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Old 09-06-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Any beer experts out there, past or present? What brands of beer do you recall drinking long ago that are no longer available in California? There have been mergers and acquisitions of breweries in recent years, with a few labels brought back, but that is not quite the same. After doing a search of this thread, one label that popped up was good old (?) Brew 102. Only reason I ever drank it was because it was so cheap, and being young and broke, it had to do, even though it was awful. Another that went away was Hamms, with those catchy jingles with the bear. Do not recall seeing Eastside, Falstaff, or Schlitz recently. Corrections and additions?
Lucky Lager. The bottles and cans had a big red X on the label.

Not alcoholic, but I also have fond memories of White Rock, Nehi and Bireley's sodas, Dad's root beer, Bell Brand potato chips, Sonny Boy drink mix, Arden milk and Carnation ice cream.
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Brookings, Oregon
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When I was about 3 (about 1949), my mom took me to see my favorite radio show, "Uncle Whoa Bill". I remember there were 3 sets of bleachers each with about 4 rows. The parents sat in back of the bleachers in the darkened theater. Uncle Whoa Bill sat on a stool in the spotlight in front of the bleachers. I enjoyed the visit quite a lot.
I remember I sang a song on a little stage. He told me (over the radio) to follow a string tied to my bedpost to find my birthday present when I was about 4.........I had a button and a membership card. It was a very low key delightful program - glad someone else remembers it...
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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Lucky Lager. The bottles and cans had a big red X on the label.

Not alcoholic, but I also have fond memories of White Rock, Nehi and Bireley's sodas, Dad's root beer, Bell Brand potato chips, Sonny Boy drink mix, Arden milk and Carnation ice cream.
Brew 102 and the plant was just off the freeway going into LA from OC
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:50 AM
 
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Was Dr. Demento on KLOS or KMET? I'm getting so old I can't remember but I remember listenening to him on Sunday night while doing my homework (college) and I still remember the KMET jingle...Little bit o' heaven ninety-four-point-seven-k-m-e-t....twiddle-dee! And then they were gone.

I also remember my father getting lost in downtown L.A. every time went to visit my sister. It always guaranteed a trip through Chinatown and past the Brew 102 Brewery...seemed like a great adventure to a kid!

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Old 10-13-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Probably really dating myself here, but anyone remember a tv show out of the 50's, Captain Z-Ro? It was produced out of KRON in San Francisco, but was later nationally syndicated and became available in a few assorted markets across the country, including where I grew up in western NY.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EQw5NYlbyE
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:40 AM
 
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JOE JOST'S on Anaheim Street in Long Beach. I just Googled it and it's still there! I lived around the corner from it for a very short while in a place I called the midget house. I remember schooners of Eastern beer. but only my boyfriend could handle the pickled eggs!
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:39 PM
 
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Valley Plaza is still there. The middle school is where single family homes or perhaps apartments stood. I want to say that Filthy McNasty's was at Lankershim and Victory, and became FM Station.
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:44 PM
 
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Wasn't Filthy McNastys somewhere around there? It was a bar or a nightclub as I recall. Sometime in the 1970s.
Filthy McNasty's was at Lankershim and Victory, and became FM Station. The guy who owned both died in 2016. The Palamino was a great spot for country and western acts.

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Old 08-28-2017, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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oh man, don't get me started on nostalgia; I remember so many thing about Los Angeles and other parts of the state back 50 or more years ago. I remember Coast Curries ice Cream stores; of course the original Bob's in Glendale, before it was a drive in. I think the first drive in was in Burbank or maybe on the Burbank/Glendale border. How about the cars heating up when climbing the Grapevine on the way to Bakersfield or the Pasadena freeway being called the Arroyo Seco parkway? In fact way back it was called the Speedway.

Just a few more that come to mind: roller skating at the roller rink in Pasadena on Sat night if you didn't have a date; movies that showed double features, news and comics.

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Old 08-28-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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Cruising Van Nuys BLVD , until they closed that activity down,
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