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Woman killed in Chatsworth murder-suicide identified

Authorities identified on Thursday, April 18, a woman who police say was fatally shot by her husband before he shot and killed himself in their Chatsworth home, where the couple’s two young children were found more than three days after their parents’ deaths. Officers responded at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday to a call of shots fired in the 9100 block of Foster Lane and found the parents dead in the upstairs bedroom, both due to gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The inves...
Tags: News, Shooting, Guns, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Daily News, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, Crime + Public Safety, David Kooros Parsa, Mihoko Koike Parsa


West Valley League baseball teams tune up in spring tournaments before final stretch of games

All six of the West Valley League schools have their spring break this week. All players had time off from school, but not from baseball. Birmingham, Chatsworth and Granada Hills Charter competed in the Durango Tournament in Las Vegas. Cleveland, El Camino Real and Taft played in the Lions Tournament in San Diego. Some teams flourished, some struggled. Granada Hills and Chatsworth each went 2-2 in the Durango Tournament. Both teams also beat Palo Verde, the defending Nevada state champion. The C...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Las Vegas, Nevada, Birmingham, Cleveland, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Durango, Cavs, Taft, Carlsbad, Oxnard, San Fernando Valley


3 men found dead in Glendale home

Three men were found dead Thursday inside a home in Glendale. Police responded about 12:15 a.m. to calls from neighbors reporting shots fired in the 1300 block of Columbia Drive, just west of Adams Street, and found three men dead inside the home, said Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department. He said one victim lived in the home and that area residents are in no danger. A motive for the shooting was not disclosed. This story is developing. Please check back for updates. Related Arti...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Mother, Homicide, Chatsworth, Arcadia, Jones, Carson, Columbia Drive, Adams Street, Glendale Police, Glendale Police Department, Top Stories LADN


Amber Alert issued for teen who may be with Carson homicide suspects

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said an Amber Alert was issued Wednesday night as investigators sought to find a 15-year-old girl last seen with two suspects in a homicide in Carson. The Sheriff’s Department was seeking the public’s assistance in finding Alora Benitez, 15, who was last seen in Torrance at 9 a.m. Alora is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. #AmberAlert – Alora Benitez last Seen in a Wht, 2013 BMW 4-door sed...
Tags: Google, News, Sport, Soccer, Mother, Nevada, Homicide, Amber Alert, Chatsworth, Audi, Arcadia, Jones, Torrance, Carson, Lawler, Sheriff s Department


1 person injured in shooting near Pasadena during apparent burglary

One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday at a home in an unincorporated area of Pasadena during an apparent burglary, authorities said. The person was transported to a local trauma center in at 3:29 p.m., said Fire Inspector Scott Elliot with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Information on the person’s condition was not immediately available. The shooting took place at the 3600 block of Grayburn Road near Rosemead Boulevard. Authorities are investigating the incident as a burglary a...
Tags: News, Shooting, Theft, Burglary, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Lapd, Nipsey Hussle, Los Angeles County, Scott Elliot, Encino, Huntington Drive, Top Stories PSN, Rosemead Boulevard


Officials ID shooter in suspected Chatsworth murder-suicide

CHATSWORTH — Authorities Tuesday identified a man who police say fatally shot his wife and himself in their Chatsworth home, where the couple’s two young children were found more than three days after their parents’ deaths. The children, a toddler and an infant, were not physically injured but “were admitted to a local area hospital for observation,” according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Related Articles $20,000 reward offered for clues in the killing of a 76-year-o...
Tags: News, Shooting, Suicide, Sport, Soccer, Mother, Homicide, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Arcadia, Jones, Medina, Hawthorne, Temecula, Tony Medina


Easter egg hunts in the San Fernando Valley area, April 17-21

    Three-year-olds rush for eggs during an Easter egg hunt on March 31, 2018 at La Mirada Regional Park. (Correspondent photo by Leo Jarzomb)   The Easter Bunny is hopping into town. Here’s a sampling of egg hunts and spring carnivals in the San Fernando Valley area. Most hunts are timed by age. Some events have fees for activities. Children must have a basket.   APRIL 17   Spring Egg Hunt at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center: Egg dyeing, egg hunt, arts and crafts and games, 4 p.m. 10736 ...
Tags: Time, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, Easter, Winnetka, San Fernando Valley, Vineland, North Hollywood, Easter Bunny, Grand Ave Los Angeles, Egg Hunt, Top Stories LADN, Mason Ave Chatsworth, Leo Jarzomb


Chatsworth couple killed in murder-suicide, young children found unharmed

A couple was killed in a murder-suicide, and their two young children were found unharmed inside the condo in Chatsworth.
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Toddler, infant rescued from Chatsworth home where LAPD said murder-suicide occurred

A toddler and an infant were trapped in their Chatsworth home for three-and-a-half days after their father shot their mother to death, then turned the gun on himself, neighbors said. Police said both children were unharmed following the shooting, which was reported on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. But neighbors said they first suspected something had occurred late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning after an argument, then two loud pops, were heard. In a statement, Los Angeles Police Department offi...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Medina, Los Angeles Police Department, Department of Children and Family Services, Tony Medina, Top Stories LADN, Dave Peteque, Farralone Avenue, Peteque, Crime + Public Safety


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 15-22

    Flair Cleaners locations are collecting prom dresses for Becca’s Closet charity through April 30. (File photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Victory for Victims 5K/10K, Kid’s Fun Run and AKC 1-Mile Friendly Dog Walk: Fundraiser for the Center for Assault Treatment Services. Opening ceremony, expo opening and aerobic warm-up, ...
Tags: New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Volunteer, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Fundraiser, Burbank, San Fernando, Los Angeles Police Department, Devonshire, San Fernando Valley


Daily News high school softball rankings, April 14

The latest Daily News high school softball rankings as of April 14. DAILY NEWS TOP 10 1. Oaks Christian (20-3-1): Spring Break — Whoo Hoo!! Lions ride into Spring Break with an 11-game unbeaten streak, reclaiming the Marmonte League’s top spot and the No. 1 ranking in the all-important Daily News Top 10. Handled Calabasas, Thousand Oaks and Burroughs while tying Grace Brethren last week. 2. Saugus (16-7): Dallas Andrews’ walkoff RBI double helped Saugus beat Hart 8-7 to retain control of the fre...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tigers, Las Vegas, Chatsworth, Vikings, Valencia, High School Sports, Daily News, Saugus, Hart, Burbank, Burroughs, Westlake, San Fernando


Daily News high school baseball rankings, April 14

The latest Daily News high school baseball rankings as of April 14. DAILY NEWS TOP 10 1. Harvard-Westlake (19-3-1): The Wolverines swept St. Francis, now have Loyola this week. The much-anticipated series with Notre Dame begins Apr. 22. Harvard-Westlake is 10-1-1 in the Mission League. 2. Notre Dame (18-5): Knights are one game back of Harvard-Westlake at 10-2. The Knights face Crespi this week. 3. West Ranch (20-4): The Wildcats are winners of 10 straight. Their last loss came to Valencia on Ma...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Chargers, Cleveland, Chatsworth, Vikings, Notre Dame, Valencia, High School Sports, Daily News, Cavs, Taft, Saugus, Simi Valley


Baseball roundup: Isaiah Velazco lifts Granada Hills to first league victory, tops Chatsworth

GRANADA HILLS >> Granada Hills Charter junior catcher Isaiah Velazco saw the opportunity to redeem himself Friday afternoon when Alberto Prado was walked intentionally in front of him. Velazco went 0 for 4 in Wednesday’s loss to Chatsworth – Prado was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Bases loaded, Velazco lined a double to the outfield that score three runs and lifted Granada Hills Charter to its first West Valley League win of the season in a 5-2 victory over Chatsworth. “I felt somewhat dis...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Chatsworth, Ryan Reynolds, Valencia, High School Sports, Prado, Eagles, Saugus, Hart, Simi Valley, Morgan Smith


Sierra Canyon’s Cassius Stanley adds Duke to college choices, schedules visit

Cassius Stanley narrowed down his college recruitment to three schools in September: Kansas, UCLA, and Oregon. But this week, the 2019 Daily News boys basketball Player of the Year added Duke to his final list of potential schools. Stanley plans to visit Duke in Durham, N.C. this weekend, according to 247sports.com. Duke’s interest in Stanley came on strong during Sierra Canyon’s state playoff run to its second straight CIF State Open Division title. Sources close to the Daily News said that two...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Chatsworth, Duke, High School Sports, Durham, Daily News, Westchester, Blue Devils, Stanley, San Fernando Valley, Marvin Bagley III


Garden and home events in the San Fernando Valley, LA areas, April 12-19

  Romneya, also known as matilija poppy. (Photo by Stan Shebs/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, events and lectures in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   APRIL 12   Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve: Park hours: sunrise-sunset daily. The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday during the season and special events. Wildflower hotline: 661-72...
Tags: Home, Garden, Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, Hill, Conejo Valley, Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Santa Susana Mountains


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 12-19

    Pastel artist Otto Sturcke demonstrates using pastels on April 15 in Santa Clarita. (Photo of ‘El Musico’ courtesy of Otto Sturcke)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Spring Sky” show, 7:30, and “Protoplanetary Discs – Nursery of Exoplanets,” 8:30 p.m. April 12. ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Egg Hunt, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Kai Moran’s walk-off single lifts Cleveland baseball over El Camino Real

RESEDA  >> The Cleveland High baseball team is filled with underclassmen and just three seniors. Each week, the team continues to show its a real contender for the L.A. City Section title as if the label of “contender” hasn’t already been earned. “We’re good right now. The future is bright, too,” Cleveland coach Sid Lopez said. Sophomore Kai Moran hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Cleveland at 3-2 victory over El Camino Real in a West Valley League showdown on Wed...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Birmingham, Cleveland, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Taft, Adrian Gonzalez, Lopez, San Fernando Valley, Moran, El Camino Real, Correll, Los Angeles Daily News, Reseda


Southern California gas prices are rapidly closing in on $4 a gallon

Lingering refinery problems and a switch to the summer blend of gas are poised to push Southern California gas prices to $4 a gallon for the first time since July 2014. Price tracker GasBuddy reported Monday, April 8 that Los Angeles County prices have jumped nearly 20 cents over the past week and were 52.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. Orange County and the Inland Empire have weathered similar increases. “California will soon be home to something not seen in nearly five years: a sta...
Tags: Personal Finance, Business, California, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, West Coast, Chatsworth, Orange County, Riverside County, Gas Prices, Arcadia, Consumers, Bay Area


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 8-15

  A workshop meeting about plans for the upper Los Angeles River will be held on April 9 at the Rose Goldwater Community Center in Canoga Park. (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. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 8, and Mondays. Wend...
Tags: Australia, California, Sport, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Agatha Christie, Malibu, Wendy, Rotary Club, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley


Daily News high school softball rankings, April 7

The latest high school softball rankings as of April 7. DAILY NEW TOP 10 1. Saugus (15-6): Capped a solid 3-2 week at the competitive Michelle Carew Classic in emphatic fashion: a 4-2 victory over Crescenta Valley in a local heavyweight matchup. Huge Foothill League matchups against Hart and West Ranch loom ahead this week. Chance for Saugus to gain major separation. 2. Oaks Christian (17-3): In the infamous words of NFL coach Dennis Green: Oaks Christian is who we thought they were. Huge victor...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Vikings, Valencia, High School Sports, Marshall, Daily News, Saugus, Hart, Simi Valley, Woodbridge, Burroughs


LA City Council frontrunner launches campaign for Valley seat

Los Angeles City Council hopeful John Lee launched his campaign to represent the northeast San Fernando Valley at his new headquarters in Porter Ranch Saturday morning. Nearby, meanwhile, a group of protesters aired their concerns over a years-old sexual harassment allegation against Lee that resulted in a settlement. Lee, who previously worked as a chief of staff for former LA Councilmember Mitch Englander, is considered a front-runner in the race to represent neighborhoods including Porter Ran...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Sport, Soccer, John, City Council, Chatsworth, Local-news, Sexual Harassment, Los Angeles City Council, Dennis, Porter Ranch, Lee, Valley, John Lee


Ava Justman’s 12 strikeouts paces Chatsworth softball to victory over El Camino Real

WOODLAND HILLS >> Chatsworth junior left-handed pitcher Ava Justman is always rolling the ball through her fingers in order. It helps her get a grip on the ball and allows her own variety of spin. Once the ball leaves her hands, the ball moves in ways that tend to make hitters frustrated. On the receiving end of Justman’s stuff was rival El Camino Real. Justman fooled the Conquistadores using what she calls a “scrise,” a combination of a riseball and screwball that left the hitters baffled. Just...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Kelly, Jillian, San Fernando Valley, El Camino Real, Woodland, Clack, West Valley League, ECR, Borenstein, Ethan Hanson, High School Softball


Chatsworth baseball gets back on track with win over Taft in league opener

WOODLAND HILLS >> In the West Valley League anything goes. No team will ever turn its nose up at a victory, no matter how it’s earned – or given. Chatsworth topped Taft 6-2 in a much-need victory Wednesday afternoon after the Chancellors suffered five of their six losses this season by one run. “It felt good to get a convincing win,” senior Austin Carrillo said. Taft scored the first run of the game when freshman Matthew Leiterman, a junior varsity call up, hit an RBI double to give the Toreador...
Tags: Kitchen, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Taft, Gomez, El Camino Real, Woodland, Castellanos, Velasco, West Valley League, Carrillo, Joey Klein, Granada Hills


LA committee backs motion on legal action for clean-up of Santa Susana Field Lab

Richard Mathews traveled from the San Fernando Valley to downtown Los Angeles Monday to ask L.A. city officials to support a full cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. “People of Los Angeles have been damaged by the facility,” Mathews, 58, told members of the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee. “We support the full cleanup.” Mathews was among 20 Valley residents who joined the meeting to share their emotional testimonies and encourage officials to support a motion that would al...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, City Council, Chatsworth, Local News, Boeing, Department Of Energy, Valley, Simi Valley, San Fernando Valley, Mathews, United States Department of Labor


Another season of drama seems imminent for West Valley League baseball

Four of the six West Valley League baseball teams will be in action Wednesday. Chatsworth is at Taft, and Granada Hills is at El Camino Real. Both games begin at 3 p.m. Nothing primed the league for another year of chaos more than Cleveland’s two-game sweep of two-time L.A. City Section champion Birmingham last week. The Cavs outscored the Patriots 13-2. However, it’s nothing new for Cleveland, the Cavs beat Chatsworth 10-0 in their league opener last season before both teams ended up sharing th...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Birmingham, Cleveland, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Patriots, Cavs, Taft, Christopher, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, El Camino Real, Highlanders, West Valley League


Daily News high school softball rankings, March 31

The Daily News high school softball rankings as of March 31. DAILY NEWS TOP 10 1. Saugus (12-4): How do you shoot to the top of the Foothill League and vault from No. 8 to No. 1 in our list? A Leslie Reynaga no-hitter in the first-place showdown will do the trick. Let’s see what this team can do at the Michelle Carew Tournament in Anaheim Hills this week. 2. Crescenta Valley (13-2-1): Falcons breaking up the monotony of the Pacific League by heading to the Michelle Carew Classic this week. This ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tigers, Birmingham, Chatsworth, Vikings, Kennedy, Valencia, High School Sports, Daily News, Saugus, Hart, Simi Valley, Woodbridge, Indians


The All-SoCal Varsity Boys Basketball Team and SoCal Player of the Year – Cassius Stanley, Sierra Canyon

The Southern California News Group honors the region’s top winter sports athletes: SoCal Varsity Awards section is in Monday, April 1  editions of SCNG newspapers. Sierra Canyon basketball player Cassius Stanley. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sierra Canyon basketball player Cassius Stanley. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Sierra Canyon basketball player Cassius Stanley. (Photo by Hans ...
Tags: California, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Ncaa, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Simi Valley, John McCoy, Sheldon, Sacramento California, Westchester, Stanley, Centennial, Los Angeles Daily News


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 1-8, 2019

  Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council presents candidates for council board election at their April 3 meeting at Gault Street Elementary School. (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. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 1, and Mondays. Wendy’...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Agatha Christie, Northern California, Wendy, Rotary Club, Burbank, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Millie


Forest fire burns thousands of acres in New Jersey Pinelands

CHATSWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say fire whipped by high winds has spread over thousands of acres of state land in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, a forested area of coastal plain that stretches more than 1 million acres. State environmental protection department officials say the blaze was reported Saturday afternoon in Penn State Forest in […]
Tags: News, Nation, New Jersey, Chatsworth, N J AP, New Jersey Pinelands, Pine Barrens, Penn State Forest


Baseball roundup: Chaminade gives Harvard-Westlake first league loss since March 2017

Chaminade beat Harvard-Westlake Wednesday afternoon 4-3 in extra innings to set up a rubber match on Friday at O’Malley Family Field after Harvard-Westlake won the first game of the Mission League series 10-2 on Tuesday. “We’re excited for a chance to win the series on Friday,” Chaminade coach Kyle Wilkerson said. Timmy Davoren pitched eight innings and struck out five for the Eagles. Jack Wong hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the eighth. Carter Graham was 1 for 2 with two RBIs. It was Harv...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, Valencia, High School Sports, Hart, Westlake, St Francis, Wolverines, Loyola, Celts, San Fernando Valley, Vasquez, Alemany, Chaminade