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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:51 PM

My memories of Southern California

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:56 PM

1. more old home

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:56 PM

2. El Monte

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:58 PM

3. Los Angeles

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:58 PM

4. Medina Courts

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:59 PM

5. Pico Rivera

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 07:16 AM

48. My grandmother and step-grandfather

lived in Pico Rivera! I always liked it there.

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:00 PM

6. Disneyland

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Mon Aug 6, 2012, 10:28 PM

45. Remember the "E" ticket?

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:01 PM

7. Off Valley Blvd and La seda

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:02 PM

8. La Puente

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:03 PM

9. A San Gaberial Valley Bungalow

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:04 PM

10. Ranch House

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:05 PM

11. An Apartment Complex with a Pool in West Covina

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:06 PM

12. La Puente in the early 60's

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:07 PM

13. El Monte near La iglesia de Guadalupe

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:07 PM

14. More Medina Courts

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:08 PM

15. More to come

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:18 PM

16. Angeles Crest National Forest

East Fork

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:19 PM

17. Medina Court in the very early 60's




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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:20 PM

18. La Puente

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:21 PM

19. Down Valley Blvd

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:22 PM

20. More Medina Courts

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:23 PM

21. con't

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:24 PM

22. SGV

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:25 PM

23. our little universe

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:26 PM

24. dude, these are awesome....

Wow, a different time. One of the few things I regret about my life is that I took very few photographs of it.

Great thread!

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Response to mike_c (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 07:40 PM

43. Thanks Mike

Most of these shots were pretty damaged when I recieved them from various family sources. I used Photoshop to fix em up a little and repair some damage.

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:26 PM

25. A cornfield grows in El Monte

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:27 PM

26. Spa Day

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:28 PM

27. L.A. fashion

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:29 PM

28. Winter in La Puente

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:49 PM

29. Places I've hung out at or visited as a child

Southern California Memories


I live in Alaska, but originally I am a California native. I was born in Los Angeles and raised there.
As it happens a co-worker mentioned that his family was moving to California, and asked me if I had any recommendations on things to do and sights to see when he got there. I have not been to L.A. in well over 25 years, but upon dwelling on my old childhood and young adult memories..Here is a list I made:

1.Go to Los Angeles China Town across from Union Station (sort of)and order Sea Cucumber in a clay pot and some Crispy Duck!

2. Go to Huntington Beach on Saturday Morning and go Body Surfing

http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/residents/beach_info/

3. Spend a Day at the San Diego Zoo

http://www.sandiegozoo.org /

4. Eat lunch at In & Out Burger on Francesquito in Baldwin Park

http://www.in-n-out.com/history.asp

5. Spend a Day at Disneyland

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/

6. Go drinking at any Seedy Bar in Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd

7. Go to the San Gaberial Mission

http://sangabrielmission.org /

9. Take a cruise up Azusa Canyons and take a hike in the Angeles Crest National Forest

http://www.ci.azusa.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=383

9. Go to Santa Anita Racetrack

http://www.santaanita.com /

10. Go to the Arboritum near Santa Anita

http://www.arboretum.org /

11. Spend a day at Knott's Berry Farm

http://www.knotts.com/

12. Go to the Whiskey A-Go-Go on Friday Night in Hollywood

http://www.whiskyagogo.com/site/

13. Check out the House of Blues

http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/losangeles/business.php

14. Go to Redondo Beach and check out the Pier

http://www.redondopier.com /

15. Go and spend the day at the Museums at the La Brea Tar Pits

http://www.tarpits.org /

16. Walk up and down Olvera Street

http://www.olvera-street.com /

17. Take a tour of the Winchester House in San Jose

http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/

18. Eat at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank on Riverside Drive

http://www.bobs.net /

19. Check out just how Squalid Beverly Hills Really is!

http://www.beverlyhills.org/

20. Go See a Movie at the Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

http://www.chinesetheatres.com/

And remember to have fun...and don't get shot!

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:05 PM

31. Nice to see the Arboritum on the list...cool choice, great place...

Great photos, like a time machine to old home days....thanks for sharing them here.

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:40 PM

32. California Love

Great photos. As a native of SoCal I can truly relate to them. Whether you lived in the east, west, north or south (formerly south-central) area, the experiences were similar. Family was the center of everything back then, and the great outdoors! Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #29)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 10:29 PM

46. Great list! I love your thread here!

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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:51 PM

30. Backyard

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:22 PM

33. Wonderful and beautiful.

thanks for the vicarious journey back to a place that I never knew, and may have never existed, but would have loved, as clearly as you do too. Very enjoyable, and excellent pics.

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:20 PM

34. Love these photos!

My husband and I will probably be moving out to L.A. soon. It's so nice to see these pictures of your family. My son lives there now, so it will be nice to carry on our family out there.

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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:31 PM

35. The museums at UCLA



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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:38 PM

36. Nogales HS Marching Band

Performing Army of the Nile at Hawthorne Parade

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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:40 PM

37. Was this Hawthorne or San Dimas?

I honestly can't remember




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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:50 PM

38. Los Angeles Wedding

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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:03 PM

39. Back in El Monte






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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:27 PM

40. Carrying the babies to see Nana and Dada





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Thu May 10, 2012, 05:14 PM

41. Nana in El Monte

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 11:10 PM

42. Lovely pictures!

Sometimes I miss Southern California... until I have to drive in it.

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Response to hunter (Reply #42)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:18 PM

44. I miss it too...

I've evened dreamed about being stuck in traffic! Surreal...

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 02:40 PM

47. Thank you for this wonderful thread! I grew up around El Monte/La Puente/temple City in the 60s..

These pics bring back memories. Love seeing your family.. it brings a smile to my face this morning.

I left California 9 years ago for Seattle, and miss it every single day. Growing up in Southern California was incredible... I wonder sometimes if it's even possible to go back.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:50 PM

49. Making Tamales in Compton

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:51 PM

50. St. Martha's Church on Azusa Blvd. West Covina

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:57 PM

51. Door to Door Photographer took this in La Puente

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:12 PM

52. I was born in LA and live in Alaska now.

 

I was about one years old or so when we moved to San Diego (National City).

I have lived in Alaska since I was ten but was out for a few years in the military and back in California.

I can't say I miss it because I haven't been back in close to tenty years.

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:10 PM

53. El Monte Near the Old Legion Stadium



just a little PS'd

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:10 PM

54. Awesome! Thanks!

 

How did you end up in Alaska?

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Response to Taverner (Reply #54)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:42 PM

55. there was this eskimo lady

she asked me to go live with her in Alaska...she kicked me out about a year later...but I stayed...and now it's twenty years later! I'm married to a different inupiat women and have two kids and a house and a little dog...funny thing this life.

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Response to Steerpike (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:31 PM

56. These are great photos, Steerpike.

How funny it is that you, me and Arctic Dave were all from California before we came to Alaska. I wasn't born there, but I did live in the Bay Area for about seven years before moving up here.

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