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Homes for sale around SoCal's median price of $449,000

Southern California's median home price tipped the scales at $449,000 in March, according to CoreLogic. Low inventory and high demand continue to drive a hot market that saw prices climb 5.6% from the previous year. Here's a look at what you can get in the Southland around that price. LAKE BALBOA:...

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  • Where to learn the fine crafts of making food

    Where to learn the fine crafts of making food

    Angelo Pellegrini didn't need to read books or take a class to learn how to make wine or pasta or grow herbs. Without being aware of it, he'd absorbed all that from his family his whole life. Some of us, though, could use some instruction, whether from books or YouTube or an actual class. And right...

  • 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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  • High-density development on voters' radar in L.A.'s Council District 6

    High-density development on voters' radar in L.A.'s Council District 6

    Jim Stein stands before a wooded lot across from Birmingham High School and describes a 187-unit apartment complex that a builder hopes to put there. It would rise six stories and add 1,000 car trips through the area each day. And there would be just one way in and out — onto busy Victory Boulevard....

  • Birmingham has a new soccer star in freshman Aldo Perez

    Defending City Section Division I soccer champion Birmingham, seeded No. 8 in the tournament, upset No. 1-seeded Granada Hills, 2-1, on Thursday in a quarterfinal game behind freshman Aldo Perez, who scored both goals. The Patriots had lost twice to Granada Hills in West Valley League play, but...

  • Rick Orlov, longtime City Hall reporter for Daily News, dies at 66

    Rick Orlov, longtime City Hall reporter for Daily News, dies at 66

    Rick Orlov, a veteran political reporter who covered City Hall for the Los Angeles Daily News for nearly three decades, beginning in the Tom Bradley administration, died Monday. He was 66. Orlov died in Los Angeles of complications from diabetes, according to his sister, Joanne Levy. She said Orlov,...

  • 30-foot pile of ground-up asphalt an eyesore, Lake Balboa residents say

    30-foot pile of ground-up asphalt an eyesore, Lake Balboa residents say

    Joan Kelley always loved her view of the San Gabriel Mountains in the winter. From the Lake Balboa house where she's lived for five decades, she would often step outside just to see the peaks in the distance, sometimes dusted with snow. But for the last year, Kelley's only view has been of a mountain...

  • Baseball: Birmingham's Ryan Mendoza commits to Long Beach State

    Ryan Mendoza, an All-City junior catcher from defending City Section Division I champion Birmingham, said Wednesday he has committed to Long Beach State. "I'm excited to be part of such a good program," Mendoza said. Mendoza was key player defensively in Birmingham's title run last season. "He's...

  • Baseball: Former Birmingham pitcher Edgar Olmos picked up by Mariners

    Edgar Olmos, a 24-year-old former Birmingham High pitcher, has been added to the 40-man roster of the Seattle Mariners after being claimed off waivers from the Miami Marlins. The left-handed reliever spent last year in Double-A and Triple-A ball. He throws in the 90s. He was a third-round draft...

  • Football: Birmingham's Sterling Salguero is on a rampage

    In City Section Division I, there's no running back making a bigger impact than junior Sterling Salguero of Birmingham. The Patriots have decided to let Salguero carry the ball again and again and he's delivering.

    He has scored 18 touchdowns in his last six games, including rushing for 338 yards...

  • Football: Birmingham, Taft are back in championship mode

    It's back to the old times, when either Birmingham or Taft won the West Valley League football championship during the days of Ed Croson and Troy Starr.

    The two teams are set to play on Thursday night at 7 o'clock at Birmingham to decide this year's title.

    "I wouldn't mind having Malik Jackson,"...

  • Woman charged with cruelty after animals found in urine-soaked home
    Woman charged with cruelty after animals found in urine-soaked home

    A Lake Balboa woman was charged Friday with animal cruelty and neglect after more than 30 animals, including dogs, cats and pigs, were found in her urine-soaked two-bedroom home.

    The Los Angeles city attorney’s office charged Corey Deborah Carnegie, 50, with one count of animal cruelty and three...

  • Football: Ryan Mendoza comes to the rescue at Birmingham

    Ryan Mendoza, the standout junior catcher for Birmingham's City Section Division I championship baseball team, is back playing football.

    He joined the team three weeks ago after much lobbying from coaches, players and friends.

    "I guess we nagged enough and he said yes," Coach Jim Rose said.

    Mendoza...

  • Football: Birmingham tries to prepare for season opener

    Birmingham Coach Jim Rose is facing a severe challenge trying to get his team ready for Friday's season opener against Newbury Park as players continue to deal with the tragedy from last Friday night when two former players were killed in a car crash.

    Killed were Alex Manu, 18, and Isaiah Hastings,...

  • Baseball: Birmingham likes being No. 1 in City Section

    Birmingham High's triumph at Dodger Stadium last June to win its first City Section Division I baseball championship since 1969 is motivating everyone to seek another title, because the journey was so much fun.

    Players have already begun working toward a repeat even though the Patriots figure to...

  • Cross country: Birmingham's Ryan Alexander is growing up and getting faster

    Three years ago, I visited Birmingham High, where cross country coach Scott King introduced me to 4-foot-11, 85-pound freshman Ryan Alexander, who had been a youth cross country standout.

    King thought Alexander had great potential.

    On Tuesday, I was back at Birmingham, and Alexander had gone from...

  • Boys' basketball: Birmingham's Serigne Athj commits to Cal Poly SLO

    Serigne Athj, a 6-foot-4 senior guard at Lake Balboa Birmingham, has committed to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

    He was an All-City selection as a junior and one of the top players from the West Valley League.

    He averaged 22 points and 14 rebounds.

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  • Cross country: Jose Torres is the new coach at Birmingham

    Jose Torres, a former runner at Birmingham who has served as an assistant coach, is the school's new cross country coach, replacing Scott King.

    King built the program into one of the best in the City Section over the past 25 years. He has retired from teaching but could stay involved in the track...

  • Football: Birmingham will turn to running back Sterling Salguero

    Birmingham has put together a challenging nonleague schedule that includes Oaks Christian, Chaminade and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, but Coach Jim Rose believes it will help his team prepare for West Valley League play.

    The Patriots' top player is junior running back Sterling Salguero, who demonstrated...

  • Officer-involved shooting in Lake Balboa leaves one person dead
    Officer-involved shooting in Lake Balboa leaves one person dead

    A person was killed Friday morning in an officer-involved shooting in the San Fernando Valley.

    Los Angeles police were dispatched to the 6700 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue in Lake Balboa on the edge of Van Nuys about 3:30 a.m. after someone reported a person acting erratically and commiting vandalism,...

  • Where to learn the fine crafts of making food
    Where to learn the fine crafts of making food

    Angelo Pellegrini didn't need to read books or take a class to learn how to make wine or pasta or grow herbs. Without being aware of it, he'd absorbed all that from his family his whole life. Some of us, though, could use some instruction, whether from books or YouTube or an actual class. And right...

  • Crescenta Valley High softball's Cookson, Bellarmine-Jefferson's Acosta lead East All-Stars to dominating victory

    Softball: Falcons senior smacks two homers, Guards pitcher tosses four solid innings in winning accolades in 10-1 San Fernando Valley All-Star Game victory Wednesday.

  • Baseball: Justin Rorick and Tommy Palomera are freshmen in the spotlight

     Dodger Stadium isn’t exactly the ideal setting to unveil a freshman. There’s a lot of pressure playing in a championship game, but Birmingham and Chatsworth have big plans for their prized freshman players in Saturday’s 1 p.m. City Section Division I final.

    One of Birmingham’s best hitters is...

  • Baseball: Birmingham's infielders are small in size but have big gloves

    Birmingham has reached the City Section Division I semifinals, and its infielders don't exactly have great size but they sure know how to field.

    Third baseman Victor Mercado is 5 feet 5. Shortstop Ivan Lomeli is 5-6. Second baseman Ray Ruvalcaba is 5-6. And first baseman Audelio Camacho is 5-7.

    ...

  • Baseball: Birmingham rallies to defeat Kennedy, 4-3, in City Section quarterfinals

     "Get on the bus! Get on the bus!" Birmingham Coach Matt Mowry was screaming to his players.

    He had a big smile. He was rushing his team so they could get back to school for the 6:30 p.m. graduation ceremony on Friday, and what a story the nine seniors on the team had to tell classmates.

    Down,...

  • Birmingham's stadium is shut down because of ADA claim

    Birmingham High School's football stadium, the largest in the San Fernando Valley, has been closed to use by outside groups after a complaint was filed claiming that it does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Principal Bill Parks confirmed Tuesday.

    The closure means that the City...

  • Football: Taft quarterback transfers to Birmingham

     Oreste Simi, the starting quarterback at Taft last season as a junior, has transferred to Birmingham.

    He better be ready for a challenge, because Birmingham Coach Jim Rose has put together a very tough nonleague schedule that includes games against Newbury Park, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Fairfax,...

  • Man killed in double hit-and-run in Lake Balboa, police say

    A man was killed on a Lake Balboa street Friday night after being struck by two cars that fled the scene, police said.

    The victim, identified as 18-year-old Michael Alvarez, was struck around 9:35 p.m. on Victory Boulevard by a car that witnesses described as a silver, newer model sedan, said Los...

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