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June 16, 1991
Neenach isn't much these days. But it never was. Except for a small school that was closed in 1948, Neenach has mainly been a patchwork of farms. For the most part it's just been a name on the map, as is Pine Store, a former town a couple of miles to the south. The only large building is a Spanish-style edifice with a tower, located a few miles west, that once served as a switching station for a telephone company.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From the DWP employee to the pastor's wife, from the "bird lady" to the Army veteran, the residents of the tiny High Desert community of Antelope Acres tell a similar story. "We love it. It's a nice change," said Cindy Dobbins, whose husband is pastor of the only church in town and who moved here from Eagle Rock. "It's quiet and peaceful. In the city, it was nothing but hustle-bustle."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From the DWP employee to the pastor's wife, from the "bird lady" to the Army veteran, the residents of the tiny High Desert community of Antelope Acres tell a similar story. "We love it. It's a nice change," said Cindy Dobbins, whose husband is pastor of the only church in town and who moved here from Eagle Rock. "It's quiet and peaceful. In the city, it was nothing but hustle-bustle."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters from the fastest-growing suburban areas of Los Angeles County--such as the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys--were less likely than their urban counterparts to endorse the school bond measure on last week's ballot, even though those are the very regions that stand to benefit most from the funds. State Proposition 152, which will raise $1.9 billion for new schools and repairs, was approved on June 2 by a margin of 53% to 47%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991
A few miles north of Sandberg lies Quail Lake, a 197-acre pond resting on the San Andreas Fault just east of Gorman. Before it was incorporated into the California Aqueduct system by the state Department of Water Resources, the lake was fed by rains and would regularly dry out in summer. The aqueduct enters the lake from the north and exits on the south. Jerry Reynolds, a tour guide with the department, said that the particular design protects the aqueduct from earthquakes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters from the fastest-growing suburban areas of Los Angeles County--such as the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys--were less likely than their urban counterparts to endorse the school bond measure on last week's ballot, even though those are the very regions that stand to benefit most from the funds. State Proposition 152, which will raise $1.9 billion for new schools and repairs, was approved on June 2 by a margin of 53% to 47%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991
"Are you lost?" Those are the first words Bill Hart, a Three Points old-timer, asked a visitor who walked through Maxine's, the major business in Three Points. In fact, Maxine's is the only business in Three Points--a combination bar, restaurant, social club and video rental store that is the center of all activity in this mountain town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you ever visit Sandberg, Neenach, Quail Lake or Three Points, chances are you will arrive there by mistake. That's how most people find them. Scattered like seeds across the northwestern fringe of Los Angeles County, these drowsy, remote communities-- towns is too generous a word--are mostly unknown and unsung repositories of the county's pioneer past. But anonymity is just what many of the region's residents want, and most say they moved there to escape the creep of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991
The community with the most colorful past doesn't exist anymore. It's still found on most maps, but Sandberg is nothing more than a few cement slabs and a rock wall located next to the Ridge Route, the first major highway connecting Los Angeles with the San Joaquin Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1991 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a muggy Friday afternoon in Bellflower, and the drone of traffic from busy Alondra Boulevard and Woodruff Avenue can be heard faintly as Abby Littrell makes her way through her back yard to the place she calls her "little bit of country." Past her garden--ripe with cabbage, corn, lettuce and green beans--several horses stomp impatiently in their stalls, flicking tails at flies drawn by the warm weather and their sweaty coats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1991 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a muggy Friday afternoon in Bellflower, and the drone of traffic from busy Alondra Boulevard and Woodruff Avenue can be heard faintly as Abby Littrell makes her way through her back yard to the place she calls her "little bit of country." Past her garden--ripe with cabbage, corn, lettuce and green beans--several horses stomp impatiently in their stalls, flicking tails at flies drawn by the warm weather and their sweaty coats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991
"Are you lost?" Those are the first words Bill Hart, a Three Points old-timer, asked a visitor who walked through Maxine's, the major business in Three Points. In fact, Maxine's is the only business in Three Points--a combination bar, restaurant, social club and video rental store that is the center of all activity in this mountain town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you ever visit Sandberg, Neenach, Quail Lake or Three Points, chances are you will arrive there by mistake. That's how most people find them. Scattered like seeds across the northwestern fringe of Los Angeles County, these drowsy, remote communities-- towns is too generous a word--are mostly unknown and unsung repositories of the county's pioneer past. But anonymity is just what many of the region's residents want, and most say they moved there to escape the creep of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991
The community with the most colorful past doesn't exist anymore. It's still found on most maps, but Sandberg is nothing more than a few cement slabs and a rock wall located next to the Ridge Route, the first major highway connecting Los Angeles with the San Joaquin Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991
Neenach isn't much these days. But it never was. Except for a small school that was closed in 1948, Neenach has mainly been a patchwork of farms. For the most part it's just been a name on the map, as is Pine Store, a former town a couple of miles to the south. The only large building is a Spanish-style edifice with a tower, located a few miles west, that once served as a switching station for a telephone company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991
A few miles north of Sandberg lies Quail Lake, a 197-acre pond resting on the San Andreas Fault just east of Gorman. Before it was incorporated into the California Aqueduct system by the state Department of Water Resources, the lake was fed by rains and would regularly dry out in summer. The aqueduct enters the lake from the north and exits on the south. Jerry Reynolds, a tour guide with the department, said that the particular design protects the aqueduct from earthquakes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1987 | PAMELA MORELAND, Times Staff Writer
Twice a week the Pierce College farm pickup truck rolls onto the dirt driveway of the Trafficanda Egg Ranch in Canoga Park. At a loading dock, 150 dozen eggs are stacked in cardboard boxes. Pierce employees carefully load the eggs onto the truck and then return to the Woodland Hills campus, where the eggs go on sale at the school's farmers market. For the past year, half of the "farm-fresh eggs" sold at the Pierce market have come from off campus.
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