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?
August 15, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, August 15. The Los Angeles City Council showed support Tuesday for a bill that would curb helicopter noise, an issue that residents have recently complained about. The bill would direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum altitudes for helicopters . L.A. Times Meanwhile, one floor below council chambers, a laceration room has opened. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he wanted to "make sure that people who are coming back after having a child can feel comfortable and safe," reports City News Service.
August 11, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, August 11. If you've jogged next to the Los Angeles river between Sherman Oaks and Studio City, you may have noticed a green walkway. The interesting part is that a nonprofit organization, Village Gardeners, minds the area . KCET Many creatives in Los Angeles have a man cave, that nostalgic space for storing comic books, video games and other cherished mementos from adolescence. But Peter Schink took it to a whole new level.
August 9, 2012
GOPvoters in a district featuring a fierce election battle between two Democratic congressmen this fall shouldn't count on guidance from the San Fernando Valley Republican Club. The organization decided this week it won't endorse either Howard Berman of Valley Village or Brad Sherman of Sherman Oaks as they compete in one of the most watched and costliest House races in the nation this year. A combination of redrawn political maps and a new elections system that sends the top two primary finishers, regardless of party affiliation, to the fall runoff has left Republicans in the strongly Democratic 30th Congressional District without a candidate from their own party.
July 26, 2012
Rep. Howard Berman's campaign threw a sharp punch at the Democratic congressman's rival with the launch Tuesday of BradShermanfacts.com. The two veteran Democrats are vying for the same San Fernando Valley district seat this fall in one of the most expensive, widely watched -- and increasingly contentious -- House races in the nation. Berman, of Valley Village, has seen some major changes to his campaign since finishing 10 percentage points behind Brad Sherman, of Sherman Oaks, in the June 5 primary. Berman's brother and longtime political consultant, Michael Berman, has stepped down from overseeing strategy, although he still is involved in the campaign.