Friday, July 29, 2011

Vintage Mustang Hits Pedestrian in Front of Alex Theater

Today at 2pm a man driving a vintage Ford Mustang hit a woman walking in the marked crosswalk directly in front of The Alex Theatre. The woman had a leg injury but was conscious and her injuries did not appear to be overly severe.

Slow the fuck down and pay attention when you're driving, and be prepared to dive out of the way if you're on foot.

The Mustang

The pedestrian being taken away by ambulance.

The scene in front of The Alex.

Also in view - Don Cuco's Mexican restaurant, which has just closed for good.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

House With Odd Front Porch Mannequins

A friend of mine noticed something odd while biking past this South Glendale house last week. No, it's not the pink flamingos -

It's the creepy mannequins on the front porch! There's one on each side!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Neglected '68 GTO

I spotted this forlorn Pontiac GTO peeking out from an apartment carport in South Glendale. I'm pretty sure it's a '68, and its suffering from four flat tires and a lot of neglect. Damn.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bees At Brand and Wilson!

On Monday a swarm of bees briefly wreaked havoc at southwest corner of Brand and Wilson. I grabbed a quick photo as I ran away. I bumped the contrast on the photo so you can see the bees better when you view the picture large. When I checked back an hour later, they had moved on. Have you seen swarms of bees lately in downtown Glendale?

As a palate cleanser, here is the "Bumblebee" car from Transformers, which was at the Arclight last week.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Two Car Accidents and Some Light Insurance Fraud!

Today kicked off in glorious, only-in-Glendale fashion: with two car accidents and some light insurance fraud!

My colleagues and I heard a car horn on Broadway. We looked outside and witnessed the aftermath of a minor car accident. An Acura TSX wagon had bumped the rear of a Toyota Camry. Both cars stopped in the middle of Broadway, with the TSX's horn stuck and blaring away. As we observed this sad spectacle, a silver Mercedes eyeballing the first accident rear-ended an Audi SUV!

The damaged luxury cars sensibly pulled forward to the other side of Maryland, while the Camry and TSX continued to tie up Broadway. It took ten minutes, two cops and a passerby with a wrench to turn the TSX's horn off. The woman driving the TSX was fine, but the man in the Camry, after initially walking around normally, put on a big show and was taken away in an ambulance; tying up a fire truck, a ton of firefighters, and the ambulance for the better part of a half hour.

A guy involved in the second accident removes the damaged grill of his Mercedes.

As we watched this scene unfold, the perception among my co-workers was that the guy in the Camry was dramatically overplaying the severity of the accident and was hoping for a settlement.

Mr. Wimpypants taken away by a brigade of firefighters and paramedics.

Zero visible damage on Mr. Wimpypants' car!

Friday, July 1, 2011

India's Flavor Restaurant Coming to Downtown Glendale

Montrose's well-regarded Indian restaurant India's Flavor is opening an outpost in downtown Glendale, directly across from The Americana. With an Indian food option, downtown Glendale will now be home to nearly every conceivable variety of ethnic restaurant within three blocks.