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Studio City

Tropical like scene in Studio City. Photo from WHTC LA Studio City is a neighborhood located in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. The history of Studio City dates back to the early 1900s when the land was used for farming and orchards. In 1927, Mack Sennett, a Hollywood producer and director, purchased a 20-acre plot of land in Studio City and established the Mack Sennett...

Sherman Oaks

Photo from The Higher Path Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood located in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. The history of the area is quite interesting, as it goes back to 1910 when a company called the Los Angeles Suburban Homes Co. purchased 47,000 acres of land. They believed that there would be a surge of interest in the area due to the City of Los Angeles' plans to develop the...

Tarzana

Photo of the city of Tarzana from Life After People. The Jungle Book Adventure Origins The neighborhood of Tarzana in California has a history dating back to 1797, when Spanish settlers and missionaries established the San Fernando Mission in the area. After being absorbed by Mexico, the land was later ceded to the United States in 1848, following the Mexican-American War. The area was initially...

Woodland Hills

Panoramic view of Woodland Hills from Discover L.A. The Humble Beginnings of the Woodlands Woodland Hills is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. It is located in the southwestern San Fernando Valley, and is known for its large, upscale homes and its proximity to the Santa Monica Mountains. The area is also home to the Warner Center, a business and shopping district, as well as the...

Hidden Hills

The Gate of Hidden Hills. Photo from Vanity Fair Hidden Hills is a gated city located in Los Angeles County, California. The city was incorporated in 1961, but its history goes back to the early 1900s when it was part of the land owned by prominent Los Angeles businessmen, including Harry Chandler and Harrison Gray Otis. These businessmen used the land as a hunting ground, and later it was used for...

Calabasas

Overlooking photo of Calabasas. Photo by Okey Isima Calabasas, California is a city with a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. From the peaceful lives of the Chumash Indians to the exploits of squatters and bandits, the area has seen its fair share of changes over the years. The name Calabasas is thought to have been derived from the Indian word for "where the wild geese fly" or from the...

Encino

The Tree that Started Everything Photo of Encino from Encino Neighborhood Council Encino is a vibrant city located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. Known for its rich history and beautiful oak trees, Encino has a unique backstory that dates back to the 1700s. The city was originally home to the Gabrielino Native Americans and was colonized by the Spanish in 1769. The...

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