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By Sandy Mazza|

Developer plans Starbucks, hotel and gym for ‘The Gateway’ project in Chatsworth

A developer is proposing to build a 124-room Marriott Residence Inn and a Planet Fitness health club as part of an 8.23-acre shopping center project at Lassen Street and Mason Avenue in Chatsworth. Currently, the corner lot is home to a strip ma...

By Elizabeth Chou|


  • Health care policy

    Key senators seeks assurances House won’t pass healthcare ‘skinny bill’

    WASHINGTON >> Three Republican senators on Thursday threatened to hold up health legislation in the Senate unless they got assurances from Speaker Paul Ryan that the House would negotiate a more comprehensive replacement to Obamacare and not vote to make the Senate bill law. Ryan responded that “the House is willing” to convene a conference committee with the Senate to that end. But it was unclear whether the speaker’s response would satisfy the...

    By Erica Werner and Alan Fram The Associated Press|

  • Philanthropy

    Norman Rockwell collection is more than just Americana for this couple: Dennis McCarthy

    There’s a touching story behind the $25,000 check Wynne and Rosemary Ritch gave to the neuromuscular center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles this week. A story that begins in 1974 at the Schiff Scouting Reservation in New Jersey where Wynne was taking part in the Boy Scouts of America executive training program. He’d go on to spend 33 years as an executive with BSA. He was hired fresh out of college after serving two tours of duty with the Marine Corp. in...

    Dennis McCarthy

  • Lawsuits

    Lawsuit filed against owners of Granada Hills home where rapper Kid Cali was fatally shot

    LOS ANGELES >> A wrongful death/negligence lawsuit was filed Thursday against the owners of a Granada Hills home where a rapper died in a shooting at a pool party last summer. The suit was brought on behalf of the 4-year-old daughter of Justin Clark Lishey, who was professionally known as Kid Cali or Cali OSo. The 30-year-old performer was shot about 9 p.m. last Aug. 20 in the 12400 block of Longacre Avenue at a party that had been heavily promoted on social media and...

    City News Service|

  • USC

    O.J Simpson not welcome at USC football functions

    LOS ANGELES >> Fifteen years ago, O.J. Simpson dropped by a USC football practice in Miami, where the team was preparing to play Iowa in the Orange Bowl. Simpson, a running back who became the school’s second Heisman Trophy winner in 1968, later met with players. “He’s a legend,” then-coach Pete Carroll told reporters. “At ‘SC, our guys hold a Heisman Trophy winner in high regard.” A similar situation, in theory, could...

    By Joey Kaufman @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

  • Crime

    Suspect dead after shooting and hours-long barricade in Hollywood, police say

    HOLLYWOOD >> A man believed to be armed was found dead Thursday inside a Hollywood motel room after an hours-long barricade and officer-involved shooting, authorities said. The situation unfolded in the 1700 block of Whitley Avenue around 11 a.m., after police received an assault with a deadly weapon radio call at a Motel 6. Witnesses said “they observed a suspect who was armed with a handgun,” Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Barry Montgomery told...

    Wes Woods

  • Religion & Worship

    Religion events in the San Ferando Valley area, July 28-Aug. 4

    Tisha B’Av Shabbat at Temple Kol Tikvah: Rabbi Jon Hanish and Cantor Noa Shaashua lead the service, 6:30 p.m. today. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. See It This Way: The Rev. Joey McDonald delivers the message, based on Matthew 13:31-33, at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231.

    Holly Andres

  • Business

    AMG & Associates to renovate Santa Barbara High School stadium

    AMG & Associates, Inc., a Santa Clarita-based public works contractor, has been awarded a $29 million contract for the Santa Barbara High School Peabody Grandstand Replacement & Stadium Renovation project. The award comes as a result of two bonds approved by voters last November. The Peabody project will be an update to the nearly century-old stadium at the school. The 40-acre campus was built in 1924, making it the third oldest high school in California. The renovation...

    Kevin Smith

  • Obituaries

    June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dies at 99

    The sounds on a Woodland Hills street will never be the same, now that June Foray is gone. The legendary voice actress died Wednesday at her home in Woodland Hills. She was 99. If you’ve ever watched the animated “Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” or heard Granny in a Warner Bros. cartoon, the Simpsons or even video games and talking toys, you’ve heard Foray’s voice. In her 85 years of voice acting, and as animated TV series drew audiences in...

    Ryan Carter

  • Accidents

    3 killed in wrong-way 101 Freeway crash in Ventura

    A wrong-way freeway crash Thursday morning in Ventura killed one man from Riverside, another man from Santa Paula and a woman from Lake Elsinore, authorities said. The two-car high-speed collision was reported at 12:03 a.m. on the southbound 101 Freeway north of the 126 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said. Killed in the crash was a 34-year-old male driver from Santa Paula, a 25-year-old male driver from Riverside and a 28-year-old female passenger from Lake Elsinore, CHP...

    Wes Woods

  • Human trafficking

    Massive sex trafficking ring included 15-year-old sold in ‘plain sight’

    Thirteen girls and young women, including a 15-year-old, were rescued recently as part of one of the largest sex trafficking rings on the West Coast, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials announced Thursday. The rescue began with a missing persons report in Tulare County in late 2016. The missing girl was a teenager, and her disappearance and discovery in January in a West Hollywood apartment unit led detectives from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to a...

    Susan Abram

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