World’s most wanted Nazi finally found and arrested at age 97

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The worlds most wanted Nazi who sent thousands of Jews to torture camps during World War II has been finally arrested in Hungary’s capital Budapest about seven decades after he committed the crime. He is 97. According to The Sun, the hunt for the Nazi war criminal led police at dawn Wednesday to the flat of Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, who deported 15,700 Jews to Nazi death camps. The man was quizzed before being placed under house arrest facing war crime and torture charges.

On Sunday, the daily had reported how Csatary was living alone in a flat in the Hungarian capital Budapest, among families unaware of his vile past.

Top Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre said: “When you look at a person like this, you should not see an old, frail person but think of a man who, at the height of his physical powers, devoted all his energy to persecuting and murdering innocent men, women and children.

“This is the debt owed to his many victims who were tortured and sent to be murdered at Auschwitz. The passage of time does not diminish the guilt of the killers and old age should not afford protection to the perpetrators of Holocaust crimes.”

Csatary was the chief of an internment camp, in the Slovakian town of Kassa, now Kosice, from where Jews were deported to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps.

He as a “commander” in the Royal Hungarian Police, was present in 1944 when the trains were loaded and sent on their way, say prosecutors. He declined a request by one of the 80 Jews crammed into a wagon to cut holes in the walls to let air in.

Csatary “regularly” used a dog whip against the Jewish detainees “without any special reasons and irrespective of the assaulted peoples sex, age or health condition”.

He fled Europe after the war and was sentenced to death in his absence for the atrocities he carried out.

Csatary resurfaced in Canada where he was living as an art dealer, fleeing 15 years ago before he could be deported after officials twigged his true identity.

Isn’t it crazy that 67 years after the end of WWII we still are finding war criminals? A lot of the Nazi’s fled to south America and other countries and changed their names. Back then they had no way to track birth records and passports and the customs border security was very weak back then. This made it very simple for these people to disappear. I am so glad that the search for these horrible war time criminals has not stopped or lost speed through out the years. Thanks to those who stayed hot on the trail and those who are finding the war time criminals all of which who highly deserve to be punished for their inhumane crimes no matter how old or what physical condition they may be in. It is the only justice that we as the generations that were not affected by the Holocaust can give those who didn’t get the chance to live their lives and raise their families because their lives were taken by those who thought they were larger than life and superior than others. We owe it to the victims to search and seek out these criminals. Otherwise they have died in vein.

Here is the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin Germany. I hope to visit this someday. It looks like itwould be breath taking. I also hope to visit Dachau, another death camp, my grandfather was in the 9th Army Division which liberated it from the Germans in 1945.

“As the Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel warned years ago, to forget a holocaust is to kill twice.”
― Iris Chang, Author of  “The Rape of Nanking”

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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.

Fighting online piracy is important. The most effective way to shut down pirate websites is through targeted legislation that cuts off their funding. There’s no need to make American social networks, blogs and search engines censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S. jobs.

Too much is at stake – please vote NO on PIPA and SOPA.

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The December to Remember: Ancestry.com allows users to search Military Records for free Until December 7th

This is the 5th installment of articles regarding current events that are related to WWII or Pearl Harbor. Today’s article is about a website called Ancestry.com. I am sure you have seen TV commercials trying to convince you to sign up for the website. It is honestly a great way to search for your family history. They have records from the census, military, marriage and death certificates. Ancestry.com is offering free use of a database with 60 million records on U.S. servicemen of World War II to mark the Dec. 7 anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

The Provo, Utah, company says one in five Americans is a direct descendant of a World War II veteran.

One notable database opened for viewing are Navy muster rolls, which consist of more than 33 million records detailing nearly all of the enlisted personnel who served aboard a Navy ship from 1939 to 1949.

Those rolls list the 2,402 servicemen killed in the surprise attack by hundreds of Japanese fighter planes.

The company’s entire World War II collection will be open until Wednesday.

My Grand Father served in WWII and was one of the soldiers in the troops who liberated the Dachau Death camp. I looked him up in their records and came up with this limited information.

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Name: 	Douglas W Johnson
Birth Year: 	1924
Race: 	White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: 	Georgia
State of Residence: 	California
County or City: 	Alameda

Enlistment Date: 	8 Apr 1943
Enlistment State: 	California
Enlistment City: 	San Francisco
Branch: 	No branch assignment
Branch Code: 	No branch assignment
Grade: 	Private
Grade Code: 	Private
Term of Enlistment: 	Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months,
subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: 	Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: 	Civil Life

Education: 	3 years of high school
Civil Occupation: 	Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
Marital Status: 	Single, without dependents
Height: 	63
Weight: 	097

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I also found this document with very limited info on my Uncle, John Angel, who served in WWII in the Guadalcanal Campaign.

Although I did notice that other names in the records had more info. So if you were to search for a family member of yours you may get more info than I did. But it was interesting to know that my Grand Father and I were exactly the same height.  I hope you find information that you can add to your family tree.

Thanks for reading,

Published in: on December 5, 2011 at 3:17 AM  Comments (2)  
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One year older and another trip to Disneyland

So I have offically turned one year older. I am now 26. I was born on November 27, 1984.  I was born 2 months premature. I grew up in a small town called Oroville which is located in Northern California. It was a small town that was born during the gold rush. I grew up with my aunts and uncles all over the age of 50. I didn’t have many kids my age that lived near by. So I believe that the reason why I love everything old, vintage, and retro is because I grew up with people who lived during those times, listened to music that was from those eras. Also one thing that I forgot to mention was that on November 17th marked the one year anniversary of Vividly Vintage. It wasnt until February 12th that I had purchased the http://www.VividlyVintage.com domain. But I officially started the blog on November 17, 2009.

 

On friday the 26th of November I took my parents out to the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco. It is the best place to get prime rib. It literally melts in your mouth. My mom always has a complaint whenever we go to dinner, but oddly enough, she had zero complaints. It was a nice dinner.

I also was planning to go to Disneyland on the Sunday following my birthday. I went with Jeff, my co-worker /close friend, his grandson, and my Girlfriend. We left early Sunday morning at 2 AM. We arrived in Anaheim just about 8AM. We went to Disneyland that morning and used my route that I always use while navigating through the park and it works well like it usually does. Jeff even mentioned  that we rode more rides that day than he has ever ridden in one day. We stayed in the park until 12am that day and then went home to catch up on some sleep until the next morning of which we would visit the Disney California Adventure park.  Jeff was meeting his daughter, son in law, and twin grand daughters. So Michelle and I decided to let them have their family time and we went and did our own thing. We had a blast. Even though the park closed early that day we made it to everything that we wanted to see including the World of Color show. It was great. I had visited both Disneyland and CA Adventure just last July 17 (55th anniversary of opening day) and the World of Color show had changed just in that short amount of time. It was a great. They even added a little bit of their newest movie TRON.

We left Anaheim on Tuesday. We had a blast. I love the nostalgia that makes Disneyland so magical. When I walk into Disneyland I feel at home. Whenever I leave, I feel like I am moving away from home. There is an old lamp that is lit at night in the window above the old fire house (Walt Disney’s apartment) that when Walt was in the park he would have the light on to let people know he was in the park. Since his death in 1966 to pay tribute to his presence in the park, they leave the light on as to let everyone know that Walt is still very much alive in the park. So every time I leave the park at night I always look up at the lamp and say good night to Walt. It always brings tears to my eyes when I do that. I know its a little weird but I just get an overwhelming feeling that I get when I do that. It is really amazing that one man could have made such an impact on so many generations. He is most likely the most influential people in history that have touch the largest amount of people through out the generations both during his life and after his death.

 

I got for my birthday 3 photos. 2 of Walt Disney, and one of the Rat pack from the movie Oceans Eleven.

 

I had a blast both on my birthday and also in Disneyland. It was one of the best birthdays I have had in a while. I plan to do something special next year. Maybe go on a cruise or maybe a trip to Hawaii. Don’t forget that tomorrow is Pearl Harbor day. I will have a post about Pearl Harbor tomorrow. Check back tomorrow if you interested in reading it.

 

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Published in: on December 6, 2010 at 7:47 PM  Comments (1)  

One More week of silence

I haven’t been feeling well the last few weeks and just assumed it was the bug that has been going around. Well after taking a few days off of work, I had decided to go to the doctor. She had examined me and had me go down to the injection lab to get blood taken and tests run. As she reviewed my blood test results, she had called me and told me that I had mild inflammation of the liver (which scared the crap out of me because when I looked up “inflamed liver” in google, it had said that the inflammation is the first sign of liver disease). First of all I was surprised because I do not drink all that much, very seldom to be honest.  And I have never done anything that would attribute any type of behavior or activity that would be detrimental to my liver nor any of my organs (Minus my heart, I do eat a lot of meat and greasy foods) Well as she examined the results of my blood test she had concluded that it is a small virus that has found its way to my liver and that the inflammation was so mild that it was nothing to worry about and that the virus will run its course. So as of today at around 4PM this was the first time I actually felt well enough to go onto the internet (outside my cell phone, which is limited in its capabilities)  I still feel under the weather but a lot better than I have in the past few days. I was out for a complete week from work. Which for me is unheard of. I just felt so miserable most days that I slept and watched Tv, eating what I could keep down. I hope none of you get what I had. I just wanted to let you all know that I am alive and well and to let you know that I will be writing articles in the next few days.

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Published in: on November 8, 2010 at 4:35 PM  Comments (1)  

Reno or bust

We are on our way to Reno Nevada for a small vacation. I am in the car posting this via my blackberry. I have been going to Reno since I was very small. I can remember when it was difficult to walk down the street due to the amount of people that were there walking from club to club. I can remember Harolds club. That was my favorite casino because they has a wonderful gun collection, the interior was decorated like a wildwest saloon, and they had kept a lot of the old machines instead of upgrading to the new video slots. Next to Harolds club was the Nevada club which was also a neat place. I always remember Harley Davidson motorcycles being at the entrance with a sign that read “WIN ME!”. In the back of the club there was a diner-Ish cafe called the “bombshell cafe” or something like that. It was outfitted with an old bomb and old wwii advertisements for war bonds, enlistments, and bombshell girls. I am sure there was more but I was maybe 6 years old when I was there and interested in looking at all the details. I was 11 when they closed the doors of both harolds and Nevada club. I was very sad to see that part of Reno history disappearing. I still miss it. Reno has changed completely from what it once was when itwas growing up. Some of the large casinos were still open, the comstock, flamingo (the sister resort in Las Vegas was formerly owned by gangster Bugsy Siegal) the horseshoe, golden nugget, and eddies fabulous 50’s. Many great establishments gone into history. So now I go to visit and attempt to relive and remember the magic and majesty of Reno’s past. If you are ever near Reno you should drop in and take a drive down the strip and toss a few dollars into the machines.

Here are a few photos of old Reno in it’s prime. Along with a few newer photos of Reno.

Thanks for reading,

Skrach

Published in: on August 8, 2010 at 11:36 PM  Leave a Comment  

Happy Independence Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July. May bbq’s, fireworks, and the red white and blue paper plates  and dixie cups be plentiful and never half empty. Just remember and respect the history of our independence. With out it you might be drinking english tea and eating fish and chips…  oh wait we do that still…  I am proud to be an American, and all of the citizens, immigrants and even the illegal’s should ALL take a minute to really take a look at their freedom and to be thankful for what great opportunities that lay in front of them here in the USA. Even with this recession, it’s a great day for America!

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R.I.P. Baby Girl 1994-2010

Baby and my Uncle Larry

I know my blogs are usually happy and positive but unfortunately today our wonderful dog “Baby” had to be put to sleep today due to an large amount of internal bleeding from her nose. She was about 16 years old.  For the duration of her stay with us at my house she has had a lot of “old dog” problems including getting up and laying down. She would wake me up around 3 AM to let her out by whining until I woke up. She only pee’d in the house once that I know of, all of the other times she waited till I woke up. We gave her glucosimine tablets and that seemed to help with her getting up and down  although she would take her time getting up and laying down. She also had minor hip displaysia (if i spelled that right). Last night she has a bad bloody nose where she lost a lot of blood. We thought it was done bleeding, but through the night continued to bleed. We knew it was only a matter of time that she would lose more blood than her body could handle.  She was a chow, although she was huge for a chow about the same size as a German shepherd. She was one of the best dogs that you could of ever had. Most people say that chows are aggressive but Baby was as timid as a puppy. But she had a bark that would detour you from getting near our house if you didn’t know about her timidness. But was always happy to see you. She started life as my Grandmother’s dog, my Uncle Larry raised her and trained her well. After my Grandmother passed away my Uncle Larry took care of her (although it was him taking care of her mostly anyways lol)  When he got sick and then had passed away, we brought her into my house. Of which she lived for about 3 or so years up until today when she was put down. I always have gone to ALL of our dogs last days when they had to be put down. I have always felt that I wanted to make sure that they knew I was there till the end. Unfortunately I didn’t get to go with Baby to her’s. My dad had taken her in without telling me when he was going to and had it done. So I was unable to say goodbye. Although I am certain she knows I love her and would of been there if I could have. She was 16 years old, which is 112 in dog years. She will be missed although I know she is in good hands being taken care of by my Uncle Larry and Grandmother. I love you and I will miss you Baby girl…  I will see you when it’s my time to go…  untill then you will forever be in my heart. I love you, tell everyone that I love and miss them when you see them up in the great beyond… Goodbye my Baby girl.

Published in: on June 30, 2010 at 11:40 AM  Comments (1)  

Retro Retailer #11

Today’s post is the Eleventh of the series of establishments for my List of Retro Retailer’s.

To view more Retro retailers on my list, please click here: Retro Retailers list

What is a Retro Retailer? A “Retro Retailer” is either an online store or actual store that sells vintage, retro, dated, evocative, in period style, nostalgic, old world, old-fashioned, out-of-date, passe, or period specific merchandise that is either new, original, or old. If you are looking for retro items to spice up your kitchen, office, or wardrobe, this list will help you in finding the item you are looking for and also few items you can’t live without. These stores are not listed in any particular order. If I have not done a personal review of the business listed below I have not done business with them, so please buy at your own risk. Please let me know if you have any issues with anyone listed. I will take immediate action and delete them off the list. (if you have any stores you want to recommend or if you would like me to look at your business please contact me and let me know. You can email me at Skrach@VividlyVintage.com)

In the “about us” section of their site it reads:

From the sweet smell of “made from scratch” caramel popcorn, to the seemingly endless display of glass penny candy jars, there is alot for your senses to take in.

Hundreds of varieties of nostalgic candy fill the barrels, baskets, and candy jars throughout the store. In addition to the mouthwatering sweets, we also offer several different styles of homemade fudge. Old fashioned glass bottled drinks including RC Cola, Dr. Pepper, Coca Cola, and all the varieties of Frostie brand Root Beers and Sodas are also available.

All this is only for openers. The true headliner of our store is the popcorn. Shoppers can sample any of the 45 different flavors of popcorn that we make right here in the store. We provide a wide variety of popcorn flavors from savory and candied to caramels and chocolate covered sensations. We use only the finest ingredients such as real cheese, real butter, real vanilla and the finest Imperial sugars.

Momandpopcorn.com offers our shoppers a convenient, quick and easy way to shop our store online.

Whether you need one gift for that special someone or several gifts for your clients or corporate events – we can help you create unique gift boxes or gift tins for any occasion.

Our customer service is second to none. Give us a call or come in. We would love to meet you.

Sincerely,

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Quick note: They seem to be having issues with some areas of the site.

Their website is really reflective of the bygone era and makes you feel you have instantly been transported into a road side “mom and pop” shop store that is on the side of Route 66. They have 3 sections of items that they sell.

  • Popcorn

“We offer our delicious popcorn by the bag or as fun to eat popcorn balls. Our popcorn is made fresh daily and you can select from 48 different flavors ranging from Pizza to Caramel Espresso to the very popular White Chocolate flavor and then pick what size to order, from the Mini to the Large Bag. It’s quick and easy to order and even more fun to eat. Start below by Selecting a Flavor and proceed through the steps until you finally add to your basket and purchase your order.”

They have an interesting ordering process where you select your desired flavor:

Their flavors include:

Other than original (Buttery) they have:

1. Savory

  • Pizza
  • Sour cream and chives
  • Tomato basil
  • Barbecue
  • Buffalo wing
  • Dill pickle
  • Jalapeno
  • Loaded Potato
  • Salt and vinegar
  • Ranch

And much more

2. Caramel

  • Caramel
  • Caramel espresso
  • Chicago style (Classic Caramel and Cheese popcorn mixed together. Made famous in Chicago!)
  • Hot Chihuahua (Not for the meek. Our hottest popcorn. Starts out sweet then has a BITE!)
  • Kettle corn

And much more

3. Candied

  • Banana
  • Blue raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Cinnamon
  • Confetti
  • Grape
  • Green apple
  • Orange
  • Pina Colada
  • Watermelon

And much more…

4. Caramel/Nuts

  • Caramel cashew
  • Caramel peanut
  • Caramel Pecan

5. Specialty

  • Chocolate
  • White chocolate
  • Peanut butter
  • “Texas Bumpy Road” (Chocolate covered caramel pecan popcorn, mixed with marshmallows and drizzled in white chocolate)

select the size:

quantity, and then it takes you to check out.

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  • Candy

This section has old fashioned candy ranging from Abba-Zaba’s to Salt water taffy.

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  • Gift Items

They have special gift tins, pails, gift boxes, lunch boxes, holiday items and fun items (like geek eye glasses).

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So if you are looking for the perfect for that retro-ist in your family, friends, or co-workers this may be the exact gift you need. Popcorn and candy has been in our lives longer than the automobile.

I absolutely love the design and attention of detail in this site. It really gave me an instant thought of route 66 even before I seen the sign at the bottom of the page.  Anyone want to buy me some popcorn???

Mom & Popcorn.com has a blog as well. You can check their blog out by going to: http://www.momandpopcorn.com/blog/

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To view more Retro retailers on my list, please click here: Retro Retailers list

Bobs Big Boy honored with Conservancy Award

Bob's Big Boy, Burbank

The new Bob’s Big Boy has been honored with the President’s Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy, a prestigious award that confirms the restaurant’s triumphant comeback after it was decimated in an illegal demolition three years ago.

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Originally known as Harvey’s Broiler before changing its name to Johnie’s Broiler in 1968, the diner was “widely considered the best remaining example of 1950s Googie drive-in architecture” in Southern California, the Conservancy said in a statement. “Designed by architect Paul B. Clayton, the combination coffee shop, restaurant and drive-in sported exuberant Googie features, including a 65-foot-long sign that shone like a beacon on popular Firestone Boulevard.

“The Broiler soon became the hub of Southern California’s booming 1950s cruising culture.”

The restaurant closed on New Year’s Eve 2001 and housed a used car dealership for several years. And fell into disrepair:

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Attempts to redevelop the property into a strip mall were denied by the city but bulldozers illegally razed most of the property in January 2007.

While police and officials were doing investigations, fans of the googie styled local landmark sent in letters and responces to let the local authorities know how the public felt about the structure and their thoughts about the unfortunate demolition of the building.. here are a few letters that have now been posted on   http://www.johniesbroiler.com :

Hello,My name is Shannon Lopez and I wanted to share my story of “Johnies Broiler”. I am 32 years old and now residing in Corona, CA. but Downey, CA. is my hometown, I was born & raised there, actually lived right off of Old River School Rd.

This morning, seeing this news on TV.. I broke down! It hit me SO hard as “Johnie’s” holds ALOT of meaning to me. Iv’e spent TOO many days & nights there with my daddy, at LEAST a hundred times, as I was growing up. My daddy & I use to go there faithfully… together weekly when they had the Harvey’s Cruise nights in the 80’s. My dad had oldies cars and would take them up there every week. That was mine & my daddy’s biggest place of memories, not to mention the film crew for the movie “License To Drive” used my dad & his 57 Ford convertable in one of the drive in scenes. So we spent a couple days/nights there while they shot those scenes.

I SO hope they will rebuild it and help the sorrow & pain that many people are now feeling from this horrible demolition. I am completely heartbroken.

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I’m David from Whittier. I have beautiful memories of this place. My sister and I were amused at how during the “energy crisis” in the 70’s when you couldn’t even have Christmas lights on your house, this coffee shop would glow like Las Vegas! Great food, very friendly employees. They would play K-Earth oldies over the ceiling. It was sad enough to have the place close. I went back once to look and couldn’t handle visiting again. This is tragic. Who wants to pay the $3000 a month light bill? LOL! Great to see such quick action on this genuine landmark!

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Hello,I have fond memories of Johnie’s Broiler. When I was a kid my dad and I would go there every Wednesday for the Car Shows. It was the highlight of the week for me. We would drive our old 1956 Ford into the driveway and drive by the other cars so slow so they would look at our car and we got the chance to look at theirs. My dad and I would show off and all the other cruisers would stare. I hope the owner rebuilds Johnie’s. It is such a shame what happened. I was looking forward to taking my children there to share my memories with them of the good fun we had a Johnie’s.

Thank you,

Morgan Johnson

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I am an immigrant from German who came to Los Angeles in January 1999. Since then I am trying to visit and find all the little hidden treasure of L.A. and there are still so many! Unfortunately I never made it to see JOHNNIES BOILER – and sadly now I never will be able to see the original.First THE AMBASSADOR now JOHNNIES BOILER , I have no idea what has been destroyed before and don’t know what will come after this criminal act of destroying a piece of American heritage!

I am sure greed has played a role in this act and the plan will hopefully backfire to those who are responsible for this and I certainly think people in every country should be more aware of preserving their history. Trips to Good Old Europe might be fun, see old castles etc. but if you don’t pay attention to what happened in front of your doorsteps, not even your own children will be able to see where you have been growing up.

I hope that JOHNNIES BOILER will be rebuild but then it will be just a replica while there was a chance to preserve the original.

So I agree with: Wake up America! Your living history is disappearing!

Good luck and Thank you to everybody who is helping to keep the history alive!

Yvonne P. Behrens

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Police stopped the illegal demolition but the historic building had already been mostly destroyed. The only pieces remaining were a portion of the front façade and the “Johnie’s Broiler” signage.

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In 2008, Bob’s Big Boy franchise operator Jim Louder agreed to rebuild the Broiler into a Bob’s Big Boy. The city of Downey paid $900,000 to enter into an “Owner Participation Agreement” with Louder that gave the city control of the property’s historical architecture, including the towering “fat boy” sign, front façade and car hop.

“The task was extraordinary,” the Conservancy said. “Take a historic site that had been largely destroyed and had weathered the elements for nearly two years and reconstruct it to meet current building codes and business requirements while retaining its historic character.”

Louder and his team collaborated with the Conservancy and city officials to reconstruct the Broiler using preservation standards and original blueprints, mindful that the restaurant needed to remain “a viable business and community asset.”

The new Bob’s Big Boy Broiler opened on Oct. 19, 2009, “rising from the ruins to reclaim its place as a great source of pride for Southern California.”

Downey, California by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, Calfornia Harvey's Broiler by The Downey Historical  Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California  Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California  Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California  Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy Broiler by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Now Finished…

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Downey, California Bob's Big Boy by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California Bob's Big Boy by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

Downey, California by The Downey Historical Conservancy.

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Going retro or googie does not mean that you can’t also go green.

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Bobs big boy has been a part of alot of peoples lives:

I love the fact that a building that really would or normally would have been leveled and a starbucks built on top of it what fortunately saved from death. Thanks to Bob’s Big Boy the building was saved and most likely a permanent land mark of Burbank. Jay Leno is a frequenter of the establishment. During car show he brings a different car to each event. The best part about this story is that Bob’s big boy’s name is on the sign, but Harvey’s Broiler is and forever will be the heart and soul of this building. I wish a company would take over the Lorenzo Theater in my town.. I am scared that it might be too late to save it..

Thanks for reading,

Skrach

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