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Van crashes into North Hollywood tree, leaving driver critical in possible hit-and-run

Los Angeles firefighters used the Jaws of Life early Monday morning to extricate the driver of a van that slammed into a North Hollywood tree in what may be a hit-and-run. LAFD responded at 1:22 a.m. to the corner of Chandler Boulevard and Camellia Avenue, where they found a GMC work van that ran into a fenced-off eucalyptus tree on the north end of North Hollywood Recreation Center Park. Los Angeles firefighters rescue a man trapped in a van that hit a large eucalyptus tree early Monday, Ju...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles Police Department, Hit-and-run, North Hollywood, LAFD, Chandler Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure, Camellia Avenue, Valley Traffic Division, Los Angeles Daily News Los Angeles


LAPD seeks driver who fled after hitting, killing 70-year-old Van Nuys man in Valley Glen

The driver of a gray sedan who plowed into a 70-year-old man — killing him on a Valley Glen street late Wednesday night — and then fled the scene is being sought by Los Angeles detectives, police said. The gray Saturn sedan was seen with “extensive damage to the front of the vehicle” as its driver left the area without stopping to help the elderly man, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. Police are seeking the driver of a gray Saturn sedan who struck and killed a 70-year-...
Tags: Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Valley, Los Angeles Police Department, Oxnard, LA County, Van Nuys, Sylmar, Los Angeles Fire Department, Top Stories LADN


LAPD officers trapped in Sylmar crash

A Los Angeles Police Department SUV was involved in a crash Monday with a pickup truck in Sylmar, trapping two officers until firefighters could extricate them from the vehicle. Los Angeles firefighters responded about 5 p.m. to the crash scene at Polk Street and Dronfield Avenue, where they were able to extricate the officers, who suffered unknown injuries. An LAPD patrol SUV was involved in a crash Monday, June 29, 2020, at Polk Street and Dronfield Avenue in Sylmar. Firefighters extricate...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Polk Street, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Sylmar, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure, Valley Traffic Division, Dronfield Avenue


Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Pacoima

PACOIMA — A 54-year-old pedestrian died when he was struck by a vehicle in Pacoima, authorities said Saturday. The crash was reported at 9:30 p.m. Friday in an alley east of Remick Avenue north of Osborne Street, said Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Cervantes. The driver of the vehicle left the scene without stopping to render assistance, Cervantes said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, she said. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives. A reward of up to $50,000 is...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Lapd, Cervantes, Northridge, Pedestrian, Hit-and-run, Pacoima, North Hills, Top Stories LADN, Osborne Street, Valley Traffic Division, Crime + Public Safety


For law enforcement in LA and other parts of Southern California, a shift in focus and more street patrols amid coronavirus fears

Los Angeles police Detective Brent Hopkins spends most of his days tracking down thieves who steal cars. It involves following up on leads, talking to victims and watching security camera footage. He and the other auto crimes detectives in his division have dozens of cases to investigate — burglars smashing into cars and stealing items, or taking off with the vehicle altogether. But this week, he’ll trade in his suit for his old uniform, along with many of his co-workers. The last time he wore h...
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Northridge motorcyclist killed in 2-vehicle Chatsworth crash

A motorcyclist died in a crash with a compact car in Chatsworth on Tuesday, March 10. The crash happened at about 9:32 p.m. in the intersection of Devonshire Street and Mason Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Kurt Smith said. The motorcyclist was attempting to negotiate a left turn onto southbound Mason, when his vehicle collided with a Mini Cooper that was headed east on Devonshire. A motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Devonshir...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Honda, Chatsworth, Local News, Smith, Lapd, Northridge, Mini Cooper, Cooper, Mason, Culver City, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News


Motorcyclist killed in 2-vehicle Chatsworth crash

A motorcyclist died in a crash with a compact car in Chatsworth on Tuesday, March 10. The crash happened at about 9:32 P.M. in the intersection of Devonshire Street and Mason Avenue, Los Angeles police Sgt. Kurt Smith said. The motorcyclist was attempting to negotiate a left turn onto southbound Mason, when his vehicle collided with a Mini Cooper that was headed east on Devonshire. A motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Devonshire Street an...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Honda, Chatsworth, Local News, Smith, Lapd, Mini Cooper, Cooper, Mason, Culver City, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, Kurt Smith


LAPD motorcycle officer taken to hospital after Van Nuys crash

A motorcycle officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was taken to a hospital with a minor wrist injury after he collided with a car in Van Nuys. The crash near the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Keswick Street occurred at around 10:50 a.m., said Officer Mike Lopez, an LAPD spokesman. He said the officer fell from his motorcycle as a result of the crash, but was not seriously injured. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated. The driver of the car stayed at the scene and w...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, Mike Lopez, Top Stories LADN, Van Nuys Boulevard, Valley Traffic Division, Keswick Street, Crime + Public Safety


LA looks to improve parking of dockless scooters and bikes. Here’s how

Six months into a pilot program to allow dockless scooters and bicycles to operate in Los Angeles, city transportation officials say they are working with companies to address tipped-over scooters and bikes and studying the possibility of installing corrals. The department was recently tasked by the Los Angeles City Council to devise a plan to rein in where the dockless vehicles — often left haphazardly in public areas — are parked, transportation officials wrote in a city report, the second of ...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Electric, Local News, Pacific, Los Angeles City Council, San Fernando Valley, Wilshire, Sherman Oaks, Ventura Boulevard, LA City Council


Man sentenced to almost 13 years in prison for DUI crash that killed woman in North Hills

SAN FERNANDO — A North Hills man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 13 years in state prison for a DUI crash that killed a woman and seriously injured her 23-month-old daughter Jose Armando Macias Jr., who will turn 24 on Saturday, March 21 to one felony count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, causing injury, along with an allegation of inflicting great bodily injury upon a child under the age of 5. Macias was driving whil...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Courts, Dui, Sentencing, Local News, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles Police Department, Macias, North Hills, Chinchilla, Top Stories LADN, Valley Traffic Division, Woodley Avenue


8 hurt in multi-vehicle crash in Winnetka; DUI investigation launched

WINNETKA — Eight people were hurt, two of them seriously, in a multi-vehicle crash Sunday in Winnetka triggered by a driver fleeing a DUI traffic stop, authorities said. The crash was about 8:15 p.m. at 20500 W. Roscoe Blvd., Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. A Los Angeles Police Department officer was attempting to pull over a vehicle for a possible DUI when “the vehicle took off, blew through a red light and crashed into three cars,” Sgt. M. Zaboski of the LAPD’s V...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Dui, Local News, Lapd, Venice Beach, Stewart, Sun Valley, Winnetka, Los Angeles Police Department, Westlake Village, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN


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


LAPD probing whether illegal street racing was a factor in deadly Woodland Hills crash

  Los Angeles police are investigating whether illegal street racing may have played a role in a fatal, four-vehicle crash involving a minor driver arrested in Woodland Hills last week. Authorities say a 17-year-old male from Studio City was speeding west on Ventura Boulevard at Winnetka Avenue on Friday night when his black 2019 Mercedes Benz C300 failed to stop at a red light and collided with a Toyota Tacoma making a left turn from Winnetka to Ventura. The driver of the Tacoma, who was struck...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mercedes, Lapd, Tacoma, Ventura, Mercedes Benz, Tarzana, Toyota Tacoma, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Studio City


Chatsworth man and woman identified as fatal victims in De Soto Avenue crash; 9-year-old critical

CHATSWORTH — A man and woman in their 70s killed in a two-car collision in Chatsworth that also critically injured a 9-year-old girl in their back seat were publicly identified Tuesday by the coroner’s office. Timothy Deneen was 72, and Yolanda Gonzalez was 73, and both resided in Chatsworth, coroner’s Investigator Kelli Blanchard said. The collision occurred about 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the 9500 block of De Soto Avenue, said Larry Redden of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A collision Sunday, F...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, CHP, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Pacific Coast Highway, Gonzalez, Whittier, Los Angeles Fire Department, Granada Hills, Mike Meadows, Top Stories LADN, Valley Traffic Division


Murder trial begins for teen accused of illegal street racing that led to Tarzana death

The murder trial of a teen who police allege was involved in an illegal street racing crash that killed an innocent motorist in Tarzana two years ago began Monday at the Sylmar Juvenile Courthouse. Defendant Pedram Shayesteh, 18, was a minor when he was involved in a crash on the night of Jan. 2, 2017 that resulted in the death of Habib “Harry” Sabzerou, 68, of Encino, according to authorities. Officials with Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division have said that two friends — on...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Speeding, Mercedes, Lapd, Daily News, Los Angeles County, Tarzana, Saleh, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Farsi, Ventura Boulevard


Murder trial begins for teen accused of illegal street racing in Tarzana

The murder trial of a teen who police allege was involved in an illegal street racing crash that killed an innocent motorist in Tarzana two years ago began Monday at the Sylmar Juvenile Courthouse. Defendant Pedram Shayesteh, 18, was a minor when he was involved in a crash on the night of Jan. 2, 2017 that resulted in the death of Habib “Harry” Sabzerou, 68, of Encino, according to authorities. Officials with Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division have said that two friends — on...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Speeding, Mercedes, Lapd, Daily News, Los Angeles County, Valley, Tarzana, Saleh, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Farsi


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


Woman dies in crash in Lake View Terrace area

LAKE VIEW TERRACE — One woman was killed and another was injured Saturday when a vehicle crashed into a block wall in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles at a high rate of speed, authorities said. The crash happened about 3:15 p.m. at Pierce Street and Foothill Boulevard, Sgt. Cameron Dunnet of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division said. Related Articles Motorist arrested in multi-vehicle crash on 5 Freeway that killed Glendale man ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Amtrak, Sun Valley, Los Angeles Police Department, Foothill Boulevard, Lake View Terrace, Pierce Street, Valley Traffic Division, Crime + Public Safety, Sylmar Woman


E-scooters have arrived in the San Fernando Valley. Will they sink or scoot?

Like ducks in a row, hundreds of dockless electric scooters have arrived on Valley streets in the past two weeks, sitting pretty in waiting for new riders. They are predominately on Ventura and Reseda boulevard, near the North Hollywood Metro station and around the Woodland Hills Warner Center. As those eager for traffic-free, eco-friendly and relatively inexpensive transport download the apps and go for a spin, local businesses and law enforcement officials anticipate a gust of traffic and safe...
Tags: Transportation, Technology, News, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Venice, Local News, Lapd, Lime, Ventura, Santa Monica


Illegal street racing blamed in crash that injured 4 in Porter Ranch earlier this month, LAPD says

A solo car crash that left four people injured in Porter Ranch earlier this month was the result of an illegal street race with another vehicle, police say. The incident occurred on Tampa Avenue at Nashville Street at about 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 8, said Sgt. Gregory Fuqua, in charge of the Valley Traffic Division’s special-enforcement team. The driver of a Mustang GT with three passengers was traveling north on Tampa, south of the 118 Freeway, when he lost control and struck a tree in the center med...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Dui, Local News, Lapd, Mustang, Tampa, Porter Ranch, Los Angeles County, Munoz, San Fernando Valley, Sylmar, Los Angeles Fire Department, Tampa Avenue, Fuqua


Anti-street racing event makes debut at MB2 Raceway in Sylmar

The sound of screeching tires and whirring electric motors filled the MB2 Raceway in Sylmar on Thursday night as nine go-karts whizzed by. Off-duty LAPD officer Matthew Heinzman prepares for a race during the Beat the Heat event at Sylmar’s MB2 Raceway. The event was sponsored by MotorGospel Ministries which Aaron Schwartzbart started as an anti-street racing outreach. Schwartzbart plans to host the event on the second Thursday of every month whereby youth and adults are given the chance t...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Matthew, James Norton, Northridge, Vin Diesel, Los Angeles County, Valley, Baxter, Los Angeles Police Department, Rodriguez, San Fernando Valley, Irwindale


LAPD tells city what it can do about street racing and ‘street takeovers’ in San Fernando Valley

LAPD Sgt. Gregory Fuqua, officer-in-charge of Valley Traffic Division’s Special Enforcement Team, stands on the 13600 block of Desmond Street in Pacoima on Aug. 15, 2018, where rubber from the tires of autos that were doing “burnouts” can be seen. The area is frequented by illegal street racers. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department is scheduled to make a presentation to the City Council Tuesday on its efforts to combat illegal s...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Daily News, Valley, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Reseda, LA City Council, Pacoima


Engine flies out of car after hard Sun Valley crash

Los Angeles police and firefighters responded to a late-night crash Thursday in Sun Valley, where one person had to be extricated from the vehicle after an impact so hard that the engine flew out into the street. The two-door coupe crashed into a metal gate and block wall on the 7800 block of Coldwater Canyon Avenue, said a photographer at the scene. A two-door coupe crashed so hard Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, on Coldwater Canyon Avenue in Sun Valley that the engine flew out of the vehicle and o...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Lapd, 101 Freeway, Sun Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Agoura Hills, North Hills, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure, Coldwater Canyon Avenue


Woodland Hills man fatally struck by pizza delivery vehicle recalled as a ‘gentle giant’

David Blum was walking toward his synagogue in Woodland Hills the night of Oct. 1 to celebrate one of the most joyous of Jewish holidays: Simchat Torah. But before he could rejoice and dance with the Torah scroll as is custom, the retiree was fatally struck by a pizza delivery vehicle while crossing Fallbrook Avenue. “We were all crying,” said Miriam Taranto, a member of the Orthdox synagogue Beit Hamidrash of Woodland Hills, who said she witnessed the collision. “We were ‘davening’ (praying.) S...
Tags: News, Sport, Noah, David, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Daily News, Lori, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Shapiro, Chaim, Taranto, Pedestrian, Blum


Male pedestrian struck and killed by Amtrak train in Van Nuys

A pedestrian was struck and killed Friday by an Amtrak train in Van Nuys while he was crossing the tracks. At about 4 p.m. the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the incident at 15424 West Cabrito Road. Fire officials pronounced the male pedestrian dead at the scene. There were no injuries to the train passengers, fire officials said. Sgt. Jose Valle with the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division said the train conductor saw the man crossing the tracks and tried to warn him...
Tags: News, India, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Amtrak, Northridge, Burbank, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Valle, Van Nuys, Metrolink, Los Angeles Fire Department, Train Accident, Atchue


Ghost bike goes up in Sun Valley to memorialize Panorama City man killed in hit-and-run

A 45-year-old man who was fatally struck last weekend by a hit-and-run driver while riding or walking his bicycle along a bike lane in Sun Valley was identified Thursday as Panorama City resident Roberto Perez. Detectives believe a vehicle hit Perez’s bike on Sunday evening at Strathern Street and Bellingham Avenue about 8:30 p.m. The impact of the collision propelled Perez onto the pavement or sidewalk, causing him to suffer injuries, which he succumbed to later at a hospital. Perez was on his ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Local News, Public Safety, Northridge, Perez, Sun Valley, San Fernando Valley, McMurray, Avila, Javier Avila, Panorama City, Top Stories LADN


The LA City Council approves the Icon at Panorama development in Panorama City

The Los Angeles City Council has rejected an appeal filed by labor unions, allowing a $150-million mixed-use development in Panorama City to move forward. In a 13-0 vote, city leaders approved the project, after denying the appeal filed by the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Local Union 300 and the Laborers International Union of North America. They sought to challenge the redevelopment of a long-vacant Montgomery Ward department store into an urban district with more than 600 resident...
Tags: News, La, Uncategorized, Sport, Development, Soccer, Beverly Hills, City Council, Panorama, Lapd, Sears, Los Angeles City Council, Martinez, Moore, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley


The Icon at Panorama project moves forward after city officials reject appeal

A Los Angeles City Council committee has rejected an appeal that challenged a mixed-use project in Panorama City that seeks to transform a long-vacant department store with hundreds of apartments, shops and restaurants. The Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved the $150-million Icon at Panorama development that is poised to redevelop an old, languishing Montgomery Ward, once a key destination in the San Fernando Valley’s retail scene and bring more than 600 residential units to the...
Tags: Business, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Soccer, Beverly Hills, City Council, Panorama, Local News, Lapd, Sears, Los Angeles City Council, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch


Podcast: Daily News reporter Brenda Gazzar on illegal street racing in the San Fernando Valley

document.createElement('audio'); Daily News crime and public safety reporter in the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles Police Department’s stepped-up efforts to combat the problem, which has led to the injury and deaths of drivers, passengers, spectators and pedestrians in several Valley communities. Links LAPD launches team to combat illegal street racing in the Valley following a surge in deaths by Brenda Gazzar LAPD says illegal street racing crash leaves Valley couple and unbor...
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LAPD launches team to combat illegal street racing in the Valley following a surge in deaths

Habib “Harry” Sabzerou was a soft-spoken Realtor who was so honest that he would point out all of the faults of the homes he was trying to sell. He was the kind of father who would teasingly answer the phone with “Hi Dad!” when his grown daughter Del called, knowing those would be the first words she would say to him. His daughter will never hear those words again. Sabzerou was fatally struck by a 16-year-old boy who, authorities say, was illegally street racing in Tarzana in January of last yea...
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