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June 28, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL
A Sun Valley man on Tuesday became the first person in the Los Angeles area to be convicted of possessing child pornography obtained from Internet bulletin boards. David Luera, 41, pleaded no contest to a single count of possessing child pornography at his arraignment in Municipal Court in Downtown Los Angeles. Judge T. K. Herman sentenced Luera, a salesman, to three years probation, fined him $1,350 and ordered him to perform 240 hours of community service.
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December 15, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Larry Sultan, a prominent fine art photographer who repeatedly reached back to the San Fernando Valley of his youth to lyrically explore the dark side of the suburbs and the American dream, has died. He was 63. Sultan died Sunday of cancer at his home in Greenbrae, Calif., said Rebecca Boucher, his sister-in-law. "He has been such an influential figure, not only regionally but internationally," said Britt Salvesen, curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "He was a really intelligent exporter of ideas about California and about photography . . . a significant thinker as well as an image maker," she said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1997
Re "Charges Filed Against Carwash," Jan 11. It was interesting to read in the Valley Focus section Jan. 11 that criminal charges of false advertising were being brought against the Encino Center Car Wash. I have had many infuriating and frustrating experiences at that particular carwash. I'm glad that we have an effective Consumer Affairs Department to check on businesses like this . . . and like a bad relationship, I'll probably return when my car gets dirty enough. JANE PAUL Encino
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October 29, 2002 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
A controversial Simi Valley ballot measure that would tighten city growth boundaries is overshadowing races for mayor and City Council, where three incumbents seek new terms Nov. 5. Mayor Bill Davis is campaigning for a third two-year term against two underfunded challengers, while Councilmen Paul Miller and Glen T. Becerra are taking on a retired machinist and a city employee. If passed, Measure B -- the latest attempt to rein in urban growth -- would stop expansion at existing city limits.
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January 25, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The devastating earthquake that toppled buildings and freeways across Los Angeles is also threatening to knock ongoing efforts to rebuild Los Angeles' riot-torn inner-city neighborhoods off an already teetering foundation.
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February 6, 1998 | TOM BECKER
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block will speak on crime and safety issues at Tuesday's meeting of the Studio City Residents Assn. Block, who has been sheriff since 1982 and is seeking a fifth term, will appear as part of the association's "Partners Against Crime" program. Through this program, the association and law enforcement agencies work together to address residents' concerns. In the past, issues have included noise and traffic. Each month at the meeting, Officer John Caprarelli updates residents on the status of crime in Studio City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Representatives of Councilwoman Laura Chick will present a workshop Thursday showing nonprofit groups how to apply for West Valley NeighborGood grants to further their community work. The NeighborGood program will provide several grants, using $20,000 of the district office's community service funds and gifts of $5,000 each from Kaiser Medical Center in Woodland Hills and AT & T. May 18 is the application deadline for the second round of endowments, which are expected to be awarded twice each fiscal year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Plans to develop the North Campus biotechnology park at Cal State Northridge were approved in a 10-0 vote Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council. The vote came on the heels of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee's recommendation to the council Tuesday to approve the Joint Powers Agreement between the city of Los Angeles and CSUN. Under the agreement, which serves as a legal vehicle spelling out the responsibilities of both parties, CSUN agrees to submit the plans for the North Campus development project to the city for review.
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August 1, 1998 | SUE FOX
Residents in the Kanan Road area of Agoura reported receiving anti-Semitic fliers in their mailboxes earlier this week, said Capt. Bill McSweeney of the Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff's Station. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime, said Lt. Ken Fowler, commander of the station's detective bureau, adding that no suspects have been identified. He said he did not know how many fliers were received. Fowler said the one-page, typed information looked as though it was downloaded from the Internet.
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January 16, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA
After years of delays, repairs are officially complete at the once red-tagged San Fernando Courthouse, one of the many victims of the Northridge earthquake. In a rededication ceremony Thursday, politicians and court officials in dark suits rejoiced in the much anticipated homecoming. "It's been a long time coming, but it's better late than never," county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said. After the Jan. 17, 1994, quake, San Fernando Municipal Courts were scattered in three locations in the city, said Presiding Judge Veronica McBeth of Los Angeles Municipal Court.
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September 14, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
Los Angeles Fire Department officials are still investigating whether the first of two proposed fire stations can be built to increase emergency response times throughout the region. But complications could impede the effort, said city Fire Department Planning Chief Emile Mack. One of the potential sites is in Panorama City at the retail-industrial development project underway on the site of the former General Motors assembly plant. The site, however, has not been formally approved.
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September 2, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
For the youngest of tennis students, whether they are prodigies or simply children exercising on a summer day, coaches say the most important lesson is to have fun. Consider Daniel Levine. The 7-year-old from Topanga Canyon smiled as he crossed a clay court Tuesday and swatted balls across the net during this last week of instruction at the Top Seed summer tennis academy at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Instructor Jamie Macias, a 17-year-old Chatsworth High School senior, said instead of drilling the students, games are used to teach the kids tennis skills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1998 | SUE FOX
Residents in the Kanan Road area of Agoura reported receiving anti-Semitic fliers in their mailboxes earlier this week, said Capt. Bill McSweeney of the Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff's Station. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime, said Lt. Ken Fowler, commander of the station's detective bureau, adding that no suspects have been identified. He said he did not know how many fliers were received. Fowler said the one-page, typed information looked as though it was downloaded from the Internet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Plans to develop the North Campus biotechnology park at Cal State Northridge were approved in a 10-0 vote Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council. The vote came on the heels of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee's recommendation to the council Tuesday to approve the Joint Powers Agreement between the city of Los Angeles and CSUN. Under the agreement, which serves as a legal vehicle spelling out the responsibilities of both parties, CSUN agrees to submit the plans for the North Campus development project to the city for review.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Representatives of Councilwoman Laura Chick will present a workshop Thursday showing nonprofit groups how to apply for West Valley NeighborGood grants to further their community work. The NeighborGood program will provide several grants, using $20,000 of the district office's community service funds and gifts of $5,000 each from Kaiser Medical Center in Woodland Hills and AT & T. May 18 is the application deadline for the second round of endowments, which are expected to be awarded twice each fiscal year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | JEFF LEEDS
Unionized Anheuser-Busch workers in contract talks with their employer say they are prepared to strike as early as next week if the negotiations collapse. Eyeing a Sunday evening deadline for the talks, scores of employees at the brewer's sprawling Van Nuys plant walked a makeshift picket line Thursday, with many carrying signs saying they were "just practicing." But a spokesman for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 896 said the workers were ready for a real work stoppage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | JEFF LEEDS
Unionized Anheuser-Busch workers in contract talks with their employer say they are prepared to strike as early as next week if the negotiations collapse. Eyeing a Sunday evening deadline for the talks, scores of employees at the brewer's sprawling Van Nuys plant walked a makeshift picket line Thursday, with many carrying signs saying they were "just practicing." But a spokesman for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 896 said the workers were ready for a real work stoppage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
For the youngest of tennis students, whether they are prodigies or simply children exercising on a summer day, coaches say the most important lesson is to have fun. Consider Daniel Levine. The 7-year-old from Topanga Canyon smiled as he crossed a clay court Tuesday and swatted balls across the net during this last week of instruction at the Top Seed summer tennis academy at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Instructor Jamie Macias, a 17-year-old Chatsworth High School senior, said instead of drilling the students, games are used to teach the kids tennis skills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 | TOM BECKER
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block will speak on crime and safety issues at Tuesday's meeting of the Studio City Residents Assn. Block, who has been sheriff since 1982 and is seeking a fifth term, will appear as part of the association's "Partners Against Crime" program. Through this program, the association and law enforcement agencies work together to address residents' concerns. In the past, issues have included noise and traffic. Each month at the meeting, Officer John Caprarelli updates residents on the status of crime in Studio City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA
After years of delays, repairs are officially complete at the once red-tagged San Fernando Courthouse, one of the many victims of the Northridge earthquake. In a rededication ceremony Thursday, politicians and court officials in dark suits rejoiced in the much anticipated homecoming. "It's been a long time coming, but it's better late than never," county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said. After the Jan. 17, 1994, quake, San Fernando Municipal Courts were scattered in three locations in the city, said Presiding Judge Veronica McBeth of Los Angeles Municipal Court.
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