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Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California

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Van Nuys is a community within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States.

Van Nuys is in the heart of the San Fernando Valley; the main thoroughfare, Van Nuys Boulevard, is noted for its car dealerships and the Government Center (Erwin Street Mall) containing a branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys police station, the Van Nuys City Hall, and a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.

Van Nuys used to be the home for a major manufacturing plant for Chevrolet. When the plant was dismantled the site was converted into a shopping mall called The Plant.

Van Nuys, and the San Fernando Valley, is the center of the pornography industry in the United States.

Like many central Valley neighborhoods, Van Nuys was a white, middle-class neighborhood as late as the 1970s, but the demographics of the area changed considerably due to white flight. It is now a predominantly Latino neighborhood.

In late 2004, the San Fernando Valley's first historic district was proposed for an area of early 20th Century bungalows north of Victory between Van Nuys Boulevard and Kester. According to the November 23, 2004 Los Angeles Times, " The neighborhood has become a melting pot of ethnic groups and home styles. Many of the surviving prewar gems are fronted by Old Glory and valued at more than $400,000. Nearby stand such historic buildings as Van Nuys High School (1914), St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (1920) and the 12th Church of Christ Scientist (1932)."




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