Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It Happened in The Valley...The Birthplace of California

The Valley Film Festival has always celebrated The Valley for all of its contributions, so we've decided to blog about them too! Our "It Happened in The Valley..." posts will point out the overlooked treasures of the fabulous (818)! Like, did you know that The Valley is the birthplace of California as a state?

Directly across from Universal Studios, and hidden behind native plants, sits Campo De Cahuenga, where on January 13, 1847 General Andres Pico (Mexico) and Lt. Col. John C. Fremont (United States) signed the Treaty of Cahuenga which ended the fighting between both countries during the Mexican-American War. While it's not the actual treaty that ended the war and ceded California to the United States, it was where the idea was born and is celebrated each year.

Since 1950, a live re-enactment of the signing has taken place at Campo De Cahuenga and 2011 marks the 164th anniversary of this historical event.

Join VFF at Campo De Caheunga to celebrate The Valley and after we'll go to a nearby cafe to talk about film! Let us know that you're coming by posting a comment below or on Facebook.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Campo de Cahuenga

3919 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91604

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