It doesn’t seem much of a prediction to say that once the city allowed little psychic signs to proliferate in front of residences in LA, that some more aggressive scammers would erect electric signs on their homes that are as big as those found on commercial buildings.
Now the corner of Peach and Victory, which also is home to lovely Casa Concreta, boasts an enormous electric “PSYCHIC” sign which invites suckers driving along Victory to come in and have their futures predicted.
A phone call to Councilman Tony Cardenas, here in the 6th District, did get returned to me by one Frank Banos who has witnessed this sign himself and considers it appalling. He promised (on Monday, January 23, 2006) to send one of his men out to the property to survey the sign.
In January 2008, I will return to this corner and see what action has been taken, I do predict….the sign will still be here. Forgive my cynicism about our government.
The area known as Midvale Estates, west of Sepulveda, is actually one of Van Nuys’ little gems. Many of the streets have large homes on spacious lots. Commercials are filmed here because of the “All American” look.
But the decay and disorder of our own domestic insurgents is slowly reducing property values and the quality of life in this area. Soon Midvale may go Downscale unless laws and community standards are upheld.