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January 6, 2000 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who really knows what Paul Thomas Anderson had in mind when he titled his new film "Magnolia." Probably not that moviegoers would head out to the San Fernando Valley and cruise the street that represents the spine of his film. But why not? Magnolia is a typical Valley boulevard, wide, straight and long. From its easternmost end, at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, it travels more than 10 miles, bisecting neighborhoods of postwar ranch homes one mile and gritty commercial stretches the next.
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December 4, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place. Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to buy an assortment of blouses, dresses, sweaters, pants and shoes to decorate the scene. "It's like a one-stop shop," Didul said. "It's really important for us to have stores like Playclothes. Their inventory is always changing, and I know I can get things I need the next day and that they will stay open for me if I have an emergency.
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August 26, 2008 | Rachel Levin, Special to The Times
ANTIQUE STORES and thrift shops rule Magnolia Boulevard -- the main artery of Burbank's Magnolia Park neighborhood -- but that doesn't mean the area is stuck in a dusty past. Founded in 1923, the quarter roughly bounded by Hollywood Way on the west and Buena Vista Street on the east still has Eisenhower-era storefronts, ranch-style homes dating to the 1940s and a small-town feel unblemished by chains and big-box stores. Yet Magnolia Park has found a way to parlay this into retro cool without sacrificing its independent spirit.
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October 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Robert J. Lopez
Officers recovered a handgun during a search for an armed man in North Hollywood on Thursday night, Los Angeles police said. Officers searched a roughly eight-block area near Magnolia Boulevard and Satsuma Avenue after the man ran away when police tried to stop him, the LAPD said. The incident began about 7:20 p.m. when officers tried to stop the man because he appeared to have gang-affiliated tattoos and was reaching toward his waistband, said Lt. Brian Morrison. Instead of stopping, the man ran away, tossing a .38-revolver aside as he made his escape, Morrison said.
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April 18, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
To beautify their neighborhood, residents and business owners in the NoHo Arts District will plant two dozen magnolia trees Saturday morning along a stretch of Magnolia Boulevard. About 100 volunteers plan to gather at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Finnish Center, 10701 Magnolia Blvd., before heading out to place the trees in cement planters at 18 locations on Magnolia between Vineland Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard, said City Council President John Ferraro.
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September 12, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
"Look Out Melrose! Magnolia Boulevard Is on the Way." That arresting slogan on a bus stop sign in North Hollywood advertises one of the more controversial civic face-lifts ever undertaken by Mayor Tom Bradley, the Los Angeles City Council and the Community Redevelopment Agency. If the city succeeds, the San Fernando Valley's dowdy old Magnolia Boulevard will be transformed into another Melrose Avenue, L.A.'s world famous street of funky and smart shops, restaurants and theaters.
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October 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Robert J. Lopez
Officers recovered a handgun during a search for an armed man in North Hollywood on Thursday night, Los Angeles police said. Officers searched a roughly eight-block area near Magnolia Boulevard and Satsuma Avenue after the man ran away when police tried to stop him, the LAPD said. The incident began about 7:20 p.m. when officers tried to stop the man because he appeared to have gang-affiliated tattoos and was reaching toward his waistband, said Lt. Brian Morrison. Instead of stopping, the man ran away, tossing a .38-revolver aside as he made his escape, Morrison said.
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May 18, 1989
The Burbank City Council has awarded a $2-million contract to the Glendale-based Moulder Brothers construction firm to open the remainder of the pedestrian Golden Mall to automobiles. The mall, closed to traffic in 1967, is being opened in the hope of invigorating the city's downtown region, officials said. The construction firm, which was awarded the contract Tuesday, will open three blocks of the mall along San Fernando Boulevard from Olive Avenue to Magnolia Boulevard. Three blocks of the mall from Verdugo Avenue to Olive Avenue were opened in 1987.
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August 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A North Hollywood man died this morning after shooting and wounding a woman he lived with and then turning the gun on himself, Los Angeles police said. Jerome Ceasar, 43, died at Holy Cross Medical Center at 5:40 a.m., about two hours after the shooting in his apartment in the 11500 block of Magnolia Boulevard, Detective Ray Hernandez said. Police said Ceasar and a 28-year-old roommate were arguing about their relationship when Ceasar shot the woman in the arm.
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February 28, 1994
The bodies of two men who were apparently shot to death were found Sunday evening inside a car on the Golden State Freeway near the Hungry Valley Road exit, authorities said. A passing motorist discovered the bodies about 8 p.m. on the southbound side of the road and contacted authorities, said Deputy Diane Hecht, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Detectives were en route to the scene late Sunday and further details were not available, Hecht said.
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March 27, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A limousine driver who was apparently involved in a hit-and-run collision Wednesday in Van Nuys was involved in a fatal accident shortly afterward half a mile away, authorities said. Sgt. Mike Zaboski of the Los Angeles Police Department said the Town Car-style limousine was first involved in a non-injury accident near Riverside Drive and Fulton Avenue.  About 1:35 p.m., Zaboski said, the same driver was involved in a four-car crash at Fulton Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard. The two locations are half a mile apart, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2008 | Rachel Levin, Special to The Times
ANTIQUE STORES and thrift shops rule Magnolia Boulevard -- the main artery of Burbank's Magnolia Park neighborhood -- but that doesn't mean the area is stuck in a dusty past. Founded in 1923, the quarter roughly bounded by Hollywood Way on the west and Buena Vista Street on the east still has Eisenhower-era storefronts, ranch-style homes dating to the 1940s and a small-town feel unblemished by chains and big-box stores. Yet Magnolia Park has found a way to parlay this into retro cool without sacrificing its independent spirit.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2000 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who really knows what Paul Thomas Anderson had in mind when he titled his new film "Magnolia." Probably not that moviegoers would head out to the San Fernando Valley and cruise the street that represents the spine of his film. But why not? Magnolia is a typical Valley boulevard, wide, straight and long. From its easternmost end, at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, it travels more than 10 miles, bisecting neighborhoods of postwar ranch homes one mile and gritty commercial stretches the next.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1999 | KATHLEEN O'STEEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Long recognized as one of the city's sleepier commercial districts, Magnolia Boulevard from Hollywood Way to Buena Vista Street is getting a long-needed face lift. Merchants say city officials have finally come to realize what shoppers long ago discovered--that the area has unofficially evolved into an antique row.
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August 6, 1998 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NoHo will get two stages closer to reaching critical theater mass in a few months when Ed Gaynes--a producer and president of the Valley Theater League--opens two 49-seat theaters on Magnolia Boulevard near Vineland Avenue. He found out about the vacancy at the former piano store on a Monday morning. That afternoon, he got a call from the Zeitgeist Theatre Company.
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April 18, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
To beautify their neighborhood, residents and business owners in the NoHo Arts District will plant two dozen magnolia trees Saturday morning along a stretch of Magnolia Boulevard. About 100 volunteers plan to gather at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Finnish Center, 10701 Magnolia Blvd., before heading out to place the trees in cement planters at 18 locations on Magnolia between Vineland Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard, said City Council President John Ferraro.
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March 27, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A limousine driver who was apparently involved in a hit-and-run collision Wednesday in Van Nuys was involved in a fatal accident shortly afterward half a mile away, authorities said. Sgt. Mike Zaboski of the Los Angeles Police Department said the Town Car-style limousine was first involved in a non-injury accident near Riverside Drive and Fulton Avenue.  About 1:35 p.m., Zaboski said, the same driver was involved in a four-car crash at Fulton Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard. The two locations are half a mile apart, he said.
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February 14, 1990 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first, all you see along Burbank's Magnolia Boulevard is a string of auto garages and pet grooming shops on a broad street bereft of what experts might call important architectural statements. In fact, anyone accustomed to the neon and glitz facades of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills boutiques might not even notice the unpretentious storefronts for vintage clothing, antique furniture, and used books that give Magnolia the nostalgic look of a movie set: '40s Main Street, U.S.A.
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February 28, 1994
The bodies of two men who were apparently shot to death were found Sunday evening inside a car on the Golden State Freeway near the Hungry Valley Road exit, authorities said. A passing motorist discovered the bodies about 8 p.m. on the southbound side of the road and contacted authorities, said Deputy Diane Hecht, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Detectives were en route to the scene late Sunday and further details were not available, Hecht said.
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August 27, 1993 | KATHRYN BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Kathryn Baker is a regular contributor to Valley Life. and
From a car cruising across Burbank, the area around West Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way always looked like good shopping territory. A recent walk confirmed it. Walk? Yes, you have to shop here the old-fashioned way, but it's worth it. Unfortunately, the area is not particularly hospitable to the notion of a three-hour tour, as there seemed to be only two-hour parking. And in keeping with the small-town atmosphere, some of the shops are closed on Sundays. 10 a.m.
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