Vegetation fire doused: About a half-acre of vegetation and debris burned Friday in the O'Melveny Park
area, but no structures were threatened and no one was hurt.
I decided to go check it out up close and packed the camera and the dog for a walk in O'Melveny Park
, a Granada Hills jewel that must surely be one of Los Angeles' best kept secrets.
Audubon members fanned out through the valley, with bird counts at Chatsworth Reservoir, Hansen Dam, O'Melveny Park
in Granada Hills, Pierce College and Limekiln Canyon.
Vandals destroyed several small trees, including this stakedsapling, along Sesnon Boulevard across from O'Melveny Park
NEWHALL - A crucial parcel of land was added Monday to the Santa Clarita Woodlands Park, linking San Fernando Valley's O'Melveny Park
in the sprawling wilderness preserve west of Santa Clarita.
San Fernando Valley: O'Melveny Park
, Van Norman Reservoir, Chatsworth Reservoir, Veteran's Park, Hansen Dam, Descanso Gardens, Bette Davis Picnic Area, Franklin Canyon Reservoir.
Across the San Fernando Valley, bird counts were held at Pierce College, Chatsworth Reservoir, O'Melveny Park
in Granada Hills, and Wilson Canyon in Sylmar.
Alpha League Lauren Dvoracek of Village Christian finished with a record time of 19:13 to win individual honors at the 3-mile O'Melveny Park
Unfortunately, the kids who attend Van Gogh Elementary in Granada Hills and play at nearby O'Melveny Park
may be at risk in just that way simply because of their proximity to a dump.
Local residents who regularly use O'Melveny Park
said Sunday they fear the reopening of the city portion of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill will bring foul odor, pollution, dust and litter to the sylvan oasis.
Not only are the children exposed to the dust contaminants and diesel fumes, but what of us that enjoy a hike or picnic in beautiful O'Melveny Park
or Bee Canyon Park?
Parks affected include Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area and Center, Shadow Ranch, Sylmar Park, Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, the Valley Plaza Park and Recreation Center, the Van Nuys Senior Citizens Center, the Victory-Vineland Park and Recreation Center, the Panorama City Recreation Center, Chatsworth Park South, Cleveland High School Pool, The Encino Community Center, the Fernangeles Recreation Center, the Lake View Terrace Recreation Center, the Northeast Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, O'Melveny Park
, the Lanark Recreation Center, the Branford Recreation Center, Encino Park, Granada Hills Park and Recreation Center, Hubert Humphrey Memorial Park, Mason Park and North Hollywood Park.