Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California

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Sun Valley is a district in the eastern San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. It is bordered by Burbank on the east, Shadow Hills on the north, Panorama City on the west, and North Hollywood on the north. The district is served by the Golden State and Hollywood freeways. Major thoroughfares include San Fernando Road, Laurel Canyon and Roscoe Boulevards, and Vineland and Tujunga Avenues.

Most of the stone, gravel, and sand used in construction in Los Angeles between the 1920s and the 1970s came from quarries in Sun Valley. Although these are mostly closed (with many of them having become landfill pits), Sun Valley is still predominantly industrial, although it has some 1960s-vintage residential districts. As is the case with most of the eastern San Fernando Valley, the area's population is largely working-class and Latino.

Located at the base of the Verdugo Mountains, Sun Valley is notably prone to flash floods, and one such flood in early 2005 destroyed much of Tujunga Avenue.

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The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants is located in Sun Valley.

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