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April 25, 2000 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When visitors head to Los Angeles for a holiday, the San Fernando Valley usually doesn't rate high on their lists of places to hang out--or maybe even rate at all. Sure, hordes take in Universal Studios, and some even stay nearby. But although the studio theme park and adjoining CityWalk are in the Valley, they don't have much of a Valley identity--nor do they feed many tourists to other attractions nearby. David Iwata wants to change that.
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April 25, 2000 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When visitors head to Los Angeles for a holiday, the San Fernando Valley usually doesn't rate high on their lists of places to hang out--or maybe even rate at all. Sure, hordes take in Universal Studios, and some even stay nearby. But although the studio theme park and adjoining CityWalk are in the Valley, they don't have much of a Valley identity--nor do they feed many tourists to other attractions nearby. David Iwata wants to change that.
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August 1, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
To lessen freeway traffic while providing more travel-related jobs and tourism revenue, the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. is calling for improvements to the Van Nuys Flyaway airport bus service. The VICA board of directors voted this week to support the San Fernando Valley Conference and Visitors Bureau's attempt to seek funding from the city Department of Airports for a cost-benefit analysis of the proposed upgrade.
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August 19, 1998 | JEFF LEEDS
City Councilwoman Laura Chick called Tuesday for an analysis of the proposal to expand the Van Nuys Flyaway at LAX from a park-and-ride lot to a terminal that would offer transportation to and from the San Fernando Valley, plus other services. Chick's motion would direct the city Board of Airport Commissioners to review the proposal and report back to the council in 90 days. A Chick spokeswoman said the council would not take up the motion until September when it returns from a two-week recess.
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November 8, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Two San Fernando Valley residents have been nominated by Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan to city commissions. David Iwata, president of the San Fernando Valley Conference and Visitors Bureau since 1998, was nominated to the Linked Banking Program Community Oversight Board Commission. Created last year, the commission is developing criteria to determine whether banks are providing services to all members of the community, especially those of low and moderate incomes.
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April 30, 2000
The "Great Wall of Los Angeles" is not in danger of being damaged by taggers, as are some of the city's treasured murals, or painted over by contractors hired to cover up the tags. But after 20 years of sunshine, rain, pollution and an earthquake or two, the half-mile-long artwork in the Tujunga Wash flood control channel could well succumb to benign neglect. Its paint is peeling, its colors fading, its panels threatened by beneath-the-surface fissures.
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January 8, 2006 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
DESPITE the ferocity of storms in Northern California last week, many hotels, restaurants and other tourist attractions north of San Francisco escaped damage. The heavily touristed Russian River area in Sonoma County and Napa wine country were mopping up after two storms dumped up to 8 inches of rain on some areas. Some tourism businesses took on water but cleaned up quickly and reopened last week. A few expected to be closed into this week. Most rivers had receded below flood stage by Tuesday.
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July 20, 1999 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just a few years ago, the San Fernando Valley looked like it might take a quantum leap in the tourism and hotel industries by becoming what's known in those industries as a "destination." A Universal Studios master plan proposed a considerable expansion of its theme park and more than 3,400 hotel rooms to accommodate demand from that expansion. Tourism types talked about the Valley becoming a destination in the same sense as Orlando, Fla.
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July 20, 1999 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just a few years ago, the San Fernando Valley looked like it might take a quantum leap in the tourism and hotel industries by becoming what's known in those industries as a "destination." A Universal Studios master plan proposed a considerable expansion of its theme park and more than 3,400 hotel rooms to accommodate demand from that expansion. Tourism types talked about the Valley becoming a destination in the same sense as Orlando, Fla.
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January 22, 2006
This list of visitor offices was provided largely by the California Division of Tourism in Sacramento. It was edited for space. More information: (800) 862-2543, www.visitcalifornia.com. Amador County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, (800) 649-4988, fax (209) 223-4425, www.amadorcountychamber.com. Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, (888) 598-3200, fax (714) 991-8963, www.anaheimoc.org.
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February 1, 2004
This list of visitor information offices, edited by The Times for space, was provided in part by the California Division of Tourism in Sacramento. Amador County: Amador Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau; (800) 649-4988, fax (209) 223-4425, www.amadorcountychamber.com. Anaheim/Orange County: Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau; (888) 598-3200, fax (714) 991-8963, www.anaheimoc.org.
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