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March 8, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Working out of a doughnut shop in a crime-plagued neighborhood in Van Nuys, Mary Lou Holte has been acclaimed by Barbara Walters, Larry King and the Wall Street Journal as a force for good, a citizen crime buster who stands up to street thieves and prostitutes. But Holte now finds that the Los Angeles Police Department has called the shop a magnet for crime, branded it a public nuisance and asked that its operations be sharply restricted. Acting at the request of police and neighbors, a city zoning official on Monday decided to investigate.
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February 3, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a panel set today to approve a nude juice bar on Oxnard Street, a council member and dozens of residents called for additional restrictions to control what they fear will be adverse effects in their Van Nuys neighborhood. Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski said she will ask the Police Permit Review Panel to delay a decision 30 days to give neighbors more time to organize their case against the Spearmint Rhino at 15004 Oxnard St.
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July 27, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART and MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A club catering to the fantasies of sadists and masochists that was forced out of Hollywood by zoning regulations has quietly set up shop in Van Nuys, sparking complaints from a neighboring religious group, police and local officials. The Club Chateau, where male patrons pay for "submission and dominance" sessions with women employees that can include being bound with chains and whipped, moved to 7310 Atoll Ave.
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May 13, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Los Angeles officials are moving toward a faster, more high-tech and user-friendly approach to city zoning maps. For decades, the city has been working to create the Geographical Informational System, a comprehensive and changeable database of all local maps and zoning restrictions.
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November 2, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A city zoning official has denied Unocal Corp.'s application for a city permit to sell alcoholic beverages at a gas station at Sherman Way and Sepulveda Boulevard. Associate Zoning Administrator Horace Tramel refused to grant the liquor permit because, he said, there are enough liquor outlets in the area and because of the neighborhood's high crime rate. "Within a 500-foot radius of the location there are five existing [liquor] licenses," Tramel wrote in his Oct. 23 report.
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September 8, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
In a blow to neighbors of a proposed Van Nuys supermarket, city zoning officials Tuesday denied an appeal that would have eliminated a controversial loading dock for the project. Developers won approval to build a 24-hour Food 4 Less supermarket at Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue. Local residents had supported the market, but opposed the location of its loading dock on DeCelis Place. But City Councilwoman Laura Chick supported the proposal.
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March 8, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Based in a doughnut shop in a crime-plagued neighborhood, Mary Lou Holte has been acclaimed by Barbara Walters, Larry King and the Wall Street Journal as a force for good, a citizen crime-buster who stands up to street thieves and prostitutes. But Holte now finds that the Los Angeles Police Department has called the shop a magnet for crime, branded it a public nuisance and asked that its operations be sharply restricted.
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May 6, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Hoping to block the opening of a pawnshop, Van Nuys residents have collected more than 400 signatures on a petition requesting a hearing before the Los Angeles Police Commission. The petition, circulated by two neighborhood watch groups, targets a planned pawnshop at 16105 Victory Blvd., in a mini-mall at the corner of Woodley Avenue. During the last two months, about 40 narcotics arrests were made by police officers on Woodley between Sherman Way and Victory, said Officer Joe Losorelli.
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March 28, 1993
Local homeowners are expected to voice opposition Monday to the proposed conversion of a home into a day-care center in a residential Van Nuys neighborhood. The hearing will be held at 1 p.m. before a city zoning administrator at the Van Nuys Woman's Club, 14836 Sylvan St. Applicant Michelle Ventimiglia is asking the city for a conditional-use permit to operate the day-care center at the house at 17034 Keswick St. The day-care center would accommodate up to 48 students ages 2 through 7.
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March 16, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles City Council this week rejected a business owner's request to sell liquor from his Van Nuys market. On Wednesday, the City Council cited the proximity of several schools to the market as well as public nuisances in the area as reasons for denying a conditional use permit to Abdul Hamid Rasool, who owns EZ Market on Balboa Boulevard, north of Vanowen Street. Rasool's application was initially approved by a city zoning administrator and later by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles City Council this week rejected a business owner's request to sell liquor from his Van Nuys market. On Wednesday, the City Council cited the proximity of several schools to the market as well as public nuisances in the area as reasons for denying a conditional use permit to Abdul Hamid Rasool, who owns EZ Market on Balboa Boulevard, north of Vanowen Street. Rasool's application was initially approved by a city zoning administrator and later by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
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November 2, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A city zoning official has denied Unocal Corp.'s application for a city permit to sell alcoholic beverages at a gas station at Sherman Way and Sepulveda Boulevard. Associate Zoning Administrator Horace Tramel refused to grant the liquor permit because, he said, there are enough liquor outlets in the area and because of the neighborhood's high crime rate. "Within a 500-foot radius of the location there are five existing [liquor] licenses," Tramel wrote in his Oct. 23 report.
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September 15, 1994 | ERIC SLATER
It was an unlikely scenario--a doughnut shop allegedly luring criminals. But the city Board of Zoning Appeals upheld this week an earlier decision that the Van Nuys shop had indeed become a public nuisance and should be required to meet several operating conditions. The board, however, eased some of those conditions, first imposed in July. The owners of the doughnut shop, Orville's Originals at 6801 Sepulveda Blvd.
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March 8, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Based in a doughnut shop in a crime-plagued neighborhood, Mary Lou Holte has been acclaimed by Barbara Walters, Larry King and the Wall Street Journal as a force for good, a citizen crime-buster who stands up to street thieves and prostitutes. But Holte now finds that the Los Angeles Police Department has called the shop a magnet for crime, branded it a public nuisance and asked that its operations be sharply restricted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Working out of a doughnut shop in a crime-plagued neighborhood in Van Nuys, Mary Lou Holte has been acclaimed by Barbara Walters, Larry King and the Wall Street Journal as a force for good, a citizen crime buster who stands up to street thieves and prostitutes. But Holte now finds that the Los Angeles Police Department has called the shop a magnet for crime, branded it a public nuisance and asked that its operations be sharply restricted. Acting at the request of police and neighbors, a city zoning official on Monday decided to investigate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
In a blow to neighbors of a proposed Van Nuys supermarket, city zoning officials Tuesday denied an appeal that would have eliminated a controversial loading dock for the project. Developers won approval to build a 24-hour Food 4 Less supermarket at Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue. Local residents had supported the market, but opposed the location of its loading dock on DeCelis Place. But City Councilwoman Laura Chick supported the proposal.
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May 29, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
In an compromise effort to soothe the fears of nearby residents, a city zoning official Friday denied a cellular phone company's request to install a microwave dish atop a Van Nuys apartment building, but allowed the company to install three new antennas. Van Nuys resident Maureen Moylan had organized a petition drive protesting L.A. Cellular's telecommunications facility to be built at a six-story apartment complex at 6805 Louise Ave.
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July 17, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ray Cundiff has been prowling the pawnshop circuit up and down the West Coast for as long as he can remember. But just the other day the Bend, Ore., native hit the jumpin' jive jackpot. Why, that would be the city of Van Nuys, the Las Vegas of the hock-the-family-jewels world--the place where pawnsters can wander the streets like poker-meisters salivating through back-to-back casinos. The community has a not-so-grand total of 14 pawnshops, most bunched at Van Nuys and Victory boulevards.
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July 17, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ray Cundiff has been prowling the pawnshop circuit up and down the West Coast for as long as he can remember. But just the other day the Bend, Ore., native hit the jumpin' jive jackpot. Why, that would be the city of Van Nuys, the Las Vegas of the hock-the-family-jewels world--the place where pawnsters can wander the streets like poker-meisters salivating through back-to-back casinos. The community has a not-so-grand total of 14 pawnshops, most bunched at Van Nuys and Victory boulevards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Van Nuys residents who gathered more than 400 signatures on a petition to block a proposed pawnshop in their neighborhood celebrated victory Friday as officials reported the quiet withdrawal of the application. "We won," said Ellen Bagelman, one of the residents who circulated the petition against the proposed Schmidt Pawn Shop at 16105 Victory Blvd. "I think that it shows that a community--when people don't supposedly know their neighbors--can make a difference."
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