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February 18, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't long ago that Bud vom Cleff, owner of Valley Sod Farm Inc. in North Hills, was hoping for a little rain. Someone should have told him to be careful what he wished for. Last week, the Sepulveda Basin flood resulted in about 150 acres of Valley Sod's farmland near the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant being submerged in water that topped 15 feet in some areas.
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February 18, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't long ago that Bud vom Cleff, owner of Valley Sod Farm Inc. in North Hills, was hoping for a little rain. Someone should have told him to be careful what he wished for. Last week, the Sepulveda Basin flood resulted in about 150 acres of Valley Sod's farmland near the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant being submerged in water that topped 15 feet in some areas.
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July 9, 1991 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hugh Palmer remembers when his father bought a small retail nursery in North Hollywood in 1948, back when the area was home to vineyards, a few houses and little else. But Palmer, who took over the business in 1965, can't remember a tougher time for the nursery business than today. "People just aren't buying," he said. Palmer won't disclose his sales volume, but he said his sales fell about 25% last year and are down even more this year.
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May 18, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that the six-year statewide drought is history, one would expect a greener year for the area's nurseries, sod farms and landscapers. And in fact, some homeowners have cautiously begun to indulge in the springtime rite of laying flower beds, potting plants and tending trees. That's welcome relief for businesses that sell plants and landscaping services in the San Fernando Valley area, which have seen their sales decline from 10% to more than 50% during the past few years.
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