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VALLEY NEWSWATCH

September 24, 1996|John M. Glionna

Football Death: First Reseda, then Coronado High School. . . . The San Diego-area campus was numb Monday after word spread that football player Adrian Taufaasau had died following a game in Orange County (C1). The senior quarterback was injured on a play "like a thousand others played every weekend," said a school official. He did not regain consciousness and died Sunday, only a day after the funeral for Reseda High running back Eric Hoggatt, who was found dead the morning after his Sept. 12 game in the Valley.

Trash Mountain: With more than 29 million visitors a year, the Angeles National Forest is the most heavily used federal land in the country. It's also one of the dirtiest. . . . A handful of U.S. Forest Service workers have been assigned the thankless job of keeping public areas of the forest clean. A page of pictures in today's Valley Gallery: B14.

Go With the Flow: Is Los Angeles water safe to drink? People who have their doubts are streaming to a flood of new purified water outlets all over town (D1). Among the customers: Christopher Pineda of Canoga Park, above, who filled a bottle at Drinking Water Depot. Most of the 221 recently licensed water stores statewide are in the L.A. area. . . . Local water officials say it's "crazy" to think L.A. water is unsafe.

Domestic Violence: The Los Angeles Domestic Violence Task Force holds a two-hour panel discussion tonight on solutions to the question of domestic violence. . . . Local law enforcement officials, prosecutors and social workers will participate in the discussion at the Encino Golf Course Glen Banquet Room. The event starts at 7 p.m.

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