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VALLEY NEWSWATCH

October 26, 1994|Michael Arkush

UNDERGROUND: Mayor Riordan's endorsement of the subway route along Burbank and Chandler boulevards, rejecting the Ventura Freeway route, could be decisive for the Valley's mass transit future (A1). . . . The MTA votes today on the matter. Today's Valley Briefing (B14) examines the pros and cons of the two rail options, with a map.

OUT OF JAIL: In a matter of hours, CSUN football player Jonathan Beauregard went from bars to pads. He posted $100,000 bail, then went to practice with the Matadors (C1). . . . Beauregard, 22, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and had been in custody in Rancho Cucamonga since his Oct. 19 arraignment.

HER TIME: A Pacoima principal got some big-time publicity this week. Vaughn Next Century Learning Center's Yvonne Chan, above, appears in a Time magazine story about public schools. . . . A photo shows her in a hard hat, as construction goes ahead on a new classroom complex. "I thought, that's not me in a hard hat, but this is the new role for educators, to be more into management and business," she says.

ROAD TO NOWHERE: Opponents called it "the cart before the horse." County supervisors gave a waste-disposal firm permission to design an Antelope Freeway off-ramp for the controversial Elsmere Canyon dump in the Santa Clarita Valley. Trouble is, the board has yet to give the company permission to build the dump itself. . . . County officials say that doesn't obligate the board to approve the 190-million-ton landfill when it comes up for a vote in 1995 or 1996 (B7).

VALLEY SNUBBED? Is the Valley getting the royal shaft from Prince Charles? Absolutely bloody not, the Brits say. Charles is due to arrive in L.A. Monday for a five-day visit (A1) but has no plans to see the Valley. . . . It's just a matter of limited time, insists Angus Mackay of the British consulate. "It wasn't possible to go to every part of the metropolitan area.

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