The Fork in the Road

Folks, it ain't often that you come up on a literal 18-foot fork in the road, but if you're at the place where Saint John's and Pasadena Avenues split, then you're in luck.

Turns out the fork was made by a fellow named Ken Marshall for his friend Bob Stane's 75th. He installed it guerilla-style without askin' permission, and I must say I admire his gumption. The fork went up on Oct. 31, 2009, but since we don't get over there all that often, we were alerted by Roberta Martinez, who also clued us in to Villa Sombrero restaurant. It's a good place to have a margarita before or after the police museum over on York Blvd. I'm just sayin.' 

It looks like Caltrans and the Pasadena Arts Commission have gotten behind Ken's fork, which is a major victory for spontaneous public art. Now if you're going to go visit this epic utensil, I must caution you to use some sense. Huntington Hospital is close, but they can't fix "dead." Look both ways before you start amblin.'

 

 

 

Villa Sombrero restaurant

(323) 256-9784 · 6101 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

 

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~ by ravenjake on June 5, 2010.

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