Visit haunted hotels, meet unusual people, dine amongst the spirits, hear old campfire tales and peruse old historic landmarks. Located in the parking lot of a mini mall at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard is an art installation called Vermonica, named by joining the two street names.
The art installation was only suppose to be temporary since Klein originally borrowed the lights from a light yard located not far away on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Vermonica was installed about fifteen years before Urban Light, another art installation located outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard. Like trees all planted in nice neat rows, a forest of 202 street lights can be explored outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard.
Chris Burden, the artist, began collecting the street lamps in December 2000, purchasing the first two at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Urban Light has appeared in at least a few movies including "No Strings Attached" and "Valentine's Day", a commercial, a Tori Amos music video, and even in some television shows. Rumored to have once been a Volkswagen repair shop, then Hole in the Wall Welding, the Spider Bug has been there for decades. Gravity Hills are locations at the base of a slope or hill where supposedly if you park your car and leave it in neutral it will somehow roll up the slope of the nearby hill. Scientific reasoning often explains this as an optical illusion which makes it appear as if you are rolling up hill.
Eventually, we plan on checking out some of these and seeing if our car does indeed roll uphill, but for now, since we had so many inquiries, we decided to put up this stub of a page to handle the requests.
Altadena Gravity HillDirections to the supposed Altadena Gravity Hill: From Highway 210 in Pasadena, head north on Lake Avenue.
Antioch Gravity HillApparently this gravity hill is a result of children who died on the scene.
The Gravity Hill can be found on Empire Mine Road not too far from the Black Diamond Mines. Note, the Charman Bridge in Ojai also is rumored to have had a school bus go over it, this one back in the 30s or 40s. Brentwood Gravity HillThe Brentwood Gravity Hill is the classic urban legend of a bus filled with children in the fifties skidding off a road into water and all the children drowning. Cabazon Gravity HillRumor has it that on Morongo Indian Reservation there exists a road where if you park your car at the bottom of the hill it will roll up it. Corona Gravity HillThe gravity hill in Corona involves a distraught young girl driving recklessly down Lichau Road after her boyfriend broke up with her. Jamul Gravity HillJamul is a San Diego suburb where a gravity hill exists on a set of train tracks. La Jolla Gravity HillSupposedly located on West Muirlands Drive between Nautilus and Fay Streets.
Livermore Gravity HillMile Marker 157 on Patterson Pass Road in Livermore is the location of yet another Gravity Hill. If the ghosts of children or teenage lovers isn't enough for you, the ghosts of angry naked football players lurk around a tree near Gravity Hill. Although there could be as many as two gravity hills in Moorpark with a possible other hill located on Happy Camp Road.
Placer CountyOn Highway 20 between Truckee and Nevada City, approximately four miles west of the Interstate 80 junction and 80 miles east of Sacramento, exists Placer County's so called Magnetic Hill. Santa Paula Gravity HillThe Santa Paula Gravity Hill is located on Toland Road off of Highway 126 between Valencia and Ventura.
Sonoma Gravity HillThis Gravity Hill was created by a bus full of children hit a dip, lost control and went off a nearby cliff killing everyone.
SylmarThe supposed approximate address of the gravity hill is 12772 Kagel Canyon Road, not too far from Lopez Canyon. Taft Gravity HillAccording to one of our commentators, there is a Gravity Hill between Taft and the small town of Fellows out by Route 33. Whittier Gravity HillThis gravity hill is rumored to be in a cemetery called Rose Hills located in Whittier, California (down in the Los Angeles area) on Workman Mill Road, near Rio Hondo Community College and the interchange of the 605 and 60 freeways. Whittier also has Turnbull Canyon Road which is suppose to be full of Satanic cults, UFO sightings, and a gravity hill! International Fiberglass is perhaps best known here as the company that made the Muffler Men that stand guard on our highways, but they also built other fiberglass statues such as the well known Sinclair Dinosaurs and the less known, but oh so awesome, giant rooster like this one in Los Angeles! International Fiberglass specifically targeted chicken restaurants for the big birds, and advertised them as "Something to Crow About . Originally, I thought there were only four of these massive birds in California (one in the hills near Jackson, one in someone's side yard in Lockeford, and only one on top of a building in Los Angeles). On Route 1 in Mendocino County in the small town of Gualala is the Gualala Nursery and Trading Company and it is filled with giant metal dinosaurs! Superior Poultry in the Chinatown portion of Los Angeles on North Broadway plays host to a giant rooster on top of its chicken store. LA Fresh Poultry in Los Angeles on North Virgil plays host to a giant rooster on top of its chicken store. Nestled on the corner of Walden and Carmelita in Beverly Hills, sits The Witch's House, more formally known as The Spadena House.
It was relocated to Beverly Hills in either 1926 or 1934, and since then has been the subject of many urban legends including: a story stating that it was built for a movie version of Hansel and Gretel, a story stating that it was built by a Snow White and the Seven Dwarves fanatic, and a story that states the owner use to dress up like a witch on Halloween to give out candy (which is highly possible and rumored to be the source of the house's name). A few years ago, the house underwent major restoration as the current owner named Michael Libow is trying to preserve the whimsical structure.
The house has also made a cameo appearance in the movie, Clueless, starring Alicia Silverstone. So you're cruising down Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood and as you come up to the intersection with Burbank Boulevard, there he is, standing thirty two feet tall, grinning evilly down at you, scaring the pants off of you! The maniacally grinning, has X's for eyes clown proudly stands on the corner bearing a large drum with the liquor store's name emblazoned on it. The liquor store is called Circus Liquor and it proudly boasts 750 types of beer, 1000 types of spirits, and am impressive selection of kegs! The clown and liquor store are also something of a movie celebrity having appeared in a few movies and music videos. So if you suffer from coulrophobia and thus are deathly afraid of evil clowns, perhaps you should get your alcohol from some other liquor store than Circus Liquor. Rumored to once have been potentially a Jerky Shop, more recently it was reported by my friend, Eric, that it is was a lemonade stand the last time he passed by.
Nicknamed the "Land of Four Seasons", Tehachapi is on Highway 58 between Bakersfield and the Mojave.
Most of the carved trees and stumps that make up Tehachapi's Avenue of Faces are either in the city park: Philip Marx Central Park or in the streets nearby the City Park, although carvings and faces occasionally appear throughout town.


The carvings are the work of local artist, Kent Holmgren, who has been carving wood for over twenty years, using chain saws to make his art pieces.
Sadly in August 2015, the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District had the carvings at both the city park and at Brite Lake suddenly removed. Tehachapi also has excellent winds for gliding, a large turbine wind farm, as well as alpaca and ostrich farms. In November 2015, the stairs were dismantled, stripped off the concrete core that rises up out of the beach. Due to cliffs on either side, there is no way to get to the beach below unless you swim (not recommended) or take a kayak. Located right in the downtown area of Riverside, taking over almost an entire block, is Tio's Tacos, and visiting it will simply amaze you. Additionally one can find appliances turned into artwork, bicycles cemented into the pavement, a strange tee pee structure, assorted signs, a bunch of Barbie dolls, and even some robots. So stop on by Tio's Tacos, get some food, relax on the patio, and take in the amazing works of folk art! In 1960, Harold and Ted Haserjian founded a carpet business in Santa Clarita, California called Carpeteria. Evoking images of magical flying carpets, the Carpeteria Genie was a twenty foot tall genie, looking like he came right out of a magical lamp ready to grant wishes to the carpet buyers entering the store below his feet. In 1960, Harold and Ted Haserjian founded a carpet business in Santa Clarita called Carpeteria. Although it could use a paint job, the North Hollywood Carpeteria Genie is located on Laurel Canyon Boulevard and is still standing over a carpet store called L&S Carpet.
On May 23rd, 1934, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana a posse of two Louisiana officers combined with four Texas officers ambushed and gunned down Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
At 9:15 am the officers ambushed the couple, unloading their automatic rifles then moving onto their shotguns, and finally their pistols, emptying all their weapons into the car.
The curious soon descended on the scene as a crowd began trying to take "collectibles" from the car and bodies. The Ford V8, now horribly bullet riddled and blood splattered, was towed away into history. It's original owner, Ruth Warren, who had had it stolen out of her driveway by the criminal couple, sold the car for $3,500. Today, there have been no less than seven fake Bonnie and Clyde death cars put on display throughout America. The REAL Bonnie and Clyde Death Car is on display in Primm, Nevada at Whiskey Pete's Hotel and Casino owned by Primm Valley Resorts.
Dutch Schultz had a special 1931 Lincoln made for him with lead filled doors and inch thick glass in order to make the car bullet proof.
Whiskey Pete's is located just across the California state border in Nevada on Interstate 15.
Unfortunately in 1945, he was hit by one of the trains (supposedly the 5:15 train) and the workers at the depot pooled their money to buy him a grave marker, burying him originally under a tree in the park. The grave marker is located in the parking lot on the right side of the building to the left of the door on that side of the building. Barstow Station is built to look like a fake train station, complete with multiple train cars, a caboose, and even a water tower. The station was conceived and built by Fred Rosenberg who somehow acquired a McDonalds in the 1960s, then out in the middle of nowhere on your way to Las Vegas. If you believe some of the legends, Fred might have actually won the McDonalds in a card game from Ray Krock, the businessman responsible for turning McDonalds into the fast food juggernaut it is today.
Up above the town of Norco, on one of the hills of Norco Ridge, watching over the town below, is the Pumpkin Rock.
Pumpkin Rock is probably about 15 feet tall in height, painted all orange and currently sporting a Jack Skellington like face. In the past, parts of the rock have been massively covered in graffiti, but currently thanks to some recent repainting, there's only a little near the very bottom and on the back of the rock, although other rocks nearby have quite a bit of graffiti on them. When we went, we parked on Vandermolen Drive where it makes a 90 degree curve, entering a trail near 3402 Vandermolen Drive.
If you get on the Iron Horse Trail that runs behind the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center and take the trail north for approximately a quarter of a mile, there on your left, behind a wrought iron fence and gate will be what is often called the Alamo Menagerie. The Alamo Menagerie consists of a variety of statues, most probably fiberglass, set up in interesting scenes and on display for those on the trail to see.
There they sit in someone's back yard clearly visible for passers by on the Iron Horse Trail in the town of Alamo.
The menagerie can be found by parking at the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center, and walking the trail about a quarter of a mile.
Originally built in 1906 and called the Pereira Octagon Barn, this structure was built as part of an actual working dairy. The barn is 78 feet wide and 45 feet tall, which includes the ten foot tall octagonal cupola on top. On the 1950s the barn no longer operated as part of a dairy, and was now used to store feed and equipment for a cattle operation.
It is one of only two octagon barns in the state of California, with the other in the Northern California town of Windsor. Large giants standing 18 to 25 feet tall litter the highways of America, several scattered throughout California.
The conversion of the Muffler Man from burger holding soda jerk to La Salsa Man was performed by artist Bob "Daddy O" Wade in 1988. International Fiberglass is perhaps best known here as the company that made the Muffler Men that stand guard on our highways, but they also built other fiberglass statues such as the well known Sinclair Dinosaurs and the less known, but oh so awesome, giant rooster like this one in San Pedro! There are easily at least 30 of these birds lurking in California, including a full on infestation in the Los Angeles area with eleven in the county alone! International Fiberglass is perhaps best known here as the company that made the Muffler Men that stand guard on our highways, but they also built other fiberglass statues such as the well known Sinclair Dinosaurs and the less known, but oh so awesome, giant rooster like this one in La Puente! There are easily at least 30 of these birds lurking in California, including a full on infestation in the Los Angeles area! I started by making a 9x13 cake, frosting it blue for water and even added some Goldfish crackers. For this pirate cake I got most of my ideas from this website, I used a 13x9 pan for the water and then a large loaf pan for the ship.
I iced the rectangle cake blue for the water and then I carved the loaf cake in the front and back a tiny bit to give it sort of a ship shape. I placed a little pirate figure in between the two pirate cakes sails, and put a few Reeses bites to resemble cannons.


To make life easy I bought some ready prepared brown icing, which I rolled out and covered the ship all over. This just goes to show that you can make interesting pirate cakes even with no experience in cake making or fancy icing! My husband made the sail of the pirate cake just by using cake dowels and rolled up pieces of cloth tied to the dowels.
I used the piertos cookies to edge the ship, whoppers as the cannon balls, pirate men that I purchased from a party supply store, a rice krispie treat that I cut into fours as a TNT case, black candles that were aligned into the side of the cake as the cannons, and then dyed the coconut blue for the water. Here is a really cool pirate cake; I went on the Internet and found some ideas on different cakes and came up with this version. For the pirate cake I used a 10-inch spring form cheesecake pan and cut it in half, wrapped it in wrap and put in freezer for a little while to firm up. The pirate cake islands were cupcakes with blue painted frosting on the sides and brown sugar on the top for sand, I stuck a pretzel stick on the top and made leaves for the trees out of construction paper. When we delivered the pirate cake, the ride was really bumpy and the pirate cake started to fall apart. This pirate cake was fun to make and turned out really cool, I got a lot of comments on it. Don’t forget that the most important part of a sensory bin is just letting them play.
If I could have found where the girls put my gems I would have put them in, but I could not find them before the post. I will be meeting my adopted son this Christmas and i would love love love to take him there. Supposedly if you take out a carpenter's level, it will actually prove that you are indeed rolling downhill.
Two right turns after Rinaldi Street the road will appear to crest and run downhill into a another hill ahead. To get to this Gravity Hill go down East Cotati Avenue towards Petaluma Hill Road (or take Rohnert Park Expressway east to Petaluma Hill Road). But as it turns out there are easily at least 30 of these birds lurking in California, including a full on infestation in the Los Angeles area! There are no less than five that can be seen from the road, plus additional dinosaurs inside the shop, as well as other metal non dinosaurs. It's your standard white bird, with the typical paint job of so many other Giant Roosters in the city. Horse statues, horse murals, horse decorations, horse trails, and all things pertaining to horses are all over town. I made one a 9x13 and then I made three medium sized loaf pan cakes (you only need one but the box makes three, so I made them in case of goofups).
I also found that it works better if you use the whipped icing because it's much softer and spreads smoother without causing the cake to break up. I made my own sails with cardstock and I wrote 'Happy birthday Donny' on one set and then printed some pictures from the Internet to use for the other sail. I used candy fish to give some color and we used a toy treasure chest and pushed it slightly into the pirate cakes water as if it was sinking treasure. Cut cakes in half, and stack on top of one another with frosting in between each layer, flat sides all lined up.
I used those round Pirouline cookies on the top, heath bar balls for cannon balls, gold Rolos for treasure and waffleten for cannons. I am not exactly sure of the recipe as I have lost it and it was given to me by my sister in law. I used my sons' little pirate figures, Rolos for the pirate cake cannons, caramel balls for the cannon balls, root beer barrel candy, treasure chocolates and peppermint sticks to decorate the edges of the pirate cake.
I was really upset, but when fixed again people told me it looked like a cannon had hit the pirate cake ship where it was messed up.
Put the two halves together with icing, ice the rest of the ships, and put into the freezer for an hour so the icing will harden. Other things I used were for the Cannon balls - Whoppers, Gold Rollo left in wrapper, and cannons on the side of the ship were Rollo's removed from paper (toothpicks on the back to secure to cake). It is fun to see what they will do and how they adapt play from older sensory bins to the current one. Your child can choose and decorate one of the below designs, as well as place names and thank you notes for all those gifts! It is not uncommon to see people riding horses through town and there are even hitching posts at many of the business in case you wish to take your horse to go shopping instead of your car.
I had seen the pirate ship in a cake book I have but I changed a lot of it to look different.
I sculpted the ends of the cake with a knife and frosted it before placing it on the 9x13 cake. I also put some little stones around the cake for decoration of the table along with balloons. I had printed extra invites, so I used the skull and crossbones part of it for the sails and some plastic pirates from a toy around the house.
I put the pirate cake on a board before decorating, iced the bottom, sprayed it blue to look like the sea, and placed gummy sharks and cupcake islands on the sea of the pirate cake.
The most common species is the metal T-Rex, and he's often found alone, much like a real T-Rex.
The main road in town also has a patriotic theme to it, as the white dotted line separating lanes has a red dash to the left of it and a blue dash to the right. However, there are several high concentration areas of dinosaurs spread throughout California; areas where not one, not two, but often half a dozen or more dinosaurs gather band together to greet roadside travelers. Pepperidge Farm cookies sticks to make edging around the ship and gold chocolate money to decorate as treasure. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls. Mammoths, giant apes, giraffes, tapirs, deer, horses, and even a giant sea serpent all have gotten in on the metal sculpture craze and can often be found with their more common dinosaur friends. You will be facing "downhill," evergreen trees to your left with something that resembles a flood control channel past that, a wall of rock and dirt to your right. Augustine (which also had such artifacts as a leather jacket once worn by James Dean and Jayne Mansfield's death car!).



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