Sun Valley Jose Mier articles have detailed many day trips that can be taken from Sun Valley to other places around Southern California. However, today we wanted to address the different transportation options available for whatever trip you want to take and specifically by using the website Rome to Rio.
If you’re unfamiliar with Rome to Rio it’s a website that will give you all the transportation options from one point to another. You literally can put in two different cities such as Rome, Italy and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and see your transportation options. We’re not looking to take a trip of that magnitude. We just want to get from downtown Los Angeles to Sun Valley. As we’ve written many times before Sun Valley has easy access to a number of freeways, making the trip to anywhere in Southern California pretty easy. But automobiles are not the only modes of transport available to us.
One of the benefits of living in Sun Valley is that we have our own Metrolink stop (located at 8360 San Fernando Rd.) so it’s a snap to hop on the Metrolink train and take it into downtown Los Angeles at Union Station. Union Station is the hub for not only Metrolink trains but the underground subway, the Metro, as well as aboveground train lines such as the red line. All these options means it’s possible to get around Southern California from Long Beach to the Inland Empire without having to use an automobile.
For those of you that are interested, Rome to Rio gives a travel time from Union Station to Sun Valley of 29 minutes and ticket prices range from $4-$7. The next time you’re thinking about travel to or from Sun Valley try giving Rome to Rio shot and see what your options are. Given the amount of traffic we have on our freeways, taking a train trip might be a cool and enjoyable alternative.
Sun Valley Jose Mier is dedicated to promoting all aspects of our community in effort to boost our economy and the overall reputation of our portion of the San Fernando Valley. If talked about various neighborhoods, restaurants and other businesses but some of the businesses that call Sun Valley home go unnoticed or under the radar. One of these is Coronado Manufacturing.
Coronado is involved in aerospace, aviation and medical manufacturing. They’re located right here at 8991 Glen Oaks Blvd. We couldn’t give a better description of their business than they do themselves on their website.
We are a leading manufacturer of precision-machined components for customers in the aerospace, defense,
telecommunications, and medical industries. Our world class facility in California’s San Fernando Valley currently handles mission-critical parts for a growing roster of end platforms, including:
The leading commercial aerospace programs
Business and regional jet aircraft engines
Every manned space flight to date
Coronado manufacturing has been in existence since 1959 and we’re proud that they call sun Valley home. Manufacturing this one of the most important industries we have in Sun Valley but not many people know about it. You may pass by these facilities without giving them a second thought but inside men and women are dedicated to producing the highest quality specifications for equipment that we’ll go into the air, into outer space or will be used in the medical industry.
Sun Valley Jose Mier with another great day trip idea. As we’ve said many times before Sun Valley is in a prime location, Close to so much around Southern California. One of those spots it Is extremely close it makes for perfect morning or afternoon jaunt. We’re talking about the Griffith Observatory.
The observatory is very famous, having been featured in hundreds of feature films and TV shows, but it’s an actual observatory and when it’s dark you can see the constellations the night sky. During the daytime the location is perfect for viewing just about all of the Los Angeles basin since the observatory is located on top of a hill overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles and beyond.
Currently the observatory is promoting the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn which come this close in the night sky only every 800 years or so. As we write this the skies in Sun Valley are a bit cloudy so let’s hope that when you try to spot the conjunction of these two planets the night sky is clear.
As with so many day trips that we’ve profiled on Sun Valley Jose Mier this one too is very easy. From Sun Valley get on interstate 5 heading south. After only a few minutes exit on Los Feliz heading west. Take N. Vermont Canyon Road North to W. Observatory Rd. Simple? We thought so. This whole trip to the observatory takes just over 20 minutes. If you’re short on time you can spend an hour or two at the observatory and go on to bigger and better things. Although what could be bigger than the heavens themselves? And all this is very close to our backyard in Sun Valley.
Sun Valley Jose Mier wants to take a moment on this new year’s eve to wish all our Sun Valley family (and indeed all our readers) a very happy new year. We can only hope that with a vaccine for COVID being rolled out as we write that 2021 will be a better year all around than 2020. Please stay safe and healthy and celebrate this new year with us!
Just about everybody in the United States knows about Pasadena. One of its major claims to fame is the annual Rose Parade which takes place on New Year’s Day. Of course things are a little different this year due to the coronavirus but millions of people tune in every year to watch the parade on TV.
Sun Valley Jose Mier wants to take a moment to highlight our sister city of Pasadena which is only a 15 minute drive from Sun Valley. In addition to the Rose Parade, football fans know that New Year’s Day is also the day for the Rose Bowl where top college football teams compete for this title. There’s much more to Pasadena, though. Old Town Pasadena is full of great turn-of-the-century architecture, housing restaurants and shops. The drive around downtown Pasadena reveals a lot of history of this city and it’s fun just to look at all the old buildings.
Pasadena is also home to the Norton Simon Museum which has a great collection of art ranging from the old masters to modern and abstract pieces. Whatever you’re looking for, Pasadena is a great place to lose yourself for a few hours and explore. And getting there? It couldn’t be easier. Again that’s another reason we say Sun Valley is a fantastic location. From Sun Valley take the 5 freeway south to the 134 freeway east. Take that a few miles to Pasadena. The 134 turns into the 210 freeway at Pasadena but there are no freeway changes to negotiate. Take the Colorado Street exit and you’re right there in Old Pasadena.
Hey, by the way, did you know that the Pasadena City Hall served as Gotham City Hall in the old Batman TV show? See, there’s a ton of history to Pasadena and it’s SO close to Sun Valley!
Sun Valley Jose Mier has always promoted the most positive aspects of our community, and we really do think that Sun Valley has a lot to offer. But ours is just one opinion among many. Unless you live in Sun Valley and can ask one of your neighbors, how can you determine what residents really feel about our city?
Enter Niche.com. Niche.com is a website devoted to insight and opinions about communities throughout the United States and we’re fortunate that many people have offered their own opinions of Sun Valley. If you check out their website you’ll see several reviews about our town, most of which are positive with many residents giving Sun Valley four or five stars.
Of course with any site that is filled with reviews you will have positive as well as negative reviews. In fact people are more likely to leave a negative review about something than a positive one even if they are satisfied with a service, place, etc. Some of the reviews complain about our homeless problem. This is an unfortunate aspect of life in Sun Valley, but it’s not limited to our community. All of Los Angeles County has seen an uptick in homelessness over the past couple years. However, the positive reviews about Sun Valley are heartwarming. Especially when people talk about how they can communicate with their neighbors and how everybody helps everyone else. That’s exactly the type of spirit that we are talking about when we promote the positive aspects of Sun Valley.
For those who are considering moving to Sun Valley, niche.com would be hey good website to visit to get an idea of what our own residence think of our community.
Sun Valley Jose Mier’s purpose is to promote our community’s economy and today we’re taking the opportunity to talk about a well-known florist, Bardwell’s located at 8820 Sunland Blvd Sun Valley, CA, 91352. Bardwell’s is hard to miss. I’m sure you’ve driven past it just as we have man,y many times because it’s located in that triangle section at the intersection of Sunland Boulevard and Glenoaks.
Lord knows we certainly need to lift our spirits this year and one of the best ways to do this is to send or receive flowers. With Christmas fast approaching it’s a good idea to get your order in soon and send flowers to family or friends, especially the ones that you are prevented from seeing due to our coronavirus restrictions.
If you take a look at Bardwell’s website you’ll see they are a full-service florist and you can easily order from them online without even having to visit. Rest assured, however, that your order is going to be taken care of professionally and promptly. Bardwell’s has been a fixture in Sun Valley for many, many years and it’s one reason want to highlight them today.
If you’re in the market for flowers we are at you to take advantage of a local florist in the Sun Valley California community. After all, we need to stick together and support our local businesses. That just doesn’t include restaurants—which are suffering acutely —but all other types of businesses in our area. If you do drop into Bardwell’s please let them know that Sun Valley Jose Mier has recommended them highly.
Sun Valley Jose Mier tries to unearth those hidden things in our city that even longtime residents may not know about. One of those things is car auctions and specifically the Copart organization which has a location here in Sun Valley.
Most people, when in the market for a vehicle, go the traditional route, buying from a dealership—either new or used—buy from an individual or these days it’s even possible to buy a car online. However, some people look for unique opportunities such as purchasing a vehicle that’s been damaged in an accident at a car auction.
Copart is a company with locations throughout the United States and sells vehicles at auction. We just happen to have a Copart location here in Sun Valley, however there are locations in just about every state. Car auctions are a fascinating subject and the reasons people take advantage of these auctions are many. Some may want to find a deal and purchase a vehicle that’s been damaged at a low cost and spend the money to repair it. Others may be restoring the vehicle and need parts that they can salvage from a heavily damaged vehicle. As we’ve said it’s an interesting subject but those who want to take advantage of automobile auctions should be knowledgeable and know what they’re getting into. Some of the damage to these vehicles is extensive and if you’re planning to repair the vehicle and drive it you have to be very sure that it will be worth the effort.
With car auctions you really need to know what you’re doing, but if you do you can take advantage of the fact that we have our own Copart location here at 11409 Penrose St. You can also take a look at the Copart website where you can view the automobiles offered throughout the country and can join auctions online. Copart also has an app for your mobile device, giving you the ability to purchase the vehicle at auction with a few clicks. The fact that we have a location here in Sun Valley is good because it allows you to actually visit the location and check out the cars yourself.
If you have the intestinal fortitude to join an automobile auction our city is a perfect place to do this. It is possible to make a good buy, but as we’ve said you need to know what you’re doing. Regardless, this is a fascinating area that most people don’t know about but it could be fun just to take a look at the cars, gather information and think about what you could do with them.
Sun Valley Jose Mier has posted other day trips which are easily done starting from Sun Valley and here’s one more: San Juan Capistrano. While George Washington and the founding fathers were busy declaring independence from Britain in 1776, on the other side of the continent Junipero Serra was founding the mission of San Juan Capistrano here in California.
The Spanish expedition which came from Mexico into California in 1769 included father Serra who is responsible for founding the mission system we have here in California. San Juan Capistrano is one of those missions. The mission system is very famous and draws a lot of tourists each year, but San Juan Capistrano is probably the most famous. It’s been featured in songs, movies and TV shows especially because swallows return to the mission on a specific date every year, St. Joseph’s day, which is March 19. If you’re unfamiliar with the legend of the swallows you can find out more about it on the mission’s website. You can also find out more about the city of San Juan Capistrano on the city website.
If you’re visiting Southern California and staying in Sun Valley it’s an incredibly easy trip, like just about every other trip we profile on Sun Valley Jose Mier. If you’ve never been to the mission it needs to be one of the trips you make when you visit Southern California. You can stroll around the beautifully-manicured grounds and take in over 240 years of history. When you’re there you feel like you’re in a place out of time, as if you’ve been transported to the 18th century. And it only takes an hour to find that special place.
As we’ve said it’s incredibly simple. Get on Interstate 5 self in Sun Valley and take it for just about an hour to exit 82. That’s it. See? It can’t get simpler than that. That’s why we continually say that Sun Valley is a great place to live and visit and is surrounded by so many fascinating locations here in Southern California. When you’re here you should try to take advantage of San Juan Capistrano and the mission. You won’t regret it.