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December 25, 1988 | BRUCE HENSTELL
Connoisseurs of classic furniture treasure their Hepplewhite, wax enthusiastic over the elegant lines of a Duncan Phyfe, relish the intellectuality of a Marcel Breuer. But nobody pays much attention to what decorates the streets of Los Angeles. Nobody, that is, but Joe Blackstock. "Street furniture" is Blackstock's passion. He takes pleasure in what others ignore--everything from utility poles and traffic lights to bus shelters, billboards and trash baskets.
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December 25, 1988 | BRUCE HENSTELL
Connoisseurs of classic furniture treasure their Hepplewhite, wax enthusiastic over the elegant lines of a Duncan Phyfe, relish the intellectuality of a Marcel Breuer. But nobody pays much attention to what decorates the streets of Los Angeles. Nobody, that is, but Joe Blackstock. "Street furniture" is Blackstock's passion. He takes pleasure in what others ignore--everything from utility poles and traffic lights to bus shelters, billboards and trash baskets.
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NEWS
June 14, 1990
The twin radio towers that stood atop the Star-News building on Colorado Boulevard for 64 years were dismantled and hauled away Saturday. The newspaper said the 125-foot structures, each of which was adorned with 5-foot-high letters spelling out "Star-News," were a potential safety hazard. The antennas on the towers were used by radio station KPPC-AM, which has made other arrangements, said Joe Blackstock, general manager and editor of the paper.
NEWS
April 3, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
A newspaper photographer and an Idaho man were killed Thursday when the newsman's aerobatic plane crashed on Frankish Peak, authorities reported. Pilot Bob Duricka, 41, of West Covina, and his passenger, John Farmer, also 41, of Montpelier, Ida., apparently died instantly, San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies said. Joe Blackstock, managing editor of the San Gabriel Valley Daily Tribune, said Duricka apparently was taking Farmer, a technician for the Warner Color Corp.
MAGAZINE
March 16, 1997 | Naomi Glauberman
Eller Media Co., which by one name or another has been in the billboard business for almost a century, is located on the frayed edges of downtown Los Angeles. Almost in defiance of the decaying neighborhood, a large, bucolic mural greets visitors at the company's entryway. Based on a 1920s photograph of 3rd and Rampart, the mural depicts an unpaved road winding through a verdant, flower-filled landscape.
NEWS
August 3, 1989 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Roland Young fondly recalls the day he had his own billboard set on fire. The billboard was a towering montage on Sunset Boulevard heralding the appearance of the rock group Humble Pie at the Whiskey A Go Go. The week the billboard went up, the Whiskey A Go Go nearly burned down and the performance was canceled. Another time, another place, Young, who designed the billboard, simply might have had it removed. But this was 1971.
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