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March 27, 2013 | KTLA-TV
A 72-year-old gardener was found dead in the backyard pool of a Sunland home, and police believe it was a drowning. The renter of the single-family home in the 10900 block of Meseta Drive near Orcas Avenue came home around 6 p.m. Tuesday and saw his gardener's truck parked outside. Around 9 p.m., when he left for the store, he noticed the truck was was still there, but there was no sign of the gardener. He asked neighbors who also use the gardener, and they indicated they had not seen him. Authorities say the gardener's family was called, and his son and daughter rushed over to the house and started searching for him along with neighbors.
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April 2, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A lightning strike in Sunland left more than 700 people without electricity Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said.  The outage was reported Wednesday around 3 p.m. after lines were knocked down by the lightning, officials said. Television news footage showed downed lines near Sunland Boulevard and Oro Vista Avenue. The DPW said on its Twitter account Wednesday night that crews were working as quickly as possible to restore power in the area.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
In a step taken with little fanfare but nonetheless significant for Sunland-Tujunga residents, a Los Angeles City Council committee on Tuesday approved a blueprint for growth along Foothill Boulevard. The Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved the Foothill Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan, a plan to attract higher-quality businesses to the boulevard and to restrict new apartment buildings to a few specified areas.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2013
Not only is watermelon one of summer's sweetest and most satisfying treats, it's also the star of the 52nd Watermelon Festival, which relocated from Sunland to the Rose Bowl this year. Eat as much delicious farmers market fresh watermelon as you can stomach, while taking in cooking demonstrations and a variety of fun live performances. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fri., noon to 10 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $10. (818) 353-4554; lionswatermelonfestival.com .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
Most criminals are remorseful about what they've done after they're arrested. But, while robbing 13 fast-food restaurants along Foothill Boulevard, Edgardo Worthington of Sunland was sorry during every one of his crimes, Los Angeles police said. Allegedly robbing a string of pizza parlors, McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken eateries and doughnut shops during a period of several months, Worthington would apologize to startled cashiers again and again, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1986
A Tujunga man who threatened patrons of a Sunland bar was shot and killed by the bar's owner, Los Angeles police said Sunday. Robert Paul Schneider, 44, was thrown out of the Pit Stop Bar and Grill about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after he argued with other patrons, Sgt. William Figueroa said. Schneider returned to the bar, in the 7900 block of Foothill Boulevard, an hour later with a handgun, Figueroa said. The bar's owner, J. F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1986 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
A controversial Northridge live-in center for autistic youths that was closed a month ago when an arsonist set it on fire will reopen in Sunland, state officials said Monday. Operators of the Behavior Research Institute will relocate to a quiet hillside neighborhood, ending a six-year dispute over the use of aversive therapy in a residential area near California State University, Northridge.
OPINION
February 9, 1992
Rumor has it that the Republican Party is planning to trade David Duke to the Democrats for Jerry Brown and three other political liabilities to be named later. PAUL PUMPIAN, Sunland
REAL ESTATE
May 18, 1986
The Sunland Housing Group and TCS Enterprises, both San Diego-based companies, have announced a $20-million joint-venture project, with Sunland as the builder and TCS providing the financing. The venture will entail construction and sale of 181 single-family homes in the Reche Canyon enclave between Grand Terrace and Loma Linda. The homes are expected to be priced under $100,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1995
Two minor earthquakes rattled the same area of the San Fernando Valley within five hours of each other Friday, Caltech seismologists reported. The temblors both occurred seven miles north of Sunland. The first, a magnitude 3.3, was reported at 12:37 p.m. The second, at 4:50 p.m., registered 3.2. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | KTLA-TV
A 72-year-old gardener was found dead in the backyard pool of a Sunland home, and police believe it was a drowning. The renter of the single-family home in the 10900 block of Meseta Drive near Orcas Avenue came home around 6 p.m. Tuesday and saw his gardener's truck parked outside. Around 9 p.m., when he left for the store, he noticed the truck was was still there, but there was no sign of the gardener. He asked neighbors who also use the gardener, and they indicated they had not seen him. Authorities say the gardener's family was called, and his son and daughter rushed over to the house and started searching for him along with neighbors.
OPINION
December 5, 2012
Re "Safe peanut butter, and more," Editorial, Nov. 29 As someone who has eaten several brands of peanut butter made at the now-shuttered Sunland Inc. plant in Portales, N.M., I easily could have been one of the 40-plus people sickened by the salmonella-tainted peanut butter the plant sent out. The blame for not fully implementing last year's Food Safety Modernization Act may rest with E. coli conservatives in the Republican Party, so-called...
OPINION
November 29, 2012
The bins of peanuts outside were uncovered, food safety inspectors reported, allowing birds to do on them what birds do. Employees failed to wash their hands regularly or to practice other basic hygiene. Salmonella was found in dozens of locations throughout the plant, which had shipped jars of peanut butter even though its own tests showed they were tainted with the potentially deadly bacteria. After more than 40 people were sickened, the plant closed voluntarily in September and the company's products were recalled.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
The peanut butter recall that started this past weekend with a salmonella-linked product sold at Trader Joe's has now been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and almond butters, according to producer Sunland Inc. The New Mexico-based company manufactured and packaged the Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter that regulators have since connected to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states, including California. Sunland this week said its voluntary recall now also includes 76 varieties of almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products.
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December 29, 2011 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
An arson suspect was arrested in Hollywood after allegedly setting three fires that caused significant property damage early Thursday morning. Authorities say Samuel Arrington, 22, of Sunland torched a vehicle and set trash ablaze along a five-block stretch of Sunset Boulevard. It is estimated the fires caused more than $100,000 in damage, said Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jaime Moore. The first blaze, in a dumpster at Poinsettia Place and Sunset Boulevard, broke out at 1:12 a.m. Around the same time, firefighters received a call about a car ablaze in the carport of an apartment building at 1434 N. Fuller Ave. Firefighters rescued the 20 occupants of the 10-unit complex.
HOME & GARDEN
March 9, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The longtime residence of the late singer, songwriter and producer Delaney Bramlett is on the market in Sunland at $769,000. Dubbed Delaney's Rock-n-Roll Ranch, the acre property includes a 1,638-square-foot home, stable space for four horses, a tack room and a swimming pool. The house, built in 1935, has mountain views, a garage recording studio, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Bramlett, who died in 2008 at 69, worked with rock and blues greats such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Leon Russell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1988
A Sunland man who admitted running a stop sign and killing a motorcyclist was sentenced Friday to two years in California Youth Authority custody. James Dean Brown, 19, pleaded guilty last month to vehicular manslaughter in the Feb. 9 death of Jeffery Allen Ulveling, 29, of Sunland. Brown left the scene of the accident and arrested when he returned a short time later, Los Angeles police said.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
The peanut butter recall that started this past weekend with a salmonella-linked product sold at Trader Joe's has now been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and almond butters, according to producer Sunland Inc. The New Mexico-based company manufactured and packaged the Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter that regulators have since connected to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states, including California. Sunland this week said its voluntary recall now also includes 76 varieties of almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2011 | By Melanie Hicken, Los Angeles Times
Glendale will pay $1.7 million to a man who was wrongly detained for eight months as part of a murder investigation, city officials said Monday. The settlement with Edmond Ovasapyan, which was finalized Friday, ends a long-standing lawsuit against the city and includes a $1.31-million judgment awarded by a jury and most of the legal fees he incurred. "We would have obviously wanted a different outcome," City Atty. Scott Howard said. "The matter is now concluded and everyone hopes we can move on. " A jury in February determined that Ovasapyan of Sunland had been wrongly imprisoned for eight months while the Los Angeles County district attorney's office decided whether to file charges against him in the 2005 shooting death of Glendale resident Christopher Shahnazari, 21. Ovasapyan's attorney, Mark Geragos, has criticized the city for drawing out the case, pointing out that the City Council previously rejected a $400,000 settlement offer.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2010
Sunland-Tujunga's 49th annual Watermelon Festival kicks off another year with dozens of activities including carnival rides, a petting zoo, free watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests, clowns, laser tag, waterslides, live music and a vendor village. Catch the melon-themed entertainment daily through Sunday. Sunland Park Recreation Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland. 5-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11:30 p.m. Sat., noon-10:30 p.m. Sun. $2. (818) 353-4554. http://www.lionswatermelonfestival.
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