Valley Feed and Fuel


14551 Bessemer St. (Photo by Andrew B. Hurvitz) Map 14551 Bessemer On the NE corner of Bessemer and Vesper, here in Van Nuys, there is a steel walled storage warehouse with three pitched roofs. Unmarked with any signs, it seems to have been there many years, and is characteristic of structures that once stood alongside…

Demolition Days.


Across Van Nuys this winter, they are demolishing some large buildings. Prominent among the big, ugly ones now being hacked away and dumped into large containers, is the former Wickes Warehouse Furniture Store on Sepulveda Blvd. north of Oxnard. The white, windowless, concrete structure, which housed perhaps the world’s ugliest collection of overstuffed and ungainly…

The Holdouts.


Not far from my house in Van Nuys, there is an unimproved street without gutters or sewers, where the blacktop was probably laid down 80 years ago, past large parcels where grew walnuts, oranges and figs. On Columbus Avenue, there are perhaps five properties of 20-30,000 square feet each. Most of the houses are rented,…

For photographers and graphic artists, not a pretty picture out there – latimes.com


For photographers and graphic artists, not a pretty picture out there - latimes.com.

Culver City Mazda.


Photo: Here in Van Nuys Very soon, sooner than we might imagine, there will most likely be hundreds of dealerships, all over California, whose vast acreage will be emptied. People are simply not buying or leasing as many cars. Auto companies are not producing. There is a depression in the car industry. What can we…

Can the Rich Make it?


Can the Rich Make it?, originally uploaded by here in van nuys. For the past decade, this domestic scene was unremarkable. An enormous modern home with a three-car garage. Somehow we imagined that this was attainable and desirable. The market goes down and down and nobody know where it will settle. Speculation in stocks and…