The San Fernando Valley

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POPULATION: Approximately 1.8 millionETHNIC BREAKDOWN Ethnic breakdown totals can exceed 100 percent due to a recent change allowing people to check more than one ethnic category. (2005 Census Data) Non-Hispanic white: 46.7%; Latino: 39.1%; Asian/Pacific Islander: 9.6%; African-American: 3.9% WEATHER: Avg. annual rainfall: 17.6 inches. Avg. high temperature: 77.9 degrees. Avg. low temperature: 49.4 degrees. LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Type: Charter city of Los Angeles. City Hall: 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; San Fernando Valley Government Center, 14410 Sylvan St., Van Nuys. City’s Web site: ci.la.ca.us. ANIMAL SHELTERS: West Valley Center, 20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, (888) 452-7381 or (818) 756-9325; East Valley Center, 13131 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, (888) 452-7381, Ext. 145. COURTHOUSES: Northwest District, Van Nuys Courthouse West (criminal), 14400 Erwin St. Mall, Van Nuys, CA 91401. Northwest District, Van Nuys Courthouse East (civil and domestic), 6230 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401. TRANSIT: General information: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, (213) 922-2000. Bus service: (800) 266-6883 (COMMUTE); Greyhound, (800) 231-2222; Senior/disabled services: MTA, (213) 680-0054; City Ride, (818) 808-7433; (RIDE) Rail service: Metrolink, (800) 371-5465; Amtrak, (800) 872-7245. Airports: Bob Hope Airport, (818) 840-8840; Los Angeles International Airport, (310) 646-5252. (For more airports, see Page 66) UTILITIES: Water and power: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, (800) 342-5397. Gas: Southern California Gas Co., (800) 427-2200. Telephone: ATT, (800) 310-2355; Verizon, (800) 483-4400. Cable TV: Time Warner Cable (West Valley), (818) 700-6500; Adelphia (East Valley), (888) 683-1000. TRASH: Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, (800) 773-2489. RECYCLING: Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, (800) 773-2489. EMERGENCY SERVICES: Police: Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau, 11121 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345, (818) 838-9470; Emergency: 911. Fire: Los Angeles Fire Department, (213) 485-5971 or lafd.org. Ambulance service: LAFD, (213) 485-5971; (private) American Medical Response, (818) 808-2100. LICENSES: Animal licenses: (888) 452-7381 or www.ci.la.ca.us/ani/. Business licenses: City of Los Angeles, Office of Finance, Tax and Permits, (213) 473-5901. Driver’s licenses: California Department of Motor Vehicles, dmv.ca.gov. OTHER SERVICES AND INFORMATION: Libraries: colapublib.org (for Valley library listings). Historical information: California State University, Northridge, Web site: digital-library.csun.edu/SFV. Mail services: U.S. Postal Service, usps.com. Voter registration: 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650; (800) 481-VOTE or lavote.net. Social Security offices: www.ssa.gov. Birth, death and marriage records: County Clerk/Registrar-Recorder, (800) 201-8999. last_img