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Neon Eateries Northern California

 

Owl Club
Roseville, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Owl Club in Roseville sports a great roadside sign that looks good both in the day and night. The owl actually looks asleep in the neon shot.

 

 

Pink Elephant
Monte Rio, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Pink Elephant is a good place stop and check out... yes.. a pink elephant. This neon delight still lights up the sky.

 

 

 

China Chef
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here's a neon shot of the China Chef sign in Oakland. The sign prominently advertises its take home services. 12-05

 

 

Li-Po
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Check out the neon at the Li-Po, a cocktail lounge in San Francisco. From the looks of things, it appears that the Li-Po is located in the Chinatown District of San Francisco. 02-06

 

 

George & Walt's
Berkeley, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Check out the neon lettering on George & Walt's of Berkeley, CA. 02-06

 

 

Ranch
Hayward, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

The Hayward Ranch features a cow head on one side of the sign and a illustration on the other side. Check out the neon lettering on this marquee. This place has been around since 1948.

(Far left) The Ranch House marquee with the cow face looking out

(Near left) The other side of the Ranch House Restaurant sign, with the "Ranch" lettering in pink and the rest of the sign letters in blue. 02-06

 

Ranch Motel
Hayward, CA
Photos courtesy Michael Campbell

UPDATE 02-09 : Here are a couple of shots of the Ranch Restaurant sign taken in 2009 with the neon letters contrasting with a very dark night. The sign still shows off its two different sides with alternating blue and red neon colors.

Many thanks to Michael Campbell for updated photos. 02-09

 

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