a native's eye on
Sunland Tujunga and North Hollywood
GRAND OPENING WEEK:
what this is
is all about
-ST EARLY SOCAL HEALTH RETREAT
Years ago living up here, the first thing I noticed
was the CLEAN AIR up in SUNLAND TUJUNGA.
If you drive towards La Crescenta on the 210 you
could see a WALL OF SMOG starting just a you leave ST.
I remember my daughter Jessica's Grandmother, Zella
Memory Tutshulte, saying she was sent up into the ST area
as a young girl to recover from TB ( probably the 1920\30's ).
TODAY the ST area is bound in quasi-medical establishments,
from convalescent to half-way homes. In 2000 I was a
US CENSUS TAKER, and as you do this you are working in your
neighborhoods. I went to one fancy house on a hill to see the
front room with not much in it and fax machines at the kitchen
counter. A nice young person in white came out to answer the
census questions at that address. He was the caretaker for about
5 people who needed certain care. ST HEALTH RETREATS.
While I find Valley water bland, to say the least, ,
ST water comes mostly from mountain wells and has
always been good. ( we get Arrowhead here in Noho )
ST is up there about 1500 to way above
2000 above sea level, it gets very hot, and very cold,
even giving some snow here and then.
-A POEM BY ABOUT ST FROM 1904
I thank my partner KIKI MORETTI for this bit of history-
Mrs. Eliza A. Otis- a writer for the LA Times in the 1880's( written just before her passing in 1904 )
November in Sunland
In the far East the Autumn’s fires are burning,
The forests burst into a crimson glow,
The air is full of whispers of the snow,
The winds awake, the river’s tides are turning
To meet the frosts that will enchain them soon
And weld their icy feathers till the noon
Of the glad springtime. But here the summer’s breath
Still lingers, the many blossoms wake,
And color, sweetness from the sunshine take.
They show no signs of fading or of death,
The summer trails her lovely garments still
And smiles at us from ev’ry vale and hill.
The leaves are green, the waters ripple by,
And bird song floats upon the sunny air.
The butterflies are flying everywhere
On their wings, like blossoms in the sky.
November comes with heart of sunny June,
With Summer’s loveliness ’tis all atune.
-SCHOOL DAYS SCHOOL daze.
No Wetherby Kaiser
but YES, new MIDDLE SCHOOL
also in Noho
new ELEMENTARY minus LAPD
and new HIGH SCHOOL with pool.
- ALL ABOUT OXNARD & LANKERSHIM
What does a 3 Ring Circus,
and a CLOWN MENU
and a FORD family member
have to do with this intersection's history,
and did you know we had a Baskins here too ?
- WEDDINGTON WOES ?
OLDIES, even more oldie than myself,
ATE at the DINER,
and Did you know PHIL?
and those globes were not for the pawnbroker.
- STREAKING ST ON A HARLEY
Sunland Tujunga is not just a moviemaking town minutes from
Hollywood, but 'usedtah stilliz' a motorcycle maven's dream.
-"...more like this"
Sunland Tujunga & North Hollywood
are the City of Los Angeles,
California in the U.S.A.
We also live in the County of Los Angeles
this is the evil maybe x-logo that has that
G-d reference, and other stuff of the devils.
The County has used for it decades, WHO KNEW?
We can always make fun of ourselves
as with the fake-logo for Kalifoana.
With this neighborhood blog about
these cities with unique
historys and lifestyles,
we will shed some humor
and truths concerning our
Los Angeles Megalopolis.