Studio City, Los Angeles
|Neighborhood of Los Angeles|
Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards, July 2008
|Named for||The studio lot now known as CBS Studio Center|
Studio City is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California, in the San Fernando Valley. It is named after the studio lot that was established in the area by film producer Mack Sennett in 1927, now known as CBS Studio Center.
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 James Boon Lankershim (1850–1931), 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.[clarification needed]
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.
In 2015 Ventura Boulevard through Studio City, along with Lankershim Boulevard, was the site of CicLAvia, an event sponsored by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in which major roads are temporarily closed to motorized vehicle traffic and used for recreational human-powered transport.
The 2000 U.S. census counted 34,034 residents in the 6.31-square-mile Studio City neighborhood—or 5,395 people per square mile, among the lowest population densities for the city. In 2008, the city estimated that the resident population had increased to 37,201.
In 2000 the median age for residents was 38, considered old for city and county neighborhoods; the percentages of residents age 19 and older were among the county's highest.
The neighborhood was considered "not especially diverse" ethnically, with a high percentage of white residents. The breakdown was whites, 78%; Latinos, 8.7%; Asians, 5.4% ; blacks, 3.7%; and others, 4.1%. Iran (7%) and the United Kingdom (6.7%) were the most common places of birth for the 21.1% of the residents who were born abroad—a low percentage for Los Angeles.
The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $75,657, considered high for the city. The percentage of households that earned $125,000 and up was high for Los Angeles County. The average household size of 1.9 people was low when compared to the rest of the city and the county. Renters occupied 55.9% of the housing stock and house- or apartment-owners held 44.1%.
In 2000 there were 837 families headed by single parents, the rate of 11.2% being low for the city of Los Angeles. There were 2,591 veterans, or 8.8% of the population, a high figure for the city.
According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Studio City is bordered on the north by Valley Village, on the east by Toluca Lake and Universal City, on the south by Hollywood Hills West, on the southwest by Beverly Crest and on the west by Sherman Oaks.
||Van Nuys||Valley Village||North Hollywood|
|Sherman Oaks||Toluca Lake, Universal City & Hollywood Hills|
|Beverly Crest||Hollywood Hills West & Santa Monica Mountains||Laurel Canyon|
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.
- Joe Barbera, director and co-founder of Hanna Barbera studios.
- 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.
- Meagan Good, actress, film producer.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr., actor.
- Ryan Gosling, actor.
- Gary Graver, film director and cinematographer.
- Tom Green, actor, comedian.
- Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
- 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.
- Jason Priestley, television actor.
- 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.
- Daryl "The Captain" Dragon, keyboardist with The Beach Boys and Captain & Tennille.
- Clare Fischer, composer, arranger, keyboardist.
- Peggy Gilbert, jazz saxophonist and bandleader.
- HAIM, Band consisting of 3 sisters, Este, Danielle & Alana Haim. BBC Sound of 2013, Album: Days are Gone.
- Darlene Koldenhoven, singer.
- Steve Lukather, electric guitarist.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jerome Vered, record-setting contestant on the game show Jeopardy!
- Joel Wachs, Los Angeles City Council member.
- Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles.
- Jack Osbourne, reality show star.
Almost half of Studio City residents aged 25 and older (49.4%) had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high percentage for both the city and the county. The percentages of those residents with a master's degree was also high for the county.
Schools within the Studio City boundaries are:
- Harvard-Westlake School, private, grades 10-12, 3700 Coldwater Canyon.
- Campbell Hall School, private K-12, 4533 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Founded in 1944 by Alexander Campbell, the school is home to approximately a thousand students from kindergarten through high school.
- Walter Reed Middle School, LAUSD, 4525 Irvine Avenue
- Bridges Academy, private, 3921 Laurel Canyon Boulevard. It is a grade 5-12 middle and college preparatory high school dedicated to educating students who are twice exceptional, or "2e," (gifted and highly gifted with learning disabilities).
- ABC Little School, private elementary, 11728 Moorpark Street
- Oakwood Elementary School, private, 11230 Moorpark Street
- St. Charles Borromeo, private elementary, 10850 Moorpark Street
- Berenece Carlson Home Hospital, LAUSD special education, 10952 Whipple Street
- Rio Vista Elementary School, LAUSD, 4243 Satsuma Avenue
- Carpenter Community Charter, 3909 Carpenter Avenue
- Morning Star Christian Academy, private, 11000 Ventura Boulevard
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, an outdoor running and walking track, 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.
- Big Brother House
- CBS Studio Center
- Dr. Betty Berzon Place (a street)
- 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, no state senator due to restricting until December 2014 and is assigned representation in the Senate to Senator Alex Padilla, Studio City is located in the new 18th District covering most of the Eastern San Fernando Valley, California state Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian and U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman.
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