The Changing Face of San Fernando Valley

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Since 1915, the San Fernando Valley has been a part of Los Angeles, and that's how it's always been defined. Now, as support grows for the San Fernando Valley to secede from the rest of Los Angeles, backers of secession are struggling to help the Valley develop an identity of its own. Joel Kotkin is a senior fellow with Pepperdine University's Institute for Public Policy, and the author of the recent released study "The Changing Face of the San Fernando Valley." A valley resident himself, Kotkin profiles the ethnically diverse, sophisticated center of industry, politics and the arts, that was once LA's suburban stepchild.
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Pepperdine University's Institute for Public Policy

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Los Angeles Daily News

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