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September 28, 2007 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Zorina Kroop, a businesswoman who helped build up a thriving overnight janitorial service over the past 27 years, cleaned up somewhere new this week: the lottery. The 63-year-old Sherman Oaks resident will be announced today by California Lottery officials as the winner of a $60-million Mega Millions jackpot. Kroop found out that she was the big winner in the multi-state game late Wednesday when she dropped by the 7-Eleven store where for years she has bought lottery tickets twice a week.
May 7, 2006 | Nola Sarkisian-Miller, Special to The Times
Pride of ownership is in full bloom in the Sherman Oaks community of Magnolia Woods, where Bob Vila disciples are ambitiously expanding their homes to accommodate growing families and interests. With friendly neighbors, easy Westside access and parks, residents want to stay put. * A bit of history Bounded by Magnolia, Burbank and Sepulveda boulevards and Kester Avenue, Magnolia Woods is a tract that was considered a part of Van Nuys until 15 years ago.
July 12, 2006 | Cynthia H. Cho, Times Staff Writer
When her daughter was a toddler, Leeanna Gantt started looking for arts-and-crafts studios where Riley could experiment without having to be enrolled in a class. But the Sherman Oaks resident couldn't find one. "There wasn't an unstructured place for little kids to do art," Gantt said. So for years, the Gantt dining room served as the staging area for Riley and her friends to paint, cut and glue away. It was a hot play date, partly because other parents didn't want a mess in their homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 14, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Community leaders are complaining that the only public parking lot in Sherman Oaks remains a mystery to most people. The parking lot, on the corner of Dickens Street and Cedros Avenue, is on the first floor of a building that is under construction. On Sept. 13, part of the parking lot was reopened, making 60 metered parking spaces available. The lot had been closed for more than a year. But the scaffolding-shrouded entrance to the lot on Cedros gave no clue that parking was available within.
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