closing. Can anyone confirm? Goody's Restaurant 865 E. Las Tunas Dr. San Gabriel, CA 91776-1688 Phone: (626) 286-3515 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/palebear/1455445516/ nite http://www.roadsidepeek.com/r...
by Adriene
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Driftwood Dairy, El Monte, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 2420

Thanks for keeping us updated as we work on this, Chris (and Chris N).
by Adriene
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Felix Chevrolet
Replies: 43
Views: 3372

A shameful moment for the Los Angeles City Council.
by Adriene
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Johnnies / Harvey's Broiler Holy Ghost Cruise is this Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 308

THANKS TO ALL WHO JOINED US SUNDAY!! This issue needs all the support we can give and I can't stress enough how important everyone's participation is. Everything will start happening quickly now as -clean-up begins -the moratorium ends -the unlawful detainer is resolved -the design charrette is orga...
by Adriene
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

Thank you to Kevin, Ron, John, Lori, George, Analisa & everyone who's been supporting this important cruise!! Kevin is right, we're producing this event together, it's for ALL of us who care about our history to organize a fun event that brings people together and celebrates what's still out the...
by Adriene
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Hot Dog Show
Replies: 15
Views: 834

I've been staying in touch with Papoo's owner, discussing various sign designs based on her thoughts and ideas. In the meantime, the sign has temporarily been primered (as you can see in Eric's photo). If you're at Bob's on Friday nights and it's crowded, stop in at Papoo's -- they've been at that i...
by Adriene
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

WE ALSO CALLED THE DOWNEY PATRIOT FROM THE COURTHOUSE THAT DAY AND EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPENED. EDITOR ERIC PIERCE SUBSEQUENTLY FOLLOWED UP ON THE STORY: JOHNIE'S BROILER CASE TRUDGING THROUGH COURT Downey Patriot, July 20, 2007 – Ardas Yanik, the man police say illegally tore down Johnie’s Broiler...
by Adriene
Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

Charges filed in razing of Johnie's Northridge resident charged with partial destruction of landmark restaurant. By Samantha Gonzaga, Staff writer Long Beach Press Telegram http://www.presstelegram.com/search/ci_5439296 Article Launched: DOWNEY - Police on Wednesday released the findings of the inv...
by Adriene
Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED
See today's CBS news broadcast:

http://cbs2.com/video/?id=31556@kcbs.dayport.com
by Adriene
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

We are ON for this Sunday's GHOST CRUISE FOR THE BROILER! I'll be posting more info under 'EVENTS' so please check there. There are 3 great reasons to go on the cruise! 1 - you don't need to drive a vintage or classic car to join us 2 - it's . . . F R E E!! 3 - and you'll be helping to save Johnie'...
by Adriene
Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Zucky's in Santa Monica
Replies: 20
Views: 8143

Fantastic work, Marcello! What a great job you've done over the entire course of this project. I'm also very glad the Santa Monica Conservancy recognized John Watkins for his dedication to making this such a success.
by Adriene
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: HELP PRESERVE ROADSIDE LANDMARK WAGON WHEEL JUNCTION!
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

And let Kim Hocking at the Oxnard Cultural Heritage Board know how you feel about this issue:

Kim.Hocking@ventura.org

Imagine driving Hwy 101 on your way north to Santa Barbara and NOT ever seeing that animated stagecoach neon again, or even one of those familiar roadside buildings.
by Adriene
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Crenshaw Ford 1937-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

"A Car is not a Refrigerator" http://www.acarisnotarefrigerator.com/Article_Evan_140_20060817.htm Car "Dude" Evan Issue 140 - 17 August 2006 Which Stores Will Ford Close in Los Angeles? The lead article in the 14 August 2006 Automotive News is about Ford's plan to slash franchise...
by Adriene
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Crenshaw Ford 1937-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

LA Conservancy is checking with the CRA http://www.crala.org/ to see if Crenshaw Motors has previously been identified. I can't imagine this building without its signage, and vice versa. L.A. Times article http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-oe-kaplan31jan31,1,4206120.column ERIN AU...
by Adriene
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

Eric, the site has been fenced off while the investigation is underway and is still considered a crime scene, trespassing prohibited. Temporary moratorium on any development in place with an urgency clause. Restriction on removal of any salvage or historic elements.
by Adriene
Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: HELP PRESERVE ROADSIDE LANDMARK WAGON WHEEL JUNCTION!
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

HELP PRESERVE ROADSIDE LANDMARK WAGON WHEEL JUNCTION!

Your help is needed! SAVE THE FAMOUS WAGON WHEEL JUNCTION just off the 101 at Wagon Wheel Road in Oxnard Those who want to preserve the Wagon Wheel as one of the last examples of authentic midcentury architecture along the 101 should: Contact the City of Oxnard planning department and ask to comment...
by Adriene
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

WE NEED YOUR HELP! An enthusiastic show of support is needed at the Feb. 27th public hearing! The City of Downey has scheduled this hearing in consideration of extending the moratorium on development of the Johnie's Broiler property. We applaud what the City of Downey is doing! They're supporting Jo...
by Adriene
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

Mark your calendars for Sun., Feb. 25th! The Friends of Johnie's and the Modern Committee are collaborating with classic car clubs to generate support for the reconstruction of Johnie's/Harvey's Broiler. We'll be meeting for breakfast at Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake and given a map, then heading out...
by Adriene
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: "Trading Up" fools destroy a 1950s kitchen
Replies: 10
Views: 1465

I didn't catch the episode, but it's worth writing HGTV and letting them know how you feel:

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/site_map
by Adriene
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Alan Hess at the Downey Historical Society January 25
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Alan's lecture was excellent. And in the aftermath of Johnie's illegal demolition, his review of Googie architecture -- featuring some of Downey's lost architecture such as Simpson Buick -- was really appreciated by the community. Hopefully, it will help foster a greater understanding of the value o...
by Adriene
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

http://www.ocweekly.com/culture/arts/demolition-man/26562/ OC WEEKLY Demolition, Man The bulldozers write the history By Theo Douglas Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 3:00 pm Got your boomerang pylons right here, photo by Jennie Warren You slave out there in the wilderness—replacing the original, fire...
by Adriene
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Institutions that didn't make it thru 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

fabulous neon sign for The Trails on Route 66 that had been stored at Duarte's city yard "mysteriously vanished" incredible Aku Aku tiki motel in Woodland Hills (renovation-in-progress) circa 1958 Olive Manor Motel in Burbank (down to the framing--renovation-in-progress, adjacent to Frank'...
by Adriene
Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Clearman's Galley closing - one last visit
Replies: 2
Views: 441

SUNDAY, JAN 14TH -- 'TIL THE FOOD RUNS OUT!

SEE YOU GUYS THERE, ADRIENE
by Adriene
Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Downey: JOHNIE'S-BLACK SUNDAY CRUISE-IN JAN 14
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

SEE YOU AT JOHNIE'S! -- ADRIENE
by Adriene
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Downey: JOHNIE'S-BLACK SUNDAY CRUISE-IN JAN 14
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

Downey: JOHNIE'S-BLACK SUNDAY CRUISE-IN JAN 14

The Friends of Johnie's in coordination with the Modern Commitee, support of local Southland car clubs, and outraged citizens will be staging a "Cruise-in" at Johnie's Broiler on Sunday Jan 14th from 3:30- 5:30 p.m.--the exact time the illegal demolition occurred. We will be asking those w...
by Adriene
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

I'll be posting this under Events also -- but you are all invited! The Friends of Johnie's in coordination with the Modern Commitee, support of local Southland car clubs, and outraged citizens will be staging a "Cruise-in" at Johnie's Broiler on Sunday Jan 14th from 3:30 to 5:30p.m. -- th...
by Adriene
Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33528

That's right, Chris. At this point, Johnie's is considered a crime scene and has been temporarily stabilized and fenced off. Round-the-clock security is there and the site will not be cleared -- or anything removed -- until the City of Downey completes its investigation.

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