Northridge, CA Real Estate News

By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 Welcome to Northridge. Now that you live here, or in one of the nearby cities. The day will come when you will want to go out for Lunch, or Dinner. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from, However If you are in the mood to eat Sushi. May I suggest Going to Granada Hills. It is only a hop, jump, and a skip from Northridge.     In my opinion Arigato Japanese Restaurant, and Sushi Bar  Has the best sushi around. They are located Just North of Granada Hills High School. At 10650 Zelzah Ave. Granada Hills, Ca. 91344. Phone # is 818-368-1717 Hours of operation is:Lunch:   Mon.-Fri. 11:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.Dinner:  Mon. - Thurs. 5:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.               Sat.  5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.               Sun. 5:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. Do you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 Have you just moved to Northridge, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, Reseda, or even any of the other cities in the San Fernando Valley? Maybe you have been living here, and you find it tough to find that good mechanic.I am writing this post because I want to share with you that special mechanic you should know about. I personally Have been going to Steve`s Express Automotive for over 15 years, and I have never met a better Repair shop ever. I refer this repair shop to all my friends, and clients, and now I am referring them to you. There is no better way to say thank you to someone for a job well done than to refer them to your friends, family, and neighbors. Steve`s Express opened its doors in 1990. They have been located at the same location this entire time. 10324 Zelzah Ave. Northridge C...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Got junk Lately I have been driving around my neighborhood, and I have been seeing these trucks that say on the side of them "Got Junk" 1-800-got-junk. So Today I decided that I wanted to find out more about this company (company Info.) and if it would be helpful for my clients, when they buy, and sell a home.What I found out is that this company is for hire. They will come out, and pick up your trash, and dump it for you. I found this to be a great idea for my clients. No more having to call a trash company to come out drop off a trash container,  fill up, and have to worry about the neighbors filling it up before you do. No more Drop off fee, no more pick up fee, no more weight fee. This company will come out, and give you a price before they take your trash away. What a great idea.Do...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Contracts   When I meet with a new client that is looking to buy a home. We sit down and talk. I am interested in finding out more about my new clients, and how I can help them buy a home. I want to find out what is important to them, and what they are looking for in a home. I then give them a copy of the purchase contract to go over.I want my clients to understand the purchase contract. I want them to review the contract, and if they have a question about it ask me. Buying a house is going to be the biggest purchase that most homebuyers are going to make in their life. I want them to understand the contract, because if they don`t, they are not going to feel comfortable. What I find really amazing are the new clients that I work with that have been using a previous realtor. The previous...
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By John R. Pulskamp, MA, GRI, SRES, e-PRO
(Century 21 All Moves)
                                          Bull Creek looking north from Nordhoff                     Above postcard will be sent on request.        The Walnut Cove area of Northridge, California is bounded by Nordhoff Street on the south, Plummer Street on the north, Balboa Boulevard on the west and Bull Creek on the east.An interesting thing about the area of Walnut Cove is that the U.S. Post Office uses the 91343 zip code, actually the North Hills zip code, for Walnut Cove.  All of North Hills and Northridge, including Walnut Cove, are actually part of the City of Los Angeles.  The City of Los Angeles designates the official names and boundaries for the various communities within the city's confines, and the City of Los Angeles uses Bull Creek as the eastern boundary of Northridge.Wal...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
On Saturday Sept.8th at Knollwood Elementary School in Granada Hills. Will be a free outdoor screening of the family classic:  Charlotte's Web•·         Dinner @ 6:00 P.M.•·         Movie starts @ 7:30 P.M.As always Popcorn will be provided Free, And In-N-Out Burgers Will Provide Hamburger meals for $5.00 each with the proceeds going to Operation Gratitude, the Valley-based non-profitThat mobilizes volunteers to put together care packages to send to our troops stationed overseas. Operation Gratitude has requested that anyone that comes to the movie, if they could please bring a pre-written letter for our soldiers overseas, they would be happy to include it with the care packages that they are sending out to our troops overseas For more information, call (818) 756-8501.Please come, have ...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
What is new in Northridge? How about the new fire station  # 87. I have been living in the Northridge area for over 34 years. For as long as I have been here Fire station # 87 Has been located at the same Location.LAFD Fire Station 87    10241 Balboa Blvd,  Northridge, CA 91325The current one is a real small fire house. For the past 18+ months the city has been Building the new home of fire station # 87 less than a block away, and across the street. I have been trying to get information on this new Fire station. However I have been unsuccessful in finding out when this new Fire station will open. It is at least 3 times bigger than the old one. From what I can see it is going to have more fire engines, and ambulances, and a training center in back. As soon as they open up, and have an op...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 The Los Angeles zoo     Reggie the alligatorLocated at Griffith Park is the Los Angeles Zoo. A short 20 minutes from NorthridgeEach year over 1.4 million people visit the Los Angeles zoo to view over 1,200 animals from around the world. A brief history In 1956 the people of Los Angeles realized that they have outgrown the small Griffith park zoo, and approved a bond measure of 6.6 million to build a new zoo. 113 acre site in Griffith Park was  chosen. In November of 1966 the Los Angeles Zoo opened with over 80,000 people in attendance.      In 1972 the Los Angeles zoo became accredited by the American zoo, and aquarium association (aza)  in 1981 the zoo becomes a partner in the California condor recovery programIn 1998 the chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains Exhibit opens  In 2000 the Red ...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Travel Town Museum  What is it? Where is it? Well that is why I am writing this blog. Travel Town in its pure form is an outdoor Transportation Museum of old railroad cars, which preserves and celebrates the railroad heritage of the Western United States. It is a fun place where you can get in, and walk through trains of Americas past. In its collections are Locomotives, freight cars, cabooses, passenger cars, and motorcars dating back to 1899.The idea of Travel Town was created by Charley Atkins in the late 1940. The original intention of Travel Town was to be a railroad petting zoo. A place where children can imagine themselves as the engineerHours of operation    The Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is clos...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Living in Northridge is extremely out of this world; however a time comes when you want to get away, and have something exciting, and fun to do. This is where The Griffith Observatory comes to mind. It is one of southern California`s leading attractions. The Griffith Observatory is located in Griffith Park. It is a Planetarium, with various attractions, on the solar system, the universe, and the new Leonard Nimoy event Horizon Theater. It is very educational, and a fun filled day. In the past year it has reopen after a four year restoration. To find out more about the history of the Observatory click hereParking for the Griffith Observatory is at the Los Angeles Zoo. If you do plan to visit you do need to make a reservation.The Griffith observatory is located at: 2800 east observatory r...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Today in the L.A. Times I read a story about How the city of L.A. is offering a reward in the fight to stop graffiti, and dumping. After reading this article I thought that it would be a good idea to share it with the people of Northridge.There is a reward of a $1,000.00 from the city of L.A. that results in the Identification, Apprehension, and conviction of anyone committing the act of graffiti, vandalism, or illegal dumping.To have graffiti removed in the city of Los Angeles please call 311. Freeway graffiti call Caltrans at 213-897-3656                                                                                                                                                                        For billboards please write down the serial # on the bottom of the board, and call ...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
I have been a member of Active Rain for 2-3 months now. It has been nothing but fun, excitement, and great people.Talking about great people I wanted to say something about one particular person. Cyndee Haydon I can`t say enough great things about Cyndee. I have been reading her blogs, and commenting. She has been commenting on my blogs as well.Yesterday I received an e-mail from Cyndee, telling me that I have been doing a good job, but if I would like to take my blogging up to the next level I should feel free to call her. Before anyone even thinks that she was bragging, please do not allow that to cross your mind. I took it as an invitation to get a chance to learn from an expert. Today I gave Cyndee a call, and without hesitation she took the time to talk to me. When I made the call ...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
On January 1, 2007, California became first state in the nation to pass a law to limit the chaining and tethering of dogs. In August of 2005 Los Angeles was one of the first cities in California to do this. This law makes it illegal to restrain a dog to a stationary object for more than three hours in a 24-hour period. To find out more about this law clicks here tetheringThe west valley animal shelter is located at:20655 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311  888-4LAPET1 or 888-452-7381, FAX 818-756-9111                                                                                                                                                                             to find out more about the west valley animal shelter, or to volunteer Are you looking to buy, or sell a home in Nor...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Zero waste workshop.I saw this, and said to myself what is a zero waste workshop. It is the city`s effort to reduce waste and protect the environment.The core goal of the Renew L.A. plan is to achieve zero waste in L.A. This means reducing, reusing, and recycling, or converting solid waste that would end up in the landfills. This workshop will take place on Thursday AUG. 16, 2007 @ 7:30 P.M. Granada Hills Charter High School Located at 10535 Zelzah Ave. Granada Hills, Ca. 913434 To find out more please click on the link Zero wasteAre you looking to buy / or sell a home in Northridge, Granada Hills, or Burbank Contact Dan Tobias    would you like to know what your homes value is?
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Do you have a pet dog? Would you like to take Him out to play? Enclosed is a list of dog parks where you can take your best friend out to play, and a little info about each park.  If you are interested in finding out about any park in the city of L.A. than just hit this link City of L.A. Parks Off-Leash Dog ParksFacility Name & Address: Park Features: LAUREL CANYON PARK8260 Mulholland DriveStudio City, CA 90046Phone: (818) 769-44153 acres off-leashSmall fenced children's play areaParking for 35 carsPublic phones available Open daily - sunrise to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.SILVERLAKE DOG PARK 1850 W. Silver Lake Drive Los Angeles, CA 90026Phone: (323) 644-39461.25 acres off-leashStreet parking onlyPublic phones available Open daily 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.RUNYON CANYON PARK2000 N. FullerLos ...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
On Saturday Aug. 11th At Winnetka park located at 8401 Winnetka Ave. (Winnetka, and Roscoe) will be a free outdoor screening of the family classic:  Willy Wonka and the chocolate Factory. •·         Dinner @ 6:30 P.M.•·         Movie starts @ 8:00 P.M. As always Popcorn will be provided Free and In-N-Out Burgers Will Provide Hamburger meals for $5.00 each with the proceeds going to the west valley Boys, and girls club. Please come, have fun, and make some new friendsAre you looking to buy or sell a home in Northridge, Granada Hills, or Burbank Contact Dan Tobias
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
On Tuesday Aug. 7th 2007 from 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Will be the 24th annual National lights out.  Located at 10250 Etiwanda Ave. (in front of the Devonshire police station in Northridge Ca.)This is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Last year over 34 million people from over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide ParticipatedNATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:Heighten crime   prevention awarenessGenerate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs Heighten drug prevention awarenessStrengthen police-community partnershipsStrengthen neighborhood spirit     Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. To F...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 On September 24th 2007 Porter Ranch Country Club is having its 6th annual New Horizons Golf classic.The proceeds will go to New Horizons. New Horizons provides high quality programs and services to help more than 700 adults with development disabilities. Some of the programs, and services that New Horizons provides its clients are : assembly, and packaging services for businesses, A Supported Residential Program enables clients to live independently or in a group home, A Supported Employment Program which help  clients to be placed in jobs in local businessesPreparations for this event start July 1st and goes to September 25th. They are looking for 50 volunteers.To find out more and how you can help please hit this link  Volunteers NeededFor golf tournament information, call Nancy Bank...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 Are you planning on moving to Northridge? I thought this just might be helpful. It is a list of the schools, their addresses, and phone numbers. If you need any additional help, or have any questions, feel free to ask me. Andasol Avenue Elementary SchoolPublic school · Grades K-5 · 529 students10126 Encino Ave., Northridge, CA 91325(818) 349-8631District:Los Angeles Unified School District Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet Elementary SchoolPublic school · Grades 1-5 · 659 students17020 Labrador St., Northridge, CA 91325(818) 349-4801District:Los Angeles Unified School District Beckford Avenue Elementary SchoolPublic school · Grades K-5 · 574 students19130 Tulsa St., Northridge, CA 91326(818) 360-1924District:Los Angeles Unified School District Calahan Street Elementary SchoolPublic sch...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
In July 1934 a group of farmers got together at Gilmore Island which is known today as the corner of Third and Fairfax in Los Angeles. They displayed their produce on the tailgates of their vehicles. customers strolled among the trucks purchasing fruit, vegetables and flowers.Today there are lots of different types of farmers markets, all over the country. Such as the one at the Northridge Fashion Center, Which is also known as Northridge family Festival and certified Farmers Market From March to November, on Wednesday Evenings from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M At the Parking Lot facing Borders and Macy's at Tampa and Plummer. You will find the farmers market At this Farmers market you will find:-Great farm-fresh produce-BBQ Foods, kettle corn, tasty treats-Crafters, exotic flowers and plants-...
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