Saturday, August 16, 2008
Hollywood Comes to the Valley – Beverly Hills 90210 makes its comeback to television later this year. The original 90210 was a fictional television show in the 90’s about a group of teenagers living in the upscale star studded community of Beverly Hills. The characters attended Beverly Hill High School, but the actual school used for filming the school scenes was in the middle class community of Torrance, California at Torrance High School in the zip code 90501.
Even though its celebrity roster is less glittery than Hollywood or Beverly Hills High School many familiar faces have walked these halls, Alan Ladd being the most famous, probably followed by Erin Moran who played Joanie in television’s Happy Days. comedian Adam Carolla, Harry Anderson – Night Court (Judge Harry T. Stone).
A tiny college once known as San Fernando State College has now been enrolling students for 50 years. It is now known as California State University at Northridge, CSUN (see-sun) for its short name. At this year’s graduation for the Mike Curb College the president of the school addressed the graduates and said be careful with what you do because this chapter of your life has no delete key.
Author, Susan Sontag author of “The Way We Live Now” (2001) and other books was an alumnus of North Hollywood High School the second oldest school in the San Fernando Valley.
Alemany High School celebrates 50 years of enrolling students. Situated on the San Fernando Mission Grounds in Mission Hills this Catholic High School opened its doors to its first class of students in 1958.
Did ya know? - Author, Francine Pascal who has written 35 books about proms and high school never attended her prom.
Happy School Days!