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Homicide investigation underway in Reseda after body found

A homicide investigation is underway in Reseda after a man was found dead, police said. A radio call came in around 1 a.m. for a possible shooting near Etiwanda Avenue and Valerio Street, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado. Officers found a victim and contacted the Los...

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  • 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...

  • The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-crusted pizza fix. 800 Degrees Neapolitan...

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  • 'I know you are looking for me,' man in jail shirt says before leading L.A. police on chase

    'I know you are looking for me,' man in jail shirt says before leading L.A. police on chase

    A man allegedly high on methamphetamine and wearing a Los Angeles County Jail shirt taunted police and led them on a high-speed chase Wednesday through the San Fernando Valley before slamming into a utility pole, police said. Los Angeles police learned early Wednesday of a man being pursued by...

  • Woman held in Reseda murder case is daughter of late actor Ray Sharkey

    Woman held in Reseda murder case is daughter of late actor Ray Sharkey

    A woman arrested on suspicion of using a baseball bat to beat her boyfriend’s mother to death is the daughter of actor Ray Sharkey, who succumbed to complications from AIDS after a career marred by drug abuse. Cecelia Sharkey, 26, was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder Saturday, hours after...

  • Three stories of hardship put a face on L.A.'s exorbitant housing costs

    Three stories of hardship put a face on L.A.'s exorbitant housing costs

    In Reseda, an elderly couple fret about where they will go at the end of the month, when they are forced out of the one-room apartment they have lived in for 29 years. In Tujunga, a retired woman lives in a backyard shed, treating her high blood pressure with tea made from her garden and bathing...

  • Police search for 5 people in connection with Reseda triple shooting

    Police search for 5 people in connection with Reseda triple shooting

    Los Angeles police were searching Tuesday night for five suspects in connection with a triple shooting in Reseda. About 9:10 p.m., police received reports that three people were wounded by gunfire at Reseda Boulevard and Valerio Street, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said. Six people, at least one of...

  • Baseball: Sidearmer Alex Zepeda makes impressive debut for Cleveland

    In the pitching rich West Valley League, Reseda Cleveland added another pitcher to the equation on Friday, unveiling senior sidearmer Alex Zepeda. He's 5 feet 7 and was an outfielder last season. New assistant coach Sid Lopez taught him how to throw from the side in the last few months, and what...

  • Senior go-getters get out the vote at Reseda housing complex

    Senior go-getters get out the vote at Reseda housing complex

    Lee Weinstein, who is 87, says he's never missed a chance to vote. It riles the former aerospace engineer when others don't bother and then have the nerve to whine. Harry Shragg, 90, who was a surgeon and ran a medical center, wonders if providing incentive would help. He thinks voters should be...

  • Brothers convicted of murder at Reseda school face possible life terms

    Two brothers could be sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison after they were convicted Friday of killing an 18-year-old man at Cleveland High School in Reseda.

    Anthony Carpio, 18, and Michael Steven Carpio, 20, were found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Kevin Orellana, said...

  • Football: Cleveland (5-0) starts West Valley League as unknown factor

    There's no bigger surprise team this season in the City Section than Reseda Cleveland, which is 5-0 going into its West Valley League opener on Friday against host Chatsworth.

    Quarterback Zack Fraade has been the player teams continue to struggle with. He has passed for 815 yards and 10 touchdowns...

  • Football: Cleveland is 4-0 and making noise

    Reseda Cleveland hasn't had a winning football season since 2009. After seasons of 2-8, 5-6, 1-9 and 3-7, the surprising Cavaliers improved to 4-0 on Saturday night with a 37-21 win over Santa Clarita Christian.

    Leading the Cavaliers' resurgence has been 6-foot-3 senior quarterback Zack Fraade,...

  • Free Wi-Fi comes to six parks around Los Angeles
    Free Wi-Fi comes to six parks around Los Angeles

    Free Wi-Fi is now available to visitors at six parks throughout the city.

    Park-goers will be able to connect their laptops, tablets and e-readers to public Wi-Fi networks at Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park and Venice Beach.

    The city's Department...

  • Football: School begins, and City Section coaches need a few good recruits

    The beginning of classes on Tuesday in the Los Angeles Unified School District couldn't come soon enough for lots of City Section coaches who have been strugglng to get players out for football.

    During the summer, Reseda Coach Alonso Arreola said he had 27 varsity players and 14 JV players, including...

  • Sherman Oaks Hospital nurse sentenced for having sex with corpse
    Sherman Oaks Hospital nurse sentenced for having sex with corpse

    A nurse who had sex with a corpse at Sherman Oaks Hospital was sentenced to two years in county jail, prosecutors said.

    Alejandro Razo, 62, of Reseda also was ordered Thursday to serve 180 days of the two-year sentence under supervised release, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's...

  • Nine pets die in Reseda fire, but LAFD rescuers save dog with oxygen
    Nine pets die in Reseda fire, but LAFD rescuers save dog with oxygen

    Nine pets died in a house in fire in Reseda on Monday, but rescuers were able to save a dog that was overcome by smoke.

    Six cats were caged at the home in the 6900 block of North Calvin Avenue and "succumbed to smoke inhalation and were beyond help," a Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman said.

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  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti identifies city's 'Great Streets'
    L.A. Mayor Garcetti identifies city's 'Great Streets'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office has identified the first 15 areas to be targeted in his initiative to revitalize dozens of neighborhood streets.

    The goal of his "Great Streets" program, the mayor has said, is to make streets  more pedestrian-friendly and attract businesses. The mayor's...

  • Jean Norris, creator of Twin Vision books for the blind, dies at 96
    Jean Norris, creator of Twin Vision books for the blind, dies at 96

    Jean Norris overheard a comment by a blind woman in 1959 that broke her heart. The woman said she couldn't participate in one of the joys of parenting: bedtime reading.

    Norris, who was sighted and volunteered for a blind service organization, had an idea. She cut the bindings from storybooks her...

  • LAPD responds to reports of shots fired at Reseda apartment complex
    LAPD responds to reports of shots fired at Reseda apartment complex

    Dozens of LAPD officers descended on a Reseda neighborhood Wednesday as they responded to reports of shots fired at an apartment complex on Sherman Way and possibly a gunman at large, authorities said.

    The hunt for a gunman led to the lockdown of Reseda Elementary School. Officers evacuated residents...

  • Baseball: Ben Kaser lifts Cleveland past El Camino Real, 1-0

     Junior pitcher Ben Kaser threw a two-hitter and Sam Villa came through with a squeeze bunt in the fourth inning to help Reseda Cleveland knock off El Camino Real, 1-0, in a West Valley League game. Jeremy Polon, a sophomore, allowed only two hits for El Camino Real.

    Chatsworth pulled into a first-place...

  • Baseball: Former Cleveland pitcher Jack Hartman is thriving in Ivy League

     Jack Hartman, an All-City pitcher at Reseda Cleveland last season, is 4-0 with a 3.07 ERA as a starting pitcher in his freshman season at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Penn is battling for the Ivy League title with a 13-3 record.

    Here's a story looking at Hartman and other Penn freshmen.

     

     

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  • Felon pleads guilty to shooting at man, LAPD officers in Reseda
    Felon pleads guilty to shooting at man, LAPD officers in Reseda

    A felon charged with shooting at two Los Angles police officers and another man pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

    Cliff Gershowitz, 50, was accused of shooting the man during a Feb. 10 argument in Reseda, prosecutors said. The victim was wounded in the...

  • Baseball: Cleveland baseball facility is damaged by vandals
    Baseball: Cleveland baseball facility is damaged by vandals

    Reseda Cleveland baseball Coach Scott Drootin said Saturday that vandals struck the team's baseball facility overnight, causing thousands of dollars in damage. School police were called Saturday afternoon to investigate.

    According to Drootin, a golf cart was smashed. The team's clubhouse was ransacked....

  • Storms cause power outages throughout the area
    Storms cause power outages throughout the area

    Amid the first major rainstorm of the year, 3,200 people in Los Angeles and others across the area are without power, officials said.

    Palm fronds and other debris are falling on power lines. Among those affected are 1,900 people in the Fairfax area, 600 in Reseda, 250 in Sylmar and others in Hancock...

  • Lovers in the twilight time
    Lovers in the twilight time

    For Jerri Kane and Ray Sternberg, love defies both age and time, and they celebrate it every chance they get.

  • Suspect charged in Reseda shootings that wounded man, LAPD officer
    Suspect charged in Reseda shootings that wounded man, LAPD officer

    A man accused of shooting an acquaintance in Reseda and then firing at police, injuring one officer, was charged Thursday with three counts of attempted murder, prosecutors said.

    Cliff Gershowitz, 50, also was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, the Los Angeles County district attorney's...

  • LAPD officer injured in Reseda shooting, officials say
    LAPD officer injured in Reseda shooting, officials say

    A Los Angeles police officer was wounded Monday morning in a shooting in Reseda, officials said.

    The officer was transported to a hospital with what was initially believed to be an arm injury, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. The officer's condition was not immediately known, but Smith said he was...

  • A flood of memories for Holocaust survivors
    A flood of memories for Holocaust survivors

    A play about a ship of Jewish refugees turned away by FDR in 1939 and returned to Europe, where many passengers would die in the Holocaust, brings back tamped-down memories at the L.A. Jewish Home.

  • Brothers plead not guilty in Reseda schoolyard stabbing death
    Brothers plead not guilty in Reseda schoolyard stabbing death

    Two alleged gang members ordered to stand trial on charges that they stabbed an 18-year-old student to death on a school playground in Reseda pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

    Anthony Carpio, 17, and Michael Steven Carpio, 19, allegedly attacked Kevin Orellana as he was playing handball at Grover Cleveland...

  • Gunman in fatal Reseda shooting is war veteran with PTSD, police say

    A man who forced his way into a Reseda apartment Friday night and shot its two occupants -- one fatally -- is a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, Los Angeles police said.

    For reasons still unclear to investigators, Ricardo Javier Tapia, 32, of Reseda...

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in San Fernando Valley shooting
    1 dead, 2 injured in San Fernando Valley shooting

    One person was killed and two others were injured Friday evening in a shooting in the San Fernando Valley, police said.

    Police were called to the 7600 block of Canby Avenue in Reseda about 6:45 p.m., said LAPD Sgt. Steve Embrich.

    A male gunman wielding an AK-47 rifle had reportedly opened fire...

  • Reseda school bus crash: 1 student, 1 adult taken to hospital
    Reseda school bus crash: 1 student, 1 adult taken to hospital

    One student and an adult were taken to a hospital after a school bus they were riding in collided with another vehicle in Reseda on Thursday morning, authorities said.

    The crash occurred at 7:48 a.m. in the 7000 block of Corbin Avenue. The school bus was carrying 11 students at the time of the...

  • Paraplegic's home burglarized, medication stolen, police say

    A 19-year-old man was arrested Saturday after allegedly burglarizing the San Fernando Valley home of a paraplegic and stealing his medication.The victim was in bed and unable to get into his wheelchair, but he managed to call 911 on his cellphone while the burglar was in another room, the Los Angeles...

  • With baseball plant, throw a curve into your windowsill garden
    With baseball plant, throw a curve into your windowsill garden

    In the spirit of the season, meet the baseball plant, sometimes sold as the baseball cactus, so named for the ribs that resemble the stitching on a ball.

    For some gardeners, it's a catch: slow growing, pest resistant, drought tolerant and undemanding -- a tiny, thornless, living sculpture that...

  • Baseball: Jon Escott is Cleveland ace in the making
    Baseball: Jon Escott is Cleveland ace in the making

     He's 6 feet 2, wears size 15 shoes, will soon turn 16 and is only a sophomore at Reseda Cleveland. Jon Escott is an ace pitcher in the making. Come spring, lots of people will learn how talented the right-hander truly is.

    During the summer, he had a no-hitter against Birmingham. He was one of...

  • Suspected gunman in LAPD shootout, pot-shop robbery is captured
    Suspected gunman in LAPD shootout, pot-shop robbery is captured

    A man suspected of riddling a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car with bullets was captured after being bitten by a search dog, authorities said Monday evening.

    The windshield of the LAPD cruiser was struck by multiple rounds during the afternoon gun battle in which at least one officer returned...

  • Pot shop robbery sparks LAPD shootout with suspects in Reseda
    Pot shop robbery sparks LAPD shootout with suspects in Reseda

    A robbery at a marijuana clinic in the San Fernando Valley sparked a police pursuit and a shootout as officers exchanged gunfire with suspects, authorities told The Times on Monday evening.

    The shooting broke out about 4:30 p.m. after the two suspects stopped their vehicle and one of them exited...

  • LAPD looks for Reseda robbery suspect after reports of shots fired
    LAPD looks for Reseda robbery suspect after reports of shots fired

    Los Angeles police were searching for a suspect Monday afternoon in Reseda following a pursuit and reports of shots fired, authorities said.

    The pursuit involved at least three suspects and Los Angeles Police Department officers.

    Two of the suspects were detained as officers swarmed an area near...

  • 'Threatening' graffiti discovered at high school in Reseda

    Police on Tuesday were investigating graffiti containing threatening messages found on the walls of a Reseda high school for students with disabilities.

    A custodian found the graffiti at Diane S. Leichman High School around 6:30 a.m. Monday and notified Principal Giovanni Trivino, police said.

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