- Chalk Hills
Chalk Hills Mountain Range Country United States State California Region Southern California District Woodland Hills Municipality City of Los Angeles Coordinates Highest point - elevation 331 m (1,086 ft) Biome California chaparral and woodlands Timezone Pacific (UTC-8) - summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7) Topo map USGS Canoga Park
The Chalk Hills are a north—south running low 'mountain' range in the San Fernando Valley perpendicular to and adjoining the Santa Monica Mountains. They are located in the Woodland Hills District of the City of Los Angeles in Southern California.
Los Angeles Pierce College is located on the northern portion of the Chalk Hills. Historically the free-flowing Los Angeles River ran around that portion. U.S. Route 101, the Ventura Freeway, cuts deeply through the southern part since the 1960s. The range has a white chalky soil and bedrock, and was a Valley landmark before suburban development on it in the 1960s. A small remnant California oak woodland plant community remains in an undeveloped southeastern area of the campus.
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