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Longstanding Sherman Oaks newsstand re-opens with new business model but not much news

When Tarzana resident Dana Belle bought the Sherman Oaks Newsstand three years ago – a 90-foot-long booth selling an array of local and international magazines, periodicals and newspapers – she didn’t pay much mind to the imperiled nature of the print journalism industry. “I wanted to own a piece of L.A. that’s history,” she said Monday of the business at the corner of Ventura and Van Nuys boulevards that was once a bustling outdoor library for curious-minded locals. She saw value in the nostalg...
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Media, Youtube, La, Sport, Soccer, Playboy, Local-news, Belle, Magic Johnson, Southwest Airlines, Cvs, Ventura, Daily News

Carson refinery fire will likely fuel price hikes at gas pump

The Marathon Petroleum refinery looms in the background behind a Shell and Chevron gas station in Carson on Monday, Mar. 18, 2019. Gas prices will probably rise following the fire at the nearby Phillips 66 refinery on Friday. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) A partial shutdown of the Phillips 66 refinery in Carson — when combined with temporary closures of two other facilities on the West Coast — began driving up pump prices Monday in Southern California, according to oil industry e...
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Epa, West Coast, Local News, Shell, Gas Prices, Chevron, Richmond, Southern California, Los Angeles County

Woodland Hills teen sentenced to probation, community service following deadly Tarzana crash

In a Sylmar courtroom Monday, Pedram Shayesteh stood before a judge as well as a daughter still grieving from a terrible night two years ago. Dabbing his eyes and nose with a tissue, the 18-year-old Woodland Hills man stood up, ready to face his sentence. But first, he would voice his remorse “from the deepest part of my soul” for actions that caused the death of an Encino father. Shayesteh was 16 years old when he was involved in the high-speed crash on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana that left an...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Local News, Mercedes, Northridge, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Superior Court, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Ventura Boulevard, Reseda, Sylmar, Encino

Beverly Hills man sentenced to 14 years in prison for embezzling $2.4 million from El Segundo company

A Beverly Hills man was sentenced last week to more than 14 years in state prison after pleading no contest to charges he embezzled $2.4 million from an El Segundo company. Adam Reed Zucker, 42, pleaded no contest to 35 felony counts, including grand theft by embezzlement, money laundering and filing a false income tax return, on Aug. 27, prosecutors said. He was sentenced Friday, March 15 by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jose Sandoval. Zucker was the vice president for sports licensing at Ar...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Higher Education, Beverly Hills, Public Safety, Los Angeles Superior Court, Zucker, El Segundo, Lake Elsinore, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Crime + Public Safety, Mission Hills Gov Gavin Newsom

Lot E at LAX will open March 28, bringing more long-term economy parking spaces

After cutting the number of economy long-term parking spaces nearly in half in 2017, LAX is set to bring that number back up. Los Angeles International Airport is still in the process of shutting down Lot C, but airport officials announced on Monday, March 18, that Economy Lot E will open Thursday, March 28. The new lot, located off 111th Street between Aviation and La Cienega boulevards, will initially offer about 2,000 spaces and will expand to 2,700 by the end of June. Like Lot C, the daily r...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Seattle, Local News, Southern California, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, La Cienega, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT

A San Fernando Valley-based scam targeted buyers of high-end autos, DA says

SAN FERNANDO – Two Los Angeles men have been charged with 40 felony grand theft auto charges stemming from an alleged San Fernando Valley-centered scam targeting buyers of high-end cars like Bentleys and Maseratis that robbed victims of nearly $4 million, L.A. County prosecutors said Monday. Arman Mave Hazarian, also known as Dean Hazarian, of Tarzana, and Afshin Hashemi, also known as Al Hashemi, of Hollywood, also face six additional felony counts of grand theft. The charges include allegation...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Sport, Soccer, Courts, California Highway Patrol, Local News, Daily News, Tarzana, San Fernando Valley, Hashemi, Automobile Insurance Fraud, Top Stories LADN, Auto-theft, SAN FERNANDO Two Los Angeles, Arman Mave Hazarian

Home sales in Southern California have slowed to the lowest level since 2008

January is typically the slowest month for home sales. This year, sales statewide in the first month were the slowest of any month since April 2008. Has the real estate market cooled in California? Yes, since price gains have slowed. On the level There might be some good news for Californians stretching to buy a home. The statewide median home price declined to $538,690 in January. The statewide median price was down 3.4 percent from $557,600 in December and up 2.1 percent in January from a revi...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, California News, Los Angeles, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Homes, Bay Area, Southern California, Los Angeles Orange, California Association Of Realtors, Jared Martin

Details for temporary homeless shelter in Wilmington set to roll out next week

After months of debate, plans for a temporary homeless shelter in Wilmington are set to be unveiled next week. But after an enthusiastic July 2018 launch of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s A Bridge Home program and with new funding in place, the city’s ambitious efforts to move the homeless off of local sidewalks has hit some snags, including rising costs and a slower pace for building permanent housing and community opposition delaying some of the proposed temporary shelter sites. Only one Bridge Home sh...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Homeless Shelters, Ginsberg, Wilmington, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Griffith Park, Olvera Street, Eubank

St. Euphrasia Catholic School student removed from campus after ‘potential threat,’ police continue investigating

A threat made by a student to two others at a Catholic school in Granada Hills prompted an investigation this month by police and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Mary Blair, the principal of St. Euphrasia Catholic School, said in a March 11 letter to parents that after classes were dismissed, the student “made a statement to two other students that was perceived as a potential threat.” A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese said the students then told a teacher about the threat, who told Blair. The p...
Tags: School, News, Police, Sport, Soccer, Catholic, Public Safety, Blair, Devonshire, Pico Robertson, Granada Hills, Panorama City, Archdiocese, Top Stories LADN, St Euphrasia Catholic School, School threat

LA Marathon 2019: Transit suggestions for viewing the race on March 24

  Ethiopia’s Sule Gedo (in front) was the first woman to cross the finish line in Santa Monica during the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon. (Photo by Gene Blevins/LA Daily News/SCNG)   It’s Skechers LA Marathon time again, and we can help you experience the spectacle when more than 24,000 racers from all 50 states and more than 63 countries, including the elite marathoners, race on March 24. Or maybe you promised to catch a glimpse of family or friends pounding the pavement somewhere along the cou...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pasadena, Local News, Metro, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, East Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Union Station, Los Angeles Daily News, Dodger Stadium

Supreme Court lets ruling stand against resort owner who refused to rent to lesbian couple from Long Beach

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed and breakfast owner violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young, who argued that she should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of her religious beliefs. “Mrs. Young will rent a bedroom in her home to anyone, including those who are LGBT, but will not rent to any romantic partne...
Tags: Business, News, Supreme Court, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Long Beach, Catholic, Lgbtq, Local News, Young, U S Supreme Court, Long Beach California, Hawaii Supreme Court, Phyllis Young, Cervelli

UCLA women’s basketball earns No. 6 seed in NCAA tournament

LOS ANGELES — For the first time in four years, UCLA women’s basketball will start its postseason on the road. The Bruins are a No. 6 seed in the Albany Region in the NCAA Tournament, opening the postseason on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET against No. 11 Tennessee in College Park, Md. UCLA, which finished fourth in the Pac-12 and won 11 of its past 13 games, advanced to the Elite Eight for the second time in school history last year and has made three straight Sweet 16 appearances. However, the Bruins ...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Tennessee, College sports, Ncaa, Ucla, Bruins, Walker, Arizona State, ESPNU, Pauley Pavilion, Top Stories LADN

Warner Bros. CEO ousted over relationship with actress

Warner Bros. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara is leaving the studio over allegations that he had a sexual relationship with an actress he helped promote, adding to the number of Hollywood moguls toppled by scandal. Tsujihara brings fresh upheaval to a business acquired by AT&T Inc. last year, underscoring the challenges of transforming itself from a telecom giant into a media conglomerate. John Stankey, head of the company’s WarnerMedia, announced Tsujihara’s departure on Monday, saying t...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Time Warner, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, People, Soccer, Ocean, Warner Bros, Stanford University, University Of Southern California, James Packer, Kevin Tsujihara, Kevin, Kirk

The Method Fest film festival is returning after 9 years away

After being dormant for most of the decade, The Method Fest Independent Film Festival returns to Southern California, from March 22-28. Centered at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, the 13th edition of the film festival that focuses on acting performances opens Friday night with “Stockholm” starring Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace, a comic/dramatic recreation of the 1970s hostage situation that inspired the term Stockholm Syndrome. Around two dozen features and loads of shorts wil...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ethan Hawke, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Southern California, Burbank, El Segundo, Studio City, Calabasas

Pizza Hut brings back P’Zone for March Madness

Hunger for pizza is a symptom of March Madness. That fact is not lost on Pizza Hut, a corporate sponsor of the NCAA, which is bringing one of its popular promotions to feed basketball fans during three intense weeks of college tournaments. Pizza Hut calls P’Zone the ultimate comeback. It features toasted Parmesan pizza crust folded over pizza toppings and cheese and served with a side of marinara sauce. The calzone-like snack has been off the menu for several years. Pepperoni P’Zones are on Pizz...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Pizza Hut, Ncaa, Guy Fieri, San Pedro, Wendy, Buffalo Wild Wings, Koreatown, Sherman Oaks, Little Caesars Pizza, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

By ANDREW MELDRUM JOHANNESBURG — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. Cyclone Idai is believed to be the most destructive storm to hit the impoverished southeastern African country in more than 10 years. Speaking on state Radio Mozambique, President Filipe Nyusi said that while the official death toll stood at 84, “It appears...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, Portugal, Zimbabwe, Red Cross, Mozambique, Johannesburg, Malawi, Indian Ocean, Beira, Manica, Filipe Nyusi, Nyusi

iBuyer companies want to buy your Southern California home

Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract ho...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate, Minneapolis, California, Housing, Oregon, Time, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Innovation, Long Beach, Kansas City, Seattle

What’s an iBuyer? These companies will buy your home quicker, but at what cost?

Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract ho...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate, Minneapolis, Housing, Oregon, Time, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Innovation, Long Beach, Kansas City, Seattle, Riverside County

Trucking companies are hiring felons to fill thousands of driver openings

A Knight Transportation truck returns to its Fontana facility on Friday, March 8, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) A Knight Transportation truck leaves its Fontana facility on Friday, March 8, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A Knight Transportation truck leaves its Fontana facility on Friday, March 8, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Show ...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Florida, California, Sport, Soccer, Presley, Phoenix, Robinson, Kearney, Fontana, Knight, Irwindale, American Trucking Associations, Karl Robinson, Rosemead

Man and woman rescued from Pacoima Wash

PACOIMA — A 21-year-old man and 18-year-old woman were rescued early Monday from fast-moving water in the Pacoima Wash, a tributary of the Los Angeles River, authorities said. The two entered the wash near Foothill Boulevard and were swept miles down the wash at about 20 mph, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange. One of them managed to call 911 at about 12:30 a.m. and spoke with dispatchers while moving through the wash, Prange said. The pair grabbed a wall before passing u...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles River, Pacoima, Pacoima San Fernando, Foothill Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department, LAFD, Prange, Top Stories LADN, Telfair Avenue, Pacoima Wash, Crime + Public Safety, Nicholas Prange

Man stabbed to death in Panorama City dispute

PANORAMA CITY — A man stabbed his neighbor to death during a dispute at their apartment complex, authorities said Monday. The stabbing was reported about 8 p.m. Sunday at 8519 Willis Ave., Los Angeles police Officer D. Orris said. The two men, both 37 years old, were arguing when “one guy went into his apartment and got a knife and stabbed the other,” he said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said. The suspect fled the scene, but police located him and took ...
Tags: News, Stabbing, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Pasadena, Local News, Azusa, North Hollywood, Orris, Panorama City, Top Stories LADN, Larry Dietz, Crime + Public Safety, Willis Ave Los Angeles

See which iBuyers are operating in Southern California

iBuyers — or companies that buy homes directly from owners — first surfaced in Southern California in January 2017, when RedfinNow paid $285,000 for a four-bedroom house in Hemet. Here’s a brief description of the five iBuyers now operating in the region. RedfinNow: Owned by, a discount brokerage, it has purchased at least 164 homes since January 2017 in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles counties. Offerpad: The Arizona company has bought at least 94 homes s...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, Zillow, Redfin, Southern California, Inland Empire, Hemet, Paul Reddam, CashCall, Top Stories LADN

Car kills pedestrian in Pico-Robertson area of LA

LOS ANGELES — A pedestrian struck by a car and killed in the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles crossed the street outside of a marked crosswalk, authorities said Monday. The fatality was reported at 8:31 p.m. Sunday at 1119 S. Robertson Blvd., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, Prange said. The driver of the southbound 2006 Toyota Corolla remained at the scene to render aid, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eis...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Local News, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Littlerock, Newhall, Pico Robertson, Norma Eisenman, Eisenman, Prange

Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, March 18-25

  Shane’s Inspiration at Griffith Park. (Photo copyright RecWest Outdoor Products, Inc./courtesy)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Oral health screenings for children in Burbank area: Kids’ Community Dental Clinic for Children offers children ages six-months to age 18 a free oral assessment by volunteer dental professionals, March 18-30 and April 22-27. If necessary, one free ...
Tags: Charity, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Volunteer, Stryker, Local News, Beverly Hills Hotel, Irs, Fundraiser, West Hollywood, Judy, Burbank, Sun Valley, Shane, KROQ

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, March 18-25

    Senior Scam Stopper lecture on March 21 at the East Valley Adult Center in Van Nuys. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Reseda Neighborhood Council: 7 p.m. March 18. Reseda Neighborhood Council Community Space, 18118 Sherman Way. 818-832-7540. Canoga Park-West Hill...
Tags: Law, Sport, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Local News, Sam, Michael Lewis, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Anthony Horowitz, Ian Rankin, Moriarty, Wendy, Art Institute, Los Angeles County, Rotary Club

Legendary Disney artist Mary Blair is featured at this museum

  Mary Blair, Concept art for façade of “It’s a Small World,” c. 1962-63, gouache on board. (Photo Courtesy of the Hilbert Museum) Rebecca Gacek, of Laguna Beach, checks out the Mary Blair exhibit at the Hilbert Museum of California Art in Orange. The museum is displaying the legendary Disney illustrator’s work that includes the exteriors for “It’s A Small World,” and stills for “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella” and “Peter Pan.” (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, California, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South America, Oklahoma, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Peta, Walt Disney World, Orange, East Coast

Whicker: The 2019 NCAA tournament, from A to Z

The 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, from A to Z: A is for Auburn’s Anfernee McLemore, a shot-blocker who wrote a kinesiology paper on Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle injury. In his next game Hardaway dislocated an ankle and broke his tibia. He recovered and now leads Auburn’s backline of shot blockers. B is for Buddy Boeheim, one of three children of Syracuse coach Jim who plays Division I basketball. At an AAU tournament, Buddy drilled 7 3-pointers in a row. North Carolina coach Roy Will...
Tags: Usa, Mac, Montana, Virginia, Nigeria, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Yale, Tennessee, Iowa, Nba, Mali, Harlem Globetrotters

Photos: Flogging Molly fans pre-game at the Hollywood Palladium on St. Patrick’s Day

Thousands of St. Patrick’s Day revelers filed into the Hollywood Palladium parking lot off Sunset Boulevard early on Sunday afternoon to take part in KROQ 106.7/FM’s official pre-party for Flogging Molly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Los Angeles. Doors for the show didn’t officially open until 6 p.m., but fans showed up in droves to get an early start to the celebration, which included a live stage provided by HD Sound Space that featured sets by Blue Deux, KROQ’s own DJ Jeremiah Red...
Tags: Music, Molly, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Sydney, LBC, Flogging Molly, Briggs, Snoop Dogg, Concerts, Dick Dale, KROQ, Sunset Boulevard, El Tri

Man suspected of sparking Century City mall shooting scare by burning books, pointing gun at store employee is arrested

The suspect in an assault and shooting scare that emptied the Westfield Century City Mall on Friday was found in Venice the next night and taken into custody, Los Angeles police said Sunday. Officials said Nicholas K. Oates, a 25-year-old from Missouri, sparked the incident when he went to a store inside the mall, pulled several books off shelves, then started to light them on fire. When an employee tried to stop him, Oates pulled out a handgun, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman in a written stat...
Tags: Amazon, News, Arson, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Arrest, Venice, Lapd, Oates, Century City, Westfield Century City Mall, Norma Eisenman, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze

Dick Dale, ‘King of the Surf Guitar,’ dead at 81

Richard Monsour may have grown up in snowy Massachusetts, but the guitarist known as Dick Dale brought the rock music of California’s surf culture to the nation. Known as the “King of Surf Guitar,” Dale, 81, died over the weekend, according to reports. While Dale’s music traveled around the world, his imprint on Southern California is strong. He led the surf music revolution from the Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in the late 1950s and early 1960s and over the years had residences i...
Tags: California, Massachusetts, Sport, Jimi Hendrix, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Quentin Tarantino, Disneyland, Pasadena, Orange County, Richard, Southern California, Dick Dale, Orange County Register, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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