Sunday, September 22, 2013

Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract: Artis' Giant "NEW HOMES" Balloon Goes Up, Up & Away

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 22, 2013, 12:22 PM.  I got a text from a Corralitas neighbor: "THE ARTIS BALL IS FLOATING AWAY. GO LOOK HURRY!"  I grabbed my camera just in time to see the giant yellow "NEW HOMES" balloon floating up the 2 Freeway corridor toward Glendale.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

I hope it didn't come down in the middle of traffic somewhere, or on top of someone's roof.  There's a reason we need controls over outdoor advertising. 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 8, 2013.  When a neighbor called saying the balloon was entangled in the powerlines going onto the developer's property, I immediately reported it to the developer who in turn notified the contractor who puts up the balloon every weekend.  It was taken down later that day. 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 24, 2013.  This was not some birthday party balloon.  It had to be at least a 25' diameter, helium balloon that's spent every weekend for the past 6 months or so, advertising the Semi Tropic Hell controversial Artis 15-home small lot subdivision in the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract. 

Some neighbors cheered as they watched the balloon float away.