El Niño, Downtown Los Angeles 1966 - age 3.

El Niño, Downtown Los Angeles 1966 - age 3.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl blowout at the Sunset Junction

Football in the front yard, Pasadena, CA 1916

The most memorable Super Bowl I can recall was the 1979 version with the Los Angeles Rams playing the Pittsburg Steelers at the Rose Bowl. The game was not only memorable for me because it was the first time the Los Angeles Rams went to the Super Bowl, but while we were watching the game at our Silver Lake/Sunet Junction home on the big console Zenith TV, someone pulled up to our next door neighbor’s house in a van and cleaned them out. Both of our homes were packed tightly together with our patio adjacent to the driveway but we did not see or hear a thing. We recall a van being backed up into their driveway during the game but that was about it. They took furniture, the TV, all of their clothes, musical instruments, jewelry and even their pet parakeet, cage and all. The next day we found out that there was a string of break-ins that afternoon in our neighborhood in what would be known as the Not So Super Sunday in the 90027 zip code.
The Final Score that day:

Thieves and Raiders: 56
The Sunset Junction Neighborhood: 0

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