a native's eye on
Sunland Tujunga and North Hollywood
More of MyWritings here...
• No Home Depot ' Sheriff ' JOE
Gets WELL DESERVED Award !
'Sheriff Joe' with Tony Guiyard knbc,klcs,pbs
Joe Barrett Honored By S-T Neighborhood CouncilMayorSam Blogger, NHDC Founder and Chairman Joe Barrett
was recently honored with "The President's Award" by the
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council.
At the meeting the Council President said-
"I wish to recognize is someone we all know and love.
His dedication to our community has put him through
many challenges, obstacles, difficult situations, laughter,
tears, stress and fears. He's become well known in
many circles but his drive for improving our quality
of life will forever be a part of the history of
Sunland-Tujunga. He is a determined, community
volunteer who has the support of thousands of people
- I'd like to extend this President's Award to Joe Barrett."
ALL OF SUNLAND TUJUNGA CONGRATULATES JOE !!
• L.A.F.D. FIRE DAY
Sunland Tujunga's 74's
May 10 2008
• NO HOME DEPOT "dialogue"
@ Mt Gleason Middle School
...EVEN an S-T Model A says NO!
Members of the Sunland-Tujunga
community come to Mt Gleason Middle
School to have a 'dialogue' concerning
the large hardware conglomerate that
is starting construction of one of their
outlets on the Edward's property
originally the Sunland Drive-In.
Having a K Mart Store for years,
when K mart bought out Sears
they divested some of these properties
to Home Depot. While HD pays these
leases, some communities have
RISEN-UP to challenge
the big company's aspirations...
being the first to do this.
Here we see locals, like Sheriff Joe B,
and supporters such as Mayor Sam,
MIKE HIGBY & ZUMA DOG.
Toni Guinyard came for KNBC and
the Chicago Tribune sent KTLA to report.
( If I need to remove photos email me: firstname.lastname@example.org )
• at NoHo Gallery L.A.
"What A Wonderful World"
• No Home Depot COLLIDES...
JOE B. REPORTS-
" Anonymous Strikes Again"
- photo by Joe B
Neither Home Depot, nor the City Attorney's
"Dispute Resolution Program" team has yet
to contact anyone in Sunland-Tujunga.
Not a word, not even a
"Hello, we'll get back to you soon".
The backroom deal that the City Attorney
made with Home Depot trumpeted how
both HD and the City Attorney's office would
"outreach" to the Community in a major way.
As of today, still nothing from either party.
by Joe b
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• ST foothill blvd
6501 Foothil @ Creemore
stands an almost finished
commercial building for
stores and offices.
AND THERE IS
at Commerce, w/
an artist's sketch
• "WOMEN III"
NoHo Gallery L.A.
• Ol' L.A.
Street Cars Once Rode the Rails
on City Streets in the Central City
no, there were no trollies up here,
but it would be nice going up & down Foothill!
• CANNONS ROAR in NOHO
Campo de Cahuenga
Witness the proceedings "in the moment"
in the surroundings of the very place
where General Andres Pico and Lt. Colonel
John C. Fremont placed their signatures on
the document ending hostilities and bringing
peace with honor between the American
forces and Californios under Mexican Rule.
Imagine the future, as Manifest Destiny was realized,
California quickly gained statehood and
all local peoples united as fellow Americans
because of this momentous signing
(there are 3 firings of the cannons)
a film by Video Louis Elovitz
• Art Of Mystique
NoHo Gallery L.A.
NoHo Gallery LA presents
featuring a diversity
of artistic expression
that portrays an aura
of mystery found deep
within each of us
• THE JOSELITO's MEETING
(NO) Home Depot
C O N F R O N T A T I O N
...it seems you cannot even
walk in your own city
• No Home Depot meets
MAYOR SAM ( Mike Higby )
MIKE Tours ST with JOE B
winding up at Joselitos BUT
not without a CONFRONTATION
• L.A.P.D. 1904 & 2007
May 24 1904 between 4th & 5th L.A.'s "Finest"
Sept 24 2007 Hill St & Ord St ChinaTown
fumbling for my
camera I got some video
of many Officers on Bikes
• SUNLAND TUJUNGA'S
new mall construction...
AFTER SANTA ANA'S
BLEW FENCE DOWN...
Sunland and Tujunga got new diggin's
Above in Tujunga the new towne center mall
in the former Ford dealer site of many years.
There's a new MALL coming to town in our future.
The ol' FORD dealer, out of business and a vacant
lot for years now, finally starting up for some
new stores for a revitalization of our area.
WE SEE MACHINES DIGGING
at start of construction
AND CEMENT FLOWING
• VERDUGO HIGH
@ NOHO GALLERY L.A.
VERDUGO HIGH STUDENTS
STEP IT UP 2007
ECOLOGY ART EXHIBIT
• " ART NOIR "
NoHo Gallery LA
Video of Opening....
OCTOBER 17 - NOVEMBER 16 2007.................
“The Scream” hallowed out by Edvard Munch is still being heard today;
the missing ear gouged out by Van Gogh is bandaged in his self portrait
but far from concealed by our imagination; the “Freak” photos of
Diane Arbus, haunting her perhaps to end her life even though her
insight lives on - these are a few of many art noir creators, bringing
to light the fact that dark art is indeed enlightening.
NoHo Gallery LA is pleased to present a group showing of “Art Noir”
artists featuring Tara Greer’s paintings & breathtaking triptych oil
tapestries on canvas portraying the evolution of darkness into the light.
• WE'VE (st) SEEN THIS BEFORE !
While driving down the
2 Chips FWY I saw this
Only in L.A. view...
Can we not forget these guyz
Remember a few years ago this
company was setting up an
on Foothill near Commerce
AND WE (st) didn't want
this in front of our children, so we got rid of it, 'NIMBY'?,
..............................................no in ST it is MYOB !
READ THE 2001
• Jon Lauritzen Community Leader
JON LAURITZEN ( 1938-2007 )
I met John Lauritzen a couple of years ago,
introduced by a good friend at the school district
headquarters on Beaudry in Downtown L.A.
He was very nice and we talked about the subject
there that day, which was the community colleges
efforts towards getting information to students
to be aware of their curriculum.
The next time I saw Mr. Lauritzen was
at the public opening of East Valley High School right
in the middle of NoHo. He spoke wonderfully and
you can see this in the 5 minute short I made to
commemorate the ribbon cutting.
This, now, is in HIS HONOR.
More information on Jon can be found clic ∆ here.
[please note: This film is by Louis Elovitz ... NOT by L.A.U.S.D.]
• " ART UNITES "
Denis Olsen Art directors Guild Sponsor " Art Unites "
•VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
NoHo Arts District
1926 El Portal Theater
• Shakespeare in North Hollywood
Would William Say 'NoHo'
by Louis Elovitz
" NEVER SAY MACBETH "
Consequences unfold when a man comes to see his actress
girlfriend and has contact with cast members of the said,
I mean 'never said', play by The Bard.
Freak-out occurs when the word is used and all the age
old superstitions come out that thespians have held
for hundreds of years. The film manifests itself with great
cinematographic skills and superior lighting, showing all
the ghosts and the fears that these young people endure
in order to serve their art and exhibit their production.
This is all done in parodistic style. After a quick 101 about
Never Saying that name, the man, a teacher, is drafted
into the play and finds himself at odds with this acting stuff
and the triangle between himself, his girlfriend, and another
actor. From street clothes to the dressing rooms, rehearsals,
to the play itself, with all the Shakespearean overtures to
the Ghosts in the Theater, this film contains all the authenticity
and embraces the essence of the original play itself.
Set to show on the final day of the Valley Film Festival
on Sunday September 16 at 4 p.m.
The VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
at the El Portal Theater in NoHo.
NEVER SAY MACBETH
Tammy Caplan Producer neversaymacbeth.com
DownTown NoHo Times
• WHEELIE DOWN FOOTHILL
Summer 2007 always good to
have your camera when driving
in Sunland Tujunga Ca. Here
I come upon a 'motor bike rider'
enjoying the Summer air driving
down Foothill towards Wheatland
• 74's Down Foothill
Rollin' Raw 74's
going up Foothill
going back Home
• Sunland Tujunga Annual
• ST CAR LOT to MALL?
No, not THIS car lot in Tujunga of 1920.
The former FORD dealer left vacant for years
at Foothill & Commerce, also in Tujunga is in 2007
finally getting ready for a new community mall.
See the story below for video and pictures
of this construction start...
.• 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
∆FILMING in the FOOTHILLS∆
THERE IS THE SAME
AS SEEN IN THE MOVIE.
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
∆FILMING in the FOOTHILLS∆
• READ THE NAME
OF THIS TOWN IN WALES...
that's in Great Britain.
I remember my friend's dad, Will Sapiro, who
was from Liverpool, England always would sing
a ryhme pronouncing the name of this Welsh
town. He said they would call it ' Lan Fair PG '
for short. I hear Welsh is a very unique language.
So, read above, clic on ∆ pic 2 enlarge, and we now
can refrain from thinking ST is so lonnnng.
• OLDER ST POSTINGS
...more ST history
and info clic ∆ below
• BK neighbor • Odd L.A. • ST LAFD
• ST ICE CREAM • ST SECRET shh!
• ST OLDE TOWNE • NEARWAY THERE
• ST new BIZZ • ST Artist JOHN FREE
• L.A. OBSERVED •
• LOS ANJEALOUS • FRANKLIN AVE •
• BLOGDOWNTOWN • 5th AND SPRING •
• ATWATER VILLAGE NEWBIE •
• L.A.P.D. BLOG • L.A.F.D. BLOG •
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