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Brentwood, Los Angeles, California
This article is about the neighborhood Brentwood, in Los Angeles.

Brentwood is an affluent district in the West Los Angeles region of Los Angeles, California, United States; it is sometimes confused with Brentwood, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. This article is about the district  ** Brentwood  **...in West Los Angeles (West L.A. in the short form) or the Westside is generally considered to be the portion of Los Angeles, California and its suburbs that lies east of the Pacific Ocean, west of La Cienega Boulevard (or, occasionally, Fairfax or even La Brea Avenue), south of the..Santa Monica Mtns.

Located
at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, bounded by the San Diego Freeway on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south, the Santa Monica city limits on the southwest, the border of Topanga State Park on the west and Mulholland Drive along the ridgeline of the mountains on the north. Interstate 405, colloquially referred to as The 405 (the four-oh-five), is one of the principal north-south highways in Southern California, and the major bypass of I-5 running through Southern California. ... Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile District, looking east toward Downtown Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, looking east toward the Millionaires Mile Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Topanga State Park is a California state park located in Los Angeles County. ...


Nearby neighborhoods and cities include Pacific Palisades on the west, Santa Monica on the southwest, West Los Angeles on the south, Sawtelle on the southeast, Westwood on the east, Bel-Air on the northeast and Encino on the north. Pacific Palisades is a district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California, located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... West Los Angeles is a district in western Los Angeles, California. ... The huge federal building in the unincorporated L.A. County area (which is often mistakenly thought to be in Westwood or Sawtelle). ... High-rise buildings line Wilshire Boulevard through the Westwood area Another view of the Westwood skyline Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California, not to be confused with Westwood, California. ... ???Bel-Air?? redirects here. ... ???Encino?? redirects here. ...


Brentwood's ZIP code is 90049, which includes Brentwood and part of Bel-Air Estates (the other section of Bel-Air Estates is located in the 90077 zip code). It is addressed, Los Angeles, CA 90049 to avoid confusion with Brentwood in Northern California. Mr. ... Bel-Air Estates is a designated neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles, California. ...

Wilshire Boulevard at the southeast corner of Brentwood, which begins on the right-hand (north) side of the street.

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History

The area that is now Brentwood was part of the Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica, a Spanish land-grant ranch sold off in pieces to Anglos after the Mexican-American War. The area now popularly known as Brentwood began following the establishment of the large 600 acre Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors in the 1880's. The economic growth stimulated by this veterans facility led to immediate property development outside its west gate. The community of 'Westgate' was annexed on June 14, 1916. Westgate was the city's 17th annexation, and added another 127 km (49 mi) to the city of Los Angeles, including large parts of what is now the Pacific Palisades and a small portion of today's Bel-Air. (Note: There is a Westgate Avenue in West Los Angeles/Brentwood that remembers the original name of the district.) The Ranchos or Alta California land grants established land use patterns that are still recognizable in the California of today. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio L?pez de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia Jos? Mari? Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000??"40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... Pacific Palisades is a district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California, located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. ... Bel-Air redirects here. ...


Originally an agricultural district (soybeans, avocados, et al.), Brentwood is now one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, and one of the prominent districts of the Westside. It has prosperous commercial districts along each of its major east-west thoroughfares, Wilshire Boulevard, San Vicente Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. It is largely populated by professionals and executives. Binomial name (L.) Merr. ... Binomial name Mill. ... The Westside is generally considered to be the portion of Los Angeles, California and its suburbs that lies east of the Pacific Ocean including Brentwood, west of La Brea Avenue (varying definitions set the boundary at Fairfax Avenue or even the eastern border of Beverly Hills), south of the Santa... Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile District, looking east toward Downtown Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, looking east toward the Millionaires Mile Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California. ... San Vicente Boulevard is a major east-west throughfare located in the western portion of the Los Angeles, California Metropolitan Area. ... Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. ...


The name Brentwood comes from Brentwood of Essex, England, a town on the outskirts of London dating back to Saxon times. Street names such as Barrington, Gorham, and Bristol, to name a few, are British influenced. Brentwood is a town and the principal settlement of the Borough of Brentwood, part of Essex in England. ... This article is about the county of Essex in England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Saxon (disambiguation). ...


Local traditions include the Maypole erected each year on the lawn of the Archer School for Girls, carrying on the tradition set by the Eastern Star Home that it replaced, and the annual decoration of the coral trees with holiday lights. Inspired by the community of veterans resident at the former Soldiers and Sailors Home, now a United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Brentwood once regularly hosted a Memorial Day parade, complete with a flotilla of classic cars and an elephant named Tiny; the tradition is now only sporadically practiced due to funding. Dancing around the maypole, in ??mmeberg, Sweden The maypole is a tall wooden pole (traditionally of hawthorn or birch), sometimes erected with several long coloured ribbons suspended from the top, festooned with flowers, draped in greenery and strapped with large circular wreaths, depending on local and regional variances. ... The Archer School for Girls is an independent, nonsectarian, single-sex college preparatory school in Los Angeles, California. ... Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). ... Ford Model A Four-door 1948 Buick Eight convertible 1959 Chevrolet Impala A yank tank or maquina in Havana, Cuba Another yank tank in Havana 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe Classic car is a term frequently used to describe an older car, but the exact meaning is subject to differences in... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus ??  Elephas beyeri ??  Elephas celebensis ??  Elephas cypriotes ??  Elephas ekorensis ??  Elephas falconeri ??  Elephas iolensis ??  Elephas planifrons ??  Elephas platycephalus ??  Elephas recki ??  Stegodon ??  Mammuthus ??  Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea...


Environment

Brentwood, like nearby Santa Monica, is kept fairly cool by marine breezes off the Pacific Ocean and frequently wakes to the so-called "marine layer," a cover of clouds brought in at night and burned off by mid-morning. The topography of the area is generally split into two, broadly divided by Sunset Boulevard. North of Sunset, the area is defined by the ridges and canyons created by the Santa Monica Mountains; south of Sunset (exceptions include Franklin Hill), the area is relatively flat. The southern district (and the neighboring Westgate-Sawtelle areas) features underground springs which bubble up into a small creek along "the Gully" in south Brentwood near the golf course, and in the "Indian Springs" (the springs were formerly the site of a Tongva village) portion of the University High School campus. For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... A marine layer is a cool, moist, foggy layer of air that can be several hundred feet to as much as two thousand feet thick associated with offshore weather patterns. ... For discussion of land surfaces themselves, see Terrain. ... Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. ... Santa Monica Mountains The Santa Monica Mountains are a low transverse range in southern California in the United States. ... Sawtelle (IPA: [s"??t?l]) is an area within West Los Angeles, California, that may refer to (1) a district within the City of Los Angeles, (2) an unincorporated area of the County of Los Angeles, or (3) just the Veterans Administration Hospital and former veterans home. ... Serra Springs is California State Historical Landmark number 522, and is located on the campus of University High School in Los Angeles County. ... Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... University High School, commonly known as Uni is a secondary school located in West Los Angeles, a district in Los Angeles, California near the border of Santa Monica. ...


San Vicente Boulevard, considered the "Main Street" of Brentwood, is divided by a wide median on which stand many large coral trees. The median and the trees replaced the derelict Pacific Electric track, and the trees have become a Historic-Cultural Monument (#148) for the city of Los Angeles. (Brentwood boosters have adopted the silhouette of a coral tree as a de facto town logo.) Bundy Drive is lined with extremely tall date palms, likely planted by the district's original developer. Species Over 100, see text The Genus Erythrina is a taxon of tropical and subtropical flowering trees in the Family Fabaceae and distributed worldwide. ... Pacific Electric Railway company depot in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1910. ... A booster may mean: a booster dose in medicine, refers to a vaccination given after a previous vaccination. ... Binomial name Phoenix dactylifera L. The Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is a palm extensively cultivated for its edible fruit. ...


Neighborhoods

There are a number of residential subdistricts; some defined by original developers, some defined by present-day local realtors. Some may be as small as a few blocks, others range over acres of hills:

  • Brentwood Circle: Gated community east of Barrington and north of Sunset.
  • Brentwood Country Estates
  • Brentwood Flats
  • Brentwood Glen: Part of Brentwood that is bounded by Sunset, the 405 Freeway and the Veterans Administration
  • Brentwood Heights
  • Brentwood Highlands
  • Brentwood Hills: Home to Mount St. Mary's College and the Getty Center.
  • Brentwood Park: Notable for its layout, having been designed around several large traffic circles, a handful of which remain; the area between Sunset and San Vicente west of Kenter/Bundy.
  • Brentwood Terrace: Southwest edge of Brentwood, bounded by San Vicente Blvd, Montana Ave, the Brentwood Country Club, and Santa Monica's 26th Street. Walking distance to the Brentwood Country Mart.
  • Bundy Canyon
  • Crestwood Hills: Includes a cluster of architecturally significant mid-century modern residences; located in the northern part of Kenter Canyon.
  • Kenter Canyon
  • Mandeville Canyon: Westernmost part of Brentwood.
  • Mountaingate
  • Museum Heights: Modern designed condominiums. Located off Sunset Blvd.
  • South Brentwood: Between San Vicente and Wilshire Boulevards and the eastern boundary of Santa Monica.
  • Westgate: Directly to the east of Brentwood Park
  • Westridge Hills
  • Westridge Heights: Western portions of Mandeville Canyon

Brentwood Circle is an exclusive, gated portion of Brentwood north of Sunset Boulevard and adjacent to the Getty Center. ... Brentwood Glen is a neighborhood in Brentwood Brentwood Glen is south of Sunset Blvd. ... Columbus Circle, New York City, NY; site of the first traffic circle in the United States completed in 1905 DeSoto Fountain sits in the center of a traffic circle in the city of Coral Gables, Florida. ... Crestwood Hills is a neighborhood within Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. ... Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior and product design form that generally describes post-war developments in modern design from roughly 1949 to 1965. ... Kenter Canyon is located north of Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood and is primarily based off Kenter Canyon Road (which becomes Bundy Drive south of Sunset). ... Mandeville Canyon is a small community officially part of Los Angeles. ...

Transportation

Major thoroughfares include Sunset, San Vicente and Wilshire Boulevards; Barrington and Montana Avenues; and Bundy Drive. Brentwood is also situated close to the Wilshire, Montana and Sunset exits of the 405 freeway. Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. ... San Vicente Boulevard (not to be confused with San Vicente Boulevard of Los Angeles) is an east-west street in Santa Monica and Brentwood . ... Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile District, looking east toward Downtown Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, looking east toward the Millionaires Mile Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California. ... Montana Avenue is a primarily residential street that stretches from Ocean Avenue to Barrington Avenue in Brentwood. ... Interstate 405, colloquially referred to as The 405 (the four-oh-five), is one of the principal north-south highways in Southern California, and the major bypass of I-5 running through Southern California. ...


Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus serves Brentwood with its 2, 3, 4, 11, 13, and 14 bus lines. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) buses serve Brentwood include the 20 and 720 lines on Wilshire Blvd. (the latter of which is L.A.'s most successful bus rapid transit line), and several lines along Sunset Blvd. Big Blue Buses at the UCLA terminal The Big Blue Bus is a municipal bus operator in Los Angeles Westside, USA, mostly serving Santa Monica, Westwood, and Venice. ... This article is about the present transit agency. ... Busways redirects here. ...


Once linked to Los Angeles by a Pacific Electric Railway track on San Vicente, Brentwood is now part of a dispute over the future of public transportation in Los Angeles. In a controversial move protested by business owners, but which substantially increased bus speed through the Westside, the Metro has reserved the outermost lane of Wilshire Boulevard through Brentwood in each direction as a bus-only lane during rush hour, in a possible precursor to the adoption of bus rapid transit service with a dedicated lane along the entire length of Wilshire. The Pacific Electric Railway main company depot at Sixth Street and Main Street in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1910. ... For other uses, see Rush hour (disambiguation). ... Busways redirects here. ...


The difficulty of getting into and out of Brentwood by any means but private automobile (aggravated by the Metro's cancellation of several "nanny bus" lines connecting the district to poorer areas of Los Angeles) has led to widespread calls for an extension of the Wilshire Boulevard leg of Metro's Purple Line subway, which currently ends at Western Avenue in Koreatown, through Brentwood to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica; a Brentwood stop would presumably be sited in the business district near Barrington Avenue. There has been little forward progress by local authorities on making this concept a reality. Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile District, looking east toward Downtown Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, looking east toward the Millionaires Mile Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California. ... Diagram of the Metro Purple Line. ... ???Mass Transit?? redirects here. ... Western Avenue is a major four lane street slightly west of Downtown Los Angeles and the center portion of Los Angeles County. ... Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown Koreatown is a community of the Wilshire Center district in the Mid-Wilshire area of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Ocean Avenue runs from the residential Adelaide Drive on the north end of Santa Monica and ends at Pico Boulevard. ...


Politics

In general, the area strongly tends toward a blue state perspective and votes for Democrats. Celebrities and wealthy Angelenos who live in the hills often sponsor fundraising dinners for local and national candidates. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Brentwood's representatives in the California State Assembly (Karen Bass, Paul Koretz and Fran Pavley) and U.S. House of Representatives (Henry Waxman) are renowned for their socially liberal views. (Although Waxman, a star of the American left, scores a modest 80 of 100 on the Americans for Democratic Action scorecard, he's rated 95 of 100 by the ACLU.) The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Karen Bass is a California State Assemblywoman from the 47th district. ... Paul Koretz (D-Los Angeles) announced his plans on August 2, 2007[1] to seek the Los Angeles 5th District City Council seat now occupied by Jack Weiss in 2009. ... Fran Pavley (born November 11, 1948 in Los Angeles, California) is a Democratic politician and previously served as a California Assemblywoman and as the first mayor of the Southern California community of Agoura Hills. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Henry Arnold Waxman (born September 12, 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is an American politician. ... Americans For Democratic Action (ADA) was formed in January 1947, when Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kenneth Galbraith, Reinhold Niebuhr, Hubert Humphrey and 200 other activists. ... The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, is a non_governmental organization devoted to defending civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. ...


Demographics

According to the Los Angeles Almanac, the 2000 census-year population was just under 42,000, with a population density of about 2,700 people per square mile. The population is about 80 percent white, 9 percent Asian-American and 6 percent Hispanic or Latino. Brentwood has a significant Iranian community that is classified as white by the U.S. Census. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ...


After English, the primary secondary household languages are Spanish and Persian, with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, French and Hebrew also spoken at home in statistically significant numbers. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ???Farsi?? redirects here. ... ???Hebrew?? redirects here. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brentwood's (ZCTA 90049) median household income was $84,342; its median family income was $137,945; and its median per capita income was $75,965 in 1999. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs??) are a new statistical entity developed by the United States Census Bureau for tabulating summary statistics from Census 2000. ... This article is about the year. ...


As of the 2000 census, among people over age 25, approximately five percent of the population had no high school degree, eight percent had only a high school diploma, 15 percent of the population had some college education but no degree, 37 percent of the population had a bachelor's degree, 15 percent had a master's degree, and 16 percent had either a doctorate or a professional degree. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Housing

As of 2000, there were just over 22,000 housing units in Brentwood. Most Brentwood residents reside in single-family homes, many of which?while seemingly modest in style, square footage and lot size?would rarely sell for less than $750,000 due to the area's high housing costs. There are many mansions and multi-million-dollar estates located in the hilly areas north of Sunset. There are also large, modern apartment complexes and condominiums located on most of district's primary and secondary thoroughfares, many of which are home to young professionals and students attending nearby University of California Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Almanac, the median value of a single-family home in Brentwood as of 2004 was $1.4 million.


Recreation

Popular recreational spots include the Brentwood Country Mart, an early farmer's market complex built in 1947 (and recently remodeled and expanded); the Brentwood Village, a small shopping district near the intersection of Sunset and Barrington; and more recently, Brentwood Green, a "village commons" created from the playground at Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School. There is also a tented farmer's market held each Sunday on a strip of Gretna Green Way between Brentwood Science Magnet and the Brentwood Country Club. The 2.7-mile-long (4.3 km) boundary of the private Brentwood Country Club is a popular local jogging route. The internationally renowned Getty Museum is located in the hills high above Brentwood, near the 405 freeway and the Sepulveda Pass. A farmers market near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. ... The village green in Comberton in Cambridgeshire, UK, with a pond, a village sign and a bench to enjoy the view For the community in New York, see Village Green, New York. ... Brentwood Science Magnet School serves Grades K-5 and draws 1,212 children. ... Gretna Green is a small village on the west coast in the south of Scotland. ... View of a building at the Getty Center, from the Central Garden. ... Interstate 405, colloquially referred to as The 405 (the four-oh-five), is one of the principal north-south highways in Southern California, and the major bypass of I-5 running through Southern California. ... The Sepulveda Pass is a mountain pass through the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles, California, USA. It connects the Los Angeles Basin to the San Fernando Valley via the San Diego Freeway (I-405) and Sepulveda Boulevard. ...


Public open space is limited in the area, but green space with occasional or partial free public use can be found at the VA and on Brentwood Common. Local public parks are Crestwood Hills Park and Barrington Recreation Center, the latter of which features a community center, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and a dog park. Fire roads in the Santa Monica Mountains, good for mountain biking and hiking, can be accessed at the top of Sullivan Canyon and Westridge. Santa Monica Mountains The Santa Monica Mountains are a low transverse range in southern California in the United States. ...


Economy and businesses

Dutton's Brentwood Books is a longtime local landmark, and an institution that Sunset magazine calls the "last of the truly independent bookstores." Sunset is a lifestyle magazine in the United States. ...


In addition, Brent-Air Pharmacy, run by the founding Lassoff family from its conception up until June 2007, has served Brentwood for more than 50 years. The drug store has been the scene of many famous scandals[citation needed] and, like its defunct west Hollywood cousin Schwab's, is known as the pharmacy to the stars, where many now-notable actors and actresses worked as delivery boys or "candy counter" girls. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Vicente Foods is an independently owned and operated grocery market ? a rarity in Los Angeles ? that has served Brentwood for decades.


Emergency services

Fire service

Los Angeles Fire Department Station 19 is in Brentwood. It has been suggested that Warner Lawrence be merged into this article or section. ...


Police service

Los Angeles Police Department operates the West Los Angeles Community Police Station at 1663 Butler Avenue, 99025, serving the neighborhood [1]. ???LAPD?? redirects here. ...


Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

In addition to Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School (which only zones some residents for Kindergarten), the area is served by Kenter Canyon Elementary School, Brockton Avenue Elementary School, and Pacific Palisades Elementary School (some areas are zoned jointly to Kenter Canyon and Pacific Palisades), all of which are part of Los Angeles Unified School District. The Los Angeles Unified School District (the LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. ...


Locals attending public school usually go to Paul Revere Charter Middle School, Brentwood's zoned middle school. Paul Revere Charter Middle School is located at Los Angeles, California, United States. ...


The local public high schools are University High School (named for nearby UCLA, formerly Warren G. Harding High and planned as Sawtelle High School, see Sawtelle), just outside the neighborhood's boundaries in West Los Angeles and often thought to be located in Brentwood, and Palisades Charter High School, in the nearby neighborhood of Pacific Palisades. University High School, commonly known as Uni is a secondary school located in West Los Angeles, a district in Los Angeles, California near the border of Santa Monica. ... West Los Angeles is a district in western Los Angeles, California. ... Palisades Charter High School (usually abbreviated as Pali High, PaliHi, or uncommonly as PCHS / PHS ) is a secondary school in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Pacific Palisades is a district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California, located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. ...


Private schools

Brentwood is also home to several private schools, including Brentwood School, St. Martin of Tours Catholic School, and the Archer School for Girls, located in what was once the historic Eastern Star Home. The old Eastern Star Home can be seen as the setting of the "Mar Vista Rest Home" in the movie Chinatown (1974). Brentwood School is an exclusive, independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school located in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles in southern California. ... The Archer School for Girls is an independent, nonsectarian, single-sex college preparatory school in Los Angeles, California. ... ???Moving picture?? redirects here. ... Chinatown is a 1974 film directed by Roman Polanski. ...


Colleges and universities

One of the two campuses of Mount St. Mary's College, a Roman Catholic liberal arts college for women, is located in the hills above Brentwood (the other is located in downtown Los Angeles, near USC). Mount St. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Bunker Hill as seen from Los Angeles City Hall Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ...


Public libraries

Los Angeles Public Library operates the Donald Bruce Kaufman Brentwood Branch. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) system serves the residents of Los Angeles, California. ...


Postal service

The United States Postal Service operates the Barrington Post Office at 200 South Barrington Avenue, 90049-9998. USPS and Usps redirect here. ...


Popular culture

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Notable residents

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger lives in the hills above Mandeville Canyon in Brentwood with his family. Many other entertainment industry notables, and local politicos live nearby, including Justin Timberlake, Karl Malden, Jessica Biel, Alanis Morissette, Steven Spielberg, Josh Duhamel, Naomi Watts, Cindy Crawford, Helen Hunt, Julianna Margulies, Steven Seagal, Phyllis Diller, former mayor Richard Riordan, Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon, actor Ryan Phillippe, tabloid regular Britney Spears, Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White, and Alex Albrecht. Jim Carrey and Angela Lansbury are neighbors in Kenter Canyon. Today, Monica Lewinsky's father lives in the area and during her notoriety she was often referred to as having come from Brentwood, though she was raised elsewhere.[citation needed] Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... The entertainment industry consists of a large number of sub-industries devoted to entertainment. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Karl Malden (born on March 22, 1912) is an Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actor, known for his expansive manner. ... Jessica Claire Biel (born March 3, 1982) is an American actress and former fashion model best known for appearing in several Hollywood films such as Summer Catch, the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Illusionist, as well as for her early television role of Mary Camden in the... ???Alanis?? redirects here. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British-Australian actress known for her roles in Mulholland Dr., the film remakes of The Ring and King Kong, as well as her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress, perhaps most widely known for her role in the television sitcom Mad About You. ... Julianna Margulies on the cover of Marie Claire Julianna Luisa Margulies is an actress whose role on the NBC drama ER brought her recognition and fame. ... Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1952) is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist, singer-songwriter, and activist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richard J. Riordan (born May 1, 1930) is a Republican politician from California, U.S. who served as the California Secretary of Education from 2003??"2005 and as Mayor of Los Angeles from 1993??"2001. ... Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976),[1] known simply as Reese Witherspoon, is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Ryan Phillippe (born Matthew Ryan Phillippe on September 10, 1974) is an American actor. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... This article is about the current, syndicated nighttime edition of the U.S. game show, which began in 1983. ... Vanna White (born Vanna Marie Rosich on February 18, 1957 is a American television personality, best known as the hostess and puzzle board operator on the long-running game show Wheel of Fortune. ... Alex Albrecht, circa 2006 Alexander J. Albrecht (born August 14, 1976 in Vienna, Virginia) is an American television personality who resides in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Angela Lansbury CBE (born October 16, 1925) is a four-time Tony-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, three-time Oscar-nominated, and eighteen-time Emmy-nominated English actress. ... Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom the former United States President Bill Clinton admitted (after initially and vehemently denying) to having an inappropriate relationship[1] while Lewinsky worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996. ...


Past celebrity residents of the 1940s and 1950s included: Gary Cooper; Nat King Cole; Clark Gable; Tyrone Power; Keenan Wynn; Cesar Romero; Joan Crawford and husbands Franchot Tone and Philip Terry; Henry Fonda and second wife, socialite Frances Ford Seymour; bandleader Horace Heidt; football and television star Tom Harmon; designer and architect Paul L?szl; actor Dean Jagger; mob boss turned ice-cream parlor proprietor Mickey Cohen; Fred MacMurray and wife June Haver; Barbara Stanwyck and husband Robert Taylor; Ruth Hussey; Shirley Temple; and classical composers Arnold Schoenberg and Erich Korngold. Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 ??" May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 ??" February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 ??" November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... Wynn in Warning Shot (1967) Keenan Wynn (July 27, 1916 ??" October 14, 1986) was an American character actor and member of a well-known show-business family. ... Cesar Julio Romero, Jr. ... Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 ??" May 10, 1977),[1] was an acclaimed, iconic, Academy Award-winning American actress, arguably one of the greatest from the Golden Age of Hollywood from the 1920s through 1940s. ... Franchot Tone (February 27, 1905 ??" September 18, 1968) was an American actor. ... Phillip Terry (March 7, 1909 - February 23, 1993) was an American actor. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 ??" August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... Frances Ford Seymour (1908- 14 April 1950) was a New York City socialite, perhaps most famous as the second wife of actor Henry Fonda and the mother of actors Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda. ... Horace Heidt (May 21, 1901 - December 1, 1986) was an American pianist, Big Band leader, radio and television personality, and entertainer. ... Thomas Dudley Harmon (September 28, 1919 - March 15, 1990) was a star player of United States college football, a sports broadcaster, and patriarch of a family of American actors. ... Paul L?szl? Paul Laszlo or Paul L?szl? (the latter spelling is correct, but the name is often anglicized to the former) (6 February 1900??"27 March 1993) was a famous modern architect and interior designer and is considered a giant amongst the furniture designers, interior designers, and architects... Actor Dean Jagger Dean Jagger (November 17, 1903 ??" February 5, 1991) was an American film actor. ... Meyer Harris Cohen (4 September 1913 in Brooklyn, New York ??" 29 July 1976 in Los Angeles, California) was a gangster in 1940s and 1950s. ... Fred MacMurray (August 30, 1908 ??" November 5, 1991) was an actor who appeared in over one hundred movies and a highly successful television series during a career that lasted from the 1930s to the 1970s. ... June Haver, (June 10, 1926 ??" July 4, 2005), was an American film actress, who was born in Rock Island, Illinois as June Stovenour; her name became Haver when her mother divorced and remarried. ... Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 ??" January 20, 1990) was an American actress of film, stage, and screen . ... Robert Taylor (August 5, 1911 ??" June 8, 1969), was an American actor. ... Ruth Carol Hussey (October 30, 1911 ??" April 19, 2005) was an actress born in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928) is an American former child actress. ... Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles, 1948 Arnold Schoenberg (the anglicized form of Sch?nberg ??" Schoenberg changed the spelling officially when he left Germany and re-converted to Judaism in 1933), (September 13, 1874 ??" July 13, 1951) was an Austrian and later American composer. ... Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 - November 29, 1957) was a composer. ...


In the 1960s and 1970s, TV dads Dick Van Dyke, Don DeFore and Bill Bixby all made their homes in the area. Other 1960s and 70s-era residents included Marilyn Monroe (Fifth Helena Drive), James Garner, Daryl Dragon and Toni Tenille (The Captain and Tennille); Allen Ludden and his wife Betty White; Tony Franciosa; Anne Baxter; Judy Garland and her three children after her second divorce; actress Patricia Barry; actor Harry Morgan; and Broadway composer Meredith Willson of The Music Man fame. Richard Wayne Dick Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an Emmy-Award winning American actor of film, stage, and screen, comedian and dancer. ... Don DeFore (August 25, 1913 - December 22, 1993) was born, according to Halliwells Filmgoers Companion, in 1917 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 ??" August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... James Garner (born April 7, 1928) is an American film and television actor. ... The Captain & Tennille are a husband and wife US pop music duo who achieved success during the 1970s. ... Allen Ludden (October 5, 1918 ??" June 9, 1981) was an American television presenter and game show host. ... Betty White (born January 17, 1922) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television actress with a career spanning sixty years, sometimes referred to as The First Lady of Television and Americas Sweetheart. ... Anthony Papaleo (born October 25, 1928), better known as Anthony Franciosa, is an American actor. ... Anne Baxter (May 7, 1923 ??" December 12, 1985) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 ??" June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... For German porn star and director, see Harry S. Morgan. ... Robert Meredith Willson (18 May 1902 ??" 15 June 1984) was an American composer and playwright, best known as the writer of The Music Man. ... This article is about the stage musical. ...


Katey Sagal, of TV's Married... with Children, grew up with her twin sisters Liz and Jean (who in the 1980s became the Doublemint Twins), and her brother in the Mandeville Canyon section of Brentwood during that time, as her father, TV director Boris Sagal found it conveniently located to all the major studios. That canyon also was home to its share of other then-TV and fledgling movie directors, respectively, namely Robert Altman and Francis Ford Coppola whom both lived there near one another with their assorted wives, children, and stepchildren. Actress Cloris Leachman still calls the Mandeville neighborhood her home to this day after more than 30 years there. Katey Sagal (born Catherine Louise Sagal on January 19, 1954)[1] is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress, singer, and writer, best known for her roles in Futurama, 8 Simple Rules, and Married. ... Married?? with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ... A modern packet of Wrigleys Doublemint Doublemint is a flavour of chewing gum made by the Wrigley Company. ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award, nine-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning American actress of stage, film and television. ...


In the 1990s, rock musician Melissa Etheridge lived for a time in on Westridge Road in Brentwood. In fact, her former home was then purchased by actor Ben Affleck who lived there with his wife, Jennifer Garner, though the couple have subsequently moved to Santa Monica, according to the Los Angeles Times. Many of the Jackson brothers of the original Jackson 5 fame lived in Brentwood as well. Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas) is a Grammy- and Academy Award-winning American rock musician. ... Benjamin G?za Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film actor, director, and Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Jennifer Anne Garner [1] (born April 17, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award- and SAG Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated American film and television actress, and producer. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ...


O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson lived in Brentwood (in different homes a few miles apart) at the time of her murder. O.J.'s slow-speed freeway chase began and ended at his Brentwood home on Bundy, just north of Wilshire Blvd. Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Nicole Simpson with O.J. Nicole Brown Simpsons Grave at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest, California Nicole Brown Simpson (May 19, 1959 ??" June 12, 1994) was the ex-wife of American football player O.J. Simpson. ...


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