Happy Birthday Reseda

This past September, Reseda celebrated its 100th Anniversary in style with a local neighborhood celebration at Reseda Park.

Organized by the Reseda Neighborhood Council, event was an all day affair with more than 30 vendor booths, an arts hub with tables full of kid friendly activities and a stage for all day music and entertainment.

The only down-side to the event was the weather which, conforming to valley norms, hovered in the triple digits for most of the day and into the evening.

What made the celebration special was the civic recognition of a city within the city that grew out of the foundation of the valley center and the sale of the Van Nuys Ranch in 1912, which was subdivided into what is not Van Nuys, Canoga Park and Reseda.  Originally named Marion, the name Reseda was adopted in 1921, taken from the fragrant Reseda odorata, a flowering plant little of which can be found in the area today.

Today, Reseda is a thriving suburb of Los Angeles.  They say you can find it all in the valley, and the same is probably true of Reseda.  If you missed the celebration, you can see a few more images from the day of celebration on the West SFV Facebook page.

Great work on the centennial celebration Reseda Neighborhood Council.


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