Trees also partially screen a siren from nearby homes on Parthenia Street in Winnetka. In Encino, a 30-foot-tall siren is hidden among high-rise office buildings that have sprung up in recent years at Gloria Avenue and Ventura Boulevard.
The place of honor atop the Valley Municipal Building tower on Sylvan Street in Van Nuys is occupied by an air raid siren. One stands proudly next to an American flag in front of a fire station at Balboa Boulevard and Devonshire Street in Granada Hills. Another looms over a street lamp on Plummer Street next to a row of businesses in Sepulveda.
Air raid siren sits atop former fire station that houses the Canoga Park Community Center.; Unused siren towers over Winnetka Avenue neighborhood. / GEORGE WILHELM / Los Angeles Times