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the part north of glenoaks and east of sunland bl is pretty nice, with the horse properties and mountains nearby.

— ted
June 19, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.

I think sun valley is a great area at the sun valley park there is a lot to do there is swimming,playgrounds,and special events and in sun valley there is lots of places to shop and I think people should stop critisizing it

— Bryan
September 27, 2011 at 9:32 p.m.

Yes It is true that the map is lined incorrectly. I live in the west section of the map, and my mail comes addressed as North Hollywood. Moreover, the section where I live is nice and peaceful. The area between Roscoe down to stharthern is very safe in my opinion, I see my neighbors walking their kids and dogs in peace without any fear for their lives. I have been living here for over 14 years and have not had a problem with any of my neighbors. unlike my friends who like in Van Nuys and Valley Village who tell me that someone egged their house or broke into their car or house. This small section which is North Hollywood is getting a bad reputation because it is being mixed with the rest of Sun Valley.

— Arman Arakelian
July 29, 2011 at 1:36 a.m.

By excluding the part of Sun Valley above Glenoaks (and designating it part of Shadow Hills instead) you have produced a profile that sounds even worse than it really is.

— Amy
May 10, 2011 at 4:41 p.m.

Although Sun Valley does not have a reputation like other parts of LA;however, some areas are not nice.. Some parts of Sun Valley are kind of bad. But the majority is nice to what I have seen and heard. I have family up there, and one of them live in a bad neighborhood. Something I will not expect because they live in the "VALLEY." The map is wrong.This problem is the same with Compton, people think that Willowbrook and Watts are neighborhoods in the city of Compton, which they are not. (LA Times has it correct :)

— Jose
May 8, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.

You have heard this of course, but the map is incorrect.

I guess this explains why we cannot get our streets paved, because the politicians do not fell the area is important or worth saving.

I wrote my councilman and called for street repair and got zip.

Now I gotta worry about getting killed too....


— MW
April 28, 2011 at 6:31 p.m.

We bought a house in No HO and came here from Studio City. Nice quiet street here, but the difference is enormous. My wife still refuses to go for a stroll fearing for our security...

PS. East of Tujunga is Sun Valley, this mmap is patently wrong...

— George
September 30, 2010 at 11:32 a.m.

I dig the industrial feel of my area around the intersection of lankershim and neighbors to worry about when you're blasting psytrance. i adore the grimy warehouses and factories and are also good infiltration sites.

— Dj REZ
May 20, 2010 at 11:22 p.m.

Gosh everyone wants to be in NO HO. Sounds like a tigerwoods story. "NO HO"

I wish I could up load some pics of ww2 how sunvalley looked then. How critical this area was to winning the war in ww2.

Lockheed and surrounding hoods.

— Joemamabush
February 13, 2010 at 12:39 p.m.

after living in florida the valley is considred home I had missed it very dearly after 22 years. as soon as I retired from florida I moving back to the valley. I miss the weather the people and the food..I know we also have a crazy pattern in florida but my heart goes back to the valley. Where I was born and raised..

— Laura H.
February 2, 2010 at 4:49 a.m.

sun valley amd no ho are not cities morons thet are LA neighborhoods so does it matter both are dumpy and nasty

— alan
September 18, 2009 at 11:56 p.m.

This map is WRONG. The northwestern boundary of North Hollywood is formed by the Tujunga Wash and Roscoe Blvd. Everything south and east of that intersection is in North Hollywood, 91605. Please change this map. I have lived here for over 25 years, I should know. My mail does not come to Sun Valley, it comes to North Hollywood.

— Jose Flores
September 10, 2009 at 11:08 p.m.

I also agree, the map is way off! There is a whole section on the map that is part of North Hollywood. NOT SUN VALLEY!

— Elvie
August 19, 2009 at 10:42 a.m.

The map is way off. I know because I've lived here most of my life and I collect maps and work with community boundaries constantly. You say that La Tuna Canyon is included, which it is in the 91352 Zip Code, but not on your map. On the West side, Sun Valley ends and North Hollywood begins at Roscoe Blvd.

— Patricia Davenport
June 6, 2009 at 12:09 p.m.

I have always told people that I grew up in North Hollywood, but your map says I didn't, not even close. First Bellingham, between Strathern and Stagg, then just the other side of the 170 on Arminta Street, a bit south of Strathern, clearly in Sun Valley. Was I wrong all of these years, were my parents wrong? Was this a status thing on their part? Have these boundaries changed in people's perceptions? How could we have been so wrong? These maps are just fascinating.

— Elliott Gorn
June 4, 2009 at 3:44 a.m.

Sun Valley

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