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Should a Valley Post Office Be Renamed after Marilyn Monroe?

Marilyn Monroe. Courtesy of Wesleyan University.
Marilyn Monroe. Courtesy of Wesleyan University.

Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Arleta, proposed today naming the Van Nuys post office for Marilyn Monroe, who attended high school nearby in the 1940s.

"It will be particularly inspirational for the students of Van Nuys High School, who will have a constant reminder of the heights they can reach if they apply themselves," Cardenas said. "Marilyn Monroe defied the odds, rising from humble beginnings in Southern California to become a star."

The legendary screen icon once recalled her high school days, when she lived with her aunt in the valley, as being among her happiest and most stable.

The city's Van Nuys Neighborhood Council approved the idea in December.

--City News Service


Jeffrey Bottaro June 29, 2014 at 06:32 PM
Sure beats or 'GEORGE W BUSH' which is a real risk in a case like this.
Ken Lewis June 29, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Yes they should and call it the Kenedy Mistriss Post Office
Pat Maginis June 30, 2014 at 10:58 PM
Temecula Farmer. How much are you receiving in Republican subsidies for your avocadoes? Welfare for Republicans, but no respect for a wonderful Lady. Pat Maginnis
Patriot July 04, 2014 at 04:28 PM
Well, the Marilyn Monroe Post Office will have good company. Go down the block and they already have the Linda Lovelace Library. The only library in Van Nuys that serves smoothies...
Steven Narbonne July 05, 2014 at 12:19 PM
I'm sorry but what exactlly did she do to merit recognition on any level outside Hollyweird?

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