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March 21, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak. Begin a counterclockwise tour of Stoney Point Park by entering the recreation area from Topanga Canyon Boulevard, near the steel gate just uphill from the horse stables. To your immediate left, you'll see climbers and climbing teachers working out on some of the lower-elevation rocks.
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March 21, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak. Begin a counterclockwise tour of Stoney Point Park by entering the recreation area from Topanga Canyon Boulevard, near the steel gate just uphill from the horse stables. To your immediate left, you'll see climbers and climbing teachers working out on some of the lower-elevation rocks.
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August 22, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Volunteers picking up trash and removing graffiti joined the rock climbers at Stoney Point Park on Saturday morning. About 100 people from various community service groups canvassed the park in search of litter. "Two big gripes I have are graffiti and litter. This is ideal for me," said John Williams, 50, of Van Nuys. Williams, who came with a group from the Knights of Columbus, said he found a purse--containing receipts and pennies--bottles, cans, lottery tickets and candy bar wrappers.
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September 13, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
At the base of a rocky hill within earshot of passing trains, they came to remember the fashion student, the music store owner, the police officer -- the 25 people in all who died a year ago Saturday in the devastating Chatsworth train crash. Ray Villalobos and 20 others huddled in pink shirts imprinted with bright pink lips to honor his 18-year-old fashion-student sister, Maria Elena Villalobos. Kim Brower, now a 46-year-old widow, wore a smile and remained upbeat in memory of her husband of 23 years, music store owner Dean Brower, 51. And Sha Moran, the mother of Spree DeSha, a 35-year-old Los Angeles police officer who died in the crash, sobbed quietly on her husband's shoulder.
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April 16, 1995
Your story "Gripping Drama: Movie Paint Job Upsets Stoney Point Climbers" (April 7) reports the outrage felt by rock climbers over the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department's authorizing the painting of sandstone boulders at Stoney Point Park to make them more photogenic for Hollywood movie filming. As a San Fernando Valley resident who takes my small children on hikes in this park, I was dismayed by this abuse of what, despite much trash and graffiti, is still a wonderful park.
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April 14, 1986 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
Halfway up the perpendicular Jesus Wall is some people's idea of the right place to be on a cool spring morning, when the fog softens the distant houses of the San Fernando Valley and a few well-placed expansion bolts make the difference between life and death 50 feet above the ground. "It's difficult to be pessimistic. When you take a good fall and come out alive, you feel exuberant," said Joe Chiang, 26, a physicist who lives in Huntington Beach.
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March 5, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, Kimberly Mullin gazed upon the stretch of hilly, boulder-strewn land longingly, but didn't dare wander in. "I've seen the area my whole life, since I was a little kid," the West Hills woman, now 43, said of the rocky terrain nestled between Stoney Point Park and the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Chatsworth. Not only had she heard that it was private property, she had seen the barbed-wire fence keeping trespassers out.
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September 13, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
At the base of a rocky hill within earshot of passing trains, they came to remember the fashion student, the music store owner, the police officer -- the 25 people in all who died a year ago Saturday in the devastating Chatsworth train crash. Ray Villalobos and 20 others huddled in pink shirts imprinted with bright pink lips to honor his 18-year-old fashion-student sister, Maria Elena Villalobos. Kim Brower, now a 46-year-old widow, wore a smile and remained upbeat in memory of her husband of 23 years, music store owner Dean Brower, 51. And Sha Moran, the mother of Spree DeSha, a 35-year-old Los Angeles police officer who died in the crash, sobbed quietly on her husband's shoulder.
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March 5, 1999
For years, Kimberly Mullin gazed upon the stretch of hilly, boulder-strewn land longingly, but didn't dare wander in. "I've seen the area my whole life, since I was a little kid," the West Hills woman, now 43, said of the rocky terrain nestled between Stoney Point Park and the Ronald Reagan Freeway. Not only had she heard that it was private property, she also had seen the barbed-wire fence.
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August 20, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
About 100 volunteers will clean a portion of Stoney Point Park on Saturday. City and community groups that often oversee neighborhood cleanups will remove trash and graffiti found on the rock formations at the park, said Joe Jackson, vice president of operations at New Directions for Youth, one of the participants. The park's boulders are popular with climbers and other visitors. "It's a long-needed project. I often drive by there and see [graffiti] tags a lot," Jackson said.
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August 22, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Volunteers picking up trash and removing graffiti joined the rock climbers at Stoney Point Park on Saturday morning. About 100 people from various community service groups canvassed the park in search of litter. "Two big gripes I have are graffiti and litter. This is ideal for me," said John Williams, 50, of Van Nuys. Williams, who came with a group from the Knights of Columbus, said he found a purse--containing receipts and pennies--bottles, cans, lottery tickets and candy bar wrappers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
About 100 volunteers will clean a portion of Stoney Point Park on Saturday. City and community groups that often oversee neighborhood cleanups will remove trash and graffiti found on the rock formations at the park, said Joe Jackson, vice president of operations at New Directions for Youth, one of the participants. The park's boulders are popular with climbers and other visitors. "It's a long-needed project. I often drive by there and see [graffiti] tags a lot," Jackson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1999
For years, Kimberly Mullin gazed upon the stretch of hilly, boulder-strewn land longingly, but didn't dare wander in. "I've seen the area my whole life, since I was a little kid," the West Hills woman, now 43, said of the rocky terrain nestled between Stoney Point Park and the Ronald Reagan Freeway. Not only had she heard that it was private property, she also had seen the barbed-wire fence.
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March 5, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, Kimberly Mullin gazed upon the stretch of hilly, boulder-strewn land longingly, but didn't dare wander in. "I've seen the area my whole life, since I was a little kid," the West Hills woman, now 43, said of the rocky terrain nestled between Stoney Point Park and the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Chatsworth. Not only had she heard that it was private property, she had seen the barbed-wire fence keeping trespassers out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1995
Your story "Gripping Drama: Movie Paint Job Upsets Stoney Point Climbers" (April 7) reports the outrage felt by rock climbers over the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department's authorizing the painting of sandstone boulders at Stoney Point Park to make them more photogenic for Hollywood movie filming. As a San Fernando Valley resident who takes my small children on hikes in this park, I was dismayed by this abuse of what, despite much trash and graffiti, is still a wonderful park.
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March 8, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON
Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson said Saturday that he plans to lobby city Recreation and Parks Department officials to organize regular cleanups of Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, which has been scarred by graffiti and trash. Bernson, who represents the Chatsworth area, made the statement as hundreds of volunteers from the Sierra Club and equestrian and youth groups worked four hours to clean the 22-acre park.
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March 8, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON
Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson said Saturday that he plans to lobby city Recreation and Parks Department officials to organize regular cleanups of Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, which has been scarred by graffiti and trash. Bernson, who represents the Chatsworth area, made the statement as hundreds of volunteers from the Sierra Club and equestrian and youth groups worked four hours to clean the 22-acre park.
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April 16, 1997
An 18-year-old rock climber fell about 30 feet down a cliff Tuesday, breaking a leg, authorities said. The incident occurred just after 5 p.m. at Stoney Point Park north of the intersection of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Chatsworth Street, said Bob Collis, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The Fire Department helicopter crew took the man to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, he said. The area is a popular spot for rock climbing, Collis said.
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April 14, 1986 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
Halfway up the perpendicular Jesus Wall is some people's idea of the right place to be on a cool spring morning, when the fog softens the distant houses of the San Fernando Valley and a few well-placed expansion bolts make the difference between life and death 50 feet above the ground. "It's difficult to be pessimistic. When you take a good fall and come out alive, you feel exuberant," said Joe Chiang, 26, a physicist who lives in Huntington Beach.
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