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Old 12-19-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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Pacoima was once the traditional black part of the Valley, but that has changed greatly in the past 15 years. Now, there is a large number of Hispanics there.
There weren't a lot of Hispanics in Pacoima when Ritchie Valens and Bobby Chacon were growing up there? Pacoima's been overwhelmingly Latino for something like 50 years, it's nothing new. I don't think that the black population there was ever that high. Maybe a few here and there but nobody I know in a lifetime of living in LA has ever referred to Pacoima as a black neighborhood, always as a Mexican/Latino neighborhood.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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I recently heard some refer to Pacoima as a black hood...but even though I'm only 25 I say it's been a hispanic area, with the tracks dividing the two races somewhat

Hispanic>everyone else...when it comes to % of them
minority? dont think so
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:37 PM
 
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I recently heard some refer to Pacoima as a black hood...but even though I'm only 25 I say it's been a hispanic area, with the tracks dividing the two races somewhat

Hispanic>everyone else...when it comes to % of them
minority? dont think so
Every time I've been through Pacoima almost everyone I've seen has been Latino (I presume those whites I've seen there are Latino as well.) And this goes back to 1974 or thereabouts. Not that I'm overtly familiar with the area, but that's just been my impression. There have been famous Latinos from there, but I can't think of any famous non-Latinos from there. Maybe that person was referring to black Latinos?
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I think it was Pacoima where we went to a place called Godzillas to see punk bands in the early 1980s???? Anyone remember?
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:25 PM
 
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Pacoima was once the traditional black part of the Valley, but that has changed greatly in the past 15 years. Now, there is a large number of Hispanics there.
She's referring to Panorama city, not Pacoima. Panorama city was once White, primarily Jewish I think.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:31 AM
 
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Panorama City still has a lot of whites. I have a friend who lives there who is white (Russian). His neighbors are mostly white except for the people across the street (with the 30 people living in one house) -- they are Asian. I don't believe they are Filipino. They appear to be something else, maybe Vietnamese?

Anyway, there are a lot of Filipinos in the area because I worked with two Filipino guys who both lived around there and they told me the Filipinos were taking over. There is also a big Filipino supermarket in the center across from Walmart and another one that is just south of Roscoe on Woodman.

I've met other whites via my business in Panorama City so I know there are more whites than people think.

As long as I've been here (early 1980s), Pacoima has always been mostly Hispanic.

There is an area of North Hollywood, near Sherman Way and the Hollywood freeway that appears to be changing to a truly mixed neighborhood with Armenians, Koreans, Thais, Filipinos, Hispanics, Peruvians, Indians, Egyptians, Hungarians -- just a real hodgepodge. You can tell by the bakeries and restaurants in the area, plus from the types of grocery stores appearing. You usually don't see a lot of Baklava shops next door to Peruvian restaurants. I haven't figured out quite what to make of it yet. It just seems like a working class neighborhood with a heck of a lot of different ethnic groups living there.

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Old 12-20-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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Default Panorama City

I live in Panorama City, and I know exactly where Lanark and Noble is....
that area is behind the old Van Nuys drive Ins ( now a middle school) that pocket of Panorama is okay. Tree lined streets with little single family homes.
the parts of Panorama City is behind Kaiser going East from Woodman to the 170 freeway would be the best place. Homes near Ranchito Elm, Burton Elm and Chase St Elm are okay too.

the areas that give Panorama City a bad name is Blythe st/Van Nuys Blvd, and the apartment neighborhood areas of Van Nuys/ Parthenia st going north to Nordhoff and up to the 405 freeway.

Just drive thru the neighborhoods of Panorama City in the day time, there are lots of quite streets with single family "kaiser homes" that would be okay for you and your son.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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An update...

She found a 2 bedroom townhouse style apt in a gated bldg in Valley Village. Its on Laurel Cyn Blvd but she says its quiet inside. Its just south of Magnolia. Anyone know that area? Is it better than Van Nuys/Panorama City? She put down a deposit and said it felt safer than the little house on Noble Ave.

Once again, school is not an issue. Her son is already enrolled at Pinecrest.

thanks again for all the info

yeah that area is much better then Panorama. For being white she would feel more comfortable in that area.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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I think it was Pacoima where we went to a place called Godzillas to see punk bands in the early 1980s???? Anyone remember?
Godzillas was in Sun Valley.

I think that the person who thought Pacoima was a black area at one time may have been thinking of Lakeview Terrace next door, which in the 70s/80s was an extremely racially/ethnically mixed area, including blacks,Latinos, non-Latino whites, Asians, etc. although I'm sure its 100% Latino nowadays.

I can think of one famous black person who did live in the far northeast Valley - the legendary R&B singer Screamin' Jay Hawkins did live in Sun Valley for a considerable time.

Panorama City did used to be a majority non-Latino white working class area back in the day, like its neighbors Van Nuys, North Hills (then called Sepulveda), Sun Valley, Arleta, northern North Hollywood, etc. Noho used to be VERY Jewish.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Godzillas was in Sun Valley.
Right on.

http://www.dementlieu.com/users/obik...godzillas.html
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