Voting Day in Van Nuys.


It was voting day today, and like many Americans, I walked over to cast my ballot at the Voyager Motor Inn, joining men and women from my community, including unrentable females not normally seen on Sepulveda. My neighbors up the street were coming out of the motel, and warned me that one door was green…

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They held a Van Nuys Community Council meeting last night at the Marvin Braude Center. And I went.


They held a Van Nuys Community Council meeting last night at the Marvin Braude Center. And I went. I had last attended one of these back in 2008, when there was discussion about Christmas decorations, prostitution, graffiti, traffic, working with Tony Cardenas’ office, plans for more buses on Van Nuys Boulevard and the frustrations of…

A Week’s Worth of San Fernando Valley Manufacturing Jobs


Years back, manufacturing jobs were a mainstay of prosperity in the San Fernando Valley. Huge aerospace, automobile, electronics, and construction companies fueled a vibrant, strong economy. New immigrants, and working people from other states came to California and were able to find employment at General Motors, Teledyne, Ford, Lockheed and McDonnell-Douglas. Today, there are almost…