Way Out West: Life in the West San Fernando Valley as seen through selected images from the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Department Valley Times Collection, 1914-2005.
These fabulous historic photographs depict life in the developing Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park and Calabasas areas of the San Fernando Valley. Featured are images of the early days of each area, including new housing developments and neighborhoods, extension and improvement of the historic Ventura Freeway and some of the early industry that brought that development, and prosperity, to the area.
On display in the reading room at the Platt Branch Library.
What We Are Reading
How to raise a reader
The Starless Sea
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Anja Niemi in character
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Haunting of Tram Car 015
Mexican American baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles
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