Dave Bullock / eecue

photographer, director of engineering: crowdrise, photojournalist, hacker, nerd, geek, human

June Gloom Series: Part 3/6: Vernon

Vernon is a very interesting city. I have written about and photographed it several times over the last few years.

South and slightly East of Downtown Los Angeles, Vernon is a fully industrial city with only a few residents (91 in 200 census). These residences are for the employees of the city. The Mayor of Vernon is the grandson of the founder of the city, according to Wikipedia:

The city held no contested elections from 1980 to 2006 ... most of the municipally owned housing is occupied by city employees, and has regularly voted to cancel elections...

Mayor Leonis C. Malburg is a grandson of one of the founders of the city, leading to frequent allegations of political fiefdom or illiberal democracy.

Currently, the District Attorney's office of Los Angeles County is conducting a criminal investigation into allegations of public corruption by city officials...

Vernon is packed with warehouses, food processing plants, glass and plastic bottle manufacturing, scrapyards, and it's crisscrossed with railroad tracks. I love shooting Vernon. To me, it's beautiful.

Graffiti on Underpass

Abandoned 24 Hour Emergency

Click here to see the "June Gloom Series: Part 3/6: Vernon" photos

You Are Being Watched

AM MEX METAL

Railroad Crossing

Amtrak

Underpass and Vernon Sign

Click here to see the "June Gloom Series: Part 2/6: Los Angeles River Fowl" photos.

Click here to see the "June Gloom Series: Part 1/6: Industrial Graffiti Canvas" photos.

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