Located in the San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys has a long and interesting history. In 1911, the largest subdivision in Los Angeles County would be recorded as Tract 1,000 with plans to develop three "wonder towns"—Van Nuys, Marian (now Reseda), and Owensmouth (now Canoga Park) linked by a meandering super boulevard, Van Nuys Boulevard. Hundreds of thousands of folks from the middle of the United States came to settle in the Valley and enjoy the suburban lifestyle.
Van Nuys High School, founded in 1914, would come to educate hundreds of celebrity students, like Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, Jane Russell, and Natalie Wood. Alice Waters, creator of California cuisine, was also a graduate.
The former Bob's Big Boy on Van Nuys Boulevard was a legendary stop for "American Graffiti"-style car-cruise nights.
Today, with more than 100,000 inhabitants, Van Nuys is noted for its youthful vibe and the large percentage of residents who were born abroad.
14500 Roscoe Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
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