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Sunday, February 8, 2009


Manager of the Salomi Restaurant in North Hollywood 2009 - photo by Jerry Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2009 (click on image to enlarge)

2009 - The Year of Valley History
As our February 7th walking tour headed south on Lankershim Boulevard, we encountered the manager of the Salomi Restaurant cleaning his windows just before opening for the Saturday lunch trade. With an open charm he asked, "what's up with all these people?" We explained that the group was a walking tour of historic North Hollywood.
"When you are finished, you'll have to come back for a great lunch," he smiled.
Before our next walking adventure in the NoHo, the Museum's tour committee will be contacting restaurants in the area to offer our in-tourists an incentive to stay for lunch. In the meanwhile, the manager of Salomi gave us a take-out menu for The Museum's archives. He was particularly interested in The Museum when he learned that we would be conducting regular tours in the area, and that The Museum exists not only to serve individuals and communities but businesses as well.
Salomi Indian and Bangladesh Restaurant has been a part of the San Fernando Valley for 25 years. Since 1979 it has offered traditional Indian and Tanoori style meals. It is open seven days a week.
Salomi Restaurant
5225 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
1 (818) 506-0130

Air Conditioning Worker, North Hollywood 2009 - photo by Jerry Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on image to enlarge)
When I was taking the photo of the manager of the Salomi Restaurant, a young working man and his friend said, "Hey, take my picture too!". When I asked where he worked he pointed to the building now behind him in this photograph. I explained to him that he and his family are important to our culture and that The Museum of the San Fernando Valley belongs to him.
"Hey," he responded, "thanks!"
The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the world, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.

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