MY MOM HAS PASSED AWAY
last weekend I will be writing about
my MOM IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD
and I WILL keep previous POSTS
UP A more FEW DAYS... Thank You, Louis
Published in the Los Angeles Daily News on 8/1/2006.
TILLIE ELOVITZ Age 89, resident of North Hollywood. Born 08/25/1916
in Chicago, Illinois, passed away 07/29/2006 at her home. Tillie worked
several years as a Special Education Aide for LAUSD. She was active in
HADASSAH, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, as well as
her meditation group; Rada Swami. She is survived by her sons, Louis
and Leo; as well as four grandchildren, Jamie, Jessica, Austin and Rose.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Aug ust 2nd, 2006 at
1:00PM at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.
ANGELENO VALLEY MORTUARY Directors (818) 753-7880
My Mother, Tillie Elovitz has lived in NORTH HOLLYWOOD
for over 60 years. She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1916
from immigrant parents of Ukraine Russia.
She attended L.A. Valley College in the 1950's and was a
Special Education Aide for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Her broad interests included knitting and meditation with the
Rada Soami Society.
Of course my Mother introduced me to North Hollywood.
We would spend a lot of time at Valley Plaza or RATHBUNS
on Lankershim and Chandler, a small department store.
Rathbuns was on the property between the North Hollywood
Post Office and the Bank Building at Weddington.
In my early days we would go to MAY CO at Fairfax and Wilshire.
After the soon to be destroyed "Laurel Plaza" MAY CO was built
in the 1950's, which has 5 stories underground, she would always
take my brother Leo and myself and she would shop as we
went crazy playing all over the departments...
When my Mom went to Valley College we would tag along,
the oiled dirt parking lots. My Mom loved the Theater Arts.
I went there too probably because she had. As far as my
k-12 schooling my Mom always helped out with the PTA
especially at Victory Blvd. Elementary.
All these places in North Hollywood that I have been writing
about, and will continue to write about, were introduced to
me through her flights through the Valley in my early years.
AND Sunland Tujunga is in this mix also. My Dad and Uncle
had some small women's wear stores in L.A. and the last one
was in the Sunland Shopping Center, where Rick's Hallmark
Store is now. Where there was a Newberry's 5 & Dime
(like a 99cent store then) which also had a fountain restaurant.
My Mom would come and help do sales at this store, it was the
Sixties and the PIG FARM brought HIPPIES to ST way way before
When my Mom worked as a Special Education Aide that took her
to different parts of the East Valley working at different schools.
Belonging to different groups always kept her around town with
her meetings being TOPS, OA or Rada Soami Meditation group.
I remember going to Dr. Singer's houses right next to CAMBRIDGE
MARKET on Burbank. He was a Chiropractor, we would play with
toy poodles. He also owned the apartments next store still there
the front used in many TV SHOWS -" CLOUD 9 ".
LET US DO
and Coca Cola
... IN NOHO !
(Today is the funeral.)
a native's eye on
Sunland Tujunga and North Hollywood
what this is
is all about.
CROSSWALK LADY STORY
PLUS my addition...
READ MAYOR SAM'S
NO HOME DEPOT
click to go
"WENDY STEPS UP"
Mayor Sam News on
NO HOME DEPOT
IN NOHO (BELOW)
this my new family pal,
I thought, turns out I think
there one or more...
One day in the Winter I heard
noises coming from the side
window of the living room,
this is in Noho, I looked out
at the bush that I put solar
powered nite ambient lites pointing up into the leaves.
At first I thought it was a mouse, I then noticed it was a
baby opossum getting warm on the led light fixture.
This happened again when I saw VIC ( see kitty story below)
looking out the window and looking at the baby opossum.
We didn't see it anymore till last month again when I was
chaparroning VIC ( he's an indoor cat) and I noticed him
stand up and pick up his tail like a hunting dog, and there
was are now teenage pal face to face with VIC. Well, I yelled
at him so there would be no accidental fighting. A few days
later I was outside in my tent watching TV, VIC was in the
house, and I saw my buddy, it was so matter of the moment
that I did not get any pics. Another nite I got this pic, above,
of our new occupant.
Yes, as of a few days with this heat I give water and catfood.
I heard rustling yestarday, had a flashlite, agin cam not there,
there were TWO OPOSSUMS.
-the tails continue...
57 (fifty-seven) YEARS AGO !
North Hollywood and all of L.A. fell under
a freak Winter storm in February of 1949.
COMPARE PICS 1949 versus 2006 in Noho.
My Dad once gave Dr. Fishbeck of Ch 7 news
weather copies of pics which were aired,
I think it was the 1970's. (Henry Elovitz)
First the front of the House
then the back and that is the same FENCE.
It WAS FEBRUARY 1949, just wanted
you all to coooool off a little.
VIC TANNY PICS
A CAT OF 2 CITIES
Vic Tanny was born in Sunland Tujunga and lived
6 years there. He has lived with his sister Sweety Pie
and they both moved with me to North hollywood
2 years ago. These pics are in Noho. Enjoy a product,
as myself, of both Valleys and Citys.
-PUT THE POLITICIAN
ON THE CORNER AND HE
MAKES A MOVIE BY HIMSELF
wb pic click on pic to see trailer more ST shots
Would you believe the corner shown in the pics below
recently had our GOVERNATOR, prior to him being
elected, making a major motion picture right at this
same corner of Foothill and Mt. Gleason?
IT IS TRUE...T 3 Terminator 3 was filmed extensively
in Sunland Tujunga and right at this corner where there
is now this new mini mall. We saw something being
built back then and said 'oh no another car repair shop?'
Then the rumors, and as you see it is, as in my pics,
the pre production of the movie from sets to before shooting shots.
YOU MUST come back and CLICK on each LINKs listed below *
THERE IS THE SAME
AS SEEN IN THE MOVIE.
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.
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***CORNER POLITICIAN***
***VALLEYS HOT HOT HOT***EIGHTYFIVE IS NOHOKOOL***
***A CAT OF 2 CITYS***ANTARCTICA HOHO HISTORY***
***WENDY SAYS NO !***
-noho possum or is it OPOSSUM? ...TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!
wait now THERE'S TWO opossum or possum (s)........
-NORTH HOLLYWOOD AIRPORT[s], yes!
the 170 was a WASH I almost drowned
in with my friend Richard.
- 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.