Beverly Grove, Los Angeles
Beverly Grove is an upscale neighborhood within the Beverly-Fairfax neighborhood in the Mid-City West area of Los Angeles, California. Beverly Grove is located in the Wilshire Community Plan area and is bounded by Colgate Avenue on the north, Fairfax Avenue on the east, Lindenhurst Avenue on the south, San Vicente Boulevard on the west. In the Los Angeles Times Mapping L. A. project, Beverly Grove is mapped as bounded on the north and west by the West Hollywood and Beverly Hills city limits, on the east by Fairfax Avenue and on the south by Wilshire Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard. It abuts the city limits of Beverly Hills to the west, West Hollywood to the north and Mid-Wilshire to the east, Carthay to the south. There is one private elementary school, it is home to shopping and fashion districts, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Sofitel Los Angeles, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, the eight-story Beverly Center, the Robertson Blvd. retail district.
In the first draft of Mapping L. A. "Beverly Grove" was not included as a distinct neighborhood. Zip codes are 90046 and 90048; the 2000 U. S. census counted 21,417 residents in the 1.65-square-mile neighborhood—an average of 12,990 people per square mile normal for Los Angeles. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 22,855; the median age for residents was 38, old for the county. The percentage of white people living in the area was 82%. Other ethnicities in 2000 were Latinos, 6%. Iran and Poland were the most common places of birth for the 36.3% of the residents who were born abroad, a figure, considered average for the city as a whole. The median household income in 2008 dollars was $63,039; the average household size of 1.7 people was low for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 74.8% of the housing units, house or apartment owners the rest. The percentages of never-married men and women, 53.2% and 40.5% were among the county's highest. Relation of Beverly Grove to other communities: Exactly half of Beverly Grove residents aged 25 and older possessed a four-year degree in 2000, a high rate for both the city and the county.
The percentage of residents with a master's degree was high. Perutz Etz Jacob Hebrew Academy, a private elementary school at 7951 Beverly Boulevard, was the only school operating in the neighborhood; the neighborhood is home to shopping and retail districts, the Beverly Center, the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8500 Burton. The Beverly Center, opened in 1982 by developers A. Alfred Taubman, Sheldon Gordon and E. Phillip Lyon, features various designer stores and restaurants; the site's former occupant was a small amusement park known as Beverly Park. List of districts and neighborhoods of Los Angeles Los Angeles Times: Beverly Grove map and statistics Los Angeles Times: Beverly Grove crime map and statistics
East Hollywood, Los Angeles
East Hollywood is a densely populated neighborhood of 78,000+ residents in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is notable for being the site of Los Angeles City College, Barnsdall Park and a hospital district. There are seven public and five private schools, as well as a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library and three hospitals. Two-thirds of the people living there were born outside the United States and 90% were renters. In 2000 the neighborhood had high percentages of single parents. In the early 20th century, the East Hollywood area was a farming village that encompassed some of what is now Los Feliz. Parts of the neighborhood were known as "Prospect Park." In 1910 the towns of Hollywood and East Hollywood approved annexation to the City of Los Angeles in order to tap into the city water supply. In 1914, Children's Hospital was relocated from downtown LA to Sunset Boulevard. In 1916 steel magnate Andrew Carnegie donated the money to construct the Cahuenga Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library on Santa Monica Boulevard.
In the early 1920s, Barnsdall Park was built. The 1920s were a time of massive immigration into East Hollywood. Armenian immigrants established the community, now Little Armenia; the University of California Southern Branch, needing more space, moved west at the end of the 1920s to a ranch called Westwood and became UCLA. The old Southern Branch campus became Los Angeles Junior College, renamed Los Angeles City College. In 1930 Cedars of Lebanon Hospital was formed when Kaspare Cohn Hospital moved from East Los Angeles to a new building on Fountain Avenue and was renamed. US 101, the Hollywood Freeway, was built between 1947 and 1949. In the summer of 1999 three Metro Red Line subway stations opened, connecting East Hollywood more efficiently to the rest of the city; the 2000 U. S. census counted 73,967 residents in the 2.38-square-mile East Hollywood neighborhood—or 31,095 people per square mile, the third-highest population density in the city. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 78,192.
In 2000 the median age for residents was 31, about average for county neighborhoods. The neighborhood was "moderately diverse" ethnically within Los Angeles, the statistics being Latino people of any race, 60.4%. El Salvador and Mexico were the most common places of birth for the 66.5% of the residents who were born abroad—which was a high percentage compared to Los Angeles as a whole. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $29,927, considered low for the city, high percentages of households earned $40,000 or less. Renters occupied 91.3% of the housing stock, house- or apartment-owners held 8.7%. The average household size of three people was average for Los Angeles; the percentages of never-married women and men were among the county's highest. One-fifth of the 3,281 families were headed by a high rate for Los Angeles. In 2000 there were 1,509 veterans, or 2.8% of the population, a low rate compared with the rest of the city and county. These were the ten neighborhoods or cities in Los Angeles County with the highest population densities, according to the 2000 census, with the population per square mile: East Hollywood borders Los Feliz to the north and Silver Lake, about 4 miles from Downtown Los Angeles to the east.
It borders Wilshire Center to the south and Hollywood on the west. East Hollywood includes the smaller communities of Little Armenia and Melrose Hill. East Hollywood is served by the Red Line subway which runs north-south along Vermont Avenue and east-west along Hollywood Boulevard. Metro subway stations include: Vermont/Beverly Vermont/Santa Monica Vermont/Sunset Hollywood/WesternOver a dozen bus lines run on the major thoroughfares, including Metro's Rapid and Local service lines. Los Angeles Department of Transportation's DASH shuttle lines, serving East Hollywood and the Griffith Observatory operate in the area; the 101/Hollywood Freeway cuts northwest from downtown Los Angeles, through Hollywood, to the San Fernando Valley. Thirteen percent of East Hollywood residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, an average figure for the city and the county, but the percentage of residents with less than a high school diploma was high for the county. Schools within East Hollywood's borders are: Charles Bukowski, writer Leonardo DiCaprio and film producer Harry Northup and actor List of districts and neighborhoods of Los Angeles Hollywood, California West Hollywood, California North Hollywood, Los Angeles East Hollywood Neighborhood Council EastHollywood.net "This is East Hollywood", seven-minute video East Hollywood crime map and statistics
Brentwood, Los Angeles
Brentwood is an affluent neighborhood in the Westside of Los Angeles, California. Part of a Mexican land grant, the neighborhood began its modern development in the 1880s, it is the home of seven private and two public schools. Brentwood was part of the Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica, a Mexican land-grant ranch sold off in pieces by the Sepúlveda family after the Mexican–American War. Modern development began after the establishment of the 600-acre Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors in the 1880s. A small community sprang up outside that facility's west gate. Annexed by the City of Los Angeles on June 14, 1916, Westgate's 49 square miles included large parts of what is now the Pacific Palisades and a small portion of today's Bel-Air. Westgate Avenue is one of the last reminders of that namesake. Local traditions include the annual decoration of San Vicente Boulevard's coral trees with holiday lights and a Maypole erected each year on the lawn of the Archer School for Girls, carrying on that set by the Eastern Star Home housed there.
This building was the exterior establishing shot for the "Mar Vista Rest Home" that provided a key scene in the 1974 film Chinatown. On November 6, 1961, a construction crew working in Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley north of Brentwood on the far side of the Santa Monica Mountains noticed smoke and flames in a nearby pile of rubbish. Within minutes, Santa Ana winds gusting up to 60 mph sent burning brush aloft and over the ridge into Brentwood. More than 300 police officers helped evacuate 3,500 residents during the 12-hour fire, some 2,500 firefighters battled the blaze, pumping water from neighborhood swimming pools to douse flames. Pockets of the fire smoldered for several days; as firefighters battled what was to become a Bel Air disaster, another fire erupted in Santa Ynez Canyon to the west. That blaze was contained the next day after consuming nearly 10,000 acres and nine structures and burning to within a mile of Bel Air and Brentwood; the fires were the fifth-worst conflagration in the nation's history at the time, burning 16,090 acres, destroying more than 484 homes and 190 other structures and causing an estimated $30 million in damage.
Brentwood was the site of the 1994 stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, outside Simpson's Bundy Drive condominium townhouse. Nicole's ex-husband, football player and actor O. J. Simpson, was acquitted of the murders, but was found liable for the deaths in a civil trial; the district is located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, bounded by the San Diego Freeway on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south, the Santa Monica city limits on the southwest, the border of Topanga State Park on the west and Mulholland Drive along the ridgeline of the mountains on the north. In local parlance, it is known as one of the "Three Bs", along with Bel Air. Brentwood, like nearby Santa Monica, has a temperate climate influenced by marine breezes off the Pacific Ocean. Residents wake to a "marine layer," a cover of clouds brought in at night which burns off by mid-morning; the topography is split into two characters, broadly divided by Sunset Boulevard: the area north of Sunset is defined by ridges and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains.
The southern district features underground springs which bubble up into a small creek along "the Gully" near the Brentwood Country Club, in the "Indian Springs" portion of the University High School campus the site of a Native American Tongva village. The 2000 U. S. census counted 31,344 residents in the 15.22-square-mile Brentwood neighborhood—or 2,059 people per square mile, among the lowest population densities for the city and the county. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 33,312. In 2000 the median age for residents was 35, old for city and county neighborhoods; the percentages of residents aged 50 and older were among the county's highest. The racial breakdown is whites, 84.2%. Iran and the United Kingdom were the most common places of birth for the 21.1% of the residents who were born abroad—which was a low percentage for Los Angeles as a whole. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $112,927, considered high for the city and the county. Renters occupied 48.4% of the housing stock, house- or apartment-owners held 51.6%.
The average household size of two people was considered low for Los Angeles. The 5.7 % of families headed by single parents was low for county neighborhoods. San Vicente Boulevard is divided by a wide median on; this green belt replaced a Pacific Electric trolley track, the trees have been named a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. The site of the crime scene in the O. J. Simpson murder case is located on South Bundy Drive between Montana Avenue. Brentwood features a number of residential subdistricts: Brentwood Circle: gated community east of Barrington and north of Sunset Brentwood Glen: an area bounded by Sunset, the 405 Freeway, the Veterans Administration Bundy Canyon: home to Mount St. Mary's College and the Getty Center Crestwood Hills: includes a cluster of architecturally significant mid-century modern residences located in the northern part of Kenter Canyon Kenter Canyon: the larger canyon containing Crestwood Hills, between Bundy Canyon and Mandeville Canyon Mandeville Canyon: westernmost part of Brentwood, north of Sunset.
Century City is a 176-acre neighborhood and business district in Los Angeles' Westside. Outside Downtown Los Angeles, Century City is one of the metropolitan area's most prominent employment centers, its skyscrapers form a distinctive skyline on the Westside; the district was developed on the former backlot of film studio 20th Century Fox, its first building was opened in 1963. There are two private schools, but no public schools in the neighborhood. Important to the economy are the Westfield Century City shopping center, business towers, Fox Studios. According to the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, Century City constitutes census tract 2679.01. As shown on the map published on the Century City Chamber of Commerce website, Century City is bounded by Santa Monica Boulevard to the north, the city of Beverly Hills to the east, Pico Boulevard to the south, Century Park West to the west; these boundaries correspond with those recognized by the Century City Business Improvement District Association.
Neighboring Century City are Beverly Hills to the east, Cheviot Hills to the south, West Los Angeles to the west, Westwood to the north. The Mapping L. A. project of the Los Angeles Times extends Century City's western boundary to Beverly Glen Boulevard. However, this more expansive definition is not consistent with other L. A. Times reports: a 1999 article sets Century Park West as Century City's western boundary, a 2017 article refers to the neighborhood to the west of Century City as distinct from it. Two specific plans cover the neighborhood: "Century City North Specific Plan for the retail and entertainment functions in Century City," and "Century City South Specific Plan for multi-family homes, office tower and Fox Studios," according to the community plan set forth by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning; the land of Century City belonged to cowboy actor Tom Mix. It became a backlot of 20th Century Fox, which still has its headquarters just to the southwest; the area is named for the 20th Century Fox's Century Property.
In 1956, Spyros Skouras, who served as the President of 20th Century Fox from 1942–62, his nephew-in-law Edmond Herrscher, an attorney sometimes known as "the father of Century City", decided to repurpose the land for real estate development. The following year, in 1957, they commissioned a master-plan development from Welton Becket Associates, unveiled at a major press event on the "western" backlot that year. In 1961, after Fox suffered a string of expensive flops, culminating with the financial strain put on the studio by the expensive production of Cleopatra, the film studio sold about 180 acres to developer William Zeckendorf and Aluminum Co. of America known as Alcoa, for US$300 million. Herrscher had encouraged his uncle-in-law to borrow money instead, but once Skouras refused, he was out of the picture; the new owners conceived Century City as "a city within a city". In 1963, the first building, Gateway West Building, was completed; the next year, in 1964, Minoru Yamasaki designed the Century Plaza Hotel.
Five years in 1969, architects Anthony J. Lumsden and César Pelli designed the Century City Medical Plaza. Much of the shopping center's architecture and style can be seen in numerous sequences in the 1967 Fox film, A Guide for the Married Man, as well as in a sequence in another Fox film of the same year, Caprice. Century City's plaza as it appeared in the early 1970s can be viewed in several scenes of still another Fox film, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes; the following data applies to Century City within the boundaries set by the Mapping L. A. project: The 2000 U. S. census counted 5,513 residents in the 0.70-square-mile Century City neighborhood—or 7,869 people per square mile, an average population density for the city and county. The Southern California Association of Governments estimates that the daytime population amounts to 48,343 on a working day. In 2008, the city estimated that the resident population had increased to 5,934. In 2008, the median age for residents was 46, older than average for the county.
The percentage of residents aged 65 and older was the highest for any neighborhood in Los Angeles County. The percentages of widowed men and women and of divorced men were among the county's highest. Military veterans accounted for 11.9 % of the population, a high rate for the county. The neighborhood was considered "not diverse" ethnically, with a high percentage of white residents; the breakdown was whites, 82.5%. Iran and Canada were the most common places of birth for the 25.5% of the residents who were born abroad—a low percentage, compared to the city at large. The median yearly income in 2014 was a high figure for Los Angeles; the percentage of households that earned $125,000 and up was high for Los Angeles County. The average household size of 1.8 people was low for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 39.6% of the housing stock and apartment owners held 60.4%. Westfield Century City and Fox Studios occupy important acreage in the neighborhood; as of 2016, Westfield Century City is undergoing an $800 million renovation and expansion that aims to maintain the center's status as one of the Westside's premier shopping and entertainment destinations.
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Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles
Beachwood Canyon is a community in the Hollywood Hills, in the northern portion of Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. The upper portion of the canyon is the Hollywoodland community, advertised in the 1920s by the original of what is now known as the Hollywood Sign; the canyon features its own market, cafe and stables. Home to more than 22,000 residents, Beachwood Canyon was first developed in the 1920s by a syndicate composed of West Hollywood's founder, Gen. M. H. Sherman; the architects and landscapers who developed the enclave drew inspiration from the southern regions of France and Spain, as well as the turreted castles of Germany, building in the Storybook house architectural styleFilm directors have favored the canyon over the years, so movies such as the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers were filmed there, with terrorized masses running down Belden Drive. The neighborhood is zoned to LAUSD schools. Cheremoya Elementary School Le Conte Middle School Hollywood High School Los Angeles Times, Real Estate section, Neighborly Advice column: " Serene, scenic enclave born in'Hollywoodland' days" Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association
Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles
Historic Filipinotown is a district of the city of Los Angeles, making up the southwest portion of Echo Park. The district is bounded by Hoover Street on the west to Glendale Boulevard on the east, Temple Street on the north and Beverly Boulevard on the south; this section of Echo Park was separated from its northern portion by the US 101 Freeway in the 1950s and the southern section of the park where the tennis courts and baseball field are located. The area known as Little Manila, Historic Filipinotown was one of the first areas to be cultivated by Filipino immigrants during the early part of the 20th century; the enclave was created through a resolution proposed by council member Eric Garcetti on August 2, 2002. The district is the first official geographic designation by any city outside of the Philippines honoring Filipinos. From a political and community planning standpoint, Historic Filipinotown is in the city of Los Angeles’ Thirteenth District, represented by council member Mitch O'Farrell.
It is divided by the two larger communities of Silver Lake and Echo Park. Historic Filipinotown was created to help preserve the history of this part of the neighborhood and promote economic, commercial, cultural and educational interests and common wealth of local residents, business owners and other stakeholders. Community plans drawn up for Historic Filipinotown impact the community plans of Silver Lake-Echo Park and a small section of the Westlake neighborhood south of Beverly Boulevard; as a result, Historic Filipinotown competes with these other localities for services and benefits while avoiding any conflict with their larger community parents. Filipino Americans represent the largest population of Asian Americans in California and have one of the oldest communities of Asian Americans in the United States; the earliest settlement can be found in enclaves such as Manila Village in Jefferson Parish and St. Malo in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana which were founded in 1763, became part of Spanish Louisiana and became home to 2,000 Filipino sailors and laborers.
With houses platformed on stilts, the fishermen caught and dried their precious commodity, for export to Asia, Canada and Central America. They introduced innovations such as "dancing the shrimp" and shrimp farming to the United States. Weather conditions destroyed St. Malo in 1915 and Manila Village in 1965. On July 24, 1870, the Spanish-speaking residents of St. Malo founded the first Filipino social club called Sociedad de Beneficencia de los Hispano Filipinos to provide relief and support for the group’s members, including the purchasing of burial places for their deceased. Despite the fact that there are other enclaves of Filipinos living outside this district, it was named "Historic Filipinotown" since it was one of the few areas where Filipinos first settled during the early part of the 20th century and home to key Filipino organizations, Filipino churches and social service centers. Many Filipino American families began purchasing homes and establishing businesses in the area beginning from the 1940s, shifting away from the downtown area now known as Little Tokyo in the 1920s and the Bunker Hill area.
In a section of downtown Los Angeles now known as Little Tokyo, a thriving community known as Little Manila existed and flourished for over two decades. The first significant wave of Filipino migration came in 1923, when over 2,000 arrived in California. Ten years over 6,000 resided in Los Angeles, most living in the downtown neighborhood bordered by San Pedro Street to the east, Sixth Street to the south, Figueroa Street to the west, Sunset Boulevard to the North. Twelve restaurants, seven barbershops, the immigrant newspaper The Philippines Review and the Manila Portrait Studio all helped to buoy the Los Angeles Filipino diaspora. Many of the Filipino pioneers came to Los Angeles to study, while others settled as residents for employment; this community of males established numerous restaurants, pool halls, cafés, employment agencies and barbershops which became the hub where Filipinos congregated, socialized and networked among their compatriots to find companionship and work. One would drive to First and Main Streets to solicit Filipinos, either by Hollywood studios in need of ethnic-type extras for cinematic productions or many others in need of cheap labor.
While gambling and taxi dance halls provided the overwhelmingly male Filipino community with distraction from their grinding labor, these activities drew condemnation from some quarters within Little Manila. Boxing, drew no such criticism. "They didn't care if a person was Visayan, Boholano, Cebuano," notes Stockton's Jerry Paular. When a Filipino boxer emerged victorious, "Ilocano was embracing the Visayan and the Tagalog." In Los Angeles, Johnny Samson, one of only two Filipino boxing trainers at the time, served as chairman of the L. A. Filipino Unity Council. Boxing would prove to be one of the most influential and lasting forms of attraction among Filipinos in California; some historians believe that Filipinos in Los Angeles were the original wearers of zoot suits. According to Rudy Estrada, an original Zoot Suiter, attacked while walking in downtown Los Angeles in 1944, “Chicanos
Elysian Park, Los Angeles
Elysian Park is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, encompassing Chavez Ravine, with a low-income community of 2,600+ people. Besides the city park of the same name, Dodger Stadium is located within the neighborhood, as are a Catholic high school, an elementary school and the Los Angeles Police Academy; the southeastern corner of the park is near the Los Angeles River at the location where the Portolá expedition gave the river its name in 1769. The first Europeans to see inland areas of California camped near this spot on August 2, California Historical Landmark #655 is located at the Meadow Road entrance; the park is the second largest park in Los Angeles at 600 acres. It is the city's oldest park, founded in 1886 by the Elysian Park Enabling Ordinance, it hosted shooting as well as the shooting part of the modern pentathlon event for the 1932 Summer Olympics. In 1964 the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park was founded to prevent the City of Los Angeles from constructing the Municipal Convention Center on 62 acres of park land.
In 1968, it hosted a hippie "Love-In." According to the Mapping L. A. project of the Los Angeles Times, the Elysian Park neighborhood is flanked on the north and northeast by Elysian Valley, on the east by Lincoln Heights, on the southeast and south by Chinatown and on the southwest and northwest by Echo Park. Street and other boundaries are: the northern apex at Exit 138 of the Golden State Freeway, thence southeasterly along the freeway, southerly along the Los Angeles River, westerly along North Broadway, northwesterly along Stadium Way, Academy Road and northerly along Elysian Park Drive; the Figueroa Street Tunnels take northbound State Route 110 through the park. Solano Canyon is a canyon within Elysian Park and the name of a residential district at the southern extremity of the Elysian Park neighborhood, directly north of the Los Angeles State Historic Park; the district is bisected near its southern tip by the Arroyo Seco Parkway, it shares a border with Chinatown. Solano Canyon was an old name for a ravine in the Hollywood Hills, named Runyon Canyon.
The 2000 U. S. census of the Elysian Park neighborhood counted 2,530 residents in its 1.65 square miles, which includes all the city park land as well as Dodger Stadium—an average of 1,538 people per square mile, one of the lowest population densities in Los Angeles county. In 2008 the city estimated that the population had increased to 2,659; the median age for residents was 31, about average for Los Angeles. The neighborhood was moderately ethnically diverse; the breakdown was Latinos, 47.6%. China and Mexico were the most common places of birth for the 54.4% of the residents who were born abroad, a high figure compared to rest of the city. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $28,263, low for Los Angeles; the average household size of 3.1 people was high for the city of Los Angeles. Renters occupied 81.9% of the housing stock, house- or apartment owners 18.1%. Thirteen percent of the neighborhood residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, an average figure for the city.
The schools operating within the Elysian Park neighborhood borders are: Cathedral High School, private, 1253 Bishops Road. It was founded by Archbishop John Joseph Cantwell as the first Los Angeles Archdiocesan high school for boys in fall 1925; the Christian Brothers have operated the school since its opening. It was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument number 281 in 1984. Solano Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 615 Solano Avenue. In 1955, the school, which had 230 pupils, was honored as one of the 221 schools given a California Distinguished School award; the Los Angeles Times reported that: "At Solano Avenue Elementary School, things are done right. Parents chip in, teachers stick around for years, children learn, the surrounding community claims it for their own; the campus is a thing of pride-no graffiti or trash problems here." Principal John Stoll noted that nearly half the children began school speaking limited English, having been raised in Spanish or Cantonese-speaking homes.
The school was "adopted" by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980, it was known for sending the student choir to Dodger Stadium to sing the National Anthem before a ballgame. It is a Solano tradition to hold culmination ceremonies at Dodger Stadium, the class of 2001 did not have this privilege. Ned R. Healy, L. A. City Council member and member of Congress, opposed slant oil drilling under the park List of districts and neighborhoods of Los Angeles List of parks in Los Angeles History of Elysian Park Elysian Park neighborhood crime map and statistics] SolanoCanyon.org Solano Canyon can be seen on the horizon of this 1873 photograph, labeled No. 50, as published in "The Story of Fifty Years: Where the City: In Which Southern California and the Los Angeles Times Grew Up Together," Los Angeles Times, December 4, 1931, page E-3