Shadow Hills, Los Angeles

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Shadow Hills
Shadow Hills is located in San Fernando Valley
Shadow Hills
Shadow Hills
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Shadow Hills is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Shadow Hills
Shadow Hills
Shadow Hills (the Los Angeles metropolitan area)
Coordinates: 34°15′43″N 118°21′03″W / 34.26194°N 118.35083°W / 34.26194; -118.35083Coordinates: 34°15′43″N 118°21′03″W / 34.26194°N 118.35083°W / 34.26194; -118.35083
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
91040

Shadow Hills is a neighborhood in the Verdugo Mountains and northeastern San Fernando Valley, within the city of Los Angeles, California.

History[edit]

Shadow Hills is located in the southern portion of the community of Sunland and extreme northeast portion of the community of Sun Valley that is east of Glenoaks Boulevard.

The City of Los Angeles annexed Sunland in June 1926. For many years, Shadow Hills remained rural and largely undeveloped because its hills and "rock-hard" soil made it difficult to build.[1]

The area is primarily equestrian zoned, one of the last remaining such sections within the City of Los Angeles.

Geography[edit]

The community of Shadow Hills is located in the northwestern Verdugo Mountains, near the western end of the Crescenta Valley. It is north of the city of Burbank and southeast of the Hansen Dam Reservoir.

Shadow Hills is adjacent to the communities of Lake View Terrace to the north, Sunland and Tujunga to the east, Sun Valley to the south, and Pacoima to the west.

Shadow Hills is an acceptable city name for ZIP Code 91040, with Sunland the default city name assigned to 91040.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2000 census, Shadow Hills has a population of 3,739 people.[3] The racial breakdown includes 79% Caucasian, 14% Latino, 3% Asian American, and 1% African American.[4]

Shadow Hills falls within Census Tract 103300.

In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied these Shadow Hills neighborhood statistics: population: 13,098; median household income: $82,796.[5]

Government[edit]

Shadow Hills is within the City of Los Angeles and is represented by:

Public safety[edit]

Education[edit]

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves Shadow Hills. Not one LAUSD school is inside of Shadow Hills. Students must travel outside of Shadow Hills to Sun Valley for Stonehurst Elementary School, Maclay Middle School in Pacoima, and Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga.

Property owners association[edit]

The neighborhood's residents formed the Shadow Hills Property Owners Association in the mid-1960s to fight the planned routing of a Foothill Freeway offramp through the heart of the neighborhood. This would have run along McBroom Street and two segments of Wheatland Avenue, from Wentworth Avenue to Sunland Boulevard. This organization persuaded the Los Angeles Planning Commission to abandon the proposed route for the offramp, and so preserved the neighborhood's semi-rural character. The Association continues to function today.[12]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Mark Salling[13]
  • Jordon Terrell
  • Timothy (Tim The Ice Man) Moscicki School/la-sp-loyola-concussions-20140722-story.html
  • Hervé Villechaize (Tattoo from fantasy Island). lived on McBroom for a few years in the 80s
  • Ken Osmond (an actor best known for his role as troublemaker Eddie Haskell on "Leave It to Beaver” television sitcom from 1957 to 1963). CNN.com › entertainment › ken...
  • Gerry Lancaster (a contestant on the third season of the American version of Big Brother). He is the first winner of the power of veto in the Big Brother franchise and used it to save Marcellas, who he believed the house targeted because of both his race and homosexuality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (PDF). 11 November 2005 https://web.archive.org/web/20051111031000/http://www.lacity.org/council/cd2/doc/Community_Descriptions.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-11-11. Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup tool". United States Postal Service. Retrieved 2007-03-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "City of Los Angeles Population by Community & Race". Los Angeles Almanac. Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2007-03-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-04-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Shadow Hills" entry on the Los Angeles Times "Mapping L.A." website
  6. ^ "Welcome to LA Council District 7".
  7. ^ a b "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved December 10, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "California's 28th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-02. Retrieved 2007-02-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-09-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Foothill Community Police Station - Los Angeles Police Department". www.lapdonline.org.
  12. ^ "Shadow Hills Property Association". Shadow Hills Property Association.
  13. ^ "Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges". Houston Chronicle. Saturday, May 28, 2016. Retrieved on May 28, 2016.

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