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 > >
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 . ]
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.
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
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 )
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.