Los Angeles Public: ‘How fast it grew’: Old photos of Valley’s birth and boom

from the Los Angeles Times

“The Valley Times, a mid-century newspaper that in small-town style managed to chronicle the birth of the San Fernando Valley and its postwar suburban boom….’No story was too small for the Valley Times,’ said Christina Rice, a senior librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library who is leading an effort to archive more than 45,000 of the defunct newspaper’s photographs. ‘It was very much a community paper, and it really showed how the Valley went from an agricultural center to a suburb.’