When Spain’s Gaspar de Portola first crossed into what would later be called the San Fernando Valley on a rainy day in 1769, he listened intently as local Tongva chieftains explained the region’s infrequent precipitation.
“Cytherea is squirting across the sky,” they said.
Indeed, Portola’s traveling companion, the legendary Father Junipero Serra, left several emissions up and down Alta California in tribute to Cytherea. California’s Emissions Standards have since become the envy of the world.
I may not be a history expert, but I know one thing: You’re not a Caifornian until Cytherea has squirted in your face.
Enjoy this video I shot on the set of Erica McLean’s “Flying Solo”:Get the Flash Player to see this player.
Cytherea has a new site, Cytherea’s Wet World, and you will find a refreshingly candid biography there, in addition to some great pictures.
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