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Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, typical of a small town A street is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California with 10,179,716 residents (as of July 2004)[1], the most populous county in the United States. ... The Bunker Hill district of Downtown Los Angeles as seen from USC, which makes up most of Downtowns skyline. ... California State Route 1, more generally known as Highway 1, or in Southern California as the Pacific Coast Highway or P.C.H., runs along the Pacific coast for most of the length of the US state of California. ... Pacific Palisades is a district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California, located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. ...

 Sunset Blvd at the West Gate of Bel Air.
Sunset Blvd at the West Gate of Bel Air.

Approximately 22 miles in length, the famous boulevard passes through or near Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades. Other than West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, which are independent incorporated cities, the places named above are all districts and neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles. In the Bel-Air/Brentwood area, Sunset Boulevard runs along the northern boundary of the UCLA Westwood campus.. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2002x1009, 497 KB) Summary The west entrance of Bel Air at Bellagio and Sunset Blvd (Picture by Mike Downey). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2002x1009, 497 KB) Summary The west entrance of Bel Air at Bellagio and Sunset Blvd (Picture by Mike Downey). ... A typical boulevard in Valencia, California. ... The lake in Echo Park. ... Silver Lake is a Los Angeles neighborhood east of Hollywood. ... Los Feliz is a neighborhood in the north-central region of the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, almost entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. ... Bel Air is a neighborhood in west Los Angeles, California, USA. The faux-gated community was founded by Alphonzo E. Bell, Sr. ... Brentwood is a district in the West Los Angeles region of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Pacific Palisades is a district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California, located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... University of California, Los Angeles The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university located in the residential area of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ...


Over much of its course, the boulevard runs through very rugged terrain and is very winding and treacherous. It is at least four lanes in width for all of its route. Car accidents are common due to its numerous hairpin curves and blind crests, and the lack of a center divider on most sections. Sunset (along with Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards) is frequently congested with traffic loads far beyond its design capacity. As a result, it is also notorious for cracks and potholes. This is a relative notoriousness, as the Los Angeles area is famous for the care taken in roads and Sunset is no exception. The word lane has two meanings: A narrow road, usually lacking a shoulder or a median. ... A vehicular collision in Yate, near Bristol, England, in July 2004. ... The second proper album of Beth Orton, Central Reservation helped Orton build on the success of her debut Trailer Park. ... California State Route 2; the Santa Monica Boulevard segment is highlighted in red, Alvarado Street is highlighted in green, the Glendale Freeway is highlighted in blue, and the Angeles Crest Highway is highlighted in purple. ... Wilshire Boulevard is the principal east-west surface street in Los Angeles, California. ... Traffic jams are common in heavily populated areas. ... Pothole can also be the sport of exploring vertical caves as a synonym of caving The city of Los Angeles is famous for its large potholes. ...


Sunset Boulevard used to extend farther east, starting at Alameda Street near Union Station and beside Olvera Street in the historic section of Downtown, but the portion of Sunset Boulevard east of Interstate 110 was renamed César E. Chávez Avenue, along with Macy Street and Brooklyn Avenue, in honor of the late Mexican-American union leader. An aerial view of Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT) from the late 1990s. ... Olvera Street, Los Angeles Olvera Street is in the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles, California, and is otherwise known as the birthplace of the City of Angels or El Pueblo Historic Monument. Many Latinos refer to it as La placita Olvera. Having started as a short lane, Wine Street... The Harbor Freeway is often heavily congested at rush hour The Harbor Freeway is one of the principal north-south freeways in Los Angeles County, California. ... César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) founded the National Farm Workers Association that later became the United Farm Workers. ... The ethnonym Mexican American is the usual term of self description for people with strong ties to both the United States of America and Mexico. ...


Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood has also gained notoriety as a red-light district, due to its relatively high share of prostitution, drag queens and other unusual activity, especially at night. This type of activity was common for many years, especially around Western Avenue. In the 1970s the area between Gardner Street and La Brea Avenue became seedy and afflicted with street prostitution that continues to a lesser extent to the present day. It was at the corner of Sunset and Courtney Avenue that actor Hugh Grant pulled over and picked up prostitute Divine Brown in the early morning of June 27, 1995. He then drove a few blocks east and parked at the corner of Curson and Hawthorn Avenues. Police arrested him and the prostitute for lewd conduct in a public place and he was later fined $1,200. The De Wallen red-light district in Amsterdam. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services. ... Drag queens Luc DArcy and Jerry Cyr and friend at Montreals 2003 Divers/Cité pride parade. ... Western Avenue is a major four lane street slightly west of Downtown Los Angeles and the center portion of Los Angeles County. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... La Brea Avenue is a prominent north/south thoroughfare in Los Angeles. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960 in London, England) is an English film actor who tends to play the American stereotype of an Englishman. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is also sometimes called "Guitar Row" due to the large number of guitar stores and music industry-related businesses, including the legendary recording studios Sunset Sound Studios and United Western Recorders. Also, many young, struggling actors, musicians, and other artists continue to live in the area. United Western Recorders was a renowned recording studio complex in Hollywood, California, which became one of the most successful independent recording studios in the world in the late 1950s and 1960s. ...


The best-known section of Sunset Boulevard is probably the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, which is a center for nightlife in the Los Angeles area. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The portion of Sunset Boulevard from the western city limits of Beverly Hills to its western end was at one time named Beverly Boulevard.


The boulevard is also commemorated in Billy Wilder's famous movie, an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, and a hit song in 2005 by Scott Grimes. Billy Wilder Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was a screenwriter, film director and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... Sunset Boulevard (also known as Sunset Blvd. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. ... Sunset Boulevard is a musical play based on the movie of the same title. ... Scott Richard Grimes (b. ...


Traffic on Sunset is often unbearable, with bumper to bumper traffic not infrequent during rush hour in both directions. However, when traffic is mild or nonexistent, Sunset is an extremely fast thoroughfare as it encounters few (and short timed) traffic lights west of Doheny Drive. Even at rush hours, traffic generally flows well through the Holmby Hills and Bel Air, west of Whittier in Beverly Hills, as the lights are very well spaced and timed. Doheny Drive is the westernmost of the major north/south thoroughfares east of the West Los Angeles region. ...


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Sunset Boulevard (0 words)
Sunset Boulevard, one of the world's most famous streets, was born as a route between those two divergent worlds.
Sunset Blvd is a long, winding thoroughfare which begins in downtown Los Angeles, near Olvera Street (the birthplace of the city), and runs westward over 20 miles to the blue Pacific.
At 5746 Sunset Boulevard (at the SE corner of Van Ness) in Hollywood was the Fox Network / KTTV Studios, where they taped "Maude," "One Day at a Time" and "The Jeffersons." However, Fox moved to the West Side, and plans call for a new school to be built on the site.
Sunset Boulevard (1637 words)
Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades.
Sunset Boulevard used to extend farther east, starting at Alameda Street near Union Station and beside Olvera Street in the historic section of Downtown, but the portion of Sunset Boulevard east of Interstate 110 was renamed César E. Chávez Avenue, along with Macy Street and Brooklyn Avenue, in honor of the late Mexican-American union leader.
The best-known section of Sunset Boulevard is probably the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, which is a center for nightlife in the Los Angeles area.
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