Evangelizing Cask Ale.


  Yesterday was the two-year anniversary party at MacLeod Ale, here in Van Nuys, held at the brewery on Calvert St. It coincided with one of the hottest days of the year. A hot wind baked the concrete front yard set with white tents for ticket sales, another tent housing a barbecue preparation area. A…

The Grilled Cheese Truck


The Grilled Cheese Truck, a photo by Here in Van Nuys on Flickr.Unknown to me, until last night, there is a street party on Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank on the final Friday of every month. Scores of food trucks park, people pour onto the boulevard, shops stay open late, and the whole community comes out…

Van Nuys Centennial Celebration.


Up on White Oak Place


san fernando valley, originally uploaded by dugm2. Up on White Oak Place last night: a party for a magazine launch. The winds were blowing. Buzzing flocks of valet parkers ran to grab cars as partygoers arrived. A for-sale mansion had been rented, an ornate and preposterously rococo place, elaborate and overdone; sunk under the weight…