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September 25, 1991 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky on Tuesday endorsed a unprecedented proposal to close a two-block stretch of chronically congested Ventura Boulevard for 12 hours next month for a street fair in Sherman Oaks. The closure would mark the first time in recent memory that the San Fernando Valley's "Main Street" has been intentionally blocked for such a long period.
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August 14, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A postcard affixed to Sandy Roberts' refrigerator with a Marilyn Monroe magnet reads "Beat Goliath." In January, when Irvine-based real estate developer Legacy Partners bought the 53-year-old Chase Knolls apartment complex with plans of leveling it to make room for a larger apartment building, the phrase became a battle cry for the 120 residents who fought to save the 260-unit complex in Sherman Oaks. "We all became Davids," said Roberts, a Chase Knolls resident.
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October 5, 1991
City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky agreed Friday to extend the hours of a carnival in Sherman Oaks that would shut down Ventura Boulevard after organizers presented a petition showing neighbors supported the event. In a random sample of 56 residents who live near the fair site, 50 said they would not object if the three-day carnival ran until 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, two hours later than the City Council had approved.
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October 13, 1996 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They call it the biggest thing to hit Ventura Boulevard since the earthquake. A half-mile strip of the San Fernando Valley's main thoroughfare will be closed to traffic today, jammed with an expected 40,000 visitors and tended by 1,000 volunteers and more than 200 vendors. It's the sixth annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival--a community celebration that has become the lifeblood of fund-raising for five elementary schools and the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce.
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October 20, 1991
A section of Ventura Boulevard will be closed to traffic for 12 hours today for the Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival. Ventura, often known as the "Main Street" of the San Fernando Valley, will be blocked off between Cedros Avenue and Van Nuys Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. East-west traffic will be diverted onto Moorpark and Dickens streets, which parallel Ventura Boulevard.
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October 3, 1991 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Organizers of a carnival in Sherman Oaks say a decision by the City Council Wednesday to limit the hours of the event could throw the fund-raiser into jeopardy. The organizers said they hope to reverse the council's unanimous vote to end the carnival at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19--two hours earlier than requested.
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October 14, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
The Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival earned $16,000 less than last year, according to preliminary figures, a spokeswoman for the Greater Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday. Maricel Pabalan, who co-directed this year's annual Chamber of Commerce event, attributed the decline in profits to a struggling economy. Fewer corporations signed up as sponsors, and consumers at the fair bought less, she said.
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September 30, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Several blocks of Ventura Boulevard between Van Nuys Boulevard and Willis Avenue in Sherman Oaks will be closed Sunday for the Third Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair, a crafts fair and carnival that last year drew about 70,000 people. This year's street fair will feature about 200 vendors and offer hot-air balloon and carnival rides. Entertainment includes children's plays, magicians, storytellers, music and a Wild West show. Half the proceeds will benefit local public schools.
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October 2, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A three-day carnival in Sherman Oaks that will raise money for local schools and the Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to start tonight and culminate Sunday in a street fair that will shut down a stretch of Ventura Boulevard for 15 hours. The second annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival will close off the major thoroughfare to cars between Van Nuys Boulevard and Cedros Avenue from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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October 9, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Organizers of the Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival hope to make it bigger, better and bolder than ever with the addition of musical acts booked by the producers of the Grammy Awards show, 50 additional vendors and actor Hector Elizondo as grand marshal.
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March 11, 1996 | ED BOND
Just to make sure everyone noticed their community's recovery from the Northridge earthquake of January 1994, more than 200 marchers hiked three miles through Sherman Oaks late Sunday morning, following a banner reading, "Sherman Oaks is back." The walk started from a parking lot at the corner of Riverside Drive and Hazeltine Avenue, went south to Ventura Boulevard and then took a loop through a residential neighborhood before returning. The mood was light and even joyful.
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November 14, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival made an estimated $25,000, according to the president of the Greater Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Barry Wegman said that his organization's biggest fund-raiser of the year netted $7,000 to $8,000 more than it had last year. The fifth annual street fair, held Oct. 13 to 15, was co-sponsored by five public elementary schools in Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys.
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October 9, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Organizers of the Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival hope to make it bigger, better and bolder than ever with the addition of musical acts booked by the producers of the Grammy Awards show, 50 additional vendors and actor Hector Elizondo as grand marshal.
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October 14, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
The Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival earned $16,000 less than last year, according to preliminary figures, a spokeswoman for the Greater Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday. Maricel Pabalan, who co-directed this year's annual Chamber of Commerce event, attributed the decline in profits to a struggling economy. Fewer corporations signed up as sponsors, and consumers at the fair bought less, she said.
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October 4, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary Mallinson saw it all through her kitchen window: the throng of pedestrians milling along Ventura Boulevard, the teen-agers with too much lipstick, the smoke curling into the hazy white sky, the police cars. "At first I thought we were having a riot," Mallinson, 82, said Sunday. "But then I remembered--the fair."
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September 30, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Several blocks of Ventura Boulevard between Van Nuys Boulevard and Willis Avenue in Sherman Oaks will be closed Sunday for the Third Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair, a crafts fair and carnival that last year drew about 70,000 people. This year's street fair will feature about 200 vendors and offer hot-air balloon and carnival rides. Entertainment includes children's plays, magicians, storytellers, music and a Wild West show. Half the proceeds will benefit local public schools.
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October 4, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary Mallinson saw it all through her kitchen window: the throng of pedestrians milling along Ventura Boulevard, the teen-agers with too much lipstick, the smoke curling into the hazy white sky, the police cars. "At first I thought we were having a riot," Mallinson, 82, said Sunday. "But then I remembered--the fair."
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August 14, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A postcard affixed to Sandy Roberts' refrigerator with a Marilyn Monroe magnet reads "Beat Goliath." In January, when Irvine-based real estate developer Legacy Partners bought the 53-year-old Chase Knolls apartment complex with plans of leveling it to make room for a larger apartment building, the phrase became a battle cry for the 120 residents who fought to save the 260-unit complex in Sherman Oaks. "We all became Davids," said Roberts, a Chase Knolls resident.
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October 5, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months after the riots, the National Guard took to the streets of Sherman Oaks on Sunday. No need to worry, though. The Guard was busy recruiting soldiers and chatting with curious passersby at the Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival. "The fair gives us an opportunity to display what we do in a less tense environment," Maj. Chris Hood said before the event began.
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October 2, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A three-day carnival in Sherman Oaks that will raise money for local schools and the Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to start tonight and culminate Sunday in a street fair that will shut down a stretch of Ventura Boulevard for 15 hours. The second annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair and Carnival will close off the major thoroughfare to cars between Van Nuys Boulevard and Cedros Avenue from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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