Canoga Park


Jerry’s Soda Shoppe

Located inside De Soto Pharmacy, this little gem is frozen in time. We strolled in here late afternoon during the week. I decided to treat the kids to root beer floats. Surprisingly, not one of them ordered floats. Only me (see picture). The place was not crowded upon entering. It was nice and quiet. I overheard… [read more]

firetruck lafd

A Letter to the Los Angeles Fire Department

Dear Los Angeles FD, I just watched your firefighters quickly stop traffic and assist a wheelchair bound senior cross this dangerous, super busy intersection in Canoga Park. They executed it seamlessly, in seconds. It happened so fast, I wasn’t able to get a better photo. All in a day’s work for these guys. It was… [read more]

San Fernando Valley


I started the year off with the motto, out with the old in with the new. In the process, I stumbled on this ancient flyer I kept as a memento. Do you remember the live video show based out of Orange County, Request Video? I believe it was on Monday through Friday at 5 pm… [read more]


Are you hosting the holiday celebration at your home this year? Got family in town and need to find local activities. We compiled a list with you in mind – there are many things going on in and around the valley —  keep everyone busy. Charity Festival of Trees The third annual Northridge Hospital “… [read more]

Woodland Hills


Nestled on the south side, a short distance past the Pierce College’s administration building is Chalk Hill. Right beside parking lot 5, the gates lead you to the cross-country course. At first glance the course looks fairly easy however, once you get over to the other side, there are switchbacks. The toughest part of this… [read more]

North side of the store

A new location, inventory and feel, Ross Department Store celebrated their grand opening Saturday March 8th, 2014. This move seems to have come at the right time, as their old place on Reseda and Nordoff had parking lot challenges. Inside, the store was abuzz with shoppers, so much that someone asked me if there was a… [read more]

Local business spotlight


Print Firm in Canoga Park has printed for the Valley since 1996. They offer online printing services which makes them an excellent option. I was able to browse their online catalog, design templates and customize my order without needing much help. Print Firm contacted us to review one of their products. I selected the 1.25 x… [read more]