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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 17, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 17. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is calling for more security at LAUSD schools in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. Beck says he hopes to have LAPD officers patrol the district's K-8 schools each day , beginning after students return to classes on Jan. 7 following winter break. Patch A big rig accident snarled traffic along the Golden State (5) Freeway early Monday, reports the Daily News . Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the death of his grandmother , who appeared to have been stabbed multiple times with a barbecue fork.
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.
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...
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.
August 29, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, August 29. The film "Silence of the Lambs" doesn't offer many laughs, but two brothers from Sherman Oaks managed to flip it into a comedic production. "Silence! The Musical" opens in Los Angeles next week . L.A. Times Proponents of Proposition 38 say it would bring millions to local schools. More than 30 supporters gathered in Burbank Tuesday night to support the measure . Burbank Leader What's the San Fernando Valley's spirit animal?