Change of focus

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OFFICIALS with the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, being built in Lake View Terrace, decry the paltry donations so far from San Fernando Valley philanthropists as proof the Valley can’t sustain a cultural gem. Very little of the nearly $38 million raised for the $52 million museum came from the Valley. In fact, just a few thousand. The rest came from non-Valley residents and public coffers. There’s a simple solution: Hold at least one fundraiser in the Valley. Museum officials say they have talked to Valley sources for funding, but still they haven’t held even one event in the Valley. Instead, they have focused on traditional over-the-hill sources that have always looked down their noses at the Valley as if it weren’t in Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The truth is there’s plenty of philanthropy in the vast San Fernando Valley, as well as excitement about the museum. All the museum officials must do to tap that good will is to make a concerted effort to include the Valley in the process.last_img read more