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Old 09-24-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Charles I have sensed your missing CA in many posts. Maybe it's cuz your in Alabama, or should I say another world.
*I didn't just say that! I live in the #1 hole of a state*

Good to read everyones accounts of a fun, sunny, exciting memories! Wish I had some Not in bfe Indiana, sorry.
Actually there's nothing wrong with Huntsville: stable economy, no traffic, reasonable housing prices, good schools, lots of engineering jobs. Negatives: no diversity (not a lot of ethnic food for example), some parts are older and dumpy, some parts are nice, nearest big cities are at least two hours away: Birmingham, Nashville, Atlanta. Landscape is very green. But, our parents are in LA and we miss them. My dad is 88 and my mom is 86 and I'm an only child. My wife's parents have cancer. So, with that. it is a big guilt trip. Plus, my kids are my parents only grandkids.

Tell me Huntsville is bad from these photos of here in Hampton Cove. I snapped all these photos myself.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/8980015-post80.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/8979618-post79.html

These are in and around Huntsville:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/6072291-post37.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/5155472-post32.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/4519895-post28.html
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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909 embarcadero del mar isla vista CA - Google Maps

I believe this was roughly the location of La Jicora (for sure, it was on Embarcadero Del Mar, somewhere on the side of the street opposite the west edge of Anisq Oyo Park).

The building was a converted 1950s hamburger joint (you could tell from the architecture and layout). Alas, based on my search up and down the street, it appears they demolished it, probably sometime in the very late 80s or early 90s. I suspect the parking lot to the left of the pictured building was its location. And what was La Jicora's tiny little parking lot is where the pictured sushi restaurant now sits.
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Remembrance of restaurants past - Straight Dope Message Board

Looks like the sushi place bit the dust. In the Google street view the building did look vacant. I guess that also explains the low fence across the parking lot entrance.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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Actually there's nothing wrong with Huntsville: stable economy, no traffic, reasonable housing prices, good schools, lots of engineering jobs. Negatives: no diversity (not a lot of ethnic food for example), some parts are older and dumpy, some parts are nice, nearest big cities are at least two hours away: Birmingham, Nashville, Atlanta. Landscape is very green. But, our parents are in LA and we miss them. My dad is 88 and my mom is 86 and I'm an only child. My wife's parents have cancer. So, with that. it is a big guilt trip. Plus, my kids are my parents only grandkids.

Tell me Huntsville is bad from these photos of here in Hampton Cove. I snapped all these photos myself.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/8980015-post80.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/8979618-post79.html

These are in and around Huntsville:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/6072291-post37.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/5155472-post32.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/4519895-post28.html
Although some southerners may quibble about this, Huntsville is clearly a "back East" type of place, from my Western perspective - within the Great Eastern Forest, geologically part of the Appalachian Geomorhphic Province, east of the Mississippi, radio and TV stations begin with a W, near the Eastern Time Zone's western limit - etc.

Of course, compared with the Rust Belt, Huntsville is heaven on Earth. Newer, richer, better weather, etc. Although not in the midst of the areas we are considering for a strategic pre retirement relo about 10 to 20 years out, I would not completely rule it out.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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How about the Talley facility in Newbury Park at about the top of the grade? It was a landmark with the little rocket revolving (I think) around the globe.
I used to drive past that place and thought it was a toy factory, then later on I even worked for them for a quite a long time ... !!!
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Simi Valley
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This is a good topic to be resurrected

I remember when Moorpark looked like just a run down shanty town, with old shacks for houses lining the road from Simi into Moorpark.

I remember when Thousand Oaks library decided to charge non-TO residents a yearly fee to check out books at the library. I was NOT a happy camper about that, LOL!
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I remember when Thousand Oaks library decided to charge non-TO residents a yearly fee to check out books at the library. I was NOT a happy camper about that, LOL!
Thankfully that never applied to me but I do remember going to the opening of the new library. We were so impressed with what a big modern building it was (at least until the roof started leaking). It was so huge compared to the little building on Wilbur. It was almost scary to go in. It had a certain smell that's hard to describe. A combination of old books and new building I suppose that just made you want to find a seat in a quiet corner and read. I know they handed out balloons on the opening day and I'm pretty sure they handed out oak trees seedlings. The seedlings could have been for another library event near the same time but the tree is still growing in my parents backyard.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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can anyone tell me when the Larwin Square in Simi Valley was built? It's been kind of a fun time trying to recall and bringing up a lot of great memories. thanks for playing along
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Simi Valley
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can anyone tell me when the Larwin Square in Simi Valley was built? It's been kind of a fun time trying to recall and bringing up a lot of great memories. thanks for playing along
Larwin Square, the first large shopping center in Simi, was built in the early 1960's by the Larwin Corporation.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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I moved from Ventura to Nevada in 1991. I have a lot of fond memories of Ventura County. Do any of you remember the old abandoned house to the right of Conejo grade? Also, one thing I have always wondered is when exactly the original (early 70's) Union Bank "skyscraper" was built in Oxnard. I believe it is now called the Topa financial plaza building. I also vividly remember my parents bringing me to the old Esplanade. I really miss that whole area!
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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I remember the Esplanade..would take the bus from Ventura to Oxnard sometimes..and even back then my folks would have been pissed off if they had known I had gone to Oxnard..was supposed to be so high crime even back then..remember Johnny Carson making all the jokes about Oxnard..

and I remember going with my family and/or friends to Golf N Stuff and Skating Plus in Ventura..just got a message on facebook from my sister who is back in town for the holidays..she is taking her daughter there now..

I feel old now, lol.
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