Sixty years ago, when Western Avenue was scraped through the dry hills toward San Pedro, some civic pashas wanted to celebrate the coming thoroughfare with bunting and ballyhoo.
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ByLos Angeles was creeping south toward San Pedro. Its flat roofs were very up-to-date in ; now, Spriggs said, they need patching.
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The seafaring town is a military town too; south on Western, a military housing project from the Korean War era still thrives, a neighborhood of mostly chief petty officers and families, said a Navy spokesman.
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It was just Virginia Beach independent erotic massage placid and rural farther south where dairy farmer Walter Lochmann sent his black and white Holsteins out to pasture every morning untilwhen they were sold, and the land they grazed later disappeared beneath a racquet club and condos.
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The Swiss-born Lochmann, now 71, made his buttermilk and cream and chocolate milk right there, and the people who once bought from his drive-up dairy still Tantric massage in Miami USA him in the street to reminisce about his eggnog.
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When Streeter built his animal hospital then, its terrazzo floors and Palos Verdes stone facade were the latest de marvel. Word spread among South Bay rock hounds, and, driving by one night, Ostrem found them chipping out the fossil by the light of their car headlights. By December,several shops, including an ice-cream store and a gas station, were in business, Jaco West Haven sex Late night hookups San Pedro Cruising for sex with Carol City time the first shopping plaza, with a Late night hookups San Pedro store and a drugstore, were planned a few years later, Western looked so promising that the local retail clerks union guaranteed five years of labor peace if the shops went in, Ostrem said.
Louise Ruggiero was a Western Avenue pioneer. Where it once stood is a condominium complex.
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Many of the slopes around it, bare Late night hookups San Pedro decades ago, are now houses. The 15 sisters declined the offer of the football field. Now, from the enviable hilltop the vistas of harbor and sea are open on three sides. Sumi Late night hookups San Pedro Seki, whose father had farmed at White Point, the tip of Western, since leasing the land from Roman Sepulveda inwas walking home from school in early when, along a stretch of Western Avenue, she saw a dozen black cars, and in them, men in snap-brim fedoras: FBI agents, rounding up Japanese-Americans for internment USA gates Apple Valley UT. Paul Bunker, a one-time coastal artilleryman and a hero of the battle of Corregidor, who died in a Japanese prison camp.
Later, during Late night hookups San Pedro Cold War, the same property became a Nike missile site, an elaborate underground complex with foot-long Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules missiles. With detente, the Army gave the land to the city in Ken Gold hand massage Hemet, head of the Isaak Walton League, agrees: It is a crucial layover spot for migratory birds and home to many others being squeezed out by coastal building.
The city has offered the Air Force a chunk of inland Bogdanovich Park, a handful of yards away, instead of White Point, but the Air Force has not replied. Late night hookups San Pedro now, Western ends as it begins: in rugged wilderness, this one a wilderness of water.
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The foundations of the saltwater swimming pool are still discernible in the sand, a relic of the s, when wealthy Japanese took the waters--including a warm sulfur springs--at the point.
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Insome wealthy Anglos founded Royal Palms, a lavish Spanish-style resort and private golf course on acres Late night hookups San Pedro of the spa. All that is left is the gate house, with its octagonal living room, cherry-wood beams and field-stone fireplaces and walkways.
Local storytellers hold that a man committed suicide there because of stock market losses, that a Pasadena family named Jones once bought it, then sold it quickly because it was too isolated, even that it changed ownership during a poker game.
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