So exactly how many of you live, or have lived in Southern California?
For starters, I know myself, Superfly, and Tom In NO are SoCal Alumni. And that guy Mds00...something or other (sorry, I don't remember it) lives not far from me in Corona.
I currently live in Riverside. I also can claim La Palma, Chino, West Covina, and San Dimas as past hometowns as well.
Also, are any of you planning on attending the SoCal Airliner Expo in two weeks?
I'm planning on being there. Maybe we can all meet up, then go watch a few planes while downing a Double-Double....
Nah...maybe we'll 86 the In-N-Out. After all....EVERYBODY will likely want to go there.....most of them won't have cars though. At least we will. We can disappear somewhere into the vast LA
metropolis away from the touristy spots and grab some local cuisine somewhere while having a beer and talking some things over, sort of like how me, KROC, Miroddie, and BigPhil did at JFK
back in 2003.
So anyway, getting back on topic. This is where we can discuss anything SoCal related. After all, there is more to LA
and Hollywierd......(I think).
How about that rain?
Ever ridden the Metrolink? I have...between Riverside and Covina via San Bernardino....it was an interesting ride.
Anyone have FASTRAK? I do, although I rarely use it. It is a handy thing to have whenever the need to drive into OC from here arises. That 91 is a clusterf**k pretty much around the clock.
When are they going to finish the damn 710 between East LA
and Pasadena? It's been stalling for over 30 years now!
If you want the best, slimiest, greasiest, but tastiest fried chicken, go to Pioneer in Bell Gardens, right at the corner of Florence and Garfield.
Speaking of In-N-Out, I live right in the Double-Double Black Hole zone. There are three of them around here....one on Madison/91, further up in Riverside, another at Serfas Club and 91, in Corona, and one on Van Buren, over on the Mira Loma side of Riverside. All are about 6 miles away from me, and not very easy to get to with any degree of speed or ease, which means that I can't get In-N-Out and bring it back home to eat fresh. I have to eat it there.
Ain't that a bitch?
The city of San Dimas just isn't the same now that the big Levitz sign has been torn down. It was tall. It was in a state of disrepair. And the cheezy baby blue and pink neon....sheesh....talk about bad colors....
But you could see it coming over the hill from the 210/57/71/10 Interchange heading north, and it was the sign that you were coming home.
SPEAKING of which, what's the deal with renaming the stretch of 210 between the Interchange and the Glendora/San Dimas 210 junction the 57?
The 57 don't go through San Dimas! That's the Diamond Bar-Brea-Orange freeway!
The Arrow Highway exit in San Dimas is off the 210.
Even though all the signs have been changed, it will always to me, be the 210.
So how about that Ontario Mills and Victoria Gardens malls?
Mills is nice, but IMO, too big and overbuilt. Ever try and get in and out of there on the weekends? It's a lost cause......Milliken, Inland Empire Blvd, and 4th Street are pretty buch jammed solid. And that labarynthine layout.....yikes...don't go there unless you plan on spending at least an hour or 12 there. It will take you that long JUST to find the store you want and park.
And now what genius thought it would be a good idea to build an equally oversize mall only TWO freaking miles away? Foothill Blvd was already jammed up enough even when that spot was an open field.
You oughtta see it now!
Ok...enough of my ranting.