Do’s and dont’s of how to hang with Sherman Oaks denizens. Do talk about how you avoid Ventura Boulevard at rush hour. Don’t say “gag me with a spoon,” Valley Girl was a looong time ago. Do meet for a Lily with Kale smoothie at Juice Crafters after Boxing Bootcamp at The Beat. Don’t confuse Coldwater Canyon with Laurel Canyon. Do take a breakfast meeting at Jinky’s. Don’t eavesdrop on Wayne Brady making a deal at the next table. Do charge your electric car for free at the Fashion Square Mall. Don’t forget your reusable bags for their Tuesday night Farmers’ Market. Do dive off the springboard and take swim lessons in the heated pool at the Aquatic Center. Don’t let your dogs go off leash when you run the 1.3 mile trail loop at the War Memorial Park. Do take transferrable credit or community classes at LA Valley College. Don’t forget to validate your parking ticket at Arclight Cinema. And lastly, do stop by LAFD Station 88 and thank them for being among the first to assist at Ground Zero in NYC.
GRV LOCAL EATS
JUICE BUDZ (4341 VAN NUYS BLVD.)
A hip, fun juice alternative. Their menu is as delicious as it is healthy. Even if you aren’t a health-crazed fanatic, you will not regret stopping by for lunch or a well-deserved drink.
MIDICI THE NEAPOLITAN PIZZA COMPANY (14612 VENTURA BLVD.)
Take your pizza to a whole new level with this swanky joint. Taste a healthier, flavorful pie that is more authentic to the pizzerias of Italy. Their artisanal recipes will keep you coming back time and time again.
MENDOCINO FARMS (14141 VENTURA BLVD.)
If you crave something healthy and delicious, Mendocino Farms is just the place. Their salads and sandwiches are made from the freshest ingredients.This nutritious alternative doesn’t sacrifice flavor.
Sherman Oaks is high-end. Restaraunts and business highlight a town for the older and wealthier. But with shopping areas abound for all age ranges, there’s something for every visitor.
Dixie Canyon Community Charter School HS (9/10)
Robert A. Millikan MS (8/10)
Sherman Oaks ES (8/10)