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July 24, 1989 | CAROL JUSTINE HUEBNER, Carol Justine Huebner lives in Hacienda Heights.
We live on Skyline Drive at the top of Turnbull Canyon, the area in the Puente Hills devastated by fire on July 3. Before the fire, our house was one of three on the canyon side of the road; now we're the only one left. I've lost my neighbors. Not so much the people; most of them, fortunately, are still here, and the others may return and rebuild. But I feel deserted by an equally important neighbor, the canyon itself. It's gone.
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September 24, 1989 | IRENE CHANG, Times Staff Writer
Owners of 14 homes that were destroyed by a July 3 brush fire in Hacienda Heights may be breathing a sigh of relief. The area, 1,500 acres of charred fruit orchards and upper-middle-class homes, has just been declared a disaster area by the U.S. Small Business Administration, making homeowners eligible for loans to repair the damage.
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September 24, 1989 | IRENE CHANG, Times Staff Writer
Owners of 14 homes that were destroyed by a July 3 brush fire in Hacienda Heights may be breathing a sigh of relief. The area, 1,500 acres of charred fruit orchards and upper-middle-class homes, has just been declared a disaster area by the U.S. Small Business Administration, making homeowners eligible for loans to repair the damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1989 | CAROL JUSTINE HUEBNER, Carol Justine Huebner lives in Hacienda Heights.
We live on Skyline Drive at the top of Turnbull Canyon, the area in the Puente Hills devastated by fire on July 3. Before the fire, our house was one of three on the canyon side of the road; now we're the only one left. I've lost my neighbors. Not so much the people; most of them, fortunately, are still here, and the others may return and rebuild. But I feel deserted by an equally important neighbor, the canyon itself. It's gone.
NEWS
July 4, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON and JAMES M. GOMEZ, Times Staff Writers
A swirling brush fire, fed by erratic winds, raged out of control in the Puente Hills north of Whittier on Monday, destroying at least 15 homes, damaging several others and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. Los Angeles County fire officials said they would not know exactly how many structures had been destroyed or damaged until the blaze is brought under control and they could provide no estimate of when that might be. No serious injuries were reported.
NEWS
July 5, 1989 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
On Tuesday, the folks who had waited out the Battle of Turnbull Canyon crept back up the steep roads toward home--what they hoped was still home--to count their losses or their blessings. Flame and smoke had made them refugees from their own houses on Monday. In the uncertainty of the night, they could only imagine what was happening up on that ridge, along that rustic Hacienda Heights canyon where they lived.
NEWS
July 6, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Walt Scheuerell was down on his hands and knees in the ditch beside Turnbull Canyon Road, pawing through the loose dirt. It was hot and it was dusty, and the sweat was trickling down his face. "We still haven't found anything," the burly, 49-year-old arson investigator said. "We'll keep looking."
NEWS
July 4, 1989 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Three weeks ago, Charlene Lewis gave birth to an 8-pound, 12-ounce boy named Jordan. On Monday afternoon, she went horseback riding. Bareback. She had not planned it that way. But when Lewis heard that flames were threatening her new home off Turnbull Canyon in Hacienda Heights, her first thought was of her chestnut mare, Roosandra. Lewis is 21 and Roosandra 20. "We grew up together," Lewis said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 17-year-old who was apparently killed and then dragged four miles by a car to Hacienda Heights was identified Tuesday as Gloria Gaxiola of Baldwin Park. Sheriff's investigators said they believe Gaxiola was killed near Turnbull Canyon Road and Skyline Drive and dragged to Colima Road and Hacienda Boulevard. Someone saw her body early Saturday and called the California Highway Patrol. Sheriff's spokesman Richard Weston said the family initially asked that Gaxiola's name not be released.
NEWS
July 17, 1986
Arson was believed to be the cause of four small brush fires that started within one mile of each other in the Hacienda Heights area. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Norbert Kochner said a county fire helicopter sighted flares that had apparently been tossed into the dried brush near Colima Road and Hacienda Boulevard. Other fires in the area were located at Colima and Casino Drive, Turnbull Canyon Road and Skyline Drive and Turnbull Canyon and Oak Canyon roads.
NEWS
July 6, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Walt Scheuerell was down on his hands and knees in the ditch beside Turnbull Canyon Road, pawing through the loose dirt. It was hot and it was dusty, and the sweat was trickling down his face. "We still haven't found anything," the burly, 49-year-old arson investigator said. "We'll keep looking."
NEWS
July 5, 1989 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
On Tuesday, the folks who had waited out the Battle of Turnbull Canyon crept back up the steep roads toward home--what they hoped was still home--to count their losses or their blessings. Flame and smoke had made them refugees from their own houses on Monday. In the uncertainty of the night, they could only imagine what was happening up on that ridge, along that rustic Hacienda Heights canyon where they lived.
NEWS
July 4, 1989 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Three weeks ago, Charlene Lewis gave birth to an 8-pound, 12-ounce boy named Jordan. On Monday afternoon, she went horseback riding. Bareback. She had not planned it that way. But when Lewis heard that flames were threatening her new home off Turnbull Canyon in Hacienda Heights, her first thought was of her chestnut mare, Roosandra. Lewis is 21 and Roosandra 20. "We grew up together," Lewis said.
NEWS
July 4, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON and JAMES M. GOMEZ, Times Staff Writers
A swirling brush fire, fed by erratic winds, raged out of control in the Puente Hills north of Whittier on Monday, destroying at least 15 homes, damaging several others and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. Los Angeles County fire officials said they would not know exactly how many structures had been destroyed or damaged until the blaze is brought under control and they could provide no estimate of when that might be. No serious injuries were reported.
NEWS
July 13, 1989
Investigators from the county Fire Department and sheriff's arson team investigating the July 3 Puente Hills fire say it appears that the devastating blaze may have been deliberately set. "There isn't any way that could have started accidentally," said fire Capt. Stan Hook "Our investigators are still looking for a device.
NEWS
November 19, 1987
The U. S. Postal Service has announced plans to build a $61.5-million mail-processing facility to replace its facility on Don Julian Road. The 462,000-square-foot facility, to open in the fall of 1990, will be on a 30.7-acre site north of Gale Avenue near Turnbull Canyon Road. Postal officials said more space is needed because the area's population and mail volume have grown.
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