As I wrote in my Daily News piece, "Valley State of Mind":
The Valley is constantly portrayed in the media, and by those who dwell on “the other side of the hill,” as nothing more than a sun-baked wasteland of mini-mall strewn streets under a tangle of wires and smog, where only illiterate meth addicts, porn stars, and frosted-haired simpletons would choose to live; where cuisine no more exotic than canned ravioli can be found, and where the suburban sprawl is consuming us Valley-dwellers under its mass, oozing over us until we suffocate beneath it, rendering our brains (what little brain matter we have) useless. The Valley, the critics repeatedly tell us, is making us all fat, dull, stupid and soulless.
But we Valleyites know the Valley is home to more than mini-malls. Here's my San Fernando Valley Slideshow.