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Making the San Fernando Valley: Rural Landscapes, Urban Development, and White Privilege (Paperback)


Bob's Big Boy, Toluca Lake, SoCal, 1960 !!! ... MIRACULOUSLY this classic car hop coffee shop looks pretty much exactly the same today !!! ...

Valencia Orange tree with many ripe oranges.

Orange tree, learned the hard way to buy these in pairs to cross pollenate so fruit blooms. Who knew?


The essential guide to San Fernando Valley restaurants

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour in Woodland Hills. Remember when you got a ribbon for eating the entire Pig Trough?


The first McDonald's in the San Fernando Valley, on Victory Boulevard at Coldwater Canyon in North Hollywood (1954). Note that, by the date of this image, only 9 million hamburgers had been served.


Sherman Way and Mason Avenue looking east, 1938. The Los Angeles River Flood in 1938 was one the worst floods in Southern California history. When the Big Tujunga Wash levee broke, seventy-seven of its spreading basins were destroyed, telephone and electrical power were shut down, and bridges all over the Valley were washed out. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.


San Fernando Valley. Granada Hills/Northridge area at the corner of Chatsworth and Zelzah, circa 1958.


my beautiful purple valley!!! :) "Hello" from the San Fernando Valley postcard, circa late 1950s :: San Fernando Valley History

Woodland Hills is a neighborhood within the San Fernando Valley. You’ll find lots of family-friendly things to do here, some are seasonal, but many are year-round! MomsLA is your source for Things to do in Los Angeles With Kids Candy Cane Lane intersection of Lubao and Oxnard Streets, Woodland Hills, CA If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the lights on Candy Cane Lane. Candy Cane Lane is located in Woodland Hills near Pierce College. Their lights begin each year on the second…