Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hidden Highlands Road, Agoura Hills

This locked gate at the entrance to Hidden Highlands Road leads to a private community of multi-million dollar homes in Agoura Hills.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Wedding Reception, Shadow Hills

Rusty and Lindsay celebrate their marriage during a reception at the home of the bride's parents in Shadow Hills.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Car Wash, Duarte

Customers of a self-service car wash on Huntington Drive in Duarte get their cars clean for the weekend.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

San Jose Creek, City of Industry

The San Jose Creek runs right through the middle of the City of Industry, where it flows into the San Gabriel River.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Helicopter, Whittier

L.A. County Sheriffs Department Rescue 5 helicopter prepares to land at the STARS (Sheriffs Training and Regional Services) center in Whittier.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mobile Home with Palm Tree, Covina

This view of a mobile home and palm tree in the Starlite Mobile Home Park is from the back parking lot of a furniture store on Azusa Ave., just north of Cypress St. in Covina.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Hospital Tour, Pasadena

A group of contractors and hospital administrators inspect the kitchen/cafeteria during a tour of the nearly complete $170 million West Tower of the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Conveyor, Irwindale

A conveyor rises into the early morning sky at United Rock Products. The Irwindale plant supplies the construction industry with sand and gravel produced at this 300 acre site.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Train Depot, Monrovia

This abandoned train depot, originally built in 1926, will be given new life as the hub of Transit Village in Monrovia (click here for an artist's rendering). The redevelopment project will include offices, retail space and housing, along with a new stop for the Metro Gold Line.

Friday, September 21, 2007

San Gabriel River, South El Monte

The first clouds from an approaching storm appear as a reflection in the San Gabriel River in South El Monte. This view is from Peck Rd. near Durfee Ave.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Prepared For Rain, East Los Angeles

After a hot dry summer, the weather forecasters are saying that rain is on its way. This pedestrian is prepared with a huge umbrella at the corner of Ford Blvd. and 3rd Street in East Los Angeles.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

L.A. County Fair, Pomona

The L.A. County Fair is in full swing for its annual run at the Fairplex in Pomona. This shot is of a vintage Pomona Fire Dept. truck carrying mascots and employees during the parade across the fairgrounds.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Old Barn, Montebello

This old barn is part of the Taylor Ranch property, a community facility used for art classes and receptions in the City of Montebello.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel has been a downtown Los Angeles landmark for over 30 years. Its unique cylindrical towers and glass elevators give it a futuristic appeal.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Panda Express, La Canada

Panda Express isn't a five-star restaurant for Chinese food, but when you want some pretty good fast food other than burgers & fries, this is a tasty choice. It's also the fastest growing Chinese restaurant chain in North America.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Neon Sign, La Crescenta

These two images of the same sign, shot from opposite directions, show that the unlit letters in "MOTEL" on one side are lit up on the other side. The location is the La Crescenta Motel on Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

Friday, September 14, 2007

6th Street Bridge, Los Angeles

The 6th Street Bridge in Los Angeles as seen from behind a pile of gratuitous garbage along the west side of the L.A. River. The bridge was built in 1932 and has been deteriorating to the point of needing to be retrofitted or replaced.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Original Pantry Cafe, Los Angeles

A Los Angeles landmark since 1924, The Original Pantry Cafe is owned by former Mayor of L.A., Richard Riordan, who says, "We never close. We're never without a customer."

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Lunada Bay, Rancho Palos Verdes

Lunada Bay sits below some of the most beautiful and expensive real estate in California. This somewhat secluded coastline of Rancho Palos Verdes is guarded by local surfers who prefer that visitors keep out. Those who enter at their own risk are often harassed and may return to their car to find that the tires have been slashed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hay Bales, Lomita

The parking lot of Lomita Feed Store is stacked with bales of hay, ready for customers from neighboring communities with horse property. The City of Lomita still has plenty of old-school businesses that help maintain the city's character.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Harbor Regional Park, Harbor City

The marshy surroundings of Lake Machado at Harbor Regional Park were the stomping grounds of Reggie the alligator for nearly two years. He had been released there by pet owners, then eluded teams of hunters until finally captured earlier this year. Reggie managed to put Harbor City on the map as animal lovers around the world checked in on his status during his stay in the park.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Project Playhouse, Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks is just outside L.A. County, but is the host city for the 7th Annual HomeAid Los Angeles/Ventura Project Playhouse. This service project helps build or renovate transitional housing for temporarily homeless individuals and families. The playhouses, like the firehouse being forklifted into place here last week, are on display starting this weekend at The Lakes for about a month before they are auctioned off to the highest bidders.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

"McMansion", Mayflower Village

Mayflower Village is a small neighborhood on the border of Monrovia and Arcadia. This McMansion on Loganrita Ave. is typical of a house overbuilt compared to the general architectural style of homes in the area.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Frisbee Football, Burbank

A day after the NFL kicked off its 2007 season, a group of players (comprised of Disney and Warner Bros. employees) compete in a friendly but competitive game of Frisbee football at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Back To School, La Mirada

Learning the alphabet is on the agenda at this Gardenhill Elementary kindergarten class in La Mirada. This is the first full day of school for many students in the L.A. area.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Landscape, Del Valle

Del Valle is an unicorporated area in the northwest corner of L.A. County, just off of Hwy. 126. There's not much out here, nor is there much information about it online.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Easy Rider, Newhall

A woman glides southbound through Newhall on her purple Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day, Malibu

A surfer girl prepares to load her longboard onto a roof rack after riding waves at Surfrider Beach (Malibu Lagoon State Beach) in Malibu on Labor Day 2007.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Manzanar Diorama, Little Tokyo

The Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo has an incredible diorama (built by a former toy maker) of the Manzanar Concentration Camp, which interned Japanese-Americans during World War II. This image shows only a small section of the meticulously built model.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Golf Course, Sunland

While this may look like one of the many championship golf courses in the Palm Springs area of Southern California, it's really Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, the only Nicklaus Design course in L.A. County.