Vernon hosted a PCL team from 1909 through 1924 (although they sometimes played in Venice or Los Angeles) until moving to San Francisco for the 1925 season to play as the Missions. Then that team moved back to L.A. in 1938 as the Hollywood Stars.
There is no truth to the rumors that I got my middle name from this city. I also found the article intriguing because there is a report of a private investigator tailing one of the principals in this story and pulling a gun on the woman fairly near my home. It appeals to my inner Jim Rockford. (Jim Rockford's middle name in The Rockford Files was Scott, which is James Garner's middle name.)