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Pacoima foodbank offers help to federal employees, teachers amid government shutdown and LAUSD teachers strike

A food bank in Pacoima says it is ready to offer assistance to people in the San Fernando Valley affected by the ongoing federal government shutdown and the LAUSD teachers’ strike. Some federal employees stopped getting their paychecks earlier this month, “so we know families will be struggling,” said MEND President Janet Marinaccio. MEND, which stands for Meet Each Need with Dignity, distributes emergency food boxes to people who have fallen on hard times, Marinaccio said. They are hoping to re...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Local News, Transportation Security Administration, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, Pacoima, Marinaccio, Adam Brooks, Top Stories LADN, Janet Marinaccio


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 19-26

    A Tu B’Shevat Shabbat, New Year for Trees, will be held on Jan. 25 at Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills. (Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG   Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week’s services and special events.   OneLife LA: Procession celebrating the beauty of every life. Opening remarks, noon, at La Placita Olvera (125 Paseo De LA Plaza). Walk, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 19, to Los Angeles Hi...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, Albania, Local News, North Africa, Feb, Valley, San Fernando Valley, Jose H Gomez, Beth Shalom, Jon Hanish, Temple Kol Tikvah


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 19-26

  Container gardening ideas. (Photo by Shakespeare on English Wikipedia/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   JAN. 19   Rose Pruning with the San Fernando Valley Rose Society: The society will show beginners how to prune rose bushes as they do their work, 9 a.m.-noon. Rain does not cancel. Bring clippers, gloves and shears. Minnie Hill Palmer Hom...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Club, Shakespeare, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Eric Olsen, Pacific Palisades, Adamson House, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Avenue, Top Stories LADN


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


Thought for the day, Jan. 18, 2019

Glenn Frey, Australian concert, 2010. (Photo by jeaneeem/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic) Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter and actor “The sun goes down/The night rolls in/You can feel it/Starting all over again/The moon comes up/And the music calls/…’Cause you belong to the city/You belong to the night/Living in a river of darkness, beneath the neon light/You were born in the city/Concrete under your feet/It’s in your moves, it’s in your blood/You’re a man of the street.” (...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Local News, Glenn Frey, Creative Commons Attribution, San Fernando Valley, Thought For The Day


Sierra Canyon boys and girls basketball are No. 1 in CIF, state rankings

It is rare that the No. 1-ranked boys and girls basketball teams in the state are from the same school, but Sierra Canyon this season has joined that special group. For the Sierra Canyon boys basketball team, nothing has changed. The Trailblazers are 20-1 overall and remain the No. 1 team in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 and CalHi Sports rankings. The team has also been atop the Daily News rankings since the start of the season. Sierra Canyon is rolling through its competition despite top-...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, High School Sports, Ucla, Daily News, Sheldon, St Francis, Vanderbilt, ESPNU, Chevalier, Sacramento Calif, San Fernando Valley, Springfield Mass


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


Massive tree falls on LACCD board trustee’s Burbank home

A majestic, ancient oak tree can be a beautiful sight, but it can also be an instrument of destruction, as Los Angeles Community College District Board Trustee Scott Svonkin and his family learned Wednesday night in Burbank. KTLA5 reported that a three-story-tall oak tree on Myers Street was uprooted after days of rain and came crashing down on the structure. Firefighters told the family Wednesday night that the home wasn’t safe to inhabit, and as workers began removing the massive oak tree, Svo...
Tags: Weather, News, La, Sport, Soccer, Rain, Local News, Samuel, Burbank, Jennifer, San Fernando Valley, KTLA, Tom Bradley, California State University Northridge, Pasadena City College, Santa Anita Park


To elude the parking challenges, here’s how to get to the Women’s March LA, Jan. 19, using public transportation

  Women’s March LA 2019 map. (Courtesy of Women’s March LA) You’ve decided to take part in Women’s March LA 2019 and you know that the organizers are expecting around 250,000 participants. Streets will be closed as early as 7 a.m. around Pershing Square and Los Angeles City Hall, according to the latest from Los Angeles Department of Traffic. Plus, traffic and where to park will be a challenge around Pershing Square where the rally and march kicks off. The organizers of Women’s March LA hav...
Tags: Google, Business, Politics, News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Apple App Store, Metro, Ventura, Pershing Square, San Fernando Valley, Metrolink, Los Angeles City Hall, Metro Rail


With little learning happening inside strike-humbled LAUSD schools, high achievers feel the pressure not to fall behind

Jaimie Lee and Dalia Elrih, juniors at Los Angeles Unified School District’s John Marshall High School, have the same ambitious class schedule: AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus and honors U.S. History. The two picketed with striking LAUSD teachers outside the school on Monday and joined a UTLA rally downtown. But in the days since, they’ve veered in different directions absent teachers — one hitting the books at school and the other at home — in an attempt to stay ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, San Pedro, Harbor, Petersen, Lee, Carson


Santa Anita Park racing rained out, but track open for wagering

Horses are seen running at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 26, 2018.  Racing has been canceled for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, due to rain. (File photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) ARCADIA — Due to heavy overnight rains and a 100 percent likelihood of continued wet weather, Santa Anita Park is canceling Thursday’s eight-race card, which was scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m., the park announced Thursday morning. Santa Anita Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco said Santa Anita has taken o...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Rain, Horse racing, Disneyland, Local News, Southern California, Knott, San Fernando Valley, Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Encino, Top Stories LADN


Marci Vogel's Playlist for Her Novella "Death and Other Holidays"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Awarded the 2017 Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, Marci Vogel's novella Death and Other Holidays is a lyrical and thoughtful exploration of grief. NPR Books wrote of the book: "Dea...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, California, George Harrison, Los Angeles, Reagan, David, Gang, Va, Marilyn Monroe, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Grinch, Joni Mitchell, Lapd


‘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


Heavy rain brings flash-flood threat, high surf, mudslide danger to burn areas

LOS ANGELES — The last and strongest of three storms to hit Southern California this week slid into the region Thursday, generating periods of heavy rain, which could trigger street flooding and shallow mud and debris flows in several areas previously denuded by wildfires, National Weather Service forecasters said. The rain could unleash mudslides and debris flows “in and near recent burn scars across Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. These include the Hill, Sherpa, South, Ston...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rain, Disneyland, Local News, Orange County, Pacific Coast Highway, Ventura County, Nws, Santa Barbara, Malibu


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


25 years later, local leaders gather to share lessons learned after Northridge quake

When the Jan. 17 1994 Northridge earthquake shook his home, Cary Van Ausdall didn’t have much time to assess damage to his Santa Clarita house. Instead, as a Red Cross volunteer, he raced out assist residents impacted by the disaster. The 25th anniversary of the devastating earthquake, he said, is a reminder that the city should be prepared for the next big one. “Being prepared will get you an opportunity to sleep at night,” he said. Ausdall joined local leaders at California State University, N...
Tags: Business, News, California, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Red Cross, Local News, Donald Trump, Lucy Jones, Southern California, Trump, Northridge, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City


Thought for the day, Jan. 17, 2019

Benjamin Franklin, 1778. (Painting by Joseph Duplessis/National Portrait Gallery/public domain)   Benjamin Franklin, American diplomat, statesman and writer “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.” (from “On Freedom of Speech ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Benjamin Franklin, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Republics, Thought For The Day, Joseph Duplessis National Portrait Gallery, Benjamin Franklin American, On Freedom of Speech


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


Loyal high school seniors are missing out on memories due to LAUSD teachers strike

Amid an era of high school sports when transferring schools is the norm, many local City Section boys basketball players in the middle of their senior season are feeling jilted by the LAUSD teachers’ strike, which has halted all L.A. City Section winter sports since Monday. High school athletes look forward to their senior season for many reasons. For some, it’s the year to accomplish what has never been done before. For others, it’s their first year on a varsity team after playing on the lower ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Noah, Soccer, Lausd, Chatsworth, Grant, High School Sports, Taft, Porter, San Fernando Valley, El Camino Real, Van Nuys, Sylmar, West Valley League, City Section


Vicky Lagos selected to be L.A. City Section’s next commissioner

The executive committee of the Los Angeles City Section announced Tuesday that Vicky Lagos will be the section’s next commissioner after now-commissioner John Aguirre retires at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Lagos has served as an assistant to the commissioner for more than five years. Before that, she worked as an athletics specialist for six years in the LAUSD interscholastic office and was a coach at Kennedy High School in Granada Hills. “It is with great pride and pleasure that I ackno...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, High School Sports, Lagos, Los Angeles City, San Fernando Valley, Vicky, Aguirre, Kennedy High School, Granada Hills, City Section, Los Angeles City Section, John Aguirre, Vicky Lagos


Everything you need to know about the 2019 Women’s March LA on Jan. 19

Women’s March LA 2019 is a non-partisan march taking place Saturday, Jan. 19, in downtown LA celebrating women’s rights and organizations that promote voter registration, inspire young people to perform community service and help women who are interested in running for public office. The third annual march, whose theme is “Truth to Power,” kicks off with a Tongva blessing at 8:30 a.m. at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. A program with guest speakers begins at 9 a.m., and participants pro...
Tags: Google, Politics, New York, News, Wall Street, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Gloria Allred, City Hall, Metro, Ventura, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Louis Farrakhan


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


Radio: Now you can hear the groundbreaking sound of an innovative radio station

There are some rare radio stations that strike such a chord with listeners that they help change the sound of radio and set a standard for stations of the future. Such stations include KFWB, the original KRLA, KHJ, KMET and KROQ, to name a few. One that often gets forgotten in the discussion of such stations is KNX-FM (now KCBS-FM 93.1, aka “Jack-FM”). The Mellow Sound of KNX-FM was a trendsetter in many ways ahead of its time, breaking songs from such varied up-and-coming superstars as Steely D...
Tags: Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Goldman, Peter Gabriel, KCBS, KROQ, Newport Beach, San Fernando Valley, KFWB, KDAY, KNX, Tom Kelly, Laboe, LA Oldies


Thought for the day, Jan. 16, 2019

Samuel Johnson, 1772. (Painting by Joshua Reynolds/Tate Britain) Samuel Johnson, English linguist, lexicographer and writer “It is strange that there should be so little reading in the world, and so much writing. People in general do not willingly read, if they can have any thing else to amuse them.” (from  a diary entry May 1, 1783) Sept. 18, 1709-Dec. 13, 1784 Related Articles Thought for the day, Jan. 15, 2019 Thought for the day, Jan. 14...
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AP WAS THERE: Southern California’s deadly 1994 earthquake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This week marks 25 years since a deadly earthquake struck Southern California’s densely populated San Fernando Valley. The state said at least 57 died in the magnitude 6.7 Northridge quake, but a study issued the following year put the death toll at 72, including heart attacks. About 9,000 people were injured, […]
Tags: Science, News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Southern California, Northridge, San Fernando Valley


Roundup: Tuesday night’s boys basketball scores

Tuesday night’s boys basketball scores FOOTHILL LEAGUE Valencia 82, Canyon 61 Jayden Trower led the Vikings with 22 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Jake Hlywiak scored 14 points and Joshua Assiff had 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Vikings are 5-0 in league. Saugus 82, Hart 56 Adrian McIntyre scored 21 and grabbed 10 rebounds for Saugus. Camron Nale added 17 points and 10 rebounds, too. The Centurions will prepare for a big league game at Valencia Friday night. West Ranch 64, Golden Valley ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Vikings, Valencia, High School Sports, Saugus, Hart, Bulldogs, Lancaster, Knight, San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Campbell Hall, Canyon, Windward


Sierra Canyon girls basketball takes down Windward for first time since 2015

LOS ANGELES >> When the Sierra Canyon girls basketball team played Windward last January at home, the Trailblazers walked off the court losing its 16th game in the last 18 meetings against the Wildcats. Something about Tuesday night felt different. Probably because the Trailblazers were trotting into the showdown 18-0, and the No. 1-ranked team in the latest CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll. Vanessa De Jesus scored 32 points to lead Sierra Canyon to a 66-57 Gold Coast League victory over Win...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Osborne, High School Sports, Ucla, Chevalier, San Fernando Valley, Chaminade, Windward, Redondo Union, De Jesus, Sierra Canyon, CIF Southern Section Division, Gold Coast League


Chaminade girls basketball takes control of Mission League with rout of Harvard-Westlake

WEST HILLS >>  From the moment Chaminade stepped on the court Tuesday night, it wanted to make sure of two things: to stop highly-touted Kiki Iriafen, and to be in constant attack mode offensively. The Eagles accomplished both tasks in dominant fashion. Chaminade junior Jasmine Rodriguez capped off her team’s explosive night on both ends of the floor by scoring a team-high 21 points in a 73-41 rout over Harvard-Westlake at home. Senior Kai Como added 14 points for the Eagles. The win put Chamina...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, High School Sports, Eagles, Kiki, Wolverines, Rodriguez, San Fernando Valley, Studio City, Whitfield, Chaminade, Harvard Westlake, Ethan Hanson, Mission League, Kiki Iriafen


Tale of two schools: Though separated by just 9 miles, effects of the strike on these campuses are far apart

Brenda Sandoval has already taken two days off work from her job as a receptionist at a nearby mental health clinic to support the striking teachers of Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima. Depending on how long the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike lasts, she may have to take more time off. But she’s willing to do it. “I feel that I have no choice,” said Sandoval as she juggled a UTLA protest sign in Spanish, a floral-printed umbrella and the hand of her poncho-clad first gra...
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