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July 25, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Some second-graders walked briskly. Others hopped or skipped. Whatever their mode, though, the whole class sang the same impromptu song composed for the occasion by teacher Sue Michiels: "Vamos a la biblioteca!" The class became the first at Bassett Street School to set foot Thursday in the renovated library/media center. Their banner depicting children reading their favorite books won a library-themed decorating contest and got them in the door first.
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October 5, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
When Delores Christensen and her younger sister, Vanda DiMeo, visited the Japanese Garden in Van Nuys for the first time last winter, they discovered a hidden oasis in the middle of the San Fernando Valley. "We absolutely fell in love with this place," said Christensen, 74, of Winnetka. So when the sisters returned for the fifth annual "Autumn in the Garden" celebration Sunday they brought along their older brother, Sam Plancia, 76.
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May 2, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throngs of Americans observed the National Day of Prayer on Thursday in small services on city hall steps, at prayer breakfasts and in a nationally televised service from a Van Nuys mega-church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Some second-graders walked briskly. Others hopped or skipped. Whatever their mode, though, the whole class sang the same impromptu song composed for the occasion by teacher Sue Michiels: "Vamos a la biblioteca!" The class became the first at Bassett Street School to set foot Thursday in the renovated library/media center. Their banner depicting children reading their favorite books won a library-themed decorating contest and got them in the door first.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
When Delores Christensen and her younger sister, Vanda DiMeo, visited the Japanese Garden in Van Nuys for the first time last winter, they discovered a hidden oasis in the middle of the San Fernando Valley. "We absolutely fell in love with this place," said Christensen, 74, of Winnetka. So when the sisters returned for the fifth annual "Autumn in the Garden" celebration Sunday they brought along their older brother, Sam Plancia, 76.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Millions of Americans on Thursday observed the National Day of Prayer--a government-endorsed holiday that increasingly bears a conservative evangelical stamp--in small services on city hall steps, prayer breakfasts and at in a nationally televised service from a Van Nuys mega-church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1995 | ED BOND
Trying to capitalize on the ethnic diversity of the Valley, a farmers market run by the Volunteer Center of the San Fernando Valley has planned a Filipino Cultural Festival for Saturday. "We're planning to hold a series of different cultural festivals," said Cambria Smith, a volunteer in the marketing and special projects office for the Volunteer Center. Last month, the Farmer's Place at Van Nuys Boulevard and Sylvan Street held a festival celebrating Thai culture that drew about 800 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throngs of Americans observed the National Day of Prayer on Thursday in small services on city hall steps, at prayer breakfasts and in a nationally televised service from a Van Nuys mega-church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Millions of Americans on Thursday observed the National Day of Prayer--a government-endorsed holiday that increasingly bears a conservative evangelical stamp--in small services on city hall steps, prayer breakfasts and at in a nationally televised service from a Van Nuys mega-church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1995 | ED BOND
Trying to capitalize on the ethnic diversity of the Valley, a farmers market run by the Volunteer Center of the San Fernando Valley has planned a Filipino Cultural Festival for Saturday. "We're planning to hold a series of different cultural festivals," said Cambria Smith, a volunteer in the marketing and special projects office for the Volunteer Center. Last month, the Farmer's Place at Van Nuys Boulevard and Sylvan Street held a festival celebrating Thai culture that drew about 800 people.
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