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October 26, 1999
A Granada Hills man was arrested late Monday on suspicion of murder after the body of his 81-year-old stepfather was found dumped on a nearby street, Los Angeles Police investigators said. John Richard Diamond, 38, who lived with his mother and her husband at their home in the 17500 block of Orna Drive, was arrested after police found evidence in a van and at the home linking Diamond to the crime, said Det. Mike Oppelt of the LAPD's Devonshire Division.
November 26, 1998
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a name change for the northernmost tip of Winnetka Avenue, which will now be known as Porter Ranch Drive. Provided, that is, that the developer of the Porter Ranch residential-retail project picks up the $52,280 tab for changing the street and freeway signs. Richard Mahan, spokesman for the Porter Ranch Development Co., said he thought that the company would pay for the change.
December 22, 1989
Los Angeles police on Thursday were investigating the detonation of an explosive device that shattered the windows of a front-loader parked at a construction site in Granada Hills, police said. There were no injuries. Police said the blast occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday at Sesnon Boulevard and Louise Avenue, where property that was once part of the late actor James Cagney's ranch is being cleared for development by the M.J. Brock Construction Co.
February 24, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
More than 500 people packed a public hearing Thursday night to comment on a $2-billion residential and commercial development proposal for the Porter Ranch area of Chatsworth, most of them apparently worried by the prospect of more traffic and plans to build a bridge over Aliso Canyon. The hearing heard comments on a plan that city officials prepared to allow Porter Ranch Development Co.
February 22, 1987
A man out for an early morning jog Saturday was struck and killed by a car on Sesnon Boulevard in the Porter Ranch area of Northridge, authorities said. The jogger, who was carrying no identification, was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he died of massive internal injuries and multiple fractures, said Lt. Alan Kerstein, a commander of the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division. The man had not been identified Saturday evening. He was described as a white male in his 50s.
June 20, 1991
A San Fernando Superior Court jury convicted a Sylmar resident of first-degree murder Wednesday for the ambush-killing of a man who was lured to a remote area with promises of a drug deal, then shot to death. Scott William Johnson, 21, was also convicted of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced next month, Deputy Dist. Atty. Kenneth Barshop said.
December 21, 1990
Two men who gunned down a man planning to make a drug buy on a secluded Granada Hills road pleaded guilty to murder Thursday and agreed to testify against a friend who was also charged with the killing. In a plea bargain with prosecutors, Ron Noah Morton, 22, and Devin Taylor Otte, 21, agreed to testify against Scott William Johnson, 20, who is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 23 for the 1988 shooting death of John Gerald Johnston, 20.
February 25, 1989 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
Most of the about 500 people at a public hearing on a $2-billion residential and commercial development proposed for the Porter Ranch area of Chatsworth expressed opposition to the project's size and to a proposed bridge over Aliso Canyon. The Los Angeles Planning Department is proposing that the Porter Ranch Development Co., operated by Beverly Hills builder Nathan Shapell, be allowed to build 2,195 single-family houses, 800 condominiums and 7.
October 13, 1991 | JOHN McKINNEY
Two oak- and sycamore-shaded canyons--Aliso and Limekiln--and some eroded sedimentary outcroppings known as "The Palisades" are some of the highlights of a walk through the Porter Ranch portion of the Santa Susana Mountains. In terms of development, conservationists suggest that the Santa Susanas resemble the Santa Monica Mountains of 30 years ago. The middle and upper reaches of the range are undeveloped except for a few oil wells and ranches.
March 26, 1987 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson asked city planners Wednesday to delay approval of major building projects in the undeveloped canyons and hills above Granada Hills in his West San Fernando Valley district. Bernson said he wants to hold up any large-scale construction in the area until planners can develop a traffic improvement plan for the affected area, north of Rinaldi Street between the Aliso Creek and Louise Avenue.
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