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Boys' basketball: Marvin Bagley III is Gatorade state player of the year

Marvin Bagley III of Sierra Canyon has been named the Gatorade state player of the year in boys basketball. The 6-foot-11 junior made a huge impact, averaging 24.9 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 66% in helping the Trailblazers finish 27-3. Bagley scored a tournament record 43 points in Sierra...

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  • Former teen idol Zac Efron buys a grown-up house

    Former teen idol Zac Efron buys a grown-up house

    The Zen-inspired 5,644-square-foot home, built in 1964, has city-to-ocean views, expanses of glass, a wine cellar, a gym and a fountain inside the entry.

  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

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  • Time expires on claims for winning $63-million Lotto jackpot

    Time expires on claims for winning $63-million Lotto jackpot

    A SuperLotto Plus ticket went from a $63-million prize to a worthless scrap of paper late Thursday afternoon after the person who bought it failed to show up by the deadline to turn it in. The winner of the multimillion-dollar ticket had 180 days from the drawing on Aug. 8 to claim the prize. California...

  • Someone has until 5 p.m. to claim a $63-million lotto winning, or will lose it forever

    Someone has until 5 p.m. to claim a $63-million lotto winning, or will lose it forever

    The search for the holder of a $63-million SuperLotto Plus jackpot ticket officially ends at 5 p.m. today, along with the winner’s opportunity of ever claiming the top prize. If the winner fails to show up at a lottery office by the end of the business day, the multimillion-dollar jackpot will...

  • Only one day left before someone loses $63-million Lotto winnings

    Only one day left before someone loses $63-million Lotto winnings

    Like a magical horse-drawn carriage that transforms into a pumpkin at midnight, someone's winning $63-million lottery ticket is about to turn into a worthless scrap of paper, according to California Lottery officials. A winning SuperLotto Plus ticket purchased at a Chatsworth convenience store...

  • Someone is about to lose their $63-million winnings from California lottery

    Someone is about to lose their $63-million winnings from California lottery

    Like a magical horse-drawn carriage that transforms into a pumpkin at midnight, someone's winning $63-million lottery ticket is about to turn into a worthless scrap of paper, according to California Lottery officials. A winning SuperLotto Plus ticket purchased at a Chatsworth convenience store...

  • New venture funds, new game publishers among week's L.A. tech highlights

    New venture funds, new game publishers among week's L.A. tech highlights

    AMC Networks and Lionsgate were among existing investors that put a combined total of $10 million into Next Games, a Finnish game maker, the company announced last week. Next Games has produced two mobile games: “The Walking Dead: No Man's Land,” based on the AMC show, and “Compass Point: West.”...

  • Boys' basketball: Marvin Bagley III has appeal hearing on Tuesday

    Marvin Bagley III, a 6-foot-10 sophomore who transferred to Chatsworth Sierra Canyon from Arizona and was declared ineligible by the Southern Section, has an appeal hearing scheduled for Tuesday.presented,” The same law firm that won a high-profile appeal in 2010 for former Santa Ana Mater Dei...

  • Trailer containing works by Matisse, Chagall stolen from Chatsworth industrial park
    Trailer containing works by Matisse, Chagall stolen from Chatsworth industrial park

    The trailer looked like any other sitting in an industrial park in Chatsworth.

    Except this one was carrying prized pieces of art that are now missing.

    Los Angeles police art investigators said the trailer and roughly $250,000 in precious cargo, including art works by Matisse, Chagall, Miro, Haring...

  • Boys' basketball: Sierra Canyon's Marvin Bagley III is ineligible

    The Southern Section office has declared 6-foot-10 sophomore transfer Marvin Bagley III ineligible for this season because his transfer to Chatsworth Sierra Canyon was athletically motivated, according to Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons.

    Bagley can appeal.

    Bagley is considered one of the...

  • Home of the Day: A Tudor-style equestrian estate in Chatsworth
    Home of the Day: A Tudor-style equestrian estate in Chatsworth

    Set on close to five acres, this Tudor-style home in Chatsworth’s guard-gated Monteria Estates features park-like grounds with stone-lined pathways leading through rolling lawns and gardens. A riding arena, a farrier station, enclosed paddocks and a five-stall barn and tack room are among equestrian...

  • Boys' basketball: Ira Lee has left Sierra Canyon

    Standout junior forward Ira Lee is leaving Chatsworth Sierra Canyon to transfer to Prolific Prep in Northern California.

    His decision comes after Sierra Canyon announced on Saturday that 6-foot-11 sophomore Marvin Bagley III had arrived from Arizona.

    As for who's best in this trade, only time will...

  • Boys' basketball: Top 6-11 sophomore Marvin Bagley III set to join Sierra Canyon

    Just as transfer students become eligible on Monday, Sierra Canyon Coach Ty Nichols made big news on Saturday by announcing that 6-foot-11 sophomore Marvin Bagley III, considered one of the top basketball players from the class of 2018, will be joining the Trailblazers.

    "We're excited," Nichols...

  • Drivers in deadly Chatsworth street-racing crash plead no contest

    Two men pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence for their involvement in a deadly street race that left two dead in Chatsworth in February. 

    Karen Gary Balyan, 43, had been racing Irael Valenzuela, 39, on Feb. 26, when — within seconds — he lost...

  • Boys' basketball: Sierra Canyon wins championship in Hawaii

    Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (9-1) is coming home with the championship trophy from the Iolani Prep Classic in Hawaii.

    The Trailblazers overcame a 12-point deficit to defeat Indiana La Lumiere, 53-48, in the championship game on Tuesday night. It was their ninth consecutive victory since losing to...

  • Boys' basketball: The Times' preseason top 25 rankings
    Boys' basketball: The Times' preseason top 25 rankings

    The high school basketball season begins on Monday. Here's The Times' preseason top 25 boys' rankings.1. CHINO HILLS. Scoring 100 points in a game will be the norm for Ball-led Huskies.2. SIERRA CANYON. The return of 6-foot-8 Ira Lee makes starting five best around.3. BISHOP MONTGOMERY. Ethan Thompson...

  • Football: Paraclete's Melquise Stovall vs. Sierra Canyon's Bobby Cole on Friday night

    The Gold Coast Conference title is up for grab on Friday when Sierra Canyon (9-0) plays Paraclete (5-4) at Antelope Valley College. And it's also an individual battle featuring Sierra Canyon junior Bobby Cole and Paraclete senior Melquise Stovall.

    Cole has become one of the standouts of 2015, showing...

  • Make in LA launches program in Chatsworth for hardware startups
    Make in LA launches program in Chatsworth for hardware startups

    Los Angeles’ technology community is getting what’s being billed as its only mentorship program for hardware-making startups.

    Make in LA plans to invest in and accelerate the development of 45 start-ups over the next three years. They could be designers of movement-tracking wristbands, whip-smart...

  • Chatsworth trolley maker is going places
    Chatsworth trolley maker is going places

    To manufacture an advanced rail streetcar, sometimes a chain saw is required.

    The vintage-looking trolley cars produced at TIG/m Modern Street Railways are crammed with high-tech machinery and modern materials — except for the wheel system, which is cheaper to scavenge from old vehicles than to...

  • Amtrak train hits, kills man near Chatsworth rail crossing
    Amtrak train hits, kills man near Chatsworth rail crossing

    An Amtrak train traveling north from San Diego struck and killed a man near a rail crossing in Chatsworth, causing delays, authorities said.

    The Pacific Surfliner train hit the man about 1:18 p.m. near the 9300 block of De Soto Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    The man was believed...

  • Alleged second driver arrested in deadly Chatsworth street racing crash
    Alleged second driver arrested in deadly Chatsworth street racing crash

    Los Angeles police have arrested the alleged second driver in a deadly street race that left two dead in Chatsworth in February.

    Karen Balyan, 44, surrendered in a San Fernando Valley courtroom at 10 a.m. Tuesday with his lawyer and was jailed on two counts of murder, said LAPD Det. Bill Bustos.

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  • Planned Santa Clarita street race foiled with Instagram, authorities say
    Planned Santa Clarita street race foiled with Instagram, authorities say

    A planned Santa Clarita street race was foiled by sheriff’s deputies after an anonymous tipster spotted the details on Instagram, authorities said.

    The tipster saw an invitation for a street race to be held near the 18500 block of Via Princessa in Canyon Country, near the 14 Freeway, according...

  • Parents of victim in illegal street race that left two dead file suit
    Parents of victim in illegal street race that left two dead file suit

    The parents of a man killed during an illegal street race in Chatsworth two months ago have sued the owner of the car that hit him.

    Eric Siguenza, 26, of Los Angeles was watching a nighttime speed contest near Canoga Avenue and Plummer Street on Feb. 26 when a souped-up Ford Mustang spun out of...

  • Councilman Mitchell Englander to run for Los Angeles County supervisor
    Councilman Mitchell Englander to run for Los Angeles County supervisor

    Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander said Tuesday he will run for an open seat on the county Board of Supervisors next year.

    "I look at this ultimately as a terrific opportunity to continue what I do [on the City Council] and do more for more people," Englander said during a telephone...

  • Softball: Chatsworth shows it's best against ECR in the West Valley League

    Chatsworth is showing early in the softball season that it will be tough to beat in the West Valley League.

    The Chancellors knocked off El Camino Real, 5-1, on Friday.

    Kyla Gendler pitched the Chancellors to victory, striking out seven and allowing five hits. Mariah Ellis, a transfer from Kennedy,...

  • Report: Converting Metro's Orange Line to rail could cost $1.7 billion
    Report: Converting Metro's Orange Line to rail could cost $1.7 billion

    Converting the San Fernando Valley's dedicated busway to light rail would cost well over $1 billion, but may become necessary if ridership along the route continues to grow, according to a new analysis.

    Building a light-rail line along the 18-mile Orange Line busway between Chatsworth and North...

  • Former Chatsworth adult novelty headquarters sold
    Former Chatsworth adult novelty headquarters sold

    The former Chatsworth headquarters of adult novelties manufacturer Topco Sales was sold for $14.1 million to Los Angeles real estate investment trust Rexford Industrial.

    Rexford bought the 154,000-square-foot industrial building at 9401 De Soto Ave. from a Chatsworth limited liability company,...

  • Kaiser ordered to pay woman more than $28 million
    Kaiser ordered to pay woman more than $28 million

    A Los Angeles jury awarded more than $28 million to a woman who said Kaiser Permanente doctors wrongly delayed an MRI that could have detected an aggressive cancerous tumor that caused her to lose her right leg.Attorneys for 23-year-old Anna Rahm of Chatsworth argued that a cancerous tumor in her...

  • Baseball: Chatsworth sends message with 10-0 win over Birmingham

    For one glorious spring afternoon at Chatsworth High, the nine-time City champion baseball program sent a powerful message to the rest of the West Valley League and the City Section that the Chancellors have ambitions to return to the top, now that longtime Coach Tom Meusborn is back.

    Playing flawless...

  • Tom Cruise is looking for some real estate action
    Tom Cruise is looking for some real estate action

    Actor Tom Cruise has put a home in Hollywood Hills West on the market at $12.995 million.

    Set behind gates on a knoll, the two-story European-style estate encompasses more than 2.5 acres. The main house features walls of glass that take in cityscape views, an Italian farmhouse-inspired kitchen...

  • Second man suspected of driving in deadly street race charged with murder
    Second man suspected of driving in deadly street race charged with murder

    A second driver wanted in connection with an illegal street race that left two dead in Chatsworth last week has been arrested, police said.

    Irael Valenzuela, 38, of Los Angeles was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of murder after police received tips from the public about him, Los Angeles...

  • Man charged in deaths of two spectators at illegal race in Chatsworth
    Man charged in deaths of two spectators at illegal race in Chatsworth

    A 21-year-old man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing two people and injuring a third person with his car during an illegal street race in Chatsworth last week.

    Henry Michael Gevorgyan was charged with two counts of murder and one count of engaging in a vehicle speed contest on a highway -- an...

  • Attorney: Man held in fatal Chatsworth street race was not the driver
    Attorney: Man held in fatal Chatsworth street race was not the driver

    A man accused of killing two people with his car during an illegal street race in Chatsworth was not driving the high-performance Mustang involved in the fatal crash, his attorney said Monday.

    Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, was booked on suspicion of murder over the weekend after surrendering, but...

  • Alleged street racer booked on suspicion of murder in Chatsworth crash
    Alleged street racer booked on suspicion of murder in Chatsworth crash

    A driver accused of fatally striking two people with his car during an illegal street race in Chatsworth remains in custody on $2-million bail, with a second driver still wanted for questioning.

    Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, was booked on suspicion of murder Sunday after police plastered his name...

  • Suspect in L.A. street race that kills two turns self in
    Suspect in L.A. street race that kills two turns self in

    A suspect in this week's fatal Chatsworth street racing crash surrendered to police on Saturday, authorities said.

    Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, surrendered at the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division station, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. Gevorgyan had been identified this week as the...

  • Police frustrated by witnesses' silence in fatal Valley race
    Police frustrated by witnesses' silence in fatal Valley race

    In the hours after a high-speed crash killed two men on a wide Chatsworth street known for illegal racing, social media lit up with posts, from tributes to the dead to vigorous debates about the San Fernando Valley ritual of racing.

    While police searched for the suspected driver of a Ford Mustang...

  • Dramatic video shows deadly Chatsworth street racing crash
    Dramatic video shows deadly Chatsworth street racing crash

    Video of a Chatsworth street racing crash this week shows a Ford Mustang speeding out of control just after the start of the race and veering into spectators as sparks fly.

    The incident was fatal for two spectators. About 100 people gathered Thursday night in Gardena for a vigil in their memory.

    ...

  • More than 60 people witnessed fatal L.A. street race; driver identified
    More than 60 people witnessed fatal L.A. street race; driver identified

    More than 60 people gathered to watch an illegal street race in Chatsworth early Thursday that turned deadly when a  "very powerful" Ford Mustang plowed into the crowd, killing two spectators, Los Angeles police said.

    The collision occurred after 2 a.m. in an area known for street racing near Canoga...

  • Baseball: Tom Meusborn is back at Chatsworth and a changed coach
    Baseball: Tom Meusborn is back at Chatsworth and a changed coach

    Get ready for a more relaxed, more understanding Coach Tom Meusborn when he officially makes his return to the baseball field as coach for Chatsworth High on Saturday after a one-year absence in which he was coaching at Cal State Northridge.

    “He learned quite a bit at Northridge,” longtime assistant...

  • FDA knew of design flaw in scope linked to UCLA superbug
    FDA knew of design flaw in scope linked to UCLA superbug

    A commonly used medical scope linked to a deadly bacterial outbreak at UCLA may be so flawed it cannot be properly cleaned, federal officials conceded Thursday. But they stopped short of recalling the device or outlining any new sterilization procedures.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has...

  • Angelenos say they generally feel detached from city government
    Angelenos say they generally feel detached from city government

    Against a chilly wind, April Galvan pulled her shawl tight as her 5-year-old daughter romped around a jungle gym in a newly renovated city park in Chatsworth.

    She's lived in the neighborhood eight years, and the Mason Recreation Center, which got a face-lift, is among the things she says have gotten...

  • Baseball: Chatsworth junior Josh Garcia commits to Cal State Northridge

    Standout junior pitcher Josh Garcia of Chatsworth has committed to Cal State Northridge.

    That's another huge pickup for the Matadors, who have been trying to attract top players from Southern California.

    Garcia is considered one of the most promising pitchers in the City Section. Chatsworth Coach...

  • Man guilty of killing 2, leaving bodies to rot at Chatsworth home
    Man guilty of killing 2, leaving bodies to rot at Chatsworth home

    A man who was the subject of a search in the summer of 2011 after police discovered the decomposing bodies of his former housemates behind a Chatsworth home was convicted Tuesday on two counts of murder.

    Brent Zubek, 46, was found guilty on nine felony charges, including two counts of murder and...

  • 2 dead after car slams through guardrail on 118 Freeway
    2 dead after car slams through guardrail on 118 Freeway

    Two people died early Sunday after their car crashed through a guardrail on the eastbound 118 Freeway in Chatsworth and landed upside down in a riverbed, authorities said.

    The single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after midnight near the DeSoto Avenue off-ramp, according to the California Highway...

  • Boys' basketball: No. 1 Sierra Canyon survives in overtime, 80-77

    It was the situation Campbell Hall had total confidence in. The ball was placed into the hands of UCLA-bound Aaron Holiday at the end of overtime against No. 1-ranked Sierra Canyon. The Vikings trailed by a single point.  His future coach, UCLA's Steve Alford, was in the bleachers at Sierra Canyon.

    ...

  • Early signing day: Sierra Canyon duo bring exposure in girls' basketball
    Early signing day: Sierra Canyon duo bring exposure in girls' basketball

    The Sierra Canyon girls' basketball duo of Kennedy Burke and Cheyanne Wallace led their team to a state championship last season.

    On Wednesday, Burke signed with UCLA and Wallace with Loyola Marymount.

    Also signing was baseball standout Karl Kani with Washington.

     

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  • Baseball: Former Chatsworth pitcher Josh Ravin hopes to impress Dodgers

    Former Chatsworth pitcher Josh Ravin, throwing in the high 90s, will be trying to make the Dodgers roster this coming year.

    Ravin, 26, who graduated from Chatsworth in 2006 and was a fifth-round draft pick of the Reds, has been pitching in the minor leagues.

    He has spent time pitching in Mexico...

  • Football: Sierra Canyon players need a lesson in blizzard conditions

    Chatsworth Sierra Canyon traveled to Bishop last week for a football game, and some of the players apparently thought they were going to play at Lambeau Field in blizzard conditions.

    Junior receiver Christian Graves led the group of players expecting snow. He had gloves, sleeves and a chemical...

  • Baseball: Mike Moustakas, the pride of Chatsworth High
    Baseball: Mike Moustakas, the pride of Chatsworth High

    It was 29 years ago when pitcher Bret Saberhagen, a former City Section player of the year from Reseda Cleveland, led the Kansas City Royals to a world championship over the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Now another former City Section player of the year, Mike Moustakas, a third baseman from Chatsworth...

  • Football: Chatsworth is 4-0 and about to get a lot better

    Chatsworth (4-0) could be the team to beat in the West Valley League, though no one will really know until Monday, when sophomore quarterback Tyger Goslin finally becomes eligible after transferring from Westlake and having to sit out the first five games for the Chancellors.

    Monday is freedom...

  • Baseball: Shortstop Sam Shaikin commits to Valparaiso

    All-City shortstop Sam Shaikin of Chatsworth has committed to Valparaiso.

    Shaikin will be a four-year varsity player for the Chancellors.

    Chatsworth lost in last year's City Section Division I final to Birmingham at Dodger Stadium.

     

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  • Boys' basketball: Remy Martin leaves Chaminade to return to Sierra Canyon

    Sophomore guard Remy Martin, who was ineligible to play at state Division III champion Chaminade last season because of disciplinary reasons after transferring from Sierra Canyon, is returning to Sierra Canyon.

    He will be eligible immediately at Sierra Canyon because he didn't play last season.

    ...

  • Kashkari says Nestle closure is proof of state's poor business climate
    Kashkari says Nestle closure is proof of state's poor business climate

    GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari pointed to Nestle USA’s decision to shutter a Chatsworth plant and move operations out-of-state as the latest indicator of the state’s poor business climate under Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

    “This is just the latest example of so many businesses that are...

  • Nestle to close Chatsworth Hot Pockets plant, cutting 360 jobs
    Nestle to close Chatsworth Hot Pockets plant, cutting 360 jobs

    Nestle USA will close its Chatsworth Hot Pockets plant, eliminating 360 jobs. The Glendale food giant said it is consolidating frozen food production into one plant in Mt. Sterling, Ky.  The employees in Chatsworth can apply for other positions at the company, spokeswoman Roz O'Hearn said on Wednesday....

  • Glendale-based Nestle to close Chatsworth Hot Pockets plant, cutting 360 jobs
    Glendale-based Nestle to close Chatsworth Hot Pockets plant, cutting 360 jobs

    Nestle USA will close its Chatsworth Hot Pockets plant, eliminating 360 jobs, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Glendale food giant said it is consolidating frozen food production into one plant in Mt. Sterling, Ky.  The employees in Chatsworth can apply for other positions at the company,...

  • Boys' basketball: Sierra Canyon duo Riley, Lee pick up UCLA offers

    The Sierra Canyon sophomore basketball duo of 6-foot-8 Cody Riley and 6-7 Ira Lee have received scholarship offers from UCLA, Coach Ty Nichols said Friday.

    "It's amazing," he said. "It's impressive how hard the kids have been working."

    Both played key roles as freshmen last season for Sierra Canyon.

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  • Boys' basketball: Sierra Canyon's Deveral Ramsey makes USA 17U team

    Junior point guard Deveral Ramsey of Chatsworth Sierra Canyon has been named to the final 12-man roster for the USA 17U basketball team.

    He'll be playing in the FIBA U17 World Championships Aug. 8-16 in Dubai.

    Ramsey's selection stamps him as one of the top point guards in the nation.

     

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  • Football: Hunter Mattox commits to Oregon State

    Hunter Mattox, a defensive lineman at Sierra Canyon who played last season at Westlake, has committed to Oregon State, Coach Jon Ellinghouse said.Salesian's Damion Wright has committed to Boise State to play defensive back. He's a quarterback at Salesian. He transferred from Jurupa Hills.

  • Football: Isaiah Renfro commits to Washington

    Receiver-defensive back Isaiah Renfro from Chatsworth Sierra Canyon has committed to Washington after taking an unofficial visit.

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  • Baseball: El Camino Real, Chatsworth set up league title showdown

     Next week is the final week of the regular season in prep baseball, so in the City Section, it should be no surprise that El Camino Real and Chatsworth are headed for a final two-game series to decide the West Valley League championshp. Both teams rallied on Friday.

    El Camino Real defeated Granada...

  • Man on motorcycle killed in accident with Metro bus
    Man on motorcycle killed in accident with Metro bus

    A man on a motorcyle was killed Thursday night in a fiery accident with a Metro bus in Chatsworth.

    The motorcycle slammed into the front of the bus in the 21000 block of Nordhoff Street and struck a pole and caught fire, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said. 

    The man was pronounced...

  • Track: Dominic Davis, Tarrik Brock turn on speed at Mission League final

     Despite being bothered by a bad back. junior Dominic Davis of Alemany won the Mission League 100-meter title in 10.72 seconds on Thursday at Occidental College. He finished third in the 200.

    Sophomore Tarrik Brock of Chaminade, disqualified on Monday because of a false start in the 100 prelims,...

  • Girls' basketball: Kennedy Burke commits to UCLA

     Standout 6-foot-2 junior guard Kennedy Burke of Chatsworth Sierra Canyon has committed to UCLA. She led Sierra Canyon to the state Division IV championship.

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  • Boys' basketball: Sierra Canyon's Cody Riley is freshman All-American

     Cody Riley, a 6-foot-8 freshman at Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, has been selected a first-team All-American on the MaxPreps.com Freshman All-American team in basketball.

    Here's the link.

     

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  • The Times' girls' basketball All-Star team
    The Times' girls' basketball All-Star team

    Jordin Canada, L.A. Windward, 5-6, Sr.: The UCLA-bound point guard was a dribbling and passing whiz. She led the Wildcats to the Southern Section Open Division championship and twice helped defeat Open Division state champion Long Beach Poly.

    Cheyenne Greenhouse, Moreno Valley Canyon Springs, 5-10,...

  • Man struck and killed by Amtrak train in Chatsworth tunnel
    Man struck and killed by Amtrak train in Chatsworth tunnel

    A man described as being about 60 years old was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Friday in Chatsworth, fire officials said.

    The man was struck around 8:45 a.m. near the 10800 block of North Santa Susana Pass Road, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main. No other injuries...

  • Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views
    Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

    Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth has trails that allow walkers to view rock climbers as they attempt Stoney Point.

  • Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views
    Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

    Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth has trails that allow walkers to view rock climbers as they attempt Stoney Point.

  • Metrolink launches new train control safety system
    Metrolink launches new train control safety system

    Metrolink debuts the positive train control safety system on three lines, and it hopes to fully equip its network by the end of 2014.

  • Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system
    Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system

    Metrolink will be the first commuter service in the nation to use positive train control, which would have prevented the deadly Chatsworth crash.

  • Judge on trial in dog-feces case says alleged victim pushed him first
    Judge on trial in dog-feces case says alleged victim pushed him first

    A Los Angeles County judge on trial for battery testified Tuesday that he pushed a woman after she threw a bag of dog waste into his car, screamed expletives at him, walked onto the driveway of his Chatsworth home and pushed him.

    Superior Court Judge Craig Richman said the woman became aggressive...

  • Trial begins for L.A. judge accused of battery in dog-waste dispute
    Trial begins for L.A. judge accused of battery in dog-waste dispute

    An L.A. County Superior Court judge accused of shoving and injuring a woman during an argument about dog waste told her he was a peace officer and repeatedly tried to calm her down, his lawyer said Thursday.The dispute occurred last July on the driveway of Judge Craig Richman’s Chatsworth home...

  • Customer bank account overdrawn when DWP charges 12 times normal
    Customer bank account overdrawn when DWP charges 12 times normal

    Two members of the Los Angeles City Council called Friday for a halt to shutoff notices by the Department of Water and Power until problems with the utility's troubled billing system are fixed.

    Council members Mitchell Englander and Nury Martinez, both of whom represent the San Fernando Valley,...

  • CHP motorcycle officer seriously hurt in crash with trash truck

    A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was hospitalized after a collision with a trash truck Friday, authorities say.

    The collision occurred at 12:59 p.m. near the intersection of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Nordhoff Street in Chatsworth. The officer, who hasn’t been identified, was taken...

  • Former teen idol Zac Efron buys a grown-up house
    Former teen idol Zac Efron buys a grown-up house

    The Zen-inspired 5,644-square-foot home, built in 1964, has city-to-ocean views, expanses of glass, a wine cellar, a gym and a fountain inside the entry.

  • L.A. County judge charged with battery over dog poop flap
    L.A. County judge charged with battery over dog poop flap

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has been charged with battery for allegedly pushing a woman from behind and knocking her to the ground while she was walking her dogs.

    City attorney officials said the quarrel occurred July 18 when Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Richman saw...

  • L.A. County judge accused of pushing, injuring woman
    L.A. County judge accused of pushing, injuring woman

    Craig Richman, a former prosecutor, is accused of punching a woman July 18 near his Chatsworth home. His attorney says the woman was the aggressor.

  • Finding L.A. buildings with quake risk a challenge, official says
    Finding L.A. buildings with quake risk a challenge, official says

    Los Angeles city building officials have concluded that inspectors would most likely have to visit all of the city's 29,000 older apartment buildings to determine which ones have a certain type of wood frame that is particularly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake.

    City staffers are...

  • Victims of Metrolink's 2008 crash in Chatsworth honored with memorial
    Victims of Metrolink's 2008 crash in Chatsworth honored with memorial

    In a solemn ceremony, a memorial honoring the victims of the 2008 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth was unveiled Thursday at the Moorpark railroad station.Photos

    Victims and the relatives of those who were killed or injured gathered on the fifth anniversary of the crash to dedicate a large bronze plaque...

  • L.A. Unified official suspected of inappropriate contact with minor

    A Los Angeles Unified School District administrator is suspected of attempting to meet a minor for the purpose of committing lewd acts, authorities said Monday.

    Robert Nagai, 48, was arrested Thursday in Van Nuys. He is a former assistant principal of Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills. Parents...

  • Baseball: The Meusborn-LaCour duo produces gold
    Baseball: The Meusborn-LaCour duo produces gold

    Matt LaCour graduated from Chatsworth High and once was an assistant to Coach Tom Meusborn. Then they became rivals when LaCour became coach at El Camino Real.

    Their friendship was tested when LaCour hired a former Chatsworth player as pitching coach after leaving for Harvard-Westlake. But, thankfully,...

  • Baseball: Chatsworth gets No. 1 seed for VIBL playoffs

    Chatsworth is the No. 1 seed for the Valley Invitational Baseball League playoffs that begin on Saturday.

    El Camino Real is No. 2, Saugus No. 3, Hart No. 4 and Loyola No. 5.

    Here's the link to complete pairings for the single-elimination tournament. The championship game is July 30 at 7 p.m. at...

  • Baseball: Young players give hope to Chatsworth and El Camino Real

     With San Fernando having won the City Section baseball championship twice in the last three years, people seem to be thinking that powers Chatsworth and Woodland Hills El Camino Real are on the decline. Hold off on the supposed demise of those two programs.

    This summer in the Valley Invitational...

  • Last delivery of new rail cars enhances safety of Metrolink fleet
    Last delivery of new rail cars enhances safety of Metrolink fleet

    Spurred by two deadly crashes since 2005, Metrolink has now replaced almost all its fleet of aging rail cars with a state-of-the-art model designed to better protect passengers and crews during crashes.

    Officials for the commuter railroad announced Tuesday that they had taken delivery this month...

  • Motorcyclist killed in crash with car in Chatsworth

    A motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon in Chatsworth in a crash with a car, authorities said.

    The crash occurred in the 10000 block of Winnetka Avenue just after 2 p.m. when the motorcyclist and another vehicle crashed, according to Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    The motorcyclist,...

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