Panorama City, Los Angeles

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Panorama City
—  Neighborhood of Los Angeles  —
Panorama City is located in San Fernando Valley
Panorama City
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Coordinates: 34°13′29″N 118°26′56″W / 34.22472°N 118.44889°W / 34.22472; -118.44889
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles
Elevation814 ft (248 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total65,235
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code91402
Area code(s)818
 
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Panorama City
—  Neighborhood of Los Angeles  —
Panorama City is located in San Fernando Valley
Panorama City
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Coordinates: 34°13′29″N 118°26′56″W / 34.22472°N 118.44889°W / 34.22472; -118.44889
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles
Elevation814 ft (248 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total65,235
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code91402
Area code(s)818
Panorama Mall

Panorama City is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. It is known as the San Fernando Valley's first planned community.[2]

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Description

It is bordered by Mission Hills on the north, Arleta on the northeast, Sun Valley on the east, Van Nuys on the south, and North Hills on the west. Major thoroughfares include Roscoe Boulevard, Van Nuys Boulevard, and Sepulveda Boulevard. Other major streets include Chase Street, Parthenia Street, Nordhoff Street, Plummer Street, and Woodman Avenue. Panorama City is roughly bounded by Sepulveda Boulevard and Pacoima Wash to the west, Lassen Street to the north, Woodman Avenue to the northeast, Tujunga Wash to the east and Union Pacific Coast Line (railroad) to the south. The district is served by the San Diego and Hollywood freeways.

Panorama City was developed as a planned community by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. Contrary to popular perceptions of the development of the central and western San Fernando Valley as solely being a bedroom community for jobs in downtown Los Angeles and Burbank, Panorama City originally included General Motors' largest assembly plant to date, as well as a Schlitz brewery that eventually came under the ownership of Anheuser-Busch.

Today, the General Motors Corporation assembly plant has been replaced with a large commercial center named The Plant, that includes stores and restaurants such as Regency Theatres, Ross, Babies "R" Us, The Home Depot, Hometown Buffet, In-N-Out Burger, Starbucks Coffee and others.

As originally planned, the community is a mixture of small single-family homes and low-rise apartment buildings. Kaiser and his development partner Fritz Burns barred non-European Americans from purchasing newly built homes.[3] Integration followed the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. The CRA insured credit was provided to the entire community without regards to race or income, causing white flight as with many other areas of the San Fernando Valley.[4]

The NBC comedy series The Office is filmed on Saticoy Street.

Demographics

As of the Census of 2000, there are 65,235 people in Panorama City. The racial makeup of the district is 35.72% White (11.86% non-Latino white), 4.80% African American, 0.93% Native American, 11.60% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 41.17% from other races, and 5.61% from two or more races. 70.12% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.[1]

In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied these Panorama City neighborhood statistics: population: 65,766; median household income: $44,468.[5]

On June 27, 2010, population is 72,000. Ethnic breakdown is 70% Latino, 26% white, 12% Asian, and 5% African American. Median household income is $35,000. Median home price is $305,560. Panorama City has 35% home ownership. ---- Neighborhood Profile, Los Angeles Daily News, June 27, 2010

Notable residents

Government and infrastructure

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Pacoima Health Center in Pacoima, serving Panorama City.[6]

The United States Postal Service Panorama City Post Office is located at 14416 Chase Street.[7]

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Panorama City is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The community has six public elementary schools:

  • Burton Street Elementary School
  • Chase Street Elementary School
  • Liggett Street Elementary School
  • Noble Avenue Elementary School
  • Ranchito Avenue Elementary School
  • Valley Region Elementary School #6

Vista Middle School (opened in September 2004) and Panorama High School (opened in 2006)[8] serve the community.

Prior to the opening of Vista Middle School, some of the community was served by Byrd Middle School, while the other portion was served by Fulton Middle School and Sepulveda Middle School.

Prior to the opening of Panorama High School, some of the community was zoned to John H. Francis Polytechnic High School, some of it was zoned to Van Nuys High School, and some of it was zoned to Monroe High School.

Private schools

St. Genevieve Elementary School (K-8) and St. Genevieve High School (9–12) are private schools in the community.

Montclair College Preparatory School is in Van Nuys,[9] near Panorama City.[10]

Colleges and universities

Kaplan College – Panorama City has a career college in the community.

Parks and recreation

The Panorama Recreation Center is in the community. The center, which also functions as a Los Angeles Police Department drop-in facility, has an auditorium, a lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children's play area, a community room, an indoor gymnasium without weights, picnic tables, and unlighted tennis courts.[11] The Sepulveda Recreation Center is located in Panorama City.[12] The center has two indoor gymnasiums without weights, both of which can be used as auditoriums. One has a capacity of 350 and one has a capacity of 150. The center also has a lighted baseball diamond, lighted indoor basketball courts, a children's play area, a community room, and lighted tennis courts.[13] The Sepulveda Pool is an outdoor unheated seasonal pool in the Sepulveda center.[13][14] The Mid-Valley Senior Citizen Center is in Panorama City. The center has an auditorium, a kitchen, and a stage.[15] The building was originally a convalescent home. As of July 2000 the former convalescent home was being converted into the senior center.[12]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Los Angeles Almanac: City of Los Angeles Population by Community & Race 2000 Census". http://www.laalmanac.com/population/po24la.htm. Retrieved November 28, 2008. 
  2. ^ http://www.dailynews.com/thegoodlife/ci_15151796 dailynews.com
  3. ^ Hise, Greg (1997). Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 159. ISBN 978-0-8018-5543-6. http://books.google.com/books?id=byZoGUKq_2gC&lpg=PA211&dq=kaiser%20burns%20%22panorama%20city%22&pg=PA159#v=onepage&q=kaiser%20burns%20race&f=false. Retrieved October 27, 2009. 
  4. ^ Avila, Eric (2004). Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles. University of California Press. p. 41,235. ISBN 978-0-520-24121-3. http://books.google.com/books?id=d2SFkv7i6tgC&lpg=PT61&dq=white%20flight%20%22panorama%20city%22&pg=PT61#v=onepage&q=white%20flight%20%22panorama%20city%22&f=false. Retrieved October 27, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Panorama City" entry on the Los Angeles Times "Mapping L.A." website
  6. ^ "Pacoima Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 17, 2010.
  7. ^ "Post Office Location – PANORAMA CITY." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  8. ^ http://www.laschools.org/employee/mpd/fs-mpd/download/map_booklets_2006-2007/Proj01MB.pdf laschools.org
  9. ^ "Fast Facts." Montclair College Preparatory School. Retrieved on September 1, 2011. "School Address: 8071 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91402"
  10. ^ Lin, C.J. "Valley private school options dwindling." August 17, 2011. Retrieved on August 31, 2011.
  11. ^ "Panorama Recreation Center." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  12. ^ a b Condon, Lee. "Destroyed Rec Center Rises Anew." Los Angeles Times. July 20, 2000. Metro Part B Zones Desk. 1. Retrieved on March 20, 2010. "the Sepulveda Recreation Center in Panorama City."
  13. ^ a b "Sepulveda Recreation Center." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  14. ^ "Sepulveda Pool." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  15. ^ "Mid-Valley Senior Citizen Center." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 20, 2010.

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Coordinates: 34°13′29″N 118°26′56″W / 34.22472°N 118.44889°W / 34.22472; -118.44889