Sherman Oaks

Photo from The Higher Path Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood located in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. The history of the area is quite interesting, as it goes back to 1910 when a company called the Los Angeles Suburban Homes Co. purchased 47,000 acres of land. They believed that there would be a surge of interest in the area due to the City of Los Angeles' plans to develop...

Encino

The Tree that Started Everything Photo of Encino from Encino Neighborhood Council Encino is a vibrant city located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. Known for its rich history and beautiful oak trees, Encino has a unique backstory that dates back to the 1700s. The city was originally home to the Gabrielino Native Americans and was colonized by the Spanish in 1769. The...

Calabasas

Overlooking photo of Calabasas. Photo by Okey Isima Calabasas, California is a city with a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. From the peaceful lives of the Chumash Indians to the exploits of squatters and bandits, the area has seen its fair share of changes over the years. The name Calabasas is thought to have been derived from the Indian word for "where the wild geese fly" or from...

Toluca Lake

Photo of Toluca Lake from Los Angeles Times History Before Europeans arrived in the San Fernando Valley in 1769, the Tongva people had been living in the area surrounding Toluca Lake for 8,000 years. The Tongva village of kah-Ween-gah (Cahuenga) located on the banks of the Los Angeles River had trade connections with other Tongva villages in Southern California. At the time, the Los Angeles...

Beverly Hills

Photo of Beverly Hills from Treksplorer Beverly Hills, California is a renowned community located within 5.7 square miles in the Southern California area. It is home to 35,000 residents and attracts millions of visitors annually. Known for its beautiful landscape, ideal climate, and variety of dining, entertainment, shopping, and cultural experiences, the city has a reputation as a desirable place to...

Bel-Air

Bel-Air, a neighborhood in west Los Angeles, was founded by Alphonzo Bell, an oil tycoon, who purchased 600 acres of land and named it Bel-Air, or "Beautiful Air," after the original Mexican land grant, Rancho San Jose de Buenos Ayres, and the Italian word "Bellissima," meaning "beautiful." The area attracted celebrities such as Clarke Gable, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Burt Reynolds....

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