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Brand Boulevard

  On weekends my morning routine consists of a jog along my neighborhood and its surrounding cities.I am a frequenter of Brand Boulevard running along Mission Hills and San Fernando, often admiring the Spanish architecture as though I were in a museum. I pass by Brand Park (Memory Garden) and Andres Pico Adobe one of the oldest residences in the city of Los Angeles. I run further down still past Laurel Canyon, and I continue to admire the homes with their Spanish and Greek revival style influences. There is something that invites me to this boulevard time after time and just now I have started to understand the reasons why.   Brand offers a historical view of the great city of San Fernando. This boulevard has witnessed Spanish settlement with construction of near by Mission San Fernando Rey de España as early as 1797.  This humble town does not make a fuss of its amazing history but rather live out their histories daily grounded in Mexican-American tradition. I not only see what this city has been but I see what it has started to become. I see a city …