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Studio City’s corner of the San Fernando Valley is typically an easy drive from fabled Los Angeles sites such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, and the Griffith Park Observatory. But the city features enough charms of its own to occupy visitors. Originally developed as a home for silent-film industry buildings, Studio City is an intriguing blend of early Hollywood history and the modern-day moviemaking biz. Shows such as Seinfeld and films such as Addams Family Values once set up camp at CBS Studio Center, an old-Hollywood relic previously known as the Mack Sennett Studios and Republic Pictures studios. Today, directors still shout orders and jump into piles of reel-to-reel tape as they mill about 18 soundstages and hair-and-makeup stations.Dozens of sushi restaurants line Ventura Boulevard, a bustling thoroughfare that also plays host to local boutiques, coffee shops, and antique stores. Parks and trails are sprinkled throughout the surrounding mountains, a pleasant escape from the hustle of the City of Angels.