CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1990 |
In the most extensive crackdown ever on gangs operating in the San Fernando Valley, police during the weekend arrested 618 people--including 270 alleged gang members--for crimes ranging from possession of narcotics to unpaid parking tickets. About 200 Los Angeles police officers were assigned to the anti-gang task force "Operation Hammer," which from Friday night until Sunday swept through known gang hangouts.
September 29, 1989 |
Federal authorities said they made the biggest seizure of cocaine in the world at a Sylmar warehouse today, finding at least 20 tons of the drug with a street value of up to $20 billion. About $10 million in cash also was seized, said Ralph Lochridge, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He said at least 20 tons was found, and authorities thought they might locate even more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1995 |
Six months ago, most San Fernando Valley voters didn't know Mike Feuer from Adam. But that was before the Westside legal aid attorney and City Council candidate went door to door, wearing out a pair of size-12 shoes by walking through nearly every Valley neighborhood in the 5th District. The worn shoe leather paid off.
June 17, 1990 |
Sales of existing homes in the San Fernando Valley increased 5.1% in May, while homeowners continued to list their property for sale in record numbers, the Valley Board of Realtors reported last week. The board reported a total of 1,221 sales of single-family homes and condominiums, up 59 sales from the 1,162 reported in April. "The single-most important factor influencing sales activity is affordability," said Becky Roberts, president of California's largest local board of realtors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1997 |
In a dramatic turn of events, San Fernando Valley secession legislation that had been breezing though the Legislature with broad-based, bipartisan support was amended with "poison pill" changes Wednesday that could hamper its chances of passage. The most damaging amendment added, according to proponents of the bill, would eliminate for all cities statewide the current power of city councils to veto secession moves.
August 15, 2013 |
Geronimo! An Easter egg on Google Street View will let the user explore the TARDIS from the popular British TV show "Doctor Who. " In the show, the TARDIS is the ship -- in the shape of a blue police call box -- used by the Doctor to travel through space and time, hence the acronym: Time And Relative Dimension In Space. VIDEOS: Top 5 athletic Vines of 2013 "Doctor Who" fans can find the Easter egg on this page of Google Maps , or they can go straight into the TARDIS by going to this page . Inside the TARDIS, users can look in all directions and navigate around just like they can with other pages of Street View.
August 31, 1989
Selected by sportswriters of The Times Preseason 1988 Rk Team League Record 1 Granada Hills North Valley 8-3 2 Canyon Golden 11-3 3 San Fernando North Valley 8-4 4 Thous. Oaks Marmonte 6-4-1 5 Hart Foothill 6-5 6 Alemany Del Rey 4-6 7 Notre Dame S.F. Valley 8-3 8 Chan. Isls. Marmonte 8-3 9 Montclair Prep Alpha 6-5 10 Ant. Valley Golden 12-2 Final 1988 Final Rk Team League Record 1 Canyon Golden 11-3 2 San Fernando North Valley 8-4 3 Chan. Isls.
January 11, 1989 |
The radically revised structure of the Southern Section basketball playoffs has crossed its first hurdle and little has changed since the start of the season: Few schools opted for upward mobility and confusion continues to reign. Among Valley-area teams, only Bell-Jeff and Crespi exercised their option last week to move to a higher division should either team qualify for the playoffs. Bell-Jeff, of the San Fernando Valley League, has moved from the 2-A to 2-AA.
December 14, 1988
It was only Sunday morning, but Monday morning quarterbacks already were taking their shots at Canyon Coach Harry Welch. "A lot of people have asked me about it," Welch said. Inquiring minds wanted to know why Welch opted to run the ball on 2 fourth-down situations inside Canyon territory during the Southern Section Division II final Saturday night against Antelope Valley. Both times Canyon failed. Both times, Antelope Valley marched for a touchdown.
October 26, 1988
Crespi's Ron Redell dislocated a shoulder against Muir 3 games ago, but his performance has not suffered. In Crespi's first game after his injury, Redell completed his first 9 passes against Alemany for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns. Last Friday, against St. John Bosco, he completed his first 8 passes for 75 yards. In 2 Del Rey League games, Redell is 22 of 27 for 245 yards and 2 touchdowns. Passing: Village Christian's Drew Martenson threw his first interception of the season against L.A.