January to March 2008
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Bob's Big Boy May Rebuild Johnie's Broiler
02.25-2008 - The Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee (MODCOM) just sent out an action alert that MODCOM, Friends of Johnie's, and The Coalition to Rebuild the Broiler are announcing that Bob's Big Boy is in negotiations to rebuild Johnie's Broiler.
According to the alert, MODCOM receive an official announcement from City of Downey that Bob's and the owner of Johnie's are working to come to terms to rebuild this 1958 landmark.
Your attendance is being requested at a Downey City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 7:30pm
Downey City Hall
11111 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
Here is the action alert from MODCOM. If questions, please contact Adriene Biondo, chair of the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee or call (818)943-6621.
Historic Nevada Downtown Area Damaged by Quake
02.24.2008 - This historic district in Wells, NV was damaged when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck about 11 miles southeast of the town at 7:16 a.m. MST. Fortunately only minor injuries were reported. According the Salt Lake City Tribune, the earthquake damages included two 19th-century brick buildings In downtown Wells, the El Rancho Hotel and the Bullshead. Both had masonry fall away from their facades.
The Las Vegas Review Journal quoted a Nevada official state the damage to the Wells historic area "looks discouraging." A block of historic buildings on Seventh Street suffered significant damage though they are still standing. The article states that the State's cultural preservation program can not be spent on private property, and the Wells buildings are privately owned.
Photos from the pre-quake days coming soon.