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April 13, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the early 1920s, people have been stopping at the top of Topanga Canyon Boulevard to take in the spectacular view of the San Fernando Valley. The popular lookout three miles south of Ventura Boulevard recently received a face-lift that not only makes it safer but more appealing. Gone is the gravel lot with its potholes and precarious entrance off the busy, two-lane road.
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January 8, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
It's designed to restrain it. Then drain it. And -- with any luck -- retrain it. That's why there are high hopes that Malibu's most challenging cliff will be tamed by a new high-tech retaining wall. Workers last week finished nearly two years of construction on the $5-million slope-stabilization system above the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
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February 3, 1995 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ending a three-week nightmare of early morning commuting for Topanga residents, Topanga Canyon Boulevard reopens to 24-hour through traffic tonight. The road has been closed to residents for nearly eight hours daily--from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.--the time allotted for construction crews to work on $2-million worth of repairs necessary because of damage from the Jan. 10 rainstorm.
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March 15, 2001 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A conservation group has decided to buy 1,659 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains for parkland, clearing the way for the largest coastal-area acquisition there in two decades. There are spectacular ocean views in the mountainous parcel and rare species such as the horned lizard and the Santa Monica Mountains dudleya plant. It is also habitat for threatened species such as the California gnatcatcher and Braunton's milk-vetch.
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April 24, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe - now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains, and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.
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May 24, 1989
Two people died and two were injured Tuesday in separate traffic accidents on a half-mile stretch of Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Chatsworth, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Bruce Rhind, 32, of Chatsworth died after the Chevrolet Camaro he was driving became pinned under a large truck about 11:15 a.m., Officer Jim Thompson said. Eight vehicles, including the truck, were damaged in the unusual chain-reaction crash, caused by a truck rolling backwards out of control. The truck, loaded with ice cream mix, was headed north when its drive shaft snapped on a grade just south of the Simi Valley Freeway, severing the brake lines.
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January 24, 1992 | LORNA FERNANDES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Planning Commission set aside objections from the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization on Thursday and approved construction of Gateway Plaza, a major Ventura Boulevard complex consisting of three office towers ranging from 10 to 13 stories tall. Three commissioners unanimously voted against an appeal filed by the homeowner organization, which was not represented at the meeting at the Van Nuys Woman's Club.
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May 11, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harvey Melamed has driven Topanga Canyon Boulevard from his home in Woodland Hills to work in Simi Valley for five years and every year, he says, the potholes have sunk deeper and the pavement has run rougher. The pitted road wore away at his shock absorbers and his tolerance. Finally, Melamed became so enraged that he called Los Angeles city officials to ask that the road be repaired.
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March 15, 2001 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A conservation group has decided to buy 1,659 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains for parkland, clearing the way for the largest coastal-area acquisition there in two decades. There are spectacular ocean views in the mountainous parcel and rare species such as the horned lizard and the Santa Monica Mountains dudleya plant. It is also habitat for threatened species such as the California gnatcatcher and Braunton's milk-vetch.
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December 25, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A motorcycle rider was killed Sunday morning when his bike struck a curb on Topanga Canyon Boulevard at the end of a winding stretch of road that neighbors say invites traffic accidents. Yaacov Fitoussi, 25, of Reseda was heading into the canyon when he was flung from his motorcycle at the intersection of the boulevard and Ybarra Road, said Officer M. Lopez of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division.
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December 25, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A motorcycle rider was killed Sunday morning when his bike struck a curb on Topanga Canyon Boulevard at the end of a winding stretch of road that neighbors say invites traffic accidents. Yaacov Fitoussi, 25, of Reseda was heading into the canyon when he was flung from his motorcycle at the intersection of the boulevard and Ybarra Road, said Officer M. Lopez of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division.
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April 13, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the early 1920s, people have been stopping at the top of Topanga Canyon Boulevard to take in the spectacular view of the San Fernando Valley. The popular lookout three miles south of Ventura Boulevard recently received a face-lift that not only makes it safer but more appealing. Gone is the gravel lot with its potholes and precarious entrance off the busy, two-lane road.
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April 5, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles could ease congestion along Topanga Canyon Boulevard by squeezing more lanes into the roadway and improving traffic lights, officials said Tuesday. The problem: The state of California controls the road, has just spent $6 million to repave it in the San Fernando Valley, and opposes narrowing the lanes for safety reasons. The proposed solution: The city takes control of the stretch between the Ronald Reagan and Ventura freeways, and makes whatever improvements it sees fit.
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April 5, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city could ease congestion along Topanga Canyon Boulevard by squeezing more lanes into the roadway and improving traffic lights, officials said Tuesday. The problem: The state of California controls the road, has just spent $6 million to repave it in the San Fernando Valley, and opposes narrowing the lanes for safety reasons. The proposed solution: The city takes control of the stretch between the Ronald Reagan and Ventura freeways, and makes whatever improvements it sees fit.
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October 6, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The female roommate of a man found buried in a shallow grave last week--who is a fugitive on unrelated embezzlement charges--is now being sought for questioning in the homicide, authorities said Monday. Christina Marie White, 29--who also uses the name Timi Vaughn--is not now a suspect in the homicide case but detectives believe she "may have knowledge about the murder," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Martin Rodriguez.
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February 3, 1995 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ending a three-week nightmare of early morning commuting for Topanga residents, Topanga Canyon Boulevard reopens to 24-hour through traffic tonight. The road has been closed to residents for nearly eight hours daily--from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.--the time allotted for construction crews to work on $2-million worth of repairs necessary because of damage from the Jan. 10 rainstorm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles could ease congestion along Topanga Canyon Boulevard by squeezing more lanes into the roadway and improving traffic lights, officials said Tuesday. The problem: The state of California controls the road, has just spent $6 million to repave it in the San Fernando Valley, and opposes narrowing the lanes for safety reasons. The proposed solution: The city takes control of the stretch between the Ronald Reagan and Ventura freeways, and makes whatever improvements it sees fit.
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October 6, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The female roommate of a man found buried in a shallow grave last week--who is a fugitive on unrelated embezzlement charges--is now being sought for questioning in the homicide, authorities said Monday. Christina Marie White, 29--who also uses the name Timi Vaughn--is not now a suspect in the homicide case but detectives believe she "may have knowledge about the murder," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Martin Rodriguez.
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February 2, 1995 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day begins before dawn when the alarm goes off and my husband starts chanting, "I better get going. I better get going," as if the words themselves will propel him out of bed. * No, he doesn't punch a time clock. And his boss is no early bird himself. It's that Caltrans shuts down Topanga Canyon Boulevard to Pacific Coast Highway just south of Topanga's town center for daylong repairs at 7:30 a.m., thanks to the recent storms that washed away two parts of the mountainous road.
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January 20, 1995 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Motorists in Topanga Canyon are learning to get an early start on their workday. * Not because they want to miss the morning commuter rush--but because they want to catch it. If Los Angeles-bound canyon residents have not squeezed past a pair of major washouts on Topanga Canyon Boulevard by 7:30 a.m. they have to wait eight hours before they get another chance. Otherwise, they face a 35-mile detour through the San Fernando Valley that adds an extra 1 1/2 hours to the drive to Downtown.
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