Friday, August 1, 2008
Hollywood comes to the Valley – What happens in Las Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. CSI Las Vegas likes to claim that they are in Las Vegas, however, a lot of there scenes are filmed locally in the valley. One episode in particular showed the investigative team on a football field investigating the death of a young girl in the stadium booth at the top of the stadium seats. This was filmed locally at Los Angeles Valley College and the name of the high school used in the show, the Monarchs, is actually the name of Los Angeles Valley College football team.
Actor Andy Griffith, Mayberry’s Sheriff Taylor in the television series, “The Andy Griffith Show” came out of retirement to act in the video with country music singer Brad Paisley latest song, “Waiting on a Woman.”
Ventura Boulevard was Route 101 before the freeway was put in and before that in 1851 it was the original El Camino Real highway, the route used to get from one Mission to another mainly Mission San Fernando.
Did you know? – Los Angeles is the most congested city in the USA for traffic. San Fernando Valley residents spend an average 7.4 percent longer commuting to work than the average Californian.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz stars of the television series “I Love Lucy,” throughout the 1950’s lived in the valley at the corner of Devonshire and Tampa, but is now a gated housing complex, called Running Springs.
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