Mike Spasoff is a tireless servant to this community -- at least for a few months out of the year -- and that's good enough for me. It's also more than good enough for the 600 trick-or-treaters he delights and terrifies with the elaborate, Disney-rivaling, pirate-themed yard display at his house on San Fernando Mission Boulevard (near Shoshone). When I was a kid, I used to always wish someone in the neighborhood would do something beyond carving a pumpkin. Fortunately, kids in Mike's neighborhood will never have to cope with that same unfulfilled sense of longing that I always had. What makes you want to invest the time, money, and resources into such an elaborate production? I can remember the magic of walking the streets of our neighborhood each Halloween and the excitement of finding a house that did something more than just a jack-o-lantern or a cardboard skeleton. My parents and I always made a special effort to do something extra but it wasn't until we moved to
Image pilfered from https://thedcontinuum.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/the-home-despot/ In case you haven't heard, Home Depot purchased the property at the SE corner of Devonshire and Balboa, and plans to demolish everything from Regency Theater to Ralphs, and replace it all with a Home Depot. But before you get mad at Home Depot for wiping out community-friendly storefronts with an industrial-style warehouse focused primarily on serving contractors (and sure, they're partially to blame), go back a step prior and learn about the proposal to expand the Van Nuys Airport which will crowd out the existing Home Depot on Roscoe just east of Balboa. Watch this page for info and updates, and put this event on your calendar: Town Hall Meeting 2 pm – 6 pm Sunday, Aug. 14 John F. Kennedy High School 11254 Gothic Avenue, Granada Hills Reproducing post on GHSNC.org here: Representatives of The Home Depot Corp. have filed an application with Los Angeles City Planning to build a new Home De
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Is her last name Cavallero? If it is, then she might be the same girl I once dropped off while I took driving lessons at Valleywide. Just wondering!ReplyDelete
I think we're supposed to go vote for her. So, I'm all about Local everything so Go Valerie... Yay?ReplyDelete
Kris, it sure looks like it you're right. Hey everybody, you can friend her! http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=506588541&ref=tsReplyDelete
So it IS her! Yeah I remember her. Right when I had to drop her off, I missed the turn haha. This was back in 2006, I was 17 at the time. Unlikely she'll remember that time. But hey, congrats to her for making it on Maxim!ReplyDelete
Funny because my last name is Caballero. Never heard it with a "V."