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Encyclopedia > Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates: 34°11′0″N 118°26′00″W / 34.18333, -118.433333
County Los Angeles
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Intersection of Victory and Sylmar.
Intersection of Victory and Sylmar.

Van Nuys (pronounced /vænˈnaɪz/) is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California. The TV show Beverly Hills 90210 was filmed on a set in Van Nuys. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... I took this photo in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in 2002 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... I took this photo in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in 2002 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... San Fernando Valley from its southwestern edge. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ...

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Geography

Van Nuys is located at 34°11′00″N, 118°26′00″W (34.1833, -118.4333).[1]


Description

Two photos depicting the boom of growth in Van Nuys between February and December, 1911.

Lot sales began at the new town of Van Nuys on February 22, 1911.[2] The area is named after Isaac Van Nuys, who founded the San Fernando Homestead Association in 1869, a group which purchased much of the land that now makes up the community. He also built the first wood frame house in the San Fernando Valley in 1872. is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... San Fernando Valley from its southwestern edge. ...


Van Nuys is in the heart of the San Fernando Valley and home to about 100,000 people; the main thoroughfare, Van Nuys Boulevard, is noted for its car dealerships. It also functions similar to a "county seat" for the Valley, with its Government Center (Erwin Street Mall) containing a branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys police station, the Van Nuys offices for Los Angeles City Hall, Van Nuys State Office Building and a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... In law, and more specifically, in the Anglo-American common law legal tradition, a superior court is a court of general jurisdiction over all, or major, civil and criminal cases. ... The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) system serves the residents of Los Angeles, California. ...


Van Nuys used to be the home for a major manufacturing plant for Chevrolet. When the plant was dismantled in 1998, the site was converted into a shopping mall called The Plant. Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ...


Like many central San Fernando Valley neighborhoods, Van Nuys was a middle-class neighborhood as late as the 1970s, but the demographics of the area have changed considerably since then. Income levels have significantly declined (with inflation taken into account) and the neighborhood has taken on characteristics of South Los Angeles like the majority of the eastern San Fernando Valley. It is now a largely Latino neighborhood. There are, however, large notable pockets of Armenian Americans, Ugandan Americans, Rwandan Americans, Filipino Americans, African Americans, and Thai Americans as well. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... South Los Angeles South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural portion lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, California. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... An Armenian-American is an American of Armenian ancestry. ... In 1998, Benjamin J. Cayetano became the first Filipino American (and second Asian American after Governor George R. Ariyoshi) to be elected state Governor of the United States. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ...


In late 2004, the San Fernando Valley's first historic district was proposed for an area of early 20th Century bungalows north of Victory between Van Nuys Boulevard and Kester. According to the November 23, 2004, Los Angeles Times, "The neighborhood has become a melting pot of ethnic groups and home styles. Many of the surviving prewar gems are fronted by Old Glory and valued at more than $400,000. Nearby stand such historic buildings as Van Nuys High School (1914), St. Elisabeth Catholic Church (1920) and the 12th Church of Christ Scientist (1932)." This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... Old Glory is a common nickname for the Flag of the United States, bestowed by William Driver, an early 19th century American sea captain. ... Van Nuys High School Van Nuys High School (VNHS) established in 1914, is a high school in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles, California, belonging to the Los Angeles Unified School District: District 2. ... It has been suggested that First Church of Christ, Scientist be merged into this article or section. ...


Notable locations

Van Nuys Boulevard

Van Nuys Airport (IATA: VNY, ICAO: KVNY, FAA LID: VNY) is a public airport located in Van Nuys, California in the San Fernando Valley, within the Los Angeles city limits. ... The Japanese Garden (6. ... The Sepulveda Dam is a project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, built in 1941 for flood control. ... Busch Gardens is the name of two amusement parks in the United States owned and operated by Busch Entertainment Corporation, a division of Anheuser-Busch. ... The Flyaway bus is a shuttle bus service operated by Los Angeles World Airports, which transports people to and from Los Angeles International Airport. ... Van Nuys High School Van Nuys High School (VNHS) established in 1914, is a high school in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles, California, belonging to the Los Angeles Unified School District: District 2. ...

Emergency services

Fire service

Los Angeles Fire Department operates Station 39 (Van Nuys), Station 90 (Van Nuys Airport Area), Station 100 (West Van Nuys/Lake Balboa), and Station 102 (South Van Nuys/Valley Glen), serving the community. It has been suggested that Warner Lawrence be merged into this article or section. ...


Police service

The Los Angeles Police Department operates the nearby Van Nuys Community Police Station at 6420 Sylmar Avenue, 91401, serving the neighborhood [1]. LAPD and L.A.P.D. redirect here. ...


Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Van Nuys is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Los Angeles Unified School District (the LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. ...


Adult schools:

  • Van Nuys Community Adult School (on the same campus as Van Nuys High School)

6-12 schools:

  • Robert Fulton College Preparatory

K-12 school:

  • Valley Alternative Magnet School

High schools:

Middle schools: Van Nuys High School Van Nuys High School (VNHS) established in 1914, is a high school in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles, California, belonging to the Los Angeles Unified School District: District 2. ... Birmingham High School is a public coeducational high school in the neighborhood/district of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley section of the County of Los Angeles, California. ...

  • Van Nuys Middle School
  • Mulholland Middle School

Elementary schools:

  • Columbus Avenue Elementary School
  • Bassett Street School
  • Cohasset Elementary School
  • Sylvan Elementary School
  • Stagg Street School
  • Gault Street School
  • Van Nuys Elementary School

Private schools

  • Children's Community School - an independent, progressive elementary school.
  • St. Elisabeth's School, Preschool through 8th- Home of the Learning Academies and the Junior High Information Technology Prep "Magnet" - Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Erwin elementary School


Public libraries

The Van Nuys Branch Library of the Los Angeles Public Library serves the community. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) system serves the residents of Los Angeles, California. ...


Timeline

See timeline.

  • 1872 — Eugene Garnier buys Rancho Encino and erects house of limestone beside de Osa adobe. Isaac Van Nuys builds first wood-frame house in Valley.
  • 1911 — Van Nuys was settled by the Los Angeles Surburban Home Company. HJ Whitleythe Father Of Hollywood was the General Manager of the Syndicate. Pacific Electric Red Cars reach Valley from Los Angeles. Burbank and San Fernando officially incorporate.
  • 1914 — Universal City opens as a studio-cum-town. Floods inundate Van Nuys and cut off Valley from Los Angeles.
  • 1928 — St. Francis Dam break kills more than 400 people and ends career of William Mulholland. Metropolitan Field, the future Van Nuys Airport, opens. Stop signs posted at major intersections.
  • 1932 —Van Nuys city hall built.
  • 1942 — President Franklin Roosevelt orders all West Coast residents of Japanese heritage — including 3,100 in Valley, many of them Americans — relocated to inland camps. National Guard squadron at Griffith Park moves to new Van Nuys Army Airfield.
  • 1943 — Birmingham Army Hospital built for paraplegic wounded at Balboa Blvd. and Vanowen St. in Van Nuys
  • 1949 — Standard Airlines crash in Santa Susana Pass kills 35 people. Bethlehem Star Parade tradition begins in Van Nuys. Valley College opens.
  • 1953- Birmingham Army Hospital becomes Birmingham Jr. High School, the third Jr. High School in Van Nuys.
  • 1960 — Ventura Freeway completed across the Valley. National Guard jets leave Van Nuys Airport over noise complaints. Population of Valley hits 840,000.
  • 1965 — Passenger helicopter service begins between Van Nuys and Los Angeles International Airport. Journalist Tom Wolfe writes of Valley car culture in The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby.
  • 1966 — Busch Gardens amusement park opens in Van Nuys.
  • 1970 —Women join assembly line at Van Nuys GM plant. Bethlehem Star Parade ends due to waning interest.
  • 1992 —General Motors plant in Van Nuys closes.

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Notable Residents

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References

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ The Valley Observed. (Nov. 24, 2005). San Fernando Valley history and sense of place. Obtained Nov. 22, 2006.

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