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May 7, 1989
An 18-year-old West Hills resident died Saturday morning of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash, Los Angeles police said. David Christopher Cades suffered massive head injuries after 11 p.m. Friday when his motorcycle went out of control and struck a stone retaining wall near Denise Lane and Sedan Avenue in West Hills, Officer Dennis Smith said. Cades, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken by ambulance to Humana Hospital-West Hills, where he died Saturday morning, Smith said.
August 3, 2010 | By Megan O'Neil, Los Angeles Times
It's been a decade since La Crescenta resident Frank Hoogenhuizen peered over his back wall onto the playground of Valley View Elementary School and discovered the bodies of two boys, 14 and 13, lying near his property. But time has done nothing to ease the memory. "I said, 'Hey, guys, it's getting dark. Are you asleep?'" Hoogenhuizen recalled. What he saw after looking closer made him pause. A large rock pressed against one of the boy's heads, which was badly discolored.
June 17, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The University of California Board of Regents on Friday unanimously named a UC Irvine dean, L. Dennis Smith, to become executive vice chancellor on the campus. UCI Chancellor Jack Peltason hailed the choice of Smith, saying they would work together to continue the emphasis on quality and diversity. Smith said he plans to devote considerable energy to increasing the number of women and under-represented minorities in the ranks of faculty, students and staff.
January 14, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The Kings recalled defenseman Dennis Smith from their American Hockey league affiliate in New Haven today. Smith, signed by the Kings as a free agent last July, has five goals, 13 assists and 47 penalty minutes for the Nighthawks this season. He didn't record a point in four games with the Kings earlier this season. Kings defenseman Tim Watters, who suffered a twisted knee in Saturday's game against Vancouver, did not accompany the team for the start of its two-week road trip.
March 14, 1988
Acar slammed into a tree in Mission Hills early Sunday, killing the 22-year-old woman driver, police said. The woman was heading east on San Fernando Mission Boulevard shortly after 2 a.m. when she rounded a curve near Noble Avenue and hit a tree, said Officer Dennis Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division. The victim's name was withheld until relatives could be notified. The cause of the accident is under investigation, Smith said.
October 16, 1988
A 49-year-old man was killed early Saturday when he drove his car through a red light in Granada Hills, police said. The man, a Van Nuys resident who was not identified pending notification of his relatives, drove about 15 m.p.h. through a red light at the intersection of Woodley Avenue and Devonshire Street, said Officer Dennis Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division. The man died immediately after being struck by another car, Dennis said.
March 12, 1990
A man was struck by a car and killed as he ran onto Roscoe Boulevard at Sunland Boulevard in Sun Valley to grab a hubcap, Los Angeles police said Sunday. The man, who was not identified, was hit at 8:50 p.m. Saturday by a car driven by Steven Raymond Barnardo, 21, of Sun Valley, said Officer Dennis Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department. Smith said the man was taken to Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, where he died. Smith said no charges will be filed against Barnardo.
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