Kudos to the Daily News for continuing their San Fernando Retrospective with a beautiful, dense print edition special section in yesterday’s paper. The online version is here.
Though the photographs are sparse, they offer a rare glimpse into the bucolic history of the Valley – and I use that term ‘history’ in the loosest sense, as the modern “white man” (and thus recorded) history only spans about 80+ years. Take a look at some of the gems:
Feb. 4, 1937: A troupe of traveling Gypsies is blamed for a rash of pickpocketing crimes.
Feb. 2, 1971: Racial minorities make up more than half of all LAUSD students, with Spanish-surnamed children composing nearly 22 percent, a report says.
July 22, 2006: Woodland Hills shatters weather records with a high of 119 degrees.
In short, awesome awesome awesome reading – take the time and check it out, decade by decade.