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THE818NOW
May 9, 2012
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, including Sun Valley, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Eight neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Sun Valley (A) was the most unusual, recording 10 reports, compared with a weekly average of 3.5 over the last three months. Full report/database > >
THE818NOW
January 16, 2012
Los Angeles police are investigating a shooting outside a nightclub in Sun Valley early Sunday that left one man dead, authorities said. The shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. near the intersection of San Fernando Road and Vineland Avenue , police said. One man, described as in his mid-30s, was shot several times in the upper body by two men, according to a preliminary police investigation. least 65 homicides have been reported within 4 miles of Sunday's shooting since January 2007, according to coroner's data collected for The Times' interactive Homicide Report . ]
THE818NOW
June 21, 2012
A man's body was discovered early Thursday morning as firefighters cleaned up a small vegetation fire south of the 210 Freeway in Sun Valley. The fire was reported on La Tuna Canyon Road around 2:50 a.m., said Sgt. Jim Reid of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Station. “When they were extinguishing the fire, they discovered a body,” Reid said. He said homicide detectives were at the scene with L.A. Fire Department arson investigators. Continue reading > > -- Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
THE818NOW
June 8, 2012
A mountain lion was reported roaming in a commercial area Thursday night in the northeastern San Fernando Valley, police told The Times . A caller said the animal was behind a building in the 10900 block of Pendleton Street , near Sunland Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A patrol car cruised the area but did not see the cat. No other details were immediately available. -- Andrew Blankstein ( twitter.com/anblanx ) and Robert J. Lopez ( twitter.com/LAJourno )
THE818NOW
May 22, 2013
Neighborhood fences and police cars proved no match for a bear in Sun Valley, where it hopped into backyards and roamed into horse corrals Wednesday morning before being tranquilized. Police started getting calls from residents about 6:10 a.m. about the bear, which TV news showed having free rein through the Sun Valley community. It didn't appear to be fully grown and was seen climbing over fences into backyards, spooking horses in corrals and avoiding police cars searching for it on the street, the Los Angeles Times reported.
NEWS
September 17, 2012
The northbound Golden State (5) Freeway will be closed overnight Monday at Lankershim Boulevard as crews continue work on new carpool lanes. The closure will be in effect from 11 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to the California Department of Transportation. Traffic will be diverted off the freeway at Lankershim Boulevard for a detour. Vehicles will be allowed back on the I-5 at Paxton Street. Crews will be removing temporary construction supports on the section of freeway during the closure, according to Caltrans.
THE818NOW
June 22, 2012
A burning body discovered in a small brush fire in Sun Valley is believed to have sparked the blaze in the first place, police said Friday. The fire was reported about 2:50 a.m. Thursday just south of the 210 Freeway on La Tuna Canyon Road. On Friday, LAPD Lt. Scott Harrelson said the burning body appeared to have ignited the brush fire, but investigators were still trying to determine who or what set the man's body on fire. The case is being investigated as a homicide, he said.
THE818NOW
By The Los Angeles Times | September 2, 2011
Nearly 40% of the homeless population in North Hollywood and Sun Valley are at risk of premature death, according to a survey completed this week. Of the 271 people surveyed, 106 were found to have health conditions associated with a high mortality risk, said organizers from the San Fernando Valley Homeless Coalition, a network of service providers. About 60 volunteers took part in the effort, fanning out in the early morning hours Monday through Wednesday to interview people living on the streets and in shelters about their health status, institutional history, length of homelessness and other issues.
THE818NOW
March 5, 2013
Complaints about the massive open-air recycling facility in Sun Valley flow in each month in minute, sometimes stomach-turning detail. Rats have skittered off the property of Community Recycling & Resource Recovery and into a nearby business, according to calls logged by the city. Churning dust is said to be "making everyone's eyes burn," making breathing difficult and causing bloody noses among workers at a neighborhood paving firm. Gulls scavenging from piles of food waste have scattered bits of garbage from the sky. And then there is the stench, variously described in the logs as "a dead animal smell," a "rotten egg odor" and "putrid.
THE818NOW
January 18, 2013
A 23-year-old convicted felon was arrested Wednesday after police allegedly found cocaine, more than 900 Vicodin pills and a loaded gun in his Sun Valley home, Burbank police said. Police identified the man - Manuel Estrada - after an investigation connected him to a known drug dealer who had been arrested in December during a traffic stop, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.  Police served a search warrant at Estrada's home Tuesday, where they reported finding the drugs, evidence of narcotics sales, and a loaded .38 caliber revolver, Ryburn said.
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NEWS
April 8, 2014
My daughter lives across the street from a “group home” in Sun Valley where the owner divided up every room in the house and jammed 23 males into this group home designed for six. After years of fighting with the city of Los Angeles, the home was closed because the tenants themselves filed suit against the owner. This is why Burbank must be very careful with these homes. It is difficult right now to keep illegal back houses from being rented let alone having to protect ourselves from the abuses in zoning these homes can have.
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THE818NOW
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 24, 2014
A Thousand Oaks man was arrested early Monday after his vehicle struck a parked car and sheared a street light, causing a passenger to be ejected from his vehicle, police said. Roberto Martinez, 22, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after he failed to pass a sobriety test at the crash scene, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. He reportedly crashed into the parked car and clipped the street light at 12:32 a.m. at Evergreen Street and Victory Boulevard in Burbank.
THE818NOW
October 29, 2013
An alleged stolen car rammed into a restaurant owned by Burbank Councilman Gary Bric early Tuesday, according to police officials. Prior to the crash, police saw the alleged stolen car driving at a high rate of speed on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, according to Sgt. David Delgado with the Valley Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. As police pursued, the driver of the reportedly stolen car exited onto Hollywood Way, ran a stop sign and clipped another vehicle before crashing into the business, called Gary Bric's Ramp, located 7730 N. Hollywood Way in Sun Valley, Delgado said.
THE818NOW
June 14, 2013
A 45-year-old Sun Valley woman on Tuesday intentionally spilled Slurpee mix on the floor inside a 7-Eleven, allegedly punched the worker who tried to stop her and then hid atop a nearby roof, Burbank police said. Brenda Lara was arrested on suspicion of battery following the bizarre series of events, which began about 5:10 p.m. at the convenience store in the 600 block of North Glenoaks Boulevard, according to Burbank Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The convenience store worker confronted Lara as she allowed the Slurpee mix to just spill on the floor, he said.
THE818NOW
May 22, 2013
Neighborhood fences and police cars proved no match for a bear in Sun Valley, where it hopped into backyards and roamed into horse corrals Wednesday morning before being tranquilized. Police started getting calls from residents about 6:10 a.m. about the bear, which TV news showed having free rein through the Sun Valley community. It didn't appear to be fully grown and was seen climbing over fences into backyards, spooking horses in corrals and avoiding police cars searching for it on the street, the Los Angeles Times reported.
THE818NOW
April 19, 2013
A 25-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly vandalized several public areas with gang-related graffiti, Burbank police said. The man, Alexander “Gorilla Player” Birge, of Sun Valley, was charged this week with one count of vandalism “in association with a criminal street gang” and “with the specific intent to promote, further and assist in criminal conduct by gang members,” according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal...
THE818NOW
March 5, 2013
Complaints about the massive open-air recycling facility in Sun Valley flow in each month in minute, sometimes stomach-turning detail. Rats have skittered off the property of Community Recycling & Resource Recovery and into a nearby business, according to calls logged by the city. Churning dust is said to be "making everyone's eyes burn," making breathing difficult and causing bloody noses among workers at a neighborhood paving firm. Gulls scavenging from piles of food waste have scattered bits of garbage from the sky. And then there is the stench, variously described in the logs as "a dead animal smell," a "rotten egg odor" and "putrid.
THE818NOW
March 5, 2013
A pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday by a Metrolink train in Sun Valley, authorities said. The incident happened about 5:10 p.m. near Arvilla Avenue and San Fernando Road, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Peterson. PHOTOS: Male pedestrian killed at train tracks in Burbank A witness told police that a man threw himself onto the train tracks, he said. The victim's name was not immediately released and the investigation remained ongoing Tuesday, Peterson said.
SPORTS
By Robert Fulton | February 19, 2013
SUN VALLEY - The hole was too deep, the hill was too steep. The Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team's rally from 14 points down against Village Christian came up short on Tuesday night. The eighth-seeded Guards fell to the top-seeded Crusaders, 70-63, on the road in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division V-AA playoffs. “Turnovers killed us,” Bell-Jeff coach Julian Andrade said. “We made some good, defensive stops, and we couldn't go ahead and get a good possession off the defensive stops.
THE818NOW
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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