Van Nuys: 1926


  At the corner of 15856 Sherman Way , Van Nuys, 1926. Wagner-Thoreson appears to be a real estate broker and they are offering one property, a 3-bedroom house at $2350 and another sign advertises 7.5% terms with $1,050 down. This area today is west of the 405, and just east of Van Nuys Airport.…

Van Nuys, 1926


86 years ago, the Dick Whittington Studio took these photos around Van Nuys. Locations are unknown, but what one sees is prosperity and industry tethered to art. The tiled bungalow with its vast wings, rafters, and a vented and vaulted front door entrance is an amalgamation of styles: Spanish, Adobe, Mission; wealth without ostentation, a…

Cindy vs. Nuri


On Tuesday, July 23rd, two women, Cindy Montanez and Nuri Martinez, will face off in a special election to decide the next leader of LA’s 6th District which includes Van Nuys, Arleta and Sun Valley. After a dozen non-productive and self-destructive years of Councilman Tony Cardenas, the district is still one of the least appealing…

Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, 1926


From the USC Digital Archives Collection.