Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LAST ARTIST SPEAKER FOR 2016 | Preston Craig 10/29/16 at 2pm

Craig earned a Master in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts from the University of Louisiana. His award-winning work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has lived and worked in Norway, England and Japan as an illustrator, computer graphic artist and scenic artist. Craig's artwork consists of a variety of imagery, utilizing classical and digital painting techniques sometimes combined with a splash of humor and social commentary.

Visit The Museum on Saturday, October 29th, from 2-3pm to learn more about Craig and his art.

Proceeds help support The Museum. 
Seating is very limited. Tickets are required.

Everyone who purchases a ticket will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win original art prints, books and walking tour passes.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324

Following the speaker series presentation, join us for complimentary light refreshments and snacks while shopping at the new gift store where you can purchase art from the presenter as well as prints, crafts, books and other merchandise. Also you are welcome to explore The Museum's current exhibitions:Mid Century Modern,The Westmore: First Family of Hollywood Makeup, Hollywood at Home and Hot Art | Cool Room. 

January            Christine Douglass
February           Ken Kochakji
March                Anita Hamlin
April                  Sarah Hage
May                   Debbie Wubben
June                  Morgan Kari

Monday, October 10, 2016

Behind The Scenes: Mexican American Community Baseball Exhibition

 Mexican American Community Baseball Exhibition 

A glimpse of the rare artifacts that will be on display.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley presents an exhibit depicting the Mexican American baseball tradition in the communities of the San Fernando Valley. 

The exhibit is based on the 2015 book entitled, Mexican American Baseball in the San Fernando Valley and includes rare photographs, historical artifacts and stories.

Mexican American residents, who could not play in traditional leagues created their own community baseball leagues organizing games and tournaments early in the 20th century, often gathering hundreds of spectators. These traditions cultural continue today.

The Museum invites the public to visit in the exhibition, opening on 
Thursday, October 13 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM, including a reception.

Additionally, the opening coincides with the New Sahara Galley's exhibit on 19th century political caricatures of Mexico, located in the same building. 

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is located at 
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 Northridge, CA. 91324

Saturday, October 8, 2016

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center and KCSN 88.5 present vintage rock photography exhibit


OCTOBER 4 - 22, 2016

The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center and KCSN 88.5 are pleased to present vintage rock photography by:

  • Michael Eivaz
  • Kevin Goff
  • Scott Mitchell
  • Jimmy Steinfeldt
  • Richard Upper

Rock Reception to kick off KCSN’s 2016 Pledge Drive
OCTOBER 8th  7:00 - 10:00 PM
(Actual KCSN Pledge Drive is Oct. 22-25)

Tel: 818/697-5525

Parking for the rock reception in the rear parking lot beyond the alley or at the Metro Orange Line parking lot just down the street near Reseda Blvd.

Take the Metro Orange line to the event - Reseda /Oxnard stop.

Please support your local museums and cultural centers.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

LAST Historic Van Nuys Walking Tour for 2016

The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture and industry. 

Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. 

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure. 

Sunday, October 16 2016 

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at

Cost: $10 per person.
Attendees can pay in advance on Eventbrite:

Parking: Free Lot on Vesper Ave & Sylvan St. Meter and Street parking also available.

For more information visit:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bobby Chacon, "the pride of Pacoima" former world boxing champion, dies at 64

Bobby Chacon, "the pride of Pacoima" former boxing champion, dies at 64.

                                                       Photo credit: Ring Magazine / Getty

The former world champion boxer passed away on September 7th. 

He maintained a great attitude and will always be known for incredible boxing matches at the Sports Arena and Olympic Arena, amongst others.

He was a warrior in the ring and and ample challenges in life with the loss of his wife, son and bouts with drugs and alcohol.

His boxing record consisted of:
Total fights - 67
Wins - 59
Wins by KO - 47
Losses - 7
Draws - 1
No contests - 0

His victories include some incredible fights against the likes of Tury Pineda, Irish Frankie Crawford, Chucho Castillo, "Little Red" Lopez, Venezuela's Alfredo Marcano and Jesus "Papelero" Estrada. 

He was called "Schoolboy," more for his youthful appearance than for attending classes at California State University at Northridge.

To learn more, please click HERE to read a recent Long Beach Press-Telegram article by Robert Morales.

Post by Michael Stevens