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August 23, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 500 people marched through the streets Sunday afternoon in what organizers billed as a show of unity against hate. The event comes nearly two weeks after white supremacist Buford O. Furrow captured national attention after he allegedly shot up the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills and killed a Filipino American mail carrier. Joseph Ileto was fatally shot Aug.
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December 19, 2003 | From Times Staff Writers
A toddler found a pipe bomb Thursday while playing at Castle Peak Park, police said. "She brought the bomb home and her father called the police," said LAPD Sgt. Alan Sorkness. The police bomb squad detonated the device.
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February 2, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
Like an accident victim who gingerly feels around for broken bones and finds just a sprain, the West Hills community, post-earthquake, is heaving a big sigh of relief. "Relative to many other areas in the San Fernando Valley, West Hills was generally very lucky in that most people did not suffer significant damage," said Joel Schiffman, board member of the West Hills Property Owners Assn. "There were some isolated areas where people were pretty hard hit."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 500 people marched through the streets Sunday afternoon in what organizers billed as a show of unity against hate. The event comes nearly two weeks after white supremacist Buford O. Furrow captured national attention after he allegedly shot up the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills and killed a Filipino American mail carrier. Joseph Ileto was fatally shot Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 500 people marched through the San Fernando Valley community of West Hills on Sunday afternoon in what organizers billed as a unity march against hate. The event comes nearly two weeks after white supremacist Buford O. Furrow Jr. was arrested on suspicion of shooting up the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills.
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January 13, 1994 | JILL LEOVY
The Canoga Park and West Hills chambers of commerce have officially completed a merger process begun last month. In a vote that wrapped up Monday, members of both chambers almost unanimously ratified the merger. The change represents a partial rapprochement between the two communities, which were estranged in 1987 when West Hills broke off from Canoga Park.
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December 19, 2003 | From Times Staff Writers
A toddler found a pipe bomb Thursday while playing at Castle Peak Park, police said. "She brought the bomb home and her father called the police," said LAPD Sgt. Alan Sorkness. The police bomb squad detonated the device.
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February 14, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If not for the Northridge earthquake, Lou and Reata Vaughn might have been buried alive Friday morning. After a 2:30 a.m. mudslide, the elderly couple's seismically retrofitted foundation was the only thing between them and a 30-foot drop into a muddy ravine. Awakened by a violent crash, Lou Vaughn, 66, rushed to the window and gasped. "There's no backyard left; it's gone," he later said he told his wife.
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February 14, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE DAVID COLKER and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An early morning mudslide ripped a 200-foot-long gash across a West Hills hillside Friday, damaging five homes, sending a garage sledding down a hill and raising fears of more destruction from a predicted series of heavy storms barreling in from the Pacific. Already this winter, rainfall has surpassed totals for the same period during the savage 1982-83 El Nino year, when rain caused $131 million in damage across Southern California.
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March 25, 1997
A nonsectarian, private Canoga Park school has received the city's preliminary approval to move into a vacant West Hills building previously occupied by Shomrei Torah Synagogue. Parkhill School officials told a zoning administrator at a public hearing Monday in Sherman Oaks that the move will provide much-needed space. "It has about three times the physical space we have now.
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August 23, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 500 people marched through the San Fernando Valley community of West Hills on Sunday afternoon in what organizers billed as a unity march against hate. The event comes nearly two weeks after white supremacist Buford O. Furrow Jr. was arrested on suspicion of shooting up the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills.
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February 14, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
One year ago, Napa Street resident Louis Vaughn heard a sound "like a giant toilet flushing," and looked out his patio door at 2 a.m. to find his patio missing. The 60-by-12-foot structure had slid away, along with the hill behind his house--gazebo, Weber grill and all. He and his neighbors marked the anniversary of the West Hills mudslide Saturday afternoon with a block party for the victims.
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February 18, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping the worst is behind them, a group of West Hills residents--left temporarily homeless last week by a devastating mudslide--began the daunting task Tuesday of figuring out how to repair the damage and stave off future disasters. The big problem: Where will all the money come from?
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February 14, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If not for the Northridge earthquake, Lou and Reata Vaughn might have been buried alive Friday morning. After a 2:30 a.m. mudslide, the elderly couple's seismically retrofitted foundation was the only thing between them and a 30-foot drop into a muddy ravine. Awakened by a violent crash, Lou Vaughn, 66, rushed to the window and gasped. "There's no backyard left; it's gone," he later said he told his wife.
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February 14, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE DAVID COLKER and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An early morning mudslide ripped a 200-foot-long gash across a West Hills hillside Friday, damaging five homes, sending a garage sledding down a hill and raising fears of more destruction from a predicted series of heavy storms barreling in from the Pacific. Already this winter, rainfall has surpassed totals for the same period during the savage 1982-83 El Nino year, when rain caused $131 million in damage across Southern California.
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February 14, 1998 | ERIC MALNIC and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three powerful Pacific storms were bearing down on Los Angeles late Friday, bringing the likelihood of more drenching rain--and the threat of more mudslides, flooding and punishing surf--to already sodden Southern California.
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December 14, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
The Anti-Defamation League will open a new office today in West Hills to serve the region's growing Jewish population, officials from the organization said. A dedication will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the office, at 22622 Vanowen St. Guests will include state Sen. Herschel Rosenthal (D-Van Nuys), county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, City Councilwoman Laura Chick and Los Angeles City Atty. James Hahn. ADL National Director Abraham Foxman will speak.
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March 23, 1997
At the far west end of the San Fernando Valley, once part of Canoga Park, West Hills is an affluent residential community that boasts green space despite steady housing growth since it was formed in 1987. Residents are proud of the image and work to maintain the quality of the community and its separation from many of the problems of city life.
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September 18, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
West Valley Christian Church on Sunday will host its first "Bridge the Gap" multicultural family festival showcasing the ethnic diversity among Christian believers. With contemporary Christian music, food booths and children's activities, the racially mixed congregation hopes to show that people from different backgrounds sharing the same faith can come together for fun and fellowship, said Ken Hawes, the church's minister of worship and event organizer.
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March 25, 1997
A nonsectarian, private Canoga Park school has received the city's preliminary approval to move into a vacant West Hills building previously occupied by Shomrei Torah Synagogue. Parkhill School officials told a zoning administrator at a public hearing Monday in Sherman Oaks that the move will provide much-needed space. "It has about three times the physical space we have now.
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