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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1993
The new Valley section of the Los Angeles Times saddens me. Its small-town flavor belies the cosmopolitan nature of the city we're all a part of. As a 17-year white resident of Pacoima, I feel embarrassed to think my neighbors are being insulted by the racist, xenophobic tone of columns that portray Panorama City as a dangerous ghetto (how would Scott Harris describe Pacoima?), letters to the editor condemning street vendors selling corn (would greasy fast food or drugs be preferable?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Ten people set out in kayaks at dawn Saturday and bobbed and splashed down a murky 1.5-mile stretch of the upper Los Angeles River, offering a paddle experience like no other in the city. The L.A. Conservation Corps members were on a reconnaissance mission to confirm that the route through the San Fernando Valley's Sepulveda Basin was clear of potential hazards a week before the start of the 2nd annual Paddle the Los Angeles River program. The scenery was captivating and, for the most part, serene as the flotilla skimmed over lazy currents of water the color of chocolate milk and smelling like old socks in the hardest working wetlands in Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1999
Hilary E. MacGregor's piece, "Synagogue Honors Italians Who Sheltered Jews During Holocaust" (April 17), crystalized an event so well it warranted more coverage than simply the Valley section. The event occurred in the San Fernando Valley but the historical value was certainly universal and justified being read citywide. I attended the event as did hundreds of people from areas farther than the Valley. I subscribe to The Times and live in Santa Monica but was apprised of the article by a friend in the Valley.
SPORTS
December 22, 2002 | John Ortega, Times Staff Writer
Individual accolades were plentiful for junior Liza Pasciuto of Murrieta Valley during cross-country season. But it was a desire to lead Murrieta Valley to its first Southern Section and state Division I championships, not to add to her already impressive running resume, that motivated Pasciuto to excel. Yes, she was pleased to win her first section championship and second consecutive Inland Empire Challenge title.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993
For years I've heard stories that The Times had a policy of never mentioning Lockheed unless it was in a derogatory manner--sort of the reverse of "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Balderdash--or was it? In the Valley section of May 21, there was a story about the "comeback" of the SR-71 for use by NASA. Somehow in 36 column inches, it managed to avoid any mention that the plane was designed and built by Lockheed. An adjoining story about how the Pentagon was to pay the major portion of a Lockheed cleanup, even though 14 other companies were involved in 95% of the pollution, managed to mention Lockheed eight times in 23 column inches.
SPORTS
August 9, 1986
I was very concerned when I read the article in the Valley section ("A Team in the Red," July 20) regarding the financial plight of the Valley Dodgers baseball club. I too feel sorry that they need almost $12,000 to travel to Kansas for the NBC World Series. However, what makes them so different from other sport teams and organizations that don't have the ability to "advertise" in your sport section as did the Valley Dodgers. One example (and throughout the Valley there are many)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1994
Thank you for your article showing how the Valley, if it were its own city, would rank against the other metro centers in the country (Aug. 3). San Fernando Valley would be a dynamic city, the sixth-largest in America, with one of the lowest crime rates among major metropolitan centers. Our amenities, commerce and people rival any city in the world. So why hasn't there been a recent serious effort to break away from Los Angeles? Because under current law it's nearly impossible!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Ten people set out in kayaks at dawn Saturday and bobbed and splashed down a murky 1.5-mile stretch of the upper Los Angeles River, offering a paddle experience like no other in the city. The L.A. Conservation Corps members were on a reconnaissance mission to confirm that the route through the San Fernando Valley's Sepulveda Basin was clear of potential hazards a week before the start of the 2nd annual Paddle the Los Angeles River program. The scenery was captivating and, for the most part, serene as the flotilla skimmed over lazy currents of water the color of chocolate milk and smelling like old socks in the hardest working wetlands in Los Angeles.
NEWS
June 4, 1992
Today's is the last issue of Valley View, which will be replaced June 12 with Valley Life, a newly designed, separate tabloid section. Many of the most popular columns from Valley View, including Bargains and ViewFinder, will appear in the new section, along with new lifestyle and entertainment features.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1987 | RICH SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Under grilling from state Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Van Nuys), a top Southern California Rapid Transit District official Thursday promised the California Transportation Commission that the RTD will comply with a state law to begin the San Fernando Valley end of Los Angeles Metro Rail project by the end of September. The assurance came from Albert Perdon, acting assistant general manager of planning and communications for the RTD who appeared at a commission meeting here at Robbins' request.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1999
Hilary E. MacGregor's piece, "Synagogue Honors Italians Who Sheltered Jews During Holocaust" (April 17), crystalized an event so well it warranted more coverage than simply the Valley section. The event occurred in the San Fernando Valley but the historical value was certainly universal and justified being read citywide. I attended the event as did hundreds of people from areas farther than the Valley. I subscribe to The Times and live in Santa Monica but was apprised of the article by a friend in the Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1994
Thank you for your article showing how the Valley, if it were its own city, would rank against the other metro centers in the country (Aug. 3). San Fernando Valley would be a dynamic city, the sixth-largest in America, with one of the lowest crime rates among major metropolitan centers. Our amenities, commerce and people rival any city in the world. So why hasn't there been a recent serious effort to break away from Los Angeles? Because under current law it's nearly impossible!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1993
The new Valley section of the Los Angeles Times saddens me. Its small-town flavor belies the cosmopolitan nature of the city we're all a part of. As a 17-year white resident of Pacoima, I feel embarrassed to think my neighbors are being insulted by the racist, xenophobic tone of columns that portray Panorama City as a dangerous ghetto (how would Scott Harris describe Pacoima?), letters to the editor condemning street vendors selling corn (would greasy fast food or drugs be preferable?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993
For years I've heard stories that The Times had a policy of never mentioning Lockheed unless it was in a derogatory manner--sort of the reverse of "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Balderdash--or was it? In the Valley section of May 21, there was a story about the "comeback" of the SR-71 for use by NASA. Somehow in 36 column inches, it managed to avoid any mention that the plane was designed and built by Lockheed. An adjoining story about how the Pentagon was to pay the major portion of a Lockheed cleanup, even though 14 other companies were involved in 95% of the pollution, managed to mention Lockheed eight times in 23 column inches.
SPORTS
June 2, 1993 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Something's got to give when the Simi Valley High baseball team applies the pressure. Tuesday night, Notre Dame gave way as the Pioneers rolled to an easy 10-0 victory in the Southern Section Division I semifinals before an estimated crowd of 1,000 at Blair Field in Long Beach. Simi Valley, ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today, has been looking good all season. And in seasons past during the 15-year reign of Coach Mike Scyphers. But the Pioneers, all dressed up, finally have somewhere to go.
NEWS
June 4, 1992
Today's is the last issue of Valley View, which will be replaced June 12 with Valley Life, a newly designed, separate tabloid section. Many of the most popular columns from Valley View, including Bargains and ViewFinder, will appear in the new section, along with new lifestyle and entertainment features.
SPORTS
March 16, 1988
Lest anyone forget Simi Valley's Don MacLean, the 6-10 senior center has left his name scrawled all over the Pioneer basketball record book. In his three seasons, MacLean set a slew of records. They are: Single-game high--52 pts. Season scoring--1,008 pts. Career scoring--2,343 pts. Successive free throws--45. Season field-goal--67.0%. Career field-goal--63.0%. Season scoring avg.--31.5. Career scoring avg.--26.3. Career rebounds--1,120.
SPORTS
December 22, 2002 | John Ortega, Times Staff Writer
Individual accolades were plentiful for junior Liza Pasciuto of Murrieta Valley during cross-country season. But it was a desire to lead Murrieta Valley to its first Southern Section and state Division I championships, not to add to her already impressive running resume, that motivated Pasciuto to excel. Yes, she was pleased to win her first section championship and second consecutive Inland Empire Challenge title.
SPORTS
March 16, 1988
Lest anyone forget Simi Valley's Don MacLean, the 6-10 senior center has left his name scrawled all over the Pioneer basketball record book. In his three seasons, MacLean set a slew of records. They are: Single-game high--52 pts. Season scoring--1,008 pts. Career scoring--2,343 pts. Successive free throws--45. Season field-goal--67.0%. Career field-goal--63.0%. Season scoring avg.--31.5. Career scoring avg.--26.3. Career rebounds--1,120.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1987 | RICH SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Under grilling from state Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Van Nuys), a top Southern California Rapid Transit District official Thursday promised the California Transportation Commission that the RTD will comply with a state law to begin the San Fernando Valley end of Los Angeles Metro Rail project by the end of September. The assurance came from Albert Perdon, acting assistant general manager of planning and communications for the RTD who appeared at a commission meeting here at Robbins' request.
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