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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1998 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Fernando Gardens resident Irma Morales tried to smile when she heard that Mario Matute, project director for the public housing development's community service center, had taken another job. "Mario," she said. "You are leaving?" A minute later Morales cried openly. "Por que?" she asked, between sobs. "Why?" To help more people in the largely Latino, largely poor community improve their lives, he said.
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August 19, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Providing what officials call "the other piece of the puzzle," a $500,000 grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow a long-unused day care facility at San Fernando Gardens to open. Last fall, the public housing project used a separate HUD grant to launch a joint job training and child care program. The Child Care Network Program gives residents child care through a network of small child care businesses located within the project.
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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.
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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
March 16, 1992
According to an article in The Times, the San Fernando Gardens housing project has 2,000 residents, 92% are Latino and 80% speak only Spanish. Many of these people are illegal aliens. Los Angeles County now has about 177,000 homeless and an unemployment rate in excess of 7%. Why then do we condone the presence of illegal aliens in our tax-subsidized housing? Or even in our country? Why should we have a job development coordinator for these people when our own citizens need jobs?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1986
A21-year-old Pacoima man was shot to death Thursday night in Pacoima in what police said appeared to be an argument over money. Authorities Friday were seeking a cemetery handyman for questioning. The dead man, Guillermo Castillo, died of a wound to the upper body after being shot with a rifle outside San Fernando Gardens housing project at 10854 Pala Ave. shortly after 8 p.m., Detective Al Ferrand said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1989
Two Pacoima brothers were sentenced to prison Friday in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old man during a dispute over a drug deal. John Garcia, 22, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the Dec. 18 killing of Freddie Ruiz and was sentenced to 11 years in prison by San Fernando Superior Court Judge Meredith C. Taylor. His brother, Rudy Garcia, 27, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced by Taylor to four years in prison. A third brother, 21-year-old Kirk Garcia, also pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in the slaying and was sentenced earlier to three years in prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1993
Thank you for your coverage of the immunization project at the San Fernando Gardens Housing Project, but your article only tells part of the efforts that have taken place to put this event together. El Proyecto del Barrio is just one of the many members of the San Fernando Valley Unity Coalition that have worked together to make the immunization effort possible. The participating members include the American Red Cross Valley District, Department of Heath Services, Latin American Civic Assn.
NEWS
January 6, 1998
Closeness is often regarded as an encroachment, if not an outright invasion. But it can feel pretty good when the invader is someone you love. A man hunkers down with his best friend in a larger-than-life promotional graphic applied to the side of a building along Sunset Boulevard. The hustle and bustle of LAX drift away as Raime Breight and Mark Prieve exchange a hello kiss. And L.A.
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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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