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July 11, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied a Studio City residents group's request for a court order to stop the In-N-Out Burgers chain from building a controversial restaurant at the corner of Cahuenga Boulevard and Regal Place. On Friday, Judge Diane Wayne denied the Studio City Residents Assn.'s request for a temporary restraining order, calling it unnecessary.
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July 1, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all started with Great Uncle Fred. Half a century ago, the stubborn old banker had a mind to rent out the family farm. A rather bad deal in retrospect: $1,000 a month, regardless of inflation, for 50 years. That choice chunk of San Fernando Valley real estate is now the Studio City Golf and Tennis Club, a 17-acre spread still owned by Fred Weddington's great-nephew and other relatives.
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November 3, 1990 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mann's Studio Theater in Studio City, one of only two operating single-screen theaters in the San Fernando Valley, will go dark in February, a victim of the burgeoning trend toward multi-screen complexes. But the 50-year-old landmark may be saved from the wrecking ball and restored to its original grandeur.
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January 30, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed senior housing project on part of the Studio City Golf and Tennis complex has led residents to protest the threatened loss of open space and recreational facilities in the densely developed community. The 240-unit independent living project for seniors would use four or five acres of the 17-acre golf and tennis center on Whitsett Avenue, likely requiring one hole of the nine-hole golf course to be relocated and eliminating many of the tennis courts, officials said.
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December 12, 1991 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of negotiations, Studio City's new bookstore has won consent from a residents group to replace a five-foot-tall stucco falcon head atop an old building with a single red star. In exchange, Bookstop/Bookstar Inc. agreed to scrap plans to remove the name Studio City from two signs on a prominent column and promised not to paint green- and peach-colored stripes on the building, an old movie theater that the new owners are converting. The issue might seem trivial.
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July 1, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all started with Great Uncle Fred. Half a century ago, the stubborn old banker had a mind to rent out the family farm. A rather bad deal in retrospect: $1,000 a month, regardless of inflation, for 50 years. That choice chunk of San Fernando Valley real estate is now the Studio City Golf and Tennis Club, a 17-acre spread still owned by Fred Weddington's great-nephew and other relatives.
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June 3, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN
Groundbreaking ceremonies for a larger, updated Studio City branch library will be held at 3:30 p.m. today. The new library at 4400 Babcock Ave. is scheduled to open sometime next year, said Rachel Conger, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles library system.
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May 30, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
A city zoning administrator Friday favored limiting the hours of operation for a large grocery market and drugstore planned for a 100,000-square-foot development at Vineland Avenue and Ventura Boulevard. Saying crime levels in the largely residential area are higher than the Los Angeles average, city Associate Zoning Administrator Leonard S. Levine said a 24-hour operation might be inappropriate and called for the anticipated operating hours to be 6 a.m. to midnight. Von Der Ahe Property Co.
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April 15, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a raucous meeting Monday punctuated by catcalls and applause, neighbors and business people testified for and against Universal Studios' proposed $2-billion, 25-year expansion plan in the final public-comment session by the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission. Film critic Leonard Maltin gave thumbs down to Universal's project, saying that crime, noise and traffic have dramatically worsened in the six years he has lived in Toluca Lake.
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November 20, 1996 | DADE HAYES
Although city zoning officials already have approved CBS Studio Center's plans to build a six-story parking garage as part of its expansion, the Studio City Residents Assn. is continuing its effort to negotiate a compromise with the studio and the city. At a neighborhood meeting Monday night, a list of four conditions passed a vote by a roughly 3-to-1 margin. The association, which has appealed the city's decision, plans to present the list to CBS and the city in the upcoming weeks.
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May 25, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY
Despite warnings that it is inviting a lawsuit, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to reject a proposal that would allow the construction of six luxury homes at the northern end of Hazelbrook Road. Buttressed by opposition from the Studio City Residents' Assn., Councilman Joel Wachs argued that the hilly property is too steep to accommodate more than two or three houses.
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June 3, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN
Groundbreaking ceremonies for a larger, updated Studio City branch library will be held at 3:30 p.m. today. The new library at 4400 Babcock Ave. is scheduled to open sometime next year, said Rachel Conger, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles library system.
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May 5, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving to polish commercial areas around two major San Fernando Valley streets, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted to create business improvement districts in Studio City and Canoga Park. Creation of the districts, approved by a majority of merchants in each area, allows businesses to assess themselves to pay for improved security, landscaping, marketing and storefront refurbishments over the next five years. The initiatives were hailed by politicians and local businesspeople.
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November 11, 1998 | HOLLY EDWARDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City Councilman Joel Wachs and two residents groups have joined in opposition to a property owner's proposal to build 13 houses on 14 acres of open space in the Studio City hills. Property owner Howard Stone is seeking approval from the city Planning Department to build a private road and emergency access into a small canyon that would allow him to construct homes on the property, said Tom Henry, planning deputy for Wachs. The Planning Department has not yet scheduled a hearing on the proposal.
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July 9, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
Although area residents were told two months ago that McDonald's had shown interest in building a restaurant at Coldwater Canyon Boulevard and Moorpark Avenue, a company representative said the fast-food chain has no plans to build in the neighborhood. "We don't have any plans to build in Studio City," Sandy Ayers, a McDonald's real estate representative, said Tuesday. "We looked, that's what our business is. I have looked at maybe 20 places in the San Fernando Valley."
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May 30, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
A city zoning administrator Friday favored limiting the hours of operation for a large grocery market and drugstore planned for a 100,000-square-foot development at Vineland Avenue and Ventura Boulevard. Saying crime levels in the largely residential area are higher than the Los Angeles average, city Associate Zoning Administrator Leonard S. Levine said a 24-hour operation might be inappropriate and called for the anticipated operating hours to be 6 a.m. to midnight. Von Der Ahe Property Co.
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February 23, 1995 | ED BOND
A homeowners association has scheduled a meeting with representatives of two Los Angeles city councilmen and city engineers tonight to voice objections to a $1.6-million plan to widen the Tujunga Avenue bridge in Studio City. City officials have said widening the bridge over the Los Angeles River just north of Ventura Boulevard is necessary to avoid traffic bottlenecks and to eliminate city liability if the narrow bridge were to cause an accident.
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April 6, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Los Angeles Councilmen John Ferraro and Joel Wachs say they agree with Studio City residents that the widening of the Tujunga Avenue Bridge over the Los Angeles River would make it a bridge too far. Last week, Ferraro and Wachs announced their opposition to the $1.6-million project, which the city Bureau of Engineering had proposed--initially to relieve a traffic bottleneck, then out of safety concerns.
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April 22, 1998 | TOM BECKER
Sprint PCS donated $5,000 on Tuesday to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles to help fund construction of the new Studio City branch library. The move comes as sort of a goodwill gesture between Sprint, which opened a retail store in Studio City in November, and its new neighbors and has left library officials smiling. "It was one of the most thrilling phone calls I've got in a long time," Ann Maupin, senior librarian at the present Studio City branch, said of the day she heard the news.
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February 1, 1998 | TOM BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Peter Herreira stood on the sidewalk of Ventura Boulevard, leaning against Noah's New York Bagels, smoking a Marlboro 100 and waiting for his ride. His friend Andy was supposed to pick him up at this very spot at 4 p.m. Now it was 4:12 and Herreira was on his second cigarette. Cars cruised slowly on the boulevard. "I like coming here, but sometimes," Herreira confessed, scanning the traffic for his friend through dark glasses, "I wish I could just walk."
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