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LAUSD Creating More Pathways to Bilingual Education  Spectrum News 1

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. -- Math may be a universal language, but the lesson plan to learn it is not. Jaime Doñate is the bilingual coordinator for San Fernando ...



Antonio Anton Rodriguez | Obituaries | hanfordsentinel.com  Hanford Sentinel

Antonio Anton Rodriguez. January 1, 1929-April 29, 2019. Antonio Anton Rodriguez, born January 1, 1929 died April 29, 2019 at the age of 90 in Kingsburg, CA ...



San Fernando High School boosts security after shooting threat posted on social media  KABC-TV

An online threat to shoot students at San Fernando High School in Pacoima has parents concerned over safety.



San Fernando girls wrestling wins CIF State team championship  LA Daily News

History was made this past weekend at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield as the San Fernando High girls wrestling team became the first ...



San Fernando’s Gianna Anaya highlights 2019 Daily News All-Area girls wrestling team  LA Daily News

DAILY NEWS GIRLS WRESTLER OF THE YEAR. Gianna Anaya, San Fernando, Junior. Many wrestlers know that to become great at the sport, you have to be ...



Nonprofit Works to Empower Young Girls Interested in STEM  Spectrum News 1

The local nonprofit helps girls from elementary to high school.



'Frustrating and disappointing' — how parents feel about LAUSD's new school accountability tool  LA School Report

Updated April 9 L.A. Unified's newest way to share information about how students and their schools are performing is coming up short for parents who find the ...



Rep. Ilhan Omar to speak at Woodland Hills banquet ’empowering Valley Muslims’  LA Daily News

Freshman congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar is set to step away from a storm swirling around her in Washington and into the San Fernando Valley on March 23, ...



A San Fernando Valley tattoo-removal program turns 20, erasing gang pasts and ‘saving people’  LA Daily News

Growing up in Pacoima, Samuel Lazalde's father and the other male family members he looked up to wore gang tattoos. And so when he was 13 years old he ...



After 90 years, Van Nuys Airport throws itself a little bash  LA Daily News

Van Nuys Airport gave itself a 90th birthday party on Monday, attracting a sprinking of guests who paid tribute to the hub for its growth as a major presence in the ...



Alleged international drug kingpin with ties to San Fernando Valley is brought to LA  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — An alleged kingpin of a global drug ring with ties to the San Fernando Valley is in federal custody in Los Angeles after being extradited from ...



CSUN and Project GRAD Los Angeles Roll Out College Empowerment Partnership with San Fernando High School  CSUN Today

California State University, Northridge, a longtime leader in preparing K-12 teachers and administrators, is not new to the fight to boost college readiness and ...



Sherman Oaks homeowners to Metro: Sepulveda Corridor transit in the Valley must stay underground  LA Daily News

In response to Metro's rollout of refined options for an ambitious public transit project along the Sepulveda Corridor, the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association ...



3 years after the Aliso Canyon gas leak, why are more people than ever moving to Porter Ranch?  LA Daily News

On a windy night in February 2016, Jennifer Tung was on her way from the Bay Area when she stopped by her empty house in Porter Ranch to pick up her mail.



San Fernando football runs its way past Dorsey to 8th City title  LA Daily News

TORRANCE — What better way for the San Fernando High School football team to carry tradition than to run with it. It's been the staple of success for the Tigers, ...



Sahara Fisher, 22, of Sun Valley hasn’t been seen since Oct. 9. A community wants to ‘find her now’  LA Daily News

UPDATE (Oct. 15, 2018): Sahara Fisher was found in Hollywood, following a search effort launched by friends and family. Kevin Zambrano first realized his ...



This developing Porter Ranch shopping center is nearing completion  LA Daily News

Construction of The Vineyards, a $150-million mixed-use center in Porter Ranch, will wrap up in March, and its anchor tenants will begin opening the doors in ...



Check out these incredible photos of lightning strikes across Southern California during rain storm  LA Daily News

This time exposure photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows a series of lightning strikes over Santa Barbara, Calif., seen from ...



Homeless outreach workers to get a home in the West San Fernando Valley  LA Daily News

Homeless outreach workers will soon have a base in the West San Fernando Valley, where homelessness has become a more visible and persistent issue in ...



City of San Fernando gets new electric vehicle charging stations  LA Daily News

The city of San Fernando introduced the public to five new vehicle charging stations Monday at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place in a Truman ...



An Encino couple found joy in foster care. Now LA County is honoring them for it  LA Daily News

The bond of love between people forms in different ways. There's the love between a parent and a child. Between a man and a woman. A stranger and a ...



De Soto Pharmacy in Canoga Park is closing, and with it its signature soda shop  LA Daily News

A steady stream of customers poured into Jerry's Soda Shoppe on a warm recent day. They wanted to get their last licks of ice cream and wallow in milkshakes ...



East LA gang members arrested in raids targeting homemade rifle sales in Hollywood, San Fernando Valley  LA Daily News

A months-long investigation into the sales of illegal, homemade firearms by members of an East Los Angeles street gang led to the arrests of 10 people and the ...



The Icon at Panorama project moves forward after city officials reject appeal  LA Daily News

A Los Angeles City Council committee has rejected an appeal that challenged a mixed-use project in Panorama City that seeks to transform a long-vacant ...



Teen With Autism Kicks Winning Field Goal to Lead San Fernando High School to League Championship  KTLA

Alec Messing, a 16-year-old boy with autism, led the San Fernando High School football team to a league championship by scoring a 32-yard field goal to beat ...



LAUSD hires hundreds of substitute staffers as teachers prepare to strike  LA Daily News

As leaders of Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles remain locked in an impasse over a new contract, the district has hired ...



Concerned about cancer risks from Cold War era, parents, residents rally to clean-up Santa Susana Field Lab  LA Daily News

For many months, San Fernando and Simi valleys residents and local leaders have been asking Gov. Jerry Brown to demand tougher cleanup standards at the ...



Girls Varsity Volleyball Head to Playoffs  The Oarsman

The girls volleyball team, led by Coach Allen Hunt, is finishing its season strong with a record of 22-15-1. Their first playoff game was on Thursday, Oct. 25 ...



How a popular Pacoima lookout spot became a neighborhood’s ‘drive-through’ nightmare  LA Daily News

The end of Empire Drive early Saturday morning, Oct. 28, 2017. A group of neighbors in Pacoima's Hansen Hills have long understood the appeal of their ...



National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings For February 6, 2019  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its third National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...



We look back on some of our favorite 2018 Page 2 Hot Shot photos  LA Daily News

Photographers from the Southern California News Group best A-2 photos of 2018. A-2 refers to page 2 of the main news section of our newspapers and each ...



The San Fernando Valley’s economy is ready to go on a roll, says one economist. But risks exist  LA Daily News

As House Republicans passed a bill to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, a local economist was predicting that the benefits could be a boon for ...



New electric carmaker going ‘Solo’ with single-passenger, 3-wheeled car opens first U.S. dealership in Studio City  LA Daily News

In a state with a goal of 5 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030, the idea of “strange” is being redefined in the expanding field of electric transportation ...



Photos: 14th annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade  LA Daily News

Vintage AT-6 Texan aircraft from the Condor Squadron fly over Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Mission Hills CA., during the 14th annual San Fernando Valley ...



Want to have a say on the controversial proposed Promenade 2035 project? You still have a chance  LA Daily News

There's still a chance to weigh in on a controversial West Valley development project. Residents and business owners will be able to submit their comments and ...



More than 400 schools in LA closed because of wildfires  KPCC

More than 400 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were closed Thursday and will remain closed on Friday. The district said that all schools in ...



Election results: Gabriel, 19-year-old Clark head to runoff in west San Fernando Valley Assembly race  LA Daily News

Democrat Jesse Gabriel and 19-year-old Republican Justin Clark have advanced to a runoff in a special election to replace Matt Dababneh in a California ...



Malibu-area residents come up for air, with stories of survival, after ‘the biggest and craziest fire we’ve ever had’  LA Daily News

Residents in the path of the Woolsey and Hill fires spent Monday assessing damage, resupplying with essentials and contacting loved ones despite limited cell ...



2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...



GOP sees Muratsuchi vs. Scotto Assembly race as rare L.A.-area shot for upset  LA Daily News

MANHATTAN BEACH — Frank Scotto left his debate with Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi frustrated. It was hard for either man to dispute the other's claims at the ...



What’s that smell? If you’re in the San Fernando Valley, it may be your water  LA Daily News

That musty stench in your sink this week may be coming from Los Angeles drinking water across the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Department of ...



With gang crime up in the west San Fernando Valley, LA leader seeks more funding  LA Daily News

While the west San Fernando Valley is not known for high rates of gang activity, a recent rise in gang-related crime in the area has prompted a Los Angeles city ...



Why are Democrats winning more votes after Election Day? There are several reasons; fraud isn’t one  LA Daily News

The day after the Nov. 6 election, Southern Californians read vote tallies that showed Republican candidates leading or only slightly behind their Democratic ...



LA special needs students have a school just for them, with a ‘focus on their strengths’  LA Daily News

On a recent weekday morning, Ellis Crasnow showed off the “innovation lab” for high school students at the Valley Glen school of STEM³ Academy.



Paramount Ranch, Western Town, will rise from the Woolsey fire’s ashes, officials vow  LA Daily News

Most of it wasn't real. So the almost total loss of the Paramount Ranch's Western Town to the Woolsey Fire doesn't have the same impact as the destruction of ...



Woodland Hills and Lake Elsinore were the hottest places in the United States on Friday  LA Daily News

Woodland Hills is known for its hot temperatures in the summer time. But in December? Yup. At least now it is. The west San Fernando Valley community broke ...



Meet an LAUSD school board candidate — District 6's Patty López: 'Parent involvement is key in our kids' education'  LA School Report

LA School Report covers the 2017 LAUSD school board race: See all 13 candidate profiles Name: Patty López Board district: 6 Age: 49 Job: community activist ...



Comparing the candidates in Tuesday’s Assembly District 45 special election  LA Daily News

Here's a voters' guide to the eight candidates in the special election Tuesday, April 3, to fill the remaining months of Matt Dababneh's term representing ...



George C. Aguilar – U.S. Army Veteran – Valencia Resident  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

LAPD Fellowship Meeting I met George Aguilar at George Thomas' Route 66 Restaurant in Canyon Country a few weeks ago where a group of retired local law ...



Fourth of July fireworks shows and events in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley area, July 2-5, 2015  LA Daily News

By Holly Andres, Staff Writer. Celebrate Independence Day 2015 with fireworks shows, parades and patriotic concerts. Here is a partial list of regional ...



From shipyard to schoolyard: Pacoima charter school gets unique new classrooms  LA Daily News

On Friday, hundreds of students gathered on a playground at Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in Pacoima for what the school's principal likened to an ...



Cruise Through the Valley With These La Bamba Film Locations  L.A. Weekly

Rock & roll pioneer Ritchie Valens and the San Fernando Valley will forever be synonymous. Take a ride through the northeast Valley and, whether it's a mural ...



Latina Professionals to Inspire and Empower Hundreds of High School Students  CSUN Today

More than 500 Latina high school students will learn about leadership development, cultural empowerment and pathways to college, at the 25th annual ...



Malibu’s Camp Kilpatrick was supposed to be the face of reform for L.A. County’s Probation Department. But watchdogs are sounding alarm  LA Daily News

By Sara Tiano. Campus Kilpatrick, the $53 million juvenile detention camp where Los Angeles County is spearheading a reform of its juvenile justice system, ...



San Fernando, El Camino Real poised for big seasons in wrestling  LA Daily News

1. Will the San Fernando boys continue their dominance in the City Section? >> The Tigers will have a tough road to capture their record 17th City title.



Pacoima’s Laurel Pharmacy to shut down after a half century  LA Daily News

PACOIMA >> Barry Wise trundled up to the back door of his shop, turned a key in the lock, and stepped into the Pacoima drugstore he'd owned and operated for ...



Stretch of 5 Freeway to be named after Pacoima native, rock legend Ritchie Valens  KABC-TV

A stretch of the 5 Freeway in the northeast San Fernando Valley will be renamed in honor of rock star Ritchie Valens, thanks to a bill approved by the state ...



You'll Never Believe What These 12 Teen Girls Created to Battle Homelessness in Their Community  Reader's Digest

Seeing the harm of homelessness up close led these 12 girls from Los Angeles to invent a way to improve homeless lives, one shelter at a time.



King/Drew Magnet, another South LA high school each get $20K to help them apply for expansion grants  LA School Report

LA Unified's Local District South will receive two $20000 planning grants to apply for replication grants for two South Los Angeles high schools from Great Public ...



For homeless people living in their cars, Southern California churches, temples open their parking lots  LA Daily News

On the second night after his church opened its parking lot to people living out of their cars, vans and other vehicles, Glenn Nishibayashi noticed a mother and ...



SPPD | New Officer David Calderon Welcomed to Department  The South Pasadenan

David Calderon, the newest member of the South Pasadena Police Department, has made a promise “to work hard everyday” in his role as an officer.



A grand time at Grand Park for the 4th of July  LA Daily News

Nearly 48,000 people attended July 4 festivities at Grand Park + The Music Center's Fourth of July Block Party. Entertainers and D.J's performed on two stages ...



4 baby mountain lions found in a Simi Hills den  LA Daily News

By Dalia Espinosa, Correspondent. Four baby mountain lions were found in Simi Hills near the 101 and 118 freeways, leading researchers to declare on ...



Boeing altered its cleanup plan for toxic Santa Susana land. Here’s why that worries local leaders  LA Daily News

The first draft of a long-awaited clean-up plan for the Santa Susana Field Laboratory has drawn concern from Los Angeles city and county officials as they wade ...



Culinary Arts program offers scholarships for high school chefs  KABC-TV

Thirty-three area high school seniors received money to attend higher education through the Careers through Culinary Arts scholarship program.



Skirball Fire: List of evacuations, school, road closures  KABC-TV

Here's a list of evacuation orders and road closures triggered by the Skirball Fire.



Creek fire near Sylmar burns dozens of homes, thousands evacuated, freeways closed  LA Daily News

SYLMAR >> Rodney Johnson knew it was time to go when he saw his neighbor's home across the street “go up in flames.” Johnson's adult step-son, Devon ...



Where to See the Best Public Art in the San Fernando Valley  L.A. Weekly

The San Fernando Valley is large, diverse and congested. With that in mind, we tried to make this guided tour of some of the area's coolest public art a bit more ...



Firefighters battle blaze at The Church on the Way in Van Nuys  LA Daily News

VAN NUYS >> A greater-alarm fire tore through an unoccupied two-story church in Van Nuys Monday evening, but no injuries were reported. The fire at The ...



Young man shot, killed while standing on Reseda sidewalk  LA Daily News

Los Angeles police were seeking clues after a teenager was shot and killed on a sidewalk next to an elementary school early Monday in Reseda, authorities ...



Democrats’ race turns rough in Rep. Steve Knight’s L.A.-area district  LA Daily News

From the start, Democratic contenders in Los Angeles County's most competitive congressional election of 2018 promised to aim their attacks at Republican ...



This map shows where West Nile virus has been found in the Valley in 2017  LA Daily News

A recent spike in West Nile virus activity has Los Angeles County health officials urging caution and awareness. As of Nov. 14, 2017, 235 people in the county ...



How to get from Woodland Hills to Santa Monica for $1  LA Daily News

WOODLAND HILLS >> To escape the San Fernando Valley heat, Mercedes Reggie had only to hop aboard a Beach Bus shuttle this summer for less than the ...



Here’s how Porter Ranch residents are feeling two years after the gas leak at Aliso Canyon  LA Daily News

“My life has been changed for ever. My health is deteriorating day by day. My savings are almost gone. I need to move from (Porter Ranch) and I don't know how, ...



CSUN Partners with Project GRAD and LAUSD to Foster Math Success for College Freshmen  CSUN Today

According to recent studies on college dropouts, approximately 70 percent of Americans enroll at a four-year institution of higher education, but less than 50 ...



Sexually transmitted diseases surge in California  LA Daily News

Cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States have reached new highs, including an increase in syphilis not seen since the mid-1990s, federal ...



Closing of Pinecrest Schools evokes strong reaction from parents, alumni  LA Daily News

The news that Pinecrest Schools will close its last five campuses at the end of the school year due to financial woes has evoked sadness and dismay from ...



Pimps and ‘Johns’ beware: The Valley gets its own human trafficking task force  LA Daily News

A new human trafficking task force in the Valley has arrested several pimps and dozens of “Johns” in sting operations in the last two weeks, according to police.



From Hollywood blacklist to age 100: A Sherman Oaks survivor — Dennis McCarthy  LA Daily News

At 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 1947, a who's who list of Hollywood celebrities boarded a chartered plane at a private airfield in Inglewood to fly to Washington ...



Motel 6 pays LA $250,000 in settlement over prostitution, gangs and drugs at Sylmar property  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES >> A Motel 6 in Sylmar will have stricter guest registration requirements and beefed up security as part of a $250,000 settlement with the office of ...



Murder-suicide leaves 2 dead in Sylmar  LA Daily News

SYLMAR — A Sylmar man apparently shot and killed his wife and then fatally shot himself, authorities said today. Officers were sent about 4:50 p.m. Monday to a ...



Sam Modugno – WWII Combat Veteran – Valencia Resident  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Sam Modugno and his son Ron in Sam's well appointed Awesometown condominium. Our conversation was delightful ...



This Pacoima gang hit killed a family’s patriarchs. The killers were never caught  LA Daily News

On a cool Sunday evening long after Easter sunrise services, two men slipped into a Pacoima backyard a decade ago and gunned down the brothers Villareal.



Heroin use fuels surge of ER visits among California millennials  LA Daily News

California's millennials continue to flood hospital emergency departments because of heroin, a trend that has increased steadily statewide and in Los Angeles ...



Are foreign investors driving up real estate in your Southern California neighborhood?  LA Daily News

By Matt Levin, CALmatters. Scott and Erica Rothenberg thought the years of scrimping and saving had finally paid off. The three-bedroom house outside of Elk ...



Boom in proton therapy is a bust for some. Blame a shortage of patients.  LA Daily News

On March 29, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital opened a proton-therapy cancer unit that is expected to treat about 300 patients a year at premium prices ...



People in the Valley: North Hollywood teen finds a passion for science, gets dose of real life  LA Daily News

Samiha Mahin, a 17-year-old high school senior from North Hollywood, has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. It's what led her to a program at the USC School of ...



Burned body found in Granada Hills ID’d as wife of man accused of her murder  LA Daily News

A body found burned beyond recognition on June 20, 2017, in a homeless encampment on the 11400 block of Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills has been ...



Less than half of California students pass new statewide standardized tests  LA Daily News

Less than half of the state's public school students passed new Common Core-aligned statewide tests, according to data released Wednesday. Statewide, 44 ...



Why Los Angeles sends failing students on to the next grade  The Hechinger Report

When Alberto Cortes was held back in fourth grade because of low math skills, he thought his world had come to an end. “The first day of going back to fourth ...



31 police handguns missing from Compton City Hall vault  LA Daily News

COMPTON — Authorities today announced a $10,000 reward for information that helps them find out who took 31 firearms from a vault in the old Compton City ...



Explosion destroys garage at West Hills home, cause unknown  LA Daily News

WEST HILLS >> An explosion destroyed a garage in West Hills Wednesday, damaging homes but injuring no one, and while police said illegal drug production ...



Canoga Park woman killed in hit-and-run identified as wife, mother  LA Daily News

Los Angeles police identified the woman killed in a hit-and-run at an apartment complex in Canoga Park last weekend as a 35-year-old wife and mother.



Dennis McCarthy: Friday night lights shine at a Valley high school on a mission  LA Daily News

Never underestimate the power of Friday Night Lights — even rented ones. It would be easy to overlook the fine 5-3 football season the Sun Valley High School ...



Veterans Day parade in Mission Hills features flags, waves and patriotism  LA Daily News

World War II veteran Julian Cohen, 90, of Arleta described Saturday's 14th annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade as one he has been a part of ...



Photos: Grand Central Market in Los Angeles celebrates its first 100 years  LA Daily News

Owner of the Grand Central Market Adele Yellin has a piece of cake with State Assemblymember Miguel Santiago. To celebrate Grand Central Market's 100th ...



Woman killed in hit-and-run crash in Sylmar  LA Daily News

SYLMAR >> A woman was killed Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash in Sylmar. The crash was reported at 6:16 p.m. near the intersection of Glenoaks and Foothill ...



80 children sworn in as US citizens at Valley ceremony  LA Daily News

The ceremony was small by usual standards, and so were many of the participants. But the certificates the children and teens received Thursday in North Hills ...



Probe’s findings on El Camino Real Charter High School spending could be kept secret  LA Daily News

WOODLAND HILLS >> An independent investigation by an outside firm into seemingly lavish credit card spending by El Camino Real Charter High School ...



Fireworks Shows Around LA County  Patch.com

Sherman Oaks, CA - Looking for the best fireworks shows around? Patch has you covered with every Fireworks show in Los Angeles County.



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