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May 26, 1985
A 28-year-old Studio City man was listed in critical condition Saturday night following the crash of his motorcycle on a Moorpark road, authorities said. The motorcyclist, whose identity was not immediately available, was taken to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks and admitted to the intensive care unit with head injuries. Lt. Joe Harwell of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said the man apparently was trying to pass on the right side of another vehicle at about 4:30 p.m.
December 16, 1995
A Sportsmen's Lodge official said this week that the owner plans to keep the restaurant and banquet facility in Studio City for the long term. At a meeting of the Studio City Residents Assn. earlier this week, Sportsmen's Lodge manager Victor Wong said the restaurant has a lease to the year 2000, and an option to extend it five years. Residents association president Tony Lucente said, "The membership responded very positively to the news.
January 28, 1988
Construction of a disputed, $15-million Studio City shopping center began Wednesday, and its developer predicted it will cause no traffic problems. Builder Herbert Piken told about 75 people at the ground breaking for his "Center at Coldwater" that the project has been reduced and redesigned to minimize its effect on neighbors. The project is being built at the southwest corner of Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue, at the site of the defunct Tail O' the Cock restaurant.
March 11, 1992 | HENRY CHU
Vandals spray-painted more than three-dozen black swastikas on a vacant Studio City house in the third hate crime reported in the San Fernando Valley within a week, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. The newly constructed residence in the 4300 block of Rhodes Avenue was vandalized between noon Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday, when a real estate agent found the graffiti, Police Lt. Ron LaRue said. Police counted 37 black swastikas painted on walls and windows.
A Studio City carwash, once the subject of a spirited campaign by neighbors who wanted it declared an official Los Angeles cultural landmark, will wash its last car this weekend. Pat Galati, who operates the 28-year-old carwash and adjoining Unocal gas station at Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards, said Saturday will be the carwash's last day of operation. The gas station will shut down at the close of business Sunday night, he said. "It's over," Galati said Tuesday.
Emmy-winning actor MICHAEL RICHARDS, who played Kramer on "Seinfeld," has put his Studio City home of six years on the market at $799,000. "He loves the house. He put so much into it. But he's moving on," said listing agent Linda Tow. Richards has had another home in the L.A. area for some time, other sources say, but he has been reluctant to sell the Studio City house, which he extensively remodeled. Richards, 48, was raised in Van Nuys. He began performing stand-up comedy in L.A.
July 7, 1996 | Scott Harris
It was 9:30 a.m. on the 220th anniversary of America's birth, and in a certain neighborhood in Studio City, the air was charged with the pursuit of happiness. Here at the home of Michael and Karen Morin, parade preparations were in full swing. On a walkway lined with tiny Old Glories, neighborhood kids--including the Morins' Nick, Casey and Marissa--decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons and baby strollers in red, white and blue crepe paper.
January 4, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Songwriter, singer and former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has sold her home in Studio City for $6.3 million. Built in 1923, the 7,600-square-foot French chateau-style house was renovated and expanded by DioGuardi and her husband, home builder Mike McCuddy. The five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home sits on 3 acres with an infinity pool and a hot tub. Features include a 23-foot-tall stone fireplace, herringbone walnut floors and a sauna. DioGuardi, 42, was on the panel of "American Idol" for two seasons starting in 2009 and a judge on "Platinum Hit" in 2011.
June 1, 1986
Ground has been broken for a $6.5-million, 34,000-square-foot office building at 4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, being developed by LMC Investments of Glendale. The building will have three floors plus a penthouse. Completion is scheduled in December.
July 1, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
A Studio City residents association has offered to provide the California Department of Transportation with volunteer manpower to help clean up an unkept stretch of the Ventura Freeway in Studio City. Members of the Studio City Residents Assn. said that if Caltrans will provide the equipment, they will mount a volunteer effort to cut down overgrown weeds and pick up trash along the freeway's course through Studio City.
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