LA96C Nike Missle Site – San Vicente Mountain Park

So what was LA96C? LA96C was one of 16 missile control sites established around Los Angeles during the Cold War. The site was abandoned in 1968 and sold to the city of Los Angeles in 1995. LA96c is now the San Vicente Mountain Park.

IMG_1681The structure was the base of a radar platform.







At 1,950 feet, LA96C occupies one of the highest points in the city. On a clear day you can see from Downtown LA out to the ocean.

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Directions: From the San Fernando Valley, the park is accessible from San Vicente Mountain Park. From the 405 freeway, take Mulholland Drive west 2.7 miles. A ten minute walk on a fire road will bring you to the trail and park entrance.

Address: 17500 Mulholland Drive, Encino

Park Features:



Jewel City Bowl – Glendale California

Almost every Friday for the past 13 years has been spent on the lanes.  Tonight was week 1 of the new bowling season.

IMG_1620 IMG_1627Jewel City Bowl

135 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205


League bowling on most evenings so call in advance for open bowl hours.


26 places to go – SoCal Walking Bucket List, because 26 is better than 25


I’ve just begun so I don’t even know what I don’t know yet. Still, I have a list of places

I want to visit. Some I have been to before most I have not.

So in no important order:

  1. The Nethercutt Collection –
  2. The Queen Mary –
  3. USS Iowa –
  4. LA Zoo –
  5. Old LA Zoo
  6. Traveltown
  7. China Flats Hike – Oak Park
  8. Wildwood Park & Paradise Falls – Thousand Oaks
  9. Grotto Hike – Malibu Canyon
  10. Old Town Camarillo
  11. Heritage Square Oxnard
  12. Ventura County Beachs
  13. La County Beachs
  14. SoCal Missions
  15. California Science Center
  16. Fort MacArthur
  17. Getty Center
  18. Getty Villa
  19. Natural History Museum of LA County
  20. Page Museum – La Brea Tar Pits
  21. Big Bear
  22. Calico Ghost Town
  23. Will Rogers State Historic Park
  24. Historic Route 66
  25. Time Travel Mart – Echo Park
  26. Zzyzx !!!!!!!!!!!

The Commemorative Air Force So Cal Wing

Have you ever driven by something and wonder what or why is that? The Commemorative Air Force So Cal Wing, in Camarillo California, is the why and what of this post. Driving along the 101 you can see a few old World War 2 aircraft and that is a small portion of what is to see.

The Museum has 2 aircraft hangers one being the operating display area and the second is a maintenance and repair/restoration section, in addition to  the aircraft that I had why and what for so many years.





















CAF SoCal Wing
455 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone – (805) 482-0064
Museum hours, 10am to 4pm
Admission is $10.00

Check their website due to the fact that they will close for private functions.