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September 2, 1991 | JON R. LOVE, Jon R. Love, a retired L.A. County sheriff's deputy, lives in Visalia. and
The newspaper article said the General Motors Assembly Division came to Van Nuys in 1947. I guess that's about right. I was a boy then, and watched the buildings go up. They made Chevrolets and we just called it the Chevy plant. The railroad built a small switching yard out near Roscoe Boulevard at about the time that construction started on the factory. The yard was complete with a locomotive turntable.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1992
Good grief, Elizabeth Morgan ("Big Boy Architecture," Letters to the Editor, Valley Edition, Aug. 7). Are you one of the teeming throngs set on turning Los Angeles into one huge mini-mall? Where is the appreciation for the things of our glorious past? I'm 26 years old and I never got to enjoy driving through Bob's Big Boy and the fond memories it created for others. My grandfather helped build the very first Bob's Big Boy and my mom spent her high school years eating what she recalls as the best hamburger ever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1986
For the second time in my life, I am a waitress. During college I waited tables and made just enough to keep the lights on and my gas tank filled. That was OK . . . then. Now, after seven years of managing a small business, I am back on the floor. I am older and have more responsibilities, including a family. So, before settling on my current job, I naturally applied first at those local establishments with the highest earning potential. But they hired only waiters--as in men only.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1992
Good grief, Elizabeth Morgan. Are you one of the teeming throngs set on turning Los Angeles into one huge mini-mall? Where is the appreciation for the things of our glorious past? I'm 26 years old and I never got to enjoy driving through Bob's Big Boy and the fond memories it created for others. My grandfather helped build the very first Bob's Big Boy and my mom spent her high school years eating what she recalls as the best hamburger ever. I bet you think Picasso's work is ugly too. LESLEY JONES Kagel Canyon
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1992 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Big news for fans of Bob's Big Boy restaurants and Southern California kitsch: After a long battle, the nation's oldest surviving Bob's was declared a local historical landmark Friday by the California Office of Historic Preservation. In a decision sure to delight some preservationists and anger some developers, the commissioners voted 7 to 1 to guard for future generations a Burbank restaurant building that preserves the look of the Southern California car culture of the 1950s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1994
Couched as it was with reminders of the earthquake, the wildfires and the sagging economy, our question to readers was simple: Why do you stay in the San Fernando Valley? In dozens of poems, essays and even a limerick, written on manual typewriters, computers or scrawled on note cards, you responded, defiantly defending your neighborhood, your strip mall, your Valley. For some, it is the memories that keep you here: of orange groves, farmlands or the deer that once roamed the Valley floor.
NEWS
September 28, 2006
Calendar Weekend has a celebrity feature called "My Favorite Weekend." There was one week in which the celebrity was one of the briefcase-holding models on "Deal or No Deal" [Sept. 14]. It seems you are running out of real celebrities. So I thought I'd post my favorite weekend. Friday I like to get an early start and hit the cockfights in Tijuana. I enjoy the action and it's fun to see all the young couples out on their first dates. From there I'll go to the Hotel del Coronado for a swim to wash any blood off. Saturday morning I power walk from Westwood to Malibu, get the paper, then power walk home.
NEWS
April 12, 2007 | Leslee Komaiko
Whether your passion is trains, planes or automobiles, there's a restaurant for you. Carney's One and a half Union Pacific train cars were fused together to build the shell for this 32-year-old Sunset Strip dog and burger specialist. The metal luggage racks, heater vents and windows are original, as is the ladies' room. We're fond of Carney's tradition of giving each kid who walks in the door a single French fry. Of course, you can't eat just one. * Chili dog, $3.20. 8351 W. Sunset Blvd.
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