We hope everyone enjoys our upcoming storms! Stay safe! Here's a photo dated September 13, 1963 that reads, "Lightning crackles overhead during an electric storm that rolled over the Valley Thursday night. In this scene, looking from Granada Hills toward Sun Valley, a bolt slices through moist evening air toward the San Gabriel Mountains. Lightning strikes Thursday started five fires in...
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Entrance to a cave in the sandstone cliffs of the Santa Susana Mountains near Chatsworth, December 13, 1937. Source: LAPL
Luttge Bros. store located at the corner of Orange Grove and San Fernando Road in Burbank. Horse-drawn carriages are parked in front of the store.
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David Siddon, 2, sees snow for the first time in front of his home in Canoga Park, January 29, 1957. Source: Valley Times
Balboa near Rinaldi - Gas line explosions the morning of the Northridge earthquake on January 17, 1994.
Who remembers Ohrbach's? Here's a photo of Ohrbach's Grand Opening in Panorama City in 1964. It was the third Ohrbach's store to open in California. Source: LAPL, Valley Times Collection
Snow covered house in Sunland -Tujunga. Photo by Alan Hyde, January 22, 1962. Source: Valley Times
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, shown attending a horse show in Northridge, 1930s.
Garapatas Creek, Topanga Canyon, ca. 1921. Source: CSUN Digital Library
Big Do-Nut in North Hollywood on the southwest corner of Magnolia Blvd and Laurel Canyon Boulevard. This site is currently a parking lot for the neighboring Jons Market.
Harriet and Hammond Davis moved to Lankershim/Toluca in the late 1800s and they wanted to keep important family traditions from England. One of those traditions was tennis. Harriet & Hammond introduced tennis to their new neighbors, the Weddington family, and when the families intermarried, tennis became an important part of their lifestyle.

Photo is from the Davis Family Photo Album, circa...
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McDaniel's Market, ca. mid 1950s. This McDaniel's was located on Laurel Canyon, south of Vanowen, at the north end of Valley Plaza. It later became Hughes Market. From the Valley Relics Collection
Thank you to Ivy Tuber for sharing this photo of her parents' house in Granada Hills showing the snow in 1989.
A man is about to enter the Pine Needle Ski Slope in Studio City. Source: LAPL

Skier Sepp Benedikter opened the Pine Needle Ski Slope, located at the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Lankershim Boulevard in Studio City, on June 23, 1939. The club provided year round instruction and practice on a 600 foot hill matted with 3,000 sacks of pine needles. This building has since been demolished....
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Booths Grocery store and Red Crown Gasoline, 1915. The store was located in Roscoe (now known as Sun Valley). The sign on the front of the building reads: "An oasis in the desert, hot-soft drinks, candies, cigars, tobacco" and the sign on the side reads: "A little store well filled." There is also a sign for ice cream hanging from the ceiling in front of the store entrance. Red Crown Gasoline...
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Skip Kagan shared his photo of snow on Kagel Canyon in Arleta in 1962 with us. Thank you Skip!
Jesús Alvarado standing in front of Alvarado Mexican Merchandise in the town of Lankershim. Source: Stoltz Family Archives

In 1916 José María and Jesús Alvarado were living on Fourth Street in the unincorporated community of Lankershim. The address was 10939 Fourth Street, an address that would remain in the family records for years to come. It was an upstairs residence above a store that had...
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Who remembers this snowfall? Another blast of snow hit the north end of the San Fernando Valley on February 8, 1989, that left up to 5 inches of snow in places like Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, and Tarzana, although the snow did not stay on the ground for very long. Nevertheless, the Bob Timmerman managed to get a “snow child” made before it disappeared.
Here's another wonderful snow photo from Bob Ramage. The is the North Hollywood Train Station on Chandler Boulevard near Lankershim in January 1949.
Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills, circa 1940s. This photograph depicts the the curved corner of Zelzah Avenue and Chatsworth Street. Source: CSUN Digital Library, San Fernando Valley Collection.