Labor Day special: Origins of Roslyndale Ave. and Pico Blvd.

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The Roslyndale Avenue sign today. “People want to live on the street that is a desirable name, and marketers know that,” explains author Deirdre Mask. Photo by Mike Schlitt.

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.