|The San Fernando Valley
by Kevin Roderick
Thanks to the movies and television, the San Fernando Valley is Americaís quintessential suburb, simultaneously a place and a state of mind whose casual, family-oriented lifestyle and once-sprawling open spaces shaped our notions of middle class nirvana. Native son Kevin Roderick turns a journalistís eye on the hometown of his youth and discovers a long, rich history filled with the sort of lore and traditions that make a place a home.
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