I laugh when I think of American Graffiti.
If people could see the area that was filmed in today, they’d toss their cookies.
You can’t even hang out in much of that area after dark.
I went to a Sears on the corner of Van Nuy’s Boulevard and Roscoe about five years ago. The signage was in Hispanic lettering about 5” tall, with English subtitled below in about 1.5” lettering. One of the people who worked there, warned me not to remain there after dark. That is where Adrays used to be. It was a very busy middle-class store, doing a massive volume in sales.
Van Nuys Boulevard looks like you took modern buildings, moved out all Caucasians, and moved in the inhabitants of Tijuana, after issuing each of them a shopping basket they could stroll the streets with.
I use to cruise that boulevard in the evenings. Now it’s a source of deep sorrow even to think about.
I used to work on Van Nuys. It was getting bad yrs ago when I left.
There was a huge turnout on 8/1/12 in Southern California, and yet you are negative.
LOL...Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Blvd.
We must be around the same age, I'm 51.
I know exactly what you mean about the areas you wrote about, they were all nice, middle class areas and have since been run over.
Even where my Mom lives in Northridge, is getting to be the same way.
She is not far from CSUN, maybe a mile or so West and it was looking like a ghetto last I saw it about 2 years ago.
You and I have a perspective of what this "invasion" has done that too many other people don't.
I've been here in Vegas for about 12 years and would guess by now anything North or Riverside Drive is pretty much down the drain by now.