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January 27, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
For their contributions to the residents of the San Fernando Gardens public housing development, nine Angelenos were lauded Thursday night by the development's resident advisory council. Josephine Barry, who has volunteered at San Fernando Gardens for two years, was honored for her work establishing a tutoring program.
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November 28, 2001 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pacoima gang member was sentenced to three months in county jail for violating an anti-gang injunction at the San Fernando Gardens housing project, the city attorney's office said Tuesday. San Fernando Superior Court Judge John C. Gunn sentenced 21-year-old Anthony Chavez for violating a court order against trespassing, as well as engaging in other illegal activities, around the northeast San Fernando Valley housing project. Officials with Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky J.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Fernando Gardens in Pacoima is the only Los Angeles housing project built without a gym or social hall. Twenty-year resident Hilda Serrano remembers playing in the dusty streets as a child because there was nowhere else to go. On Thursday, Serrano and other tenants watched city and federal officials symbolically correct that 36-year-old lack at a groundbreaking ceremony for a comprehensive community center, the first of its kind at a city housing project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the first day of spring on Filmore Street, and the flowers--roses, bird of paradise, snapdragons--are in full bloom. On this cloudless afternoon, with the green foothills in the background, palm trees sway as mothers push baby strollers past single-family homes. A teenage girl shoots hoops in a driveway, the ball bouncing against the family sport utility vehicle whenever she misses, which is often. Just another day in suburbia.
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September 15, 1997 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plan, as Roberta Marie Williams sees it, requires escaping from within the black gates of San Fernando Gardens. The 17-year-old single mother has lived at the public housing project since age 2. She acknowledges that it is not so terribly trash-ridden, that the city runs numerous programs to help tenants find jobs and that you can avoid the drug dealers if you mind your own business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2000 | CHRIS RICHARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 29-year-old Lorena Dominguez, the San Fernando Gardens housing project is the only home she has ever known. A resident of the 440-unit complex since she was 9 months old, Dominguez now lives with her husband and three children in a two-bedroom apartment with spotless wood and linoleum floors. With Lorena staying home to mind the children, the family gets by on the $32,000 a year her husband Felix earns as a technician at a nearby factory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Afraid of deportation or discouraged by lengthy waiting room delays, many poor San Fernando Valley residents shun vaccinations for their children, even though the shots are free. To reach some of those people, a local clinic will set up shop next month in the courtyard of a Pacoima housing project, inoculating youngsters in their own back yards. The outreach effort dovetails with a nationwide effort to prevent the spread of such diseases as measles, polio and diphtheria.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neighbors Patricia Berry and Delfina Martinez have spent many afternoons sitting together outside their homes at the Van Nuys Pierce Park Apartments in Pacoima, their 20-year friendship a symbol of racial harmony amid ethnic change. From their vantage point in one of the San Fernando Valley's two major low-income housing projects, they have watched a population that was predominantly black two decades ago become 75% Latino. "All of my neighbors around me now are Hispanics," Berry said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
San Fernando Gardens, one of 21 subsidized housing complexes in the city, will receive part of a $2.2-million federal grant to help fund its drug prevention and treatment programs, authorities said. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money to the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles to fund the authority's Drug Elimination Program. Eight of the city's 21 low-income housing projects will split the grant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles will hold its second annual fund-raiser tonight to benefit a ballet folklorico group made up entirely of students living in the San Fernando Gardens apartment complex. Money raised at the benefit, which will include performances of the ballet folklorico as well as singers and mariachi and marimba bands, will help pay for uniforms and instruction for the group, said Mario Matute, project director at the San Fernando Gardens community center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2000 | CHRIS RICHARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 29-year-old Lorena Dominguez, the San Fernando Gardens housing project is the only home she has ever known. A resident of the 440-unit complex since she was 9 months old, Dominguez now lives with her husband and three children in a two-bedroom apartment with spotless wood and linoleum floors. With Lorena staying home to mind the children, the family gets by on the $32,000 a year her husband Felix earns as a technician at a nearby factory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1999 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up in Guatemala, Maria Fuentes never attended school, so she never formally learned to read and write. Now, the 46-year-old is on a mission not only to become literate in her native language, but to learn English as well. She said she was inspired by her 7-year-old daughter, Andrea, who has been tutored in a year-old literacy program at the San Fernando Gardens, the largest public housing project in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN
With a little work and care, what today is merely seedling and dirt will soon bear fruit. That was the lesson for preschoolers at San Fernando Gardens housing complex who took part Friday in "Ag in a Classroom," an educational program led by the San Fernando Valley Fair. For this particular group of children, the fruits of their labor will be strawberries. "For some of these kids, you ask them, 'Where do strawberries come from?' and they say, 'The market,' " said fair chairman David Honda.
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February 12, 1998 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal Studios Hollywood, in an effort to hire disabled workers for entry-level jobs during its busiest seasons, turned to public housing Wednesday. Studio representatives at San Fernando Gardens, the only major public housing project in the San Fernando Valley, began screening job applicants for a federally funded program to help Universal hire 700 workers over the next five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
San Fernando Gardens, one of 21 subsidized housing complexes in the city, will receive part of a $2.2-million federal grant to help fund its drug prevention and treatment programs, authorities said. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money to the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles to fund the authority's Drug Elimination Program. Eight of the city's 21 low-income housing projects will split the grant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles will hold its second annual fund-raiser tonight to benefit a ballet folklorico group made up entirely of students living in the San Fernando Gardens apartment complex. Money raised at the benefit, which will include performances of the ballet folklorico as well as singers and mariachi and marimba bands, will help pay for uniforms and instruction for the group, said Mario Matute, project director at the San Fernando Gardens community center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Accompanied by Tarzana resident, actor and former screen heartthrob Billy Hufsey, about 20 children from the San Fernando Gardens city housing project took a ride from Santa Barbara to Glendale on a historic train Tuesday. Paired with the San Fernando Gardens children were kids from various Valley middle schools. The group left the project in the morning by bus and arrived a few hours later in Santa Barbara.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2001 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pacoima gang member was sentenced to three months in county jail for violating an anti-gang injunction at the San Fernando Gardens housing project, the city attorney's office said Tuesday. San Fernando Superior Court Judge John C. Gunn sentenced 21-year-old Anthony Chavez for violating a court order against trespassing, as well as engaging in other illegal activities, around the northeast San Fernando Valley housing project. Officials with Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky J.
NEWS
September 15, 1997 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plan, as Roberta Marie Williams sees it, requires escaping from within the black gates of San Fernando Gardens. The 17-year-old single mother has lived at the public housing project since age 2. She acknowledges that it is not so terribly trash-ridden, that the city runs numerous programs to help tenants find jobs and that you can avoid the drug dealers if you mind your own business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Accompanied by Tarzana resident, actor and former screen heartthrob Billy Hufsey, about 20 children from the San Fernando Gardens city housing project took a ride from Santa Barbara to Glendale on a historic train Tuesday. Paired with the San Fernando Gardens children were kids from various Valley middle schools. The group left the project in the morning by bus and arrived a few hours later in Santa Barbara.
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