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April 18, 1997 | ERIK SANJURJO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fourteen-year-old Choem Ngiam felt a tug on his fishing pole as he reeled in his line. "I got one! I got one!" he shouted to his friends standing beside him. He quickly drew in the line so the fish couldn't escape. When his friends saw Choem's catch, they laughed. It was only a baby trout, a measly 3 inches long. Choem tossed the fish back into the calm waters of the lake and then quickly cast his line again, hoping for better luck.
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October 29, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County's board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to take a stand against a court's move to release a serial rapist in the Palmdale area. Christopher Hubbart admitted to raping more than three dozen women throughout California in the 1970s and '80s and has spent nearly two decades in a state mental hospital. Over strenuous objections from the L.A. County officials, a Santa Clara County judge said last week that Hubbart can be released under electronic monitoring and other strict conditions in the Lake Los Angeles area near Palmdale -- possibly as early as December.
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March 1, 1991
The lower lake at Castaic, used by nearly 200,000 carloads of bathers every year, may have to be closed for swimming this summer because of dropping water levels caused by the drought, county officials said Thursday. Boating on the larger, upper lake also was restricted this week and could be cut back even more dramatically during the dry summer months, said Brian Roney, assistant superintendent of parks for the Castaic Recreation Area.
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October 25, 2013 | By Jack Leonard
A serial rapist linked to attacks on dozens of women could be released to the Antelope Valley when he is freed soon from a state mental hospital, authorities said Friday. A state contractor announced at a court hearing that a single-family home in the unincorporated area of Lake Los Angeles had been found for Christopher Hubbart, according to a prosecutor who attended the hearing. The home is a few miles east of Palmdale. Residents and government officials from northern Los Angeles County reacted with outrage to the news, with some saying they plan to urge the judge overseeing Hubbart's case to reject the location.
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July 5, 1991 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nick Conver and his buddies call it "Our Lake." But to a development company, it's a hazard. So in a few days, the company plans to begin draining the lake, bigger than two football fields, which formed in a dry reservoir in a secluded Chatsworth neighborhood during the pounding March rains. Nick, 14, and friends enjoy swimming in their new lake. But what overheated kids regard as the Ol' Swimmin' Hole, some adults consider the Ol' Lawsuit Just Waitin' to Happen.
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March 10, 1995
The city has a new fishing hole. The state Department of Fish and Game this week released about 600 rainbow trout in a one-acre lake in Wilderness Park at Florence Avenue and Little Lake Road. The lake had been unsuitable for fish for about six years because of contamination and low oxygen levels, but the city decided to clean it up after draining the water so that police could search for a gun used in a crime. The gun was never found, said Richard C. Redmayne, director of public works.
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June 4, 2000 | SUE FOX and GREG RISLING
A body was found Saturday floating in a small lake at Hansen Dam Recreation Area, police said. A woman spotted the man floating face down about 3 p.m. and called authorities, said Sgt. Phil Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division. No foul play is suspected, he said. The newly renovated recreation area has swimming and fishing lakes.
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September 30, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER
Engineers and aerospace specialists from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility will teach, counsel and encourage students at an Antelope Valley elementary school under a new adopt-a-school partnership program. NASA officials from the facility at Edwards Air Force Base north of Lancaster plan to hold a public ceremony marking the inauguration of the partnership Thursday morning at the 630-student Lake Los Angeles Elementary School in the Lake Los Angeles area.
OPINION
December 19, 2002
Your Dec. 14 editorial, "Life Flows Into L.A. River," depicting incremental improvements was encouraging, but why not enhance the long-term environmental, spiritual and economic worth of our city on a grander scale? I suggest that we dam the river just south of Exposition Park, creating Lago de Los Angeles. Derelict properties, including slums and old railroad yards, could be acquired and excavated to provide for expansion of the waters. Initial costs would be repaid many times over. The lake would stimulate the conversion of scarcely inhabitable areas into a mecca of residential, recreational and tourist development -- and the ranking of Los Angeles among the great water-based cities of the world.
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January 16, 1993 | BLAINE HALLEY
The Lake Los Angeles Park Assn. expects to open the first phase of a long-awaited community park before summer. After several years of delays, work began with a formal groundbreaking of the 100-acre park at 170th Street East and Avenue P on Tuesday. The site includes a portion of a former man-made lake area that has been dry since 1981.
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July 1, 2012 | By Weston Phippen, Los Angeles Times
It's quite a beautiful house. Original marble tile in the bathrooms, circa 1926, four bedrooms, terraced lawn. But the view - the view of Silver Lake Reservoir is priceless. Well, this one is nearly $1.4 million. Realtors Dan Ortega and Jovelle Narcise held an open house recently at the West Silver Lake Drive property. As strangers mixed with visiting neighbors, a young couple chatted about the latest question facing the community: dig or drain? In these hills northwest of Dodger Stadium, it is a no-win situation.
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April 1, 2006 | J. Michael Kennedy and Kelly-Anne Suarez, Times Staff Writers
A 7-year-old boy was shot in the face Friday afternoon while riding in a school bus that was dropping off students in the scrubby, remote area around Lake Los Angeles, authorities said. The unidentified boy was airlifted to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, where he was treated and released. Sgt. Adam Ellison of the Lancaster sheriff's station said two juveniles were taken into custody soon after the shooting. The incident occurred near 167th Street and Mossdale Avenue about 2:50 p.m.
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August 8, 2003 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
Stephen Sorensen, the sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed while answering a trespassing call, was entangled in a feud with the Lake Los Angeles Rural Town Council that was so acrimonious, the lawman feared for his safety, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Carl H.
OPINION
December 19, 2002
Your Dec. 14 editorial, "Life Flows Into L.A. River," depicting incremental improvements was encouraging, but why not enhance the long-term environmental, spiritual and economic worth of our city on a grander scale? I suggest that we dam the river just south of Exposition Park, creating Lago de Los Angeles. Derelict properties, including slums and old railroad yards, could be acquired and excavated to provide for expansion of the waters. Initial costs would be repaid many times over. The lake would stimulate the conversion of scarcely inhabitable areas into a mecca of residential, recreational and tourist development -- and the ranking of Los Angeles among the great water-based cities of the world.
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January 26, 2002 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beverly Swain calls it her "rusty stuff"--a decade's worth of funky finds she picked up while horseback riding in the high desert of the Antelope Valley. The Lake Los Angeles homemaker finds uses for what others apparently considered junk. She turned an electric fan grate and a dozen odd bolts into wind chimes, for example, and made a bird's nest of an old vacuum cleaner casing.
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May 7, 2001 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lake Los Angeles, a High Desert community at the northeast edge of Los Angeles County, has no lake, one traffic signal and two markets. And at least 33 illegal meth labs have been "taken down" in the almost three years since a task force of sheriff's deputies and state narcotics agents started targeting the area. With about 14,000 residents covering less than 150 square miles, Lake Los Angeles represents about 3% of the Antelope Valley in area and population.
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April 19, 1990
A 39-year-old Lake Los Angeles man was killed Wednesday when his pickup truck was hit head-on by another pickup truck near Palmdale, the California Highway Patrol reported. Jesse Mario Lee died at 5:30 a.m. in the accident on 170th Street East just north of Avenue T, CHP Officer Miguel Siordia said. Lee was driving south on 170th when a northbound pickup driven by John P. Hughes, 26, of San Bernardino drifted into his lane and the two collided, Siordia said.
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February 20, 1989
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were attempting Sunday to identify the partially decomposed body of a young man found by a shepherd in the desert. The body was discovered Saturday afternoon in a shallow grave near a dirt road about five miles southwest of the Antelope Valley community of Lake Los Angeles, said Deputy Ronald Thomason. The man was dark-haired and appeared to be in his early 20s.
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April 3, 2001 | ANNETTE KONDO and MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite a grueling recession that clobbered the High Desert with foreclosures and layoffs, Los Angeles County's top three fastest-growing communities are all in the Antelope Valley. Palmdale held onto its title as the county's fastest growing city with a population increase of 69.5% since 1990, followed by Acton with 62.5% and Lake Los Angeles at 44.5%, according to the 2000 Census. The county's population increased only 7.4%. A larger populace often means growing pains.
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June 4, 2000 | SUE FOX and GREG RISLING
A body was found Saturday floating in a small lake at Hansen Dam Recreation Area, police said. A woman spotted the man floating face down about 3 p.m. and called authorities, said Sgt. Phil Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division. No foul play is suspected, he said. The newly renovated recreation area has swimming and fishing lakes.
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