Sun Village, California
Sun Village is an unincorporated area in the
Los Angeles Countyportion of the eastern Antelope Valleyin Southern California. It lies north of Littlerock. The center of Sun Village may be considered to be Palmdale Boulevard and 90th Street East. The town has a population of about 9,000.
Historically the area within the Antelope Valley where
African-Americans were redlined into buying real estate until the passage of fair housing and nondiscrimination laws in the mid1960s, the area is now considered part of Littlerock, or separate from Littlerock, depending on which local resident one asks (according to Summer, 2005 reportage in the Antelope Valley Press). The issue of Sun Village's boundaries (or if it has any boundaries at all) has been a topic of hot debate by the Littlerock Town Council. However, there are records of deeds and Los Angeles County records that reveal the boundaries, i.e. Sun Village has been awarded Federal, State, and County grants for the Sun Village community which involved the boundary for which the grant was to be used. Recently the Sun Village and Littlerock Town Councils hammered out a Community Standard District together and it was approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Sun Village residents, like many other Antelope Valley communities, has residents who take part in local pageants and parades. It operates its own local Chamber of Commerce and Town Council apart from the Littlerock Chamber of Commerce and Town Council. Both communities now have so much in common that are currently working to better the whole community together.
Jackie Robinson County Park is focal point in Sun Village. The Sun Village Women's Club donated the land to the County to build a park for the community. Jackie Robinson came to the park in person to dedicate it to the community. The Friends of Jackie Robinson Park has kept the dream alive by raising funds throughout the year and supporting programs and projects in the park. There are after school programs for the latch key children, sports programs, homework help, music, marching and cheer leading.
Frank Zappa played his music and make many friends in Sun Village when he first got started. Thus Sun Village is the setting of the Frank Zappa song "Village of the Sun".
* [http://www.avmagazine.org/feature/june-04/miss-sunvillage/ Miss Sun Village Pageant]
* [http://www.avenue-s.us/flashfraudalert.html Subversion of Rural Innocence]
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