Alvin Hernandez Silva, 22, allegedly stabbed the victim in a
hallway near a bathroom in the mall's dining area. Silva was with
another man, who escaped.
It appeared the three men knew each other and exchanged words,
Witnesses gave officers descriptions of the men, and Silva was
stopped and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A knife with a
3-inch blade was found in a nearby bush.
Ring in 2003 on the mountain
HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Families can celebrate the end of 2002 and
the beginning of 2003 under the stars at a party and hike at the
Stough Canyon Nature Center.
Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Verdugo Mountains beginning
at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will be crafts, games, an astronomy
lesson and a 45-minute easy-pace, half-mile hike to the lookout above
the nature center.
Cost is $5 per person, and there is no limit to the number of
people who can attend.
For more information or to make reservations, call 238-5440. The
nature center is at 2300 Walnut Ave.
Children's day camp explores nature
HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- A nature day camp for 3- to 5-year-olds
begins at 9 a.m. Monday at Stough Canyon Nature Center. Parents can
register their children for the entire four-day program or for one or
Campers will receive a bandana and participate in hikes, crafts
and nature activities during the half-day camp. A snack is provided
Children will learn about the different plants and animals that
live in the Verdugo Mountains, and how everything fits into the web
The cost for the four days is $35. Registration for three days is
$30 and one or two days is $12 each day.
Birth certificate or other proof of age is required before camp
The nature center is at 2300 Walnut Ave. For more information or
to make a reservation, call 238-5440.
Cancer Society needs volunteers
MAGNOLIA PARK -- The new American Cancer Society Discovery Shop at
500 N. Victory Blvd. is seeking volunteers in three categories.
Pricer/sorter will price merchandise according to the shop's
pricing procedures. Awareness of current fashion, styles and labels