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Granada Hills Charter High wins L.A. Academic Decathlon

Defending national champion Granada Hills Charter High School won this year’s academic decathlon in the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Friday night. Granada Hills will continue to the state competition, but it won’t be alone. Other district high schools competing will...

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  • The Marathon Goddess is running her 100th in L.A. -- all to raise research funds

    The Marathon Goddess is running her 100th in L.A. -- all to raise research funds

    You might remember Julie Weiss from the last time we wrote about her, in 2013, when she was celebrating running her 52nd marathon … in 52 weeks. Well, since we left her, she's kept on running. And now, Weiss, 45, of Santa Monica, is about to mark the running of her 100th marathon at Sunday's Los...

  • 26.2 survival tips for the L.A. Marathon

    26.2 survival tips for the L.A. Marathon

    At this point, on the eve of the Los Angeles Marathon, you can't get in better shape. You either trained or you didn't. But you can survive and thrive if you have a strategy to avoid cramping and injury, and take advantage of the peculiarities of Los Angeles' hilly, attraction-studded "Stadium...

  • Grant will provide homeless Glendale students one-on-one tutoring

    Between now and June, Glendale Unified will provide one-on-one tutoring to about 1,100 students.

  • Bikes banned from Mariposa Street bridge

    Bikes banned from Mariposa Street bridge

    After hearing from close to 40 people calling for a total ban on bikes at the Mariposa Street bridge, several repeating testimony given two weeks ago, Burbank City Council members said this week they've got the message from the city's equestrians in the Rancho and elsewhere. "I get the bridge,...

  • Council to consider closing Victoria Street walkways

    Several Victoria Street walkways allowing access into Westside neighborhoods from the busy thoroughfare may be closed. City staff says residents near the openings feel they are "attracting undesired attention," namely drug use, alcohol consumption, public urination, graffiti and sleeping transients....

  • Equestrians say wording of municipal codes makes it clear: 'no bicycles'

    Equestrians say wording of municipal codes makes it clear: 'no bicycles'

    Throughout the debate about restricting bicycle use on the Mariposa Street Bridge, equestrians have claimed that, for cyclists, the span is a "bridge to nowhere." Bicycles, they have said, are banned altogether on the Los Angeles side of the bridge. "The municipal code in the city of Los Angeles...

  • Assembly bill would keep fairgrounds from being sold

    Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) has introduced a bill that would prevent any future sale of the Orange County fairgrounds. Assembly Bill 1907, introduced Thursday, would repeal a law that allows the California Department of General Services to sell the 150-acre property or any portion of it. "The...

  • Judge won't block Laguna's homeless laws while ACLU lawsuit is pending

    Laguna Beach officials scored a victory Wednesday in a federal lawsuit filed in August by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California that claims the city discriminates against homeless people with disabilities. U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford denied the ACLU's motion...

  • Burger King closes in La Crescenta

    After operating for 30 years in La Crescenta, Burger King's last day of business at 3517 Foothill Blvd., was Friday, according to a letter that staff addressed to customers and posted on the restaurant's drive-through window. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with what's going on in and around your neighborhood...

  • Police helicopter scares off juveniles reportedly attempting to break into a Burbank home

    Police helicopter scares off juveniles reportedly attempting to break into a Burbank home

    Three Los Angeles juveniles who tried to break in to a Burbank home Thursday morning got spooked by a police helicopter that responded to the scene after an alert neighbor called police. Around 10:15 a.m., a resident saw the three boys knock on her neighbor’s front door, walking away and returning...

  • Task force arrests two probationers, seize guns and drugs from motel room

    Task force arrests two probationers, seize guns and drugs from motel room

    Two men on probation for crimes committed in Glendale were arrested Thursday after police reportedly recovered two handguns, heroin, marijuana and 15 fraudulent credit cards in their Sun Valley motel room, police said. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with what's going on in the 818 >> Glendale’s AB...

  • L.A. Zoo event to spotlight love, animal style

    L.A. Zoo event to spotlight love, animal style

    Most grown-ups think they know about the birds and the bees, but if you really want to get the inside scoop about animals "dating, mating, and cohabitating," the Los Angeles Zoo will be hosting a unique celebration called "Sex and the City Zoo" this Saturday night from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Zoo's...

  • Topless woman sings in a tree in Huntington Beach

    A woman was taken to a hospital Friday morning after she was seen topless and singing in a tree in a residential neighborhood in Huntington Beach. Police officers arrived on the frontage road of Innsbruck Drive, south of Yorktown Avenue, at 11:03 a.m. to find the woman in the tree, said Huntington...

  • Hixson toxic emissions are down, but 'work is not done,' AQMD says

    Hixson toxic emissions are down, but 'work is not done,' AQMD says

    Toxic emissions from a Newport Beach metal finishing company have dropped significantly in the past year, but there's still work to be done, according to air-quality officials. Residents who live near Hixson Metal Finishing, in a section of Newport Beach that borders Costa Mesa's Westside, shared...

  • High surf forecast for warm holiday weekend

    Waves were building along area beaches Friday afternoon, moving into what forecasters expect will be a warm weekend with large surf. The National Weather Service issued a high-surf and rip-current advisory for Orange County beaches on Friday. Lifeguards anticipate that the large waves, paired with...

  • Flu stays mild in California, but officials expect an increase in cases

    Flu stays mild in California, but officials expect an increase in cases

    More Californians are falling sick with the flu this month, but the season looks to be far less dangerous than those of past years. As of the first week of February, 11 Californians under the age of 65 had died from the flu since the season began in October. At this time last year, there had been...

  • KISS singer Paul Stanley is coming to O.C. with his new Soul Station band

    KISS singer Paul Stanley is coming to O.C. with his new Soul Station band

    KISS frontman Paul Stanley is taking on a new musical style that might shock some fans of his hard-rock band, but it's one that he insists helped shape the face-paint-wearing, pyrotechnic group, which has been around since 1973. Teaming up with a dozen other musicians, Stanley, who sings and plays...

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