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October 17, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tujunga synagogue that has had ongoing problems with vandalism has again been defaced with swastikas and other graffiti, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Members of the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center, in the 10200 block of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard, discovered the markings Tuesday morning, Detective Jim Soles said. The swastikas and other graffiti were drawn on the north and east sides of the building with a black marker, Soles said.
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October 17, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tujunga synagogue that has had ongoing problems with vandalism has again been defaced with swastikas and other graffiti, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Members of the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center, in the 10200 block of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard, discovered the markings Tuesday morning, Detective Jim Soles said. The swastikas and other graffiti were drawn on the north and east sides of the building with a black marker, Soles said.
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May 25, 1990 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police are investigating recent bomb threats and vandalism at a synagogue in Tujunga as hate incidents, authorities said Thursday. Swastikas about four feet square were etched into the doors of the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center on May 12, said Detective Gaspar Oliveras. Anti-Semitic slurs were scrawled on signs and brass plaques at the temple's entrance that same day, police said.
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May 25, 1990 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police are investigating recent bomb threats and vandalism at a synagogue in Tujunga as hate incidents, authorities said Thursday. Swastikas about four feet square were etched into the doors of the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center on May 12, said Detective Gaspar Oliveras. Anti-Semitic slurs were scrawled on signs and brass plaques at the temple's entrance that same day, police said.
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July 2, 1989
Vandals firebombed the main entrance of a Jewish synagogue in Tujunga on Friday night, causing about $5,000 worth of damage, Los Angeles police reported. The vandals also spray-painted anti-Semitic slogans and symbols over a wall and fired several shots through the Jewish star over the door of the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center, temple administrator Martin Miller said. Police said they have no suspects.
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July 3, 1990
Recently, acts of vandalism, including graffiti, robbery and arson, have been committed against churches and synagogues in the Sunland-Tujunga area. This escalated to overt religious hatred on May 12, 1990, when the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center was desecrated with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans, after an earlier fire bomb attack. We, the undersigned religious leaders in Tujunga, strongly condemn these acts and declare that an act of violence against any house of worship, whatever the faith, is directed against all of us. We take pride in the fact that we live in harmony with our neighbors and allow everyone freedom to worship as he or she chooses.
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July 8, 1989
Los Angeles Fire Department investigators are continuing to look for arsonists who scorched a Tujunga synagogue and spray-painted it with anti-Semitic graffiti, including a Nazi swastika and the initials of the Ku Klux Klan. A Fire Department spokesman said no witnesses had been found to the fire at the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center in the 10200 block of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard.
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October 20, 1990
Dr. Arthur S. Leavitt, a retired Tujunga general practitioner and one of the first physicians to treat diabetes with insulin, has died in a Glendale hospital. He was 93. Leavitt died Wednesday of natural causes, said his stepson, Dr. Robert Foran of Beverly Hills. Leavitt was born Sept. 15, 1897, in Boston. He graduated in 1924 from the University of Manitoba Medical School in Canada and moved to Los Angeles.
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April 13, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
A daylong seminar at Valley College and a dialogue with Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone at the Valley Cities Community Center are among a number of events commemorating Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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November 19, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON
Vandals spray-painted swastikas and white supremacist slogans on the wall of a Mormon church, causing an estimated $500 damage, authorities said Thursday. Sometime between 8 a.m. and noon Wednesday, vandals painted the phrase "white power," and swastikas on several outside walls of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 7900 block of Hillrose Street in Sunland, said Los Angeles Police Detective Ray Broker.
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October 18, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vandals ripped upholstery, poured bleach on carpeting and spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti throughout a Sylmar house in what police called the most extensive hate crime in terms of damage so far this year in the northeast San Fernando Valley. The break-in, in which cash was also taken, followed the discovery of vandalism Tuesday morning at a Tujunga synagogue, where exterior walls were defaced by swastikas and a smiling face bearing the words, "Have a Nazi Day."
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