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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2009 - The Year of Valley History

Swedish Holiday Star - Photo by Gerald Fecht - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on image to enlarge)

Human beings are far more inclusive than the ugly conflicts between tribes and ethnic groups in the news would lead us to believe. Los Angeles is after all the home of the kosher burrito, and you can order a Hawaiian pineapple and Canadian bacon pizza throughout the city. Filipino-American kids in Panorama City know all about Big Macs and which family has a Netflix account. Some of my neighbors in Tarzana wished me a happy Yalda as we were stringing up our outside Yule lights. We have a Mexican Christmas tree with glorious tin ornaments and Swedish straw symbols. I don't know about you, but I can't think of a nicer place to live. Have a great holiday season, a terrific New Year and a cozy winter with your families and friends.
..... and, just for ducks, Here's hoping the Trojans are awesome in the Rose Bowl.

3009 - The Year of Valley History

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