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T.J. Dillashaw trades pounds for glory to face Henry Cejudo and become a UFC legend

For weeks, T.J. Dillashaw posted pictures of his transition from bantamweight to flyweight. The UFC 135-pound champion looked shredded as he trained his body to move down an entire weight division in his pursuit of MMA history. To fight fans, though, the former Cal State Fullerton wrestler appeared on an unhealthy path. They bemoaned how Dillashaw looked terrible, drained and dry. “That’s just expected no matter what,” the Orange resident said of his move to 125 pounds. “Someone who wants to try...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Ufc, Espn, Johnson, Orange, Sam, MMA, Denver, Staples Center, Cal State Fullerton, David Taylor, Don


25 years after the Northridge earthquake, what will it take to prepare for the next big one? A smaller one, experts say

Tucked in the back of a parking lot near Van Nuys Airport, Jeff Edelstein has run a survival equipment store for the last 30 years. And in that time, he’s learned a few things about being ready for a disaster. He’s noticed a familiar pattern: After big disasters, selling emergency kits is easy. As several large fires menaced Los Angeles and Ventura counties over the last two years — first the Thomas and Creek fires in late 2017 and the Woolsey fire that ended last November — sales picked up at h...
Tags: News, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Earthquakes, Ferguson, Local News, Ventura, Northridge, Thomas, Valley, Schofield, Edelstein


Northridge Earthquake’s 25th anniversary brings vivid memories to this local woman

All Merrie Lasky remembers from the night of the 1994 Northridge earthquake is that she woke up with the bed shaking and the windows rattling. She ran to her son’s room. After making sure her husband and two young sons were OK, she headed to her mother’s apartment building in Northridge a few miles away. “Outside it was very dark and eerie,” she said. She drove a couple of miles to an apartment building, where her mother, Hazel Poster, lived. When she approached the crumbled Northridge Meadows a...
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Northridge, Hazel, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Lasky, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


For the San Fernando Valley’s economic centers, post-Northridge quake recovery has been 25 years in the making

Some effects of the Northridge earthquake have endured longer than others. A quarter-century later, several buildings that were damaged by the magnitude 6.7 temblor that rocked the region just before dawn on Jan. 17, 1994 are still vacant. But local officials say that while recovery in some San Fernando Valley areas has been slow, things are starting to turn around — such as in Panorama City and along Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood. Meanwhile, such areas as Lankershim Boulevard have ...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Panorama, Times, Local News, Lapd, Sears, Los Angeles City Council, Wells Fargo, Northridge, Jcpenney, Macy


‘I thought I would die’: She survived the Northridge earthquake, and it changed her life

Andrea Alvarado was in her rented Granada Hills home on Jan. 17, 1994, when her bedroom walls and windows began to rattle. She jumped out of her bed and headed to the living room to find her door blocked. A piano rolled across the hallway and barricaded the entrance. Alvarado began pounding on the door and screaming. “I thought I would die,” she said. “I grew up in L.A., and as kids we would laugh when the lamps went back and forth. It was like riding a roller coaster. But that day, it jolted an...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Northridge, Valley, Burbank, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Alvarado, Granada Hills, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Roundup: Clark Slajchert hits game-winner to lift Oak Park over Moorpark

MOORPARK >> With 4.1 seconds left to play and his team tied, Oak Park’s Clark Slajchert kept the same mild-natured face he has carried with him from the cafeteria to the screaming gymnasium at Moorpark on Wednesday night. Slajchert dribbled past halfcourt and scored the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to help Oak Park come […] Moorpark Drake London #0 dunks the ball as Oak Park’s Makai Richards #55 defends during their game at Moorpark High School in Moorpark, Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019. (P...
Tags: London, Sports, Sport, Soccer, High School Sports, Ryan Moore, Simi Valley, St Francis, Oak Park, LONDON London, Wolverines, Loyola, San Fernando Valley, Moorpark, Los Angeles Daily News, Camarillo


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Beutner urges teachers to get back to classroom, says district lost $25 million on first day of walkout

As thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers headed back to the picket lines Tuesday, the district’s chief urged teachers and their union to come back to the classroom, and made a plea for a renewed effort to seek funding from Sacramento to meet teachers’ demands. “Our students are best served with an educator in every classroom,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner in a morning news conference. “We need our educators back in our classrooms, helping to inspire our students.”...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, South Los Angeles, San Pedro High School, Gipson


Bob Hertzberg embraces an active final term in California Legislature

After more than a decade out of public office, Bob Hertzberg strode back into Sacramento four years ago to find state politics had changed. The game was different, with new rules and a new online playing field. The players were new, too, and no longer called him Mr. Speaker. Not all of them enjoyed what he viewed as a friendly hug, the way human beings used to. The one-time California Assembly boss, one-time Los Angeles mayoral contender and all-time big thinker said recently of his first term i...
Tags: California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, San Diego, Atkins, Starbucks, Quinn, Raul Bocanegra, Eric Garcetti, Daniel, Legislature, Assembly


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Here’s what’s happening today

Thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers were headed to the picket lines Tuesday for a second day of striking over demands for smaller class size, a pay hike and more resources in local classrooms. After two years of negotiations that found little common ground between the teachers union and district, thousands of teachers made good on a threat to strike on Monday — the first district walkout since 1989. They formed picket lines outside schools across the vast district and conve...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, South Los Angeles, San Pedro High School, Gipson, SAG AFTRA


Harvard-Westlake’s Ryan Neapole named Daily News boys water polo player of the year

Harvard-Westlake’s Ryan Neapole didn’t break the program’s goal-scoring record, and he’s not known for filling up the box score. He prides himself on much more important things: stopping the opposition. Neapole’s defensive prowess was at its peak during the Wolverines’ CIF Southern Section Division 1 title run this season. In fact, he didn’t score a single goal en route to the program’s first CIF title since 2014. “Clearly the best defensive player in high school this year,” Harvard-Westlake coa...
Tags: Usa, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Jack White, Princeton, High School Sports, Southern California, Daily News, Cal, Hooper, Rosenfeld, Wolverines, Loyola, San Fernando Valley


Rain in LA, Ventura counties causes road chaos, mudslide in Woolsey fire area

Heavy rain lashed parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties Monday morning, causing havoc on roads and prompting warnings of mudslides in areas recently burned by wildfires. A series of winter storms that started with rain across the area on Saturday will continue to douse most areas of Southern California until at least Thursday, officials with the National Weather Service said. The NWS said rainfall totals starting Monday morning and lasting through Tuesday morning in Ventura County and wester...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Local News, Orange County, Nissan, Ventura County, Nws, Malibu


8 questions parents have about today’s LAUSD teachers strike

How long will the strike last? That’s the question parents, among others, are asking as a Los Angeles Unified teachers strike gets underway Monday. At this point, it’s anybody’s guess. As classes were slated to begin Monday morning, LAUSD teachers were out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees and 1,000 schools acro...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Athletics, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Southern California, Board of Education, Wilmington, Los Angeles Police Department, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 14-21

  Northridge East Neighborhood Council holds a Disaster Preparedness Town Hall on the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake on Jan. 17 at Northridge Woman’s Club on Lassen Street. (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.   Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Sherman Oaks B...
Tags: Sport, David, Soccer, House, Moscow, Community, Book Club, Local News, Sam, Ucla, Zadie Smith, Gary, Wendy, Valley, Rotary Club, Woodland Hills


30,000 LAUSD teachers walk off the job in first strike since 1989

After two years of often bitter wrangling over a new contract, Los Angeles Unified School District teachers — nearly 30,000 of them — walked out today, the first strike at the massive public school system since 1989. Teachers donning ponchos, with umbrellas at the ready, began picketing early, as the L.A. area was blanketed in rain and the district’s more than half a million students arrived. And by 7:30 a.m., union President Alex Caputo-Pearl was telling the world, through a megaphone at Marsha...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, Daily News, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Alex Caputo Pearl, Pacoima, Marshall High School


25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?

A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the ...
Tags: Japan, News, California, Oregon, Kaiser Permanente, La, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, David, Soccer, United States, Fema, Earthquakes, Long Beach


L.A.’s earthquake early warning system can save lives, but what about the rest of California?

With considerable fanfare, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti started the year by trumpeting a cellphone app that will instantly notify users in Los Angeles County when an earthquake of 5.0 or bigger begins to hit. The pilot program, officially unveiled Jan. 3, can provide crucial seconds — even dozens of seconds — for people to duck and cover or otherwise take potentially lifesaving actions. Dubbed ShakeAlertLA, it’s the first earthquake early warning system of its type in the country. But that al...
Tags: Japan, News, California, Mexico, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, West Coast, Orange County, Eric Garcetti, Tom Heaton, Usc, Northridge, Caltech, Anaheim


Chatsworth office building catches fire

CHATSWORTH — Firefighters put out a fire Saturday at a two-story office building in Chatsworth that began in one room and spread a little into the structure’s attic. The 31 firefighters dispatched at 8:59 a.m. to 9350 De Soto Ave. had the fire out within 17 minutes of their arrival, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. No injuries were reported, and a cause of the fire was under investigation. The Los Angeles Fire Department sent 31 firefighters to knock down a blaze Sat...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, North Hollywood, Sylmar, Los Angeles Fire Department, Panorama City, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN, Chatsworth Photo, Crime + Public Safety


Woodland Hills street becomes chanting ground for LA teachers strike supporters

Dozens of students, parents and teachers took to the streets in Woodland Hills Friday to show their support for Los Angeles teachers who are expected to go on strike Monday. Daneh Gallo, a fifth-grade teacher from Welby Way Elementary School, in West Hills, said she was not concerned about a pay raise but rather about her class size. “I had kids who were on a suicide watch and kids who were depressed,” she said, adding that with social media “the essence of our jobs has changed, but the district...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Kennedy, Medina, Violet, Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Julian, Los Angeles Daily News


Warner Connects aims to transform transportation in Warner Center area

Councilman Bob Blumenfield, seen at right when the Warner Center Shuttle was announced in June 2018, has created Warner Connects, a transportation management agency that focuses on the Canoga Park-Woodland Hills area. (File photo by Andy Holzman/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield on Thursday launched Warner Connects, a new transportation management organization he said focuses on encouraging use of sustainable or alternative transpo...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, CalTrans, Warner, Local News, Metro, TMO, Valley, Los Angeles City, Woodland Hills


Fire at North Hollywood auto shop destroys several vehicles

NORTH HOLLYWOOD >>  A fire destroyed several vehicles at an auto body business in North Hollywood on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and left an employee injured. Firefighters were sent to Houston’s Motor Sports, at 6818 N. Lankershim Blvd., at 12:16 p.m. and extinguished the flames in 35 minutes, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A fire destroyed several vehicles at Houston’s Motor Sports, at 6818 N. Lankershim Blvd., in North Hollywood on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 and left an employee i...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Breaking News, Houston, Local News, Humphrey, Los Angeles Daily News, North Hollywood, Los Angeles Fire Department, Lankershim Blvd, Mike Meadows, Top Stories LADN, Brian Humphrey, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG


Empty school buses burn in Van Nuys recycling fire

VAN NUYS — Firefighters put down a stubborn fire Sunday involving some combustible pallets, baled goods and rubbish outside a recycling facility in Van Nuys, which extended into an adjacent bus storage yard and destroyed six empty school buses. There was no structural damage, and no injuries were reported, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters work on a recycling center blaze Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Van Nuys that extended into a school bus storage yard ...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Local News, Humphrey, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, Woolsey, Sylmar, Wabi Sabi, Mike Meadows, Top Stories LADN, Brian Humphrey, Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighters


If there’s an LAUSD teachers strike, non-union substitute teachers could be highly paid

Filling classrooms with substitutes, if a looming strike lands this week, could come with a hefty price tag for Los Angeles Unified. While the district has about about 2,000 district employees — who have teaching credentials but are not in the teachers union — assigned to work in specific schools or areas, according to a new report that came out today, officials could also bring in up to 4,400 contract substitutes to fill holes. Those subs would make substantially more than regular L.A. Unified ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Times, Local News, Maxim Healthcare Services Inc, Los Angeles Daily News, Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, LAUSD UTLA, Charter Substitute Teacher Network


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


Miss the 2019 Rose Parade? Here’s everything you need to know

The dazzling colors, sights and sounds of the 2019 Rose Parade came to a discordant end Tuesday morning after one of the larger floats caught fire just before the procession was scheduled to conclude. The annual Pasadena march featured its usual array of fabulous floral floats and marching bands from all over the globe, all winding down the route on a bracing morning with temperatures in the 30s. Grammy-winning Grand Marshal Chaka Khan got the parade, themed “The Melody of Life,” started with a ...
Tags: Texas, Sweden, Colorado, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Heritage, Hawaii, Cypress, Magic, Khan, Pasadena, Local News, Mark, Ohio State University, University of Washington


It was 35 degrees before the Rose Parade started. Here’s how people coped

Spectators take cover to stay warm during the 2019 Rose Parade in Pasadena on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Christine Gallegos, with her son Jacob Gallegos at the Rose Parade, Jan. 1, 2019. (Tom Bray/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Umaira ,8, Murtala, 33, and Nazim, 7, from Fontana, stay close to keep warm during the 2019 Rose Parade in Pasadena on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News...
Tags: National Weather Service, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Emily, Pasadena California, Fontana, Apple Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Maria Cruz, Colorado Boulevard, Colorado Blvd, Lassiter, GLENDORA


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


Investment aims to help Pacoima credit union serve more in the San Fernando Valley

A credit union in Pacoima that offers loans and aims to provide an alternative to payday lending centers is expanding it services to other parts of the San Fernando Valley through a partnership with New Economics for Women. The Pacoima Development Federal Credit Union recently received a $20,000 investment from the organization, which operates resource centers for low-income families and individuals in the San Fernando Valley. The Pacoima Development Federal Credit Union, seen here on Van Nuys...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Local News, Cervantes, New Economics, Valley, San Fernando Valley, Kapoor, Musgrove, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, Pacoima, Barragán, Pico Union, Top Stories LADN, Van Nuys Boulevard


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. In addition, Los Angeles Public and Los Angeles County libraries close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does ...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, New Year's Day, Los Angeles County, John McCoy, Burbank, U S Postal Service, San Fernando Valley, Chaka Khan, Los Angeles Daily News, Antelope Valley, Grand Park


UFC 232: L.A. fans and UFC among the big winners

A sellout crowd filed out of The Forum on Saturday night no doubt smiling at their good fortune. Most had purchased tickets to UFC 232 at a discounted price just three days prior once, thanks to the UFC moving the venue from Las Vegas to Inglewood on six days’ notice. All, however, witnessed history. In the co-main event, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes became the first female double champion in the UFC with a thoroughly dominant and equally shocking 51-second knockout of ferocious featherwei...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Ufc, Las Vegas, MMA, White, CSW, Vegas, Jones, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Gustafsson, Dana White, Ryan Hall, Los Angeles Daily News


UFC 232: Jon Jones reclaims title with TKO of Alexander Gustafsson

Jon Jones, red, defeats Alexander Gustafsson, blue, to win the Light heavyweight championship during UFC 232 at the Forum in Inglewood Ca, Saturday, Dec 29, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Light Heavyweight Jon Jones celebrates after knocking out Alexander Gustafsson to win the Light heavyweight championship during UFC 232 at the Forum in Inglewood Ca, Saturday, Dec 29, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will r...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ufc, Las Vegas, Orange County, MMA, CSW, Jones, Southern California, Alexander, Inglewood, Gustafsson, MANCHESTER England, Los Angeles Daily News