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Old 01-19-2011, 11:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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This must be Bubbles II. Or the whale I loved and mourned wasn't named Bubbles.
Like I said, Bubbles is near 50 and as far as I know, there was only ever one. Sea World still has some of Marine Land Animals including Corky the oldest Killer Whale and a Harbor Seal named Annie.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Sea World still has some of Marine Land Animals including Corky the oldest Killer Whale and a Harbor Seal named Annie.
Is Orky still hangin' with Corky?
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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I remember Marineland. Strange location it was, right there on the PV peninsula, though I suppose back when Marineland opened the PV peninsula was not as ritzy. Another nice thing about it I learned back when I flew with my uncle in the early 90's was that the Marineland parking lot was an important location to have available for an emergency landing if you were cruising the peninsula, as many private pilots enjoy doing. BTW, did anybody else ever find any WWII era bunkers on the peninsula? There used to be one at the end of Via la Cresta, but the hill it was in has been replaced with homes.

Oh, and Palos Verdes Drive...LOL...there was this one time I was driving and this guy who I guess couldn't habla English or didn't believe the warning signs did a Duke of Hazzard type jump where the front wheels got airborne where the road suddenly drops at a 40 degree angle...what a tard.

p.s. **** Seaworld. Marineland ruled.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:32 AM
 
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Great shots of Marineland. That seal pic is exactly as I remembered it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:26 AM
 
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I remember Marineland. Strange location it was, right there on the PV peninsula, though I suppose back when Marineland opened the PV peninsula was not as ritzy. Another nice thing about it I learned back when I flew with my uncle in the early 90's was that the Marineland parking lot was an important location to have available for an emergency landing if you were cruising the peninsula, as many private pilots enjoy doing. BTW, did anybody else ever find any WWII era bunkers on the peninsula? There used to be one at the end of Via la Cresta, but the hill it was in has been replaced with homes.

Oh, and Palos Verdes Drive...LOL...there was this one time I was driving and this guy who I guess couldn't habla English or didn't believe the warning signs did a Duke of Hazzard type jump where the front wheels got airborne where the road suddenly drops at a 40 degree angle...what a tard.

p.s. **** Seaworld. Marineland ruled.
As a teen in the 70's we used to cruise PV and had our special hang-out spots. I remember an old church compound near the Torrance beach (Malaga cove) we called "Hagradies" (sp?) that I believe had an old military bunker along the cliffs that faced north. I believe the location is now called Neighborhood Church. Then there was loverís lane at the top of Crest road where it ended at the Nike site. Great location that overlooked the South Bay!!
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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Like I said, Bubbles is near 50 and as far as I know, there was only ever one. Sea World still has some of Marine Land Animals including Corky the oldest Killer Whale and a Harbor Seal named Annie.
I can't believe I'm getting into this but the Bubbles I'm referring to would have died more than 50 years ago. Bubbles I, beloved by the community dies. Bubbles II is brought in as a replacement.

Great. Now I'll be in Google Hades until my curiosity is satisfied and I know for sure. I may have to put this on Facebook for all my Boomer-L.A.-Engineer Bill-watching friends to comment on.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I can't believe I'm getting into this but the Bubbles I'm referring to would have died more than 50 years ago. Bubbles I, beloved by the community dies. Bubbles II is brought in as a replacement.

Great. Now I'll be in Google Hades until my curiosity is satisfied and I know for sure. I may have to put this on Facebook for all my Boomer-L.A.-Engineer Bill-watching friends to comment on.
Red light! Green light! Not to leave our Sheriff John.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Red light! Green light! Not to leave our Sheriff John.
When people brag about growing up in So Cal I always throw the red light, green light thing at them. If they don't know what that means they're either babies or imposters. And if you can't sing "Put another candle on my birthday cake" then do not talk to me about children's TV.

Let's add Tom Hatten to the list. A few years ago, when he retired from KNX, I actually sent him a fan letter. I told him how much he meant to my siblings and I growing up and how much I loved the old Popeye show.

He wrote back!

He sent me a very nice (hand written) note saying he enjoyed doing the Popeye shows as much as we loved watchng them. And he included a drawing of Popeye at the bottom. I later mentioned this to several friends and apparently he's known for doing this. What a wonderful man.

I framed the letter and it's hanging in a place of honor in my home.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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When people brag about growing up in So Cal I always throw the red light, green light thing at them. If they don't know what that means they're either babies or imposters. And if you can't sing "Put another candle on my birthday cake" then do not talk to me about children's TV.
Screw that, I'll show you my class pictures, starting with kindergarten at James Kew Elementary in Inglewood.
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