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September 15, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles police have identified two suspects in the shooting death of a 17-year-old near Birmingham High School in the Lake Balboa neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. The victim, Dazohn Tony Roberts, died after being wounded in the lower torso following an exchange of gunfire with his assailant Wednesday. Authorities said they are seeking Nanshon Williams, 16, of Van Nuys, and his suspected getaway driver, Bruce Williams, 38, of Mission Hills.
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OPINION
June 22, 2003
Re "Neighbors Fault City Prosecutor's Program," June 18: There's not much I believe Los Angeles does well, but the Neighborhood Prosecutor program is working in Lake Balboa. Perhaps my neighborhood won the lottery by having a professional assigned to Van Nuys. Tamar Galatzan is someone we turn to for assistance. We know that calls will be returned and that problems will be investigated. With quality-of-life issues, residents have been shuffled between their City Council office and the Police Department, each one typically saying the responsibility falls on the other's shoulders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1997
Re "Plan Would Uproot Area Garden Spot," Oct. 2. A better title would have been "Pave Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot" . . . Bert Boeckmann needs additional space to park cars, but the only land he can find is a plot where the local gardening club enjoys growing vegetables. What an outrage! Mr. Boeckmann, search elsewhere for a location to park cars. Don't declare war on a senior gardening club; this battle isn't worth the ill will you will generate. Thank you, Citizens Advisory Council of Van Nuys Airport, for voicing your objection.
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September 14, 2006 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
A 16-year-boy was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire near Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday afternoon in what Los Angeles police believe was a gang-related homicide. The shooting took place about 3:40 p.m. -- about half an hour after classes let out -- across the street from the campus near Balboa Boulevard and Haynes Street in the Lake Balboa neighborhood.
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December 8, 2005 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Six people suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a sport utility vehicle running a red light crashed into the side of an Orange Line bus, authorities said. The 11 a.m. collision at an intersection in the Lake Balboa neighborhood was the sixth in six weeks along the new 14-mile Orange Line busway.
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October 24, 1998 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of west Van Nuys residents who say they are embarrassed that their community is associated with crime is campaigning to rename their neighborhood Lake Balboa, after a nearby lake of reclaimed water. So far, the city has not supported their efforts. "We're embarrassed to say we live here," said Steve Neuman, a real estate salesman who is leading the drive. "We should be allowed to change our name. If Van Nuys had such a great name, then why would we want to change it?"
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October 24, 1998 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arguing that they want to create an identity that is not associated with crime, a group of residents is organizing to change the name of their area of Van Nuys to Lake Balboa. But so far, the city has not supported their efforts. "We're embarrassed to say we live here," said Steve Neuman, a Realtor who is leading the drive to change the area's name. Instead, he noted, residents "say we live across the street from Encino. "We should be allowed to change our name.
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December 20, 1998 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city plans to begin soundproofing as many as 1,000 homes near Van Nuys Airport next summer, countering criticism that millions of dollars have been spent on noise relief around LAX but nothing for neighbors of the smaller airfield. Residents in the flight path of Van Nuys Airport, the busiest general aviation airport in the country, complain that not a dime has been spent to soundproof their homes and that proposals to reduce noise through curfews and caps on jet flights have stalled.
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June 3, 1994 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Negotiations between the Los Angeles police union and the city are near an impasse just as the city is preparing to welcome thousands of soccer fans for the World Cup games. Police have threatened to refuse voluntary overtime and take other job actions that may embarrass the city just as the eyes of the world turn to Los Angeles again.
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July 17, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to convert up to 300 acres of San Fernando Valley parkland into wetlands to filter treated sewage has sparked an intense debate among environmentalists, city officials and homeowners. The wetlands project has been touted as a natural way to avoid costly construction of a new plant to meet tougher purity rules for the Los Angeles River.
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