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August 14, 1991 | Michael Connelly, with apologies to Raymond Chandler
A lot of guys in my business have said it, that a criminal often returns to the scene of the crime. Here's a new one for them: I call this the case of the returning Scene of the Crime. It began like they all begin. I was staying out of the smog and minding my own business, wondering if the Dodgers would hold on or if it was rainy enough to get out my trench coat, when a shadow fell over my desk and I looked up to see the boss giving me her look--like I was the fly and she was the swatter.
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August 14, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY with apologies to Raymond Chandler
A lot of guys in my business have said it, that a criminal often returns to the scene of the crime. Here's a new one for them: I called this the case of the returning Scene of the Crime. It began like they all begin. I was staying out of the smog and minding my own business, wondering if the Dodgers would hold on or if it was rainy enough to get out my trench coat, when a shadow fell over my desk and I looked up to see the boss giving me her look--like I was the fly and she was the swatter.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY with apologies to Raymond Chandler
A lot of guys in my business have said it, that a criminal often returns to the scene of the crime. Here's a new one for them: I called this the case of the returning Scene of the Crime. It began like they all begin. I was staying out of the smog and minding my own business, wondering if the Dodgers would hold on or if it was rainy enough to get out my trench coat, when a shadow fell over my desk and I looked up to see the boss giving me her look--like I was the fly and she was the swatter.
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August 14, 1991 | Michael Connelly, with apologies to Raymond Chandler
A lot of guys in my business have said it, that a criminal often returns to the scene of the crime. Here's a new one for them: I call this the case of the returning Scene of the Crime. It began like they all begin. I was staying out of the smog and minding my own business, wondering if the Dodgers would hold on or if it was rainy enough to get out my trench coat, when a shadow fell over my desk and I looked up to see the boss giving me her look--like I was the fly and she was the swatter.
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November 29, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The revitalization of a blighted stretch of Ventura Boulevard east of Woodman Avenue is well on its way, much to the delight of area homeowners and businesses. Project manager Mitchell Guthman, whose father owns the property, said Monday that demolition work and asbestos removal on the existing 16 storefronts have been completed. Workers have begun the final construction phase, which includes new insulation, plumbing, air conditioning and a parking lot.
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July 11, 1991
A developer who last month proposed building a senior citizen apartment complex and commercial center on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks has instead revived an earlier plan to construct an office complex on the site, the developer's attorney said Wednesday. Benjamin M. Reznik, attorney for developer Jacky Gamliel, said discussions with Los Angeles officials over the senior citizen housing proposal stalled, so the developer plans to pursue plans for a 90,000-square-foot office complex.
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August 28, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
The president of a Sherman Oaks homeowners group on Friday renewed a call for the demolition of a string of vacant buildings that take up a block-long stretch of prime Ventura Boulevard real estate. "We're tired of looking at this eyesore," said Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. "We're anxious to see some action on the part of the developer."
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June 13, 1991 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer who has tangled with Sherman Oaks residents for years over his controversial proposal to build an office complex along Ventura Boulevard has unveiled a new and unusual plan for the site--a combination of retail stores and senior citizen apartments. The site, between Woodman and Ventura Canyon avenues, is best known as the former site of the Scene of the Crime bookstore and other small businesses. So far, reaction from residents and the area's councilman has been guarded.
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July 25, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The chances of a property owner renovating a long-blighted row of shops on Ventura Boulevard are looking very good, City Councilman Mike Feuer said on Monday. "I'm optimistic that this approach will succeed," Feuer said. "We'll know more in the next few days."
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October 17, 1991 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer has lost the first round of his legal battle to build an office complex on the site that once housed the Scene of the Crime bookstore in Sherman Oaks, attorneys for the developer and the city said Wednesday. But developer Jacky Gamliel will pursue other legal options in his quest to build a 90,000-square-foot, three-story office and retail complex on Ventura Boulevard between Woodman and Ventura Canyon avenues, attorney Benjamin M. Reznik said.
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October 16, 1994
I'm afraid that once again the residents of Sherman Oaks are being misled by The Times: "A Good Idea Hits the Street" (Valley Perspective, Oct. 9.) Once again we are being told that the planned development at Woodman Avenue and Ventura Boulevard will rescue that block from the blight it has suffered for the past six years. A "dead zone," to quote the editorial. The Times' logic reminds me of the old story about the child who murdered his mother and father and threw himself upon the mercy of the court because he was an orphan.
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