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June 14, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This suburb of strip malls and hillside homes has never been exactly chummy with its ape-man namesake. In the 1930s, Tarzana's public library banned Tarzan books. It seems Tarzan and Jane had shared a few steamy nights in the jungle before they were married. In the 1960s, community leaders put the kibosh on an idea for a Tarzan museum, saying nobody would visit.
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December 20, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
The man whose 72-year-old mother was left behind in a crumpled car towed to a police impound lot said Wednesday that he remembers little about the car crash that killed her and put him in a hospital intensive care unit. From his hospital bed, Steven Williams, 48, of Paso Robles, Calif., said he has epilepsy and believes that he had a seizure in the moments before he slammed the car into a Tarzana strip mall Saturday morning.
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July 9, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
The Tarzana Property Owners Assn.'s recently elected officers will begin one-year terms during an installation dinner Sunday. The officers are Helen Itria Norman, president; Leonard Shaffer, first vice president; Irma Dobbyn, second vice president; Kathy Delle Donne, treasurer, and Elizabeth Tigar, secretary. For Norman, who has been an association member for 30 years, the upcoming term marks the second year in which she will serve as president.
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June 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey ruled Tuesday that the Frisky Kitty strip club in Tarzana can no longer allow nude dancing because the club is within 500 feet of an apartment building, a violation of city law. Roger Jon Diamond, an attorney for the club, said the Frisky Kitty will revert to a bikini club that serves alcohol, as it was before 2000. In its present incarnation, the club is prohibited from serving alcohol.
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September 17, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Taking an early step toward revitalizing the community named for Edgar Rice Burroughs' literary legend, the Tarzana Improvement Assn. will host a meeting Wednesday to discuss the creation of a business improvement district. Aimed primarily at commercial and residential property owners in Tarzana, the meeting will feature representatives from two consulting firms who will discuss the merits of an improvement district and the process by which such improvements can be made.
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November 7, 1997 | JOSE CARDENAS and DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When city officials asked if Charley Peetris would participate in a curbside recycling program targeting apartment complexes, he took 11 bins for his tenants. When a Department of Sanitation truck rolled into his parking lot Thursday, six of the bins--delivered just a week ago--were full. "Several [tenants] have stopped by to say they are glad we are doing this," said Peetris, manager of a Sherman Way complex.
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October 7, 2002 | DAVID PIERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of church groups, unions and community organizations rallied with political leaders in Tarzana on Sunday to urge voters to pass school and health care initiatives and to defeat secession efforts in next month's elections. Nearly 1,000 people attended the event, held at Temple Judea and sponsored by L.A. Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, a grass-roots organization seeking improved health care and reforms in education and immigration. Los Angeles Unified School District Supt.
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October 1, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
In the second such action in less than a month, the city's Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday upheld an appeal by the Tarzana Property Owners Assn. that requires Public Storage Inc. to stop renting moving trucks from a Burbank Boulevard self-storage facility. The decision was the latest setback for the company, which in September was prohibited by the board from renting trucks at a proposed facility on the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Vanalden Avenue.
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October 6, 1994 | KAY KWANGBO
At the corner of Vanalden Avenue and Rosita Street is a tiny patch of grass and shrubbery planted with a lone pine that has come to be known affectionately as "Frankel Park." Back in the late '60s, Tarzana homeowner leader Louise Frankel led an effort to transform the traffic island from a weedy mud pit into a landscaped spot where neighbors would gather for the annual Christmas tree lighting.
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December 16, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A toddler found without a pulse in a backyard spa Saturday was hospitalized in critical condition after being revived by paramedics, officials said. Family members discovered the 18-month-old girl shortly after noon floating in the spa at their Wynne Avenue home, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Bob Collis said. They pulled her out of the water, called 911 and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation with instructions from a fire dispatcher.
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September 25, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Tarzana man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of concealing about $400,000 in assets during a $20-million bankruptcy proceeding. Charly Sion Hagege, 57, was charged with making false statements to the bankruptcy court, concealing assets and using false Social Security numbers to open bank accounts in which he allegedly deposited money after filing for bankruptcy protection. The money was deposited into accounts in Luxembourg, Israel and Florida, according to the U.S.
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August 14, 2003 | Patricia Ward Biederman, Times Staff Writer
Attorney Karen Donahoe broke the news to her daughter gently. By the end of the month, Pages, the Tarzana shop that has kept 9-year-old Kate Donahoe and thousands of other children supplied with books, plans to close its doors. The news shocked and saddened the Encino third-grader: "How are we going to find books?" Kate wondered aloud. "If you ask them to help you at Barnes & Noble, they don't know who you are or what you like."
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November 21, 2002 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
As the leafy glen turns golden and bronze and lengthening autumn shadows fall over leftover Halloween pumpkins, the new legend of Sleepy Hollow is being written in Tarzana.
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October 7, 2002 | DAVID PIERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of church groups, unions and community organizations rallied with political leaders in Tarzana on Sunday to urge voters to pass school and health care initiatives and to defeat secession efforts in next month's elections. Nearly 1,000 people attended the event, held at Temple Judea and sponsored by L.A. Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, a grass-roots organization seeking improved health care and reforms in education and immigration. Los Angeles Unified School District Supt.
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December 16, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A toddler found without a pulse in a backyard spa Saturday was hospitalized in critical condition after being revived by paramedics, officials said. Family members discovered the 18-month-old girl shortly after noon floating in the spa at their Wynne Avenue home, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Bob Collis said. They pulled her out of the water, called 911 and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation with instructions from a fire dispatcher.
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November 30, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven-year-old Michael Gonzalez knew he wasn't supposed to bring toys to school. That's why the second-grader at Tarzana Elementary School made sure to tuck the tiny toy gun attached to a key chain deep into his sweatshirt pocket. But when the inch-long toy--about the size of a pink school eraser--fell from a hole in his pocket and his classmates told a playground staffer, Michael knew he was going to get into trouble. Scared, Michael wrapped the toy in a piece of aluminum foil to hide it.
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August 26, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The way Sam Schiffman looks at it, it's never too late to try to make a difference. Schiffman, who admits that he only heard about a storage company's plans to build a 40,000-square-foot storage facility at Ventura Boulevard and Vanalden Avenue last week, has begun a petition drive he hopes will spark community opposition to the project. "I haven't found anyone who is for this proposal. Everyone is against it," said Schiffman, 68, a real estate agent and Tarzana resident for 31 years.
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April 10, 1999 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mountain lions are often spotted in hilly residential neighborhoods throughout the San Fernando Valley, so Judy Mitchell wasn't exactly surprised when she saw one walking along her street Thursday evening. Neither were her neighbors nor animal control officers, who say it's a common occurrence in the local mountains, where the animals have lived long before houses were constructed.
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November 29, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday, as a result of a court ruling, to hold a new hearing on the disputed permit for an adult entertainment club in Tarzana as a result of a court ruling. When the owners of Dino's Victory Roadhouse were denied permission to convert a bikini bar into a topless club in 1999, the court ruled that the city had to provide evidence that other sites can be reasonably found that comply with city codes.
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