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Imagining Los Angeles without charter schools

I’ve been trying to imagine Los Angeles without charter schools. What if, 20 years ago, instead of opening the first charter middle school in L.A. County, I’d remained a classroom teacher at a traditional elementary school? What if other restless, determined educators had done the same? What if hundreds of thousands of families in neighborhoods that had been historically underserved, from Watts to East L.A. to Pacoima, were never offered another option? What would public education look like, and...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Vaccines, UC, Ana, Watts, Assembly, CSU, San Fernando Valley, Luis, PUC


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 17-24

    Squeak Carnwath’s How the Mind Works exhibit includes ‘Private Life,’ on display May 18 to July 28 at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu. (Photo courtesy of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art)   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   ONEgeneration Senior Symposium, Senior...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Unknown ‘infestation’ closes LAPD jail

LOS ANGELES — An unknown type infestation has forced the closure of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific station jail indefinitely, police said Wednesday. It was not immediately known what type of infestation forced the closure of the jail at 12312 Culver Blvd., said Officer Lizeth Lomeli of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section. News of the jail closure comes only a few days after three LAPD officers were infected with a highly contagious staph infection after what a police union official s...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Pacific, Venice Beach, Inglewood, Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Reseda, Pacoima, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 10-17

    Troubadour Theatre Co. presents the play “Julius Weezer,” opening May 10 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. (Courtesy photo by David Elzer)   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   Warner Center Grateful Hearts: The 13th annual lunch time event to thank and support local first responders Los Angeles Fire...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Mother's Day, Museum, Music, Pet Adoption, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


See the 1,000+ guns found in Holmby Hills

LOS ANGELES — Police and federal agents, acting on an anonymous tip, seized more than 1,000 guns at a home in the upscale Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles, and a man found at the home was jailed but later released on bail. The Los Angeles Police Department photographed that weapons haul and released their images to the media on Thursday. The investigation was conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Law enforcement officers serv...
Tags: News, Guns, Beck, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Times, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Chinatown, San Fernando, ATF, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department


Chef Roy Choi talks food and social justice with Mayor Garcetti, Father Greg Boyle on new KCET series ‘Broken Bread’

Roy Choi knows cooking can transform lives. To prove it, Choi – the Los Angeles chef and restaurateur behind the Korean-Mexican taco phenom – has set out as the host of the new KCET docuseries “Broken Bread” to profile trailblazers in the social justice movement who are using food to make a difference in their communities. Roy Choi visits Mar Diego at her Lake Balboa pizzeria Dough Girl on the first episode of the KCET docu-series “Broken Bread.” (Courtesy of KCET) In a future episode, KCE...
Tags: TV, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Starbucks, Jon Favreau, Tastemade, Anthony Bourdain, Koji, Northridge, MasterChef Junior, Watts, Roy Choi, Scripps College, Claremont


How school resource officers in Southern California are connecting with students to prevent shootings, other crimes

As legislators in Sacramento and around the country work to prevent school shootings and protect students from active shooters, Southern California school police officers daily worry about that problem — and many other potential threats to student safety. The officers and deputies assigned to schools, called School Resource Officers or SROs, are tasked with generally keeping order, breaking up fights and dealing with problems like drug dealing, gang activity and bullying. The officers work to pr...
Tags: School, Florida, News, Shooting, California, Police, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Jerry Brown, Edison High School, Riverside County, Denver, Sandy Hook


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley area, May 6-13

  Van Nuys Neighborhood Council meets on May 8 at the Marvin Braude Constituent Center on Van Nuys Boulevard. (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. May 6, and Mondays. Wendy’s Restaurant, 22611 Ventura Blvd.,...
Tags: Google, Safety, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Bell, Wendy, Rotary Club, Woodland Hills, Caesar, San Fernando Valley


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 3-10

  Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna runs through May 26 under their big top tent in front of the USS Iowa on the waterfront in San Pedro. (Photo by Scott Varley/Daily Breeze/SCNG)   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   St. Francis de Sales School Festival: The 25th annual event includes entertainment, fireworks, food, game...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Barbecue is finger-lickin’ good at Mom’s in Van Nuys and Big Pop’s in Pacoima

Dare I suggest, do we have a thing for restaurants named for Moms and Pops? There’s a pizza chain called Big Mama’s and Papa’s that famously delivered pizzas onstage to the Oscars. I once went on a roadtrip through the South, stopping at nothing but diners and ’que shops named Mom’s and Pop’s — or some variation thereof. (At one of the Mom’s Cafes, memorably, they told me they couldn’t serve ham ’n’ eggs…because they had run out of grits!) And do we have Mom’s and Pop’s here in the San Fernando ...
Tags: Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nashville, Dining, Mom, Southern California, Philly, Knott, Caesar, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, Universal City, Pacoima


LAPD motorcycle officer crashes near USC

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was injured Tuesday when he crashed his bike — which ended up on the steps of a fountain at a USC campus entry gate — while apparently trying to avoid a two-vehicle collision in front of him. The crash occurred about 8:45 a.m. near Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street, according to the LAPD. The officer was hospitalized in stable condition with injuries described as not life-threatening, police said. His name was not released. ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Usc, Venice Beach, Sun Valley, Los Angeles Police Department, Pacoima, Figueroa Street, Exposition Park, Exposition Boulevard, Top Stories LADN


Lake View Terrace’s Partnerships to Uplift Community charter school celebrates its 20th birthday

PUC 8th grader Sierra Navarro tries out one of 400 cupcakes made in honor of the 20th anniversary of PUC Community Charter Middle School, the first startup charter school in the San Fernando Valley Friday, April 26, 2019. The celebration at the Lake View Terrace middle school featured dancing, speeches, a tree planting. (The mascot of the school is the Dolphins) (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Graffiti falls on members of the PUC All Stars Dance Team at the community-wi...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Gold, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Guevara, Valley, Elliot, CSU, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, PUC


At what age must you start taking the behind-the-wheel test again?

Q. Hi Mr. Honk. At what age do we have to take a driving test to renew our license? I know we take a written one, but what about actually having to get behind the wheel for a driving test? Mary-Ellen O’Neill, La Quinta A. After that scary initial time as a teenager, which provides memories much less fond than those of that first kiss, hopefully never. At 70, we must go into a Department of Motor Vehicles office every half-decade for a vision and a written test. We are never required to get behin...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Braves, Santa Monica, Anaheim, ARLINGTON Texas, Ryan, Department of Motor Vehicles, Jefferson, San Fernando, South Los Angeles


Pacoima man charged with unsecured handguns in home after son makes threat at San Fernando high school

A crackdown on Los Angeles parents who fail to secure guns in their homes has ensnared a Pacoima man who was visited by school police officers in November after his son allegedly threatened to shoot another student at a high school in San Fernando. Albert Sanchez, 48, allowed Los Angeles School Police Department officers into his home after a parent at Cesar Chavez Academy told the principal that a ninth-grade student threatened her child on campus on Nov. 1, 2018. The principal then contacted s...
Tags: News, Guns, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, Grant High School, School Shootings, Valley, Sánchez, Los Angeles City, San Fernando, Feuer, San Fernando Valley


Van Nuys High gets a giant civics lesson on why voting matters from California secretary of state

Van Nuys High School senior Jacqueline Duong knows the value of being active civically — on and off campus. So Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s visit to the campus to make a push for young people to register to vote was definitely not lost on her. She, and many of her peers on Wednesday knew the power of the moment. Padilla’s visit came at a time when campus communities — from adults to students — are talking about immigration, school shootings and what leaders are doing about them, what it mea...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Mexico, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Trump, Ryan Carter, ASB, Los Angeles Unified, Padilla, Alex Padilla


Woman rescued from Pacoima strip mine

Crews rescued a woman who was stranded 150 feet down the side of a strip mine near the 12500 block of Branford Street in Pacoima on Friday night. The Los Angeles Fire Department said the rescue happened at around 6:30 p.m. after the woman was attempting to avoid mining staff and the Los Angeles Police Department. She was stranded on a ledge. “LAPD and mining staff (with LAFD personnel) took vehicles down to a road at the bottom of the excavation,” the fire department said. “Crews assisted the wo...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Pacoima, Los Angeles Fire Department, LAFD, Top Stories LADN, Branford Street, Crime + Public Safety


Man stranded in Pacoima strip mine

Crews are working to a rescue someone stranded 150 feet down the side of a strip mine near the 12500 block of Branford Street in Pacoima. More to come.
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Pacoima, Top Stories LADN, Branford Street, Crime + Public Safety


Skeptical of official LA homeless count numbers, Encino community leaders undertake their own tally in the Sepulveda Basin

Members of the Encino Neighborhood Council began conducting their own homeless count in the Sepulveda Basin Tuesday morning, citing mistrust of the official figures for the number of people living in the south San Fernando Valley wildlife reserve and recreation area. According to Los Angeles Homelessness Services Authority data, measured via a census tract that covers the 4-mile-long swath of land between White Oak Avenue and the 405 freeway, there were just 31 people living in the basin in 2018...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, LA River, Soccer, Homeless, Local-news, Orange County, Lapd, Bates, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Balboa Park, Army Corps Of Engineers, Pacoima


Council on American-Islamic Relations says Anaheim office received a bomb threat; no device found

ANAHEIM — The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations reported Wednesday that someone phoned in a bomb threat to its Anaheim headquarters. A woman, who did not identify herself, called the CAIR-LA office about 3 p.m. Tuesday and asked for the name of the organization. When told she had contacted the Council on American-Islamic Relations, she said, “I’m going to bomb the (expletive) building up,” according to Executive Director Hussam Ayloush CAIR officials sa...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Hilton, Coachella, Discrimination, Local News, Public Safety, Trump, Omar, Anaheim, CAIR, Council on American Islamic Relations, Woodland Hills


Armed man barricaded in garage in Pacoima, along with teen son, police say

A man armed with a shotgun was barricaded Tuesday morning in a garage at a home in Pacoima, and his teenage son was with him, police said. Officers went to the 13100 block of Hoyt Street on a report of a man with a gun, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A SWAT team was sent to the scene, according to police, who said another child reportedly got out safely. No injuries were reported as of 10:15 a.m. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Los Angeles Police Department, Pacoima, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Hoyt Street


1 driver arrested in deadly Sun Valley crash thought to involve racing, LAPD calls on 2nd motorist to surrender

Los Angeles police are calling on the driver of a dark-colored Dodge Charger to turn himself in following an alleged illegal street race collision that killed two people in Sun Valley on Friday, April 12. Two people in a Toyota who were killed in Sun Valley might have been innocent victims caught in a street race between two speeding Dodge Chargers. A white 2015 Dodge Charger was speeding eastbound on San Fernando Road about 7:10 p.m. Friday along with a dark-colored Dodge Charger when the ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Toyota, Local News, Lapd, Valley, Corolla, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Dodge Charger, Los Angeles Daily News


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


Best pizza in the San Fernando Valley: 6 great places for winning pies

The other day, reading through the always entertaining British rag called The Sun, I came upon a description of a new pizza just introduced at a London pizza chain called Eco. It’s called “The Hopper.” For about $35, you get a pie topped with eight frogs’ legs, capers and an anchovy sorbet. The inventor, Chef Sami Wasif, came up with the idea while on a trip to Paris. He calls it “refined,” adding that, “I’ve been making pizza for more than 20 years, and I know that London is a city always looki...
Tags: Japan, New York, London, California, Restaurants, Jerusalem, America, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Paris, Italy, John


Civil rights movement-inspired ‘Poor People’s Campaign’ tour makes a stop in Pacoima

A campaign inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Poor People’s Campaign” made a stop Tuesday in Pacoima, as part of a national tour to highlight economic hardships face by people throughout California and the country. The latest stop of the Poor People’s Campaign Truth and Poverty Bus Tour was held at the auditorium of Telfair Elementary School, where nearly a quarter of the students were counted as homeless during a recent school year. RELATED STORY: Taft students shower Telfair Elementary in ...
Tags: California, Mexico, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sport, Poverty, Economy, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Chico, Local News, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Taft, Trini


Sisters hit by truck while walking to LA school; one dies at hospital

LOS ANGELES — A 12-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition Friday morning with injuries she suffered when she and her 14-year-old sister were struck by a big rig as they walked to school in the Exposition Park area, and the older one died from her injuries. The girls were crossing the street near 37th Street and Broadway about 8 a.m. Thursday when the big rig crashed into them, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The girls had a green light as they crossed the street. “T...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Broadway, Local News, Lapd, Castillo, Los Angeles Police Department, Woodland Hills, Palmdale, Van Nuys, Pacoima, North Hills


Police chase of reportedly stolen truck ends with 2 seriously injured and 1 dead in Lake Balboa crash

A crash involving multiple vehicles Wednesday morning in Lake Balboa seriously injuring two and killed one, fire and police officials said. The crash occurred at 6800 North Balboa Boulevard at around 9:11 a.m., said Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. A fourth person suffered minor injuries. The crash came at the end of a police pursuit of a stolen pickup truck that started on Victory Boulevard south of the crash site, not long before the collision, according to LAPD Valley ...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Woodland Hills, Victory Boulevard, Palmdale, City News Service, Pacoima, Los Angeles Fire Department, Top Stories LADN, Brian Humphrey, Lake Balboa, LAPD Valley Traffic, Crime + Public Safety


LAFD rescues man stranded in Pacoima Wash

A man who was stranded in the Pacoima Wash near the 11000 block of Bradley Avenue has been rescued by firefighters, officials said Tuesday. LAFD rescue crews swooped in Tuesday to rescue a man stranded in the Pacoima Wash (Photo by Mike Meadows) The man did not appear to be seriously injured, according to an L.A. Fire Department tweet. #RiverRescue; INC#0723; 1:16PM; 11549 N Bradley Av; https://t.co/dsArgpwkoF; #Pacoima; PRELIM: One person in (unk depth or speed) moving water in Pacoima Was...
Tags: News, California News, Sport, LA River, Soccer, Local News, Pacoima, Bradley Avenue, LAFD, Batt, Mike Meadows, Top Stories LADN, Pacoima Wash, Crime + Public Safety, Radio Channels


Coroner ID’s man killed in Woodland Hills crash; teen driver arrested

The coroner’s office on Monday released the name of the man killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Woodland Hills allegedly triggered by a 17-year-old boy driving a 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 who was arrested. Edgar Pineda, 51, lived in Panorama City, coroner’s Investigator Kelli Blanchard said. The teenager was traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard on Friday night when he failed to stop for a red light at Winnetka Avenue, near Taft High School, and hit the driver’s-side door of a Toyota Tacoma pick...
Tags: Murder, News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Local News, Mercedes Benz, Toyota Tacoma, Los Angeles Police Department, Woodland Hills, Palmdale, Ventura Boulevard, Pacoima, Sylmar, Pineda


Coroner ID’s man killed in Woodland Hills crash; teen driver suspected of murder

WOODLAND HILLS — The coroner’s office on Monday released the name of the man killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Woodland Hills allegedly triggered by a 17-year-old boy driving a black 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 who was arrested on suspicion of murder. Edgar Pineda, 51, lived in Panorama City, coroner’s Investigator Kelli Blanchard said. The teenager was traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard on Friday night when he failed to stop for a red light at Winnetka Avenue and hit the driver’s-side door o...
Tags: Murder, News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Local News, Cervantes, Mercedes Benz, Toyota Tacoma, Los Angeles Police Department, Woodland Hills, Van Nuys, Ventura Boulevard, Pacoima, Sylmar


On their feet from Mission Hills to Pacoima, a community’s ‘March for Justice’ remembers Cesar Chavez

In Brand Park in Mission Hills on Sunday, a band named Los Sencillos belted out ballads and popular songs onstage as people streamed into the park from all directions, many donning red t-shirts emblazoned with the face of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez. The 26th March for Justice, on Cesar Chavez Day, drew about 600 people to the park for a rally and march to Ritchie Valens Park in Pacoima, two miles away. They came to celebrate Chavez’s legacy and continue his activism by calling attention ...
Tags: Usa, News, Justice, Mexico, White House, Immigration, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Donald Trump, Trump, Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers, Rodriguez