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January 22, 1996 | JOHN JOHNSON and EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Actor Harry Dean Stanton, who built his career playing grizzled outsiders in films such as "Repo Man" and "Alien," was tied up and injured in a weekend home invasion robbery, Los Angeles police said Sunday. Two men were arrested late Saturday after a tracking device was activated in Stanton's car, which the thieves had taken and eventually crashed when chased by police. A shaken Stanton was at home Sunday in his Mulholland Drive house above Sherman Oaks, fielding calls from well-wishers.
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January 18, 2008 | Jack Leonard
A man accused of participating in a brutal kidnapping and murder scheme involving the slayings of five Southern California businessmen was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison, authorities said. Aleksejus Markovskis was accused of standing guard at a posh Sherman Oaks home where the victims were held. Their bodies were later dumped in the New Melones Reservoir near Sonora, Calif. Markovskis did not participate in the killings. He cooperated with federal authorities and testified in two trials of other members of the crime ring, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office.
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February 20, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A 34-year-old snowboarder who was rescued after wandering for a week in the cold was in serious but stable condition Thursday at the Grossman Burn Center, a spokeswoman said. Eric Lemarque of Los Angeles is suffering from frostbite, which often requires medical care similar to burn treatment. Lemarque, who apparently strayed off a snowboarding track Feb. 6 in Mammoth Lakes, was found by rescuers seven days later in the backcountry.
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December 10, 2007 | K. Connie Kang
A 70-year-man died Sunday and dozens of people were evacuated after a fire broke out in a Sherman Oaks apartment building, officials said. At least one other person, a 39-year-woman, was injured in the 2 a.m. blaze at the three-story building in the 15200 block of Dickens Street, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa. The names of the victims were not released. The man died at a hospital after firefighters rescued him from the building, Manresa said.
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March 1, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
Commuters fighting to continue using residential streets in western Sherman Oaks to bypass Sepulveda Boulevard won a victory this week, when City Councilman Mike Feuer threw his support behind them. Sharon Mayer, Feuer's chief field deputy, said the councilman made his decision after commuters and area residents flooded his office with phone calls requesting that they be allowed to continue using Scadlock Lane and other roads instead of Sepulveda.
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May 13, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local elected officials and police joined a Sherman Oaks homeowners group Thursday to protest the recent opening of a parole office in their community, complaining that the office is located too close to a park and that public notification about the opening was inadequate. Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, who represents Sherman Oaks, and Capt.
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February 13, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sharon Cooper would give her eyeteeth just to hear the music again--those same loud rock 'n' roll songs that blared from the apartment complex next door, driving her and her tenants so crazy. But what years of arguing among apartment managers could not resolve, the Northridge quake took care of in a day when it wreaked havoc on the neighboring building, triggering its tenants to flee and take their tunes with them.
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December 10, 2007 | K. Connie Kang
A 70-year-man died Sunday and dozens of people were evacuated after a fire broke out in a Sherman Oaks apartment building, officials said. At least one other person, a 39-year-woman, was injured in the 2 a.m. blaze at the three-story building in the 15200 block of Dickens Street, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa. The names of the victims were not released. The man died at a hospital after firefighters rescued him from the building, Manresa said.
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August 20, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
The Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. began circulating a petition Wednesday that will ask the state attorney general to approve an independent market, not just another "Ralphs clone," for the corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Milbank Street. A Hughes market, now at that site, is one of the 19 Southern California stores the attorney general said must be sold to comply with state antitrust law. Six of the stores are in the Valley. Ralphs Grocery acquired Hughes Family Markets in February.
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February 27, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Area residents will get their first look at a completed update of the Van Nuys-North Sherman Oaks Community Plan when it is unveiled today at a meeting of the city Planning Commission. The Community Plan update is designed to identify outdated land-use issues, correct inconsistent zoning designations and revise plan descriptions and plan maps.
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May 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Charges were filed Tuesday against Adonis Irwin, 32, the suspect arrested Friday and alleged to have glued printouts of swastikas and two rambling messages on the door of Councilman Jack Weiss' Sherman Oaks office last week. One of the messages implied that Weiss was a Nazi. He is Jewish. City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo charged Irwin with one count of vandalism, one count of posting a swastika on private property and one hate crime charge.
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March 22, 2007 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
A proposed expansion of Sherman Oaks' Westfield Fashion Square that would increase the mall's size by one-third is prompting criticism from area officials and homeowners who fear the project would worsen chronic weekend traffic jams. Mall tenants and area residents said traffic consistently clogs the intersection at Woodman Avenue and Riverside Drive, near the mall's entrance.
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November 25, 2006 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
Newlyweds Alan and Maureen Okuye managed to turn wine into water on Thanksgiving -- figuratively speaking, of course. Married just two months, the Sherman Oaks couple were looking forward to celebrating their first big holiday together. They awoke with a houseful of relatives to host, showers to take, a dinner feast to prepare -- only to find that they had no running water.
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February 6, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
An off-duty Los Angeles police officer wounded a backpack-toting gunman who police said was trying to rob a Pavilions supermarket Saturday night. The unidentified 55-year-old officer shot Jonathan F. Reyes, 22, about 9:20 p.m. when he pointed a handgun at clerks and customers, police said. Detectives are seeking to determine if Reyes, who was in critical but stable condition, is the so-called backpack bandit responsible for some 35 robberies in the San Fernando Valley.
REAL ESTATE
May 22, 2005 | Dinah Eng, Special to The Times
When Los Angeles' Community Redevelopment Agency wanted to manage earthquake rebuilding efforts, the homeowners filed a lawsuit to prevent the move and won. "We resisted government control," said Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. (SOHA). Sherman Oaks also played a key role in the drive for Proposition 13, the 1978 property tax limitation initiative, and was the epicenter of the ill-fated San Fernando Valley secession movement in 2002, Close noted.
HOME & GARDEN
May 19, 2005 | Robert Crais
I grew up in south Louisiana, where the swampy ground is flat and the horizon is the nearest tree line. When I was a boy, the tallest nearby structure was the Florida Drive-In Theater, a shingle-sided, weather-beaten movie screen that jutted from the earth like some stark, pre-Arthur C. Clarke's "2001" monolith, walled off from the surrounding homes by bamboo thickets and willows.
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February 21, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A cellular phone company today will argue its case before the Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals in an effort to overturn a zoning official's refusal to grant permission to put a cluster of antennas in Sherman Oaks. A request by Santa Barbara-based AirTouch Cellular to install the antennas, used to carry cellular phone signals, was rejected Dec. 29 by Associate Zoning Administrator William E. Lillenberg.
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April 18, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Cellular telephone companies can put up antennas in industrial areas without special permission, and when they have tried to put them up in commercial zones, they generally encounter little resistance. Not so when the proposed site is near a home or a school. That's what AirTouch Cellular learned at a zoning hearing in Sherman Oaks on Monday.
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February 20, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A 34-year-old snowboarder who was rescued after wandering for a week in the cold was in serious but stable condition Thursday at the Grossman Burn Center, a spokeswoman said. Eric Lemarque of Los Angeles is suffering from frostbite, which often requires medical care similar to burn treatment. Lemarque, who apparently strayed off a snowboarding track Feb. 6 in Mammoth Lakes, was found by rescuers seven days later in the backcountry.
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January 18, 2004 | Stephanie Chavez, Times Staff Writer
While nearly 3,000 people gathered Saturday morning at Caltech to listen to public lectures and see computer displays on the latest advances in earthquake science, Margaret Yobs marked the 10th anniversary of the Northridge temblor in what has become her private, poignant custom. Every Jan. 17, she buys two long-stemmed red roses and drives up narrow roads to 3855 Sherwood Place.
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