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Photo Challenge: Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood

I am a little late posting for this week’s photo challenge http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/my-neighborhood/ but here it is.   I decided to do this based on my 45 mile commute to work.   It is basically my two neighborhoods traveling from the San Gabriel valley to the other valley, the San Fernando Valley.

All pictures taken with my Iphone and I will start from work to home because in the morning I am always rushing to get to work.

 Photo by crzblue

Chatsworth, CA train station.  My Metrolink train #118 is arriving on time.   Lots of Western movies were filmed in Chatsworth.

Rainbow picture taken from the train thru the window at the Northridge train stop.

Photo by crzblue
As I exit the train at Union Station, I can see the Los Angeles City Hall.  This is where the old Chinatown used to be.

 
Photo by crzblue

Final destination:  El Monte station.  Note the Lions theme at the top.

 
Photo by crzblue

El Monte was the home of the Gay’s lion Farm.  The infamous  MGM lion shown at the beginning of MGM movies made in that era was kept here along with lions in Tarzan movies.  Also one of the lions was also in Charlie Chaplin’s movie “The Circus.”

Funny that I have driven past this intersection numerous times and I have never noticed the bronze statue.  When I found out about it today I missed again and only saw it on my way back.   Thanks to the photo challenge I learned more about my neighborhood.

Baseball related.  Tony Malinosky who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers was a resident of El Monte and attended El Monte High School.  Also Fred Lynn went to El Monte High School.  Both Tony and Fred were born in Illinois.

Thinking Blue for Upcoming Dodger Homestand August 17-22.

Billingsley will close off the four game series with Atlanta.   How odd that the fourth game is on a Monday and that the game will be played at the regular time of 7:10 ET time.    By the time the Dodgers get back it will early Tuesday morning.  

Tuesday

Tuesday it will be Matt Kemp’s bobblehead night. with the Colorado Rockies in town.   

Wenesday

Is Lorena’s birthday!

Andre-Food-Serving-2.jpgAndre Ethier will visit the Union rescue Mission from 11:30 am – 1 pm to serve food and Dodger Dogs to the homeless.  Dodger partner Farmer John’s tailgate truck will provide 500 Dodger Dogs for the people that th mission serves on a daily basis.  This will be Ethier’s third visit to the mission.  

Taking public transportation thru downtown LA, I have noticed the increase in homeless people.   I am glad that Andre, the Dodgers and Farmer John are part of this.

 

 

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Los Angeles native Warren Moon will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

 

Thursday

Ryan Theriot will take kids on a back-to-school shopping spree at the Staples store in El Monte from 11:20 am – 100 pm courtesy of the Dodgers Dream Foundation and Staples.    

Friday

With the Reds in town, Friday is 90′s night.   The first 20,000 fans will receive Andre Ethier posters in honor of the 90′s

Friday is the annual Shirts off Their Backs auction.  All of the Dodgerss’ game-worn, autographed jerseys from the team’s victory over the Yankees on Saturday, June 26 will be auctioned off on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box from 5:10 – 8:45 p.m. Goodie baskets made by Dodger wives that include their husband’s favorite things will also be up for bid.  I’ve bid on a couple of baskets in the past.   Is always very interesting what is included in the baskets.   One of the most elaborate baskets was Grady Little that included a ride on his motorcycle.   Broxton has included a nice handmade wooden box.   Inside the baskets you can find candy, a glove, batting gloves, shirts, movies, certificates, popcorn, spikes, a bat, etc.    

Saturday

The first “Bark in the Park at Dodger Stadium” will take place on Saturday presented by Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.    Fans that purchase an AYCE (All You Can Eat) ticket in the right field pavillion for $25 per human can bring their dog.  I’ve never been to one of these events at other parks but why are the Dogers charging $25 per dog?    

Sunday

Sunday is the usual Viva Los Dodgers Sunday.     

God willing, I’ll try to make it to all the games.   Go Blue! 

 

 

 

photo from the Union Rescue mission.    

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