Saturday, April 26, 2008

NO Home Depot "DIALOGUE"

nd Tujunga
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• NO HOME DEPOT "dialogue"
@ Mt Gleason Middle School
...EVEN an S-T Model A says NO!

















Members of the Sunland-Tujunga
community come to Mt Gleason Middle
School to have a 'dialogue' concerning
the large hardware conglomerate that
is starting construction of one of their
outlets on the Edward's property
originally the Sunland Drive-In.
Having a K Mart Store for years,
when K mart bought out Sears
they divested some of these properties
to Home Depot. While HD pays these
leases, some communities have
RISEN-UP to challenge
the big company's aspirations...
SUNLAND TUJUNGA

being the first to do this.

Here we see locals, like Sheriff Joe B,
and supporters such as Mayor Sam,
MIKE HIGBY & ZUMA DOG.
Toni Guinyard came for KNBC and
the Chicago Tribune sent KTLA to report.
l.e.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

VALLEY PLAZA: going, going, ...

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• ... GONE TO THE MOVIES,
gone to NoHo.
By Louis Elovitz
Digital Journalist


My Mother called it
"Valley Pleasure",
it was a place
to shop,
go to the park,
play in the wash.


A place of my
enthnicity -delis and bakeries, shoe and candy stores.
Sears, See's, Woolworth's, Wetherby Kaiser. The foods
from the onion rolls and corn beef to the Chef's BBq.
















The Naval Reserve, the heliport where the freeway
is now by Victory Blvd. The "Air Raid Shelter"
sales lot where you could go down into the safety
you could have 'built at your house'. The fad of
trampolines which you 'rented time' to jump.
(I was too scared to do it) J.C. Penny, Longs Drugs
the stores behind Sears, oh you can see this area
on 'Reno 911' TV comedy all filmed here in NoHo.
















Alexander's Market
that had a Coke machine that dispensed 8oz bottles
so cold there was frosty iced coke, I think back,
the original 'slurpee'. The market became a theater.
Other stores in this part next to the park were
a barber and hair salon, a Two Guys, remember,
Italian food, and this was originally a
Curries Ice Cream Parlor with the 'mile high cone'
















The Lamplighter Restaurant which I fondely
remember as a Van De Camps Restaurant
I went to many times even though it had the 60's
notoriety of having a Civil Rights Sit Down
because the waitresses were, well like the name,
Scandinavian, you know all 'blonds'.

Some of these PHOTOS I GOT LAST FALL
OF SOME MOVIE MAKING ACTIVITY IN THE
SOON TO BE NON-EXISTENT "VALLEY PLAZA"










Bye Bye HELLO MEGA MALL
Bye Bye MAY CO/MACYS too
a 1950's era building going to condos.
Oh, that includes the earthquake had to be torn
down "Laurel Plaza" that was attached
to the May Co and housed a great ice rink.




















MORE ON

VALLEY PLAZA
helicopters&cokes
CLIC∆HERE



One last remark,
between the Sears and Smart and Final is
the fantastic LAUSD Romer Middle School
set to open with a beautiful campus.
(Right across from the 'BofA Shoot Out')


See a story
on the new
Middle School
below...

Monday, April 14, 2008

"EARTHSCAPES" in NoHo

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• at NoHo Gallery L.A.
"Earthscapes"



Tim Moran
performs
in NoHo

"What A Wonderful World"





Monday, April 7, 2008

NoHo Spring Arrival NU SKOOL

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• LAUSD ROMER
MIDDLE SCHOOL
shapes up on Laurel Canyon Blvd
video of the beginnings...below

















Things are moving in NoHo
when it comes to EDUCATION
new schools all over, including
the recent East Valley High a few
blocks from OUR METRO Station
and here is our new Middle School
named after former Supt Roy Romer.

THE SCHOOL SITE IS LOCATED ON Laurel Cyn Blvd
NORTH of Victory Blvd where there was a long time
group of stores including WOOLWORTHs and SEEs CANDY


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