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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1988
Herbert Piken, the developer of the shopping center at Coldwater Canyon and Ventura boulevards, attacked the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. in a letter published on March 19. Residents who live next to the shopping center deserve protection. They deserve to be able to sleep at night and be able to park in their neighborhood. The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has the legal ability to impose restrictions on liquor licenses. The residents have a right to utilize these regulations for their protection.
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OPINION
March 7, 2009
Re "Suing Los Angeles is part of City Hall lobbyist's routine," March 1 The Times' excellent article discusses what longtime community activists already know -- that lawyers and lobbyists have behind-the-scenes access to elected and appointed officials, unlike the public. It's one of the reasons that, by the time a community understands the impact of any proposed large-scale development, people must swim against the stream to learn their council member's position on the project.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1998
A recent editorial ("A Development Politics Icon," Dec. 13) praised the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. for its support of the rebuilding of the Sherman Oaks Galleria. This praise should also be directed to the mall's owner, Douglas, Emmett & Co. They were willing to work with our association to solve problems and to make sure the Galleria would become an asset--not detriment--to our community. Many developers come to a community and believe they can mislead the community or get approval without community support.
OPINION
August 4, 2002
Re "101 Ways to Ease Congestion Narrowed to a Few," July 31: Once again, homeowner "representatives" Gerald Silver, president of the Coalition of Freeway Residents, and Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., make haste to silence any and all discussion of new transportation strategies for the West Valley. Close even goes so far as to warn: "If an earthquake comes ... having a double-deck could destroy the whole freeway." Right. So what are we left with after all these years of leadership?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1994
I was surprised to find no mention in your story "Ventura Blvd. Faces a Long Road Back" (April 23) of the monstrosity on Ventura one block east of Woodman Avenue. This whole block is an eyesore of graffiti, broken-down stores and homeless sleeping in doorways. This was not caused by the earthquake or economics. As a matter of fact, it was a thriving block of unusual stores. Our thanks must go to the efforts of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., which opposed the construction of a two-story building because it was to have a room for the air-conditioning unit on the roof.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1990
After five years of watching Ventura Boulevard explode with development and traffic, the Ventura Boulevard Specific Plan came within an eyelash of final approval on Dec. 18. Ignoring the pleas of homeowners and the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores withheld her crucial vote, a highly unusual move, thus delaying further City Council action on the plan until Jan. 4. This could allow time for other developers with out-of-scale projects to squeak through.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1986
Richard H. Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., announced Tuesday that he will not run for the 43rd District Assembly seat being vacated by Gray Davis (D-Los Angeles). Close had been considered a prime Valley candidate for the seat, which includes Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino and parts of the Westside. Close, a lawyer, said he decided not to enter the race for family and professional reasons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1999
I must be a member of the "silent majority" of Valley residents who do not wish to secede from the city of Los Angeles. I have lived in L.A. my whole life and in the Valley since 1968. I resent my tax dollars being used for this expensive secessionist study. I like being part of Los Angeles! Why don't we ask the 125,000 people who signed these petitions about Valley cityhood to pay for the study. By the way, I am a member (although an inactive one) of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1999
Recently letters to the Valley Edition were published criticizing the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. and Richard Close, its president. The association was criticized for not doing enough. As vice president of the association, I wish we could do more. We all are volunteers. We are working with neighborhoods throughout the community to make Sherman Oaks as even better place in which to live and work. I guess it is inevitable that some people will be unhappy. No one can ever do enough to satisfy everyone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
City Atty. James Hahn will discuss charter reform during the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. meeting Wednesday. The regular monthly meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at The Ventura, 13920 Ventura Blvd. Hahn will review the need to reform the Los Angeles City Charter. He will address why elected neighborhood councils would be an integral part of successful charter reform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1999
I must be a member of the "silent majority" of Valley residents who do not wish to secede from the city of Los Angeles. I have lived in L.A. my whole life and in the Valley since 1968. I resent my tax dollars being used for this expensive secessionist study. I like being part of Los Angeles! Why don't we ask the 125,000 people who signed these petitions about Valley cityhood to pay for the study. By the way, I am a member (although an inactive one) of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1998
A recent editorial ("A Development Politics Icon," Dec. 13) praised the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. for its support of the rebuilding of the Sherman Oaks Galleria. This praise should also be directed to the mall's owner, Douglas, Emmett & Co. They were willing to work with our association to solve problems and to make sure the Galleria would become an asset--not detriment--to our community. Many developers come to a community and believe they can mislead the community or get approval without community support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1998
The article by Megan Garvey in The Times on Aug. 14 ("Canyon Uproar") trivializes the extent of opposition that exists in Sherman Oaks to the planned expansion of Buckley School. The committee of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. is circulating a petition to obtain signatures of those homeowners in the community who oppose the proposed expansion. Except for parents whose children are attending or have attended Buckley School, there has been almost unanimous support for the petition by the neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
City Atty. James Hahn will discuss charter reform during the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. meeting Wednesday. The regular monthly meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at The Ventura, 13920 Ventura Blvd. Hahn will review the need to reform the Los Angeles City Charter. He will address why elected neighborhood councils would be an integral part of successful charter reform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1998 | TOM BECKER
The Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. is the second group in a month to try to enlist the aid of the state attorney general to take moves to avoid a possible supermarket monopoly in the area if the merger of Hughes Family Market and Ralphs Grocery Co. is successful. "If this merger goes through, Ralphs will have a monopoly on the market," said Richard Close, president of the association. "They will be able to raise prices at will." Officials for Ralphs parent company, Yucaipa Cos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1988
As a member of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., I am responding to the letters of Oct. 15 regarding the Bistro Gardens restaurant. While the Bistro Gardens may be a fine restaurant and an asset to the community, appreciated by many patrons, it will be in a sensitive location due to its proximity to private homes. The homeowners in the adjacent area want some degree of protection of the normal right to peace and quiet in the area. It is an accepted fact that the Bistro will be operating in the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) will return home Wednesday to address several topics, including the bill he co-wrote that would remove City Council veto power over a San Fernando Valley secession effort. That bill, created with Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Northridge), passed early Saturday by a convincing 49-14 margin and now awaits action from Gov. Pete Wilson. Hertzberg is scheduled to speak Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn.
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