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Fire at Sun Valley junkyard sends plume of black smoke into L.A. sky

Flames tore through a junkyard in Sun Valley on Sunday, sending a plume of thick black smoke that was visible from nearby cities. The fire broke out shortly before 4 p.m. in the 9100 block of North Tujunga Avenue, and the blaze was fanned by winds measuring between 5 and 10 mph, said Erik Scott,...

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  • Body found in Sun Valley refrigerator ID'd as 30-year-old Van Nuys man

    Body found in Sun Valley refrigerator ID'd as 30-year-old Van Nuys man

    The body found inside an unplugged refrigerator in the backyard of a San Fernando Valley home that was doubling as a marijuana grow-house has been identified as a 30-year-old man from Van Nuys. Andranik Tadzhikyan was probably in the fridge for days, said homicide Det. Richard Wheeler of the Los...

  • Man's body is found in refrigerator behind San Fernando Valley home

    Man's body is found in refrigerator behind San Fernando Valley home

    A man's body was found Sunday morning inside a refrigerator in the backyard of a San Fernando Valley home that also housed an illegal marijuana-growing operation, police said. Officers were called to the home in the 11100 block of Runnymede Street in the Sun Valley neighborhood. There, they found...

  • Man, 21, dies after being crushed by equipment at Sun Valley industrial site

    Man, 21, dies after being crushed by equipment at Sun Valley industrial site

    A 21-year-old man died Wednesday after being crushed by heavy equipment at a concrete and asphalt recycling company in Sun Valley, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the industrial site in the 9000 block of Bradley Avenue about 1:45 p.m. and found the man dead at the scene, Los Angeles...

  • LCF resident Lisa Novick is among Green Leadership award recipients

    LCF resident Lisa Novick is among Green Leadership award recipients

    Locals representing the Sun Valley-based Theodore Payne Foundation recently received a Green Leadership award for a nonprofit organization from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in recognition of its Landscaping for Resilience Program.Created in 2012, the program allows the foundation...

  • Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

    Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

    During first period at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, Monica Casillas asked her students to line up in order by height so she could organize a human representation of a "box-and-whisker" plot. As they filed into place — most boys went to one end, most girls to the other — Casillas...

  • FedEx truck swerves to avoid two crashes, topples on 5 Freeway

    FedEx truck swerves to avoid two crashes, topples on 5 Freeway

    An overturned FedEx truck is snarling traffic on the 5 Freeway in Sun Valley after it swerved to avoid a pair of crashes and struck a concrete barrier, authorities said. All lanes but one are closed on the southbound 5 at Sheldon Street as crews work to move the overturned truck, said Officer Jennifer...

  • Driver apprehended after pursuit, standoff in stolen rental truck
    Driver apprehended after pursuit, standoff in stolen rental truck

    An innocent mistake by a rental car customer led to a slow-speed pursuit on Southern California’s freeways Monday when a thief stole a Budget rental truck and drove off.

    The pursuit came to an end about 2 p.m. when CHP officers deployed a spike strip that punctured at least two of the truck’s tires....

  • Pedestrian dies in hit-run incident in North Hollywood

    Authorities are searching for a motorist involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed a female pedestrian Friday night, Los Angeles police said.

    The unidentified victim, believed to be in her early 50s, was struck about 8:30 p.m. in an unmarked crosswalk on Saticoy Streeet near Irvine Avenue,...

  • Northbound 5 Freeway in Sun Valley partly shut down after big-rig crash
    Northbound 5 Freeway in Sun Valley partly shut down after big-rig crash

    A three-vehicle crash involving a big rig shut down all but one lane of traffic on the northbound side of the Interstate 5 Freeway, authorities said.

    The collision occurred about 10:10 p.m. just north of the Penrose Street exit in the Sun Valley neighborhood, CHP Officer Alex Rubio said. 

    The driver...

  • Boys' basketball: Sun Valley Poly stays unbeaten in East Valley League

    There was 7.9 seconds left in the game. Sun Valley Poly was clinging to a one-point lead over Verdugo Hills on Friday night. Francisco Mariscal had two free throws for the Parrots. He missed both.

    Suddenly, the Dons had a chance. They got the rebound and Leoni Aleksan had the ball. He knew exactly...

  • Hospital must pay extra $3 million in patient's stabbing death
    Hospital must pay extra $3 million in patient's stabbing death

    A Los Angeles jury decided this week that Pacifica Hospital of the Valley should pay $3 million in punitive damages to a man whose son was stabbed to death by a fellow psychiatric patient in 2012.

    The jury held the Sun Valley hospital responsible for the death of Dean Camacho, who was stabbed to...

  • Lending a helping hand
    Lending a helping hand

    Providence High staff volunteer to help Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School in Sun Valley.

  • Boys' basketball: Bennie Boatwright scores 50 points for Village Christian

    USC-bound Bennie Boatwright of Village Christian (9-2) earned an early Christmas present on Monday, pouring in 50 points in the Crusaders' 97-66 win over Saugus in the San Fernando Valley Invitational.

    The 6-foot-9 Boatwright made eight three-pointers.

    He had 13 points in the first quarter, nine...

  • Hit-and-run driver slams into poles; 1,140 in Sun Valley without power
    Hit-and-run driver slams into poles; 1,140 in Sun Valley without power

    Crews are working to restore electricity to more than 1,000 customers after a driver struck several power poles and fled early Friday.

    Police are continuing to look for the driver who crashed into the power poles and a fire hydrant about 1 a.m. on Lankershim Boulevard between Roscoe Boulevard and...

  • LADWP worker rescues cat, drops it 15 feet; was that really so wrong?
    LADWP worker rescues cat, drops it 15 feet; was that really so wrong?

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is facing criticism after a video showed a worker dropping a cat from a crane bucket at a height of 15 to 20 feet.

    The worker had just rescued the cat from high on a power pole in Sunland. Video shows the apparently long drop and the stunned reactions...

  • Councilwoman faces familiar foe in race for San Fernando Valley seat
    Councilwoman faces familiar foe in race for San Fernando Valley seat

    Last year's race to fill the seat of departing Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas was a grab-the-popcorn kind of show: two established public officials — and onetime allies — dueling to represent some of the most impoverished parts of the San Fernando Valley.

    On one side was Nury Martinez,...

  • Woman killed in hit-and-run in North Hollywood
    Woman killed in hit-and-run in North Hollywood

    A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in North Hollywood, police said. 

    The incident occurred about 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the 7300 block of Lankershim Boulevard when a white Mercedes-Benz struck a 48-year-old woman pushing a shopping cart, according to a statement by the Los Angeles Police...

  • Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    A man was fatally struck Thursday by a Metrolink train in North Hollywood, transportation officials said.

    The man was on the tracks in a nonpedestrian area near Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Bellaire Avenue when he was hit by the westbound train about 5 p.m., said Scott Johnson, a spokesman for Metrolink.

    ...

  • Football: Village Christian has a freshman standout in Chris Love

    With a 4-0 record, Sun Valley Village Christian Coach Mark Bates is off to a good start in his first season with the Crusaders.

    And helping in a big way has been freshman defensive end Chris Love. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has become the team's best pass rusher with three sacks and four tackles...

  • Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said.

    The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., said Lt. Mike Mendoza.

    There were no injuries aboard the train, and authorities...

  • Richard Alarcon sentencing for perjury and voter fraud delayed a month
    Richard Alarcon sentencing for perjury and voter fraud delayed a month

    A judge delayed the sentencing on Wednesday of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife for their voter fraud and perjury convictions.

    Superior Court Judge George G. Lomeli set the Alarcons' next court date for Oct. 14, when Lomeli will hear motions asking for a new trial...

  • Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail
    Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail

    Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in county jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud.

    “Richard Alarcon is not remorseful,” Deputy Dist. Atty. Michele Gilmer wrote...

  • Three top mole restaurants: Guelaguetza, La Casita Mexicana, Rocio's
    Three top mole restaurants: Guelaguetza, La Casita Mexicana, Rocio's

    The next time you get a longing for mole, you don't have to start shopping for the couple dozen ingredients it can take to make one. You don't even have to hop on the next plane to Oaxaca or Puebla. In Los Angeles, we've got restaurants that specialize in bringing mole negro, mole poblano, mole...

  • Boys' basketball: Village Christian settles for three transfers

    All summer, there has been speculation on how many transfers Sun Valley Village Christian might get to join Bennie Boatwright this season.

    Well, school began on Monday, and the Crusaders ended up with three transfers, according to Athletic Director Kevin Aust.

    They include Kahlil Simplis from Campbell...

  • Boys' basketball: Bennie Boatwright commits to USC

    Bennie Boatwright, a 6-foot-9 senior wing at Sun Valley Village Christian, has committed to USC, according to Scout.com.

    Boatwright is considered one of the best outside shooters among big men in Southern California.

    He was impressive last month during summer tournament action in Las Vegas.

     

    Twitter:@LATSondheimer

    ...

  • Two L.A. school police officers expected to survive crash injuries
    Two L.A. school police officers expected to survive crash injuries

    Two Los Angeles Unified School Police officers whose patrol car collided with a dump truck Friday near a campus in Sun Valley did not sustain life-threatening injuries, officials said.

    The front end of the officers' cruiser was left heavily crumpled in the collision with a large dump truck at  8:17...

  • 2 L.A. school police officers seriously injured in collision
    2 L.A. school police officers seriously injured in collision

    Two Los Angeles Unified School Police officers were airlifted to a local trauma center Friday after their patrol car collided with a dump truck near a campus in Sun Valley, officials said.

    Few details about the crash were immediately available, but it occurred about 8:17 a.m. near Richard E. Byrd...

  • Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'
    Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'

    Former California legislator Gloria Romero called it “heartbreaking” when a Los Angeles jury delivered perjury and voter fraud verdicts Wednesday against former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife.But the 12-year lawmaker from Los Angeles who served in both the state Assembly and Senate...

  • Former Councilman Richard Alarcon, wife guilty of voter fraud, perjury
    Former Councilman Richard Alarcon, wife guilty of voter fraud, perjury

    Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of some but not all voter-fraud and perjury charges brought in a case that accused them of lying about where they lived so he would be qualified to run for his council seat.

    A seven-woman, five-man jury delivered...

  • Boys' basketball: Village Christian is getting 7-foot-3 transfer

    Sun Valley Village Christian appears to be the destination for 7-foot-3 Jean Marc Christ Koumadje, a native of Senagal who played last season for Florida Montverde.

    Zagsblog.com quoted Koumadje's guardian as saying that Koumadje will spend the 2014-15 school year at Village Christian, which returns...

  • Jury begins deliberating Alarcon perjury, voter fraud case
    Jury begins deliberating Alarcon perjury, voter fraud case

    After a nearly monthlong trial, the perjury and voter fraud case against former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife headed to the jury Thursday.

    The panel of seven women and five men will now determine whether Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon, are guilty of...

  • Perjury, voter fraud case against Alarcon and wife goes to the jury
    Perjury, voter fraud case against Alarcon and wife goes to the jury

    After a trial spanning nearly a month, the perjury and voter fraud case against former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife headed to the jury on Thursday.

    The panel of seven women and five men will now determine whether Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon, are...

  • A primer: Comparing voter fraud charges against two L.A. politicians
    A primer: Comparing voter fraud charges against two L.A. politicians

    With closing arguments set to begin Wednesday in the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, parallels have been drawn between his case and another residency law prosecution involving a veteran Los Angeles-area politician.

    In January, state Sen. Roderick...

  • Alarcon, wife decline to testify; defense rests in voter fraud trial
    Alarcon, wife decline to testify; defense rests in voter fraud trial

    The defense in the perjury and voter fraud trial of Richard Alarcon rested its case Tuesday with neither the former Los Angeles city councilman nor his wife taking the witness stand on their own behalf.

    Alarcon and his wife have been accused of falsely stating that they lived in a home in Panorama...

  • Alarcon scheduler testifies he often spent time at Panorama City home
    Alarcon scheduler testifies he often spent time at Panorama City home

    The defense in the perjury and voter fraud trial of Richard Alarcon called the former Los Angeles City Councilman's longtime scheduler as its main witness Monday to testify that Alarcon often spent time at his Panorama City home.

    Alarcon and his wife have been accused of lying about where they...

  • Prosecution in Alarcon fraud trial focuses on activity at two homes
    Prosecution in Alarcon fraud trial focuses on activity at two homes

    With its last witnesses Friday, the prosecution in the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon focused on what was happening at two homes owned by Alarcon and his wife in the final months before they were served with search warrants in January 2010.

    Alarcon...

  • Politicians testify against Alarcons in perjury, fraud trial
    Politicians testify against Alarcons in perjury, fraud trial

    With just a few prosecution witnesses left to call, the perjury and voter fraud case against former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon focused Tuesday on testimony from two fellow politicians.

    Alarcon and his wife have been accused of lying about whether they lived at a house in Panorama...

  • Greuel testifies Alarcon asked her to move council district boundary
    Greuel testifies Alarcon asked her to move council district boundary

    In the perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, former colleague Wendy Greuel testified Tuesday that Alarcon once asked to move his Sun Valley home from her district into his. 

    Alarcon and his wife have been accused of lying about where they lived so he could run to...

  • Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial
    Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial

    In the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, state Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) testified for the prosecution Tuesday that he knew of plans to turn Alarcon's Panorama City home into a condominium complex. 

    Alarcon and his wife have been accused...

  • Richard Alarcon's perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week
    Richard Alarcon's perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week

    In his ongoing perjury and voter fraud trial, former Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon is seeking to fend off two intertwined lines of attack by prosecutors: that he allegedly lived illegally outside his district and was a career politician who put personal ambition first.

    Alarcon's attorneys...

  • Witness: Alarcon said he lived outside his district when elected
    Witness: Alarcon said he lived outside his district when elected

    At the perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, a former city employee testified Tuesday that Alarcon told her he wasn't living in the district he represented when he was elected. 

    Carolyn Jackson, who worked with city lawmakers as a representative of the city Department...

  • 3 men get life in killing of L.A. man who tried to help grandfather
    3 men get life in killing of L.A. man who tried to help grandfather

    Three men were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 24-year-old Los Angeles man who tried to help his grandfather after a robbery, prosecutors said Monday afternoon.

    Danilo Estuero Morales was shot in the head and collapsed on the street as he chased after the suspects who had tried...

  • Fraud and perjury trial of ex-Councilman Alarcon and wife begins
    Fraud and perjury trial of ex-Councilman Alarcon and wife begins

    Wendy Greuel could be called to testify in the perjury and voter fraud case against her former Los Angeles City Council colleague Richard Alarcon, a prosecutor said in opening statements Thursday.

    Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon, are accused of falsely claiming to live in what...

  • Voter fraud trial to begin for former L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon
    Voter fraud trial to begin for former L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon

    Nearly four years after they were initially charged, former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon are to stand trial Thursday, accused of lying about where they lived so Alarcon could run for office.

    Opening arguments are set to begin in the felony...

  • Baseball: Village Christian's Chris Davidson is Olympic League MVP

    Chris Davidson of Village Christian has been selected the Olympic League player of the year. Teammate Jesse Hanckel was named the pitcher of the year.

    First-team all-league: Kenny Williams, Heritage Christian, Jr.; Water Harris, Maranatha, Jr.; Paul McAllister, Maranatha, So.; Jeffrey Oki, Maranatha,...

  • Man with knife shot dead by officers in North Hollywood, police say

    A man who allegedly threw rocks at residents after they discovered him in their yard was shot dead by Los Angeles police in North Hollywood late Saturday night.

    The man was armed with at least one knife and did not obey commands from police officers even after they shot beanbags at him, said Officer...

  • Jonathan Gold's best restaurants: Rocio's Mole de los Dioses
    Jonathan Gold's best restaurants: Rocio's Mole de los Dioses

  • L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley
    L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley

    New strip clubs, massage parlors and other “adult entertainment” will be temporarily barred from getting city permits along four streets in Sun Valley and Van Nuys, under new rules that the Los Angeles City Council voted to draft Tuesday. The restrictions would also curb new liquor stores, hotels...

  • L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district
    L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district

    In the mornings, when Dakeya Brown-Kane takes her 3-year-old daughter to preschool, she tries to distract her with paper to draw on so she overlooks the scantily clad women outside.

    But it's hard to ignore the sultry billboard for the La Perla gentlemen's club near their apartment window on Sepulveda...

  • Blackstone unit Invitation Homes sued over rental house's condition
    Blackstone unit Invitation Homes sued over rental house's condition

    Last spring, Edit Novshadyan and her husband were happy to land a Sun Valley three-bedroom house, with enough room for their son to play and their family to grow. Another child was on the way.

    So they signed a one-year lease with Invitation Homes, an arm of private-equity giant Blackstone Group...

  • Fire destroys North Hollywood homeless shelter
    Fire destroys North Hollywood homeless shelter

    An overnight fire at a North Hollywood pallet yard quickly spread and destroyed an adjacent homeless shelter, displacing 21 residents, officials said Saturday.

    Firefighters arrived at the scene at Okote Pallets Inc. in the 13000 block of Saticoy Street at 12:25 Saturday morning to find "heavy fire"...

  • In landlocked Sun Valley, a small ship is taking shape
    In landlocked Sun Valley, a small ship is taking shape

    Dillon Griffith, 82, has spent 37 years building a 64-foot boat in his backyard. He's hoping to finally take it to sea this summer.

  • Driver charged in crash that left LAPD officer critically injured
    Driver charged in crash that left LAPD officer critically injured

    A Pacoima woman accused of slammed her vehicle into a Los Angeles police motorcycle officer, severely injuring him, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.

    Qaneak Shaney Cobb, 33, faces a felony DUI charge, and prosecutors allege that she was under the influence...

  • LAPD officer in critical condition after Sun Valley crash

    A motorcycle officer with the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division is in critical condition after a multi-vehicle accident Saturday night, authorities said.

    The officer was stopped at a traffic light when an SUV ran into him. He was crushed between the SUV and the vehicle in front, Cmdr. Andy Smith said.

    ...

  • Motorcyclist killed in Sun Valley crash

    A motorcyclist was killed Friday in Sun Valley when he collided with another vehicle, Los Angeles police said.

    The 33-year-old male victim was riding northbound on Tujunga Avenue near Valerio Street when he struck a 1986 Toyota Corolla making a left turn around 6 p.m., police said.

    Police have...

  • One dead, nine injured when car slams into Metro bus
    One dead, nine injured when car slams into Metro bus

    One person died and nine others were taken to hospitals with minor injuries after a driver apparently smashed into the rear of a Metro bus in Sun Valley.

    The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene in the 12100 block of Saticoy Street near Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the Los Angeles...

  • Man ejected from car, dies in crash on 5 Freeway in Sun Valley
    Man ejected from car, dies in crash on 5 Freeway in Sun Valley

    A man who officials say wasn't wearing a seat belt died early Wednesday after he was ejected from a car that struck a concrete barrier and overturned on the 5 Freeway in Sun Valley.

    The California Highway Patrol said Saxon Matsuki, 21, was a passenger in the vehicle that was traveling about 60...

  • Jehovah's Witness usher gets 30 years for sexually assaulting boys
    Jehovah's Witness usher gets 30 years for sexually assaulting boys

    A man who pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting boys he met while working as an usher at a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Sun Valley was sentenced this week to 30 years in state prison.

    Marcelo Lozano, 34, was arrested July 29 after he was identified in a series of alleged child sexual...

  • Boys' basketball: Village Christian loads up on transfer students

     Sun Valley Village Christian has made itself a favorite destination for transfer students.

    This coming season, the Crusaders will have Bryan Alberts and Marsalis Johnson, both whom started their high school careers at Sierra Canyon. And joining them this season will be Bennie Boatwright and Bear...

  • Bears of Southern California
    Bears of Southern California

    Southern California has had Glen Bearian, whose appetite for frozen Costco meatballs helped him earn 10,000 Twitter followers, and Samson, who fancied avocados and splashing in Monrovia's Jacuzzis. These bears also might have mischief in their DNA.

  • Polls open for Valley voters to pick lone woman for L.A. Council
    Polls open for Valley voters to pick lone woman for L.A. Council

    The only woman member of the Los Angeles City Council will be chosen starting at 7 a.m. when polls open for voters in the Eastern San Fernando Valley’s 6th District. Balloting continues until 8 p.m.The special election — to fill the seat of former Councilman Tony Cardenas, now in Congress — pits...

  • Man killed in Sun Valley crash identified as Walter Santos

    The man who was killed in a crash on Clybourn Avenue was identified Wednesday as Walter Santos, 36, of  North Hills.

    Santos was standing behind his van and putting on a pair of shoes Tuesday when he was hit and killed by 22-year-old Patrick Sage, who was driving a 2003 Ford Focus, according to...

  • Driver held after pedestrian is fatally struck in North Hollywood

    The driver taken into custody Tuesday after allegedly striking and killing a man in North Hollywood has been arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, police said.

    He has been identified as Patrick Sage, 22, of Sun Valley.

    The unidentified male victim, who was in...

  • Pedestrian struck and killed in North Hollywood; driver in custody

    A driver was in custody Tuesday after his car allegedly struck and killed a man in North Hollywood, police said.

    The victim, in his 30s, was standing behind a parked van on the 7300 block of Clyborn Avenue about 6 a.m., putting on shoes, when he was crushed between the moving car and the van, said...

  • Fire causes extensive damage to water fountain company in Sun Valley

    A fire that tore through a water fountain design company in Sun Valley on Saturday caused more than $1 million in estimated property damage, officials said.

    The fire at Wet Designs, 10817 Sherman Way, started when a hit-and-run driver struck a power pole just after 3 a.m. Saturday. The damage to...

  • Burbank police recover shotgun, $500K in meth from baby's crib

    Burbank police on Thursday discovered nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine and a shotgun inside a baby's crib while serving a search warrant at a home in Sun Valley, officials say.

    The gun and roughly 10 pounds of meth were found resting on top of the mattress when Burbank narcotics investigators...

  • Counter Intelligence: At Rocio's in Sun Valley, moles reign
    Counter Intelligence: At Rocio's in Sun Valley, moles reign

    Cactus is everywhere at Rocio's Mole de los Dioses, but what you come for is mole. A Mt. Olympus of mole.

  • Suicide-by-cop possible in Sun Valley shooting

    A man fatally shot by officers in Sun Valley may have been trying to commit suicide by cop, family members said.

    Los Angeles police officers responded to a report of someone shooting in the air about 5 a.m. Sunday and confronted Julio Sandoval, 47, near Vineland Avenue and Valerio Street, authorities...

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