OK, not that far, Burbank is right next door
Burbank calls itself the Media Capital of the World. It is
located in the eastern part of the San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles
County, 12 miles from the downtown area of the City of Los
Angeles. It was founded in 1887 and was incorporated in 1911.
Burbank sits on the ancestral lands of the Tongva Indian
The Spanish later removed the indians and renamed them after the San
Gabriel and other missions. Read more
on the LA
Burbank later became part of a Spanish land grant, then a sheep ranch
finally it was developed by a shrewd dentist into farm lots and housing
tracts. In the early 1900's defense contractors developed secret
Today, the secrets are kept on famous studio lots like
Bros. and the TV complex of NBC. The phrase "Beautiful
downtown Burbank" was coined on the old Laugh In
originating at NBC. The joke at the time was that Burbank
consisted of a few main streets and not much else.
The Disney Channel Building and Tower Burbank
stand shoulder to shoulder like two pin stripe suits looming over
The glass on the Disney Channel Building is tinted a deep green with a
unique shade of pink marble. The sunlight bounces off the top
corner with an iridescent shine. It stands next to the Tower
Burbank, clad in gray granite and black glass.
The Tower Burbank
The knife edge view of the Tower
Burbank. It looks a bit menacing in
Actually, it's much scarier if you work inside; it's
called the Tower of Terror by the Cast Members scurrying around the
Los Angeles Native
People & History
known as Los Angeles County has been continuously occupied by several
native American nations since prehistory.
The bulk of Los Angeles city was occupied by the Tongva
Along the Pacific coast the Chumash occupied what
is now Malibu
north to San Luis Obispo County.
The Tataviam lived in the northern San Fernando
The Tongva and Chumash also lived on the islands off the California
coast and are both known as great seafarers.
It is believed among some researchers that they had contact with the
oceangoing prehistoric Polynesians.
European contact began as early as 1542 when a Tongva boat (ti'at)
sailed out to greet Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo off the
shores of present-day San Pedro.
See our links page for links to our California
native heritage page...
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