An Olympic Village is an accommodation center built for the Olympic Games within an Olympic Park or elsewhere in a host city. Olympic Villages are built to house all participating athletes, as well as officials and athletic trainers. After the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Olympics, the Villages have been made secure. Only athletes and officials are allowed to room at the Village, though family members and former Olympic athletes are allowed inside with proper checks. Press and media are barred; the idea of the Olympic Village comes from Pierre de Coubertin. Up until the 1924 Summer Olympic Games, National Olympic Committees rented locations around the host city to house participants, expensive. For the 1924 Summer Olympics, the organizers built cabins near the Stade Olympique de Colombes to allow the athletes to access the Games' venues; the Olympic Village of the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles served as the model of today's Olympic Villages. Athens 1906: The Zappeion, used during Athens 1896 as the main Fencing Hall, was used in 1906 as a Olympic Village.
Paris 1924: In Paris in 1924, a number of cabins were built near the stadium to house visiting athletes. Los Angeles 1932: The first Olympic Village is constructed in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. For male athletes only, the Village consisted of several hundred buildings, including post and telegraph offices, an amphitheater, a hospital, a fire department, a bank. Female athletes were housed at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard; the village was dismantled after the games. Berlin 1936: About 145 one- and two-story apartment buildings, Haus der Nationen refectory, Hindenburghaus theater, a hospital, an indoor arena, a swimming pool and a sauna in Wustermark about 6 mi west of Berlin. Used as barracks for over 50 years, the buildings are ruined. A men's residence has been restored under the name "Jesse Owens house". Helsinki 1952: The first Olympic Village, Olympiakylä, was constructed in the Käpylä district of Helsinki for the planned 1940 Summer Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War II.
Another Olympic Village, Kisakylä, was built nearby for the 1952 Olympics. Kisakylä couldn't accommodate all athletes so other villages were designated for instance in Otaniemi and the Santahamina military base. Both Olympiakylä and Kisakylä areas are listed by Docomomo as significant examples of modern architecture in Finland. Melbourne 1956: The area in Heidelberg West, where the athletes stayed is still called "Olympic Village". After the games, athlete residences were used for public housing; the area now consists of a sports center, a primary school, shopping strip, a community health centre which houses a registered training organization and a legal service. Rome 1960:consist of 33 buildings with two, three and five floors. Squaw Valley 1960: Four identical three-story apartment buildings, two of which still stand, modified into condominiums. Mexico City 1968: 904 apartments distributed in 29 multi-story buildings in the Miguel Hidalgo Olympic Village Complex. Munich 1972: Multiple buildings of 25, 22, 20, 19, 16, 15, 12 stories, used now as Olympic Village student housing.
Montreal 1976: Olympic Village, Two 23-story pyramid-shaped buildings. Now apartment buildings. Lake Placid 1980: The village was built as a minimum security federal prison to house first time offenders after the games known as FCI Ray Brook, it is still in use today. Moscow 1980: Eighteen 16-story buildings. Sarajevo 1984: Apartment buildings now used as condominiums and tourist facilities. Los Angeles 1984: The UCLA residents' facilities, CSULA, USC, UCSB. Calgary 1988: Presently student accommodations on the campus of the Mount Royal University; the athlete's village consisted of the existing Kananaskis, Castle and Brewster buildings, as well as the newly constructed Glacier and Olympus buildings. Seoul 1988: Twenty-one multiple-story buildings. Albertville 1992: Brides-les-Bains Barcelona 1992: A new neighbourhood, La Vila Olímpica, was built on reclaimed sea front in Poblenou. Secondary villages were built in Banyoles and La Seu d'Urgell for rowing and white water canoeing athletes respectively.
Lillehammer 1994: The village was built on a west-facing slope just to the north of Lillehammer, took its form from the old farms of Gudbrandsdal. Atlanta 1996: Housing was built on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University; the Olympic village at Georgia State was bought by Georgia Tech for students' housing. The village on the campus of Clark Atlanta became housing for students at CAU. Nagano 1998: The village is located 7 kilometers southwest of Nagano Station; the total land space is 19 hectares. There are 1032 apartments in 22 buildings, is capable of accommodating 3,000 people. Another Village was in the site for the newly entered Olympic sport of curling. Karuizawa is about 70 kilometers southeast of Nagano City. 120 people from 9 countries stayed at the Karuizawa Skate Center Hotel during the Winter Games. Sydney 2000: A new suburb, which became residential following the Games. Salt Lake City 2002: Housing from the University of Utah and Fort Douglas.
Athens 2004: A new suburb composed of four- to five-story apartments in the Parnitha area located in northeast Athens adjacent to Maroussi, the suburb where the main Olympic complex, OAKA, is located. The Athens Olympic Village became a residential area following the Games. Today, the village with a c
1932 Summer Olympics
The 1932 Summer Olympics known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event, held from July 30 to August 14, 1932, in Los Angeles, United States. The Games were held during the worldwide Great Depression and some nations were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. U. S. President Herbert Hoover failed to put in an appearance at the Games; the organizing committee did not record the finances of the Games in their report, although contemporary newspapers claimed that the Games had made a profit of US$1,000,000. The selection of the host city for the 1932 Summer Olympics was made at the 23rd IOC Session in Rome, Italy, in 1923. Remarkably, the selection process consisted of a single bid, from Los Angeles, as there were no bids from any other city, Los Angeles was selected by default to host the 1932 Games. An Olympic Village was built in Baldwin Hills, occupied by the male athletes. Female athletes were housed at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard; the victory podium was used for the first time.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was known in 1932 as Olympic Stadium. Tenth Street, a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, was renamed Olympic Boulevard in honor of the Games of the Tenth Olympiad. Babe Didrikson won two gold medals in the hurdles event, she competed in a jump-off for a silver in the high jump. Her technique in the jump-off was ruled leaving Didrikson with second place. Paavo Nurmi was suspended from competition by the IAAF for alleged violation of amateur rules. Finns charged that the Swedish officials had used devious tricks in their campaign against Nurmi's amateur status, ceased all athletic relations with Sweden. A year earlier, controversies on the track and in the press had led Finland to withdraw from the Finland-Sweden athletics international. After Nurmi's suspension, Finland did not agree to return to the event until 1939. In field hockey, only three nations took part; the host nation still won a bronze medal. Poland's Stanisława Walasiewicz won the gold medal in the women's 100 m.
After her death in 1980, it was discovered that she was intersex and would have been ineligible to participate. Eddie Tolan won both the 100 m and 200 m sprint events. Romeo Neri won three gold medals in gymnastics. Helene Madison won three gold medals in swimming, while the Japanese upset the men's events and took all but one title. Takeichi Nishi was the gold medalist with his horse Uranus in the equestrian show jumping individual event. Nishi's gold medal is Japan's only gold medal in the equestrian event to this day. Nishi would die in 1945 as an officer stationed in the defense of the island of Iwo Jima, as such is an important character in Clint Eastwood's film, Letters from Iwo Jima. Kusuo Kitamura won the gold medal in the men's 1500 meter freestyle swimming race, he was and continues to be the youngest male swimmer to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. Dunc Gray won Australia's first cycling gold medal; the Dunc Gray Velodrome, built for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, was named after him.
Due to an official's error, the 3,000 m steeplechase went for one extra lap. 117 events in 20 disciplines, comprising 14 sports, were part of the Olympic program in 1932. In one of two Equestrian jumping events no medals were awarded; the number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses. American football Lacrosse The Art competitions at the 1932 Summer Olympics awarded medals for works inspired by sport-related themes in five categories: architecture, music and sculpture. Fifteen sports venues were used for there 1932 Summer Olympics. In order to control cost in the wake of the Great Depression, existing venues were used, they included two golf courses, two city parks, three public highways, a city road. The Swimming Stadium was the only new venue constructed for these games; the Rose Bowl, constructed in 1921, was made into a temporary velodrome for track cycling events under the auspices of the Union Cycliste Internationale. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, constructed in 1923, was used as the Olympic Stadium.
The Olympic Auditorium was constructed in 1924 in preparation for Los Angeles being awarded the Games. Long Beach Marine Stadium was created in 1925 when Alamitos Bay was dredged further dredged seven years in time for the 1932 Games. Elysian Park, the oldest city park in Los Angeles, was founded in 1886, has been part of the Los Angeles Police Department training academy since 1925; the Riviera Country Club opened in 1926 as the Los Angeles Athletic Club Golf Course and was renamed Riviera by the time of the 1932 Games. The swimming stadium, constructed adjacent to the Coliseum in 1932, was intended to be a temporary structure. Riverside Drive, Los Angeles Avenue, Vineyard Avenue, the Pacific Coast Highway were common driving routes in California at the time of the 1932 Games; the Coliseum was the first home for the Dodgers Major League Baseball team when it moved from Brooklyn, New York in the 1958 season. The following year, it hosted the World Series. Once Dodger Stadium was completed in 1962, the Dodgers moved there.
The Los Angeles Rams National Football League team used the Coliseum as its host stadium from 1946 to 1980 when it moved to Anaheim, located southeast of Los Angeles. It hosted wha
Silver Lake Reservoir
The Silver Lake Reservoirs comprise two concrete-lined basins, Ivanhoe Reservoir and Silver Lake, divided by a spillway, in the Silver Lake community of Los Angeles, California. The lower body of water was named in 1906 for Water Board Commissioner Herman Silver, in turn lends its name to the neighborhood; the upper body received its name after the 1819 Sir Walter Scott novel Ivanhoe. The reservoirs are owned and maintained by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, could provide water to 600,000 homes in downtown and South Los Angeles. Only the smaller of the two, remains online. At capacity, it holds 795 million US gallons of water; the Silver Lake Reservoir's water resources will be replaced by the Headworks Reservoir, an underground reservoir north of Griffith Park, slated for completion by December 2017. The reservoir is the focal point of the community and has evolved as a regional recreational resource, it is surrounded by several recreational areas, including a dog park on the south, a nursery school on the north, the Silver Lake Recreation Center, which includes a basketball court on the south side of the lake.
There is a walking and jogging path, which stretches 2.2 miles around the reservoir. In April 2011, the City of Los Angeles opened up for public use a three-acre passive park on the east side of the lake dubbed the "Silver Lake Meadow," modeled after the Sheep Meadow in New York's Central Park. In January 2014, some local residents proposed transforming the Ivanhoe part of the reservoir into a public, beach-like swimming venue titled "Silver Lake Plunge" but informally dubbed "Hipster Beach." In December 2007, the DWP announced that the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs had both become contaminated with unusually high levels of the cancer-causing chemical bromate, were isolated. The reservoirs were both drained over several weeks in March 2008, refilled in May 2008. Two months 400,000 black hollow plastic shade balls were placed in Ivanhoe, which remains in use, to reduce the likelihood of the sunlight-fueled bromate. Silver Lake Reservoir was taken offline permanently; this incident pointed out the necessity of protecting the water supply by using underground tanks.
The black plastic balls were created in Pennsylvania by Orange Products Inc.. The balls are used at airports to prevent birds from landing in water runoff, thus preventing birds from being drawn into aircraft engines; the balls were certified by NSF International which certifies the safety of food and consumer goods. In February 2013 LADWP contracted with Glendora, California-based manufacturer XavierC LLC to supply an additional 6.4 million hollow plastic shade balls for reservoirs. List of dams and reservoirs in California List of lakes in California Mr. Sunset. "13 Facts About The Silver Lake Reservoir". Take Sunset. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 8. Http://info.nsf.org/Certified/PwsComponents/Listings.asp? Company=4G760&Standard=061 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power official website Historic image gallery at Silver Lake.org Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy Silver Lake Reservoir at Yelp
Crenshaw, Los Angeles
Crenshaw, or the Crenshaw District, is a neighborhood in the South Los Angeles region of Los Angeles, California. The name derives from one of the city's major thoroughfares; the Crenshaw commercial business corridor along this street has had many different cultural backgrounds throughout the years but still has a positive African American commerce with many other ethnic groups in recent years. According to Google Maps, the Crenshaw neighborhood is centered on Crenshaw Boulevard and Buckingham Road; the neighborhood of Baldwin Hills is to the south, Baldwin Village is to the west, Leimert Park is to the east. In the post-World War II era, a Japanese-American community was established in Crenshaw. There was an area Japanese school called Dai-Ichi Gakuen. Due to a shared sense of being discriminated against, many of the Japanese-Americans had close relationships with the African-American community. At its peak, it was one of the largest Japanese-American settlements in California, with about 8,000 residents around 1970, Dai-Ichi Gakuen had a peak of 700 students.
Beginning in the 1970s the Japanese American community began decreasing in size and Japanese-American businesses began leaving. Scott Shibya Brown stated that "some say" the effect was a "belated response" to the 1965 Watts riots and that "several residents say a wave of anti-Japanese-American sentiment began cropping up in the area, prompting further departures." Eighty-two-year-old Jimmy Jike was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in 1993, stating that it was because the residents' children, after attending universities, moved away. By 1980, there were half of the previous size. By 1990 there were 2,500 Japanese-Americans older residents. By 1993, the community was diminishing in size, with older Japanese Americans staying but with younger ones moving away; that year, Dai-Ichi Gakuen had 15 students. There has been a shift in a new generation of Japanese Americans moving back into the neighborhood; the Los Angeles Police Department is responsible for law enforcement in the area. The Southwest Community police station is at 1546 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The Los Angeles Fire Department operates one main fire station, Station 94 - in the area. The United States Postal Service operates the Crenshaw Post Office, the Julian Dixon Post Office and the North Torrance Post Office. Public schools are operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Crenshaw High School, south of Martin Luther King Boulevard and east of Crenshaw Boulevard, is the local public high school; the district's charter schools in the area include the KIPP network. KIPP Academy of Opportunity Celerity Nascent Charter School the New Design Charter School View Park Preparatory High School, View Park Preparatory Middle School. Crenshaw is a residential neighborhood of single-story houses and low-rise condominiums and apartments. There are commercial buildings with an industrial corridor along Jefferson Boulevard. There are several other commercial districts throughout the neighborhood. After courts ruled segregation covenants to be unconstitutional, the area opened up to other races.
A large Japanese American settlement ensued, which can still be found along Coliseum Street and west of Crenshaw Boulevard. African Americans started migrating to the district in the mid 1960s, by the early 1970s were the majority. In the 1970s, Leimert Park and neighboring areas together had formed one of the largest African-American communities in the western United States. Crenshaw had suffered significant damage from both the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake but was able to rebound in the late 2000s with the help of redevelopment and gentrification. In 2006, the population of Crenshaw was around 27,600. There is a huge demographic shift increased in where many middle and lower-class blacks and Latinos are migrating to cities in the Inland Empire as well as cities in the Antelope Valley sections of Southern California as a form of gentrification; the Metro Crenshaw LAX Line is an 8.5-mile light rail line that will "add eight new stations serving the Crenshaw neighborhood, Leimert Park, Inglewood and surrounding areas".
The line will run between the Expo/Crenshaw station and Aviation/96 Street station, transiting north-south along Crenshaw Boulevard. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall is a landmark, it was home to a tri-level Wal-Mart and Macy's. Additional retail stores were purchased by the mall such as Victoria's Secret, Forever 21, Ashley Stewart, as well as office supply stores such as Staples. Marlton Square, was a shopping center; the center was a failed redevelopment project. Local city business developers and Kaiser Permanente purchased the land and demolished the old retail stores in 2011. A new Kaiser Permanente medical office building was built on the site; the Crenshaw Square Shopping Centre and sign, a local landmark, had been in some disrepair throughout the years. In 2007, the sign was replaced by a modern illuminated red-and-green sign; the Crenshaw Square outdoor shopping center was sold in 2015 and underwent a significant renovation in 2016. The West Angeles Church of God in Christ, a Pentecostal church near the intersection of Crenshaw and Exposition boulevards, is home to Bishop Charles E. Blake.
Village Green is a neighborhood near Baldwin Hills. It is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #174; the Holiday Bowl was a bowling alley and café known for being a center of ethnic diversity during the 1960s and 1970s. It featured a sushi bar known as the Sakiba Lounge with li
Village Green, Los Angeles
Village Green named Baldwin Hills Village, is a neighborhood at the foot of Baldwin Hills, within the city of Los Angeles, California. The neighborhood consists of a large condominium complex, both a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and a National Historic Landmark. Designed in the late 1930s and built out by 1942, it is one of the oldest planned communities of its type in the nation. Village Green is located between Rodeo Road and Coliseum Street, between Hauser Blvd. and west of La Brea Avenue, in the northwestern South Los Angeles region. The Baldwin Village neighborhood is just east of La Brea Avenue; the site design consists of outer vehicular circulation roads, with spur roadways between some of the buildings of the complex. At its center is an elongated oval greensward and crossed by paved walkways. Smaller garden courts extend outward from the central area between the residence buildings; the spur roads provide access to garage buildings, which historically housed access to common facilities such as laundry rooms.
The residences are one or two story frame structures finished in plaster, with the living units organized so that the living room and master bedroom face one of the garden spaces. The Baldwin Hills Village complex was built in 1942 as one of the most ambitiously planned communities in Los Angeles at the time, with 627 apartments grouped in buildings on a large landscaped site; the Modernist Garden city style complex, which encompassed 627 units, was designed by architect Reginald D. Johnson, consulting architect Clarence S. Stein, with the firm of Wilson, Merill & Alexander, landscape architect Fred Barlow, Jr. in the "" style. The units have more than two bedrooms, tend to attract seniors and younger professionals as residents; as one of the first such establishments, the Village Green was designed with the requirements of car-owners in mind. As Baldwin Hills Village, Village Green was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in 1977, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, a National Historic Landmark historic district in 2001.
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Multifamily residential is a classification of housing where multiple separate housing units for residential inhabitants are contained within one building or several buildings within one complex. Units can be next to each other, or stacked on top of each other. A common form is an apartment building. Sometimes units in a multifamily residential building are condominiums, where the units are owned individually rather than leased from a single apartment building owner. Many intentional communities incorporate multifamily residences, such as in cohousing projects. Apartment building or block of flats - a building with multiple apartments. There can be multiple apartments on each floor and there are multiple floors. Apartment buildings can range in many sizes, some with only a few apartments, other with hundreds of apartments on many floors, or any size in between. There are inside hallways and inside entrances to each apartment, but outside entrances to each apartment are possible. An apartment building can be owned by one party and each of the apartments rented to tenants or each of the apartments can be owned as a condominium by separate parties.
Mixed use building - a building with space for both commercial, business, or office use, space for residential use. Possible arrangements include the commercial/business use on the first or first couple floors and one or more apartments or residential spaces on the upper floors. Another possibility is to have the commercial/business area up front and the residential area in the back; some or maybe all of the space may be used by the owner or some or all the business and residential units may be leased by the owner. Condominium ownership is possible. Apartment community - a collection of apartment buildings on adjoining pieces of land owned by one entity; the buildings share common grounds and amenities, such as pools, parking areas, a community clubhouse, used as leasing offices for the community. Brownstone: a New York City term for a rowhouse: see rowhouse. Bedsit: a British expression for a single-roomed dwelling in a sub-divided larger house; the standard type contains a kitchenette or basic cooking facilities in a combined bedroom/living area, with a separate bathroom and lavatory shared between a number of rooms.
Once common in older Victorian properties in British cities, they are less found since the 1980s as a result of tenancy reforms, property prices and renovation grants that favour the refurbishment of such properties into self-contained flats for leasehold sale. Close: Term used in Glasgow for high density slum housing built 1800-1870. Tenements 3 or 4 stories, back-to-back, around a short cul-de-sac. Cluster house: an older form of the Q-type house Condominium: a form of ownership with individual apartments for everyone, co-ownership of all of the common areas, such as corridors, stairways, recreation rooms, porches and any outdoor areas of the grounds of the buildings. Townhouses and apartments which are owned in the condominium form of ownership are referred to as "condominiums" or "condos." Court: high density slum housing built in the UK, 1800-1870. Two or more stories, back-to-back, around a short alley at right angles to the main street. Once common in cities like Liverpool and Leeds. Deck access: a block of "flats" which are accessed from a walkway, open to the elements.
Dingbat Duplex, Two-flat - a building built on an edgeyard lot, consisting either of two residences, one to a storey, or a pair of semi-detached dwellings of one or several stories each. Common spaces shared by both residences may include a basement, stairwell, or porch. Flat: In Great Britain and Ireland, this means the same as an "apartment". In and around San Francisco, CA, this term means an apartment that takes up an entire floor of a large house one, converted from an older Victorian house. 2-Flat, 3-Flat, 4-Flat houses: houses or buildings with 2, 3, or 4 flats especially when each of the flats takes up one entire floor of the house. There is a common stairway in the front and in the back providing access to all the flats. 2-Flats and sometimes 3-flats are common in certain older neighborhoods. Four Plus One: an apartment building consisting of four stories above a parking lot; the four floors containing the apartment units are of masonry construction. It was popular in Chicago during the 1960s and 1970s on the city's north side.
Garage-apartment: an apartment over a garage. Garalow: a portmanteau word "garage" + "bungalow". Garden apartment: a building style characterized by two story, semi-detached buildings, each floor being a separate apartment. Garden flat: a flat, at garden level in a multilevel house or apartment building in the case of Georgian and Victorian terraced housing, sub-divided into separate dwellings. Housing cooperative: a form of ownership in which a non-profit corporation owns the entire apartment building or development and residents own shares in the corporation that correspond to their apartment and a percentage of common areas. In Australia this corresponds with a "company title" apartment. Loft or warehouse conversion can be an apartment building wherein part of the unit consisting of the bedroom and/or a second bed
Inglewood Oil Field
The Inglewood Oil Field in Los Angeles County, California, is the 18th-largest oil field in the state and the second-most productive in the Los Angeles Basin. Discovered in 1924 and in continuous production since, in 2012 it produced over 2.8 million barrels of oil from some five hundred wells. Since 1924 it has produced 400 million barrels, the California Department of Oil and Geothermal Resources has estimated that there are about 30 million barrels remaining in the field's one thousand acres, recoverable with present technology; the field is operated by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, which acquired it from Plains Exploration & Production in 2013. Surrounded by Los Angeles and its suburbs, having over one million people living within five miles of its boundary, it is the largest urban oil field in the United States. Freeport has begun a vigorous program of field development through water-flooding and well stimulation to increase production, declining since the field's peak in 1925. In recent years, field expansion and revitalization have been controversial with adjacent communities, which include Culver City, Baldwin Hills, Ladera Heights.
Several organizations have formed to oppose field development, in particular the proposed use of hydraulic fracturing as a well stimulation technique. In response, to assuage the fears of the surrounding community, Freeport McMoran's consultants have published reports attempting to show that such practices are safe. Additionally, in 2008 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted a Community Standards District for Baldwin Hills to regulate development and operations in the oil field to make it compliant with community environmental standards; the Inglewood Oil Field underlies the Baldwin Hills, a range of low hills near the northern end of the Newport–Inglewood Fault Zone. The hills are cut by numerous canyons, include a central depression along the east side of, a scarp representing the surface trace of the Newport–Inglewood Fault; the hills terminate abruptly on the north and west, slope down to the south. Surface drainage from the hills is south and west, with runoff from the oil field going into six retention basins which drain into the Los Angeles County storm drainage network, into either Centinela Creek or Ballona Creek.
Climate in the area is Mediterranean, with cool rainy winters and mild summers, with the heat moderated by morning fog and low clouds. The field contains both native and non-native vegetation on hillsides and in the narrow areas between drilling pads, tank farms, work areas, as the field is densely developed. Surrounding land use is residential, recreational and industrial, including high-density housing. Racial makeup of the population living within one mile of the field boundary in 2006 was 50% African-American and 15% Hispanic; the 338-acre Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is adjacent to the oilfield on the northeast. The oilfield is unusual in urban Los Angeles in being open to view, developed in the traditional manner of individual pumpjacks on drilling pads. Most other oil fields in the urbanized parts of Los Angeles, such as the Beverly Hills and Salt Lake fields, hide their pumping and drilling equipment, storage tanks, other operations in large windowless buildings disguised to blend in with the urban landscape.
The Inglewood Oil Field is along the Newport–Inglewood Fault, one of several major faults running through the Los Angeles Basin. Several large oil and gas fields have accumulated along the fault zone where motion along the fault has positioned impermeable rock units in the path of hydrocarbon migration, forming structural traps. Other fields along the same fault zone include the Beverly Hills Oil Field to the north, the Long Beach Oil Field to the south; the Baldwin Hills region is complexly faulted, with the primary Newport–Inglewood Fault on the northeast, another parallel fault to the southwest, a structural block between them offset downwards vertically, the entire region criss-crossed by smaller faults perpendicular to the main Newport–Inglewood zone. The field is within a layer-cake of Pliocene- and Miocene-age sediments, with multiple producing zones stacked vertically, each zone within a permeable rock layer separated from the others by impermeable layers. Above the oil field's producing zones is a layer of alluvium of Pleistocene age.
Nine pools have been identified within the oil field, given in order from top to bottom, with geologic formation, average depth below ground surface, date of discovery: Upper Investment Investment Vickers Rindge Rubel Moynier Bradna Sentous City of Inglewood Groundwater in the vicinity of the oil field was thought to exist only in perched zones not connected to the major aquifers of the Los Angeles Basin, found in canyon sediments and weathered bedrock. However, more recent modeling of regional groundwater occurrence and dynamics suggests that the Newport–Inglewood Fault is only a partial barrier to groundwater, some hydraulic communication between the groundwater in the Baldwin Hills and the surrounding aquifers exists. Since the hills are higher than the adjoining plains, groundwater would move outward from the hills and the oilfield area; the base of fresh water in the oilfield area varies from about 200 to 350 feet below groun