Studio City, Los Angeles
|— Neighborhood of Los Angeles —|
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||17.8 km2 (6.88 sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
Studio City is an affluent residential neighborhood within the city of Los Angeles, California, in the San Fernando Valley. Studio City expands over three ZIP code areas: 91604, and sections of 91602 and 91607. Ventura Boulevard is the neighborhood's principal commercial corridor. Its neighboring communities are Beverly Crest, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood Hills West, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Universal City and Valley Village.
Originally known as Laurelwood, the area Studio City occupies was formerly part of Rancho Ex-Mission San Fernando. This land changed hands several times during the late 19th Century and was eventually owned by J. B. Lankershim and eight other developers who organized the Lankershim Ranch Land and Water Company. In 1899, however, the area lost most water rights to Los Angeles and was no longer viable for farming.
Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct began in 1908 and water reached the San Fernando Valley in November, 1913. Real estate boomed, and a syndicate led by Harry Chandler, business manager of the Los Angeles Times, with Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Isaac Van Nuys, and James Boon Lankershim acquired the remaining 47,500 acres (192 km2) of the southern half of the former Mission lands—everything west of the Lankershim town limits and south of present day Roscoe Boulevard excepting the Rancho Encino. Whitley platted the area of present day Studio City from portions of the existing town of Lankershim as well as the eastern part of the new acquisition.
Highway 101 is the major freeway linking the area to Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles and the western San Fernando Valley. Access to other parts of the city is also provided by Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon Avenue, and Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevards. Studio City is bounded roughly by Mulholland Drive and the northeastern foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains \ Hollywood Hills to the south, Ethel or Longridge Avenues to the west, Highway 101 or Whipple Street to the north and Lankershim Boulevard and Universal City to the east.
Many residents work in film, television, music and other entertainment related industries. According to the 2008 LA Department of City Planning estimates, Studio City has a population of 37,201 and a density of 5,395 people per square mile, among the lowest densities for the city of Los Angeles. Education: 49.4% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree, high for the city of Los Angeles and high for the County of Los Angeles. Within the County of Los Angeles, Beverlywood, Santa Monica and Hollywood Hills have the nearest percentage of residents 25 and older with a four-year degree.
- CBS Studio Center
- Fryman Canyon Park
- Wilacre Park
- Los Angeles River walk
- Exterior of Brady Bunch house
- Several buildings by Rudolph Michael Schindler
Local government officials 
Studio City is part of the city of Los Angeles and sits largely within City Council District 2 with portions also lying in council districts 4 and 5.
Studio City is represented to the city of Los Angeles by the Studio City Neighborhood Council, one of 90 such Neighborhood Councils in the city created and funded by the city of Los Angeles.
The area is also represented by Los Angeles County District 3 Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, District 23 California state Sen. Fran Pavley, California state Assemblyman Mike Feuer and U.S. Rep. Howard Berman.
Parks and recreation 
The Studio City Recreation Center (also known as Beeman Park) is in Studio City. It has an auditorium, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children's play area, picnic tables, unlighted tennis courts, and many programs and classes including the second-largest youth baseball program in the public parks. Moorpark Park, an unstaffed pocket park in Studio City, has a children's play area and picnic tables. Woodbridge Park on the eastern border of Studio City has a children and toddler's play area. Wilacre Park, an unstaffed park, is in Studio City. In addition, Studio City has the Studio City Mini-Park, an unstaffed pocket park.
Primary and secondary schools 
Public schools 
Studio City is zoned to Los Angeles USD schools. Carpenter Community Charter School, Colfax Charter Elementary School, Rio Vista Elementary School, Walter Reed Middle School, and North Hollywood High School serve the community. Carpenter Community Charter School, Rio Vista Elementary School and Walter Reed Middle School are in Studio City. Colfax Charter Elementary School and North Hollywood High School are in Valley Village.
Private schools 
Studio City is also home to private schools The Emerson Academy, Campbell Hall School, Oakwood School's Elementary School campus, Harvard-Westlake School's Upper School as well Bridges Academy, a private middle and high school for gifted students with learning disabilities.
Public libraries 
Notable people 
References not listed here can be found on the linked pages.
Film and television 
- Ernie Anderson, television and radio announcer/voiceover artist.
- Dana Andrews, film actor and past president of the Screen Actors Guild.
- Ed Asner, film, television, stage, and voice actor, another past president of SAG.
- Gene Autry, performer.
- Bonnie Bartlett, television and film actress.
- Ed Begley, Jr., actor and environmentalist.
- Mayim Bialik, film and television actress.
- Robert Blake, actor, tried and acquitted of murder.
- Julie Bowen, actress.
- Clancy Brown, actor.
- Smiley Burnette, country music performer and a comedic actor.
- George Clooney, actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.
- Gary Cole, actor.
- Jon Cryer, actor.
- Miley Cyrus, actress and pop singer-songwriter.
- William Daniels, actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild.
- Brad Davis, actor.
- Yvonne De Carlo, actress of film, television, and theater.
- Zooey Deschanel, actress.
- Charles S. Dutton, stage, film, and television actor and director.
- Zac Efron, actor.
- Erik Estrada, actor.
- Selena Gomez, actress, singer.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr., actor.
- Ryan Gosling, actor.
- Gary Graver, film director and cinematographer.
- Tom Green, actor, comedian.
- Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
- Leo Howard, actor, model, martial artist.
- Vanessa Hudgens, actress and singer.
- Mila Kunis, actress.
- Roddy McDowall, actor and photographer.
- Kevin McKidd, film and television actor.
- Seth MacFarlane, comedian and producer.
- Alyssa Milano, actress.
- Dennis Miller, TV host and comedian.
- Bill Nye, science educator, comedian, television host, actor, and mechanical engineer.
- Michael Richards, actor, comedian, writer and television producer.
- Aaron Seltzer, director and screenwriter.
- William Shatner, actor, musician, recording artist, and author.
- Mason Shefa, director of experimental films.
- Anna Nicole Smith, model, actress and television personality.
- Sage Stallone, actor and producer, died there on July 13, 2012.
- Linda Stirling, showgirl, model and actress.
- Alex Trebek, game show host.
- Sofía Vergara, actress.
- Nancy Walker, actress and comedienne of stage, screen, and television.
- Pete Candoli, swing and West Coast jazz trumpeter.
- Morty Corb, jazz double-bassist.
- Clare Fischer, composer, arranger, keyboardist.
- Peggy Gilbert, jazz saxophonist and bandleader.
- Darlene Koldenhoven, singer.
- Steve Lukather, electric guitarist.
- Mac Miller, rapper and producer.
- Uan Rasey, trumpet player.
- Hans J. Salter, film composer.
- Eddie Van Halen, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer.
- Al Viola, jazz guitarist.
- Pete Wentz, lyricist and bassist of the Chicago-based punk-rock band Fall Out Boy.
- Dweezil Zappa, rock guitarist.
- Frank Zappa, composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, record producer and film director.
- Zack Greinke, pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, journalist and playwright.
- Peter Hurkos, allegedly manifested extra-sensory perception.
- James B. Potter, Jr., Los Angeles City Council member.
- Jerry Pournelle, science Fiction author and blogger.
- Israel Regardie, occultist.
- Joel Wachs, Los Angeles City Council member.
- Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles.
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