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  • Here We Go Again: Sun Valley (and All California) Shut Down

    Here We Go Again: Sun Valley (and All California) Shut Down

    Jose Mier Senses Some Deja Vu Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered many non-critical businesses and services to close their doors again after several weeks of a gradual reopening of the state after the first wave of the coronavirus hit the state. Among those things affected by this new re-closure are gyms and churches. Sun Valleyites can…

  • Jose Mier on Drought In Sun Valley, CA

    Jose Mier on Drought In Sun Valley, CA

    Surprising Statistics from DoughtMonitor It’s been hot in Sun Valley. This past weekend saw triple digit temperatures at least in my car while on the road. Officially we were in the mid to high nineties. No matter, it was hot. The heat and dry conditions around Sun Valley got me to thinking again about drought…

  • Jose Mier:  Be Prepared For Disasters

    Jose Mier: Be Prepared For Disasters

    Jose Mier posts suggestions for Sun Valley, CA neighbors. Is It Earthquake Season? If you’ve lived in Sun Valley for any length of time you know this is earthquake country. In fact it was just over a year ago that Southern California was jolted by a 7.2 quake just to the north of us. Some…

  • Jose Mier and Sun Valley’s Claim to Fame: Verdugo Moutains

    Jose Mier and Sun Valley’s Claim to Fame: Verdugo Moutains

    What would any site dedicated to Sun Valley be without the mention of our spectacular hillsides? If you’re a Sun Valley resident like me, Jose Mier, you can’t miss them. They jut right up in the distance and you can see them from just about any point in Sun Valley. In fact, portions of our…

  • Fires on the 4th Near Sun Valley

    Fires on the 4th Near Sun Valley

    Jose Mier experienced some fires over the 4th of July weekend around Sun Valley. If you read my Jose Mier post from July 3rd you know I reported that public fireworks were cancelled throughout the Southland for the July 4th weekend. That didn’t stop Sun Valley residents–and pretty much everyone else–from launching their own displays.…

  • Sun Valley Area Fireworks Cancelled

    Sun Valley Area Fireworks Cancelled

    Jose Mier Opines on COVID’s Effect on July 4th The fourth of July is almost upon us. Now for the first time in my memory (and probably the memories of those much older than I) there will be no fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. I already wrote about beach closures over this weekend in an…

  • The Old West is Five Minutes from Sun Valley

    The Old West is Five Minutes from Sun Valley

    Jose Mier Takes a Drive to Shadow Hills You wouldn’t think it, but there are pockets of history here and there in greater Los Angeles. Yes, we’re inundated with paved roads and strip malls here in the San Fernando Valley, but there are remnants of our not-too-distant past if you’re willing to look for them.…

  • Beaches Closed 4th of July Weekend

    Just a quick update from Jose Mier. Apparently due to a rising infection rate of the coronavirus beaches in LA County will be closed July 3 through 6. If you had any plans to celebrate the 4th on one of our LA beaches, your plans (and mine) just got shot down. It’s really disheartening to…

  • Jose Mier Sun Valley Restaurant List #7

    Jose Mier Sun Valley Restaurant List #7

  • Jose Mier’s Sun Valley Restaurant List #6

    Jose Mier’s Sun Valley Restaurant List #6

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