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September 6, 2002 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Born in a barley field, Van Nuys was packaged 91 years ago as "the largest opportunity on the entire Pacific Coast" and sold to eager buyers for $350 per sunbaked lot. The booming suburb became the heart of the San Fernando Valley, an all-American town of bungalows nesting on crisp green lawns. It was a cultural hub for teenagers cruising in flashy cars and a government center complete with a scaled-down version of Los Angeles City Hall.
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September 6, 2001
The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public's help in the investigation of a shooting death of a 21-year-old Van Nuys man last weekend. Matthew Clements was found shot to death inside his pickup truck about 9:15 a.m. Saturday. He was found by Van Nuys patrol officers responding to a call in the 16000 block of Cantlay Street. Police do not believe Clements took his own life. Anyone with information is asked to call (818) 756-8377 or, after hours, (818) 756-8346.
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August 6, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The message from residents and business owners attending a town hall meeting Thursday night on a controversial area code relief plan for the San Fernando Valley was unmistakably clear: Delay the overlay. About 65 people gathered in the auditorium at the State Building in Van Nuys to question state regulators on their plans to implement an area code overlay that would require all callers in the Valley to dial 11 digits for local calls. At the meeting, state Sen.
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April 15, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
The Los Angeles City Council personnel committee approved four new positions for the Planning Department, one of which is aimed at improving service at the customer counter in the Van Nuys office. Counter work at the Van Nuys location has increased 17% over last year. Currently, three planners, one clerk, one case manager and one Geographic Information Systems person staff the counter, handling more than 13,000 visits and inquiries.
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August 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
An out-of-control car plowed into two vehicles, then struck a group of pedestrians at an intersection Sunday afternoon, killing a 15-year-old boy and injuring four others, authorities said. The boy and three family members -- a man, a woman and a teenage girl -- were waiting to cross the street at Victory Boulevard and Kester Avenue when the car struck them, said Jim Wells, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The family members suffered moderate injuries, Wells said.
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August 28, 2005 | From Times Staff Wire Reports
A Van Nuys restaurant was robbed Friday night, the latest in a string of holdups at area eateries, police said Saturday. Two armed men wearing masks entered the Valley Ranch Barbeque in the 16600 block of Sherman Way about 9 p.m. and stole about $2,000, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee. No shots were fired. Police were investigating whether the robbery was linked to similar incidents at several other restaurants in the area.
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October 8, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man accused of fraudulently raising about $20 million through his Glendale investment firm has been arrested on suspicion of mail fraud and other violations. Melkon Gharakhanian, 43, of Van Nuys, also known as Mike Garian, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on eight counts related to his operation of National Investment Enterprises Inc., according to the U.S. attorney's office.
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May 2, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two men were killed and another was injured Sunday in Van Nuys in a pair of shootings that appeared to be gang-related and connected, police said. The first shooting occurred about 8:45 p.m. in the 14700 block of Delano Street, leaving one man dead and another injured, after at least one gunman got out of a vehicle and fired "into a crowd" of people, police said.
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June 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 13-year-old boy remained in critical condition Friday after being struck the night before by a Metrolink train while crossing the tracks in Van Nuys. Robert Villasenor of Panorama City was on his way to a store just after 7 p.m. Thursday when he passed by a train yard switching station in the 8000 block of Haskell Avenue, police said. The conductor of a train traveling about 70 mph on its way to Moorpark said he didn't see the boy in time to avoid hitting him, police said.
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January 14, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The identities of two pilots killed in a fiery plane crash near Van Nuys Airport will not be determined and released before the middle of the week, a county coroner's official said Saturday. Lt. Joe Bale said investigators were awaiting dental records to confirm that the two bodies recovered from the wreckage Friday are those of the veteran pilots scheduled to be aboard the Cessna Citation. The ill-fated plane crashed about a half mile from the airport after taking off just before 11 a.m.
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