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August 9, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA and JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
New mother Betty Rivas can't imagine juggling school, work and her baby daughter without the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center in Val Verde. The 16-year-old has no car and little money. If the clinic were to close, she and 2-month-old Vanessa would have to travel 25 miles by bus to the county-operated Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar to receive medical care. Her job and her classes at Saugus High School would be disrupted every time her baby needed a checkup or a shot.
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June 2, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Val Verde man who poured gasoline on his ex-girlfriend and set her on fire was found guilty Wednesday of attempted first-degree murder and could spend the rest of his life in prison. A Van Nuys Superior Court jury deliberated for about two days before finding Johnny Mack Finney, 39, guilty of attempted murder and four lesser charges stemming from the Aug. 1, 1993, attack on Janice Johnson, 31, at her Val Verde home, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Linda Greenberg.
NEWS
March 2, 1994 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The beauty queens and bronze musclemen have become grandparents, their brief moments of glory now legends told and retold at family gatherings. Weekends and holidays pass by, but the people with picnic baskets and blankets and laughter no longer fill the space carved for them to help ease the pain. No pimply faced teen-agers dance the "Hully Gully" to a nickel jukebox at the park clubhouse; no society women hold "fellowship dinners."
REAL ESTATE
August 5, 1990 | SHARON L. WARZOCHA, Warzocha is Valencia free-lance writer
Twenty years ago, Edwin Seth Brown chose the tiny Santa Clarita Valley town of Val Verde for his home. A manager and consultant in the entertainment industry, Brown has traveled the world since age 13 when he went on his first tour as a dancer. "In all my travels, I never saw a spot that was a prettier place to live than Val Verde," Brown said. "I also like its closeness to Los Angeles. With LAX, I can be in almost any part of the world within a 10-hour plane flight."
HOME & GARDEN
June 2, 2005 | Ann Herold, Times Staff Writer
The perfectly clipped hedges at Montecito's Val Verde estate still bristle with authority, impossibly long lines of them, not a breach in sight. The 110-year-old camellias haven't stirred from their posts beside a reflecting pool, and the citrus trees are still cut into the pleasing cubes that garden designer Lockwood De Forest Jr. envisioned playing off the geometry of the breakthrough 1910 Modernist house. It's a miracle, really.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Frank Godden, who played a significant role in the development of Val Verde, a secluded and long-closed local resort community known as "the black Palm Springs," has died. He was 101. Godden, who had cancer, died Aug. 3 at his Los Angeles home, his family announced. Val Verde was founded in 1924 in the Santa Clarita Valley at a time when the region's black citizens were barred from beaches, parks and other attractions because of the color of their skin. There they could escape racism, if only for a weekend.
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August 2, 1989
A Val Verde man opened fire from a stopped car Tuesday and fatally shot his brother-in-law, who was in a parked pickup truck next to the car, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported. Arnulfo Herrera, 50, of Val Verde died at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia several hours after the 5 p.m. shooting, Sgt. Jim Curtis said. Herrera was shot three times in the upper body, Curtis said. Authorities were searching for Juan Jose Sanchez Luviano, 23, the suspected gunman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1985
A 27-year-old Val Verde man was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting at a helicopter that was on an instructional flight near his home. Daniel Dealba fired a single rifle shot at the helicopter but did not hit it, said Sgt. Carle Goyen of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. Dealba was being held on $15,000 bail at Los Angeles County Jail on a felony charge of shooting at an aircraft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1997
If, as now appears likely, Chiquita Canyon Landfill stays open, residents in the tiny community of Val Verde will live with the stink and dust that attends a garbage dump for the next 22 years. But for now, that's the least of their worries. The fight against the dump has splintered the village of 1,689 north of Magic Mountain into two camps: those who grudgingly accepted a compromise to keep the landfill open and those who vow to keep fighting. Members of the Val Verde Civic Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1997
Officially, the fight over Chiquita Canyon Landfill ended last week as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously granted final approval to expansion of the dump near the low-income community of Val Verde. Unofficially, the fight is far from over as a group of residents vowed to sue to stop the project. Such resolutions are hardly rare: Local government often approves projects that are promptly challenged in the courts by unhappy residents.
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