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August 20, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, state park officials, history buffs, Eagle Scouts and others have been helping to restore a leafy, five-acre spread in Encino which is all that remains of a vast sheep ranch run by two shrewd Basque brothers in the last century. Now the final touches are about to be applied to Los Encinos State Historic Park. The state budget recently signed by Gov. George Deukmejian includes $115,000 to finish restoring a 117-year-old bunkhouse at the park where ranch hands once ate and slept.
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December 26, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Its buildings have survived droughts and earthquakes. But now Los Encinos State Historic Park faces another kind of hardship: state budget cuts. The San Fernando Valley park is among 70 state parks facing closure because California needs to save money. But local residents won't give up the cherished refuge without a fight. "Generations of people have come to this park. It's such a waste to close it," said Kathy Moghimi-Patterson, an Encino Neighborhood Council board member who is leading the campaign to save Los Encinos.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, state park officials, history buffs, Eagle Scouts and others have been helping to restore a leafy, five-acre spread in Encino which is all that remains of a vast sheep ranch run by two shrewd Basque brothers in the last century. Now the final touches are about to be applied to Los Encinos State Historic Park. The state budget recently signed by Gov. George Deukmejian includes $115,000 to finish restoring a 117-year-old bunkhouse at the park where ranch hands once ate and slept.
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June 12, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
The earthquake-damaged Los Encinos State Historic Park will serve as a venue for family fun Sunday while raising money to repair and restore its buildings, the oldest of which dates back to the 1850s. Hosted by the Encino Chamber of Commerce and to be held at the 5-acre park, the picnic will feature tours of the facility, lectures on the park's historic significance, folk dances, sack races and other activities. Volunteers from the Los Encinos Docents Assn.
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May 31, 1997
It's been more than three years since the adobe at Los Encinos State Historic Park was heavily damaged in the Northridge earthquake. Park officials say it's now time to give it a face-lift. The bidding process for an architectural plan is about to begin on a project to repair the Encino park's De La Ossa Adobe, built in 1850. During the 1994 quake, the adobe's roof shifted off the building and the outside fireplace twisted and slammed against the adobe, crumbling its outside wall.
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May 17, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
In 1849, by his own recollection, Vicente de la Ossa paid 100 pesos and "many obligations" for the first of several purchases that by 1857 would make him sole owner of the 4,460-acre Rancho Los Encinos, which he named Rancho El Encino. Upon acquiring the land, which had been originally granted as a parcel by the Spanish governor of California in 1789, De la Ossa immediately set to work on the construction of a nine-room adobe ranch house next to a natural spring on the property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
It's been more than three years since the adobe at Los Encinos State Historic Park was heavily damaged in the Northridge earthquake. Park officials say it's now time to give it a face lift. The bidding process is about to begin for an architectural plan to repair the park's De La Ossa Adobe, built in 1850. During the 1994 quake, the adobe's roof shifted off the building and the outside fireplace twisted and slammed against the adobe, crumbling its outside wall.
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May 30, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
Valley history buffs are hoping to draw families to Los Encinos State Historic Park this weekend for an old-time sheep shearin' shindig--complete with sack races, a string band and a medicine show. But there will be one thing missing. "Our usual sheep source, well, her house was wrecked in the earthquake and she moved," said Walter Nelson, president of the Los Encinos Docent Assn. The absence of the guest of honor aside, the shindig is expected to proceed as planned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
The earthquake-damaged Los Encinos State Historic Park will serve as a venue for family fun Sunday while raising money to repair and restore its buildings, the oldest of which dates back to the 1850s. Hosted by the Encino Chamber of Commerce and to be held at the 5-acre park, the picnic will feature tours of the facility, lectures on the park's historic significance, folk dances, sack races and other activities. Volunteers from the Los Encinos Docents Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
The adobe bunkhouse is still there. So is the two-story limestone farmhouse and the hand-dug lake that is replenished by an underground spring. About the only thing that is missing 100 years after Encino's oldest residence was used as an important Butterfield Line stagecoach stop is the place where horse-drawn Concord coaches actually stopped. The dusty field next to the lake where Los Angeles-to-San Francisco stagecoach drivers reined their teams to a halt has been turned into a gas station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1997
It's been more than three years since the adobe at Los Encinos State Historic Park was heavily damaged in the Northridge earthquake. Park officials say it's now time to give it a face-lift. The bidding process for an architectural plan is about to begin on a project to repair the Encino park's De La Ossa Adobe, built in 1850. During the 1994 quake, the adobe's roof shifted off the building and the outside fireplace twisted and slammed against the adobe, crumbling its outside wall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
It's been more than three years since the adobe at Los Encinos State Historic Park was heavily damaged in the Northridge earthquake. Park officials say it's now time to give it a face lift. The bidding process is about to begin for an architectural plan to repair the park's De La Ossa Adobe, built in 1850. During the 1994 quake, the adobe's roof shifted off the building and the outside fireplace twisted and slammed against the adobe, crumbling its outside wall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
Valley history buffs are hoping to draw families to Los Encinos State Historic Park this weekend for an old-time sheep shearin' shindig--complete with sack races, a string band and a medicine show. But there will be one thing missing. "Our usual sheep source, well, her house was wrecked in the earthquake and she moved," said Walter Nelson, president of the Los Encinos Docent Assn. The absence of the guest of honor aside, the shindig is expected to proceed as planned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
In 1849, by his own recollection, Vicente de la Ossa paid 100 pesos and "many obligations" for the first of several purchases that by 1857 would make him sole owner of the 4,460-acre Rancho Los Encinos, which he named Rancho El Encino. Upon acquiring the land, which had been originally granted as a parcel by the Spanish governor of California in 1789, De la Ossa immediately set to work on the construction of a nine-room adobe ranch house next to a natural spring on the property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
In 1849, it was one of the first homes in the San Fernando Valley that could be visited by weary travelers heading west. Today, it is not even fit for tourists. Because the Northridge earthquake caused more than $1.5 million in structural damages, the ancient rancho that once housed Valley families and cattle ranchers is barely standing in what is now Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, state park officials, history buffs, Eagle Scouts and others have been helping to restore a leafy, five-acre spread in Encino which is all that remains of a vast sheep ranch run by two shrewd Basque brothers in the last century. Now the final touches are about to be applied to Los Encinos State Historic Park. The state budget recently signed by Gov. George Deukmejian includes $115,000 to finish restoring a 117-year-old bunkhouse at the park where ranch hands once ate and slept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
In 1849, it was one of the first homes in the San Fernando Valley that could be visited by weary travelers heading west. Today, it is not even fit for tourists. Because the Northridge earthquake caused more than $1.5 million in structural damages, the ancient rancho that once housed Valley families and cattle ranchers is barely standing in what is now Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Its buildings have survived droughts and earthquakes. But now Los Encinos State Historic Park faces another kind of hardship: state budget cuts. The San Fernando Valley park is among 70 state parks facing closure because California needs to save money. But local residents won't give up the cherished refuge without a fight. "Generations of people have come to this park. It's such a waste to close it," said Kathy Moghimi-Patterson, an Encino Neighborhood Council board member who is leading the campaign to save Los Encinos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, state park officials, history buffs, Eagle Scouts and others have been helping to restore a leafy, five-acre spread in Encino which is all that remains of a vast sheep ranch run by two shrewd Basque brothers in the last century. Now the final touches are about to be applied to Los Encinos State Historic Park. The state budget recently signed by Gov. George Deukmejian includes $115,000 to finish restoring a 117-year-old bunkhouse at the park where ranch hands once ate and slept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
The adobe bunkhouse is still there. So is the two-story limestone farmhouse and the hand-dug lake that is replenished by an underground spring. About the only thing that is missing 100 years after Encino's oldest residence was used as an important Butterfield Line stagecoach stop is the place where horse-drawn Concord coaches actually stopped. The dusty field next to the lake where Los Angeles-to-San Francisco stagecoach drivers reined their teams to a halt has been turned into a gas station.
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