The Verdugo Hills Golf Course runs along Tujunga Canyon Blvd. in Tujunga. Filmmaker John Newcombe says before the fairways, there was Camp Tuna, housing for the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
"It was originally a CCC camp, and then within 24 hours of Pearl Harbor, the government turned it into what was supposed to be a temporary internment camp for pretty much all the Japanese workers that, who worked in the San Pedro fisheries."
After the war, the camp became a juvenile detention center. And then in 1960, a golf course was built on the site. Today, community activists are fighting to turn the Verdugo Hills Golf Course into a regional park rather than a condo project.