Category Archives: California

California’s Giant Relief Map

Much of the web has been wringing their hands over the giant relief map in China that someone stumbled across on Google Earth. It’s a cool map and yeah, there’s an element of mysteriousness to it but calling it “The … Continue reading

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San Clemente: Where The Stepfords Totally Lose It

Almost exactly twelve years ago, these cheerful-looking Stepford Wives & Children were celebrating their non-individuality and neighborhood “sameness.” “SAN CLEMENTE-On Optima, as on all the surrounding byways, there is no room for ostentatious individualism. The houses in Richmond Pointe are … Continue reading

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Putting the Silver in Silver Lake

Los Angeles City Nerd throws down the authority on the proper name for Silver Lake. Folks, it’s TWO WORDS, not one word. May the ghost of Herman Silver smite you otherwise. People who contract it into one word are clearly … Continue reading

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More Harbies!

I recalled from some net research that there was supposed to be another Harbie The Harbor Gasoline Seal on Harbor Blvd. in either Garden Grove or Anaheim and a short drive revealed not just one, but TWO new Harbies – … Continue reading

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Hulaville

The Lope visited the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville awhile back and made note of the artifacts recovered from Hulaville. Depending on which local legend you go with, Hulaville creator Miles Mahan was either a former carny or a … Continue reading

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Flying Saucers over Orange County part II

Following up on the post from a couple days ago, I ran across this on UFO Reflections… Well, might we have a solution for the Heflin photo case? According to an anonymous post to UFO Updates, the object is in … Continue reading

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Flying Saucers over Orange County

Along with every other ten-year-old, red-blooded sci-fi kid in the mid-1970s, I studied up on UFO sightings until I could reel off sighting details and photo analysis the way other kids tracked sports statistics. Since my crappy eyesight wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Rock-A-Hoola: water park in stasis

Boing Boing posts about a run-down kiddie amusement park in Egypt and I was reminded about Rock-A-Hoola. Rock-A-Hoola is (was?) a mostly closed-but-not-quite-totally-abandoned water park out in the Mojave Desert in Newberry Springs, CA. The park has been kicking around … Continue reading

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Flying Flying Wing

A chance to see a 60 year old UFO fly doesn’t come by that often, so the big event this weekend was a drive out to the Palm Springs Air Museum to see the original N9M flying wing prototype fly. … Continue reading

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The New York Pizza Department of San Diego

A couple months ago, the guys at Geek Squad got into trouble because the CHP thought that the Squad’s black and white Beetles looked too much like police cars. Sure, it’s another silly incident that disguises another case of runaway … Continue reading

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