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May 4, 1986
Design Collaborative Inc., an architecture and interior design firm founded in White Plains, N. Y., has opened a West Coast office at 15720 Ventura Blvd., Encino. The new operation is directed by Steven W. Miller, AIA/RIBA, executive vice president, and Rosalie Ringstrom Gladwin, vice president, both formerly with Maxwell Starkman Associates. Design Collaborative also has offices in Stamford, Conn., and Lake Success, N. Y.
October 14, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a New York man charged with stalking pop singer Janet Jackson is mentally unfit to stand trial. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hauk determined that Frank Paul Jones, 33, is not competent to stand trial based on a psychological evaluation submitted by his attorneys. Prosecutors also agreed that Jones is mentally unfit to stand trial.
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.
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.
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.
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