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Truck driver is charged with 5 deaths in I-10 wreck last year in Rialto; pleads not guilty

A truck driver who authorities say caused a fiery collision a year ago on the 10 Freeway in Rialto that killed five people pleaded not guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, to five counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. Michael Ray Coley, 44, of Riverside, was released on his own recognizance after the hearing in Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga, court records said. The next hearing was scheduled for Feb. 25. Fatigue by Coley contributed to the midday crash, the California Highway Patrol s...
Tags: News, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Homicide, El Salvador, CHP, Maywood, Porter Ranch, Riverside, Superior Court, Rialto


3 men shot to death in Porter Ranch were ‘targeted,’ police say

Whoever shot three men to death in a Porter Ranch home on Monday was known to at least one of the victims, police said, but a detective declined to explain why the killings might have happened. Capt. Billy Hayes of the Los Angeles Police Department said that the suspect was familiar enough to the victims to be allowed inside the house’s gated community. “I can say with confidence that they were targeted,” Hayes said during a Tuesday press conference at LAPD’s downtown headquarters. Police believ...
Tags: News, Shooting, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, El Salvador, CHP, Chatsworth, Lapd, Metro, Porter Ranch, Anaheim, Los Angeles County, Davidson, Whittier


Man extradited from El Salvador to face murder and torture charges in estranged wife’s Pacoima stabbing death

A man extradited from El Salvador in connection with his estranged wife’s stabbing death in Pacoima nearly nine years ago has been charged with murder and torture, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Napoleon Eduardo Castro — also known as Juan Flores, Luis Sanchez and Trouble — is set to be arraigned March 6 at the San Fernando courthouse in connection with the torture killing of his estranged wife, Olga Martinez, in her garage. Castro could face a maximum of li...
Tags: Murder, News, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Glendale, Homicide, El Salvador, Local News, Castro, Los Angeles County, San Fernando, Pacoima, Sylmar


Pacoima drive-by suspect asks, ‘Do you bang?’ before shots kill Sylmar 18-year-old

PACOIMA — The coroner Monday released the name of a man killed in a drive-by shooting in Pacoima. Michael Kelly, 18, was a Sylmar resident, coroner’s Investigator Kelli Blanchard said. The shooting occurred at 8 p.m. Friday outside a restaurant near the intersection of Glenoaks and Van Nuys boulevards, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said. Just before gunfire rang out, the suspect’s vehicle pulled alongside Kelly, and another man and someone inside made a comment, police said...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Madison, Highland Park, Kelly, Fairfax, Michael Kelly, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, Pacoima, Sylmar, Drake Madison


1 killed, 1 wounded in drive-by shooting in Pacoima

PACOIMA – Police searched Saturday for the shooter responsible for killing one man and wounding a second man in a drive-by shooting in Pacoima. The shooting took place at 8 p.m. Friday outside a restaurant near the intersection of Glenoaks and Van Nuys boulevards, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison. Just before gunfire rang out, the suspect’s vehicle pulled alongside the two men and someone inside made a comment, police said. “The comment was `do you bang?,”‘ LAPD Capt. Bri...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Madison, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, Pacoima, Top Stories LADN, Foothill Division, Brian Wendling, Glenoaks


High-speed rail still ‘hanging over’ the heads of the project’s critics in the San Fernando Valley

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s comments this week on California’s high-speed rail project have led to some confusion in Los Angeles, where several routes for the southern portion have been proposed in communities like Sylmar, Sun Valley, Lake View Terrace and Sunland-Tujunga. During his state of the state speech on Tuesday, Newsom put an emphasis on completing the Central Valley portion between Merced and Bakersfield, while casting doubt on the project reaching any further north or south. “Right now, there...
Tags: Transportation, California, La, Trains, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Cameron, San Diego, Clarke, Jerry Brown, Local News, Click, Central Valley


YouTuber shot, wounded by guard outside Fairfax synagogue

A YouTube personality was wounded Thursday afternoon while recording video outside a synagogue and Jewish high school in the Fairfax district, allegedly by a security guard who was detained and later arrested. The shooting occurred about noon at the Etz Jacob Congregation/Ohel Chana High School in the 7600 block of Beverly Boulevard, according to Los Angeles police, who confirmed reports that a guard had shot someone in a leg and was detained at the scene. The wounded person was originally repor...
Tags: News, Shooting, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Southern California, Youtuber, Perez, Fairfax, Southland, Sherman Oaks, Pacoima


Man who walked away from LA halfway house is found in abandoned Pacoima home

LOS ANGELES — A 34-year-old man who walked away from a Los Angeles halfway house last month was found at an abandoned home in Pacoima and arrested, authorities said Thursday. Ramon O. Lara attempted to run from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agents about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, but was taken into custody without incident, according to CDCR spokeswoman Vicky Waters. Lara was discovered missing from a halfway house on Jan. 6 after officials discovered his electronic monitori...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arrest, Local News, Los Angeles County, California Department of Corrections, Lara, Pacoima, CDCR, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Ramon O Lara


The L.A. teacher strike may be over, but observers warn there’s no ‘clear path forward’ for how LAUSD can afford its new contract

By Taylor Swaak | LA School Report The L.A. Unified school board has approved a contract with its teachers union that officials admit they can’t fully afford, calling the deal’s sustainability into question as the district receives repeated warnings from the county that it’s in severe financial straits. To shoulder about $840 million in added costs through 2021, district officials say they’re largely relying on more state funding and a 2020 California tax referendum — neither of which are guaran...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Lausd, Jim Morris, Johnson, Local News, Smith, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Morris, Legislative


San Fernando pursuit suspect apparently dies after ditching car and jumping into a lake

LAKE VIEW TERRACE — Divers reportedly recovered the body of a man who led San Fernando police on a pursuit and then jumped into a lake at Hansen Dam on Sunday. At about 2 a.m., San Fernando Police Department officers were pursuing a possible DUI suspect who failed to yield, driving in the Hansen Dam area off the 210 Freeway. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Division arrived to assist with foot patrol after the suspect ditched his vehicle, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman sai...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Chase, Dui, Ventura County, Compton, San Fernando, San Gabriel, Los Angeles Police Department, Pacoima, Norma Eisenman, NoHo Arts District, Top Stories LADN, San Fernando Police Department


Truck crash closes northbound 5 Freeway in Castaic

CASTAIC — A big rig overturned in the northbound lanes of the Golden State (5) Freeway in Castaic, prompting authorities to close the northbound side of the freeway Wednesday night. Officials warned the closure could last until at least 2 a.m. SIGALERT IN SANTA CLARITA: NB I-5 NORTH OF PARKER RD, ALL LANES BLOCKED UNTIL 0200 HOURS DUE TO A SEMI COLLISION- TRAFFIC DIVERTED OFF AT PARKER RD — CHP PIO – LA County (@CHPsouthern) February 7, 2019 The accident occurred just after 10 p.m. just nort...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Parker, Burbank, LA County, Pacoima, Parker Road, Castaic, Top Stories LADN, Golden State 5 Freeway, Crime + Public Safety, Marina del Rey Los Angeles Ventura County, Glendora Long Beach Police


Canoga Park fifth-graders meet a COD-E, a robot designed to get them excited about tech

Code’E, right, takes part in Genein Jefferson’s fifth-grade class Tuesday. The Òlife-sizedÓ robot, courtesy of PWC professional services, took part in the Canoga Park New Academy Charter School 5th grade class as part of their education initiative to get kids interested in technology. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Code’E takes part in Genein Jefferson’s fifth-grade class Tuesday. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will re...
Tags: Technology, News, Education, California, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Pwc, Lausd, Local News, Detroit, Shannon Schuyler, Michelle King, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Huntington Park


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 4-11

  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents a documentary on racism in the United States on Feb. 9 at Chatsworth Branch Library on Devonshire 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.   North Hills East Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Penny Lane, Rainbow Room, 15314 Rayen St. 818-672-6674....
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community, Lincoln, Lausd, Book Club, Local News, James Baldwin, Wendy, Feb, Rotary Club, Millie, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority


How the story of Pacoima’s ‘little school that could’ became the political fault line of public education

Some folks call Dr. Yvonne Chan the ‘charter matriarch.’ At age 73, 26 years after she founded the first charter school in Los Angeles, her reign along a six-block stretch of the East San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Pacoima is palpable. Chan is the founding principal of an empire of schools teaching 3,187 students from pre-K through 12th grade, the first independent charter school in the city. These days, she goes by the title “Chief Visionary Officer,” but she’s rarely without a jangling la...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Harvard, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Lausd, Local News, Santa Barbara, Ucla, Hart


Former LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King dies at age 57

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King died Saturday at the age of 57, the district announced. On behalf of the entire @LASchools family, we are deeply saddened to share that our beloved former Superintendent, Dr. Michelle King, has passed away. Words cannot begin to describe the sorrow we feel, the love we shared with – and for – Dr. King…https://t.co/4Nz9ydGlhL pic.twitter.com/I19nGg3d4o — L.A. Unified (@LASchools) February 3, 2019 “Words cann...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, King, Ucla, Board of Education, Michelle King, Los Angeles Unified, Pacoima, LA Unified, Century Park, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD parents are feeling betrayed and ‘extremely hurt’ as the push to limit charter growth begins

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Parents who have children in charter schools said they are feeling betrayed and “ready to fight back” in the wake of a Los Angeles Unified School District vote earlier this week calling for a moratorium on new charters in the giant school system. Families, teachers and students from Los Angeles’s independent charter schools turned out by the thousands Tuesday to urge school board members to reject a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charters...
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2 suspects in overturned stolen vehicle arrested in Pacoima

Two suspects in a stolen vehicle were injured when they crashed into other vehicles and flipped the car while being chased by officers in Pacoima Thursday, Jan. 31. The crash occurred at about 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Pierce Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Firefighters freed the suspects who were then taken into custody, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said. Both were to be taken to a hospital, according to a report from the scene. Lopez said n...
Tags: News, Theft, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Chase, Local News, Lopez, Pacoima, Mike Lopez, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Pierce Street, Crime + Public Safety, Los Angeles Police Department Firefighters


Arleta man guilty of 2016 house party slayings in Pacoima, South L.A.

A 21-year-old Arleta man was found guilty Thursday of a pair of killings at house parties in Pacoima and South Los Angeles more than two years ago. Jesse Alexander Cardoza faces life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for stabbing the two men to death at separate parties about a month apart in 2016. Cardoza was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Victor Garcia at the party in Pacoima in the 12400 block of Bernadette Street on Oct. 29, 2016. According to the Los Angeles Co...
Tags: News, Stabbing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Kennedy, Garcia, Los Angeles County, South Los Angeles, Corona, Cardoza, El Monte, Pacoima, North Hills, Victor Garcia


Stolen vehicle bursts into flames on 101 Freeway in Hollywood; temporarily slows traffic

HOLLYWOOD — A brief police pursuit of a stolen vehicle from Rampart Village to Hollywood ended in a fiery crash on the 101 Freeway that ground rush-hour traffic to a halt on Monday evening. The suspect vehicle was spotted near the intersection of Rampart Boulevard and West 3rd Street at 7:08 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez. He said the driver traveled onto northbound lanes of the 101 freeway, then crashed near the Melrose Avenue offramp at 7:20 p.m. Northbound lanes of t...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, 101, Paramount, Daily News, Northridge, Acura, Santa Clarita, 101 Freeway, Lopez, LA County


Stolen vehicle bursts into flames on 101 Freeway in Hollywood; traffic backed up

HOLLYWOOD — A brief police pursuit of a stolen vehicle from Rampart Village to Hollywood ended in a fiery crash on the 101 Freeway that ground rush-hour traffic to a halt on Monday evening. The suspect vehicle was spotted near the intersection of Rampart Boulevard and West 3rd Street at 7:08 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez. He said the driver traveled onto northbound lanes of the 101 freeway, then crashed near the Melrose Avenue offramp at 7:20 p.m. Northbound lanes of t...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, 101, Paramount, Daily News, Northridge, Acura, Santa Clarita, 101 Freeway, Lopez, LA County


L.A. man arrested on suspicion of hitting pedestrian in Monterey Park, then leaving the scene

A 52-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of leaving the scene of a crash earlier this month that left a pedestrian critically injured. The Monterey Park Police Department said Monday that Thomas Potter is the man suspected of leaving the site of a crash on the 100 block of W. Newmark Avenue on Jan. 18 at around 7:30 p.m. Thomas Lawrence Potter, a 52-year-old Los Angeles resident, was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of a hit and run in Monterey Park on...
Tags: News, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Garfield, Potter, Hit-and-run, Monterey Park, Ramona, Pacoima, Top Stories PSN, Monterey Park Police Department, Crime + Public Safety, Thomas Potter


Call for assault with scissors leads to San Fernando Valley chase, and a small dog is involved

NORTH HILLS — A woman who led police on a vehicle pursuit in the Sun Valley and North Hills areas Monday was taken into custody after coming to a stop and trying to flee on foot, accompanied by a small dog. Officers began chasing the unidentified woman — who was wanted in connection with an assault that reportedly involved a pair of scissors — about 12:40 p.m. near the 8000 block of Coldwater Canyon Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. At times during the 20-minute chase, she ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, La, Sport, Soccer, Chase, Arrest, Local News, Ventura County, Compton, Sun Valley, San Gabriel, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Pacoima, North Hills


Female pedestrian killed on 10 Freeway in downtown LA

LOS ANGELES — A pedestrian was struck and killed Monday morning on the 10 Freeway in downtown LA, authorities said. The victim, a female, was struck on the eastbound 10 Freeway at Alameda Street around 5 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. A SigAlert was issued at 5:33 a.m. shutting down the No. 3, 4 and 5 lanes and the Alameda Street off-ramp for an unknown duration. Related Articles One of two killed in Northridge crash is identified ...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Local News, Paramount, Northridge, Acura, Santa Clarita, LA County, Pacoima, Alameda Street, NoHo Arts District


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 28-Feb. 4

    Studio City Branch Library on Moorpark 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.   Alliance of Relative Caregivers: The group offers free support groups and related services for relative caregivers in the San Fernando Valley. Sylvie de Toledo, 818-789-1177 ([email protected]); Pam...
Tags: Books, Japan, Hollywood, Events, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Book Club, Local News, Wendy, Feb, McDonald, Rotary Club, Millie


Charity and volunteer events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 28-Feb. 4

  Organizations that have food pantries, like MEND in Pacoima, appreciate donations of food or money to help the needy in the San Fernando Valley. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Cal State Northridge Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic for low-income families and individuals: IRS-certified student volunteers are availab...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Cancer, New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Volunteer, Chatsworth, Local News, Irs, Fundraiser, Ventura, Andrew


One of two killed in Northridge crash is identified

NORTHRIDGE — The coroner’s office on Monday released the name of the driver of a sports coupe killed in Northridge in a two-car crash that also killed his passenger and left four other people in another car injured. Stephen Hook, 61, was a resident of the Sherwood Forest neighborhood of Northridge, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. The crash was reported at 2:08 p.m. Saturday on the 17500 block of Parthenia Street, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian H...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Paramount, Southern California, Northridge, Acura, Santa Clarita, Humphrey, LA County, Sherwood Forest, Woolsey, Pacoima


More police departments are getting drones. Here’s how they’re using them

10-10-18. Los Angeles CA. LA Country sheriff deputy Ryan Flores operates LA county’s only drone used in law enforcement events. Law enforcement agencies around Southern California are increasingly turning to drones to extend the eyes and ears of officers in emergency situations. The small aircraft that look like small toy helicopters, but which have gotten more sophisticated as interest in the devices has grown, can give public safety officials a view of hard to reach places that otherwise w...
Tags: New York, News, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chase, Orange County, Riverside County, Faa, Lapd, Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara, Federal Aviation Administration, Electronic Frontier Foundation


Pursuit of possibly stolen Acura begins in Pacoima, ends in NoHo Arts District crash

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — The driver of a possibly stolen car led police on a chase Friday morning from Pacoima to the NoHo Arts District that ended in a crash with another vehicle. About 12:15 a.m., officers spotted the silver Acura Integra with paper plates near San Fernando Road and Montague Street, and the driver refused to stop, leading police on chase south on San Fernando Road before turning south onto Vineland Avenue, where he collided with another vehicle at Vineland and Magnolia Boulevard abou...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Chase, Local News, Acura, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Vineland, Montague Street, Pacoima, Acura Integra, San Fernando Road, NoHo Arts District, Vineland Avenue


​At LAUSD, behind the smiles, deep rifts​ remain after strike. At some campuses, ‘It’s the elephant in the room’

The United Teachers Los Angeles walkout at the L.A. Unified School District wasn’t an especially long strike, but it was an emotionally tense and high-stakes week in which teachers — who normally are working in their classrooms — found themselves in the national spotlight. For teachers, the six-day walkout involved tough decisions about whether to go out on the line or cross it, days of standing in the rain and callous mud-slinging amongst leaders. It also involved atypical hours to socialize wh...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Valley Village, United Teachers Los Angeles, Tilly, Pacoima, John Marshall High School, Chris Tilly, UTLA, Southern California News Group, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs


The LAUSD teacher strike is over. Now parents who felt ignored want to be included as LAUSD and UTLA move forward with their new agreement

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report While tens of thousands of Los Angeles educators and families on Wednesday celebrated the end of the six-day teacher strike, about a dozen parents held their own news conference outside City Hall to make sure their voices were heard too. Wearing white to signify neutrality, they said they felt that parents, particularly those in high-needs schools, were sidelined during the negotiations and the strike. Now that the teachers contract is settled, they ...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Cruz, City Hall, Wilmington, South Los Angeles, Pacheco, East Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti