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September 27, 1994 | ED BOND
The San Fernando Valley Unity Coalition, formed after the riots of April, 1992, to ensure that the Valley was not ignored as Los Angeles began its recovery, will hold a conference Saturday at Cal State Northridge aimed at building an even stronger voice for the region. "When the riots came and the earthquake came, a lot of the resources went to Downtown L.A.
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October 2, 1994 | ERIC SLATER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an impassioned voice, William (Blinky) Rodriguez sounded the call. "If we leave this room today thinking this was just another meeting, then this is a sad day," said the activist who helped negotiate a San Fernando Valley gang truce that has held for nearly a year. Close to 100 people gathered Saturday at Cal State Northridge for a meeting of the San Fernando Valley Unity Coalition.
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April 26, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jesus Vasquez was as brave as a 2-year-old can be as a nurse plunged a needle into his pudgy arm Sunday during a free immunization clinic at the San Fernando Gardens housing project in Pacoima. Minutes before, the wide-eyed toddler watched his 6-year-old sister, Maria, wince and cry as she got her shots. But when his turn came, Jesus' lower lip quivered only slightly as vaccines for everything from polio to meningitis coursed into his veins. And then he got candy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1994 | ED BOND
The San Fernando Valley Unity Coalition, formed after the riots of April, 1992, to ensure that the Valley was not ignored as Los Angeles began its recovery, will hold a conference Saturday at Cal State Northridge aimed at building an even stronger voice for the region. "When the riots came and the earthquake came, a lot of the resources went to Downtown L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1994 | ERIC SLATER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an impassioned voice, William (Blinky) Rodriguez sounded the call. "If we leave this room today thinking this was just another meeting, then this is a sad day," said the activist who helped negotiate a San Fernando Valley gang truce that has held for nearly a year. Close to 100 people gathered Saturday at Cal State Northridge for a meeting of the San Fernando Valley Unity Coalition.
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.
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March 28, 1996 | TIM MAY
Two family- and education-oriented events are coming up Saturday. The first, at Mission College, is a career day with a twist: The entire family can get advice on planning for a college education from administrators, teachers and counselors. The free event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., is sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Unity Coalition and the Pacoima Village College and Career Project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1993
The importance of immunizing children against preventable disease goes far beyond the benefits to the individual youth who has been inoculated. In the same way, the risks and costs involved in failing to achieve high vaccination rates are many and varied, and far-reaching. That is the proper context for discussing the laudable work of one large coalition of Valley-based nonprofit groups.
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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.
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June 24, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing that the San Fernando Valley may be ignored in the post-riot Rebuild L.A. effort, leaders of a group of community-based organizations have joined together to make sure the area's social and structural problems are not overlooked. Organizers of the movement say they recognize that most of the riot damage occurred in South Los Angeles. But they say the northeast Valley has problems similar to the poverty and disaffection that contributed to the rioting.
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April 26, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jesus Vasquez was as brave as a 2-year-old can be as a nurse plunged a needle into his pudgy arm Sunday during a free immunization clinic at the San Fernando Gardens housing project in Pacoima. Minutes before, the wide-eyed toddler watched his 6-year-old sister, Maria, wince and cry as she got her shots. But when his turn came, Jesus' lower lip quivered only slightly as vaccines for everything from polio to meningitis coursed into his veins. And then he got candy.
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January 23, 1994 | MICHAEL THARP, Michael Tharp, a land-use planning and zoning consultant, is chairman of the Revitalize the Valley Subcommittee of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. and represents the organization on the San Fernando Valley Unity Coalition.
The dishes in the sink clink and rattle with less frequency. The crack in the sewer line under the house has a temporary fix. My bumps and bruises ache a little less, and I have had time to reflect on how lucky I was to come through the quake virtually unscathed. So now, like so many others in the L.A. Basin, my thoughts turn to the future. Many now ask, is Mother Nature really telling me it is time to throw in the towel and head for less volatile and maybe even greener pastures?
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February 5, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first major post-riot relief for the San Fernando Valley, Rebuild L.A. is channeling $70,000 worth of supplies donated by the lumber industry to help build eight Pacoima townhouses for poor families. The donation will enable Habitat for Humanity to complete its low-income condominium project, which depends largely on volunteer labor and gifts of building materials, Habitat executives said.
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