"A street that ranges from lovely to undesireable"
See, here's the thing about Sherman Way. Some bits of it are really great, with palm trees and shops that have been around for thirty or forty years. And other parts are clearly rundown and getting worse. West of Canoga, you'll find great restaurants such as Follow Your Heart- a Valley institution for vegetarian cuisine and other long lasting favourites such as the Green Thumb (nursery) and Caveretta's (Italian take out) as well as an Indian grocer's and many specialty shops. A great place to spend a day.