Mapping San Fernando

I’m loving the massive L.A. Times project of mapping out the neighborhoods in this crazy metropolis. Last year, they even began including cities and unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County. I like checking out the San Fernando profile since other sources (ahem, Wikipedia) aren’t as accurate with their figures. Some interesting statistics? Read more

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

The guys over at Eat. Blog. Repeat. have invited me to guest blog about my…

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George Lopez Burrito Love

It’s no secret that George Lopez frequents the tamal hot spot Carrillo’s….

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New Food Truck on Foothill

These gourmet food trucks that won’t go away tend to give off an annoying air of rabid devotion. Not that I’m against a grilled cheese from time to time, but there’s relief in knowing the San Fernando area won’t give way to obsessive tweeps waiting in long lines for something that should never be fused in the first place. That being said, I wasn’t sure whether to grow nervous or excited when I saw a flashy truck parked on Foothill, complete with Facebook and Twitter advertising painted along the side panel.

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Sushi in Sylmar?

Photo by the Daily News

I don’t know if anyone caught this in the Daily News last week or up on my Facebook page, but it looks like we might be getting some new restaurants in the area by early 2012. According to the article, the land on Hubbard next to Kragen Auto Parts will be developed through the end of the year, and will eventually feature shops and upscale restaurants. Neighboring Casa Torres is planning on moving to the so-called Hubbard Village Center. Read more

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Welcome

In a year when San Fernando celebrates its 100 years as a city, I couldn’t let another 100 go by without some sort of hat tip to the small place that shaped me in a big way. I’ve spent time throughout the Valley, but my formative teenage years were spent in the 2.4 square miles that bleed into Sylmar, Pacoima and Mission Hills. It took me leaving the city, then the state, to realize how much I am San Fernando. Read more

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