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Football: Bobby Cole is ready for big season for Sierra Canyon

St. Margaret's traveled all the way from San Juan Capistrano to Chatsworth on Friday night to play Sierra Canyon in a football scrimmage. Both schools open their seasons next weekend on the road, with Sierra Canyon traveling to Utah and St. Margaret's headed to Hawaii. St. Margaret's held out several...

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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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  • 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.

    ...

  • 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...

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