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What’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, in the LA area

Martin Luther King Jr., 1964, (Nobel Foundation/public domain)   Here’s a sampling of government offices and other services that are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Government: City, county and federal offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail. www.usps.com; about.usps.com/newsroom/events Schools: LAUSD schools are closed. Transit: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles ...
Tags: Holidays, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Local News, Martin Luther King Jr, Valley, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Southern California Knott 's Berry Farm


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 18-25

    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet perform Fernando Melo’s Dream Play on Jan. 19 at the Soraya at Cal State Northridge. (Courtesy photo by Sharen Bradford)   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   Women’s March Los Angeles: Non-partisan march celebrating organizations that educate and register voters, inspire youth to perfo...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


What’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, in the LA area

      A man touches the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. as he walks by in downtown Riverside. (File photo by Stan Lim/ The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Here’s a sampling of government offices and other services that are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Government: City, county and federal offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail. www.usps.com; about.usps.com/newsroom/events ...
Tags: Holidays, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Local News, Martin Luther King Jr, Valley, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Stan Lim


Lawmakers here today, gone to Maui

As November and its slight autumnal chill — along with whipping Santa Ana winds, and  huge wildfires in the north and the south — descends upon California every year, a state legislator’s mind turns to … well, naturally, to the Hawaiian island of Maui. That’s where 10 members of the California Assembly and two state senators gathered this past November along with some of the state’s top power company officials at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort. It was four days of mai tais, long walks on the beach...
Tags: California, Opinion, La, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Editorials, New York Times, Lausd, Jerry Brown, Republican National Committee, Malibu, Consumer Watchdog, Gavin Newsom, Maui


What’s new for the 2019 homeless Point In Time count? A look at what counties, cities in Southern California are doing differently

Next week, thousands of volunteers will start heading out in the early morning darkness and, over the next few hours or days, count the number of homeless people in Southern California. When an individual being counted is willing to provide more information, they’ll answer questions on a survey. The local efforts will be part of the nationwide Point In Time homeless census that the federal Dept. of Housing and Urban Development mandates take place in the last 10 days of January. The counting beg...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Hud, Homeless, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Usc, Esri, Volunteers


Man killed by officers in Calabasas after weekend pursuit identified as a Santa Barbara resident

A domestic violence suspect shot to death in the Calabasas area by a Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy and a California Highway Patrol officer at the end of a vehicle pursuit on the Ventura (101) Freeway was publicly identified Monday by the L.A. County coroner’s office. Dimas Diaz Jr., 43, was a Santa Barbara resident, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said. Paramedics were dispatched at 11:20 a.m. Saturday to the scene on the southbound freeway north of Las Virgenes Street for a “possible DOA,” Capt. Ro...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, California Highway Patrol, Local News, Ventura County, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles County, Eagle Rock Plaza, Redondo Beach, Calabasas, Viera, Camarillo, Ventura Freeway


LAUSD teachers went on strike in 1989. But are the stakes higher in 2019?

Whether they were stuck in an auditorium or playing long-term hooky, many a school kid old enough to remember the 1989 Los Angeles teachers strike recalls the period as nine days of good old-fashioned lawlessness. Quoted in a New York Times article at the time, LAPD Lieut. Frank Valdez expressed his concern about “little predators” roaming LA’s downtown streets. “The problem kids are not going to go to school and it’s going to create problems all over, not just on campus,” he said during the str...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Ucla, Perez, Feb, Valley, Burbank, California Teachers Association


Woman killed in Pacoima hit-and-run, suspect vehicle may be Prius

PACOIMA — A woman was killed by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash in Pacoima, and police searched Friday for the driver. Police responded about 8:30 p.m. Thursday to the 10600 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and located the victim, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman, who was in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighters, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart reported. The suspect vehicle was described as a Toyota Prius, according to ABC7. ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Toyota, Local News, Los Angeles Police Department, Hit-and-run, Pacoima, Los Angeles Fire Department, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area Jan. 11-18

    Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1949, on display Jan. 12 to March 31 at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University in Malibu. (Photo courtesy of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation)   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   So You’re Dining with the Persian Emperor: Charles Perry, president and co-foun...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


797 drone photos show Topanga area where missing man was last seen in August

TOPANGA — The family of a missing 21-year-old man whose car was found abandoned near Topanga on Aug. 11, 2018, renewed their appeal Thursday for public help in finding him, releasing hundreds of drone photographs of the area believed to have been his last known location. Matthew Jonathan Weaver Jr. last had been seen on Aug. 10 in the 2600 block of Stearns Street in Simi Valley. Later that day, he sent a friend a text from the Las Rosas Overlook area near Stunt and Saddle Peak roads in the Santa...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Google Earth, Local News, Lapd, Matthew, Missing Persons, Saugus, Simi Valley, Weaver, Manhattan Beach, LA County, Topanga, Santa Monica Mountains


Redondo Beach police shoot and injure armed suspect during domestic disturbance call

A suspect was hospitalized after being injured in an officer-involved shooting in Redondo Beach on Tuesday night, Jan. 8, authorities said. Just past 9 p.m., Redondo Beach police responded to the 1000 block of Esplanade on a report of a domestic disturbance, Capt. Joe Hoffman said. When officers arrived, they were met by the suspect, who was armed with a firearm, and at least one officer fired at the suspect, Hoffman said. It wasn’t immediately known how many officers fired their weapons or if t...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Torrance, Hoffman, Eagle Rock Plaza, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Officer-involved Shooting, Top Stories Breeze, Crime + Public Safety, Harbor Gateway Armed, Capt Joe Hoffman


Coyotes Weekly: The Injury Bug Strikes Again

Antti Raanta. Michael Grabner. Christian Dvorak. Jason Demers. Nick Schmaltz. What do these key Arizona Coyotes players all have in common? They’re all missing from the lineup with long-term injuries. Coyotes Licking Their Wounds Schmaltz and Demers, a top-nine center and a top-four defenseman, respectively, are likely out for the rest of the season with lower-body injuries. Dvorak, another top-nine center who underwent surgery to repair an upper-body injury, will probably finish 2018-19 witho...
Tags: Column, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Glendale, New Jersey, Arizona, Kings, Rangers, Nashville, Vancouver, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Calgary Flames


Detectives investigate 2nd death at West Hollywood apartment of Democratic donor Ed Buck

WEST HOLLYWOOD — A man was found dead early Monday at the West Hollywood apartment of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck, where another man was found dead of what authorities deemed a drug overdose in 2017. Deputies from the sheriff’s West Hollywood station responded about 1:05 a.m. to the 1200 block of Laurel Avenue regarding a person not breathing. The caller performed CPR and called 911, and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to Deputy...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, The Times, Lgbtq, Local News, Public Safety, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, Los Angeles County, Moore, Buck


‘We are not disappointed’: The group which commissioned the float that caught fire is undeterred

Three days after its float caught fire and threw the 2019 Rose Parade into disarray, the Chinese American Heritage Foundation was upbeat and revealed potential future plans for its float. Near the end of the parade Tuesday, the Chinese American Heritage Foundation’s “Harmony Through Union” stopped moving and smoke began erupting from it just before the bend in the road where Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards meet. The fire mixed up the parade performance order, and because nothing at first ap...
Tags: Europe, Colorado, Boston, America, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Pasadena, Local News, Sierra Nevada, Southern California, Wilson, Lees, Fiesta, Esther Lee, Orange Grove


‘We are not disappointed’: The group which commissioned the float that caught fire undeterred

Three days after its float caught fire and threw the 2019 Rose Parade into disarray, the Chinese American Heritage Foundation was upbeat and revealed potential future plans for its float. Near the end of the parade Tuesday, the Chinese American Heritage Foundation’s “Harmony Through Union” stopped moving and smoke began erupting from it just before bend in the road where Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards meet. Founders of the Chinese American Heritage Foundation Wilson Lee, left, speaks a...
Tags: Europe, Colorado, Boston, America, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Pasadena, Local News, Sierra Nevada, Southern California, Wilson, Lees, Fiesta, Esther Lee, Orange Grove


Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen crashes through third floor of NoHo Arts District parking structure

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Authorities searched Friday morning for clues to determine why a vehicle crashed through the third floor of a parking structure in the NoHo Arts District and plunged to the street, leaving the operator of the vehicle hospitalized in critical condition. The crash occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday on the 5400 block of Tujunga Avenue, and the driver was trapped in the vehicle and freed by Los Angeles firefighters, according to NBC4. The building is a massive mixed-use structure bet...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Glendale, Daily News, Northridge, Mercedes Benz, North Hollywood, Metrolink, G Wagen, Lankershim Boulevard, NoHo Arts District, Mercedes Benz G Wagen


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 4-11

    Winter Sunrise by Mardi Georgio is part of an exhibit at the reopening of the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Newhall. (Photo courtesy of Mardi Georgio)     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   Flashlight Safari at Wildlife Learning Center: View nocturnal wildlife during 30-minute tours of the ce...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Comedy, White House, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Chicago, Dance, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Ronald Reagan


Elderly man dies after being struck by Metrolink train in Northridge

An elderly man, believed to be in his 80s, died after being struck by a Metrolink train in Northridge on Thursday, Jan. 3. At about 5 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department officials were called to 8341 N. Balboa Boulevard where they found the man who was declared dead at the scene, officials said. Just moments earlier, a Metrolink train traveling from Union Station to the East Ventura Station had struck the man who was walking near the tracks in a non-pedestrian area, away from any sidewalks or cros...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Glendale, Johnson, Chatsworth, Local News, Amtrak, Scott Johnson, Northridge, Union Station, Metrolink, Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Fire Department


1 dead, another injured in crash on Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Chatsworth

CHATSWORTH — One person was killed and another person was injured Thursday in a multi-vehicle crash in Chatsworth. The crash occurred around 10:50 a.m. on the 10100 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Officer Jeff Lee said. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, Lee said. The injured person was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. One person was killed and another was injured Thursday in a multi-vehic...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Glendale, Chatsworth, Local News, Riverside County, Lapd, Lee, Los Angeles Daily News, Jeff Lee, Los Angeles Fire Department, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN, Topanga Canyon Boulevard


Fatal crash on Topanga Canyon Boulevard snarls traffic in Chatsworth

Police and fire personnel are on the scene Thursday afternoon of a fatal collision that occurred on the 10100 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard inChatsworth at 10:50 a.m. The LAPD’s Devonshire Division is advising motorists to avoid the area for the next several hours and to expect traffic delays on Topanga south of Devonshire Street. Related Articles Metro Expo Line train hits man Suspect in fatal Glendale hit-and-run is due in court on May 19 ...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Glendale, Chatsworth, Local News, Riverside County, Lapd, Devonshire, Top Stories LADN, Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Devonshire Division, Crime + Public Safety


What’s on the California Democrats’ 2019 ban list?

This month, plastic straws join our old friends the incandescent bulb, plastic grocery bags and foie gras as California contraband, as restaurants will be banned from providing them unless a customer specifically requests one. Restaurants are already transitioning to paper straws, which are fantastic for the first 30 seconds of use before they disintegrate into a clumpy white substance. Now, every time you hit the drive through at Mickey D’s, you’re gonna look down into your Mr. Pibb and suspect...
Tags: California, Opinion, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Joan Rivers, Las Vegas, Airlines, Jerry Brown, John Phillips, Legislature, Lucille Ball, KABC


Transient’s family hasn’t seen him for 15 months, and LA County deputies are on the lookout

David Humpal-Lamagna, 60, was last seen on Oct. 1, 2017, on the 200 block of East Imperial Highway. He is a transient, and his family is eager to know his whereabouts. (Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department) LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s detectives continued their search Thursday for a 60-year-old man missing for 15 months. David Humpal-Lamagna last was seen on Oct. 1, 2017, on the 200 block of East Imperial Highway. He lives a transient lifestyle, and his family would apprec...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Missing Persons, Saugus, Manhattan Beach, LA County, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT


Glendale officers shoot at robbery suspect at Eagle Rock Plaza; no injuries reported

Glendale police officers fired at a robbery suspect during a chase through an Eagle Rock Plaza parking structure on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 2. No weapons were recovered on the suspect and no injuries were reported from the shooting. The officers were responding to a call from a passerby about a male robbery suspect near Eagle Rock Plaza, a shopping center in Los Angeles in the 2000 block of Colorado Boulevard, said Glendale police Sgt. Dan Suttles. Officers identified who they believed was the...
Tags: News, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Police Chase, Don, Torrance, Jess, Eagle Rock Plaza, Colorado Boulevard, Suttles, Officer-involved Shooting, Dan Suttles


Coyotes Weekly: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The calendar has officially flipped to 2019, and the Arizona Coyotes will begin the New Year with a critical stretch of games that could define their season. Three struggling clubs will come to Glendale this week, and the Coyotes are three games below the .500 mark. Will they take advantage of this chance to make up some ground in the Western Conference, or will they falter and continue their slide down the standings? Coyotes Week in Review After picking up a huge shootout victory over the San...
Tags: Column, Usa, La, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Glendale, New Jersey, Arizona, Kings, San Jose, Vancouver, Hockey, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Ducks


Man visited celebrity open houses in LA before targeting homes for burglary, police say

A man arrested in connection to a series of break-ins at celebrity and high-end homes targeted each after they were listed for sale, detectives said, casing each place while posing as a real estate agent or prospective buyer. Benjamin Etan Ackerman, 32 of Los Angeles, was arrested in September on suspicion of committing 12 burglaries after investigators found his name in the sign-in books of each home’s open house. That’s when police served a search warrant at his home in the Mid-Wilshire area a...
Tags: New York, News, La, Burglary, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Lapd, Adam Lambert, Southern California, Jason Derulo, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Burbank


Metro Expo Line train hits man

LOS ANGELES — A man hit by a Metro train Wednesday morning was taken to a hospital with a leg injury, authorities said. The 25-year-old pedestrian was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and was listed in fair condition, said Dave Sotero of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The man, whose name was not released, was hurt shortly before 8 a.m. at the Metro Expo Line’s Westwood/Rancho Park Station, which resumed normal operations at 8:30 a.m. Related Articles ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Glendale, Local News, Amtrak, Metro, UCLA Medical Center, Metrolink, Baldwin Park, Dave Sotero, Train Accident, Top Stories LADN


Train crash on Danish bridge kills 6, injures 16

By JAN M. OLSEN | Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish passenger train apparently hit falling cargo from a passing freight train Wednesday, an accident that killed six people and injured 16 others as it crossed a bridge linking the country’s islands, authorities said. The accident was the worst in Denmark in more than 30 years. The rail operator, Danish Railways, told Denmark’s TV2 that the victims were passengers on a train going from the city of Odense, on the central Danish island ...
Tags: News, Sport, World news, Ap, Soccer, Glendale, Denmark, Carlsberg, Copenhagen, Zealand, Amtrak, Funen, Odense, Copenhagen Denmark, Jan M Olsen, Lars Loekke Rasmussen


Suspect in fatal Glendale hit-and-run is due in court

Mira Gjura, 61, of Glendale. (Courtesy of the Glendale Police Department) GLENDALE — A 61-year-old woman suspected of killing a 72-year-old woman in a hit-and-run crash in Glendale last week is due to appear in court Wednesday. Mira Gjura of Glendale was arrested Friday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run, police said. Gjura was booked into the Glendale City Jail, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Dan Suttles. “The suspect vehicle was recovered and is currently being ...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Studio City, Hit-and-run, Linden Avenue, Pacoima, San Fernando Road, Glendale Police Department, Suttles, Glenoaks Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PSN


What’s closed on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, in the LA area

  New Year’s Eve revelers rang in 2018 in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. (Photo by John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Here’s a sampling of government offices and other services that are closed for New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Government: City, county and federal offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail. bit.ly/2EL1r1n; www.usps.com Schools: Closed. Transit: Buses and subway se...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, New Year's Day, John McCoy, Burbank, U S Postal Service, San Fernando Valley, Chaka Khan, Los Angeles Daily News, Antelope Valley, Grand Park, Metrolink


A bicyclist hit-and-run on a bike path is now a crime, as new laws come into play

The new year is ushering in additional traffic laws, with one making it a crime for a bicyclist to hit someone on a bike path and flee, and another making it more costly for vehicle owners to modify their mufflers just to make them roar. Some of the changes are applauded by local law enforcement – but not all. Here’s a close look at four new laws that take effect on New Year’s Day: Hit-and-run on bike paths A bicyclist who strikes a pedestrian on a bike path causing injuries or death will now ha...
Tags: News, California, Police, Sacramento, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Glendale, Bird, California Highway Patrol, Local News, Public Safety, Anaheim, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Robert Hill