A native of New Jersey, Harrison
Sheppard worked as journalist and city editor for the
of Van Nuys, California, from 1999 to 2014, where he covered numerous
secession movements around Los Angeles in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The collection
documents Sheppard's work as a reporter for the
Daily News, and
covers the grassroots efforts of the citizens of the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, and Los
Angeles' Harbor City area to secede and form independent cities between 1999 and
A native of New Jersey, Harrison Sheppard worked as journalist and city editor for the
Daily News of Van Nuys, CA, from 1999 to 2014. He has also
written for several papers in the suburban Boston area and for the Los
Angeles Times. The Daily News, founded in 1911,
focuses its news coverage on the San Fernando Valley. Sheppard's assignments for the Daily News included serving as Sacramento Bureau Chief, as well as
covering Los Angeles City Hall, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the San
Fernando Valley secession drive of 1999-2002.
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