In Other News

Tommy Lasorda undergoes surgery to replace pacemaker

By Bill Plunkett|

LA Election Results: Monica Rodriguez certified as CD7 winner, Karo Torossian concedes

Monica Rodriguez has been certified the winner of the City Council race in the northeast San Fernando council race. Rodriguez pulled in 53.63 percent, or 9,588 votes, coming out ahead of her opponent Karo Torossian’s 46.36 percent, which ...

By Elizabeth Chou|


  • LA County Fair

    Head of LA’s Grand Park joins Pomona Fairplex administration, what he’ll do

    POMONA >> The man behind downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park, which hosts everything from a farmers market to the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration on the West Coast, is coming to Fairplex. Lucas Rivera has been named to the newly created post of senior vice president of Fairplex, the organization announced Friday. In his new role with the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Rivera will oversee the vision for Fairplex and...

    Monica Rodriguez

  • Business

    For many millennials, it could take a decade to save up enough money to afford a home

    If you’re a millennial looking to buy a home or condo in the Los Angeles area, you may have a long wait on your hands. A new survey from reveals that millennials in many of the nation’s large metro areas will need at least a decade to save enough money for a 20 percent down payment on a...

    Kevin Smith

  • Accounting fraud

    Agoura Hills man bilked ex-NFL player out of $4.5 million, prosecutors say

    INDIANAPOLIS — Federal prosecutors say a money manager stole more than $4.5 million from an unnamed former NFL player who played several years for the Indianapolis Colts. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said Friday that 63-year-old Kenneth Ray Cleveland of Agoura Hills has been indicted on seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering in the investment fraud scheme. Prosecutors say Cleveland was the football player’s financial adviser for nearly a...

    Associated Press|

  • Memorial Day

    It’s an early Memorial Day at LA Mission College, with thanks for freedom to ‘attain our dreams’

    SYLMAR >> A lone bugle blew a somber “Taps” Wednesday that tugged at hearts across Los Angeles Mission College. Before its last note, college President Monte Perez and a student veteran had gently laid a memorial wreath at a fallen soldier battle cross to honor the more than one million U.S. military men and women who have died in service. “It is so heartfelt today. And every year, and throughout the year, we commemorate and memorialize the bravery of...

    Dana Bartholomew

  • Breaking News

    Suspicious package at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita was fake

    SANTA CLARITA >> A suspicious item found Thursday under a pickup truck in a parking lot at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, near the campus stadium where a high school graduation was scheduled, was determined to be a fake device, authorities said. The item was reported just after 5 p.m. at the college at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, according to a watch commander at the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station. The lot was closed and those attending the Canyon...

    City News Service|

  • Dining

    Looking for a place to eat beyond Ventura Boulevard? Here are 12 Valley favorites

    Some years ago, a wise man referred to Ventura Boulevard as “The Champs-Elysees of the Valley.” And I’m fairly certain he was being only slightly tongue-in-cheek. When it comes to the culinary dynamic of the San Fernando Valley, it can be hard to get away from Ventura. From the gastropubs and sushi bars of Studio City, through the Italian restaurants of Sherman Oaks and Encino, and the eclectic whirlwind of the West Valley, Ventura eats up a lot of edible...

    Merrill Shindler

  • Missing persons

    Friday vigil set for teen girl who went missing in Studio City on Sunday

    A vigil for 13-year-old Angelique Faith Davis, who went missing from Studio City on Sunday, is set for Friday night. The vigil, which is open to the public, will be held from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at El Paseo de Cahuenga Park, family members said. The park is at 3300 Cahuenga Blvd. Davis, who was reportedly suffering from depression, was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 3700 block of Fredonia Drive walking toward Cahuenga Blvd. Family members and police say she...

    Wes Woods

  • Illegal immigration

    Of 188 arrested in this week’s ICE sweep, 23 were in San Fernando Valley

    A wide-ranging crackdown on criminal immigrants this week netted 23 people in the San Fernando Valley – part of 188 who were arrested in a five-day sweep that spanned from Los Angeles County to the Inland Empire. All were “public safety threats” and they included criminal foreign nationals, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday. • RELATED STORY:

    Staff reports|

  • Power outages

    Blown transformer kills power to Marina del Rey area

    A power outage was affecting the Marina del Rey area Thursday night. The outage was caused by a blown Southern California Edison transformer, according to a sergeant at the sheriff’s Marina del Rey Station. A witness reported about 8 p.m. that traffic was jammed, stop lights and street lights were out and some stores were closed on Lincoln Boulevard near Washington Boulevard. No one from the utility was immediately available to provide additional details.

    By City News Service|

  • Arrests

    ICE arrests nearly 190 immigrants in Southern California, including convicted rapist

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested nearly 190 people across Southern California in a five-day operation that targeted “public safety threats,” including criminal foreign nationals, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives, authorities announced Thursday. About 90 percent — 169 of the 188 people — arrested in the six-county sweep that ended Wednesday had prior criminal convictions, the agency said. Among them were 15 people...

    Brenda Gazzar

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