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March 22, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Dan Justin will don a black cassock and sash, lead his congregation to the sidewalk outside St. Michael & All Angels Church and sprinkle holy water on the bulldozers, trucks and cranes gathered along Coldwater Canyon Avenue. As Justin improvises a prayer, the machinery will growl to life. Saturday marks the start of a monthlong construction project that will choke off a vital mountain artery connecting the Westside to the San Fernando Valley. "We want to tell the crews, 'Hey, we're with you on this,'" Justin said.
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June 5, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
So Michael Douglas said something about oral sex and cancer . Perhaps you heard about it? The actor's comments sparked controversy, not to mention a great deal of panic, but Tuesday on “Conan,” Nick Offerman shared a humorous story that should put us all at ease. Its moral? Just listen to the coyotes. The “Parks and Recreation” star recalled how when he and his wife, Megan Mullaly , first began dating, Mother Nature seemed to be sending signals that they were meant to be together.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1987 | DAVID WHARTON, Times Staff Writer
Two men stand beside a tree-lined field. Grass grows in sparse patches, but there is mostly dirt. "This is where I will be happy to drop dead," one man says. The other smiles and nods. "It sounds kind of pathetic," he says in agreement, "but I'd love to be buried here." Soon after, a dozen others arrive and a game of touch football begins. A salesman plays beside a director of pornographic films. A hotel doorman guards a college student. An actor passes the ball to a car dealer.
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April 24, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A monthlong closure of Coldwater Canyon Avenue ended a little early Tuesday, as a 2.1-mile stretch of the major artery linking the Westside and San Fernando Valley was again opened to traffic. Beginning March 23, officials had shut down the popular route -- between Ventura Boulevard and Mulholland Drive -- during business hours as part of a $2-million project to replace half a mile of a 99-year-old water pipe. One lane was available to traffic at night and on Sundays, but the 1,300 vehicles that typically traveled the road per hour were largely pushed elsewhere.
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September 19, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A torrent of water carrying parked cars and massive chunks of asphalt roared down a stretch of Coldwater Canyon Avenue early Saturday after one of the city's largest water mains burst. No one was injured when the 62-inch, underground pipe ruptured about 8 a.m., leaving a 30-foot-wide crater, up to 20 feet deep, in the street. For hours, a geyser of city water shot several feet into the air in the middle of the upscale neighborhood along the 4000 block of Coldwater Canyon.
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July 15, 1990 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For several decades, Coldwater Canyon has served as a wooded refuge from the urban chaos of Los Angeles, a place where coyotes stalk prey minutes from where shoppers stalk bargains. The rugged canyon area, stretching from Beverly Hills to Studio City, acted as a buffer from the traffic, smog, encroaching development and crime that choked the streets below. Affluent residents enjoyed privacy and quiet in their gracious $1-million-and-up hillside estates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They didn't mind the mansion-like houses planned for a ridge between Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley. Or even the fancy gatehouse that would seal them off from their new neighbors. But when a land developer asked permission Wednesday to move more than four dozen horses into his proposed luxury housing tract, Coldwater Canyon residents cried "Whoa!"
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September 20, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS and CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In spite of city workers laboring into the night to repair a 75-year-old ruptured underground pipe that threatened water supplies to hundreds of hillside residents, city officials say it will be a week until normal traffic can be restored on busy Coldwater Canyon Avenue. The five-foot-wide pipe burst Saturday beneath Coldwater Canyon Avenue uncorking a geyser that flooded yards, dug a 30-foot-wide crater in the road and forced a shutdown of the busy traffic corridor.
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May 26, 2012 | By Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times
I only recently discovered this hidden country-in-the-city hiking spot, set below Mulholland Drive, west of Coldwater Canyon, and just minutes from Beverly Hills or Studio City. Although less well known than nearby Runyon or Fryman canyons, it may look familiar on your first visit: Bits of TV shows, such as Bonanza," and movies, such as "It Happened One Night," were shot here. 1.Park off Franklin Canyon Drive , near the Sooky Goldman Nature Center , named after a local nature lover who helped save the area from development.
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June 30, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Traffic Talk: I travel Coldwater Canyon Boulevard southbound from Ventura Boulevard every weekday at 7 a.m. Some mornings there is steady traffic flow with minimal congestion while other mornings the traffic is at a standstill--often backed into the Coldwater-Ventura intersection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2013
Work continues on a 2.1-mile segment of Coldwater Canyon Boulevard, a twisting route favored by commuters that is closed during business hours through April 25. The canyon route is closed from Ventura Boulevard to Mulholland Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. At night and on Sundays, one lane is open in each direction. The closures are part of a $62-million DWP project to replace half a mile of 99-year-old water pipe. Four years ago, part of the main broke at Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon, causing $7 million in damage when an estimated 4 million gallons of water flooded homes and businesses.
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March 25, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Commuters were braced Monday for the first day of what could be a month-long headache as construction crews prepared to shut down Coldwater Canyon Avenue. Starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, the road over the Santa Monica Mountains will be closed daily as the Department of Water and Power begins the replacement of a 99-year-old water pipe under the 2.1-mile stretch. The pipe under Coldwater Canyon ruptured four years ago and spilled 4 million gallons into the community, costing $7 million in damage.
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March 22, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Dan Justin will don a black cassock and sash, lead his congregation to the sidewalk outside St. Michael & All Angels Church and sprinkle holy water on the bulldozers, trucks and cranes gathered along Coldwater Canyon Avenue. As Justin improvises a prayer, the machinery will growl to life. Saturday marks the start of a monthlong construction project that will choke off a vital mountain artery connecting the Westside to the San Fernando Valley. "We want to tell the crews, 'Hey, we're with you on this,'" Justin said.
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March 22, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
Drivers who traverse the hills between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley are bracing for long detours as Coldwater Canyon Avenue closes for a month beginning Saturday at 8:30 a.m. In the evenings and on Sundays, one lane in each direction will be open. The rest of the time, the road will be completely closed between Mulholland Drive and Ventura Boulevard. The closure is necessary for workers from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to replace a 99-year-old water pipe.
HEALTH
May 26, 2012 | By Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times
I only recently discovered this hidden country-in-the-city hiking spot, set below Mulholland Drive, west of Coldwater Canyon, and just minutes from Beverly Hills or Studio City. Although less well known than nearby Runyon or Fryman canyons, it may look familiar on your first visit: Bits of TV shows, such as Bonanza," and movies, such as "It Happened One Night," were shot here. 1.Park off Franklin Canyon Drive , near the Sooky Goldman Nature Center , named after a local nature lover who helped save the area from development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Raul Flores refused to rest until he had dragged the old mattress away from the scenic overlook along Mulholland Drive. "Tourists come up here. They shouldn't have to look at trash," the homeless man said. For 15 months, hillside residents above Studio City have chipped in to pay Flores to remove litter from the side of busy Coldwater Canyon Avenue and from a portion of twisting Mulholland Drive. The unusual cleanup campaign was launched after Jackie Hunsicker's next-door neighbor saw Flores scouring Coldwater Canyon for aluminum cans to recycle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1988
As a Valley resident for over 30 years and a member of the Sherman Oaks Homeowner Assn., I was appalled to read (Feb. 19) that the world-famous Bistro Garden Restaurant might be turned down by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for a liquor license at Coldwater Canyon and Ventura boulevards because of community opposition. A resident was quoted as saying that she did not want drunks in her neighborhood. This is pure fiction! We as Valley residents should be excited that a world-class restaurant would come to the Valley.
NEWS
December 10, 1986
A convicted rapist has been identified as the suspect in the 1985 murder of an 18-year-old woman whose skeletal remains were found Dec. 3 in a wooded area north of Mulholland Drive and west of Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles police said. Detective Howard Landgren said police believe Edward Arne Matthews, 29, of North Hollywood killed Lisa Ann Mather, 18, after meeting her outside the Whisky A Go Go nightclub on Sunset Boulevard on Jan. 12, 1985.
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July 4, 2010 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Ed Limato, a longtime Hollywood agent known for shepherding A-list talent and throwing lively pre-Oscar parties at his Coldwater Canyon home, died Saturday. He was 73. Limato died of lung disease at his home in Beverly Hills, said Christian Muirhead, a representative of the William Morris Endeavor Entertainment agency. Limato, whose client list at various times was top-heavy with such stars as Kevin Costner, Billy Crystal, Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Steve Martin, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sharon Stone and Denzel Washington, spent most of his 44-year career at the William Morris Agency and International Creative Management.
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September 13, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
A heavily traveled stretch of Coldwater Canyon Avenue in Studio City that was closed for a week because of a ruptured water pipe reopened Saturday night, according to officials with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The stretch is part of a route connecting the San Fernando Valley and the Westside. The road was closed for roughly half a mile between Halkirk and Moorpark streets after a 62-inch-diameter, 95-year-old water trunk line ruptured Sept. 5. Water gushed as high as 10 to 15 feet in the air, witnesses said.
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