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June 6th, 2008


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12:26 pm - PONY CROSSING

PONY CROSSING
Originally uploaded by davecobb
I work near the Burbank Equestrian Center, which is surrounded by a few urban city blocks that are equuine-friendly. It's a curious holdover from when most of the San Fernando Valley was ranch land, up until the 1940s.

The horses even get their own crosswalk buttons (up high enough for their riders, of course).

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From:thetarnishedowl
Date:June 6th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
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I was hoping the buttons were at nose height, so the horses could push them themselves.
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From:e_ticket
Date:June 7th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
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Sigh. :)

That would be incredible.
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From:jozjozjoz
Date:June 7th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
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Dave,

Your photo caught my eye in my RSS reader today. I included it in today's Friday Bullets at L.A. Metblogs.

http://la.metblogs.com/2008/06/06/friday-bullets-la-times-tech-blog-pressmans-doppleganger-and-some-horsing-around/
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From:e_ticket
Date:June 7th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
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Awesome! Thanks! :)
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From:kpsfh
Date:June 9th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)

Ranches and Farms

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Since I now work for the county's Agricultural Commissioner, I know enough to tell you that up into the mid-1950s or so, Los Angeles County was THE top agriculture county in the entire U.S. San Fernando Valley was full of groves, and there used to be dairy farms all over the county. Just consider Cerritos, which used to be "Dairy Valley" or some such name.

Now, the biggest crop in the county is... nursery stock (well, the biggest crop you don't get arrested for, anyway). But there are still some honest-to-goodness rows-of-fruit-trees farms in the county.

Disclaimer: I'm not speaking for the Ag Commissioner as I write this... just myself. Duh.
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From:cinka
Date:June 10th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
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Random. Horses on the street? What will they think of next?

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