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  • Freebie alert: Free Blaze pizza in Canoga Park, $1 tacos at Komodo Venice

    Freebie alert: Free Blaze pizza in Canoga Park, $1 tacos at Komodo Venice

    Blaze Pizza, the chain known for its build-your-own pies, is opening a new location in Canoga Park on Wednesday. To celebrate, the restaurant is giving away free pizzas Thursday at the new location. From 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook can...

  • Hot dogs with yakisoba and Japanese curry: Six great Asian-fusion dogs

    Hot dogs with yakisoba and Japanese curry: Six great Asian-fusion dogs

    What started with Roy Choi's Kogi truck and the Seoul Sausage crew bringing an Asian fusion sensibility to street food has grown into a full-blown culinary movement. Sriracha has become the new ketchup, and kimchi and pickled ginger are the new sauerkraut.  The all-American hot dog in Los Angeles...

  • Vending machines going gourmet for upscale customers

    Vending machines going gourmet for upscale customers

    At Hollywood & Highland Center, mere steps from Hollywood Boulevard's souvenir-hawking dives, tourists can drop up to $1,000 on fine caviar. But they aren't pampered with white-glove service. Tins of the delicacy are dispensed at the tap of a button — from a vending machine. After decades of serving...

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  • WWII vet leads Canoga Park's Memorial Day parade

    WWII vet leads Canoga Park's Memorial Day parade

    Monday morning brought cloudy weather to Canoga Park, but the mood was anything but gloomy at the neighborhood's 26th annual Memorial Day parade, where crowds honored the region's fallen military heroes — setting up lawn chairs along Sherman Way and waving flags. The event is a blend of celebration...

  • Armed intruders rob three people in Canoga Park motel room, police say

    Two men, one armed with a machete and the other a handgun, forced their way into a Canoga Park motel room late Sunday and robbed the three occupants inside, authorities said. The incident occurred at about midnight at the Paradise Lodge Hotel in the 20100 block of Roscoe Boulevard, said Los Angeles...

  • In this neighborhood exercise class, the push-ups aren't for pushovers

    In this neighborhood exercise class, the push-ups aren't for pushovers

    I showed up in sneakers and sweats, prepared to join the exercise class that meets every Thursday morning in Canoga Park. I expected lots of stretching, a few jumping jacks, an easy jog around the grassy field at Lanark Park. The lawn was lined with yoga mats and ringed with baby strollers. The...

  • Gregory Walcott dies at 87; star of 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'

    Gregory Walcott dies at 87; star of 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'

    Gregory Walcott, a tall, rugged character actor who appeared in Clint Eastwood films, detective shows, Westerns and "Plan 9 From Outer Space" — a terrible howler whose notoriety he came to view with graceful good humor — died Friday at his home in Canoga Park. He was 87. Walcott had been in failing...

  • Body cameras for L.A. police: Access to video, privacy among concerns

    Body cameras for L.A. police: Access to video, privacy among concerns

    San Fernando Valley residents Thursday night raised concerns about civilian privacy and access to video that would be captured under the Los Angeles Police Department’s plan to equip its officers with body cameras. Dozens of people, gathered in the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park,...

  • Boys' soccer: It's Canoga Park vs. El Camino Real in the battle of unbeatens

    Boys' soccer: It's Canoga Park vs. El Camino Real in the battle of unbeatens

    The top soccer match of the City Section season is set for Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Crespi, when unbeaten El Camino Real faces unbeaten Canoga Park in a tournament game. Canoga Park (6-0) is ranked No. 1 in California by TopDrawersoccer.com. The Hunters’ standout scorer, junior Ezequiel Quijada,...

  • Freebie alert: Free Blaze pizza in Canoga Park, $1 tacos at Komodo Venice
    Freebie alert: Free Blaze pizza in Canoga Park, $1 tacos at Komodo Venice

    Blaze Pizza, the chain known for its build-your-own pies, is opening a new location in Canoga Park on Wednesday. To celebrate, the restaurant is giving away free pizzas Thursday at the new location. From 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook can...

  • Santa Ana winds hit Southern California: Toppled trees, beach rescues
    Santa Ana winds hit Southern California: Toppled trees, beach rescues

    As fierce winds blew through Southern California, spurring red-flag fire warnings, temperatures dipped low enough in some areas to prompt a hard-freeze warning.

    Santa Ana winds toppled trees overnight and were cited Sunday in ocean rescues.

    The winds are expected to continue much of Monday, raking...

  • Football: Sylmar, Canoga Park square off to decide Valley Mission League title

    For weeks, Sylmar (7-2) and Canoga Park (8-1) have been preparing to face off, and they finally get to meet on Friday at Sylmar to decide the Valley Mission League championship.

    "We feel we're ready," Sylmar Coach John Brazil said. "We're jelling at the right time."

    Canoga Park will offer a strong...

  • Canoga Park might have best soccer player in City Section in Ezequiel Quijada

    The soccer season is about to begin, and the best player in the City Section could be junior Ezequiel Quijada of Canoga Park High.

    He scored 32 goals as a freshman. He scored 32 goals as a sophomore. Who knows how many he might score on a team that returns virtually all its top players.

    Canoga...

  • Trade group lifts production hold on adult film industry
    Trade group lifts production hold on adult film industry

    A trade association for the adult film industry on Monday lifted a production hold that had been prompted by concerns that a performer had been exposed to HIV on an out-of-state film set.

    The Free Speech Coalition said tests revealed that the "performer pool has not been compromised." The group...

  • Porn industry extends production halt after possible HIV exposure
    Porn industry extends production halt after possible HIV exposure

    A trade association for the adult film industry on Friday called for a hold on production to be extended through Monday in response to a possible HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set.

    The Free Speech Coalition, which had originally called for a three-day halt on Wednesday, did not name the...

  • Porn industry calls for production halt after possible HIV exposure
    Porn industry calls for production halt after possible HIV exposure

    A trade association for the adult film industry has called for a three-day, industrywide production hold following a report of a possible HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set.

    Canoga Park's Free Speech Coalition called for the halt on Wednesday but did not name the state where the film set...

  • Football: Canoga Park and Sylmar are on collision course

    There's nothing likely to stop Canoga Park (6-1) and Sylmar (5-2) from playing for the Valley Mission League championship on Nov. 7 at Sylmar.

    Neither team has been challenged yet in league play, so it will be interesting to see if the coaches from both teams can continue to keep their players...

  • Officials warn of West Nile virus threat in San Fernando Valley
    Officials warn of West Nile virus threat in San Fernando Valley

    San Fernando Valley residents are being urged to take extra precautions against mosquitoes as the threat of West Nile virus infections continues to grow.

    Three Valley neighborhoods -- Canoga Park, Sherman Oaks and Encino -- have had nine or more mosquito samples that tested positive for the virus...

  • Football: Another game above 100 yards rushing for Canoga Park's Darius Jones

    If anyone wants to defeat Canoga Park in football this season, holding Darius Jones under 100 yards rushing might be a good goal.

    The Hunters improved to 3-0 on Friday after a 42-6 win over Gardena.

    Jones rushed for 108 yards in eight carries. He had 128 yards against Taft and 211 yards against...

  • Football: Darius Jones helps Canoga Park to 2-0 start

    There's a new favorite in the Valley Mission League: Canoga Park.

    The Hunters have started their season with wins over Taft and Granada Hills. When is the last time Canoga Park beat those schools in anything but soccer?

    Running back Darius Jones had 128 yards rushing against Taft and gained 207...

  • Football: Darius Jones leads Canoga Park past Taft

    Stability is one of the key requirements to succeed in the City Section, and Canoga Park is lucky Ivan Moreno has been hanging around as head coach.

    The Hunters served noticed on Thursday night that they're going to be a contender in the Valley Mission League with a 20-10 victory over Taft.

    Darius...

  • Meet Liberty Ross at kickoff for her new denim collection
    Meet Liberty Ross at kickoff for her new denim collection

    Meet Liberty Ross at the kickoff for her new clothing collection.

    The model/actress has designed seven fall pieces for premium denim brand Genetic, and she and Genetic's founder/creative director Ali Fatourechi are slated to introduce the clothes to customers at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills on Thursday....

  • Hot dogs with yakisoba and Japanese curry: Six great Asian-fusion dogs
    Hot dogs with yakisoba and Japanese curry: Six great Asian-fusion dogs

    What started with Roy Choi's Kogi truck and the Seoul Sausage crew bringing an Asian fusion sensibility to street food has grown into a full-blown culinary movement. Sriracha has become the new ketchup, and kimchi and pickled ginger are the new sauerkraut. 

    The all-American hot dog in Los Angeles...

  • Vending machines going gourmet for upscale customers
    Vending machines going gourmet for upscale customers

    At Hollywood & Highland Center, mere steps from Hollywood Boulevard's souvenir-hawking dives, tourists can drop up to $1,000 on fine caviar.

    But they aren't pampered with white-glove service. Tins of the delicacy are dispensed at the tap of a button — from a vending machine.

    After decades of serving...

  • L.A. area resident, how safe do you feel?
    L.A. area resident, how safe do you feel?

    They could have been gunshots, the pop-pop-pop of staccato explosions I heard through my kitchen window on Friday night.

    I stepped outside and surveyed the darkness from my frontyard. I could hear cheering from the house next door.

    The Kings had just won the Stanley Cup. Those were fireworks I'd...

  • Events: Grab the Pots pops up at Lock & Key, Smog City at Pitfire, a new Dog Haus
    Events: Grab the Pots pops up at Lock & Key, Smog City at Pitfire, a new Dog Haus

    Koreatown bar Lock & Key will be hosting a series of pop-up dining events throughout the summer season called “Grab the Pots!”. Lock & Key is collaborating with chef Nigel P. Henderson, co-founder of New Orleans-based the Nola Truck and founder/head chef of Convi Collective Catering, for this culinary...

  • A naked power grab in Canoga Park?
    A naked power grab in Canoga Park?

    The owner of the beleaguered Xposed Gentlemen's Club wants to serve on the Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, which has been a forum for complaints about it. The strip club's manager has already won a seat.

  • Homicide Report: Canoga Park man sentenced for 2006 stabbing death

  • Canoga Park soccer player a team hero for more than just his skill
    Canoga Park soccer player a team hero for more than just his skill

    Mauricio Garcia, 17, not only prevents opponents' goals, he blocked leukemia too and came back to help his team win a city championship.

  • FBI seeks info on bank robbers hitting Westside, San Fernando Valley
    FBI seeks info on bank robbers hitting Westside, San Fernando Valley

    Federal and local authorities are seeking information about two bank robbers suspected in a combined 19 cases dating to 2012.

    The first suspect, nicknamed the "Valley Bandit," has been linked to 11 bank robberies across the San Fernando Valley, the FBI said. The first occurred at a Northridge Bank...

  • Apparent murder-suicide leaves man, wife dead in Canoga Park
    Apparent murder-suicide leaves man, wife dead in Canoga Park

    Police say they are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Canoga Park this week as a "domestic violence murder."

    Authorities were called to the 21900 block of Roscoe Boulevard about 1 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived, they discovered the bodies of a man and woman, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Porn filming halted after 28-year-old actress' positive HIV test

    The talent agency for an adult film star who appears to have tested positive for the HIV infection this week -- prompting an industry moratorium on shooting -- identified her Thursday as a 28-year-old actress who goes by the name Cameron Bay.

    Free Speech Coalition, a porn industry trade association,...

  • Robotic 'wavers' cutting in on human sign twirlers
    Robotic 'wavers' cutting in on human sign twirlers

    "Sarah" was reeling in the business, gyrating for hours on end outside a Canoga Park gaming center and a nearby juice stand when her stamina for the job just seemed to vanish.

    The diagnosis? Motor malfunction.

    On street corners and sidewalks across L.A., the ubiquitous sign spinners dance and hurl...

  • Suspect arrested in alleged sexual assault of Topanga mall worker
    Suspect arrested in alleged sexual assault of Topanga mall worker

    A Lancaster man has been arrested in the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman after she left work at the Westfield Topanga Mall on July 4, L.A. police said Friday.

    Kioki Ray Snowden, 19, was taken into custody Thursday and his bail was set at $1 million, authorities said. Police searched...

  • Jonathan Gold's favorite sushi restaurants
    Jonathan Gold's favorite sushi restaurants

    In summer, a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of sushi, possibly because the heat makes the thought of cooked food all but unbearable, but probably because the scents and brininess and marine richness of great sushi can make you feel at one with the sea, at least until you have to reach for...

  • California Pizza Kitchen tries a new look: Rustic, rough, organic
    California Pizza Kitchen tries a new look: Rustic, rough, organic

    The casual-dining chain known as CPK upgrades the decor and menu at its new eatery in the Westfield Topanga mall to be individual and attractive.

  • New California Pizza Kitchen prototype attempts to 'de-chain'
    New California Pizza Kitchen prototype attempts to 'de-chain'

    California Pizza Kitchen, the 28-year-old Los Angeles casual dining chain known for its cookie-cutter mall eateries, is opening a prototype store Wednesday that executives are describing as “rustic,” “rough,” “organic” and “relaxed.”

    The new restaurant smack in the center of the Westfield Topanga...

  • Man sought in alleged kidnapping at mall, robbery, sexual assault
    Man sought in alleged kidnapping at mall, robbery, sexual assault

    A search continued Tuesday for a man who police say forced a woman into her car at knifepoint, sexually assaulted her and held her hostage for hours.

    The victim had just finished work at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park and was in the parking lot standing near her car when she was approached...

  • Mall developer Westfield in line for city financial assistance

    The Los Angeles City Council is considering a major package of financial assistance for shopping mall developer Westfield just days after the company helped stage a black-tie gala attended by city leaders at Los Angeles International Airport.

    Westfield wants the city to help its Village at Westfield...

  • Bomb squad responds to suspicious package in Canoga Park
    Bomb squad responds to suspicious package in Canoga Park

    A Los Angeles police bomb squad responded to a suspicious package discovered early Friday near a Canoga Park dumpster, authorities said.

    A suspicious black bag was reported about 3:40 a.m. in an industrial area in the 9000 block of Eaton Avenue, said Los Angeles police officer Christopher No.

    Sources...

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