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August 24, 1991
Councilman Hal Bernson announced Friday that a sliver of Granada Hills will now be called North Hills, adding to the growing list of community name changes in the San Fernando Valley. It was the second such change this week, following the announcement that part of Van Nuys had been added to Sherman Oaks. Bernson decided to grant the Granada Hills change to North Hills after organizers submitted a petition signed by about 1,150 residents, more than two-thirds of the area's homeowners.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1999
Los Angeles got just a bit bigger Friday. The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to add 78.2 acres of previously unincorporated county land off Roscoe Boulevard near Valley Circle Boulevard in West Hills. The parcel is a slice of 359 acres that SunCal Corps. Ltd. is planning to develop with single-family homes. All but the 78.2 acres lie within city boundaries.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yet another group of Valley residents is petitioning for a new neighborhood name, but this time the petitioners say the idea wasn't really theirs. "It's not that we decided we want to become something else, we've just been ousted, albeit accidentally," North Hollywood resident Steven Cerveris said. When the community of Valley Village was formed from North Hollywood, a three-block patch of houses, including Cerveris', was not included. "We just figured it was an oversight," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yet another group of Valley residents is petitioning for a new neighborhood name, but this time the petitioners say the idea wasn't really theirs. "It's not that we decided we want to become something else, we've just been ousted, albeit accidentally," North Hollywood resident Steven Cerveris said. When the community of Valley Village was formed from North Hollywood, a three-block patch of houses, including Cerveris', was not included. "We just figured it was an oversight," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting on a bench at Van Nuys Junior High, 12-year-old Augustine Bradley contemplated renaming her school. "If I could change the name of the school," she said, "I would name it after Christa McAuliffe," the teacher-astronaut who died in the Challenger space shuttle disaster. "A lot of people right here at this school have been dramatically changed by people like her." Augustine's wish may come true.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A map of the San Fernando Valley is about as useful these days as last year's fashion magazine. Councilman Hal Bernson announced Friday that a portion of south Granada Hills will become part of recently created North Hills, adding to the growing list of community name changes that have drastically changed the map of the Valley. It was at least the sixth such change in the Valley since the creation of West Hills in 1986 began the trend, and it was the second this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1989 | Hilary Iker / Los Angeles Times
Since its incorporation in 1850, the City of Los Angeles has been gobbling up territory through annexation to expand its borders from 28 square miles to more than 464. The map below shows the original city and the parcels acquired along the way. The table shows the city's area and population at the end of each decade. Original city incorporated April 4, 1850. Year Area* Population** (sq.mi.) 1850 28.01 l,610 1860 29.21 4,385 1870 29.21 5,728 1880 29.21 11,183 1890 29.21 50,395 1900 43.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of homeowners in a 40-block area of the central San Fernando Valley this week became the latest to gain cachet and possibly cash by moving. Sort of. Midwife of change to these lucky homeowners was Los Angeles Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, who informed them by letter that they are now residents of sylvan Sherman Oaks and no longer of industrial Van Nuys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Van Nuys Junior High School isn't in Van Nuys anymore. The school and the approximately 45-block neighborhood around it on Wednesday joined the epidemic of local name changes in the San Fernando Valley. From now on, the area--bordered by Van Nuys Boulevard on the east and the San Diego Freeway on the west, between Burbank and Magnolia boulevards--is part of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude announced. It was at least the fifth such change in the Valley since 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The epidemic of local name changes in the San Fernando Valley spread again Wednesday: Yet another portion of Van Nuys will be given to Sherman Oaks--carving Van Nuys Junior High out of its namesake neighborhood. The office of Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude, who represents the area, announced that an area of about 45 blocks will be renamed. The area is bordered by Van Nuys Boulevard on the east and the San Diego Freeway on the west, between Burbank and Magnolia boulevards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1991
Councilman Hal Bernson announced Friday that a sliver of Granada Hills will now be called North Hills, adding to the growing list of community name changes in the San Fernando Valley. It was the second such change this week, following the announcement that part of Van Nuys had been added to Sherman Oaks. Bernson decided to grant the Granada Hills change to North Hills after organizers submitted a petition signed by about 1,150 residents, more than two-thirds of the area's homeowners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A map of the San Fernando Valley is about as useful these days as last year's fashion magazine. Councilman Hal Bernson announced Friday that a portion of south Granada Hills will become part of recently created North Hills, adding to the growing list of community name changes that have drastically changed the map of the Valley. It was at least the sixth such change in the Valley since the creation of West Hills in 1986 began the trend, and it was the second this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting on a bench at Van Nuys Junior High, 12-year-old Augustine Bradley contemplated renaming her school. "If I could change the name of the school," she said, "I would name it after Christa McAuliffe," the teacher-astronaut who died in the Challenger space shuttle disaster. "A lot of people right here at this school have been dramatically changed by people like her." Augustine's wish may come true.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Van Nuys Junior High School isn't in Van Nuys anymore. The school and the approximately 45-block neighborhood around it on Wednesday joined the epidemic of local name changes in the San Fernando Valley. From now on, the area--bordered by Van Nuys Boulevard on the east and the San Diego Freeway on the west, between Burbank and Magnolia boulevards--is part of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude announced. It was at least the fifth such change in the Valley since 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The epidemic of local name changes in the San Fernando Valley spread again Wednesday: Yet another portion of Van Nuys will be given to Sherman Oaks--carving Van Nuys Junior High out of its namesake neighborhood. The office of Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude, who represents the area, announced that an area of about 45 blocks will be renamed. The area is bordered by Van Nuys Boulevard on the east and the San Diego Freeway on the west, between Burbank and Magnolia boulevards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of homeowners in a 40-block area of the central San Fernando Valley this week became the latest to gain cachet and possibly cash by moving. Sort of. Midwife of change to these lucky homeowners was Los Angeles Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, who informed them by letter that they are now residents of sylvan Sherman Oaks and no longer of industrial Van Nuys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1990
The Los Angeles City Council voted 12 to 2 Tuesday to approve an estimated $10-million-plus deal to buy Fryman Canyon for a park, but the elation of environmental activists was quickly dampened when a state official said the plan contains a "poison pill provision" that threatens the deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1989 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
Dick Haddon's church has an identity problem. "I tell people that the First United Methodist Church of Gardena is not in Gardena," the Rev. Haddon said, "and people just kind of stare in disbelief. "This is Gardena, but it's not. Even the post office says 'Gardena,' but the reality is, we do not live in Gardena. . . . If we had a fire . . . the response would come from the city of Los Angeles."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1990
The Los Angeles City Council voted 12 to 2 Tuesday to approve an estimated $10-million-plus deal to buy Fryman Canyon for a park, but the elation of environmental activists was quickly dampened when a state official said the plan contains a "poison pill provision" that threatens the deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1989 | Hilary Iker / Los Angeles Times
Since its incorporation in 1850, the City of Los Angeles has been gobbling up territory through annexation to expand its borders from 28 square miles to more than 464. The map below shows the original city and the parcels acquired along the way. The table shows the city's area and population at the end of each decade. Original city incorporated April 4, 1850. Year Area* Population** (sq.mi.) 1850 28.01 l,610 1860 29.21 4,385 1870 29.21 5,728 1880 29.21 11,183 1890 29.21 50,395 1900 43.
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