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I was sitting on my couch fretting over the state of our country, scrolling through my Instagram feed, when I came upon a post by Valley Relics Museum, the nonprofit organization passionate about preserving and protecting historical and cultural artifacts from Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley and its surrounding areas. — Read the rest
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Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 27-Sept. 3

  Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys is taking reservations for “An Open Air Museum Experience” this weekend and upcoming dates. The museum houses nostalgia from the San Fernando Valley’s past. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, Aug. 27-Sept. 3   EVENTS   Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board: The non-profit marketing tourism board has launched their “LA Love (heart)” campaign to interest local residents into p...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Politics, Comedy, New York, Movies, Minneapolis, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Dance, Homelessness, Radio


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 18-25

  Rebecca Bird’s ‘Astral and Audience’ is part of her “Circles” exhibit at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Bird and Kopeikin Gallery)   There’s always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar. EVENTS   Archaeology Day at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Visitor Center: Family friendly event with prese...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Fairs And Festivals, Halloween, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley


The Palomino: Historic California honky-tonk rides again, for one night

Tommy Gelinas examines the original neon sign from The Palomino Club on display at the Valley Relics Museum. (Photo by Dan Watson) The Palomino rides again … again. For the second time in a year, a North Hollywood banquet hall has been remade into what it once was: Los Angeles’ premiere country music club, from the early 1950s until 1995. Taking the stage Tuesday, Oct. 15, in a concert that quickly sold out, is the hot Texas band Midland. After the success of last year’s Palomino Rides Again,...
Tags: Texas, California, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nashville, Rex, Bill, Thomas, Rick Nelson, Midland, Mack, Owens, Parsons, Johnny Cash


How this Sportsmen’s Lodge street sign avoided the dumpster and wound up in a Valley museum

When word got out that demolition was imminent at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, a Studio City landmark slated for a new mixed-use development, Tommy Gelinas and his volunteer team jumped into action — like they always do to preserve dozens of mid-20th century signs and artifacts that make up the Valley Relics Museum at the Van Nuys Airport. It was no secret that change was coming to the Sportsmen’s Lodge, which began in the 1930s as a family-friendly trout-fishing, restaurant-turned-Hollywood-celebrity...
Tags: Hollywood, Sport, History, Soccer, Hugh Hefner, Chatsworth, Local News, Mel, Steve, Henry, Equinox, Valley, Lucille Ball, Drexler, San Fernando Valley, Studio City


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 24-32

  The Chambers Brothers perform on the Blues stage at the 2018 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival. (Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   St. John Eudes Parish Summer Carnival: A multi-cultural festival with food, games, live music, rides and a silent auctio...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Memorial Day, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


‘Karate Kid,’ ‘Fast Times … ‘: A tour of San Fernando Valley film and TV locations spans the classics

That the San Fernando Valley has been the backdrop for “E.T,” “Clueless” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” isn’t surprising. What’s less obvious is just how many TV shows and movies have used Valley locations – schools, intersections, liquor stores, apartment buildings, tree-lined streets, restaurants, alleyways – and made these places familiar around the world. That the San Fernando Valley has been the backdrop for “E.T,” “Clueless” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” isn’t surprising. What...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Mike Myers, Local News, East Coast, Michael J Fox, Marty Mcfly, Elliott, Cassell, Wayne


Pizza Cookery, one of Woodland Hills’ oldest restaurants, is moving

One of Woodland Hills’ oldest restaurants is about to close its doors at its west Valley spot. The Original Pizza Cookery at 6209 Topanga Canyon Blvd., known for its vintage cigarette vending machine and garlic and cheese rolls, will close at the end of May after almost 45 years in business. The restaurant, opened in 1975 at a small plaza that now anchors Office Depot and See’s Candies, has old rustic walls made of wood and boards, vintage lamps and the sawdust covered floor. It’s where founder ...
Tags: Business, News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Southern California, Gymboree, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, West Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Thousand Oaks, Westfield Topanga, West Hills, Van Nuys Airport


Beer on tap as tour of San Fernando Valley microbreweries offers glimpse of growing scene in the 818

At the Valley Relics Museum on Saturday, 23 people boarded a sleek black tour bus to get a taste of a nascent, but growing, trade in the San Fernando Valley, micro-breweries. Their host was Cassie Angel, a “Valley Girl, born and raised” and comedian. There are 10 micro-breweries in the San Fernando Valley, Angel said, and therefore no reason to head into Los Angeles proper for entertainment. “I hate going over the hill to L.A. to do everything that we have here, including parking,” Angel joked w...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Culture, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Angel, Local News, The Valley, Valley, Anheuser Busch, San Fernando, Aerojet Rocketdyne, San Fernando Valley, Derrick


After 90 years, Van Nuys Airport throws itself a little bash

Van Nuys Airport gave itself a 90th birthday party on Monday, attracting a sprinking of guests who paid tribute to the hub for its growth as a major presence in the Valley’s economy. “The airport is surrounded by over a hundred businesses,” said Councilwoman Nury Martinez as she spoke amid the din of jets taking off from a nearby runway. “The metamorphosis of the airport is a direct reflection in the San Fernando Valley that they have experienced over the past 90 years.” About 70 people gathered...
Tags: Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, Red Cross, Breaking News, Chatsworth, Local News, Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart, Sparks, Southern California


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area

    Take a self-guided tour of the displays at L.A. Zoo Lights through Jan. 6 (closed on Dec. 24-25). (Photo by Jamie Pham/Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   City of Agoura Hills Holiday Boutique: Shop for handmade items made by local artisans, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 7. Ago...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Christmas, Comedy, Dance, Holidays, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


This Van Nuys aircrafts mechanics school is tapping into a growing roster of students: Women

When she was a senior at Poly High School in Sun Valley, Monica Hernandez knew she didn’t want to go to an expensive college, leaving her and her parents with a financial burden. So when she heard from a guidance counselor about a career in the trades and a district program that trains students to be aircraft mechanics, Hernandez was interested. “To be able to say I’m going to be an airplane mechanic, that’s going to be cooler,” she said. Hernandez, 20, is one of a growing number of young women ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern California, Northridge, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sun Valley, Hernandez, Van Nuys, Holyoke, Learjet


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 30-Dec. 7

  Dor Gvirtsman and Suanne Spoke in Wendy Graf’s Exit Wounds play through Dec. 15 at Grove Theater Center in Burbank. (Photo by Ed Krieger)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show: Find holiday gifts amid a decorated atmosphere, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 30; and Dec. 1; 10 a.m....
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Christmas, Comedy, Dance, Hanukkah, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


The Valley Relics Museum is ready to re-open in its new spot. The past? It’s history

The Valley Relics Museum, a collection of pop culture and movie-making artifacts culled from the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, is reopening Saturday with a bigger collection, expanded open hours and a new home, at the Van Nuys Airport in Lake Balboa. The museum is a bit off the beaten path, off Balboa Boulevard and Stagg Street. From the outside, it blends in to its industrial-park setting. But inside are two hangars’ worth of space, filled top to bottom with giant neon signs from bygone ...
Tags: News, Ebay, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Connor, Chatsworth, Local News, Lockheed, The Valley, Northridge, McDonald, Valley, Bob Hope, Nudie


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 16-23

  L.A. Zoo Lights opens on Nov. 16 at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. (Photo by Jamie Pham/Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   L.A. Zoo Lights: Self-guided tour of light displays including animal constellations, a disco ball forest, the Twinkle Tunnel and water...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 9-16

  The Autry Museum of the American West presents an American Indian Arts Marketplace, a celebration of traditional and contemporary cultural expression in arts, crafts, dance and music, Nov. 10-11. (Photo courtesy of Autry Museum of the American West)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Extreme mountain climbe...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 2-9

  The American Heroes Air Show returns on Nov. 3 to the Hansen Dam Recreation Center in Lake View Terrace. (File photo by Gene Blevins/Los Angeles Daily News)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Nights of the Jack: The Halloween event includes hand-carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns in more than 20 theme inst...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


‘Palomino Rides Again’ show packs the house to benefit Valley Relics Museum, local music lovers

There were rhinestones and Stetsons aplenty at Monday night’s “Palomino Rides Again” fundraiser for the Valley Relics Museum. Mainly, though, there was an abundance of great music and cheerful, sometimes tearful nostalgia. The Le Monge Banquet Hall on Lankershim Boulevard in a downmarket stretch of North Hollywood had been redressed inside as its former self, which had arguably been the most important venue for country music west of Nashville (or, at least, Texas) before The Palomino’s doors swu...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Texas, Country Music, News, California, George Harrison, Sport, Soccer, United States, Elvis Presley, Nashville, Bill, Jerry Brown, Flores, Southern California


The Palomino in North Hollywood rides again tonight

We’ll be attending the revival of North Hollywood’s legendary Palomino Club tonight and posting a full report on the festivities – a one-night fundraising event for the local Valley Relics Museum – on Tuesday. The home of all forms of live country music in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles in the last half of the 20th Century, The Palomino, as we wrote in August, hosted  “All the major Nashville acts from Johnny Cash to Patsy Cline . . . while rockabillies like Jerry Lee Lewis all ...
Tags: Country Music, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nashville, West Coast, Local News, Linda Ronstadt, David Geffen, Owens, Johnny Cash, Palomino, Dwight Yoakam, Patsy Cline


This old Chatsworth trail is on a path to becoming a historic site

Long before the 118 Freeway stretched across the San Fernando Valley, travelers, natives and padres visited the area using a dusty road that linked a network of several missions. The two-mile Chatsworth Old Mission Trail, which dates back to the 19th century, was a key connector between the San Fernando Mission and the San Buenaventura Mission via the Santa Susana Pass in what today is Chatsworth. To pass uneven terrain, people had to walk or ride horses. The unpaved trail stretches south and pa...
Tags: News, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, History, Soccer, San Diego, Chatsworth, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Southern California, Ventura, Porter Ranch, Valley, San Fernando, Hoffman


The Palomino, North Hollywood’s legendary country music club, returns for one night in October

The Palomino Rides Again! For one night only, on Oct. 8. But hey, North Hollywood’s – and arguably California’s – most legendary country music club will be back in all of its twangy, cosmic cowboy glory with a number of acts and special guests who called the Lankershim Boulevard venue home for decades of the 20th Century. The Palomino Rides Again event is a fundraising gala for the nonprofit Valley Relics Museum, which has in its collection many awards, contracts, neon signs and other artifacts ...
Tags: News, California, California News, George Harrison, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elvis Presley, Nashville, Bill, West Coast, Jerry Brown, Chatsworth, Hawthorn, Linda Ronstadt, David Geffen


The Valley Relics Museum is moving to Van Nuys, for even more history and more room

After nearly five years at its Chatsworth location, the Valley Relics Museum will be moving to Van Nuys, occupying two airplane hangars at the Van Nuys Airport. “We ran out of space!” exclaimed museum founder Tommy Gelinas. His new space will better accommodate his growing collection of neon signs, vintage BMX bikes and other Valley-related memorabilia. “It’s right around 10,000 square feet, which almost doubles our current space.” The Pep Boys: Many Moe and Jack stand in front of the origin...
Tags: La, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elvis Presley, Bob, Chatsworth, Jack, Local News, The Valley, Henry, McDonald, Valley, San Fernando Valley


‘Hey bud! Let’s party!’ Drive-in Movie Nights are back in the San Fernando Valley

Dust off your windshield and your nostalgia goggles; San Fernando Valley Summer Drive-In Movie Nights are back at Lake Balboa, beginning on Aug. 3. The four-night event series, hosted by the Valley Relics Museum and My Valley Pass, will screen classic movies that were filmed in the Valley. This year’s lineup includes “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Back to the Future Part II,” “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” and “Selena.” “Back to the Future Part II” will be one of the four films screened at this y...
Tags: News, Events, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Movies + TV, Valley Relics Museum, Lake Balboa, San Fernando Valley Summer Drive, My Valley Pass, Lake Balboa Movies, Lake Balboa Complex 6335 Woodley Ave, Lake Balboa Audio


Trevor’s Travels: Valley Relics Museum is stocked with, well, relics from the San Fernando Valley

When we first arrived in Los Angeles from Britain many years ago, we were based in Marina Del Rey and our office was there as well. It was an ideal place for people who had left a small English village. The Marina has a similar feel if you don’t go outside its borders. Booth from the Brown Derby As our clients were mostly in the large financial sectors, we spent most of our face-to-face time in the commercial areas of the city, but it was not long before we heard about this other part — the ...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, Glendale, Trevor, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Jack, Weekend Getaways, Southern California, Valley, Burbank, Marina


Van Nuys Arts Festival brings creativity to Civic Center

An arts festival is coming to Van Nuys next week, bringing music, visual arts, food and drink, Valley history and activities — even free bike repairs — for the entire family. What appears to be the first-ever Van Nuys Arts Festival runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Van Nuys Civic Center, 14410 Sylvan St. If you’ve ever been to Van Nuys City Hall, the LAPD Van Nuys Division Station, the Van Nuys Courthouse, the Van Nuys Branch Library, or local branches of the County Registra...
Tags: Books, Arts, La, Events, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Internal Revenue Service, CSUN, Mark de Clive Lowe, Van Nuys, Reseda, Maria Del Pilar, Cutty Flam