Winnetka, Los Angeles

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Winnetka
—  Neighborhood of Los Angeles  —
Winnetka is located in San Fernando Valley
Winnetka
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Coordinates: 34°12′30″N 118°34′31″W / 34.20833°N 118.57528°W / 34.20833; -118.57528
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code91306
Area code(s)818
 
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Winnetka
—  Neighborhood of Los Angeles  —
Winnetka is located in San Fernando Valley
Winnetka
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Coordinates: 34°12′30″N 118°34′31″W / 34.20833°N 118.57528°W / 34.20833; -118.57528
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code91306
Area code(s)818

Winnetka is a district in the west-central San Fernando Valley in the City of Los Angeles.

Winnetka is located next to Canoga Park on the west, Woodland Hills on the south, Chatsworth to the north, and Reseda to the east. Corbin Avenue is the eastern boundary, DeSoto Avenue is the western boundary, Victory Boulevard is the southern boundary, and Nordhoff Street is the northern boundary. It is bordered by the Southern Pacific Coast Line railroad to the north and the Los Angeles River to the south. Major thoroughfares include Winnetka Avenue, Mason Avenue, Roscoe Boulevard, Sherman Way, Saticoy Street, Parthenia Street and Vanowen Street. The postal ZIP code is 91306, the telephone area code (818).

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History

In 1920, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce requested that Charles Weeks come to the San Fernando Valley to establish a series of one-acre egg farms. The farms would be based on the successful formula Mr. Weeks developed in East Palo Alto, California. The "poultry colony" Mr. Weeks created in the Winnetka area of the valley eventually developed into a small farming community named Weeks Poultry Colony. Later Weeks renamed the colony to Winnetka, after a farm he owned in Winnetka, Illinois.[1]

Before World War II, this area was rural, in agricultural use, as was much of the western San Fernando Valley.

Despite a common misconception, the township of Winnetka was never a part of neighboring Canoga Park. Winnetka was founded in 1922 by Charles Weeks[2] and has remained a distinct entity since. Canoga Park did not receive its name until 1931.[2]

Parks and recreation centers

Government and services

Government

Services

Demographics

Population in 2004: 49,154 (In 1990: 39,261). In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied these Winnetka neighborhood statistics: population: 46,943; median household income: $62,535.[11] The demographic makeup of the Winnetka community is: 42.1% Latino, 35.6% Caucasian, 14.2% Asian, 5.9% Black, 2.9% Multi-Racial, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander.[12] Dun & Bradstreet businesses = 1,002.

Education

Public schools

Winnetka residents are zoned to Los Angeles USD schools.[13]

Public elementary schools that serve portions of the Winnetka area include:[4]

Public middle schools that serve portions of the Winnetka area include:

Public high schools that serve portions of the Winnetka area include:[citation needed]

In addition the Multicultural Learning Center charter school is in Winnetka.[4]

Charter school

Ingenium Charter School - Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

Private schools

The area is also served by several private schools, including:

See also

References

  1. ^ CSUN digital-library
  2. ^ a b http://articles.latimes.com/1994-03-20/local/me-36348_1_canoga-owensmouth-historical-society-master-plan-winnetka articles.latimes.com
  3. ^ "Winnetka Recreation Center." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d "Winnetka Resources." Winnetka Neighborhood Council. Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  5. ^ "Quimby Park." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  6. ^ "Runnymeade Park." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  7. ^ "Winnetka Child Care Center." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  8. ^ "Post Office Location - WINNETKA." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  9. ^ http://www.lapdonline.org/devonshire_community_police_station Devonshire P.S. on Etiwanda
  10. ^ http://www.lapdonline.org/west_valley_community_police_station West Valley P.S.
  11. ^ "Winnetka" entry on the Los Angeles Times "Mapping L.A." website
  12. ^ United States Census Bureau's 2000 census
  13. ^ http://www.latimes.com/classified/realestate/printedition/la-re-guide16nov16,1,4261293.story?page=2 latimes.com

Coordinates: 34°12′30″N 118°34′31″W / 34.20833°N 118.57528°W / 34.20833; -118.57528