Stories for October 1997

Wednesday, October 1

Valley Talk

The number of homes sold has been rising for four consecutive months and the median price is up nearly 10 percent from a year ago.


Boeing Co. will likely be subjected to a rising number of personal injury lawsuits as a result of a new study that found abnormally high rates of cancer among workers at its Rocketdyne facility near Simi Valley, as well as residents living near the facili

HD Standing Still

Anyone who lives and works in the San Fernando Valley is accustomed to nasty traffic snarls, but the last few weeks have been especially cruel and unusual.

Valley Re Column

NBC has snagged one of the few available full floors of office space in the Burbank Media District, leasing the 18,000-square-foot top floor of the Central Park at Toluca Lake building on West Olive Avenue.

Valley Letter

Gov. Wilson should veto Senate Bill 1258, which would make it virtually impossible to break up the L.A. Unified School District or any other school district.

Lsit Story

The key to success for restaurants in the San Fernando Valley seems to be serving large portions at reasonable prices.


A long-awaited tax equity study billed as the means to stop businesses from leaving Los Angeles has been released to jeers from business advocates who said it is long on jargon and short on solutions.

Dial M

When Peggy Phillips moved to Los Angeles in 1985, her goal was to produce dinner shows reminiscent of the elegant productions of the '40s.


As developers race to get the financing together for a host of major office projects in the hot Burbank Media District, J.H. Snyder Co. will apparently be first off the blocks after announcing it will break ground on its Burbank Media Center project next


In a book world dominated by supermarket-sized discount stores, the Samuel French Theater & Film Bookshops has found a quiet niche in the Studio City.

Valley Forum

Vehicle traffic counts by the state Department of Transportation and the city of Los Angeles show that more cars are clogging the streets and freeways of the San Fernando Valley. A host of improvements from synchronized traffic signals to carpool lanes

SFV Newsmakers

Basil Iwanyk has been named vice president of production at Burbank-based Warner Bros. Iwanyk will oversee motion picture development and production. He previously was production executive at the studio.


Recognizing that their campus is mere miles from the heart of the entertainment business the biggest employer in the San Fernando Valley Cal State Northridge officials are looking to retool their curriculum to make it more geared to the industry.


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Burbank's Woodbury University long has been something of a stepsister to its more prestigious rivals UCLA and USC, making it hard to attract top-quality students and faculty.


The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena airport saw a nosedive in air cargo volume in August, according to this month's Valley Econowatch.

Spotlight on Westlake

Right in the heart of the Valley's "Technology Corridor" lies Westlake Village, where crime is low, the quality of life is high and the small-town feel makes it an ideal setting for a variety of high-tech, health care and biotech firms.

Valley Profile

For two decades, Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association President Richard Close has taken on the powers that be.


A San Fernando Valley mall recently opened its doors to the public and is now launching a full-scale advertising campaign to lure shoppers.


On the one hand, after years of recession, the L.A. region's economy finally is on the rebound especially in the San Fernando Valley, thanks in large part to the entertainment and multimedia boom in Burbank, Studio City and North Hollywood.