Thursday, September 18, 2014




18860 Nordhoff St. Suite 204
 Northridge, CA 91324

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to announce its grand opening event at its new location in Northridge on November 8, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The offices and exhibit space is located on the southeast corner of Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave.

Dignitaries, local business leaders, Museum members, media and the general public will all enjoy a special afternoon and evening with inaugural exhibits and collections ranging from:

Military Exhibit
Artifacts from WWII, Korea and Vietnam will be on display. Members from Wings Over Wendy's Veterans group will be on hand to offer first-person accounts of their experiences, bravery, dedication and heroism.

Westmore Family Collection
The Westmore Family is the first family of Hollywood make-up. George Westmore, family patriarch, serve Hollywood as make-up artists in various capacities since he established Hollywood's first make-up department in 1917. The Westmore's have carried the tradition for four generations. Incredible artifacts, posters and other industry items will be on display.

The Westmore brothers became make-up artists for the likes ofRudolph Valentino, faces of Charles Laughton's grotesqueHunchback of Notre Dame (for RKO), Bette Davis' eyebrowless, almost bald, white-faced look in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Monte and for epic movies such as Gone with the Wind(1939).

Leigh Wiener Collection 
Amazing photographs of celebrities, athletes and musicians and photographic equipment from award-winning American photographer and photojournalist Leigh Wiener will be on display. 

Additional exhibits and displays will cover the history, art and culture of aerospace, art, architecture, aviation, transportation, music and water.

Entertainment, food/beverage, stories and much, much more!

RSVP to by November 6, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

INAUGURAL ART EXHIBIT: Northridge Village Historical Art, Decorative Chairs & Embellished Frames

The Vision Becomes Reality
 Art Exhibit | Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 6:00PM - 10:00PM 
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324
Mural Unveiling | Saturday, October 5, 2014 |  2:00PM - 4:00PM


The Museum is celebrating its new home with an inaugural art exhibit that will feature 3 art shows, live music, refreshments, raffles and a silent auction. The main show will feature original artwork by 11 regional artists, each presenting his or her own interpretation of the history of Northridge. 

Over 30 artists are also transforming everyday chairs into art that will be part of a silent auction to benefit the Museum.

A third show will be a collection of frames whimsically decorated by the PAI artists. 
Special thanks to the Great Frame Up for donating the frames!

We are inviting artists of all skill levels to participate in the decorative chair show and help us raise funds for future public art projects. Please contact Roger at for more information.  

To view more, please visit our Facebook page.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM 
Orphaned CDs, 8834 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324 

Join the Public Art Initiative and Northridge "Sparkle" Campaign, as we celebrate the completion of our first historical mural along Reseda Blvd. in Northridge. 

Come meet the artist, Tim Cornelius, and see the finish mural on the side of Orphaned CDs. Special Guest speaker Councilmember Mitch Englander will present the mural and Marv Rosenberg's Safaris of the 1960 Gold Record, "Image of a Girl," will be singing a cappella! Vintage sounds of Doo-Wop to celebrate our vintage San Fernando Valley!  

Marv Rosenberg's Safaris
In collaboration with the Northridge "Sparkle" Campaign and Big Draw LA, there will also be two art activities that anyone can participate in while you wait for the unveiling to happen. First, help local artist paint trash bins and second, sketch your ideal neighborhood on a large community drawing board. 

To RSVP and invite friends, visit the PAI Facebook page

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Congratulations to American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) for reaching its 50th Anniversary!  Much thanks to the organization for providing millions of boys and girls with the opportunity to play and enjoy the game of soccer. Thanks to all of the parents, coaches, referees, team Mom’s and volunteers that have supported AYSO over this period.

AYSO was established in the Los Angeles area in 1964 with nine teams. It was the dream of a group of devoted soccer enthusiasts who started the organization in a garage. Today, AYSO has 50,000 teams and over 500,000 players. It also employs 50 people at the AYSO National Office in Torrance, CA.

Over the years, AYSO has created many valuable programs and concepts. Most notably, AYSO revolutionized youth sports with its "Everyone Plays®" and "Balanced Teams" philosophies. In AYSO, each child who registers is guaranteed to play at least half of every game. To help create evenly matched games, all AYSO players are placed on new or "balanced" teams each year. These decisions are made based on each player's skill level and the overall ability of the team.

In 1971, two San Fernando Valley residents developed AYSO's first girls program in Granada Hills, CA. Today, a corporate sponsor has joined with AYSO as the organization's first official sponsor of its national girl's initiative. Currently, 40 percent of AYSO's players are girls.

In the mid-70s, an AYSO coach chartered new territory as he welcomed the organization's first player with Down Syndrome. As a result of this landmark union, soccer was introduced into the Special Olympics. Today, AYSO offers its membership the Very Important Player (VIP) program for kids with special needs. The VIP program boasts 75 programs and 1,500 players. For more information on the organization, please visit