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January 15, 1992
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the choice of an architectural firm to design a 160-room expansion of the San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall, where overcrowding has made it commonplace for inmates to sleep on mattresses on the floor. Rosser Fabrap/Silver & Ziskind, a San Francisco firm, was selected from seven applicants to design the new wing for up to $222,630.
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April 4, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to rename the San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall after retired Chief Probation Officer Barry J. Nidorf. Nidorf, who retired in March, was instrumental in leading the Probation Department through seven years of rough fiscal waters, including a near collapse of the county government in 1995 and many years of budget cuts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to rename the San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall after retired Chief Probation Officer Barry J. Nidorf. Nidorf, who retired in March, was instrumental in leading the Probation Department through seven years of rough fiscal waters, including a near collapse of the county government in 1995 and many years of budget cuts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1992
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the choice of an architectural firm to design a 160-room expansion of the San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall, where overcrowding has made it commonplace for inmates to sleep on mattresses on the floor. Rosser Fabrap/Silver & Ziskind, a San Francisco firm, was selected from seven applicants to design the new wing for up to $222,630.
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December 9, 1990 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No nighttime reading is allowed for youths forced to sleep in makeshift dormitories at the San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall because guards fear that something as innocuous as a book or magazine could conceal a weapon. With the hall's population 45% over capacity, even the most minor fight has the potential for escalating out of control.
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April 4, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles County authorities have captured one of two teenage girls who escaped from Probation Department custody while having tattoos removed last week, officials said Monday. The escapes came after two boys also ran from a probation camp last week and four gang members broke out of a San Fernando Valley juvenile hall the week before. Four of the eight escapees -- the other teenage girl and three of the inmates from Barry J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1994
A 14-year-old Van Nuys Middle School student stabbed another 14-year-old student near the school Wednesday afternoon, and the victim was hospitalized in extremely critical condition, authorities said. Witnesses said the attacker ran up behind the victim as he was walking home from school and stabbed him once in the leg, said Detective John Edwards of the LAPD's Van Nuys division. The witnesses, some of them other students, recognized the attacker and told police his name, Edwards said.
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August 13, 1998
A 17-year-old boy, who allegedly shot a friend to death when a loaded rifle he was handling abruptly fired, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, authorities said Wednesday. The teen was being held at the San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall in Sylmar, said Det. Marshall White of the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire station. Robert Villareal, 18, of Sun Valley, died from a single gunshot wound to the upper torso Sunday about 11:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1985
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ordered a feasibility study on converting Mid-Valley Hospital in Van Nuys into a home for youth offenders when the county opens Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar. Chief Probation Officer Barry Nidorf said the plan would relieve crowding at the 1,380-bed San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall in Sylmar, where 370 youths now sleep on mattresses on the floor because of a shortage of beds.
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November 17, 1994 | JEANNETTE REGALADO and BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 14-year-old Van Nuys Middle School student stabbed another 14-year-old student near the school Wednesday afternoon, and the victim was hospitalized in extremely critical condition, authorities said. Witnesses said the attacker ran up behind the victim as he walked home from school and stabbed him once in the leg at the intersection of Erwin Street and Cedros Avenue in Van Nuys, said Los Angeles Police Detective John Edwards.
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December 9, 1990 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No nighttime reading is allowed for youths forced to sleep in makeshift dormitories at the San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall because guards fear that something as innocuous as a book or magazine could conceal a weapon. With the hall's population 45% over capacity, even the most minor fight has the potential for escalating out of control.
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November 26, 1988
A Baldwin Park teen-ager was captured in North Hollywood on Thursday night after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase from Santa Barbara down the Ventura Freeway, which was jammed with holiday traffic. The 16-year-old boy was taken to San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall after he lost control of the van and it overturned on Laurel Canyon Boulevard near Burbank Boulevard, Officer Dwight McDonald said.
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October 20, 1994
Five gang members were captured Wednesday as they attempted to flee from what was apparently the latest of two burglaries, Los Angeles police reported. Jose Sanchez, 26, and Manuel Xolo, 26, both of Pacoima, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, receiving stolen property and violation of parole, said Officer M. Halaby of the LAPD's Devonshire Division. Three juveniles were also arrested on suspicion of burglary. The five are admitted members of a gang, police said.
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