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Valley Glen

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The best part of valley glen is south of victory. once you go north of it, the poverty and nastiness becomes a little more obvious on the outskirts of the streets. The illegals are obvious. They blend there impoverish homes with the nice middle class homes which isnt fair. I wish they would have kept the original plan and just included the parts south of victory. now are neighborhood has to be combined with the ghettos bringing down out property value. Atleast water your lawns, plant a tree and clean up your homes! I wish our council was active like valley villages. us that live in the 91607 zip should of been included with them anyway. all the way to oxnard, then down to the wash on coldwater canyon, then back down to burbank. we should have been part of VV.

— Robert
April 17, 2012 at 1:16 a.m.

Los Angeles Valley College is situated in Valley Glen and is expanding.

— Sue
May 11, 2011 at 7:59 a.m.

For all the confused people, not knowing what your neighborhood is called, or saying your neighborhood is a city, you all live in the city of Los Angeles! So stop freaking out! I find it funny how I grew up in Wisconsin and people who have grown up in Van Nuys etc don't even know they live in LA! They would say no we live in Los Angeles county and I would say you Live in the city of Los Angeles in LA county, Van Nuys, studio city they are just neighborhoods but it's the city of LA

— Levy
April 25, 2011 at 10:48 a.m.

If you build it they will come!!... we need a mall in the Valley Glen / North Hollywood area to improve the vacinity.

A great place would be where the Valley Plaza is!... that Plaza is abandoned, and is bringing property value down! Its a huge open space! Lets build a mall or something nice for our community! who do we speak to about that!?

— I live here too!
March 8, 2011 at 2:11 p.m.

I live here in Valley Glen all my life on Victory & Woodman its like home over here & Its fun sometimes. & The area is not as bad as it was years ago. The area does have its bad times. They're a few gangs in the area like Lennox 13, NH boyz 13, & Van Nuys 13 in the area but it hasn't been any major problems.Anyways Its like home sweet home. I remember going to the Circuit city all the time & Jack in the box & the movie theater nearby. I love it 2 da fullest

— Junior
November 12, 2010 at 10:20 p.m.

I wish someone would tell our Armenian brothers that the speed limit on residential streets is 25mph, 15 near a school...not 50mph with no thought for walkers or pets or even squirrels. And also that your McDonalds bags and Starbucks cups should not be tossed out the window with your cigarette wrappers either.

— Ellie
October 12, 2010 at 10 a.m.

SF Maven:you are out of touch, and not much of maven. The NC has spent many dollars and time to clean up the meridian, that the City put in but refuses to keep clean or water, they do maintain the Studio City median. The City/DWP procrastinated on the developement on Victory @ Ethel and by the time they approved the permits etc, the housing market went "south" and financially it was not a good investment. Come to the NC meetings and see what they do to promote and keep VG viable. If you are concerned about VG then get involved and stop complaining. Did you vote or run for a seat on the NC, if not don't complain.

— Montie
May 29, 2010 at 10:17 p.m.

I live in Valley Glen. Within my block we have three Actors (one of which is in the "Twilight" films) a neighbor who just received her Doctorate, Educators, and "Industry" creatives. Our block is well kept. Immediately outside of our "bubble", it's NASTY!

— I live here
May 29, 2010 at 10:09 a.m.

91401 is NOT Valley Glen--it is Van Nuys and parts of Sherman Oaks, on the EAST side of the 405 freeway. It matters little. The Valley's names have been so fragmented in the past 30 years, that many residents don't even know what area they live in--all Los Angles by the way. Tell that to the phone operator when they ask "What city please".

— Bob
May 22, 2010 at 7:43 p.m.

So when did Sherman Oaks become Valley Glen?

— Mary O'Reilly
February 5, 2010 at 8:25 a.m.

Lived here since late 1970's.

What was good was Brown's Victory Bakery.

Now, there is a do nothing neighborhood council that got in bed with a developer who put up plywoood walls along Victory and will bring in huge amounts of traffic with his development.

First thing off the 170 you see is World Tobacco, a check cashing store and weedy glen medians along Victory. Oh, and grafitti.

— SFV maven
January 29, 2010 at 8:53 a.m.

Good things: None. Bad things: Dirtbag taggers, starbucks, high school kids, failed businesses, traffic, speeding Armos, etc.

— David
September 25, 2009 at 5:08 p.m.

My block in Valley Glen must be an anomaly. I and my neighbors on both sides hold advanced college degrees. Out of six of us, four are teachers. Others on our block seem to be college grads and hold medical and other professional jobs. Still, what keeps us here is not our education but a love for the community we have built. We have shared holidays, child-rearing, and—yes—earthquakes. We have supported each other through death and weddings. It's a great neighborhood loved by those of us who live here.

— Lynne Culp
August 22, 2009 at 8:54 a.m.

Valley Glen is redundant.

So is Glendale, come to think of it.

LA needs a mega-redundancy. It'd be good for tourism. How about The Valley Glen Canyon Gorge Basin Channel?

The Dingle Dell Swale Vale Coulee Notch?

I love my thesaurus.

— RCoA
August 19, 2009 at 12:19 p.m.

It is amazing. The majority of residents have high school or less in education. Is it any wonder that this city is slowly deteriorating? More people, less educated - good portion here illegally - and it doesn't take a genius to know that this is why we are economically reversing for the first time in generations. This generation is less educated, more imprisoned and larger illegal population than ever before. The valley was a nice place to live - not anymore. It is so sad. Illegals should leave, parents should educate their children and then better job opportunities will be there. That is the American way, folks. Obey the laws, speak english, get an education and hard work!!!

— Murray
August 19, 2009 at 10:01 a.m.

Where are the Orange Line roads and bike paths on this map?

— Denise Billings
June 8, 2009 at 9:35 p.m.

Where they got the name Valley Glen I have no idea. I lived the first seven years of my life (1985-1992) on Mary Ellen just south of Victory Blvd and everyone called that area Van Nuys. Or if we wanted to be more specific we'd say we lived around the border of Van Nuys and North Hollywood.....nowhere did I ever hear the name Valley Glen.

— Kevin Y
June 7, 2009 at 2:08 a.m.

These boundaries are wrong. Valley Glen is all south of Sherman Way. The real boundaries of Valley Glen are here http://www.valleyglen.org/map.htm

— observer
June 4, 2009 at 5:38 p.m.

As I said months ago, it is not "los Angeles Valley Jr. College". It is Los Angles Valley College and has been for more that 40 years.

— Lee Mellinger
June 4, 2009 at 12:34 p.m.

According to the united states postal service, I live in North Hollywood, but according to your neighborhood map, I live in Valley Glen. (Rhodes & Oxnard Blvd, just east of Whitsett). Interesting! I wonder if that would make a difference to my car insurance company. hah!

— Haley Raspet
June 2, 2009 at 9:36 p.m.

Valley Glen

is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County.
The neighboring communities are North Hollywood, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley, Valley Village and Van Nuys.
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