To the north of the Los Angeles Basin lies the San Fernando Valley, a bastion of suburban living with network and movie studios, parks, art galleries, shopping centers, sushi restaurants, theme parks and much more. Often referred to simply as "The Valley," it's a good idea to go beyond the stereotypes and visit a few lesser-known attractions to get a more intimate picture of the 260 square-mile region. We’ve gathered some great locations that fly under the radar in dining, recreation and culture, so you can get a good feel for what The Valley is really all about.
Los Angeles Magazine
Interviewed by Kari Mozena
Former host of The Talk Holly Robinson Peete got out the paintbrush to help volunteers revitalize the Watts Labor Community Action Committee Community Center (they received a grant of $50,000 from The Maxwell House Community Project). She was honored for her dedication to the autism community at The Miracle Project’s “Autism is Awesomism” concert at The Grove. The rest of the time, you’ll find Peete and her husband, former NFLer Rodney Peete catching flying shrimp in their mouths at Benihana with their four children.