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Canoga Park : Condemned Building Used for TV Series

Valley Focus

February 02, 1996|FRANK MANNING

Canoga Park resident Ruth Willis had her autograph book at the ready Thursday, just in case Steven Spielberg showed up.

Willis lives in an apartment building at Saticoy Street and Owensmouth Avenue, near a condemned, earthquake-damaged apartment house that is a location for a scene from a new TV series, "High Incident."

The show, about a suburban police force in a fictional California city called El Camino, is produced by DreamWorks SKG, of which Spielberg is a principal. Directed by Charlie Haid and starring David Keith, Matt Craven and Cole Hauser, the series will premiere March 4 on ABC.

Network officials say that half the scenes for the show will be shot on location, mainly in the northwest Valley.

As of midmorning Thursday, Spielberg hadn't shown, but Willis wasn't disappointed. Just being able to rub elbows with the show's stars was enough, she said.

"I never saw any movie stars until I moved out to the Valley," said Willis, who formerly lived in Downey.

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