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Old 06-20-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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What was the name of that hot dog place on La Brea, across the street from Beverly Center? It had the best hot dogs in Los Angeles.

And speaking of radio stations, I remember driving to work in the late 1970's and listening to Rick Dees "tell us what time it is..... and tell us what the climate is." He sounds exactly the same today.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Shadow Hills
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Question Pops Willow Lake

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Bobs was a big part of the Valley culture... LOL in Burbank it was cool to order "California style" (with avacodos on your burger)... a side of Blue Cheese Dressing for your fries and a cherry or vanilla coke.. or the best streawberry shake. I also remember the wedge salad.
I looked up Pop's Willow Lake... I think I went there with my mother and her friends when I was very small... 5 or 6.
Does anyone remember the orange 76 balls for your car?
Pops Willow Lake was in Lake View Terrace, in fact my sis was just talking about it last Saturday with some old family friends who grew up there and apparently when we went to visit them we would walk over to Pops to play....Fortunately they are older than I and have more memory of it than myself!!!! I could ask them if the have any pics. They are thinking it was closed down when someone drowned there. So sad, but not verified.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Shadow Hills
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Default Bobs Big Boy

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There is a Bob's Big Boy on Wilshire in Los Angeles. There was one at the Los Angeles Mall. But, it closed. There was 2 in Whittier. The one on Whittier Blvd. was huge. They had their training center downstairs. The property was sold and redeveloped into a strip mall. The one in uptown Whittier across the street from Whittier College closed and became the "California Grill". There is a Bob's Big Boy in Diamond Bar off of the 57 freeway.
My my you have a lot of knowledge about Bobs, but do you recall the one on Lankershim Blvd in No Hollywood???? It would have been in the 70's..maybe 80's...and it was a small, narrow Bobs on a corner kitty corner from the El Portal theater.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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How about Gemco?
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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How about Gemco?



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Old 06-25-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Brookings, Oregon
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Default Pops Willow Lake

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Pops Willow Lake was in Lake View Terrace, in fact my sis was just talking about it last Saturday with some old family friends who grew up there and apparently when we went to visit them we would walk over to Pops to play....Fortunately they are older than I and have more memory of it than myself!!!! I could ask them if the have any pics. They are thinking it was closed down when someone drowned there. So sad, but not verified.
I would love to see a photo of Pops posted! I's like to know if my memories of it as a kid are close to what it was really like...
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:44 AM
 
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Default The sinking gem

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How about Gemco?
Gemco was a great store. But before that, it was called Super Fair. The store sank into the ground, having been built over a big hole, and had to be torn down. The site was filled with giant concrete boulders for a long time, then became Target.

I seem to recall a Bob's on Lankershim. But I was thinking it was on the west side, same as El Portal.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Gemco was a great store. But before that, it was called Super Fair. The store sank into the ground, having been built over a big hole, and had to be torn down. The site was filled with giant concrete boulders for a long time, then became Target.

I seem to recall a Bob's on Lankershim. But I was thinking it was on the west side, same as El Portal.
This was the Gemco at the corner of Victory and Vineland in North Hollywood. There were other locations, too. One that I remember was on Van Nuys Blvd. in the Pacoima/Arleta are, if my memory serves me correctly.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Wasn't there a Lion Country Safari a long time ago? And whoever mentioned Sambos, I loved Sambos. They had the best French Toast, or so I thought.
This is a long thread, I've only read the first page,lol.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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This was the Gemco at the corner of Victory and Vineland in North Hollywood. There were other locations, too. One that I remember was on Van Nuys Blvd. in the Pacoima/Arleta are, if my memory serves me correctly.

I remember Gemco! We had them in San Diego too. I think before that, they were called White Front?
And A&W Rootbeer stands where they come out to your car and put the tray in the window!
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