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June 20, 1985
Fourteen junior high school students being bused to East Los Angeles from Van Nuys suffered minor injuries to their eyes and faces when a pedestrian sprayed a caustic liquid through the windows of their school bus Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
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July 3, 1992 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Clyde Phillips Can't Lose Clyde Phillips is the writer-executive producer of Fox TV's "Parker Lewis Can't Lose," a sitcom that has been called visually aggressive and ahead of its time. Phillips, who arrived in the San Fernando Valley from Boston at age 13, didn't feel like a budding vanguard producer back then. He was just the lonely son of a butcher and a housewife who lived in an apartment near Van Nuys Junior High School and spent his spare time at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park.
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August 23, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting on a bench at Van Nuys Junior High, 12-year-old Augustine Bradley contemplated renaming her school. "If I could change the name of the school," she said, "I would name it after Christa McAuliffe," the teacher-astronaut who died in the Challenger space shuttle disaster. "A lot of people right here at this school have been dramatically changed by people like her." Augustine's wish may come true.
NEWS
April 2, 1992 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gee-whiz factor would seem to be in short supply these days at junior high science fairs. After all, students of that age grew up at a time when even household appliances had on-board computers and were likely digital. But most of the 148 students who submitted projects to the Van Nuys Junior High School science fair last month seemed to have found wonder in everyday items and creatures. What seeds do different species of birds prefer? How safe is the water at school?
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August 22, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Van Nuys Junior High School isn't in Van Nuys anymore. The school and the approximately 45-block neighborhood around it on Wednesday joined the epidemic of local name changes in the San Fernando Valley. From now on, the area--bordered by Van Nuys Boulevard on the east and the San Diego Freeway on the west, between Burbank and Magnolia boulevards--is part of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude announced. It was at least the fifth such change in the Valley since 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1985
A 15-year-old Van Nuys youth accused of spraying a caustic liquid into a school bus Wednesday in Van Nuys was apparently trying to get back at some friends who had offended him, authorities said. Marty Estrin, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Unified School District, said the youth was arrested at his parent's home Wednesday night after he allegedly sprayed an ammonia-based liquid through the windows of the bus on Van Nuys Boulevard.
NEWS
April 2, 1992 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gee-whiz factor would seem to be in short supply these days at junior high science fairs. After all, students of that age grew up at a time when even household appliances had on-board computers and were likely digital. But most of the 148 students who submitted projects to the Van Nuys Junior High School science fair last month seemed to have found wonder in everyday items and creatures. What seeds do different species of birds prefer? How safe is the water at school?
NEWS
July 3, 1992 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Clyde Phillips Can't Lose Clyde Phillips is the writer-executive producer of Fox TV's "Parker Lewis Can't Lose," a sitcom that has been called visually aggressive and ahead of its time. Phillips, who arrived in the San Fernando Valley from Boston at age 13, didn't feel like a budding vanguard producer back then. He was just the lonely son of a butcher and a housewife who lived in an apartment near Van Nuys Junior High School and spent his spare time at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1991
I was somewhat amazed on the debate about possibly renaming Van Nuys Junior High School because "the logic of a school being named after a community is a thing of the past. " Well, Van Nuys is named after a person and, other than the city of Burbank, has been one of the few communities in the L. A. area so named, for quite a long time. Mr. Van Nuys was one of the first two modern developers in the San Fernando Valley. Therefore, Van Nuys already honors a locally important historical person.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1988 | JOHN HENKEN
The New Year did not begin with much of a musical bang on Sunday afternoon at Van Nuys Junior High School. Cellist Peter Rejto offered a Community Concert recital characterized largely by cautious respectability. Put it down to holiday surfeit, perhaps, or the acoustically and atmospherically stuffy auditorium. Whatever the causes, the results were curiously inert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting on a bench at Van Nuys Junior High, 12-year-old Augustine Bradley contemplated renaming her school. "If I could change the name of the school," she said, "I would name it after Christa McAuliffe," the teacher-astronaut who died in the Challenger space shuttle disaster. "A lot of people right here at this school have been dramatically changed by people like her." Augustine's wish may come true.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Van Nuys Junior High School isn't in Van Nuys anymore. The school and the approximately 45-block neighborhood around it on Wednesday joined the epidemic of local name changes in the San Fernando Valley. From now on, the area--bordered by Van Nuys Boulevard on the east and the San Diego Freeway on the west, between Burbank and Magnolia boulevards--is part of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude announced. It was at least the fifth such change in the Valley since 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1985
A 15-year-old Van Nuys youth accused of spraying a caustic liquid into a school bus Wednesday in Van Nuys was apparently trying to get back at some friends who had offended him, authorities said. Marty Estrin, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Unified School District, said the youth was arrested at his parent's home Wednesday night after he allegedly sprayed an ammonia-based liquid through the windows of the bus on Van Nuys Boulevard.
NEWS
June 20, 1985
Fourteen junior high school students being bused to East Los Angeles from Van Nuys suffered minor injuries to their eyes and faces when a pedestrian sprayed a caustic liquid through the windows of their school bus Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
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September 16, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The girl came into the main office of Van Nuys Junior High School with a stab wound to the eye. Another student had accidentally poked her with a pencil, and the wound appeared to be serious. But there was no school nurse on campus that day so a teacher administered first aid until paramedics arrived. "It was very frightening," Assistant Principal Susan Lepisto said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1985 | JOHN NIELSEN, Times Staff Writer
Fourteen junior high school students being bused to East Los Angeles from Van Nuys suffered minor injuries to their eyes and faces when a pedestrian sprayed a caustic liquid through the windows of their bus Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
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