a native's eye on
Sunland Tujunga and North Hollywood
what this is
is all about.
-CRESCENTA VALLEY LOOKS DOWN ON DOWNTOWN
Sunland Tujunga is in the north end of the Crescenta Valley
as you go down the 210 towards Pasadena you can slide off
onto the 2 into L.A. This is the same Fwy used by Ponch and
Jon back in the CHIPS days.
You know why some of the streets up in La Crescenta
and Montrose have names like Oceanview because you
CAN SEE the ocean out there past DOWNTOWN which
is that small thing in the back of the next 3 pics.
I was riding home down Oxnard going west towards home
when I see a side street to my left blocked off, and ahead
Whitnall Hwy also blocked. I say to myself, FINALLY they
are going to pave Whitnall Hwy that is 4 blocks of potholes.
Then I notice a motor officer, NO, YES, but he's doing
MOVIE DUTY. And there down the street you could see
the gaggle of Hollywood producing something. Lights Camera
and the Action came in these pics (all pics above and the 3
below are from my nokia phonecam)... I see this SUV and it says
LAS VEGAS POLICE....CRIME LAB. What else, it is not
CSI NOHO it is the show CSI LAS VEGAS obviously filmed
right here in North Hollywood, Ca.
T3 IN SUNLAND TUJUNGA
THIS IS LOS ANGELES AND THE VALLEYS.
HOLLYWOOD MOVIEMAKING at its finest. Yes, that is
OUR GOVERNATOR in his last epic FILMED in
SUNLAND TUJUNGA, right on the border of the two
cities at Foothill & Mt. Gleason. -TERMINATOR 3 !
See production pics by me, you must click on each link
here to see all the photos the set build-up, pre production...
Page One * Page Two * Page Three * Page Four
-SUNLAND TUJUNGA EATS
Being hungry is one thing we like to take care of.
That early evening 'I do not want to cook' syndrom
takes hold, get the keys, let's go to JIMMY DEANS
Right at the same corner the 'little old lady' got the fine
for moving too slowly at Foothill & Woodward on the
northwest corner seen here on this video pan first showing
the old kmart, where the drive-in was, then shows the
crosswalk the lady got fined and then JIMMY DEANS.
You can eat inside or outside or use the drive-thru.
Hamburgers, hot dogs (ask them to grill 'em)
malts, shakes, fries, onion rings...
our hometown hangout.
SUNLAND TUJUNGA meet at AL READ'S
at Foothill Summitrose and Mt. Gleason.
The two shots show the corner where it sits
I have included a menu that might be out of date
but shows their delicious dinner items. I always
try to the PRIME RIB salad baked potato and
of course their special toasted garlic bread.
They have Specials daily that include seafood.
The Bar is one of Sunland Tujunga's favorite
wateringholes. Sports TV and lively chat fill the air.
...and don't forget the cheese toast.
-VALLEY PLAZA MEMORIES
Here is a remainder of Valley Plaza.
Radio Shack and Smart & Final occupy a building the I
say was an original inside mall. The Radio Shack area
where shops which you would enter right inside the
Thriftimart Market. As you walked in to the right was
a kiosk like shoe repair. There was also a Chef's
Chicken BBQ. Further north the other buildings
included DRUCKERS Kosher Deli, a Jewish Bakery
and the Thrifty Drug with a fountain at the back.
The market at Archwood was originally called
Mac Donald's Market with a Scotsman logo.
(enlarge:click) THERE WAS AN 'AIRPORT' TOO!.
-PLEASE VIEW PREVIOUS ST. NOHO STORIES
***MY INTRODUCTION***TRANSPORTATION VENUE***
***ST INDEPENDENCE ***ST AMERICANA***
***NOHO INDEPENDENCE***ST FRESH AIR***
***COMMUNITY WALKS***SCHOOLS ABOUND***
*** JUNIOR HIGH JINKS***HIGH SCHOOL HIGHRISE ***
***HUMPTYDUMPTY TUJUNGA***WATERMELON WAIT***
***CONTROVERSIAL CROSSWALK***RESTAURANTS IN ST***
***CITYVIEWS & C.S.I. NOHO***
-come back to see...
-NORTH HOLLYWOOD AIRPORT[s], yes!
- 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 'used to still is' a motorcycle maven's dream.
-"...more like this".
-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CITYSITES
MAYOR SAM L.A. OBSERVED LOS ANJEALOUS
BLOGDOWNTOWN ATWATER VILLAGE NEWBIE
ECHO PARK 5th AND SPRING HERE IN VAN NUYS
FRANKLIN AVE. L.A. VOICE IN THE OAKS
L.A.P.D. BLOG L.A.F.D. BLOG SAINT NOHO
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.