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January 26, 1992 | DAVID GRITTEN
It wasn't so long ago that La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles was nothing but a long line of citrus groves. It was a warm, slow-moving, peaceful street, and not a lot happened there. Then in January, 1918, a young man called Charles Chaplin--who had arrived in Los Angeles just four years earlier from a seedy part of London, and rapidly became the biggest name in silent movies--opened his own movie studio on La Brea.
November 17, 1991
A mountain lion from the suburban wilds of the San Fernando Valley regained her freedom Saturday in a Ventura County forest, but state wildlife officials say a pair of big cats are still prowling around Fillmore. State Department of Fish and Game wardens released the 70-pound female lion in a remote, unpopulated portion of Los Padres National Forest after she was captured Friday in a condominium complex in Chatsworth.
May 6, 1989 | MEG SULLIVAN, Times Staff Writer
The threat of toxic fumes from a fire at a garden store forced 5,000 residents of this Ventura County farming community from their homes overnight, but they returned early Friday morning after the blaze had nearly burned itself out. Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in the fire, which leveled Dewey's Garden Center and caused $250,000 damage as nearly half of the city's 11,000 residents were evacuated. A few spots still smoldered in the blackened rubble Friday as firefighters stood back, waiting for the fire, which was fueled by pesticides, herbicides and swimming pool supplies, to extinguish itself.
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