VAN NUYS, CA – The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC) is now entertaining a proposal to rename the new post office in Van Nuys after Marilyn Monroe. Norma Jean Baker, as she was known in Van Nuys, attended Van Nuys High School, and fondly referred to her time living in Van Nuys as the “happiest time of my life.”
“The process of renaming a post office is a work in progress. We started with an idea, and put it as an agenized item at our Executive Committee Meeting. Once the proposal passed the Executive Committee, it was fully agenized for our General Meeting next Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm. After we work out the details, we are going to bring the proposal to the postal service and our new Congressman, Tony Cardenas,” said George Christopher Thomas, President of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council.
“Marilyn Monroe is an American icon, and renaming the post office after her is going to be a part of our ongoing efforts to bring light to the history of Van Nuys. Our community has a rich heritage of which many Valley-ites are unaware. We will also be looking into making a life-size statue of Marilyn Monroe for either the front of the post office, or along the Erwin Street Mall,” said Thomas.
Other famous alumni of Van Nuys High School include Don Drysdale, the famous Dodger pitcher, and Robert Redford, the actor and filmmaker.
The General Meeting of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is the second Wednesday of every month at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. in Van Nuys, CA. The next meeting is Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm. The Marilyn Monroe proposal is on the Agenda this coming Wednesday, and County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is also scheduled to give a presentation. For additional information, please email George Christopher Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.