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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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January 2, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
The bargain hunters jockey gingerly for a spot to park their luxury sedans and SUVs along Brewster Drive, a winding road in the hills of Tarzana. It's a woodsy neighborhood of large homes behind wrought-iron gates, and more than two dozen shoppers are here to bid for a piece of it. Housing auctions are plentiful these days, including builders' closeouts that lure hundreds of bidders to hotel ballrooms and public sales of foreclosures on...
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October 13, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Temple Judea in Tarzana installs Donald Goor as senior rabbi this week, the Reform congregation will become the country's largest mainstream synagogue to have an openly gay man as its spiritual leader. The liberal Reform branch of Judaism dropped religious barriers to ordaining gay and lesbian rabbis seven years ago, but only a few congregations have picked gay clergy for assistant or senior pulpit posts, according to rabbinical estimates.
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September 11, 2009 | Alan Zarembo
Tarzana Treatment Center, the largest publicly funded provider of drug rehabilitation in Los Angeles County, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars beyond what the law allows to lease buildings from its own executives and board members over the last year, according to a report by county auditors. The review was ordered by county supervisors in June after a Times story revealed that executives at the nonprofit receive compensation that is unusually high for the industry and benefit from other lucrative financial arrangements.
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October 24, 2004 | Susan Carrier, Special to The Times
City dwellers yearning for the country life might find what they are looking for in Melody Acres. Zoned residential/agricultural, the Tarzana neighborhood of nearly 300 homes on large lots borders the 101 Freeway and offers such perks as early-morning wake-up service from resident roosters. * Country in the Valley Two other San Fernando Valley neighborhoods, Walnut Acres and College Acres, also have retained their residential/agricultural zoning status.
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September 11, 2009 | Alan Zarembo
Tarzana Treatment Center, the largest publicly funded provider of drug rehabilitation in Los Angeles County, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars beyond what the law allows to lease buildings from its own executives and board members over the last year, according to a report by county auditors. The review was ordered by county supervisors in June after a Times story revealed that executives at the nonprofit receive compensation that is unusually high for the industry and benefit from other lucrative financial arrangements.
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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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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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January 18, 2008 | Jack Leonard and Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writers
Anti-Semitic scrawlings on residential walls were discovered over a two-mile area of Tarzana on Thursday morning, raising anxiety in the predominantly Jewish neighborhood and triggering a hate-crime investigation by police. Residents of the upscale neighborhood just south of Ventura Boulevard awoke to find swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted in red on four perimeter walls, police said.
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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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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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October 24, 2004 | Susan Carrier, Special to The Times
City dwellers yearning for the country life might find what they are looking for in Melody Acres. Zoned residential/agricultural, the Tarzana neighborhood of nearly 300 homes on large lots borders the 101 Freeway and offers such perks as early-morning wake-up service from resident roosters. * Country in the Valley Two other San Fernando Valley neighborhoods, Walnut Acres and College Acres, also have retained their residential/agricultural zoning status.
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October 17, 2003 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
A Tarzana man pleaded guilty for his role in an $11-million scheme in which he and co-conspirators acquired companies and then used their lines of credit to buy enormous amounts of merchandise before filing for bankruptcy. Valery Vasserman, 57, pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to charges that included conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud.
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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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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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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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June 12, 2003 | Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writer
Members of the Beith David Educational Center in Tarzana know the city requires a minimum number of parking spaces at houses of worship, but they figured it may make an exception in the center's case. As Orthodox Jews, Beith David members don't drive to synagogue on the Sabbath; they walk.
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