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By Christopher Cadelago | May 30, 2009
TUJUNGA — A proposed housing development for the Verdugo Hills Golf Course would significantly affect traffic on two major roadways, damage protected oak and sycamore trees and have a considerable adverse effect on the scenic vista, according to a draft environmental impact report released last week. MWH Development Corp.’s proposal to level the 18-hole course and contiguous driving range to build 229 detached single-family homes on 25 acres of the 58-acre site has incited open-space advocates and local residents who argue the project would irreversibly scar the area.
NEWS
March 8, 2003
Erik Boal For the Bellarmine- Jefferson High girls' basketball team, the most difficult aspect of preparing for the CIF Southern Section Division IVA championship game is finally over. The week-long wait. Since defeating L.A. Windward, 57-51, in the division semifinal March 1, the second-seeded Guards (23-4) and fourth-seeded Westlake Village Oaks Christian -- their opponent at 9:30 a.m. today at the Long Beach Pyramid -- have done just about anything to occupy their time leading up to the title contest.
THE818NOW
December 20, 2011
Los Angeles police were looking Tuesday for two men suspected of posing as deliverymen and robbing a Sherman Oaks home. The men knocked on the door of the house in the 4900 block of Matilija Avenue and said they had a delivery to make. As soon as the elderly male resident opened the door, one of the suspects struck him in the head with what the man believed was a gun, said Sgt. Matthew Jacobik of the LAPD's Van Nuys division. Police said the men tied the victim up with zip ties while his wife ran to the rear of the house and locked herself in a bathroom.
NEWS
September 25, 2004
WESTLAKE VILLAGE -- When Oaks Christian High's Aaron Ware slowed to a stop in the end zone Friday night, his touchdown run culminated an epically disastrous first half for the Burbank Bulldogs. "I'm embarrassed, my kids are embarrassed," said Burbank Coach Greg Sobiech after his team's 66-36 loss at Oaks Christian. "We expected to have a better showing." The Lions (3-0), the defending CIF Southern Section Division XI champions, scored touchdowns on all eight of their first-half possessions.
SPORTS
BY MICKY SHAKED | February 22, 2014
OAK PARK — Sometimes the other team is just better. That was the case as the Burroughs High girls' soccer team traveled to Oak Park to take on the undefeated Eagles on Friday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. The Indians dropped the contest, 3-0, with two of Oak Park's goals coming on set pieces. Entering the opening playoff contest, the Eagles had scored 80 goals in 22 games, compared to just 36 in 21 games for Burroughs. In a game of lopsided possession, the result could have been much worse for the Indians (8-11-2)
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 10, 2014
SHERMAN OAKS - With the playoffs set to begin next week, the members of the St. Francis High basketball team are still scrambling to get back on track. St. Francis figured it could begin its path to right the ship when it faced host Sherman Oaks Notre Dame on Monday in a Mission League game. Notre Dame had yet to win a league game. Notre Dame must have forgotten it hadn't won in a long time, and promptly caught St. Francis off guard to post a 48-44 victory. Slumping St. Francis, ranked third in the latest CIF Southern Section Division III-A poll, dipped to 15-10, 4-7 in league.
THE818NOW
July 1, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is July 1, 2012. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has one year left looking over the city of Los Angeles.  In his time left, he plans to focus on education reform and transportation infrastructure. What else? He wants to "emphasize the neighborhood councils as the first source to deal with qualify-of-life issues. " Daily News In Sherman Oaks, police are looking for suspects in a shooting that left a 38-year-old restaurant worker dead. The incident allegedly occurred inside Hoagies & Wings on Ventura Boulevard  when a few patrons got into an argument with the man, who forced them outside.
THE818NOW
July 26, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, July 26, 2012. A 9-year-old Sherman Oaks resident is headed to the White House. What's the honor? Creating a soup recipe. Sean Reichbach and dozens of other young chefs are traveling to Washington, D.C. next month as part of Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative. Daily News T he Supreme Court won't review a case in which a North Hollywood man shot his ex-girlfriend and two other people at a carnival . The man tried to argue that the incident occurred "under the weight of his demons.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, December 11. A disagreement over coffee at a Burbank Starbuck's led to once customer leaving with a black eye , reports the Burbank Leader . A power outage in Sherman Oaks Sunday left 1,000 Department of Water and Power customers, as well as traffic signals along Van Nuys Boulevard, in the dark. Patch Officials estimate that Saturday night's fire at a water fountain design company in Sun Valley caused over $1 million dollars in damage , according to the Glendale News Press.
LOCAL
By Michael J. Arvizu | August 29, 2009
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada closed its Oak Grove site at 6 p.m. Friday as the “Station Fire continues to grow in size,” according to a statement on the JPL website. The fire, as of this afternoon, has burned about 5,500 acres, according to the latest reports from the National Forest Service. Non-essential personnel are prohibited from the campus, the statement reads. The JPL Oak Grove site is the JPL main campus and is involved with the development and construction of spacecraft, including the Mars rovers.
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SPORTS
BY MICKY SHAKED | February 22, 2014
OAK PARK — Sometimes the other team is just better. That was the case as the Burroughs High girls' soccer team traveled to Oak Park to take on the undefeated Eagles on Friday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. The Indians dropped the contest, 3-0, with two of Oak Park's goals coming on set pieces. Entering the opening playoff contest, the Eagles had scored 80 goals in 22 games, compared to just 36 in 21 games for Burroughs. In a game of lopsided possession, the result could have been much worse for the Indians (8-11-2)
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 17, 2014
The Burbank High and Burroughs girls' soccer teams will both have the opportunity to compete in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs, although they will have different starting points. While the Bulldogs earned a home game for the opening round of the postseason tournament, the Indians will have to hit the road for their first-round contest. “It is just a blessing to be able to play at home,” said Burbank Coach Eric Montoya, whose squad will begin the playoffs at 3 p.m. Friday against Pacifica.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 15, 2014
City officials will be installing a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Oak and Myers streets after requests from dozens of parents with children attending St. Finbar School in Burbank, who argued that the current two-way stop sign was unsafe for children walking to and from school. The Burbank City Council unanimously approved the installation, which went against a recommendation by city staff members that the intersection didn't warrant the change. There are currently two-way stop signs on Myers at the intersection.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 10, 2014
SHERMAN OAKS - With the playoffs set to begin next week, the members of the St. Francis High basketball team are still scrambling to get back on track. St. Francis figured it could begin its path to right the ship when it faced host Sherman Oaks Notre Dame on Monday in a Mission League game. Notre Dame had yet to win a league game. Notre Dame must have forgotten it hadn't won in a long time, and promptly caught St. Francis off guard to post a 48-44 victory. Slumping St. Francis, ranked third in the latest CIF Southern Section Division III-A poll, dipped to 15-10, 4-7 in league.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | July 16, 2013
MONTROSE - Three and a half innings of near equal baseball gave way to a one-sided slugfest. Unfortunately for the Burbank Major All-Stars baseball team, the visitors were on the wrong side of the blitz, as Sherman Oaks scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, powered by three home runs, en route to delivering an 8-0 victory in Tuesday evening's Section 2 Tournament championship game at Montrose Community Park. With the win, Sherman Oaks earned advancement to Friday's Division III North Tournament first round, while District 16 champion Burbank is halted in a familiar position.
SPORTS
BY EMIN AVAKIAN | July 15, 2013
GLENDALE - Burbank's second win in the Major Baseball Section 2 Tournament has left it one of two teams still fighting for the championship. The victory also enables the locals to go against a team that defeated them just two days prior - Sherman Oaks. In Monday's elimination game with Quartz Hill, Burbank looked to an offense that has been the team's strength throughout, and did not disappoint yet again, as two home runs and 12 total hits lifted the District 16 Major Baseball champions to a 14-6 victory at Montrose Park that eliminated Quartz Hill from the tournament.
SPORTS
By Nathan Cambridge | January 12, 2013
BURBANK- For teams playing Providence High's boys' basketball team, it's no secret that containing Marcus LoVett, Jr. is the top priority. But that's far easier said than done. This was especially true as Providence took on visiting Sherman Oaks Notre Dame as part of the 2013 Pioneers Hoops Showdown Saturday night, when the sensational sophomore single-handedly outscored the visiting Mission League team through three quarters on the way to 48 points and a 69-61 victory. “It helps when you have a single player who can take over the game at any time,” Providence Coach Ernest Baskerville said.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, December 11. A disagreement over coffee at a Burbank Starbuck's led to once customer leaving with a black eye , reports the Burbank Leader . A power outage in Sherman Oaks Sunday left 1,000 Department of Water and Power customers, as well as traffic signals along Van Nuys Boulevard, in the dark. Patch Officials estimate that Saturday night's fire at a water fountain design company in Sun Valley caused over $1 million dollars in damage , according to the Glendale News Press.
THE818NOW
September 26, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 26. Opponents of a Sherman Oaks synagogue had no problem filing a second lawsuit days before Yom Kippur.  The L.A. City Council previously approved the project, but on Monday, neighbors sought to overturn the decision . Contra Costa Times  If you've been to a neighborhood council meeting in the North Hollywood area in recent years, you've probably heard a neighbor or police officer...
THE818NOW
September 3, 2012
Good morning readers, today is Monday, September 3.  Private donors have raised more than $10,000 to cover ambulance fees for the victims who were either injured or electrocuted in last month's Valley Village crash. Victims had been charged ambulance transport fees for their heroic efforts, but in announcing the donations Thursday, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian said community members had stepped up to help cover the bills . Burbank Leader A winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold at a Sherman Oaks Chevron gas station . The winning ticket is one of two sold in Southern California.
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