Sunday Morning Victory


On a Sunday morning along Victory, east of Kester, the wide street is mostly empty. It is also empty on Van Nuys Boulevard. And the only person on Friar Street pushes a shopping cart with her belongings.   Under the dull fog, Van Nuys might be sleeping late. Sleeping off Cervezas. Many work on Sundays,…

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…

Van Nuys Blvd., March 1952 (view north)


Ralph Cantos CollectionPacific Electric car no. 5110 rolls along the "Central Business District" of Van Nuys in July 1952.Frolics Restaurant (seen on right) was at 6216 Van Nuys Blvd.  While it is not a fancy street by any means, it is an arguably bustling and more interesting boulevard than present day. There is diagonal parking…

Flames turn five businesses into ruins on Van Nuys Boulevard – LA Daily News


Flames turn five businesses into ruins on Van Nuys Boulevard - LA Daily News.