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July 27, 1998 | TRIS WYKES
The Santa Susana American Legion baseball team routed Van Nuys Notre Dame, 12-4, Sunday to win the Area 6 title at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium and advance to the eight-team state tournament in Yountville Aug. 1-4. Santa Susana (23-5-1) led, 8-0, after two innings and had little trouble with Van Nuys Notre Dame (30-7), which advanced through the losers' bracket and was playing its 11th game in 12 days. Mike Byer (7-0) allowed nine hits and four runs, two earned, in eight innings.
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December 25, 2013 | By a Times staff writer
Firefighters early Thursday were battling a brush fire near the Santa Susana pass and were urging people to avoid the area. The fire broke out near Lilac Lane and Santa Susana Pass Road, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. Other agencies, including the Los Angeles Fire Department , were helping fight the blaze, which was being fanned by winds, officials said. The fire could been seen from the 118 Freeway. It's unclear whether homes were threatened.
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January 23, 2001 | IRENE GARCIA
Trucks on Monday began moving 14,000 tons of hazardous waste from Boeing's Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Chatsworth to a dump in Kern County, despite some protests. The work of removing soil that was chemically contaminated by past owners of the onetime Santa Susana sodium disposal facility will go on for three to five months, Rocketdyne spokesman Dan Beck said. "We're delivering the hazardous soil to the appropriate facility and taking it out of this community," Beck said.
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November 20, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
A Texas developer and a group of California scientists are feuding over the amount of environmental damage a gated community would bring to one of the last remaining parcels of prime wildlife habitat in the southern Santa Susana Mountains. "This isn't just about adding another bunch of expensive homes in the foothills," said Sean Anderson, director of California State Channel Islands' Pacific Institute for Restoration Ecology and one of 17 scientists who have signed a petition opposed to the project.
SPORTS
June 3, 1998
Wes Houchen led off the seventh inning with a home run to lift host Santa Susana past Agoura, 5-4, in a District 16 game Tuesday at Royal High. Mike Byer and Brandon Voorhees each had run-scoring doubles for Santa Susana (3-0) in the fourth inning to tie the score, 2-2. Mike Falco of Agoura tied the score, 4-4, with a two-run, seventh inning home run.
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July 24, 1998 | LAUREN PETERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ryan Stonerock and Chris Dickerson each drove in two runs in the eighth inning, but two late rallies fell short and Van Nuys Notre Dame lost to Santa Susana, 8-6, in the first round of the American Legion Area 6 playoffs Thursday at Birmingham High.
SPORTS
August 1, 1993
Jason Alcala's single drove in Ryan Hankins with the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning to help Santa Susana beat San Diego Grossmont, 4-3, Saturday in a consolation-round game of the Palomino regional tournament at Riverside Sports Complex. Bill Scheffels, who will be a senior at Simi Valley High, gave up seven hits and struck out six for a complete-game victory.
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July 25, 1998 | MITCH POLIN
This time Santa Susana wasn't about to leave anything to chance. After nearly wasting a big lead the previous day against Van Nuys Notre Dame, Santa Susana routed Westside, 13-1, on Friday night in the American Legion Area 6 playoffs at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium. Brandon Vorhees of Simi Valley High went five for five and drove in six runs for Santa Susana (22-5-1). He hit a two-run home run, three doubles and a single. "I felt really good tonight," Vorhees said.
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November 2, 1989
A 20-year-old man who had been socializing with friends on a railroad track was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train in the Santa Susana Pass, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said. Jeffrey Haddock of Agoura Hills was struck about 1 a.m. on the Southern Pacific Transportation Co. tracks west of the Santa Susana tunnel between Chatsworth and Simi Valley, Lt. Kelly McIlvain said. Two acquaintances jumped out of the train's path seconds before Haddock was hit, she said.
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March 30, 1990
Additional tour dates of April 7 and May 5 have been set for those who want to visit Rockwell International's Santa Susana Field Laboratory west of Chatsworth, Rockwell's Rocketdyne Division has announced. The company said it has taken more than 250 people on bus tours of the field lab since February, and added the two tours for others interested. People wishing to reserve one or two bus seats for the 45-minute tour may call (818) 710- 2380 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.
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July 5, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton, Emily Foxhall and Kurt Streeter
The explosion felt like a sonic boom. Danny Morales, 42, heard it crack through his ears and then he felt a sharp blow to his face. A piece of fireworks had hurtled through a crowd of Fourth of July revelers in Simi Valley and hit him between the eyes. Blood poured down Morales' face. He looked for his family and friends. Like everyone else, they were sprinting for cover, desperate to get away from the staging area where fireworks were exploding into the crowd instead of into the sky. The Morales family had staked out front-row seats for the fireworks show two days earlier.
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October 30, 2012 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
The Chumash tribe has expressed interest in buying a 450-acre slice of a contaminated nuclear research facility in the hills between the Simi and San Fernando valleys, hoping to preserve a cave that its members consider sacred. The tribe's inquiries about acquiring part of the 2,849-acre Santa Susana Field Laboratory have stirred concern among some residents who fear the purchase might be a back door to building a casino. "I very much respect their desire to protect sacred sites but I want to make sure any such action precludes the establishment of a casino," Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2012
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September 4, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
In a major victory for community activists worried about health risks linked to a contaminated former nuclear research facility overlooking the west San Fernando Valley, state and federal authorities on Friday proposed a settlement agreement to clean up the site by 2017. Under the proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy and NASA, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control will oversee what is expected to be among the most intensive cleanup programs in the country. The effort would involve hauling significant amounts of soil contaminated with carcinogenic dioxins, heavy metals and radioactive materials from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory to licensed waste dumps as far away as Utah, according to Rick Brausch, project director at the California agency.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2010
EVENTS Things are looking fairly dire on the Louisiana coast right now, but the Cajun Creole Music Festival should be a reminder of the region's vitality. Two stages of Cajun and blues music complement a wide array of native dishes and a Mardi Gras-style parade. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 10:30 a.m. Sat.-Sun. $18. Simicajun.org.
OPINION
October 20, 2009
Re "Switzerland's health lessons," Opinion, Oct. 18 Doyle McManus made the most salient point of all: Switzerland's insurance companies are not for profit. Until the U.S. Congress mandates that all health insurance companies become not-for-profit, we as a people will continue to suffer from an industry that cares only about the almighty dollar. But with the Republican Party owned lock, stock and barrel by insurance corporations, and significant elements of the Democratic Party beholden to the Cignas and Aetnas of the world, congressional action is unlikely.
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November 7, 1994 | MARY F. POLS
Residents of the Santa Susana Knolls can pick up free composting tips in a workshop to help reduce waste, planned Saturday at 10 a.m. Ventura County's Solid Waste Management Department is sponsoring the workshop at Santa Susana Park, 6503 Katherine Road. Composting bins, books and thermometers will be available for purchase at wholesale prices. As part of the effort to cut down on materials being dumped in landfills, the county began distributing recycling containers to residents this week.
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January 8, 1991 | CAROL WATSON
A 17-year-old boy who was repairing an antenna from the second-floor balcony of his parents' Santa Susana house was hit once by a bullet in the shoulder, authorities said Monday. Joseph Snyder was treated at Simi Valley Adventist Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said. Joseph was on the balcony of the house on Birch Street when he was hit about 6:15 p.m. Sunday, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
OPINION
September 10, 2009
Re "Is Obama 'all in' on Afghanistan?" Opinion, Sept. 7, "Afghanistan isn't Vietnam -- yet," Opinion, Sept. 6, and "Shedding armor to win the battle," Sept. 6 The wise doubts that Andrew J. Bacevich raises regarding the impending U.S. escalation in that tragic country of Afghanistan are right on target. As with all historical empires, our policymakers blend a toxic mixture of arrogance and ignorance in the formulation of foreign affairs. The result: the disasters of Vietnam and Iraq.
OPINION
August 15, 2009
Re "Them versus us," Opinion, Aug. 9 Joseph J. Ellis is right on target. While distrust of government made some sense in the 19th century, it now acts in a deleterious manner. Government of the people, by the people and for the people has been supplanted by a corporatocracy that buys and sells most politicians. The so-called free-market system has determined that it is not profitable to insure nearly 50 million Americans or give basic protection to an additional 25 million underinsured citizens.
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