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San Fernando Valley roundup: Chatsworth Metrolink crash victims seek more compensation, Dangerous police chase ends in arrests

July 28, 2012
  • A Metrolink train and a freight train crash into each other in Chatsworth in 2008.
A Metrolink train and a freight train crash into each other… (Lawerence K. Ho…)

Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, July 28. Victims and families of those killed in the 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink crash say they did not receive enough compensation.

They are pushing Congress to raise the amount of money railroads pay to victims of accidents and they want to testify in front of lawmakers. L.A. Times

A police chase through the San Fernando Valley Friday afternoon ended in two arrests. The driver allegedly side-swiped vehicles and collided with one car after running a red light. The suspects tried to escape on foot in the city of San Fernando. ABC

A man suspected of several robberies in the Valley the past few weeks is back in jail. Francisco Gonzalez was released earlier this year under the state's realignment program because he is considered "nonviolent." Contra Costa Times

A North Hollywood teen died late Thursday night after boxing at a Burbank gym, police say. He complained of pain when he was brought to a local hospital, and passed away about an hour later. The gym is closed in honor of him. Burbank Leader

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Metro began running trains until 2 a.m., a service shift that late-night workers welcomed. "It'll be a lot faster to get home," says one North Hollywood dishwasher who uses the Red Line. Daily News

A spokesman for Metro said they are considering running a 24-hour system, like Chicago or New York. We're on our way to being a full-service city.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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