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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1987
A 62-year-old man who was walking across a Van Nuys street was struck and killed Monday by a car attempting a turn, police said. Although police are still investigating the incident, they consider it an accident and do not expect to seek charges against the driver of the car, Officer John Baby said. The name of the victim, a Van Nuys resident, was being withheld pending notification of relatives, Baby said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1999
Responding to residents' complaints, the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to rename a short segment of Van Nuys Boulevard in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Residents requested the change in July 1997, saying emergency and business vehicles sometimes had trouble finding the 4,500-foot strip, which will now be known as Terra Vista Way. It sits near the end of Van Nuys Boulevard, but is detached from the north-south thoroughfare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2000 | IRENE GARCIA
With a theme of "Unity in the New Millennium," the 33rd annual Pacoima Christmas Parade will march down Van Nuys Boulevard beginning at 9 a.m. today. Radio personality George Lopez, of the station KCMG-FM (92.3), will be this year's grand marshal. Parade entries include Warner Bros. cartoon characters, equestrian groups, the Los Angeles Fire Department and the San Fernando High School marching band.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1991
The articles concerning the area name changes from Van Nuys to Sherman Oaks are factual, but fail to note that Van Nuys has become the beggars' capital west of New York City. Doorways near bus stops along Van Nuys Boulevard have the disgusting smell of urine. Doughnut shops, markets, street corners, any place a person might stop is habited by panhandlers: 'Will you buy me a cheeseburger?" "I'm trying to get my van outta impound." "Got any spare change?" "I need a couple bucks to feed my child.
OPINION
January 3, 2006
Re "Orange Line Eases A.M. Rush on 101," Dec. 30 The Times soft-pedals its own study's results; 7% less traffic and 14% less congestion on the Ventura are remarkable. Not mentioned is how much better it is for regular bus riders going in either direction. The Orange Line is comfortable, the stops are nice and it's fast. It is also on time and frequent -- you don't worry about connecting to it or from it. Next, it's time for a busway down Van Nuys Boulevard and the San Diego Freeway to LAX. KEVIN CROZIER Sun Valley
OPINION
May 16, 2003
Re "So Many Employees' Cars, So Few Parking Spaces," May 13: The MTA has perfectly good service on the 183 bus line that runs along Magnolia Boulevard from Sepulveda Boulevard to the city of Burbank, stopping at the North Hollywood Red Line station. This observer suggests that they use it. (There is also a DASH line that runs along Whitsett Avenue from Van Nuys Boulevard to Ventura Boulevard along a circuitous route.) They do not need to drive to work. Most post offices are near bus lines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
A 15-year-old girl was shot in the leg Sunday in an apparent gang-related incident, police said. The shooting occurred just after 2 p.m. in the 9800 block of Vesper Avenue, near Van Nuys Boulevard in Panorama City, said Los Angeles Police Officer Karen Rayner. One suspect, a juvenile who was not identified because of his age, was in custody and two others, also juveniles, were being sought, she said. Police believe the girl knew her attackers, said Lt. Darryl Grayson. The girl was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1986
A motorist was injured in a freak accident Wednesday night when an underground explosion sent two manhole covers flying into the air and through the front windshield of his car in Van Nuys, authorities said. The Department of Water and Power was investigating the cause of the 7:15 p.m. blast, which occurred in a vault containing electrical equipment under the northbound lanes of Van Nuys Boulevard just north of Vanowen Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1992 | JULIO MORAN
A 19-year-old Panorama City man was sentenced Tuesday in Van Nuys Superior Court to 29 years to life in prison for killing a man in January by stabbing him in the eye with a screwdriver. Michael Story was convicted last month of first-degree murder, two counts of assault and a single count of attempted robbery in connection with what prosecutors called unprovoked, racially motivated attacks on three Latino men. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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September 24, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Opponents of Proposition 187, the controversial November ballot initiative that would restrict health and education benefits to illegal immigrants, will stage a march and rally today in Pacoima that will culminate with a speech by Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon. The event, sponsored by the Campaign for Human Rights in Pacoima, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Pacoima at the corner of Glenoaks and Van Nuys boulevards.
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