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July 5, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Motorists whizzing by an oak-studded canyon off the 210 Freeway near Tujunga might know it as the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. But to Lloyd Hitt, 81, a retired Sunland pharmacist who fights to preserve the area's historic structures, it's his toughest battleground ever. During World War II, part of the 30-acre golf course housed more than 2,000 "enemy aliens," mostly adult male Japanese immigrants taken from their homes after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. They were temporarily housed in what was known as the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, before being sent to internment camps.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Motorists whizzing by an oak-studded canyon off the 210 Freeway near Tujunga might know it as the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. But to Lloyd Hitt, 81, a retired Sunland pharmacist who fights to preserve the area's historic structures, it's his toughest battleground ever. During World War II, part of the 30-acre golf course housed more than 2,000 "enemy aliens," mostly adult male Japanese immigrants taken from their homes after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. They were temporarily housed in what was known as the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, before being sent to internment camps.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar) has shelved a proposal that would have allowed a developer to build 229 homes on the Verdugo Hills Golf Course over the objections of the city of Los Angeles. Fuentes wrote the proposal in cooperation with MWH Development Corp., a contributor to his political campaigns. He had said it addressed a broader issue of cities' ability to prevent the construction of housing. Los Angeles city officials and other critics said it appeared he wrote AB 212 to benefit a donor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2012 | By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times
L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon is hoping to save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course from residential development by adding it to the city's list of historic and cultural monuments, citing its history as a detention center for Japanese Americans during World War II. Residents contend the planned housing project would bring a torrent of vehicle traffic to the urban-rural area and get rid of a long-standing recreational resource. Other efforts to prevent development on the land have included failed attempts to rezone it or cobble together enough grants and government funding to buy it outright.
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October 29, 2012 | By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times
L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon is hoping to save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course from residential development by adding it to the city's list of historic and cultural monuments, citing its history as a detention center for Japanese Americans during World War II. Residents contend the planned housing project would bring a torrent of vehicle traffic to the urban-rural area and get rid of a long-standing recreational resource. Other efforts to prevent development on the land have included failed attempts to rezone it or cobble together enough grants and government funding to buy it outright.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2010 | By Bill Kisliuk, Los Angeles Times
Residents fighting to save the struggling Verdugo Hills Golf Course are hoping a new face-lift will help save the 60-acre site from residential development. Residents have launched a campaign to keep the golf course open and stop the former management's proposed housing development, which they claim would cause congestion, ruin views and take away recreational opportunities. Last week, course owners Snowball West Investments replaced the former manager and four other staffers.
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August 9, 1994 | AARON CURTISS
Los Angeles Police on Monday were investigating the death of a woman whose charred body was found amid the debris of a rubbish fire in Tujunga. Firefighters discovered the body about 11:25 p.m. Sunday as they put out a small fire near the Verdugo Hills Golf Course on La Tuna Canyon Road, said Sgt. Frank Reynoso. An autopsy will be conducted to determine how the woman died and her identity. No one has been arrested in connection with the death, police said.
SPORTS
August 21, 1998
A look at upcoming tournaments in the region or major events involving top regional players: AUGUST * 24: Hansen Dam Junior Invitational, Hansen Dam Golf Course, Pacoima. * 25: SCGA Four-Ball Net Qualifying, Menifee Lakes Country Club; Sierra La Verne Country Club; Eagle Crest Golf Club, Escondido; River Course at The Alisal, Solvang. * 26: Vista Valencia Junior Invitational, Vista Valencia Golf Course. * 26: Radio Disney SCPGA JGA event, Verdugo Hills Golf Course.
OPINION
June 8, 2007
Re "How can L.A. create better places to play?" June 1 This article about creating more recreational options for city residents is timely. As the number of people living in Los Angeles continues to rise, our parks seem to be shrinking. Los Angeles has an excellent opportunity to add to its parkland inventory with the purchase of Verdugo Hills Golf Course in Tujunga. Located on the northeastern edge of Los Angeles, the 18-hole, par-3 course is less than a mile from Glendale and within minutes of the unincorporated areas of L.A. County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2000 | RICHARD FAUSSET
A 16-year-old motorist was killed and his 16-year-old male passenger critically injured in a single-car accident early Saturday, Los Angeles police said. The 1992 Lexus sedan struck a fence and tree about 6:15 a.m. in the 6400 block of La Tuna Canyon Road, near the Verdugo Hills Golf Course, said Officer Michelle Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.
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August 14, 2010 | By Bill Kisliuk, Los Angeles Times
Residents fighting to save the struggling Verdugo Hills Golf Course are hoping a new face-lift will help save the 60-acre site from residential development. Residents have launched a campaign to keep the golf course open and stop the former management's proposed housing development, which they claim would cause congestion, ruin views and take away recreational opportunities. Last week, course owners Snowball West Investments replaced the former manager and four other staffers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar) has shelved a proposal that would have allowed a developer to build 229 homes on the Verdugo Hills Golf Course over the objections of the city of Los Angeles. Fuentes wrote the proposal in cooperation with MWH Development Corp., a contributor to his political campaigns. He had said it addressed a broader issue of cities' ability to prevent the construction of housing. Los Angeles city officials and other critics said it appeared he wrote AB 212 to benefit a donor.
REAL ESTATE
January 19, 1986
Chantilly, a new 80-unit Premier Homes town-house community in the foothills of La Crescenta, opens this weekend at 6301 Honolulu Ave., Tujunga, with 26 homes in the first phase, of which 18 have been sold. Priced from $115,990 to $126,990, with a monthly homeowners fee of $120, the units have two floor plans sized from 1,130 to 1,291 square feet with two or three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.
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