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December 16, 1991
Now that the entire town of Sepulveda has become North Hills and much of Van Nuys has become Sherman Oaks, I would like to propose that all of the Sherman Oaks area south of Ventura Boulevard become part of Bel Air. GLORIA MAJOR, Sherman Oaks
April 1, 2014 | By Kerry Cavanaugh
Having experienced the misery of commuting from the San Fernando Valley to Santa Monica, my ears always perk up when someone mentions building some kind of rapid transit through the Sepulveda Pass. There have been ideas floated, but the magnitude of the project, the technical challenges and the expense have always made an alternative to the 405 Freeway sound like a distant dream. It's true that Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase passed in 2008, included about a billion dollars to begin developing a transit line along the 405. But transportation planners estimate that it will cost anywhere from $6 billion to $20 billion to build a rail connection from the Valley to the Westside.
December 9, 1990
Concept Development will hold a grand opening this weekend for Park Burnet, a 57-unit gated complex at 8760 Burnet Ave. in Sepulveda. The townhouses have 2-4 bedrooms, bonus rooms, 2 1/2 baths and occupy 1,264 to 1,906 square feet. Prices range from $139,950 to $172,950, with a homeowners association fee of $124 to $141. Shared amenities include pool, spa and monitored alarm systems. Two decorated models are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 29, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
Los Angeles County voters could be asked in 2016 to fund a variety of transportation projects, including new rail lines and possibly a toll highway and rail line through the Sepulveda Pass. The tax proposal, announced by the advocacy group Move L.A., could raise an estimated $90 billion over 45 years and cost the average resident 25 cents to 30 cents a day, proponents said. It would also boost the countywide sales tax rate by a half-cent to 9½ cents on each dollar spent, though shoppers in cities with their own sales tax would pay higher rates.
April 15, 1991
Two men were found shot to death in a Sepulveda apartment Sunday evening, Los Angeles police said. The shootings occurred about 6:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of Langdon Avenue, police said. The names of the victims and details surrounding their deaths were not immediately released.
April 5, 1991
Jose A. Escalante was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus one year for stabbing a man in the eye, leaving him blind and brain-damaged, over the victim's refusal to loan Escalante a car. A San Fernando Superior Court jury found Escalante, 27, of Sepulveda guilty of aggravated mayhem using a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury. Judge Howard J. Schwab sentenced Escalante to the maximum term.
October 24, 1986
Los Angeles police are investigating an incident Sunday night in which several shots were fired at two members of the Guardian Angels anti-crime group as they patrolled a Sepulveda neighborhood known as a center of illegal drug sales. Richard Batson, 19, of Chatsworth, was grazed in his ankle by a small-caliber bullet fired at about 10 p.m. Sunday, Detective Sherry Santor said Thursday. The other Guardian Angel, Dan Flock, 16, of Canoga Park, was not injured, she said.
May 19, 1991
Those real estate agents are at it again. Housing sales are slow in Sepulveda and what better way to increase sales than to rename a solvent community North Hills? I grew up in and have lived in Sepulveda for 30 years and this name change is a waste of time. Our local real estate agents want to make my parents and me wealthier on paper, but ignore the problems on the east side. My family is perfectly happy living on the west side of Sepulveda. As a homeowner, I would prefer the energies used on this name change campaign be directed to help those less fortunate on the east side.
December 13, 1987
I would like to thank KTLA Channel 5 for taking "The New Monkees" out of prime time. It is one of the most stupid and meaningless shows ever made. Anupama Menon, Sepulveda
October 31, 1990
Michael Robbins makes it appear as though his little enclave is the only crime-free area in all of Sepulveda. And I do not appreciate his making it seem as though all of Sepulveda east of the San Diego Freeway is full of drugs and prostitution. I live in a very quiet and crime-free two-block area east of the freeway. Can we join his new Mecca, his new utopia that promises to not have any of the problems the old Sepulveda had. Why don't we go door-to-door in Sepulveda and find out who is making this city look bad and label those homes as being Sepulveda and the rest of us will be North Hills.
February 24, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Atty. Mike Feuer called Monday for a crackdown on prostitution in two parts of the San Fernando Valley. Under a plan Martinez will submit to her council colleagues Friday, the city would add two police patrols, step up enforcement of the people who commit and arrange the crimes, and set up a program to divert prostitutes as young as 12 from a life on the streets. The added patrols, at a cost of up to $300,000, will target portions of Lankershim and Sepulveda boulevards, Martinez said.
February 15, 2014 | By Dan Weikel and Jack Dolan
With a load of furniture for his daughter, John Barbieri of San Pedro headed north  on the 405 Freeway on Saturday morning for the first leg of a trip to San Luis Obispo. Traffic moved well past Los Angeles International Airport, and he decided to try going over Sepulveda Pass rather than take alternative routes that would cost him time and money. U-Haul, he said, charges by the mile for the trailer he was towing. Just before Sunset Boulevard it looked like Barbieri's luck had run out. His speed plummeted to 3 mph as five lanes of traffic started to merge into the two open lanes over the pass.
February 12, 2014 | By Martha Groves
What's more complicated than Carmageddon and could seriously mess with the flow of Angelenos' long Presidents' Day weekend? It's Jamzilla. That's the monster-evoking moniker that transportation officials have adopted for the 405 Freeway lane closures slated to begin late Friday, just in time for the post-Valentine's-Day dinner rush. For 80 hours - from about 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Tuesday - most or all lanes on the busy northbound side of the freeway will be closed. The shutdowns through the Sepulveda Pass will allow workers to pave and re-stripe the highway where a carpool lane is being added.
January 18, 2014 | By Martha Groves
The southbound 405 Freeway from the 101 Freeway to Getty Center Drive in the Sepulveda Pass will close Saturday night for construction. Lane closures will begin at 11 p.m., officials said. All lanes will be blocked by 2 a.m. Sunday. Lanes are scheduled to reopen about 7 a.m. Sepulveda Boulevard will be the suggested detour, but Metro officials warned motorists to expect heavy traffic. Northbound lanes will remain open. The construction is part of the long-running project to add 10 miles of carpool lane on the northbound 405 through the Sepulveda Pass.
December 20, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A car fire and a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway near the Sepulveda  Pass tied up the morning commute in both directions Friday as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Only two lanes on the either side of the freeway were expected to be open until at least 8 a.m. as authorities cleared a car fire from the southbound side and investigated a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound side, California Highway Patrol officials said. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound side between  Mulholland and Skirball Center drives, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said.
October 31, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
A state regulatory agency on Thursday gave the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 60 days to submit a plan for restoring 49 acres of wildlife habitat that it plowed under at two locations along the Los Angeles River without proper authorization. The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board ordered the corps to mitigate the unauthorized dredge and fill operations at the Verdugo Wash in Glendale and Sepulveda Basin in the San Fernando Valley in a manner that will support the water quality, vegetation and wildlife that existed before they were graded.
March 1, 1992
I am writing a biography of Willie Velasquez (1944-1988), Hispanic voting-rights activist and founder of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with letters from him or about him, personal reminiscences, articles, memorabilia, etc., or leads to such sources. JUAN A. SEPULVEDA, Scholar-in-Residence, Southwest Voter Research Institute, 403 E. Commerce, Suite 220, San Antonio, TX 78205
November 28, 2001
Poetry reading--In a calendar listing in Sunday's Book Review, the wrong time was given for a reading by poet Charles Simic. Simic will read today at the Skirball Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. The center is at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
October 25, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The 405 Freeway at the Sepulveda Pass will be briefly closed over the weekend while construction crews pour concrete and pave two major bridges spanning the major thoroughfare. Crews will begin closing lanes on the southbound 405 Freeway from Valley Vista Boulevard to Skirball Center Drive at 10 p.m. Saturday, with a full closure expected from 1 to 4:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The northbound lanes will start closing at 10 p.m. Saturday with a full closure from Getty Center Drive to the Skirball onramp from 3 to 6 a.m. Sunday.
August 24, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
A portion of the northbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass will be closed Saturday night for work on the Mulholland Bridge, authorities said. Beginning at 11 p.m., all northbound lanes will close from Getty Center Drive to Greenleaf Street/Ventura Boulevard. The connector ramp from the 101 Freeway to the northbound 405 will also close as will three lanes of the southbound 405 to provide a work buffer. All lanes of the roadway are expected to reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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