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May 24, 1994 | TERESA ANN WILLIS
The Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. predicts that the earth will move on June 4, and it needs you to help make the prediction ring true. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., association members and friends will be planting 250 trees and also break ground for the building of a latticed arbor, or pergola, at Lake Balboa Park. The trees will be the final installment on the association's pledge to plant 1,000 trees in Lake Balboa Park, which covers 80 acres in the Sepulveda Basin.
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June 19, 2008 | Liesl Bradner
The OPENING of a new playground can bring joy to a neighborhood, and visitors to the popular Lake Balboa recreation area were given a reason to celebrate June 9 as a state-of-the-art playground was unveiled at the Anthony Beilenson Park (better known as Lake Balboa Park). It had been nearly two years since slides, swings and monkey bars had graced the shores of Lake Balboa -- when the existing playground had been deemed unsafe -- so families were especially delighted by the arrival of a universally accessible playground -- the 15th in L.A. designed by the nonprofit foundation Shane's Inspiration, under the direction of the L.A. City Council.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission voted Monday to rent paddle boats at the 26-acre lake in the Sepulveda Basin, but delayed action on a plan to charge a $5 launch fee for private boat owners using the lake. By a 4-0 vote, the commission approved the paddle boat rental operation at Lake Balboa Park, to be run by parks department personnel. The boats will rent for $10 an hour or $7 per half hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Lake Balboa Park in Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area was formally renamed in honor of former congressman Anthony C. Beilenson at a dedication ceremony Monday. New signs, reading "Anthony C. Beilenson Park," were unveiled at the entrance, on the east side of Balboa Boulevard near Victory Boulevard, during the ceremony attended by local officials and representatives of the city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
City park officials will soon consider a proposal by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) to rename Lake Balboa Park in honor of his predecessor in the 24th Congressional District, former Democratic Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson. Beilenson, who stepped down in 1996, was instrumental in securing congressional funding for the lake and a host of other amenities, including hiking trails, picnic areas and landscaping, said Lake Balboa Park Superintendent James Ward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1996
Lake Balboa Park and the wildlife area in the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin are a step closer to a major make-over following the House of Representatives' approval of $2 million in improvements. The funding, requested by Rep. Anthony Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills), is part of the $20.4-billion energy and water development appropriations bill passed by the House on Thursday. Before becoming law, the bill must also be passed by the Senate and signed by President Clinton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1992 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Water will begin flowing Monday into Lake Balboa in Sepulveda Basin, enabling the San Fernando Valley's only public boating and fishing lake to be open for use by late next week, city and federal officials have announced. Reclaimed water from the Tillman sewage treatment plant will be pumped into the 27.5-acre, 10-foot-deep lake, topping it off at 72 million gallons by Thursday. "It's wonderful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1994 | TIM MAY
Todd Ciocca, 71, leaves his Northridge home and goes to Lake Balboa Park once every couple of weeks in search of old memories and a little peace and quiet. "I just like to walk around here," Ciocca said Tuesday. "It reminds me how the Valley looked when there was some open space left." Behind him, across Lake Balboa, a group of politicians and officials were packing up charts and papers and heading back to work. The city of Los Angeles and the U. S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With grins, handshakes and backslaps all around, city and federal officials Thursday dedicated a new fishing and boating lake in Encino. That the lake had no water in it bothered them not at all. Indeed, the 26-acre Lake Balboa will not be filled--making it usable for fishing and paddle boating--for another two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Lake Balboa Park in Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area was formally renamed in honor of former congressman Anthony C. Beilenson at a dedication ceremony Monday. New signs, reading "Anthony C. Beilenson Park," were unveiled at the entrance, on the east side of Balboa Boulevard near Victory Boulevard, during the ceremony attended by local officials and representatives of the city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1997 | GEORGE BOWDEN, George Bowden lives in Encino
Brad Sherman may be a freshman congressman, but he's acting like an old-time pol with his proposal to rename Lake Balboa Park as Anthony C. Beilenson Park. Why is it politicians love things named after themselves? I've always found this an annoying practice with a noticeably dulling effect. And what's up with the middle initial? Are they afraid of being confused with the other politicians with the same first and last names? Do they really feel that they deserve such immodest tribute?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
City park officials will soon consider a proposal by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) to rename Lake Balboa Park in honor of his predecessor in the 24th Congressional District, former Democratic Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson. Beilenson, who stepped down in 1996, was instrumental in securing congressional funding for the lake and a host of other amenities, including hiking trails, picnic areas and landscaping, said Lake Balboa Park Superintendent James Ward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1996
Lake Balboa Park and the wildlife area in the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin are a step closer to a major make-over following the House of Representatives' approval of $2 million in improvements. The funding, requested by Rep. Anthony Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills), is part of the $20.4-billion energy and water development appropriations bill passed by the House on Thursday. Before becoming law, the bill must also be passed by the Senate and signed by President Clinton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1994 | TIM MAY
Todd Ciocca, 71, leaves his Northridge home and goes to Lake Balboa Park once every couple of weeks in search of old memories and a little peace and quiet. "I just like to walk around here," Ciocca said Tuesday. "It reminds me how the Valley looked when there was some open space left." Behind him, across Lake Balboa, a group of politicians and officials were packing up charts and papers and heading back to work. The city of Los Angeles and the U. S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1994 | TERESA ANN WILLIS
The Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. predicts that the earth will move on June 4, and it needs you to help make the prediction ring true. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., association members and friends will be planting 250 trees and also break ground for the building of a latticed arbor, or pergola, at Lake Balboa Park. The trees will be the final installment on the association's pledge to plant 1,000 trees in Lake Balboa Park, which covers 80 acres in the Sepulveda Basin.
NEWS
October 1, 1993 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Fernando Valley has many parks, and Lake Balboa Park is one of the newest. The 27-acre, man-made lake is the centerpiece of the water recreation area in the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin. It was filled with reclaimed water from the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant about a year ago. The water, reclaimed after domestic use by mechanical and chemical treatment, cascades into the lake over a rock formation at its northern end, then runs from the lake into the Los Angeles River.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2008 | Liesl Bradner
The OPENING of a new playground can bring joy to a neighborhood, and visitors to the popular Lake Balboa recreation area were given a reason to celebrate June 9 as a state-of-the-art playground was unveiled at the Anthony Beilenson Park (better known as Lake Balboa Park). It had been nearly two years since slides, swings and monkey bars had graced the shores of Lake Balboa -- when the existing playground had been deemed unsafe -- so families were especially delighted by the arrival of a universally accessible playground -- the 15th in L.A. designed by the nonprofit foundation Shane's Inspiration, under the direction of the L.A. City Council.
NEWS
October 1, 1993 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Fernando Valley has many parks, and Lake Balboa Park is one of the newest. The 27-acre, man-made lake is the centerpiece of the water recreation area in the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin. It was filled with reclaimed water from the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant about a year ago. The water, reclaimed after domestic use by mechanical and chemical treatment, cascades into the lake over a rock formation at its northern end, then runs from the lake into the Los Angeles River.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission voted Monday to rent paddle boats at the 26-acre lake in the Sepulveda Basin, but delayed action on a plan to charge a $5 launch fee for private boat owners using the lake. By a 4-0 vote, the commission approved the paddle boat rental operation at Lake Balboa Park, to be run by parks department personnel. The boats will rent for $10 an hour or $7 per half hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1992
The Army Corps of Engineers took the blame Friday for the leakage of millions of gallons of water this week when the city began filling Lake Balboa in a park in the Sepulveda Basin in Encino. The water seeped from the lake into a long-abandoned sewer pipe and ultimately into Bull Creek, which flows into the Los Angeles River.
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