Conan's street isn't just a joke

raymer-street-sign-dn.jpgSure, Conan O'Brien intended his whole rename Raymer Street after me riff as a joke. Here are our two posts with video.) Now the Daily News has sent a reporter out to get reaction, and a photographer to shoot a photo gallery. And it turns out not everyone is pleased that O'Brien pokes fun at one of the most squalid cul-de-sacs in Van Nuys. Councilman Paul Krekorian falls somewhere in between, tweeting an offer to work with O'Brien and saying, "I don't particularly care to have any part of my district be the butt of jokes...But I always try to turn lemons into lemonade. What started out as a comedy bit has raised the opportunity to improve a blighted [area]." Yes, Krekorian says "he is working with O'Brien to create improvements to the end of the road used to dump mattresses, sofas and lawn clippings."

Daily News photo: Michael Owen Baker

Earlier video: Van Nuys moment of Zen

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