Nearly 80,000 flock to 19th Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair

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Nearly 80,000 people filled Ventura Blvd. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Kester Avenue yesterday, October 18, for the 19th Annual Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce Street Fair sponsored by Sherman Oaks Hospital and the Chamber of Commerce. A children’s entertainment zone filled the west end of the street, with two big slides, rides, a petting zoo (with a llama!), and pony rides. A Kids Corral mid-way included face painting, dress-up and hair styling by Paul Mitchell The School, as well as painting and spin art by Art Rebel. A wine and beer garden, as well as over 200 food, craft and business vendors lined the street with numerous BBQs fired up. The Tami Ginsburg Community Stage featured entertainment  throughout the day with performers from local schools and youth groups, including The Buckley School, Dixie Canyon Elementary, Millikan Middle School, CHAMPS, Kicks Martial Arts, Pacoima Middle School Dancers, and Star Kids.  LAPD officers circulated amongst the crowds, while the LAFD gave tours of the fire engines.  Barri Worth and Joan Pelico, representing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council, respectively, presented a commendation to the Chamber of Commerce, while Assembly Member Mike Feuer and LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan took the stage to address the crowd.  District Two City Council run-off candidates Chris Essel and Paul Krekorian mingled in the crowd.

Barrie Worth, the deputy representing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa presented the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce with a commendation. L-R Sherman Oaks Chamber president Dr. Robert Cohen,  Raffi Donoyan (Street Fair Chair) and owner of Frontline Recon Services, Inc., Joan Pelico (Field Deputy for Paul Koretz), Barrie Worth

Barri Worth (right), the deputy area director representing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Joan Pelico (second from left), Field Deputy for City Councilman Paul Koretz, presented the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce with a commendation on behalf of the Mayor and the City Council. L-R Sherman Oaks Chamber president Dr. Robert Cohen, Joan Pelico, Raffi Donoyan (Street Fair Chair and owner of Frontline Recon Services, Inc.), Barri Worth.

Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks lead officers were recognized

Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks LAPD officers were recognized by the Chamber. L-R Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce president Dr. Robert Cohen, Senior Lead Officer Justin Bergmann, Captain William Eaton and Senior Lead Officer George Aguilar.

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Star Kids perform.

LAUSD School Board Member Tamar Galatzan

LAUSD School Board Member Tamar Galatzan

Paul Mitchell The School students painted faces, styled hair and helped with dress up.

Paul Mitchell The School students painted faces, styled hair and helped with dress up.

Painting and spin art at the Art Rebel booth.

Painting and spin art at the Art Rebel booth.

Blue Dog Tavern supplied BBQ and roasted corn.

Blue Dog Tavern supplied BBQ and roasted corn.

The petting zoo included a llama.

The petting zoo included a llama.

 

 

 

Cooking Thai noodles for the crowds.

Cooking Thai noodles for the crowds.
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Kids of all ages enjoyed the festivities.

Dance students from Millikan Middle School.

Dance students from Millikan Middle School, as well as other youth groups, performed on the Tami Ginsburg stage.

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BBQ's were lit up down the boulevard.

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The balloon man kept busy.

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Local bands performed throughout the day.

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A 10- foot modern vampire in front of Aahs.

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Rock climbing was popular with kids and adults.

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Nearly 80, 000 people walked up and down Ventura Blvd.

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The Buckley School welcomed community members.

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Los Angeles Fire Department #88 in Sherman Oaks was recognized by the Chamber for their service.

Frank Sheftel and City Council District 2 Candidate Chris Essel

Recent City Council candidate Frank Sheftel (and Candy Factory owner) seen here with Chris Essel, who is currently in the run-off with Paul Krekorian for the District 2 City Council seat.

Former City Councilmember Mike Feurer

Assembly Member Mike Feuer

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The LAFD gave tours of their engines.

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Two slides kept kids smiling.

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The pony rides was a busy attraction.

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The Borim family brought a guest who traveled from Riverdale, NY.

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