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Porter Ranch Border War
Think the Battle of Fallujah is intense? Yawn.
Reality-based versus Faith-based? Boring.
The Hahn-Parks "payback's a bitch" vendetta? Zzzzzzzzz.
The real clash of titans is taking place in the northwest San Fernando Valley, where two Chambers of Commerce are duking it out over Porter Ranch like street gangs banging over the best crack-slinging corner in the neighborhood.
Seems the Chatsworth/Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce doesn't appreciate the North Valley Regional Chamber, which also claims Porter Ranch as their own, stepping on their turf. The North Valley Regional Chamber, in turn, thinks the Chatsworth/Porter Ranch Chamber needs to get on down off their high horse.
That dispute has devolved into a name-callin', mud-slingin' free-for-all that has roiled the normally staid Chamber of Commerce subculture, in which aggressive behavior is usually manifested in agitating for business tax cuts, or protesting high-density housing (it might bring in more of "them", don't ya know).
Of course, there are other picayune contributing factors to this teapot tempest. However, LAist will spare you the type of tedious detail that would only be of interest to the sort of dried-out, uptight suits that would actually spend time and energy fighting over something so utterly ridiculous.
Suffice it to say that Angelenos are probably happy to hear that economic conditions in the Valley are so good that the Chambers there can focus on important issues, such as who can represent the wealthy and privileged citizens of Porter Ranch.