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September 5, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
When the "Sons of Anarchy" motorcycle club swerves around the mangled debris of a car crash, then wheels over a dismembered chain-link fence as its members do in the Season 3 opener of the hit FX show Tuesday, it isn't the derring-do of stuntmen. The faces of "Jax," "Opie" and the rest of Sons' motley cast are all clearly visible as they bully their way through the streets on mix-and-match Harley-Davidsons ridden by the actors themselves. Not bad for a bunch of guys who barely knew how to ride two years ago. Charlie Hunnam, who plays the pretty-faced bad boy Jax, had done only "a tiny bit of riding," he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1997
Better late than never. Although Los Angeles officials have known about hazardous drainage and engineering problems along La Tuna Canyon Road east of Sun Valley since at least 1970, it took five lives, 27 years and nearly $3 million in settlements before those problems were fixed. Last week, the City Council banned heavy trucks on a section of La Tuna Canyon--the latest move in a long-overdue package of measures designed to make the road safer for motorists.
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March 13, 2000
A North Hollywood man collapsed and died during a Sunday hike with his family in La Tuna Canyon, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said. Neither the cause of death nor the man's identity were immediately known, Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The 55-year-old and his family had been hiking in the rugged canyon for about two hours when he collapsed about 2 p.m., Humphrey said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995
The body of a teen-age girl was found dumped alongside La Tuna Canyon Road early Thursday morning, Los Angeles police said. The remains of the girl, whose identity remained unknown Thursday, were spotted by motorists on La Tuna Canyon about half a mile west of the Foothill Freeway, said LAPD Detective Frank Bishop of the Foothill Division. There were no obvious signs of trauma to her body.
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November 5, 1988
A Baldwin Park man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a utility pole on a curving road in Sun Valley, Los Angeles police said Friday. Jose Molina, 45, was killed shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday when he was thrown off his motorcycle after losing control while riding east on La Tuna Canyon Road near Elben Avenue, police said. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which is under investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1997
A reluctant Los Angeles City Council approved a 34-home development in La Tuna Canyon's scenic hills Friday after city lawyers said a 1993 lawsuit settlement requires the city to either approve the project or allow even more homes to be built on the site. The 10-1 vote was intended to end a 12-year dispute in the quiet rural community. But neighbors immediately said they would sue to halt the development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1997
A reluctant Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a 34-home development in the scenic hills of La Tuna Canyon after city lawyers said a 1993 lawsuit settlement requires the city to either approve the project or allow even more homes to be built on the site. The 10-1 vote was intended to end a messy 12-year dispute in the quiet rural community. But neighbors immediately said they would sue to halt the development.
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April 19, 1986
The Los Angeles City Council Friday granted a variance for a rock-crushing operation designed to remove an unsightly 35-foot-high mound of earthen material from a site off the Foothill Freeway in Sunland-Tujunga. Councilman Howard Finn urged the council to grant the variance, saying the 80,000 cubic yards of material on La Tuna Canyon Road has been an eyesore in his East Valley district since it was illegally dumped there in 1981 by a contractor for a county sewer project.
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March 7, 2009
A 53-year-old woman who had barricaded herself in her La Tuna Canyon home in Sun Valley was fatally shot by police Friday after she walked out of her home with a gun, authorities said. The woman, who was locked in a standoff with police for more than 16 hours, stepped outside about 12:30 p.m., raised a handgun and was shot by an officer, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera. The woman, whose identity was not released, was taken to a nearby hospital.
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November 18, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
When members of the Adopt-A-Canyon program were looking for someone to help them clean up the thousands of tires and tons of scrap metal being illegally dumped in La Tuna Canyon, the last place they expected help from was a company that dumps trash. But it was Browning-Ferris Industries, one of the Southland's largest waste disposal firms, that came to the rescue. On Thursday, BFI and conservation groups announced a joint effort to adopt the canyon in order to restore it to its pristine state.
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