On this holiday rebroadcast, Greater LA looks at the history of Roslyndale Avenue, a tiny working-class street in the San Fernando Valley that became famous thanks to the film “Back to the Future.” Also, Pico Boulevard is named after Don Pio de Jesus Pico — a real estate baron who became a penniless gambler.
Labor Day special: Origins of Roslyndale Ave. and Pico Blvd.
From this Episode:
What’s in a street name? Roslyndale Ave., known for ‘Back to the Future,’ has a uniquely enduring community
Roslyndale Avenue is a tiny working class street in the San Fernando Valley, a not-fancy place with a fancy name that evokes images of grassy knolls and English springtime.