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North Hollywood

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    Los Angeles County
    North Hollywood
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    34°10′26″N 118°22′44″W
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    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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    North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States

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North Hollywood was established by the Lankershim Ranch Land and Water Company in 1887. It was first named "Toluca" before being renamed "Lankershim" in 1896 and finally "North Hollywood" in 1927. The neighborhood contains the NoHo Arts District, the El Portal Theatre, several art galleries, and the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences. The North Hollywood Metro Rail station is one of the few subway-accessible Metro Rail stations in Los Angeles. North Hollywood was once part of the vast landholdings of the Mission San Fernando Rey de España, which was confiscated by the government during the Mexican period of rule. In 1912, the area's major employer, the Bonner Fruit Company, was canning over a million tons of peaches, apricots, and other fruits. When the Los Angeles Aqueduct opened in 1913, Valley farmers offered to buy the surplus water, but the federal legislation that enabled the construction of the aqueduct prohibited Los Angeles from selling the water outside of the city limits. When droughts hit the valley again, the most vulnerable farmers agreed to mortgage their holdings to the fruit company for the vote on annexation. Annexation to Los Angeles in 1919 agreed to be less or less today's West Valley Village. Much of this effort was part of an effort to capitalize on the glamour and proximity of Hollywood in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In 1927, the neighborhood was annexed to the city of Los Angeles and renamed North Hollywood.


North Hollywood is the primary city name, but also N Hollywood are acceptable city names or spellings. North Hollywood was once part of the vast landholdings of the Mission San Fernando Rey de España, which was confiscated by the government during the Mexican period of rule. A group of investors assembled as the San Fernando Farm Homestead Association purchased the southern half of the Rancho Ex-Mission San Fernando in 1887. In time, the Lankershim property, under its third name, the Los Angeles Farming and Milling Company, would become the world's largest wheat-growing empire. In the late 1940s and 1950s the area saw the first department-store-oriented shopping center in the Valley: Valley Plaza, covering both a shopping center at Laurel Canyon and a loose collection of other retail stores south of Oxnard. As part of an effort to capitalize on the area's glamour and proximity to Hollywood, North Hollywood was renamed "Lankershim" in 1927. The result was a massive development of housing which transformed the area into a suburban development of Los Angeles. The area was once known as "The Home of the Peach". In 1912 the Bonner Fruit Company was canning over a million tons of peaches, pears, apricots, and walnutsthat could survive the rainless summers of the Valley by relying on the high water table along the Tujunga Wash rather than surface irrigation. The Los Angeles Aqueduct opened in 1913, but the federal legislation that enabled the construction of the aqueduct prohibited Los Angeles from selling the water outside of the city limits.


North Hollywood is bordered on the north by Sun Valley and on the northeast and east by Burbank. Toluca Lake borders North Hollywood on the southeast and south, and Studio City abuts it on the southwest. It is not bordered by the neighborhood of Hollywood, as North Hollywood is approximately 6 mi (9.7 km) north of Hollywood. North Hollywood has a hot summer Mediterranean Climate (Köppen climate classification Csa). It is located in Los Angeles County, California, near the border with Bakersfield and San Diego. It has a population of 2.2 million, the third largest city in the Los Angeles area after San Diego and Los Angeles. The city is home to some of Hollywood's most famous landmarks, including the Dolby Theatre, the Forum, and the Shrine Auditorium. It also has one of the largest concentrations of Latinos in the United States, with 1.3 million people living in North Hollywood. The town has a high percentage of Latino residents, with 2.4 million people in the city of Los Angeles alone. It was the site of the first U.S. Air Force base in World War II, which was built in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, North Hollywood was the location of the second busiest airport in the country, with more than 1,000 flights a day. The airport is located on the San Francisco Bay Area, which is also home to Los Angeles International Airport and the San Diego airport.


The 2000 U.S. census counted 77,848 residents in the 5.87-square-mile North Hollywood neighborhood. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 87,241. Foreign-born residents made up 46.4% of residents, a high percentage for Los Angeles. Mexico (43.2%) and El Salvador (16%) were the most common places of birth for this portion of the population. The percentages of households that earned $40,000 or less were high for the county. The neighborhood was considered "moderately diverse" ethnically within Los Angeles, with 57.7% Latino, 27% Non-Hispanic White, 5.7%) Asian and 5.6% black, and 4% from other groups. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $42,791, considered average for the city but low for the County. Renters occupied 75. 4% of the housing stock, and house- or apartment-owners held 24.6%. In 2000 the median age for residents was 30, considered an average age for city and county neighborhoods; the percentage of residents aged 19 to 34 was among the county's highest. The percentage of never-married men and never- married women were among the County's highest, as well. The Percentage of households with incomes under $30,000 was high, as were the percentages of those with incomes of less than $20,000. In 2000, the median household income was $36,000, considered high for L.A.

Arts and culture

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, are located in North Hollywood. The cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States. The Academy is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It was founded in 1929 and is the oldest television academy in the U.S. It is located on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard. The academy was established in 1929, and was named after the Academy's first president, George H.W. Bush. It has been in Hollywood since 1950, and is part of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery complex. It also contains the Valhalla Memorial Cemetery, which dates back to the 18th century. It contains the remains of several members of Hollywood's founding family, including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. It's also the site of the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1951. The ceremony was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which was built in the early 1900s. The first Academy Award was awarded to John F. Kennedy in 1953. The Hollywood Institute for Television and Film, founded in 1958, is also located in the Hollywood area. It opened its doors to the Academy in 1958. It became the first television institute in the world in 1959. The Institute's name was changed to The Academy for Television & Film Studies in 1960. It later became the Academy for Film & Television Studies in 1973. It continues to be known as The Academy of Film and Television Arts and Science.

Parks and recreation

The North Hollywood Recreation Center is mostly in North Hollywood, with a portion in Valley Village. The Jamie Beth Slaven Park, an unstaffed pocket park with unlighted outdoor basketball courts, a children's play area, and picnic tables, is in Northollywood. The Valley Plaza Recreation Center includes an auditorium, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoorasketball courts, and a 40-person community room. In addition the center has an indoor gymnasium which can be used as a second auditorium and a community room; the gymnasIUM's capacity is 250 people. It also has an outdoor unheated seasonal pool, and lighted tennis courts. The center also has a lighting American football field, an outdoor gymnasio without weights, picnic tables, lighted Tennis courts, un lighted volleyball courts. and unlighting baseball diamond courts. It is located in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. It was built in the early 1900s as a community center. It has been expanded in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now one of the largest parks in Los Angeles. It opened in the 1970s with a capacity of 1,000. It now has a capacity for 2,000 people. In the 1980s, it was expanded to 3,000, and in the 1990s to 4,000; it is still in operation today. It includes an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, outdoor baseball diamonds, and outdoor basketball and handball courts.


Eighteen percent of North Hollywood residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000. The percentage of the same-age residents with less than a high school diploma was high for the county. Penny Lane, a center for children who were abused by their family members and bullies, has been in existence since 2013. The school's main building was designed in 1965 by Ena Dubnoff in association with Flores, Gelman and Green, completed in 1968. The Science Academy STEM Magnet (7 year college preparatory), 5525 Vineland Avenue, is a 7 year college-preparatory school. North Hollywood Adult Learning Center, LAUSD Adult Education, 10952 Whipple Street, is located in the city's adult education district. The city's public schools are: Bellingham Primary Center Elementary School, 6728 Bellingham Avenue; Fair Avenue Elementary School; and Victory Boulevard Elementary School. The private schools include: San Fernando Valley Professional School, K12, 6215 Laurel Canyon Boulevard; St. Paul's First Lutheran, Pre-K-8, 11330 McCormick Street, a school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and The Wesley School, elementary, 4832 Tujunga Avenue. For confidential support on suicide matters call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see for details. For support in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255.


The North Hollywood Metro Subway station opened in June 2000. The station is the starting point for the B Line of the Metro subway, which cost $4.5 billion to build. Instead of a further B Line extension further into the Valley, Metro built the Metro G Line bus rapid transit. This expanded the station area into a transit hub, and many local and rapid buses now stop at the station. The North Hollywood-Pasadena Transit Corridor was approved by the Metro board April 28, 2022, and is expected to be completed by 2024. It will provided faster bus service to Glendale and Pasadena. Proposals have been made to extend the B line northeasterly to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and the Downtown Burbank Metrolink station in downtown Burbank. Neither project is currently funded nor is included in Metro's Long Term Transportation Plan. The B Line could also be extended in a northwesterly direction along Lankershim Boulevard and eventually to Sylmar, but this is not currently funded or included in the Longterm Transportation Plan, nor is it included inMetro's funding plan. It is expected that the North Hollywood B Line will be completed in 2024, with a completion date of 2024. The Red Line would then run from North Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles. The final route would have termini at Union Station and North Hollywood, with Union Station being the termini for the Red Line's final route. It would also run from Hollywood to Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown, Westlake and downtown LA.

  • North Hollywood's population in Los Angeles County, California of 13,189 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,31-fold to 4,106 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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