South Carolina State House
The South Carolina State House is the building housing the government of the U. S. state of South Carolina, which includes the South Carolina General Assembly and the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. Located in the capital city of Columbia near the corner of Gervais and Assembly Streets, the building housed the Supreme Court until 1971; the State House is in the Greek Revival style. It has 130,673 square feet of space; the old State House was constructed between 1786 and 1790. James Hoban, a young Irishman who emigrated to Charleston shortly after the Revolution, was the architect. Upon the recommendation of Henry Laurens, President Washington engaged him to design the executive mansion in Washington. Old pictures of the two buildings show architectural similarities; the Old State House was destroyed during the burning of Columbia in 1865. The South Carolina State House was designed first by architect P. H. Hammarskold. Construction began in 1851, but the original architect was dismissed for fraud and dereliction of duty.
Soon thereafter, the structure was dismantled because of defective materials and workmanship. John Niernsee redesigned the structure and work began on it in 1855, slowed during the Civil War, was suspended in 1865 as General W. T. Sherman's U. S. Army entered Columbia on February 17. Several public buildings were "put to the torch"; the new capitol building, under construction, was damaged by artillery shells. The old capitol building was set afire by U. S. Army troops under Sherman's command; the reconstruction era poverty slowed progress. The building's main structure was completed in 1875. From 1888 to 1891, Niernsee's son, Frank McHenry Niernsee, served as architect and much of the interior work was completed. In 1900 Frank Pierce Milburn began as architect, but was replaced in 1905 by Charles Coker Wilson who finished the exterior in 1907. Additional renovations were made in 1959 and 1998; the State House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 for its significance in the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era.
The building's grounds are home to several monuments. On the north side, leading to the main entry, is the Confederate Monument which included a flagpole flying a traditional version of the Confederate battle flag until it was removed on July 10, 2015 by State Bill; the monument was established after a controversy during the state's 2000 presidential primary about the Confederate flag flying over the dome of the State House. The flag was placed over the dome in 1962 by a concurrent resolution of the state legislature during the commemoration of the Civil War centennial; the resolution failed to designate a time for its removal. The flag was moved near the monument on July 1, 2000, after passage of the South Carolina Heritage Act of 2000, it was removed from the grounds on July 10, 2015 by order of Republican governor Nikki Haley, given to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum. On the east side is the African-American History Monument, authorized by Act 457 of the General Assembly and unveiled on March 26, 2001.
The grounds include the following monuments: President George Washington: bronze replica cast in 1857, purchased by South Carolina in 1857. Revolutionary War Generals: monument sculpted by Frederic W. Ruckstull and commissioned by the South Carolina chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Palmetto Regiment - the Legislature appropriate funds for this monument, created by Christopher Werner, in 1856. Wade Hampton III - this 16-foot bronze equestrian statue of Hampton, a Confederate general and South Carolina governor and U. S. Senator, was unveiled in November 1906, it was modeled by Frederick Ruckstull. South Carolina Soldiers Monument - A Confederate memorial was erected in 1879, was unveiled before a crowd of 15,000; the monument was destroyed by lightning in 1882, but was replaced by the state two years later. Monument to South Carolina Women of the Confederacy - a bronze Confederate monument, by Frederic W. Ruckstull, erected in 1912. James F. Byrnes - a monument to this longtime South Carolina politician was erected in 1972 after a private fundraising effort.
Strom Thurmond - in the late 1990s, the state erected this statute in honor of the former South Carolina governor, U. S. senator, Dixiecrat candidate for president. The original inscription of the names of Thurmond's children were altered to include the name of Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the daughter of Thurmond and an African American maid. Benjamin Tillman - U. S. Senator. Dr. J. Marion Sims - This monument to Sims, a South Carolina physician and pioneer in gynecology, is located on State House grounds near the intersection of Assembly and Gervais streets; this monument is controversial because Sims engaged in surgical experimentation on enslaved women without anesthesia. Law Enforcement Memorial - erected in 2005, this memorial honors South Carolina law enforcement officers killed while on duty. Captain Swanson Lunsford, a Virginia-born American Revolutionary War officer who once owned land, now part of the State House, is buried on State House grounds, along with a marker erected by his descendants in 1953.
Christopher Werner, maker of the "Iron Palmet
2008 South Carolina Learjet 60 crash
On the night of September 19, 2008, a Learjet 60 business jet crashed during take-off from Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina. The aircraft overran the runway end, crashed through the airport boundary fence, crossed South Carolina Highway 302 and came to rest onto an embankment, bursting into flames. Four of the six people on board died in the crash; the survivors, musician Travis Barker and disc jockey Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, were critically injured. The jet had been due to fly Barker and their entourage to Van Nuys, after their TRV$DJAM band's performance at a concert in Five Points. Pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, California. Barker and Goldstein told first responders four others were on board. Both suffered third degree burns. On the cockpit voice recorder the pilot indicates she is reacting to the apparent sound of a tire burst and attempting a rejected takeoff. Pieces of a tire were found at the crash site; the plane did not carry a flight data recorder. The NTSB's report attributed the accident to tire bursts during take-off and the pilot's resulting decision to abort at high speed.
Several tires were under-inflated and punctured during take-off. The captain aborted at 144 knots; the normal operating procedure for Learjet 60s is never to abort above the "go/no-go" decision speed V1, which for this particular take-off was 136 knots. The co-pilot can be heard saying the appropriate "go go go" on the CVR. Both survivors, as well as the estates of two of the deceased, sued for damages from parties including Learjet, tire manufacturer Goodyear, and, in at least Goldstein's case, against the estates of the dead pilots. "NTSB: Tire blowout to blame" thestate.com "Dashboard video shows fiery wreckage of plane crash" wistv.com "Four die in plane crash.
An aircraft pilot or aviator is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls. Some other aircrew members, such as navigators or flight engineers, are considered aviators, because they are involved in operating the aircraft's navigation and engine systems. Other aircrew members, such as flight attendants and ground crew, are not classified as aviators. In recognition of the pilots' qualifications and responsibilities, most militaries and many airlines worldwide award aviator badges to their pilots; the first recorded use of the term aviator was in 1887, as a variation of "aviation", from the Latin avis, coined in 1863 by G. de la Landelle in Aviation Ou Navigation Aérienne. The term aviatrix, now archaic, was used for a female aviator; these terms were used more in the early days of aviation, when airplanes were rare, connoted bravery and adventure. For example, a 1905 reference work described the Wright brothers' first airplane: "The weight, including the body of the aviator, is a little more than 700 pounds".
To ensure the safety of people in the air and on the ground, early aviation soon required that aircraft be under the operational control of a properly trained, certified pilot at all times, responsible for the safe and legal completion of the flight. The Aéro-Club de France delivered the first certificate to Louis Blériot in 1908—followed by Glenn Curtiss, Léon Delagrange, Robert Esnault-Pelterie; the British Royal Aero Club followed in 1910 and the Aero Club of America in 1911. Civilian pilots fly aircraft of all types for pleasure, charity, or in pursuance of a business, or commercially for non-scheduled and scheduled passenger and cargo air carriers, corporate aviation, forest fire control, law enforcement, etc; when flying for an airline, pilots are referred to as airline pilots, with the pilot in command referred to as the captain. There are 290,000 airline pilots in the world in 2017 and aircraft simulator manufacturer CAE Inc. forecasts a need for 255,000 new ones for a population of 440,000 by 2027, 150,000 for growth and 105,000 to offset retirement and attrition: 90,000 in Asia-Pacific, 85,000 in Americas, 50,000 in Europe and 30,000 in Middle East & Africa.
Boeing expects 790,000 new pilots in 20 years from 2018, 635,000 for commercial aviation, 96,000 for business aviation and 59,000 for helicopters: 33% in Asia Pacific, 26% in North America, 18% in Europe, 8% in the Middle East, 7% in Latin America, 4% in Africa and 3% in Russia/ Central Asia. By November 2017, due a shortage of qualified pilots, some pilots are leaving corporate aviation to return to airlines. In one example a Global 6000 pilot, making $250,000 a year for 10 to 15 flight hours a month, returned to American Airlines with full seniority. A Gulfstream G650 or Global 6000 pilot might earn between $245,000 and $265,000, recruiting one may require up to $300,000. At the other end of the spectrum, constrained by the available pilots, some small carriers hire new pilots who need 300 hours to jump to airlines in a year, they may recruit non-career pilots who have other jobs or airline retirees who want to continue to fly. The number of airline pilots could decrease as automation replaces copilots and pilots as well.
In January 2017 Rhett Ross, CEO of Continental Motors said "my concern is that in the next two decades—if not sooner—automated and autonomous flight will have developed sufficiently to put downward pressure on both wages and the number and kind of flying jobs available. So if a kid asks the question now and he or she is 18, 20 years from now will be 2037 and our would-be careerist will be 38—not mid-career. Who among us thinks aviation and for-hire flying will look like it does now?" Christian Dries, owner of Diamond Aircraft Austria said "Behind the curtain, aircraft manufacturers are working on a single-pilot cockpit where the airplane can be controlled from the ground and only in case of malfunction does the pilot of the plane interfere. The flight will be autonomous and I expect this to happen in the next five to six years for freighters."In August 2017 financial company UBS predicted pilotless airliners are technically feasible and could appear around 2025, offering around $35bn of savings in pilot costs: $26bn for airlines, $3bn for business jets and $2.1bn for civil helicopters.
Regulations have to adapt with air cargo at the forefront, but pilotless flights could be limited by consumer behaviour: 54% of 8,000 people surveyed are defiant while 17% are supportive, with acceptation progressively forecast. AVweb reporter Geoff Rapoport stated, "pilotless aircraft are an appealing prospect for airlines bracing for the need to hire several hundred thousand new pilots in the next decade. Wages and training costs have been rising at regional U. S. airlines over the last several years as the major airlines have hired pilots from the regionals at unprecedented rates to cover increased air travel demand from economic expansion and a wave of retirements". Going to pilotless airliners could be done in one bold step or in gradual improvements like by reducing the cockpit crew for long haul missions or allowing single pilot cargo aircraft; the industry has not decided
Lexington County, South Carolina
Lexington County is a county located in the U. S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 262,391, the 2016 population estimate was 286,186, its county seat and largest town is Lexington. The county was created in 1785, its name commemorates the Battle of Lexington in the American Revolutionary War. Lexington County is part of SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 758 square miles, of which 699 square miles is land and 59 square miles is water; the largest body of water is Lake Murray, while other waterways include Broad River, Saluda River and Congaree River. Richland County - east Orangeburg County - southeast Calhoun County - southeast Aiken County - southwest Saluda County - west Newberry County - northwest Lexington County, SC, gets 48 inches of rain per year; the US average is 37. Snowfall is 2 inches; the average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 104.
On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Lexington County, SC. The July high is around 92 degrees; the January low is 33. The comfort index, based on humidity during the hot months, is a 29 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable; the US average on the comfort index is 44. As of the census of 2000, there were 216,014 people, 83,240 households, 59,849 families residing in the county; the population density was 309 people per square mile. There were 90,978 housing units at an average density of 130 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 84.18% White, 12.63% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, 0.98% from two or more races. 1.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 83,240 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.10% were non-families.
22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, 10.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $44,659, the median income for a family was $52,637. Males had a median income of $36,435 versus $26,387 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,063. About 6.40% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.10% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 262,391 people, 102,733 households, 70,952 families residing in the county.
The population density was 375.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 113,957 housing units at an average density of 163.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 79.3% white, 14.3% black or African American, 1.4% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 2.7% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 17.2% were German, 14.0% were American, 12.5% were English, 11.8% were Irish. Of the 102,733 households, 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.9% were non-families, 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01. The median age was 37.9 years. The median income for a household in the county was $52,205 and the median income for a family was $64,630. Males had a median income of $44,270 versus $34,977 for females.
The per capita income for the county was $26,393. About 8.5% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over. Public transportation in Lexington County is provided by the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority. On November 4, 2014, Lexington County residents voted against a proposed sales tax increase; the money generated from this tax would have been used to improve traffic conditions upon roadways. On November 4, 2014, residents voted to repeal a ban on alcohol sales on Sundays within the county. Cayce Columbia West Columbia Oak Grove Red Bank Seven Oaks Granby Lexington is a powerfully Republican county; the last Democrat to carry the county at a Presidential level was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 – at a time when South Carolina had disenfranchised its once-majority African-American population and the Republican Party had been comatose for over half a century to the extent of not reaching 7 percent of the vote in a Presidential election since the previous century.
Indeed, Adlai Stevenson II in 1952 is the last Democrat to top forty percent in Lexington County, Jimmy Carter in 1976 the last to top 31 percent, whilst then it was by eight percent Gerald Ford's best county in the state. In other elections, Lexington County is Republican, it has supported that party for governor in every election since 1982 when Richard Riley carried every county in the state, although as late as 2006 Tommy Moore did manage 44 percent of the vote. The last Democratic senatorial nominee to pass 30 percent of the county's ballots was Inez Tenenbaum in 2004
Crazy Town is an American rap rock band, formed in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. Crazy Town is best known for their 2000 hit single, "Butterfly", which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and helped their debut album, The Gift of Game sell over 1.5 million units. Their follow-up album, Darkhorse failed to achieve the same level of success, contributing to the band's break-up in 2003. Mazur and Binzer reformed the band in 2007, released their third album, The Brimstone Sluggers, in 2015. In 2017, Mazur left the band and Binzer changed the name of the band to Crazy Town X. Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer, who go by the names of Epic and Shifty Shellshock started collaborating under the name of "The Brimstone Sluggers" in 1995 in Los Angeles, along with Adam Bravin who preceded DJ AM; however they did not become serious about releasing any material until much later. By early 1999, Rust Epique, James Bradley Jr. Doug Miller, Adam Goldstein, Antonio Lorenzo "Trouble" Valli joined the band.
Their debut album, The Gift of Game, was released in November 1999, having been recorded earlier that year. The release of The Gift of Game was followed by a tour support slot for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Guitarist Rust Epique left the band while the album was being mixed, Crazy Town was joined by Kraig Tyler shortly after; the first two singles from The Gift of Game, "Toxic" and "Darkside", were released but failed to chart. In 2000 Crazy Town was signed to tour with Ozzfest, however they were forced to withdraw after only two weeks when Binzer was arrested after he threw a chair through a window while he was drunk. Crazy Town released their third single in 2001, "Butterfly", it reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Soundscan reports 100,000 album sales of The Gift of Game prior to the release of "Butterfly". Crazy Town toured with Ozzfest in 2001, they were received with mixed reviews. A fourth single, "Revolving Door", was released with limited success. In 2001 Crazy Town made a cameo appearance in the music video for "Bad Boy for Life" by P. Diddy, Black Rob and Mark Curry.
Their second album, was produced by Howard Benson and released on November 12, 2002. Benson's influence resulted in a more rock oriented sound. Prior to recording the album, drummer James Bradley Jr. left the band and was replaced by Kyle Hollinger. The album achieved little commercial success, spawning only two singles: "Drowning", which became a minor hit in the US, UK, Austria and Germany, "Hurt You So Bad", which failed to chart at all. Shortly after the release of Darkhorse the band broke up in 2003, citing amongst other things, pressure from their record company for a "Butterfly" follow-up. During Crazy Town's hiatus, Bret Mazur went on to form a record-producing company. Shortly after leaving Crazy Town, Rust Epique formed a band which would go by the name pre)Thing, he died of a heart attack shortly before their debut album 22nd Century Lifestyle was released in 2004. Binzer contributed vocals to Paul Oakenfold's 2002 single Starry Eyed Surprise, he released his first solo album in Happy Love Sick, under his alias Shifty Shellshock.
Kraig Tyler joined Eric Powell's industrial band 16Volt. In late 2007, Crazy Town announced that the remaining members had reformed and were working on a new studio album, tentatively titled Crazy Town is Back, which would be released sometime in 2008, though no such release was made. On August 26, 2009, Crazy Town performed at Les Deux, in Hollywood, California, on stage together for the first time in five years. On August 28, 2009, former member DJ AM was found dead in his apartment, of an accidental drug overdose. On August 7, 2010, Crazy Town played together at the festival SRH FEST 2010 in California. Throughout 2011, Crazy Town released a new song, "My Place", on YouTube, as well as two new songs, "Hard to Get" and "Hit That Switch", on their Myspace page. In 2013 Shifty and Epic said that Crazy Town were in the studio recording a new album, entitled The Brimstone Sluggers; that year, Crazy Town created new official Facebook and Twitter pages, released the song "Lemonface" as a free download.
On 18 December 2014, Crazy Town released their first official single from Megatron. The song was used as the theme song for Impact Wrestling during its run on Destination America in 2015; the Brimstone Sluggers was released on 28 August 2015. DJ AM appears as a featured artist on the track "Born to Raise Hell", released as a single in August 2015. From August till October 2016, the band toured with the Make America Rock Again concert, alongside other artists who had success throughout the 2000s. Throughout the tour, Epic was temporarily replaced by an ex-vocalist of Adema. In January 2017, after a year of hiatus from the band, Epic announced through his Facebook post that he will no longer tour with the band. Epic intends to still be involved with Crazy Town, though not as a band member. Following Mazur's departure, Rick Dixon, Nick Diiorio and Kevin Kapler left the band in early April, Shifty decided to add an "X" next to the band's name; when asked about the letter's significance on their Instagram account, the band stated "the X is used by gangs to symbolize a territory that has just been won".
Crazy Town has been noted by the group itself for its hip hop sound. Their music has been labeled as rap rock, rap metal, nu metal, alternative rock. Crazy Town does not consider itself to be
New Brookland Historic District
New Brookland Historic District is a national historic district located at West Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina. It encompasses 23 contributing buildings in the central business district and the "mill village" sections of West Columbia, it includes commercial and residential buildings built between 1894 and 1916 as a planned residential community for the Columbia Duck Mill. Notable buildings include the Edward W. Shull Building, Thompson Funeral Home, Brookland Fire Station, Brookland Jail, single and double tenant houses, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978
Van Nuys is a neighborhood in the central San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. Home to Van Nuys Airport and the Valley Municipal Building, it is the most populous neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. In 1909 the Suburban Homes Company, a syndicate led by H. J. Whitley, general manager of the Board of Control, along with Harry Chandler, H. G. Otis, M. H. Sherman and O. F. Brandt purchased 48,000 acres of the Farming and Milling Company for $2,500,000. Henry E. Huntington, extended his Pacific Electric Railway through the Valley to Owensmouth; the Suburban Home Company laid out plans for roads and the towns of Van Nuys and Canoga Park. The rural areas were annexed into the city of Los Angeles in 1915. On April 2, 1915 H. J. Whitley purchased the Suburban Home Company so that he would have complete control for finishing the development; the town was named for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, one of its developers. It was annexed by Los Angeles on May 22, 1915, after completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, providing it with the water required for further growth.
Van Nuys was the first new stop on the San Fernando Line of the Pacific Electric Railway red cars system, which boosted its early land sales and commercial success. Van Nuys became the Valley's satellite Los Angeles municipal civic center with the 1932 Art Deco Valley Municipal Building, a visual landmark and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, starting the present-day Government Center complex of government services buildings. In 1991, Marvin Braude, a member of the Los Angeles City Council, redesignated a 45-block area of Van Nuys as a part of Sherman Oaks; this redesignated area included the community of Magnolia Woods. Some area residents had presented a petition and several original deeds that stated "Sherman Oaks" to Braude, they argued that the area was a part of Sherman Oaks until the 1960s, when ZIP Codes labeling the area as Van Nuys were established. In October 2005, the Metro Orange Line opened with two stations. In 2014, a "Great Streets" project was introduced by Mayor Eric Garcetti with Van Nuys Blvd. to be redesigned between Victory Blvd. and Oxnard Street.
Sepulveda Blvd. was resurfaced between Victory Blvd and Oxnard Street in May 2014. A new Los Angeles County family services building was built on the southwest corner of Van Nuys Blvd. and Saticoy Street in 2016. In 2017, a new Los Angeles Fire Department fire station is under construction on the northwestern corner of Oxnard St and Vesper Ave. Van Nuys is bordered on the north by North Hills, on the northeast by Panorama City, on the east by Valley Glen, on the south by Sherman Oaks, on the southwest by the Sepulveda Basin, on the west by Lake Balboa, on the northwest by Northridge, its street and other boundaries are Roscoe Boulevard on the north, Sepulveda Boulevard, the Tujunga Wash, Woodman Avenue and Hazeltine Avenue on the east, Oxnard Street on the south, the Sepulveda Basin on the southwest and Odessa and Hayvenhurst avenues and Balboa Boulevard on the west. The 2000 U. S. census counted 136,443 residents in the 8.99-square-mile Van Nuys neighborhood—or 11,542 people per square mile.
In 2000, the median age for residents was 28, considered young for city and county neighborhoods, the percentages of residents aged 10 or younger and 19 to 34 were among the highest in Los Angeles County. The neighborhood was considered "moderately diverse" ethnically within Los Angeles; the breakdown was Hispanics, 60.5%. Mexico and El Salvador were the most common places of birth for the 49.8% of the residents who were born abroad—a high percentage for Los Angeles. There were 4,917 families headed by single parents or 21.3%, considered high for both the city and the county. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $41,134, considered average for the city, but low for the county; the percentages of households that earned $40,000 or less were high for the county. Renters occupied 73.9% of the housing stock, house- or apartment-owners held 26.1%. Van Nuys Boulevard has a long and diverse commercial district along it, as do other major streets crossing through Van Nuys. There are two Target stores in Van Nuys, one on Sepulveda and Hatteras and another on Raymer and Noble.
Van Nuys has two Asian supermarkets, one on Sherman Way and White Oak, one on Sepulveda and Victory. From 1947 until 1992, GM operated an automobile factory called Van Nuys Assembly at Van Nuys Boulevard and Arminta Street to augment their production efforts at their South Gate, California factory called South Gate Assembly, which opened in 1936; the Van Nuys location manufactured the Chevrolet Impala and Corvair and was the primary location for the Nova and the Camaro. Badge engineered versions of the Impala and Camaro were manufactured at this location. Due to air quality remediation efforts and decreasing market share of GM products, the factory was closed. Sound City Studios is a well-respected recording studio in Van Nuys. Van Nuys, along with Chatsworth, is home to numerous pornographic movie studios and manufacturers. Grupo TACA operates a Van Nuys-area TACA Center at 6710 Van Nuys Boulevard. Various parts of the movie Terminator were filmed here; some former Van Nuys neighborhoods have won approval by the Los Angeles City Council to break off from Van Nuys and join the neighboring communities of Lake Balboa, Valley Glen, Sherman Oaks in an effort to raise their property values.
City Council member Tony Cardenas "suggested the change was motivated by racism." The Los Angeles Fire Department operates Station 39, Station 90 Van Nuys Airport Area, Station 100 West Van Nuys, Station 102 East Van Nuys, serving the community. The Los An