Over the Hill (in the other direction)

Spike Dolomite is a Valley artist, arts education activist, and community organizer. Her paintings have been shown in various spaces throughout the Valley for over 20 years. Her cartoon book, “ART” came out in 2010 and is on sale at Continental Art Supplies, CSUN Art Gallery, and La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando, and 11:11 a Creative Collective. Her “ART” cartoons have also been published on NoHoArtsDistrict.com.

Spike is a co-founder and managing director of a grassroots group called, “Reseda Renaissance,” a group of artists, art lovers, business leaders, and civic leaders dedicated to seeing Reseda make a comeback via the arts.

Her political blog, “Left Turn in NoHo” ran on NoHoArtsDistrict.com from 2012 through 2013.


Thursday, 07 January 2016 10:42

The First Art Gallery in the City of San Fernando

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When La Galeria Gitana opened on November 1, 2008, it was the first gallery ever to exist in the City of San Fernando.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 08:43

Opera in the Valley!

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Center Stage Opera (CSO) was founded by Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas ten years ago. 

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 15:29


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For over 30 years the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra (SFVSO) has presented the finest performances of symphonic music to the San Fernando Valley.

The Reseda Renaissance and Arts in Education Aid Council are producing the second open studio and public art tour for the Reseda area on Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Valley musician, Norman Harris, has been collecting instruments since the 1960s. He started collecting first, falling in love with every guitar he bought, but soon realized he’d have to sell guitars in order to buy more guitars. That’s when it went from a hobby to a business - guitar collecting for fun and for profit!

Friday, 07 August 2015 09:09

Twisted Gypsy - American Tribal Style Dancers

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Take a stroll down “Village Walk” in Tarzana (the shopping center at Ventura Blvd. and Yolanda St) and spend some time with the public art project, two Byzantine mosaic fountains and a mural, by Jose Antonio Aguirre. The fountain on the east corner of Yolanda is titled "Our Vanishing World" and was produced in 2007. The other fountain, "Living Legends," and the mural "El Camino Real," were created in 2010.

KCSN 88.5 – the valley’s public radio station

Friday, 15 May 2015 19:24

Open Mic Nights in the Northeast Valley

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Tia Chucha’s, the nonprofit independent bookstore/performance space/art gallery in Sylmar, has been offering workshops, events, youth programs, and open mic nights for the past 15 years.

Friday, 01 May 2015 10:47

The Freeway Lady Comes to the Valley!

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(Photo credit: Scott Kiche)

Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:28

Family Owned Music Store in Canoga Park

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There’s a great music store in Canoga Park - Sam Ash on De Soto and Roscoe is one of 45 stores in 16 states. Sam Ash has been a family owned and operated business for over 80 years and employs 1800 people.

Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:06

“Fun A Day”, an Art Event

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A few years ago, artist Chloe Cumbow, moved to the Valley from Providence, Rhode Island. She brought with her “Fun A Day”, an art event created 11 years ago by a group of artists in the West Philadelphia's Artclash Collective intended to keep artists active and creative during the bleakest month of the year on the east coast. It has spread to over 30 cities so far.

Sunday, 15 February 2015 14:24

Jump into the Los Angeles River!

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LA River by Spike Dolomite

The Los Angeles River is undergoing a major transformation from a giant cement gutter and dumping ground to an actual destination.

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