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LAUSD’s The Science Academy STEM in North Hollywood: Where learning is anything but conventional

Ethan Katz is programming an augmented reality sandbox to project images onto sand using various height levels to create mountains and valleys. “I’m learning about coding the language of the computer itself and how to use sonar to measure,” Katz said. He’s 13. That’s right. A 13-year-old eighth-grader, already talking like the aerosapce engineer he wants to be when he grows up. Katz and his peers at The Science Academy STEM Magnet in North Hollywood have much to be proud of. For the second conse...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Katz, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Nigel Peake, Science Academy, Vineland Avenue, East Valley High School


For many Southern California students, two languages (or more) are better than one

In Maritza Bermudez’s home, the goal has been to speak Spanish as much as possible. But starting next school year, Korean will be thrown into the mix. Bermudez, who lives in Anaheim, is enrolling one of her children in a Korean/English language immersion program – the first of its kind in Orange County and part of a growing trend throughout Southern California. “We know it’s going to be challenging,” Bermudez said. “But being trilingual is being a step ahead.” First grade teacher Cindy Murgu...
Tags: Politics, Milan, News, Education, Abc, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Cambodia, Local News, Orange County, Ucla, Mitchell, Southern California, Anaheim


Metro may scrap its bike locker program because of thieves, break-ins and inappropriate usage

Thieves have routinely broken into LA Metro bike lockers placed at train stations, stealing bicycles and ransacking the personal contents stored inside and prompting the transit agency to consider scrapping the program. Carlos Velasquez waits with his bike to board a train at LA Metro Red Line subway in North Hollywood on Thursday, February 21, 2019 as he heads to his home in Korea Town. Carlos says he never uses the lockers and keeps his bike with him. There are 140 people on a wait list fo...
Tags: Transportation, Hollywood, News, California, La, China, Trains, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mta, Korea, Airbus, Disneyland, Pasadena


In a community still shaken from the Borderline mass shooting, a musuem finds a new home

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks—a new nonprofit art space in the Oaks Shopping Center — had planned its opening night exhibition for Nov. 8, the day after the mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill devasted Ventura County and its surrounding areas. With a nightmare-turned-reality unfolding in what was known as one of the safest cities in America, museum officials postponed the opening, and in keeping with its community-focused mission, instead hosted an art therapy project for vict...
Tags: News, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Mexico, Ansel Adams, Local News, Ventura County, Taco Bell, Adams, Greenwood, Conejo Valley, Woolsey, Principe, Baby Gap


John Muir High students walk out of class in protest of ban on durags

Students at Pasadena’s John Muir High School walked out of class Wednesday morning to protest a school policy that prohibit wearing durags. The students say the ban on durags exists because administrators believe they’re associated with gangs. But for the students, the head coverings are an important part of black culture often used to preserve a hairstyle known as waves. Reggie Myles, 17, a Black Student Union cabinet member, helps lead John Muir High School students in a walkout protesting...
Tags: News, Protest, Education, Sport, Soccer, John Muir, Pasadena, Gray, Wilson, Muir, Black Student Union, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories SGVT, John Muir High School, Top Stories PSN, Sarah Reingewirtz


3 found dead after shooting in gated Porter Ranch community

Three people were found dead following reports of gunfire at an upscale gated community in Porter Ranch on Monday, Feb. 18. Officers responded to a home in the 20300 block of Via Galileo at about 3:53 p.m. and found three people dead, said Sal Ramirez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. He said officers suspect a shooting may have resulted from a burglary attempt. Three found dead in the Renaissance gated community of Porter Ranch. @ladailynews pic.twitter.com/F3BodOU7u8 — Sarah...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Homicide, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Hamilton, Porter Ranch, Los Angeles Police Department, Sylmar, Dennis McCarthy, Alan Hamilton, Top Stories LADN


A Granada Hills middle school shines in gaining new accreditation status

Six LAUSD middle schools, including Frost Middle School in Granada Hills, made the grade in the first round of the esteemed accreditation process that gives students a boost in their future academic careers. All of the district’s high schools are accredited, which helps students looking to go to college. Leticia Mendez teaches her seventh grade math class at Frost Middle School in Granada Hills on Friday, February 15, 2019. Mendez was brought to the school as part of the school’s reduction i...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Frost, White, San Pedro, Brown, Martinez, Dodson, Carson, Andrea Santos, Los Angeles Unified School District


Valentine’s Day attracts couples to Van Nuys City Hall, where love — and marriage — was in the air

On Valentine’s Day it’s traditional for couples to exchange cards, candy or gifts. But in Van Nuys on Thursday some Valentine’s Day sweethearts took it a step further— exchanging vows. A steady stream of couples entered the Los Angeles County Clerk’s office on Sylvan Street to get married on a day universally dedicated to love and lovers. Aisha Bush, 28, and Timothy Norwood, 31, came from Glendale to tie the knot. “We were picking out a wedding day for a long time and he brought up Valentine’s D...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Ireland, Glendale, Norwood, Pasadena, Suzy, Valentine, David Brown, Ventura, Bush, Brown, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County


Why two L.A. lawmakers want new parents to get up to 18 weeks of paid leave

Los Angeles may be joining the national conversation around paid family leave, after two City Council members proposed a plan to make it easier for new parents to take time off to bond and care for their babies. The issue of paid family and parental leave is being discussed by Democratic lawmakers, and California’s new governor Gavin Newsom recently proposed a goal of expanding an existing state paid parental leave program to six months. In Los Angeles, there is now a proposal that would result ...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Jasper, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, California Supreme Court, Calvin, Gavin Newsom, Jamie, Northridge, Democratic, Cal


Golden Dragon Parade for Lunar New Year closes LA Chinatown streets

The Golden Dragon Parade in LA’s Chinatown is seen in a Feb. 1, 2014 photo. The parade returns on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News) LOS ANGELES — Rain or shine, the 120th Golden Dragon Parade takes place Saturday in Chinatown. Street closure begin at 10 a.m. with the parade starting at 1 p.m. on N. Hill Street at Ord Street near the Chinatown Public Library. It will proceed north to Bernard Street, head east to North Broadway and make its way south again t...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bruce Lee, Local News, Chinatown, Southern California, Tso, Cesar Chavez, San Fernando Valley, Hill Street, North Broadway, Lunar New Year, Bernard Street, Top Stories LADN


Here’s why these Valley babies left a Tarzana hospital wearing tiny red caps

It’s the little things in life that sometimes just tug at the heart. OK. Let’s face it. Any baby is just downright adorable, right? But put a little red, knitted cap on a bunch of them as they leave a hospital for their first foray into the world, made by an army of volunteers, and you’ve got gold. That’s happening these days. Ana Leon places a cap on her newborn Mateo Marquez at Providence Tarzana Medical Center on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Newborns at Providence Tarzana Medical Center re...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Local News, San Pedro, Valley, Torrance, Heart Association, Tarzana, Moog, Michael Wadsworth, Top Stories LADN, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News


Freeze warning, frost advisory issued into Thursday morning for much of Southern California

A freeze warning was issued Wednesday for the valleys of Riverside and San Bernardino County, with overnight temperatures below freezing possible for some areas into Thursday morning, the National Weather Service said. The warning came as a surge of cold weather moved through Southern California, dropping snow levels to as low as 2,500 feet Tuesday and early Wednesday, as the most recent storm gave way to at least a couple of days of dry weather. Light rain is forecast for sometime during the we...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Glendale, Alaska, San Diego, Orange County, San Diego County, Pacific Ocean, Nws, Southern California, Ontario


Ferraris, Corvettes seized in LA parking lot bribery case up for auction in Chino

Richard Scott was a parking lot operator “who had great taste in cars,” including three Ferraris and three 1960s Chevrolet Corvettes, all up for bid this week in a U.S. Marshals auction of property seized from Scott, who is serving six years in federal prison for bilking the government and bribery. There are eight of Scott’s former cars among the 19 on display at Apple Towing Co. in Chino, including Scott’s signed Carroll Shelby 2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG, with a 12-cy...
Tags: Apple, News, California, La, Theft, Cars, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Ford Mustang, Ducati, Va, Associated Press, Reggie Jackson, Mercedes


Ferraris, Corvettes once owned by federal bribery case figure up for auction in Chino

Richard Scott was a parking lot operator “who had great taste in cars,” including three Ferraris and three 1960s Chevrolet Corvettes, all up for bid this week in a U.S. Marshals auction of property seized from Scott, who is serving six years in federal prison for bilking the government and bribery. There are eight of Scott’s former cars among the 19 on display at Apple Towing Co. in Chino, including Scott’s signed Carroll Shelby 2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG, with a 12-cy...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Theft, Office, Cars, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Ford Mustang, Ducati, Va, Associated Press, Nice, Reggie Jackson


Ferraris, Corvettes seized in LA parking lot bribery case up for auction

Richard Scott was a parking lot operator “who had great taste in cars,” including three Ferraris and three 1960s Chevrolet Corvettes, all up for bid this week in a U.S. Marshals auction of property seized from Scott, who is serving six years in federal prison for bilking the government and bribery. There are eight of Scott’s former cars among the 19 on display at Apple Towing Co. in Chino, including Scott’s signed Carroll Shelby 2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG, with a 12-cy...
Tags: Apple, News, California, La, Theft, Cars, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Ford Mustang, Ducati, Va, Associated Press, Reggie Jackson, Mercedes


How blacksmithing got hot, according to Adam’s Forge

The set-up looks old-school – a furnace, anvil and two blacksmiths hammering in tandem to coax a hot steel rod into a pair of tongs. But for Adam’s Forge in Los Angeles’ Glassell Park neighborhood, blacksmithing is not stuck in the past. Heather McLarty and Aram Nigoghossian forge tongs together at Adam’s Forge in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The blacksmith school and collective is hosting Adam’s Forge Festival at Debs Park in Los Angeles on Feb. 10. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Adam, Aram, Marie Callender, San Fernando Road, McLarty, Tony Swatton, Audubon Center, Brett Young, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PSN, Sarah Reingewirtz


Lunar New Year is a celebration of ancestry

In celebration of the Chinese New Year Lion Dancers woo the crowd during the 115th Golden Dragon Parade as it goes through Chinatown in Los Angeles Saturday, February 1, 2014 as they bring in the Year of the Horse. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News) Dragons play with the crowd as people celebrate the coming lunar year during the annual Tet Parade in the heart of Little Saigon Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 in Westminster. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer) ...
Tags: California, China, Kung Fu, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vietnam, Bruce Lee, Orange County, Chinatown, Southern California, Kelly, Anaheim, David Carradine


These volunteers spent 21 years comforting dying veterans, now the VA is evicting them

The Veterans Affairs hospital in West Los Angeles is evicting a volunteer group that spent 21 years at the bedsides of dying patients who otherwise would have been alone in their final moments. The Twilight Brigade is among several veterans service organizations that have been told by the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System they can no longer have offices or meetings on its campuses. The decision comes in the aftermath of an inspector general’s report that criticized the system’s administra...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Veterans, Va, Red Cross, OIG, Northridge, Riley, Brinkley, San Fernando Valley, American Red Cross


These volunteers spent two decades comforting dying veterans, now the VA is evicting them

The Veterans Affairs hospital in West Los Angeles is evicting a volunteer group that spent 21 years at the bedsides of dying patients who otherwise would have been alone in their final moments. The Twilight Brigade is among several veterans service organizations that have been told by the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System they can no longer have offices or meetings on its campuses. Dog handler Khris Scaramanga walks through Veterans’ Barrington Park’s dog park in Los Angeles with dogs...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Veterans, Va, Red Cross, OIG, Northridge, Riley, Brinkley, San Fernando Valley, American Red Cross


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


LA Metro launches $2.5M ridesharing pilot program with private ride-hailing company Via

What’s the main barrier to increasing mass transit ridership? LA Metro calls it the First/Last Mile problem and is dedicating resources to solving it. Here’s an example: A white sedan circled the parking lot of the El Monte Bus Station for 10 minutes around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, unable to find an empty space. Simply put, people find it difficult to get to and from public stations to ride buses and trains. That’s why LA Metro launched a one-year pilot program Monday with a private ride-h...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, Los Angeles County, Valley, LA County, Duarte, Ramona


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 25-Feb. 1

    Trapeze artists perform during Circus Vargas’ dress rehearsal on January 15, 2019 as the family circus prepares for their 50th Anniversary shows in Burbank through February 3. This year’s theme takes the audience back in time to the golden era of the circus. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/ Pasadena Star-News/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...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


10 Freeway ExpressLanes riders might soon have to pay more, Metro votes

Big changes are coming to pay lanes on the 10 and 110 freeways that will cut back on free rides for some and allow one-timers to use the lanes without registering their vehicles or buying a tracking device. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Thursday to develop two separate pilot programs that will affect riders of the ExpressLanes. In essence, some regular ExpressLane users might see a price hike, but the fines for other one-time riders might be reduced or ...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Seattle, CHP, Local News, Orange County, Denver, Southern California, Metro, Los Angeles County, 101 Freeway


LAUSD teachers struck a deal, with some gaining and others giving up some ground

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


In deal between LAUSD and teachers, some parties gained ground while others gave it up

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


Photos: Looking back at the LAUSD teachers strike — a visual history

What started as picketing in the rain last week turned into celebration at Grand Park in sunshine. After nine days of teacher striking and intense last-minute marathon bargaining brokered by LA’s mayor, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing its 30,000 teachers agreed on a deal to end the district’s first teacher walkout in 30 years. Read full coverage here From the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay, here’s just a glimpse at the images that defined a history-making...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Walter Reed, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, San Pedro, Northridge, Reed, Jessica, South Bay, Wilmington


On 10 Freeway, cheaters and solo drivers clogging ExpressLanes may prompt big changes from Metro

To reduce traffic, LA Metro has tried costly freeway lane additions, building more carpool lanes and converting HOV lanes into toll lanes. Some changes have worked for a short while but ultimately, like new lanes on the 405 Freeway, traffic flow returns to gridlock status with commuters languishing in what Los Angeles Mayor and Metro board member Eric Garcetti calls “soul-stealing commutes.” On Thursday, Jan. 24, the Metro board will vote on development of a pilot program that will allow only fi...
Tags: News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, Air Pollution, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Campbell, Los Angeles County, South Los Angeles, Hilda Solis, West LA, Baldwin Park


Circus Vargas rolls into town, animal-free and ready to entertain. Here’s an early look

A family business is coming to Burbank and they want to entertain you and take you back in time to the golden era of the circus. The traditional circus under one big blue tent covered in yellow stars along the 5 Freeway is full of magic made by generations of people who can fly, contort their bodies into shapes that you would not believe were possible, make costumes that take you back in time, and dance to tell a story of a young girl who stops in a town and encounters a circus. Circus Vargas is...
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Nelson, Burbank, Vargas, Daniella, Top Stories LADN, Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Star News SCNG, Nelson Quiroga, Vargas Quiroga


On the Northridge earthquake’s 25th anniversary, a Valley hospital that was in the thick of it rolls out an early warning system

“Earthquake. Earthquake. Expect shaking. Drop, cover and hold on. Expect shaking now. Take protective action.” That message will be heard seconds before an earthquake hits at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center. The ShakeAlert Early Warning System, developed by U.S. Geological Survey and Cal Tech, was launched Thursday, and once it’s fully operational and training on it is complete, it will use a system of hand-held radios, GPS and an overhead paging system to deliver notification ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Jones, Northridge, Cal Tech, Valley, U S Geological Survey, LA County, Stephen Jones, Top Stories LADN, Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News, Northridge Earthquake


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