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Thursday, August 27, 2015


The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet the August featured artist, Christine Douglass.

Douglass is a local San Fernando Valley artist who has always enjoyed drawing but discovered her love for oil painting as an adult. In 2006, after losing her husband and searching for her joy, Douglass decided to dedicate more time to oil painting. Now, her artwork is frequently being selected for juried art shows in galleries and museums in Southern California.

She continues to be inspired by "a celebration of the human spirit, and appreciation for whimsy and beauty." Come see her latest paintings and learn more about Douglass on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm.

Following the presentation, please join us for complimentary refreshments and enjoy the Pop-Up Art Mart, where you can purchase original artwork from the presenter and various other artists from the San Fernando Valley.*

Join us every last Saturday of the month at your Museum. Different speakers every month!August 29th - Artist, Christine Douglass
September 26th - Artist, Anne Bowman
October 31st - Artist, Judy Heimlich
November 28th - Artist, Ellen Rundle

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

Come shop until you drop at the Pop-Up Art Mart and help preserve history!

Every Last Saturday of the Month at the Museum. Following the speaker series presentation, enjoy shopping at our new "POP-UP ART MART" - where 7 local artists will be selling original art, prints, crafts and other merchandise. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Museum. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Hello to all Museum members and guests. Tomorrow, Thursday, August 20, 2015, The Museum will be closed for the day.

We are preparing the Mid Century Modern exhibit.  

We will be open on Saturday, August 20th from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley


At The Museum, we are proud to educate and continue to learn about the incredible history in the area of aviation in the San Fernando Valley.

This history of Skunkworks and the brilliant aircraft that are still flying today, as in the U-2, 60 years after its first take off on August 1, 1955. Yes, that's right, 60 years and still going strong!

Enjoy this article in from the L.A. Times.

C'mon into The Museum to share your stories, experiences about aviation in the San Fernando Valley.

For those that are not bashful to tell their stories on video, we have a FREE oral history program. Please contact Lee Davis at to learn how to submit application to participate.  We are interested in your experiences relating to aviation.
If you, a family member, former colleague or friend worked in the aviation industry during WWII or at any other time and have artifacts, photos, videos, tapes and other items that you would like to donate to The Museum, please contact Gary Fredburg at 818-347-9665 or

To read and enjoy this entire article from The Los Angeles Times, click HERE.


Friday, August 14, 2015


In many ways, this is not a proud anniversary for the City of Los Angeles.

Per the Daily News, The Watts riot broke out Aug. 11, 1965 and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.

It began with a routine traffic stop 50 years ago, catapulted into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive riot in Los Angeles.

                                                                                     AP Photo/Harold Filan, File

If you were living and working in the San Fernando Valley and or Los Angeles at the time, how did this event affect you? Your family?  What has changed or not changed over the last 50 years from this event?

What do you recall about Los Angeles and the Valley in 1965?

Send us a note with your thoughts, feelings and emotions of this event.

Read an article from the Daily News on the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots - HERE.

Thank you.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Join us for a guided walking tour of 10 murals along Van Nuys Blvd. Learn the history of murals in the Northeast Valley, hear the inspiration and meet the artists. Tour guides are local artists that have been involved in the creation and preservation of the murals.

This summer, two Los Angeles muralists (Kristy Sandoval and Levi Ponce) painted in the international Mural Istanbul Festival, and in exchange two Turkish artists are visiting Pacoima and painting a mural on Myke's Cafe.

Come meet the two Turkish artists -- Mete Cam (Esk Reyn) and Canberk El (Wicx) -- see the new finished mural. 

Wear comfortable shoes. Bring umbrellas, caps, sunscreen and/or water ...
bottles anything you may need to make the walk comfortable for you.

The walk spans from Brandley Ave to Telfair Ave a little over 1 mile.

After the tour Myke's Cafe is offering a free agua fresca (pinapple, fruit punch or horchata) with meal purchase to tour attendees.

Meeting Location: Outside of Myke's Cafe at 13171 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, Ca, 91331

Dates: Repeats Bi-Monthly, 3rd Saturday of the Month

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 12:30 pm.

Parking: Street Parking is available along Van Nuys Blvd. (Please Read Parking Signs!)

Cost: $15.00 Pre-Paid Per Person Donation. Otherwise $20.00 walk-up cost.
Order tickets via Eventbrite:
Funds collected help restore murals overtime. 

 For more information email Maryley at

Northeast Valley Muralists
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Pacoima Neighborhood Council
Pacoima Beautiful
Tresierras Supermarkets
Myke's Cafe
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Tonight is a special one - we hope you can attend one of the many National Night Out events. Here is a list for the San Fernando Valley from the Daily News.

Public safety officials across the country are taking time to reach out to the communities they serve as part of Tuesday’s National Night Out.

Communities are holding block parties, barbecuing and organizing caravans around local neighborhoods, with police officers and firefighters bringing out SWAT equipment and fire trucks for the kids to explore. And homeowners are encouraged to leave their porch lights on to promote neighborhood safety.

Held on the first Tuesday in August annually since 1984, National Night Out is organized by the National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit crime-prevention organization.

Local cities holding National Night Out events include:
Guadalupe Community Center: Catholic Charities and the Los Angeles Police Department, Topanga Division, cosponsor the event with family activities, 4-7 p.m. 21600 Hart St., Canoga Park. 818-756-3070.

Winnetka: 4-7 p.m. 7032 Delco Ave. 818-756-3180.

La Crescenta: 5-8 p.m. Parking lot of Ross Dress for Less, 2111 Foothill Blvd. Sergeant Cynthia Gonzalez, 818-248-3464.

Pacoima: 5-8 p.m. Roger Jessup Recreation Center, 12467 Osborne St. 818-756-8866.

Sun Valley: Block party, 5-8 p.m. Industrial Metal Supply, northwest corner of Roscoe Boulevard at Crockett Street and Vineland Avenue. 818-756-8866.

Tujunga: 5-8 p.m. Little Landers Park, 10116 Commerce Ave. 818-756-8866.

Studio City: 5:30-8 p.m. Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd. 818-754-8470.

Sun Valley: 5:30-9 p.m. Stonehurst Recreation Center, 9901 Dronfield Ave. 818-756-8866.

Valley Village: 5:30-9 p.m. Valley Village Park, 5000 Westpark Drive. 818-754-8470.

Mission Hills: 6-9 p.m. Brand Park, 15121 Brand Blvd. 818-838-9860.

Mission Hills: 6-9 p.m. Andres Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd. 818-838-9860.

North Hills: 6-9 p.m. Nordhoff Street and Sepulveda Boulevard. 818-838-9860. www.facebook/com/thelapd

Northridge: Activities, 6 p.m. Screening of “Big Hero 6” (2014), sunset. Northridge Recreation Center, 18300 Lemarsh St. (at Reseda Boulevard).

Reseda: 6-10 p.m. Randal D. Simmons Park, corner of Vanowen Street and Wilbur Avenue. 818-374-7690.

San Fernando: Information on anticrime efforts, drug prevention awareness, community and police partnership to fight crime, neighborhood watch program, children’s activities and refreshments, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. State Senator Robert Hertzberg is a scheduled guest speaker. City Parking lot (6N), corner of First Street and Maclay Avenue. San Fernando Police Department, 818-898-1267.

Sherman Oaks: 6-8 p.m. Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, 14201 Huston St. 818-374-9406.

Sylmar: 6-9 p.m. Sylmar Park, 13109 Borden Ave. 818-838-9860.

Van Nuys: Block party, 6-9 p.m. 6753 Katherine Ave. 818-374-9406.