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In Valley neighborhoods, fight against upzoning bill gets fiery as it moves through state Senate

Community groups in the South Valley began deliberating the implications of Senate Bill 50 — pitched as a way to solve California’s housing crisis by overriding local zoning laws to allow denser development in transit- and job-rich neighborhoods — months before it was released in March by its author, state Sen. Scott Weiner. But the push against the proposed legislation is heating up now that it has cleared its first hurdle in the Legislature and is facing a tougher vote Wednesday. While most Ca...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, La, Senate, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, United States, Bill, Local-news, UC Berkeley, Zillow


Man shot by police near downtown LA subway station is IDed

Authorities on Tuesday identified the man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend after they said he was spotted with a shotgun inside the Seventh Street Metro station. The shooting occurred about 2:15 p.m. Sunday near Seventh and Hope streets, about a block from the subway station. William Crawford, 47, of Van Nuys died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office. Two Los Angeles officers saw a man armed with a shotgun inside the Metro station...
Tags: News, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Metro, Van Nuys, William Crawford, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Crime + Public Safety, Seventh Street Metro


Volunteers remove trash and other debris from creek in Van Nuys

Volunteers helped clean up trash and other debris in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve’s Haskell Creek in Van Nuys on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Volunteers Sunil Thankamushy, from left, Brenda Citrom, Ione Bustos, 18, and Avery King, 16, help clean up trash and other debris in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve’s Haskell Creek in Van Nuys on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer) Volunteers Julie Nugent, from left, Krishna Thankamushy, 15, his fat...
Tags: News, Environment, Sport, LA River, Soccer, Community, Local News, Water Pollution, Southern California, Big Bear Lake, Van Nuys, La Canada Flintridge, Avery King, Rick Lee, Top Stories LADN, Ed Crisostomo


LA Daily News ‘Successful Aging’ expo draws a crowd

They were workin’ up a pretty good sweat Saturday in Granada Hills. A crowd of seniors — and we’re not talking the high school kind here — sat in front of a giant panel of windows in a large and bustling special events room at The Odyssey and, well, got their stretch on, you might say. Thomas Reed, with the Greater West Valley Lions Club, provides vision screening services to Fran Shankle, from Northridge during the 2019 Daily News Successful Aging Expo was held at The Odyssey in Granada Hil...
Tags: News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Medicare, CHP, Local News, Northridge, Doug Mcintyre, Don, LA Dodgers, Devonshire, Amy Smith, Tommy Lasorda, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News


Earth Day cleanups at the LA River — largest such events in the U.S. — will celebrate 30th year

Perception is reality. This is undoubtedly true when talking about the Los Angeles River. What was called a concrete tomb, a 51-mile ditch bisecting forgotten neighborhoods far from the glitter of Hollywood and the verdant Santa Monica Mountains, or ignored altogether is now seen, recognized, even celebrated as a real urban river with unlimited potential. In particular, an 11.5-mile stretch in Elysian Valley that includes the Glendale Narrows has water year-round, a dirt bottom for absorption, b...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, La, Environment, Sport, LA River, River, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Earth Day, Porter Ranch, Los Angeles County


Gun-wielding Encino homeowner opens fire on burglars

ENCINO — A homeowner fired at least one shot at a man who tried to break into his home in Encino Thursday night. Officers responded about 10:20 p.m. to the home on the 3400 block of Red Rose Drive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A man had tried to get into the home, and the homeowner fired at least one shot, police said. ABC7 reported the homeowner fired multiple shots at at least three suspects, all of whom were able to escape. No injuries were reported, and a detailed descript...
Tags: News, Shooting, Burglary, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Hawthorne, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, Encino, Top Stories LADN, Related Articles Police, Crime + Public Safety, Red Rose Drive


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


Sherman Oaks man convicted of fatally stabbing his wife

A Sherman Oaks man is facing more than 29 years to life in state prison after being convicted of fatally stabbing his wife in front of their 12-year-old son, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. A Van Nuys jury deliberated about 45 minutes before finding Aurelio Teran, 40, guilty late Wednesday of first-degree murder for the Aug. 27, 2017, slaying of his 32-year-old wife, Viridiana, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Jurors also convicted Teran of one count each...
Tags: Crime, Office, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Teran, Viridiana, Top Stories LADN, Aurelio Teran, District Attorney s Office Jurors, Michele Pincus Teran


Police in Hawthorne arrest 2 suspected in Seal Beach residential burglary, car theft

A man and a woman from Rancho Santa Margarita have been arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home in Seal Beach and stealing a car. At about 5:47 a.m. Tuesday, Seal Beach police were called to the burglary in the 900 block of Catalina Avenue, according to Sgt. Mike Henderson. The callers also reported that a vehicle had been stolen. Police said the residents were inside the home at the time of the burglary. “As (offices) were investigating the crime, information was developed that led them to a...
Tags: Home Depot, News, Burglary, Sport, Soccer, CHP, Local News, San Bernardino, Edison, Mike Henderson, Hawthorne, Rancho Santa Margarita, Van Nuys, LADWP, Chris Fisher, Top Stories OCR


Video: Police seek multiple suspects in two Van Nuys burglaries

Police released surveillance footage of a group of thieves suspected of burglarizing at least two Van Nuys homes in March, and asked for the public’s help in tracking them down on Tuesday, April 9. Investigators believe between five and eight men got away with cash, jewelry and other valuables after breaking into a home on the 13800 block of Bessemer Street on Friday, March 29; and then another residence that evening on the 6000 block of Varna Avenue, according to a news release issued by the Lo...
Tags: News, Theft, Burglary, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Chevy, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Chevy Malibu, Los Angeles Police Department, Varna, Krauss, Van Nuys, Top Stories LADN


Ask the Lawyer: Is there a particular way to give a good closing argument?

Q: My wife is an attorney. She recently had a jury trial, and rehearsed the closing argument before me and our son. We had various comments. Is there some particular or recommended way to handle closing argument, to make it as effective as possible? -K. S., Seal Beach Ron Sokol A: When we make and serve a meal, we typically do so in stages. Closing argument is not dissimilar, but ultimately involves tying the pieces together. While good closing argument does not denigrate the other lawyer, i...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Manhattan Beach, Van Nuys, Ron Sokol, Supreme Court of the Facts Explain


LA nuisance lawsuit targets Van Nuys Studio 6 motel

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is asking a judge to order the cleanup of a Van Nuys motel where drug-dealing is allegedly ongoing and for a directive requiring three management members to live there until the problems are resolved. The Lost Angeles Superior Court nuisance abatement suit was filed Thursday and targets the 60-room Studio 6 motel on Sherman Way and the landlords, BVIV Hospitality Group. For at least 15 years, the property has been a center of violence, c...
Tags: Business, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Motel, Van Nuys, Sylmar, Mahendra Patel, Top Stories LADN, Sherman Way, Los Angeles City Attorney s Office, The Lost Angeles Superior Court, Prafull Mahendra


Cessna plane goes off end of runway at Van Nuys Airport

VAN NUYS — A small plane went off the end of a runway at Van Nuys Airport, officials said Monday. The mishap happened at about 8 p.m. Sunday on Runway 16 Right, airport officials reported on Twitter. No injuries were reported to the five people on board, and the Cessna Citation was not damaged, airport officials said. The runway was closed about 2 1/2 hours and reopened at about 10:40 p.m., they said.
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Cessna Citation, Cessna, Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety


Daily News high school softball rankings, April 7

The latest high school softball rankings as of April 7. DAILY NEW TOP 10 1. Saugus (15-6): Capped a solid 3-2 week at the competitive Michelle Carew Classic in emphatic fashion: a 4-2 victory over Crescenta Valley in a local heavyweight matchup. Huge Foothill League matchups against Hart and West Ranch loom ahead this week. Chance for Saugus to gain major separation. 2. Oaks Christian (17-3): In the infamous words of NFL coach Dennis Green: Oaks Christian is who we thought they were. Huge victor...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Vikings, Valencia, High School Sports, Marshall, Daily News, Saugus, Hart, Simi Valley, Woodbridge, Burroughs


‘Karate Kid,’ ‘Fast Times … ‘: A tour of San Fernando Valley film and TV locations spans the classics

That the San Fernando Valley has been the backdrop for “E.T,” “Clueless” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” isn’t surprising. What’s less obvious is just how many TV shows and movies have used Valley locations – schools, intersections, liquor stores, apartment buildings, tree-lined streets, restaurants, alleyways – and made these places familiar around the world. That the San Fernando Valley has been the backdrop for “E.T,” “Clueless” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” isn’t surprising. What...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Mike Myers, Local News, East Coast, Michael J Fox, Marty Mcfly, Elliott, Cassell, Wayne


Las Vegas man killed in 90 Freeway crash in Del Rey area

LOS ANGELES — A Las Vegas man was fatally injured when the vehicle in which he was riding went out of control on the 90 Freeway in the Del Rey area of Los Angeles and hit a tree, authorities said Friday. The crash occurred on the eastbound freeway east of Culver Boulevard about 11 p.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Kristian Vanwagner, 27, died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office and the CHP. A 32-year-old Las Vegas woman driving the vehicle was hospitalized fo...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Las Vegas, CHP, Local News, Woodland Hills, Palmdale, Del Rey, Van Nuys, North Hills, Canyon Country


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


These Puerto Rican sisters are the team behind YouTube hit Cake Bash Studio and its Lake Balboa bakery

Karla Peguero dreamed of becoming the first plus-size, Afro-Puerto Rican YouTuber to open a bakery in Los Angeles. For the last year, the 33-year-old host of the “Cake Bash Studio” channel with nearly 125,000 subscribers strong has been living the dream. Karla Peguero fills cake orders in the Cake Bash Studio & Bakery in Van Nuys, which recently celebrated its first year in business. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Cupcakes tempt customers at the Cake Bash Studio & Bak...
Tags: Beyonce, Mexico, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lionel Richie, Pasadena, Puerto Rico, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Angel Stadium, Karla, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News


LA tenants rights activists take clash over Ellis Act evictions to landlord’s Studio City home

First they came to the tranquil neighborhood at 7 a.m. last Monday, yelling at a Studio City home fitted with a basketball hoop and American flag through a bullhorn. Groggy neighbors in their pajamas lamented a rude awakening and called the police. Then they came at 8 p.m. this Tuesday, using a projector to illuminate words like ‘Housing is a human right’ onto the prim two-story house. One resident who wouldn’t share her name charged them with traumatizing neighborhood children. Another called t...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Airbnb, Michigan, Venice, Local-news, Usc, Ucla, Wilson, Ellis, Sánchez, Tyler


LA tenants rights activists take clash over Ellis Act eviction to landlord’s Studio City home

First they came to the tranquil neighborhood at 7 a.m. last Monday, yelling at a Studio City home fitted with a basketball hoop and American flag through a bullhorn. Groggy neighbors in their pajamas lamented a rude awakening and called the police. Then they came at 8 p.m. this Tuesday, using a projector to illuminate words like ‘Housing is a human right’ onto the prim two-story house. One resident who wouldn’t share her name charged them with traumatizing neighborhood children. Another called t...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Airbnb, Michigan, Venice, Local-news, Usc, Ucla, Wilson, Ellis, Sánchez, Tyler


LA’s first ax-throwing venue in North Hollywood hopes to convince local leaders that mixing axes and alcohol is a good idea

If you’ve visited LA-AX in North Hollywood, you wouldn’t be the first to observe that there’s something strangely satisfying about throwing ax throwing. Maybe it’s the weight of a hatchet in both hands, the thwack of a blade landing on its soft wooden target, or the fleeting satisfaction of a bullseye. Is the burgeoning sport a fun way to spend $25 an hour with friends? Indeed. But should it be paired with one, a couple, or even a few beers? That’s a question being weighed by the city of L.A.’s ...
Tags: News, La, Sports, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Local-news, Lapd, Bakersfield, Van Nuys, Canada Europe, Los Angeles Magazine, North Hollywood, Coldwater Canyon, Cypress California, Top Stories LADN


Panorama City couple and Hollywood Hills man indicted in alleged ‘darknet’ drug ring that shipped narcotics to foreign destinations

A federal grand jury has indicted  a Hollywood Hills man and two Panorama City residents on allegations they were part of a trafficking ring that purchased narcotics via the “darknet” and then shipped the drugs to buyers in the Philippines, New Zealand, Poland and other foreign destinations. Prosecutors on Tuesday said three people were accused March 22 of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and other drug-related offenses in an eight-count indictment. A press release from the U.S. Attorney...
Tags: News, Guns, La, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Philippines, Courts, Local News, Goldberg, San Bernardino County, Hollywood Hills, Van Nuys, Canoga Park, Panorama City


Steve Ballmer, Clippers fixing L.A.’s neighborhood basketball courts

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and his wife made a contribution last spring that will, by 2021, have covered the renovation of 343 basketball courts operated by the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks. (Photo courtesy of the Clippers) Denise Stansell, senior recreation director of the Jim Gilliam Recreation Center, is serious about keeping the facility’s newly refurbished basketball court pristine: “No Food or Drink” signs are taped every few feet along the walls inside the gym. (Photo by M...
Tags: La, Sports, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Sharp, Rivers, Eric Garcetti, International Olympic Committee, Parks, Steve, Golden State Warriors, Nipsey Hussle


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


Motorcyclist killed on Ronald Reagan freeway transition in Sylmar

SYLMAR – A motorcyclist was killed Saturday in a crash on the transition from the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway in Sylmar, authorities said. The apparent solo vehicle crash was reported at about 2 p.m. on the elevated eastbound 118 Freeway transition to the westbound Foothill Freeway, and the motorcyclist landed where the westbound 210 meets the beginning of the 118, California Highway Patrol Officer Stephan Brandt said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Br...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, California Highway Patrol, Woodland Hills, Van Nuys, Brandt, North Hollywood, Sylmar, Motorcycle Accident, Foothill Freeway, Stephan Brandt, Top Stories LADN


LA leaders approve Notre Dame High School project, paving way for multiyear renovation at Sherman Oaks school

The Los Angeles City Planning Commission gave Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks a green light Thursday to launch a wide-scale renovation and development project that will cost an estimated $25 million and allow the school to admit an additional 250 students. The proposed changes to the private Catholic school include a new on-campus parking structure, cafeteria and classrooms to be built in seven phases over the course of 10 to 15 years. “We’re really excited about the prospects of moderniz...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sport, Soccer, Westfield, Catholic, Local News, Sherman Oaks, Riverside Drive, Notre dame High School, Woodman, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Department of Transportation LADOT, Los Angeles City Planning Commission, Top Stories LADN


Fire hydrant gushes in Woodland Hills area after crash

Los Angeles firefighters work to turn off a gushing fire hydrant after a vehicle struck it about 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Victory Boulevard and Independence Avenue in the Woodland Hills area. (Photo by Gavin Kaufman/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) A motorist struck a fire hydrant Wednesday in Woodland Hills, causing a gusher to shoot 30 feet in the air, soaking Victory Boulevard until firefighters were able to stop the flow of water. The fire hydrant at Victory Boulevard an...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Woodland Hills, Independence Avenue, Victory Boulevard, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Mission Hills, Top Stories LADN, De Soto Avenue, Crime + Public Safety, Gavin Kaufman


LAPD criminalist suing city says she feels like a pariah over linking detective to Van Nuys murder

By BILL HETHERMAN LOS ANGELES — A criminalist who alleges the LAPD deliberately overlooked evidence that linked a veteran detective to the 1986 Van Nuys killing of a romantic rival — and that she faced an internal backlash for expressing her concerns — testified Tuesday that she “feels like a complete pariah in the department.” But under cross-examination by lawyer Reginald Roberts Jr., representing the city of Los Angeles, Jennifer Francis said she has never been demoted or suspended since comi...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, Beck, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Francis, Local News, Lapd, Lazarus, Roberts, Los Angeles Superior Court, Superior Court, Rasmussen, Van Nuys, Sheppard


Man struck by vehicle in Van Nuys, is seriously injured

VAN NUYS — A man was hospitalized in serious condition Tuesday night with injuries he suffered when he was hit by a vehicle on a street in Van Nuys. Police responded at 9:25 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the 14300 block of Burbank Boulevard, near Van Nuys Boulevard, and when they arrived at the scene realized it wasn’t a shooting, but a vehicle had struck a man, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Im sai...
Tags: News, Sport, IM, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, Tony Im, North Hollywood, Mission Hills, Top Stories LADN, Arleta, Van Nuys Boulevard, Burbank Boulevard, Crime + Public Safety


Metro officials detail trade-offs of faster Orange Line rides

A project now under way to install 35 railroad-style safety gates along the Orange Line could speed up travel time for bus riders — but lead to delays for some motorists. In the “worst case scenario,” motorists at some Orange Line crossings could be waiting an average of 80 seconds or longer for a bus to pass by in 2025 during rush hour, Metro engineers said during an open house event in Canoga Park onTuesday. That’s compared to an average of 35 seconds or less at most the Orange Line crossings ...
Tags: Transportation, Business, New York, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, East Coast, Metro, Valley, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, East Valley, North Hollywood



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