Tuesday, April 30, 2013
If you haven't been following along on the new chapter in the life of this iconic Route 66 hotel, head over to their Facebook page right now and "Like" them.
There's a benefit to this. As they prepare to open the new Mayan Bar & Grill Restaurant, they are having a food tasting this Friday at 12:30 pm. Just email the General Manager Art DeSautels - info and email is on their Facebook page.
BUT, you must "Like" them first.
If you don't get into this tasting, keep checking. They've been holding these on a regular basis.
Posted by Keith at 5:29 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
As of this morning, the fire is about 55 percent contained and the estimate of area burned has been lowered to 125 acres. The firefighters and all involved in fighting this fire did an extraordinary job.
Today's photos are from the east (looking west) to see what was happening behind that front ridge above the Big M. Click on any of the images for a larger version.
An indication of how close the fire came to homes.
A couple of residents heading back with a water dropping helicopter working nearby.
Spotted this firefighter (on the ridge, just left of center in the photo) standing tough against the fire. There are flames on the ridge top to his right and more reaching up from below to his left. The helicopters were dropping water all around.
Helicopters weren't the only aircraft. The airtanker was on hand dropping Phos-Check on the fire.
The airtanker dropping Phos-Check.
The sun was going down but the helicopters kept going as long as they could.
Finally had to call it a day and head back. A job well done.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
L.A. County Fire with a water drop behind the Big M.
A large section of the burned area just west of the Big M.
This is a closer look at the little triangle area that hadn't burned at the bottom of the 2nd image above. You can see several of the firefighters up on the slopes. Not an easy job.
Some of the flames visible on the hillside.
And the L.A. County Fire helicopter coming in again to drop water on the flames.
More photos tomorrow from a different area...
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The last part of those instructions on the side of the Mutt Mitt box could use just three more words. It should read:
Grab It Turn It Toss It In The Trash
Believe me, there are people that follow the current wording literally.
h/t Ed C.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Thanks to everyone for stopping by Gem City Images to have a look at the photos of the Aztec Hotel. There's been more interest in these posts than anything I've posted before. In fact, last Friday set a new one day page view record for the website.
Thanks again, hope you enjoyed the images.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Update: Just kidding! Happy April Fools' Day!
Not the post I was planning on putting up today, but I was driving north on Myrtle towards the freeway when I saw that the depot was gone. I couldn't believe it. The last I heard they didn't yet know how the depot would be used, but I had no idea it was going to be torn down.