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April 25, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
The ducks and geese were the main draw for many people who spent Saturday sprucing up Los Encinos State Historical Park. The waterfowl served two purposes: entertainment for the children and a source of fertilizer. More than 70 children, parents and other volunteers removed leaves and debris and loaded wagons with duck and goose manure to be used as fertilizer for the park's garden. "I like helping out animals so they have a better place to live," said Melissa Borbon, 14, of Sun Valley.
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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
December 9, 1991 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since it was built in 1872 by two French brothers, a simple two-story house at Los Encinos State Historical Park has served as a ranch house, a restaurant, a bordello and, for the last 45 years, a warehouse and pigeon coop. On Sunday, the Garnier House in Encino began yet another life--this time as a museum showcasing the rugged life of San Fernando Valley rancheros in the 1870s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like the mythical Lone Ranger, State Park Ranger Russell M. Kimura works alone at Los Encinos State Historical Park--giving tours, taking care of the duck pond, shooing away troublemakers. He is the only state park ranger assigned to the San Fernando Valley. And when extensive repairs finally begin on the park's earthquake-damaged buildings later this month, Kimura will be there, overseeing the construction, just as he has been coordinating activity at the park the last 10 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like the mythical Lone Ranger, State Park Ranger Russell M. Kimura works alone at Los Encinos State Historical Park--giving tours, taking care of the duck pond, shooing away troublemakers. He is the only state park ranger assigned to the San Fernando Valley. And when extensive repairs finally begin on the park's earthquake-damaged buildings later this month, Kimura will be there, overseeing the construction, just as he has been coordinating activity at the park the last 10 years.
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
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
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
January 21, 1991
Lillian Margulies, who served as president of the Encino Historical Society and volunteered as a docent at the Los Encinos State Historical Park for 10 years, has died in a Tarzana hospital. She was 69. A longtime resident of Encino, Mrs. Margulies died Jan. 12 of liver failure, said her son, Lee Margulies. Born Lillian Parton on March 18, 1921, in Salt Lake City, she came to California in 1947 and settled in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
The ducks and geese were the main draw for many people who spent Saturday sprucing up Los Encinos State Historical Park. The waterfowl served two purposes: entertainment for the children and a source of fertilizer. More than 70 children, parents and other volunteers removed leaves and debris and loaded wagons with duck and goose manure to be used as fertilizer for the park's garden. "I like helping out animals so they have a better place to live," said Melissa Borbon, 14, of Sun Valley.
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
December 9, 1991 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since it was built in 1872 by two French brothers, a simple two-story house at Los Encinos State Historical Park has served as a ranch house, a restaurant, a bordello and, for the last 45 years, a warehouse and pigeon coop. On Sunday, the Garnier House in Encino began yet another life--this time as a museum showcasing the rugged life of San Fernando Valley rancheros in the 1870s.
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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1993
I am so tired of hearing Proposition 13 blamed for all the woes of this city ("The Urban Reality: Why (Heart) L.A.?," March 15). I am a docent at Los Encinos State Historical Park, and I have to know my 1870's for my avocation. In 1870, there were an average of 30 murders a month in Los Angeles. At that time the county had about 15,000 non--Indian residents and the city had about 6,000 population. They wouldn't even count the Natives here at that time. The rate for murder then is much higher than the rate for murder now. This was a frontier town with a lot more problems and animosity among everyone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
Earth Day was Thursday, but related activities will be blooming all over the Valley on Saturday, including runners, gardeners, planners and a group involved in an historical restoration. Encino Elementary School will join members of the Encino Chamber of Commerce in an "Earthday Workday," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Los Encinos State Historical Park.
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