A native of New Jersey, Harrison Sheppard
worked as journalist and city editor for the
Daily News 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
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
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