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December 13, 2000 | RICHARD FAUSSET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The volunteers who planted some gangly saplings along Victory Boulevard saw them as a symbol of how things are supposed to work in the new L.A.: A local advisory group identified a way to make its neighborhood a little better, took its idea to local government and government pitched in. Inexplicably, however, someone has been sabotaging Valley Glen's tree-planting project in the dusty medians between Babcock and Goodland avenues.
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February 22, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Authorities are investigating a case of double hit-and-run after an 18-year-old man reportedly lay in a traffic lane Friday and was fatally struck by two cars in Van Nuys. Michael Joel Alvarez was hit near the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Densmore Avenue around 9:35 p.m. Friday, said Los Angeles Police Officer Steve Lee. Lee said Alvarez was lying in the westbound lane of Victory Boulevard when a "newer model four-door sedan" struck him. He was then hit a second time by a late-1990s model Honda Accord, Lee said.
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September 11, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus on Thursday reiterated her threat to block Victory Boulevard to prevent a tidal wave of traffic from the proposed Ahmanson Ranch project. But Las Virgenes-area homeowners on the other side of the development fumed, saying that she was being too provincial. Picus' line in the sand is a one-foot strip of dirt--a right of way held by the city, but not yet dedicated for public use.
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February 22, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
A man was killed on a Lake Balboa street Friday night after being struck by two cars that fled the scene, police said. The victim, identified as 18-year-old Michael Alvarez, was struck around 9:35 p.m. on Victory Boulevard by a car that witnesses described as a silver, newer model sedan, said Los Angeles police Officer Olga Arriaga. Alvarez was struck again by a 1990s-model brown Honda Accord, apparently with no connection to the first car, police said. Police said Alvarez died at the scene, and both cars stopped momentarily before driving away westbound on Victory.
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October 10, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Creating a new roadblock for the Ahmanson Ranch development in eastern Ventura County, the Los Angeles City Council rejected a plan Tuesday to open a stretch of Victory Boulevard that is vital to the construction and operation of the 3,050-home project. The road, which dead-ends at Los Angeles city limits, is seen as a major access point for construction vehicles, and will be needed as an alternative to the crowded Ventura Freeway when residents move in.
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November 30, 2010 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Can an iconic 26-foot mural bridge the gap between a big-box retailer hoping to build a 148,000-square-foot store on a prime Warner Center corner and residents who oppose it as ugly and out of place? The ceramic tile mosaic by acclaimed artists Marlo Bartels and Astrid Preston was placed on the front of a Home Savings and Loan branch at 21818 Victory Blvd. in 1989. It depicts the juxtaposition of homes and businesses in Woodland Hills. The former bank building is now a copy shop and shipping center, and it is earmarked to be demolished to make way for a new Costco.
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October 11, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Faced with a potential lawsuit, Los Angeles City Council members asked the city attorney's office Wednesday for an opinion on their decision not to reopen a road vital to the Ahmanson Ranch development. A motion introduced by Councilwoman Jan Perry said the developers have said the council action "may have legal consequences and potential liability for the city."
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February 22, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Authorities are investigating a case of double hit-and-run after an 18-year-old man reportedly lay in a traffic lane Friday and was fatally struck by two cars in Van Nuys. Michael Joel Alvarez was hit near the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Densmore Avenue around 9:35 p.m. Friday, said Los Angeles Police Officer Steve Lee. Lee said Alvarez was lying in the westbound lane of Victory Boulevard when a "newer model four-door sedan" struck him. He was then hit a second time by a late-1990s model Honda Accord, Lee said.
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April 13, 1986
Eighteen people were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being stopped at a sobriety checkpoint at Canoga Avenue and Victory Boulevard in Canoga Park Friday night and Saturday morning, Los Angeles police reported. Police said that 592 drivers passed through the checkpoint between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday and that 21 were given sobriety tests.
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May 29, 1994
Your story about the excellent program being administered by Sutter Middle School was a very fine piece of reporting. Unfortunately, it contained a glaring error. The school is not in Canoga Park but in the community of Winnetka, whose boundaries are Parthenia Street on the north, De Soto Avenue on the west, Victory Boulevard on the south and Corbin Avenue on the east We are proud of our community and urgently request that you make every effort to avoid this error. LEONARD HOLDEN Winnetka
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November 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Kate Linthicum
Officials are warning drivers to plan ahead as Los Angeles braces for President Obama's motorcade and the impact it will have on traffic as he moves from one appearance to the other. Obama is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, with appearances at three fundraisers and a tour of DreamWorks Animation SKG on his itinerary. The Los Angeles Police Department has released a guide listing areas to avoid. They include: Streets surroundingĀ  Los Angeles International Airport , 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday Westwood and Beverly Hills (from the 405 Freeway to La Cienega Boulevard, and from Santa Monica Boulevard to Venice Boulevard)
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November 24, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
Motorists from Beverly Hills to Glendale should expect street closures Monday and Tuesday during President Obama's visit to Southern California. The Los Angeles Police Department has released a guide for which areas to avoid. They include: Los Angeles International Airport, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday Westwood and Beverly Hills (405 Freeway to La Cienega Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard to Venice Boulevard), 4:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday Mid-City (Fairfax Avenue to Western Avenue and Beverly Boulevard to Pico Boulevard)
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August 6, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Commuters and residents in the San Fernando Valley are bracing for traffic tie-ups Tuesday when President Obama visits "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank and overnights in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police Department officials are warning drivers to avoid the areas around the following intersections in Burbank, Canoga Park and Woodland Hills on Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: -- Hollywood Way and San Fernando Road -- Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard -- Hollywood Way and Alameda -- Olive Avenue and Buena Vista -- Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue -- Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue -- Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard On Wednesday morning, the LAPD suggests drivers avoid these areas between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.: -- Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue -- Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue -- Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard Obama is scheduled to tape with Leno on Tuesday afternoon for the 11:30 p.m. show.
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November 9, 2011 | By Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times
How do you make a Costco beautiful? It's been a thorny topic in the west San Fernando Valley for more than a year, ever since Westfield Group, owner of the landmark Topanga and Promenade malls, announced plans for a 30-acre development between the two shopping centers. Many residents were expecting a Bloomingdale's, high-rise towers, upscale dining. What they got was a Costco. "It's just a box with a parking lot," said Shirley Blessing, a 41-year resident. Plans to include a 20-pump gas station didn't help matters.
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November 30, 2010 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Can an iconic 26-foot mural bridge the gap between a big-box retailer hoping to build a 148,000-square-foot store on a prime Warner Center corner and residents who oppose it as ugly and out of place? The ceramic tile mosaic by acclaimed artists Marlo Bartels and Astrid Preston was placed on the front of a Home Savings and Loan branch at 21818 Victory Blvd. in 1989. It depicts the juxtaposition of homes and businesses in Woodland Hills. The former bank building is now a copy shop and shipping center, and it is earmarked to be demolished to make way for a new Costco.
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October 5, 2004 | Sharon Bernstein, Times Staff Writer
Faced with worsening congestion on Los Angeles freeways and surface streets, transportation planners say they will try to make traffic flow faster across the city's most important arterial roads. Under a plan announced by Mayor James K. Hahn on Monday, synchronized stoplights on 35 major streets would be reset so that traffic on those streets would have priority. Among them are Sepulveda Boulevard, Olympic Boulevard and Western Avenue.
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April 30, 1989
A North Hollywood motorcyclist was killed Saturday after he struck a car turning left at a Glendale intersection, police said. Steven L. Edgmon, 34, hit a vehicle driven by an elderly motorist who was turning left from Jesse Avenue onto Victory Boulevard. Edgmon, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered head and chest injuries. He died at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank at 3 p.m., several hours after the accident. There was no indication that Edgmon was intoxicated or was traveling at an unsafe speed, police said.
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May 5, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Ten saplings that were recently cut down by vandals will be replaced Saturday, and another 25 planted along Victory Boulevard, as part of a beautification project. Community leaders were shocked to wake up Monday morning to find that one-third of the holly leaf oak trees they planted last weekend had been chopped in half with a pair of lopers or bolt cutters. Only a three-foot trunk and a metal rod remained.
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March 7, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
George Meadors was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday, nearly a year after he stabbed his roommate in a Northridge apartment. Meadors, 52, was acquitted of an original charge of second-degree murder. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Charles Peven in San Fernando scheduled sentencing for April 10.
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October 11, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Faced with a potential lawsuit, Los Angeles City Council members asked the city attorney's office Wednesday for an opinion on their decision not to reopen a road vital to the Ahmanson Ranch development. A motion introduced by Councilwoman Jan Perry said the developers have said the council action "may have legal consequences and potential liability for the city."
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