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September 5, 1986
Two-a-day drills continued Thursday afternoon at Valley College, where the Monarchs prepared for a scrimmage Saturday at Moorpark College. Valley, Taft and Moorpark will compete in the unique tri-scrimmage, which begins at 4 p.m. and is free to the public. In Thursday's drills, Valley Coach Chuck Ferrero supervised workouts, above, that left Tim Brown in need of a cool splash in the face. On the sidelines, below right, Ly Duc watches the footballs and practice.
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April 13, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Chris Sandifer of Taft, headed to UTEP, received MVP honors on Saturday after scoring 27 points to help the West defeat the East, 128-125, in the Battle of the Valley at Valley College. Larry Bush of Calabasas added 25. Eric Patten of Crescenta Valley scored 23 points for the East and Brandon Boyd of Alemany had 20 points. Boyd was named MVP for the East team. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 21, 1993
Shagarro Lattin, a former player at Valley College and Cal State Northridge, has been hired as an assistant women's basketball coach at Valley. Lattin, a Antelope Valley College assistant last season, was an All-Western State Conference South Division second-team selection for the 1989-90 season.
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February 7, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Authorities are looking for the person who phoned in a shooting threat Thursday that led to the closure of Los Angeles Valley College and a nearby high school in the San Fernando Valley. The caller also accused a 21-year-old former student of making the threat. Authorities interviewed the woman at her Panorama City home after tracking her down. They also searched her apartment but found no weapons. In an interview with  CBS  on Thursday, the former student, identified as Sydnee Lewis, said the caller should be jailed for the hoax.
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November 16, 1985
Valley College got off to a slow start Friday night and lost its season-opener to Glendale, 97-65, in basketball. Monarchs forward Mario Lopez and guard Erik Hardin each had 11 points. Forward Fred Louis had 10. Glendale's leading scorer was forward John Hoffman, who had 28, followed by guard Bryant Capp with 19.
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March 2, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE
Valley College will open a $175,000 computer lab Thursday, with 45 personal computers and five Apple I-Macs. The Lab for Academic and Instructional Resources was funded by CalWORKs, California Work Responsibility to Kids, a state welfare-to-work program. CalWORKs students will have first priority, but the lab will be open to all students and faculty on a space-available basis, Richard Holdredge, director of the computer lab, said.
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August 15, 1996 | DADE HAYES
Los Angeles attorney Herbert Hafif will visit Valley College today to present $30,000 in scholarship funds. Twenty-five students from area high schools will receive $1,000 each from the Hafif Family Foundation. One Valley College student transferring to a major university will receive $5,000. This is the third year the Hafif Foundation has awarded the $1,000 scholarships, and the first year for the $5,000 scholarship.
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December 13, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER
Brian Comer, an All-American receiver from Valley College, said Monday he will sign to play football at Cal. Comer, who caught 81 passes for 1,753 yards and 15 touchdowns in 11 games this season, said he had also scheduled recruiting visits to Wyoming and UNLV, but he canceled those after deciding on Cal. Comer said he chose the school "because I will be challenged in the classroom academically and will be challenged athletically on the field."
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March 14, 1998 | TOM BECKER
Recognizing her efforts to help people become educated and employed, the state Legislature will honor Valley College President Tyree Wieder on Monday as the 40th Assembly District's Woman of the Year. Wieder, 51, serves on numerous state commissions and is involved in community organizations, in addition to leading the community college. Her work impressed Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks), who plans to propose a resolution Monday calling for the Assembly to honor Wieder.
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January 26, 1991 | SUSAN M. TYRRELL
In the wake of complaints about foul odors and maladies such as headaches and nausea, Valley College officials have discontinued malathion spraying to combat flea problems on the Van Nuys campus. "It was terrible," Raymond Parada, a psychology professor, said of the early morning odor that permeated two heavily populated classroom buildings last October. "No one would ever want to smell that; it can't be healthy. If I would have known what it was, I never would have entered the building."
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January 27, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The shooting death of a man in a parking lot of L.A. Valley College was sparked by a drug deal "ripoff," according to investigators. Raheen Taylor, 31, and Derrick Wilson, 25, were arrested in connection with the alleged homicide Sunday in San Jacinto, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The men were allegedly involved in the shooting death of 31-year-old Ricardo Zetino of Tujunga on Saturday about 7:25 p.m. in a parking lot of Valley College at 5800 Fulton Ave. in Valley Glen, authorities said.
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January 26, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Two men were arrested Sunday in San Jacinto by L.A. County sheriff's homicide detectives in connection with the shooting death of a man in a parking lot of L.A. Valley College, authorities said. Raheen  Taylor, 31, and Derrick Wilson, 25, were booked at the Inmate Reception Center and are  being held without bail in the  Los   Angeles  County jail system. They are scheduled to be arraigned at Van  Nuys  Superior Court on Tuesday. The victim of the shooting was identified on Sunday as Ricardo Zetino, 31, of Tujunga, according to a statement from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
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January 25, 2014 | By Jason Song
A man was found shot in his truck Saturday night at Los Angeles Valley College, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said. The unidentified man was discovered in a parking lot near Fulton Avenue and Burbank Boulevard in Valley Glen shortly after 7:30 p.m. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. It was unclear if the man was shot in the parking lot or arrived there after being wounded, authorities said. ALSO: Second accuser in YouTube teacher abuse case talks to police Justin Bieber DUI arrest in Florida latest legal woe for pop star Woman charged in nightclub beating is 'devastated,' attorney says Twitter: latjasonsong jason.song@latimes.com
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September 6, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
The scoreboard operator at College of the Canyons better be ready to work overtime tonight when Newhall Hart hosts West Hills Chaminade in a nonleague test. The teams scored 56 and 57 points, respectively, in season-opening victories last week.   Both squads possess prolific passing offenses led by accurate quarterbacks. Hart won the seven-on-seven passing tournament at Crescenta Valley over the summer and Chaminade won its division of the Valley College passing competition. This game could be decided on special teams and turnovers.   Hart is ranked #1 in the Northern Division and is #12 in the Southland by The Times.
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December 5, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Ninety-one-year-old Constantine Socrates Savalas stepped on the stage at Los Angeles Valley College's music recital hall and surveyed the younger faces before him. "I stand before you as a witness to the destruction of ships and destroyers at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941," said Savalas, briefly describing the surprise attack by the Japanese that killed 2,459 Americans and drew this country into World War II. PHOTOS: A date which will...
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November 8, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
The NBA scout made his annual rounds, checking in with his sources about prospects. Among his West Coast connections, he heard a similar story: There is a 7-footer, a lean and athletic kid who plays aggressively. Runs like a deer. His ears perked. "Those guys," the scout said, "there are just not a lot of them. " The player's name: Dewayne Dedmon. And there was the twist. He wasn't at all familiar with the player whose name was now being mentioned constantly.
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November 16, 1992
Shelby S. Serpa, a Valley College track and cross-country team member, has been named a California Community College Scholar-Athlete for 1992. The annual award is given to 21 students who are chosen from a pool of 20,000 athletes who participate in community college athletic programs each year. The award is based upon excellence in citizenship and academics, as well as in athletics, said Valley College spokeswoman Shannon Stack.
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December 14, 1988
Valley College wide receiver Brandy Harris and offensive lineman Chad Pascua, both All-Western State Conference selections this season, will sign letters of intent with 4-year schools today, the first day junior college players are eligible. Harris, who had 19 receptions for 297 yards and a touchdown this season, will sign with Idaho. Pascua will sign with Utah.
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March 8, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Gale Holland and Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
Tuesday's election for a majority of seats on the Los Angeles Community College District board pits four candidates backed by the colleges' faculty union and campus contractors against 12 others struggling to overcome the group's huge financial edge. Four seats on the seven-member board are up for grabs. All trustees are elected at-large. Incumbents Mona Field and Miguel Santiago are running for reelection as a slate with San Fernando City Councilman Steven Veres and Scott Svonkin, a senior advisor to Sheriff Lee Baca.
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March 1, 2011 | Michael Finnegan and Gale Holland
The opening of a new health and science center at Los Angeles Valley College should have been cause for celebration. The complex included the first new classroom building on the campus in more than three decades. There were chemistry and biology labs, a greenhouse, an aviary, even mock hospital rooms for nurse training. But when students and professors poured through the doors, excitement quickly turned to dismay. Ceiling panels and floor tiles were askew. Crooked cabinet doors would not shut.
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