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September 25, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, September 25. Some San Fernando Valley residents felt snubbed in Friday's space shuttle flyover. The space shuttle Endeavor flew over many areas in the Los Angeles area, including landmarks like the Hollywood sign and the Rose Bowl, but many have complained that much of the San Fernando Valley was snubbed . Patch Authorities say that two people were detained in Canoga Park after police found a...
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December 8, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, December 8. Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah. Many temples and community centers are holding events across the region . Daily News The Democratic Party of the San Gabriel Valley has endorsed L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti for mayor , reports Patch . John Silva, the North Hollywood native who built the first TV news telecopter, died at 92 . KPCC Two men...
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October 29, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, October 29. A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook parts of the region on Sunday morning. Eight aftershocks were triggered by the earthquake, which was epicentered in the Newhall area . There were no reports of damage or injuries, according to KTLA . Spending between Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman has passed $13 million as the two battle for a San Fernando Valley congressional seat , reports the Los Angeles Times . Police in North Hollywood were able to recover a stolen car but not the suspected car thief after searching for a few hours early Monday morning . Daily News A scrap yard fire in Sun Valley resulted in the closure of Branford Street between San Fernando Road and Gleonoaks Boulevard as 72 firefighters worked to control the blaze . Patch Police booked a man on suspicion of DUI and reckless driving following a pursuit in Valley Glen early Monday morning , reports NBC . --Josh Cox, Times Community News Follow Josh on Twitter @joshualcox
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November 20, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, November 20. Arman Samsonian, 19, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of two women , who were electrocuted as they tried to help after Samsonian crashed into a fire hydrant and light pole in Valley Village in August. Glendale News-Press A Pacoima man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted of charges related to a seven-month armed robbery spree throughout the San Fernando Valley . Patch Nearly $12,000 worth of electronic devices, clothing and cash were stolen from parked cars in the latest rash of car burglaries in Burbank . Burbank Leader Tony Cardenas , Los Angeles City councilman  and congressman-elect for the 29th Congressional District, speaks with KPCC as he prepares to head to Washington, D.C. --Josh Cox, Times Community News Follow Josh on Twitter @joshualcox
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December 3, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 3. Two men and two women were found shot to death outside of a home in Northridge early Sunday, the Daily News reports. Police in Burbank are investigating a head-on collision that killed one driver , reports the Burbank Leader . Authorities believe that recent thefts of cargo throughout the county, mostly in the San Fernando Valley, could be a part of of an organized crime ring . Daily News Two people were rescued after a two-vehicle crash sent them into the Los Angeles River Sunday night in Sun Valley.
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August 12, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, August 12 and here are some local stories from around the Web. A columnist shares her experience training for a San Fernando Valley Roller Derby league . Danielle Directo-Meston writes, "It's been over 10 years since I rode rollerblades, and the last time I'd been on quad roller skates had been… well, until this moment, never. " NoHo Patch Four teens were hurt in a car accident in Northridge early Saturday morning . Police suspect the driver may have been under the influence.
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December 9, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, December 9. A Bob Hope estate sale drew a crowd in Toluca Lake on Saturday. But there was not much to buy , according to L.A. Observed . Sherman Oaks residents were left without power early Sunday , reports Patch . Women are vying for open L.A. City Council seats in next year's election . Daily News An after-school program for low-income Burbank families is at risk of...
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November 24, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, November 24. Seniors are moving to North Hollywood to sing, dance and act. Once opened, the NoHo Senior Arts Colony will include a 78-seat theater , reports the L.A. Times . A body that burned in Canoga Park over the Thanksgiving day holiday has still not been identified , reports the Daily News . Burbank could join Glendale, Pasadena and other cities in banning mobile ads ...
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November 4, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, November 4. Looking for something to do today? The Burbank Arts Festival begins at 10 a.m. Artists were prepping large pieces on ashpalt and concrete yesterday . Burbank Leader A couple who was found dead in Canoga Park Friday appears to have died from a murder-suicide , reports the Daily News . Looks like everyone is ready to put this election behind them. L.A. County has already received over 500,000 mail-in ballots . L.A. Observed Only a couple of days left in the Sherman-Berman battle.
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By Gregory S. Krikorian | December 17, 2013
As president and chief executive of the Valley Economic Alliance, I have the opportunity to speak with many people about the challenges the Valley faces and what can be done to make it a better place to do business and live in. Late last year, IKEA announced plans to build their largest store in the United States in the heart of Burbank. That same month, a Walmart opened in Irvine on the site of a former Great Indoors store soon after it was first announced, to the cheers of elected officials and the community.
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September 23, 2013
Richard Nixon's helicopter once landed on the back lawn so the president could play a round at the nearby Lakeside Golf Club. Lucille Ball and Jack Benny drank and gossiped at the holiday parties in the living room. And the homeowner, Bob Hope, tried out punch lines on his kids in the dining room. For the first time since the long-lived entertainer built his home in a San Fernando Valley walnut grove in 1939, Hope's 5.16-acre Toluca Lake estate goes on the market Monday, at an asking price of $27.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times .   The compound that Hope shared with his wife, Dolores, and their four children has a nearly 15,000-square-foot house, a golf hole, an indoor pool and a manicured rose garden.
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August 9, 2013
Megabus, the bus service known for $1 tickets, will begin express service with free Wi-Fi on board from Burbank to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose on Thursday. It's the eighth city MegaBus has added to its California service since last December, the Los Angeles Times reported . The idea is to woo residents from around the San Fernando Valley on six daily trips to and from Metrolink's downtown Burbank station at 201 N. Front St. Each way takes five or six hours, depending on the destination.
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July 12, 2013
The San Fernando Valley Council of Governments voted Thursday to name Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian its new chair and Burbank City Councilman Jess Talamantes as vice chair. The board is a cooperative effort among Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles, San Fernando and Santa Clarita to tackle regional transportation and economic development issues. Krekorian takes over the chairmanship from Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian and will serve a one-year term.  -- Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @JoePiasecki .
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January 28, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, January 28. The victim of a North Hollywood apartment fire has been identified as 20-year-old Bruce Robert Droge . Daily News Firefighters responding to a fire at a North Hills residence discovered 500 marijuana plants growing inside the home . Fox A  motorcylist was seriously injured in a crash with a vehicle in Burbank  Sunday, reports the  Daily News .  ...
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January 22, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, January 22. A police pursuit that started in Sun Valley ended in Burbank Monday afternoon. The driver, who was in a commercial van, hit two vehicles in Burbank before the low speed pursuit pursuit came to an end on Buena Vista Street. Burbank Leader Police had attempted to pull over the driver in Sun Valley on suspicion of driving under the influence . CBS News Police say human remains have been found in a shallow grave in Big Tujunga Canyon , reports the Daily News . A male nurse has been arrested after he allegedly performed a sex act on a corpse at a Sherman Oaks hospital.
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January 21, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, January 21. Doctors say that a 67-year-old homeless woman who was set on fire as she slept on a bus bench in Van Nuys in December is still in critical condition . Los Angeles Times A body discovered near Gardena inside of the trunk of a car has been identified as a 44-year-old North Hollywood man . LAist Bob Hope Airport announced its plans to purchase an $82,000 emergency lighting system...
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January 8, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, January 8. Police in Burbank arrested five teenagers who were allegedly found holding cans of spray paint on an off-ramp of the Golden State (5) Freeway, reports the Burbank Leader . The teenagers were held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit vandalism. An overturned SUV snarled traffic Monday on the eastbound 101 Freeway near its junction with the 134 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Times . Police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene after driving a stolen pickup truck into a Studio City home . Daily News A Studio City teen has become the youngest member of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers . Patch A man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning outside a Northridge sports bar. Daily News --Josh Cox, Times Community News
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January 7, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, January 7. Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man they call the "Red Car Flasher. " The suspect has reportedly exposed himself to teenage girls near schools in Arleta and Panorama City , reports NBC . A woman in Burbank suffered head injuries after the horse-drawn carriage she was driving overturned . Police say the woman was ejected from the vehicle. L.A. Times Police arrested a suspected car thief in Canoga Park Sunday night, reports the Daily News . Smog regulators have approved a $200,000 "stink monitoring system ," just months after a foul odor from the Salton Sea reached the San Fernando Valley.
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January 4, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, January 4. What did the Valley look like in 1924? A map shows the region before it became a suburban home for families and joined the city of Los Angeles . L.A. Magazine Should the Verdugo Mountains and Angeles National Forest be included in the national parks system? A report implies that it could happen in the future , reports KCET . Federal agents trying to track suspects in a 2001 child porn case arrested one woman Thursday , reports NBC . Authorities believe the incident took place in Encino.
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