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December 29, 1994
A former Encino businessman was sentenced Wednesday to 4 1/2 years in federal prison for a scheme in which he offered franchises to sell high-quality "impulse items" such as hosiery and batteries, but instead provided investors with cheap plastic pens to display in tiny, low-volume shops. Because of his age, 60-year-old Don David Wilson was ordered to pay only $10,000 in restitution, a fraction of the $3.5 million that federal prosecutors say was lost by more than 100 victims around the country.
June 29, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
A City Council committee Wednesday voted against a proposal to build a five-screen movie theater complex in Encino, saying the land should be used for retail stores. The council's Planning and Environment Committee voted to eliminate the 1,500-seat theater complex and place strict conditions on the rest of the development. Councilman Marvin Braude joined Encino residents in urging the committee to oppose the large theater complex. He said it would generate severe traffic and parking problems that will spill onto neighborhood streets and further clog Ventura Boulevard.
October 7, 1992 | JOSH MEYER
The trial of a New York man charged with mailing threatening letters to pop superstar Janet Jackson was postponed Tuesday so a judge can determine if he is mentally competent to face the charges. Frank Paul Jones, 33, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sending threats through the mail, a federal offense punishable by a maximum five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. His trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday in U.S.
August 19, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A home owned by the family of the late Albert Heschong, the Emmy-winning production designer for television, film and theater who headed the art department at CBS for more than two decades, is for sale in Encino at $1.15 million. Heschong designed and fabricated the custom woodwork in the interiors including coffered ceilings, moldings and built-in cabinets and bookcases. On the market for the first time in 40 years, the gated ranch house was designed for Hollywood-style entertaining.
April 11, 1989
Bank of Encino, a single-office bank that caters to medium-sized businesses and wealthy individuals, said its first-quarter profit soared to $176,296 from $33,057 a year earlier. The bank, which was organized in September, 1986, said its assets as of March 31 totaled $47.9 million, up 24% from $38.6 million a year earlier. Bank of Encino's deposits rose 25% to $42.2 million from $33.7 million.
Arguing that the full extent of a major archeological find on Ventura Boulevard is still undetermined, an Encino slow-growth gadfly has rallied state Indian leaders and an archeologist to help him block construction of two office buildings at the site.
September 2, 1993
A 53-year-old Santa Monica grocer was shot and killed Tuesday night when he resisted a gunman's attempt to rob him on a street that police say used to be one of Encino's safest. Police said the victim, Bahman Taheri, was parked in his Honda Civic just before midnight Tuesday when a stranger used a pistol to smash the passenger window. The gunman shot Taheri once in the head, Los Angeles police Detective Rick Swanston said.
May 18, 1986
Piazza San Marino, a development of the Clients Development Corp., opens today with 27 condominiums, including town houses, at 17800 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Priced from $86,950 to $139,950, the homes are available in four floor plans with 800 to 1,400 square feet, one or two bedrooms, one and 2 1/2 baths, angled walls, archways, wood-burning fireplaces, ceramic tile entries and tile roofs. Among the common amenities are a swimming pool, spa and electronic security system.
February 9, 1992
Re: "Bus to Encino has Everything Except Riders" (Times, Feb. 2). Both the non-RTD buses to Claremont (and points in-between) and to Encino (with stops in Glendale and Burbank) are good and are needed. However, without maps being prominently displayed at designated stops and in general circulating publications, like newspapers and local city government publications, it is difficult if not impossible for citizens to know of their existence. Buses probably should start out as vans.
January 9, 1987 | BARRY STAVRO, Times Staff Writer
Valley State Bank in Encino reported Thursday that about $600,000 has been embezzled from its precious-metals division and that an employee suspected of the crime has disappeared. The FBI is investigating the theft, which was discovered Dec. 30, the bank said. "Let's just say he did not return to work," bank Chairman John C. Bedrosian said of the employee, whose name was not disclosed. "The theft was very sophisticated," Bedrosian said.
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