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The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2011
Los Angeles police were trying to determine Thursday who shot a 25-year-old woman to death in a car in Sun Valley. Jennifer Logan, of North Hollywood, and an unidentified 22-year-old man were in a car near Webb Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when at least one attacker opened fire on them, police said.  L.A. NOW
THE818NOW
March 15, 2012
Police are cracking down on prostitutes and pimps in a Sun Valley neighborhood that some residents call a "red light district. " Authorities say prostitution along Lankershim Boulevard has been a problem for decades. Business owners in the area complain that customers are being exposed to prostitutes. Places like Valley Mexican Candy say prostitutes frequently walk in during business hours. "Sometimes they tell us, oh they use condoms, can they use the restroom," employee Naahi Gonzalez said.
THE818NOW
February 7, 2012
Los Angeles police on Monday were looking for leads in the killing of a man who was shot after an argument in Sun Valley. Travis Solorio, 26 , who lived in Sun Valley, got into a dispute with a neighbor Sunday night in the 9300 block of Tamarack Avenue , the Los Angeles Police Department said. Other people showed up during the dispute, police said, and of of them drew a gun and shot Solorio. He was pronounced dead a short while later at a local hospital. Detectives had not established a motive for the killing, the LAPD said.
THE818NOW
July 8, 2011
Authorities at a San Fernando Valley hospital said they did all they could to protect a mental health patient allegedly killed by his roommate. Dean J. Camacho , 48, died soon after his throat was slashed on the mental health ward at Pacifica of The Valley Hospital in Sun Valley on June 26, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. Hospital officials immediately alerted police and state regulators, according to chief executive Ayman Mousa. Authorities arrested Camacho’s roommate, Jerry Romansky, 27, and charged him with murder, said LAPD Foothill Det. J. Martinez.
THE818NOW
January 23, 2012
The man fatally shot by a Los Angeles police officer Sunday had been threatening residents in a Sun Valley home with a gun, authorities reported. Officers arrived shortly before 6 a.m. at the home in the 7700 block of Ethel Avenue and saw the man standing outside with a gun, police said. Officers said that they ordered him to put down the weapon but that he refused, prompting police to shoot him. Continue reading > > -- Rick Rojas, Times Community News
THE818NOW
December 10, 2012
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 the power pole caused a power surge inside the building, which led to the blaze, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said in a statement. It took 125 firefighters roughly 1 1/2 hour to control and extinguish the blaze, which was contained to the single-story, 8,400-square-foot building, officials reported.
THE818NOW
July 23, 2012
Good morning readers. Today is Monday, July 23. It looks to be another beautiful Southern California day. But remember your sunblock! A good Samaritan saves a man from a burning car in Sun Valley.   North Hollywood Patch  Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation SKG has agreed to pay $155 million to purchase Classic Movies, which owns the rights to movies and television shows like "Lassie" and "Casper the Friendly Ghost. " Associated Press  Los Angeles Sherrif's deputies rescued two hikers in the Angeles National Forest who overheated.
NEWS
October 2, 2004
Darleene Barrientos An apparent racing contest left two Village Christian football players dead and another in critical condition Friday, prompting the school's decision to cancel their Friday night game against Pasadena Poly. Three Crusader players, two of whom were reportedly from Glendale, were allegedly racing their Chevrolet Camaro against another Crusader in a light blue Ford F-150 truck about 2:15 p.m. Friday in the 9900 block of La Tuna Canyon Road in Sun Valley.
THE818NOW
The Los Angeles Times | August 29, 2011
Armed with flashlights and clipboards, dozens of volunteers fanned out before dawn Monday to find the most vulnerable people living on the streets of North Hollywood and Sun Valley. The effort organized by the San Fernando Valley Homeless Coalition, a network of service providers, aims to help at least 75 people into stable housing and find them the services they need to stay off the streets. North Hollywood and Sun Valley are among more than 90 communities nationwide to join the 100,000 Homes campaign , an effort to house 100,000 homeless people by 2013.  L.A. NOW
NEWS
June 21, 2003
Darleene Barrientos No specific cause of death was listed by coroners Friday for two local men killed in a street race, but the man they were allegedly competing with has turned himself in to police. Vahe Parseghian, 19, of Sun Valley, and his friend Tadeh Badalians, 18, of Glendale, were killed early Thursday in a crash in Sun Valley. The driver they were allegedly racing against called Los Angeles Police Thursday afternoon and met with investigators later that day. Police did not release the name of the 19-year-old Northridge man, and said he was not in custody Friday.
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NEWS
April 22, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Tuesday, April 22. The high in Glendale should reach 70 and low 52, according to the National Weather Service.  These are your top regional news stories:  Police believe a wave of nuisance fires over the past three months in south Glendale may be the work of an arsonist .   Five handguns thought to have been stolen were recovered during a traffic stop in Burbank on Sunday. ...
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
A Glendale man who was brutally beaten and later shot to death had briefly escaped his attackers and attempted to chase down a passing motorist as he yelled and pleaded for help because he feared he was going to be killed, detectives testified in court this week. Moments before, the passing motorist had urged the men attacking 33-year-old Joshua West to stop last April 24 in the 10700 block of Vinedale Street in Sun Valley, but she continued driving because “she was too afraid to stop and let him in,” Los Angeles Police Det. Joshua Byers testified Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for West's alleged attackers.
NEWS
By Richard Winton and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times and By Richard Winton and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times | December 31, 2013
Los Angeles recorded another large drop in homicides in 2013, and nowhere has the trend been more pronounced than in the San Fernando Valley. The Valley had 40 homicides this year, dropping 35% from 2012 - the biggest decline of any region in the city. As recently as 2006, the region recorded 87 homicides, the Los Angeles Times reports . When it comes to falling crime, much of the focus has been on traditionally high-crime areas like South L.A. and the Eastside. But police officials and community leaders say the decline in violence in tough parts of the Valley, notably Pacoima, Lakeview Terrace, Sun Valley and Sylmar, has also been striking.
COMMUNITY
October 15, 2013
M. Nadine Fitzsimmons was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 23,1923, to Edward A. Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth Henning Fitzsimmons. She attended Holy Family Grammar School and High School in Glendale, and graduated Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood with a teaching credential. She joined Los Angeles Unified School District, first teaching at Utah Street School in East Los Angeles, then transferred to Rosco Elementary in Sun Valley. She was well loved and respected by both the staff and the children.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
All northbound lanesof the 5 Freeway north of Burbank were closed Wednesday afternoon after flooding sent mud and debris across the interstate. Flooding also closed all but  one southboundlane, backing up traffic into Sun Valley, according to the Los Angeles Times . The California Highway Patrol closed the northbound lanes about 2:30 p.m. as authorities diverted traffic at Glenoaks Boulevard. Several southbound lanes were also closed at Roscoe Boulevard, according to the CHP, which requested bulldozers and other equipment from Caltrans to clear the roadway.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 11, 2013
A 34-year-old Glendale man, his brother and a friend pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that they planned the violent killing of his estranged boyfriend to collect his life insurance money , officials said.  Hovanes “John” Maskovian, his brother Hachik “Kriss” Maskovian, 29, and Nazaret “Nick” Bayamdzhyan, 19, remain in custody without bail in connection with death of 33-year-old Glendale resident Joshua West, according to...
COMMUNITY
August 21, 2013
“Rolly” passed away at home on August 4th, 2013 at the age of 83. He was born and raised in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles to Harrison and Pearl Baker. After serving in the U.S. Navy for four years as a photographer's mate, Rolly graduated from Cal State L.A. and began a 32 year career as an industrial arts teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Many past students in the Sun Valley area fondly recall their metal shop class with Mr. Baker. His passions were travelling around the United States in the family motor home, fishing, building and repairing just about anything, and finding new friends.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
Los Angeles police on Thursday arrested two additional suspects in the murder of Glendale resident Joshua West, a violent killing that prosecutors have described as a hate crime motivated by West's sexual orientation. West, 33, was beaten, shot, run over and left for dead in Sun Valley on April 24, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Hachik Maskovian, 28, was arrested two days later and is being held without bail. The Van Nuys resident is charged with murder and faces special circumstance enhancements that include kidnapping and commission of a hate crime.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 2, 2013
BURBANK - With five shots at a game-winning field goal in the final minute of play, the odds would figure to have been in the Glendale High girls' basketball team's favor. Alas, the Nitros came up short each time in a 22-19 loss to Sun Valley Poly in a Burroughs High summer league basketball game Tuesday afternoon. It appeared Glendale had plenty of time to make a comeback, down 20-19 with three minutes and 50 seconds to play, and take back the lead it held in the first 13:30 of the contest.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 30, 2013
A 56-year-old Sunland man has been arrested on charges that he allegedly used stolen credit cards to pay for gasoline and diesel fuel that he then dumped into tanker trucks and sold on the black market, police said. U.S. Marshals took Hamlet Ayvazyan into custody May 21 on an arrest warrant stemming from the scheme, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. He was later released from custody after posting $200,000 bail. “Unfortunately, it's been going on for many years,” Lorenz said of the scheme.
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