Mayor Garbageciti’s Los Angeles


It is probable and likely and arguable that Los Angeles is perhaps the dirtiest large city in the United States. Gilmore near Columbus, Van Nuys, CA. Near LA Fitness, Sepulveda Bl. Van Nuys, CA. New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, Miami: they do not have the amount of illegal dumping, trash, shopping carts of…

Van Nuys at Dusk: July 2, 2018.


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Blight Walk.


The houses are unoccupied, neglected. The parched grass grows high, bottles and cans are everywhere, and their owners are seemingly oblivious to their blighted properties. This is not a slum. This is Columbus Avenue between Hamlin and Kittridge, where some absentee owners have allowed large parcels of land to fall into abuse, or permitted and…

Van Nuys, Tijuana.


North of Victory, along such streets as Langdon and Orion, there are beautiful homes, lovingly maintained, with lush plantings and comely architecture. But out on Sepulveda, between Lemay and Haynes, the meridian that breaks along the west side is like a hellish scene out of Tijuana. There are discarded toilets, papers and plastics, cans and…

Wendy’s: 6181 Sepulveda, Van Nuys, CA


The parking lot at Wendy's (6181 Sepulveda at Erwin) is full of trash. It has been that way for many months. The scene: shopping baskets full of garbage, discarded clothes, fast food containers, and all the litter that a Wendy's can produce. Conversations with the man who cleans the parking lot at Wendy's, along with…

LA Fitness Van Nuys.


  Fast-food wrappers and soda containers litter the parking lot of the LA Fitness on Sepulveda in Van Nuys. For at least five months, discarded lumber, illegally dumped, has lain scattered. ┬áMembers on their way to step class or leaving the gym scarf down burgers, fries and dump their refuse right on the pavement. The…