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  • Los Angeles: The Old Rugged Cross of the Cahuenga Pass

    12/17/2019 1:08:21 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 1996 | Cecilia Rasmussen
    For more than 70 years, a 34-foot illuminated cross looming over the Cahuenga Pass has been one of the landmarks by which motorists mark their passage between downtown and the San Fernando Valley. In fact, the cross was conceived not as a purely religious monument, but as a memorial to one of Hollywood’s pioneers, Christine Wetherell Stevenson, the heiress to the Pittsburgh Paint fortune who helped arrange construction of the Hollywood Bowl. She was also an aspiring playwright who wrote “The Pilgrimage Play,” a pageant about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. In 1920, Stevenson chose 29 acres across...
  • Multiple Victims Reported in Shooting at T.O. Bar (Thousand Oaks, CA)

    11/08/2018 12:26:21 AM PST · by kristinn · 169 replies
    Ventura County Star | Updated 12:14 a.m. PT Nov. 8, 2018 | Staff reports
    USA Today property so headline and link only.Other reports state suspect is a Middle Eastern male in his twenties with a long beard who shot a security guard then threw smoke grenades then kept firing. Used a "big handgun" according to a witness on ABC7 in Los Angeles.
  • Driver Suffered "Coughing Attack" Before Fatal Big Rig Crash Off Southern CA Freeway

    04/17/2015 1:14:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/17 | Jonathan Lloyd and Vanessa Ruiz
    The crash near the interchange of the 118 and 210 freeways left others hospitalized in critical conditionA big rig driver suffered what authorities described as a "coughing attack" at the wheel before crashing off a Southern California freeway and slamming into a pickup in a fatal collision that involved several other vehicles. The northern San Fernando Valley crash, which left four people hospitalized in critical condition, occurred under the 210 Freeway-118 Freeway interchange near the Paxton Street exit. The big rig crashed off the 210 Freeway freeway and down an embankment before crossing an exit ramp and slamming into the...
  • California’s new license process has kinks but working

    02/01/2015 6:41:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | February 1, 2015 | By Leslie Parrilla
    A month after the rollout of California’s massive effort to issue driver’s licenses to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants, the process is working overall in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Still, many applicants report a mixed bag of experiences. Local advocacy groups are scrambling to address overflowing driver’s license preparation classes. Some test-takers are showing up at the Department of Motor Vehicles without studying, and some tech-phobes fear the touch-screen test format that allows four minutes for each question. Language kinks were being untangled last week for Mixteco speakers after confusion over whether translators could assist during the written and...
  • Afghanistan war veteran fatally shot in California

    11/09/2014 4:19:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2014 6:48 PM EST
    A 21-year-old Army veteran was shot to death Sunday only months after his return from Afghanistan, police said. Francisco Garcia had left a party at his girlfriend’s house and was on a sidewalk in the San Fernando Valley around 2 a.m. Sunday when two cars pulled up. A man got out of one vehicle, smashed a beer bottle on the ground and yelled at Garcia before going back to the second car to grab a gun, police said. Garcia died at the scene. No one else was injured. …
  • More men speaking in girls' 'dialect', study shows

    01/19/2014 2:48:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Melissa Hogenboom
    More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia. But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.
  • CBS2 Takes 20th Anniversary Look Back On The Devastating Northridge Quake

    01/12/2014 10:34:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies ^ | January 12, 2014 6:30 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — If you were living in Southern California 20 years ago this week, you probably don’t need the reminder. You might not want the reminder either. It was, and remains, one of the worst days in Southern California history. Twenty years ago, specifically in the early morning hours of January 17, 1994, Southern California was rocked by the devastating and deadly Northridge quake. The quake lasted only about 20 seconds, but the 6.7 quake reverberated long after. The toll? Nearly 60 dead, more than 7,000 injured and an estimated damage total estimated at upwards of $20 billion....
  • Chick Fil A video on Youtube(It's a redneck convention)

    08/10/2012 4:02:47 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 46 replies
    8/2/12 ^ | 8/2/12
    The video starts out with a lesbian like woman stating how angry she is at the turnout at a southern California Chick Fil A, and then comes the "it's a redneck convention", by whom I think is her daughter, and then it is selected interviews to put conservatives in a bad light. A new Brian Williams/Dan Rather in the making.
  • Teen Girl Wanted For Allegedly Shooting 17-Year-Old Male High School Student To Death

    01/12/2012 8:38:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    cbs ^ | January 11, 2012 8:33 PM
    Police are looking for a 16-to-17 year old female suspect in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male in front of his home in Winnetka Wednesday evening. The unnamed suspect fled in a green sport utility vehicle, said Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner Police were called to the 6900 block of Cozycroft Avenue, one block north of Vanowen Street, at 6:10 p.m. on a shots fired report, Rayner said. The victim — a high school soccer player — was hit at least three times and taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The victim —...
  • Update: L.A. fires likely set by more than one arsonist, police believe

    12/31/2011 10:47:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/31/11 | Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles authorities investigating a string of more than 35 fires set over the last two days strongly suspect the blazes are the work of more than one arsonist. On Friday morning, 21 fires were started in a relatively small area around Hollywood and West Hollywood. On Friday night and Saturday morning, 16 more fires were reported. They were similar to the ones in Hollywood but were spread out over a much larger area.
  • Porn Tax Considered As Solution To Budget Shortfall

    05/23/2008 9:40:17 PM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies · 135+ views
    Four Points ^ | 5-23-08 | Doug G. Ware
    LOS ANGELES - California state lawmakers are considering an unusual idea to solve the state's huge budget shortfall: Tax pornography. The idea was proposed by a state assemblyman, and would impose a 25 percent tax on the production and sales of pornographic videos -- the vast majority of which are made in southern California. It is unknown, however, how seriously lawmakers will take the idea or how the porn business would deal with the new tax. It is likely, though, that porm-makers would simply pass the cost along to consumers by making pornographic materials more expensive. However, many economists believe...
  • Driver found shot in LA freeway wreck

    03/30/2008 10:10:14 PM PDT · by traumer · 42 replies · 1,255+ views
    LOS ANGELES - Rescue crews responding to a wreck on a Los Angeles freeway found a driver fatally shot in the head early Sunday, while another driver was shot and wounded in a separate attack about 30 miles away, authorities said. The shootings were the latest in a string of attacks on Southern California freeways that have alarmed motorists and authorities. Investigators did not know what led to the fatal shooting on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Sunday. The wreck snarled traffic for several hours near Van Nuys. "There's absolutely no witnesses at this time, no...
  • Day Laborers Attack Americans Canoga Park 11/3/2007 (video - blood)

    11/03/2007 8:04:47 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 127 replies · 199+ views
    Bad news. As our folks were leaving, the fake indian showed for the first time in a year, gathered 12 guys with him, and said 'lets get them', and they jumped D, E, and old man N. D was hit with a rock and had his head split open. Some of our folks had already left, so there were only 4 left. Heather managed to stay in her car. I knew something was going to happen there today, but decided to put my car in the shop and blow that feeling off. Needless to say, this is one of the...
  • Hit-and-run crashes on rise in (San Fernando)Valley; most stay mystery

    03/08/2006 9:30:05 AM PST · by radar101 · 17 replies · 571+ views
    L ADaily News ^ | March 8, 2006 | Susan Abram
    Somewhere out there is the woman whose beat-up sedan crashed into flesh and bone one night just before Christmas and then sped away, leaving Elias Geha to die on a Glendale street. "If I find the person, I would say: At least have some decency to stop by and say, 'I'm sorry, it was an accident,"' said John Balta, Geha's brother-in-law. "If it was a mistake, that's fine. But how can someone live like that? How can they sleep at night? If you hit a dog, you feel so sorry for the dog. But this was a human being." The...
  • Hundreds rally for united L.A. (Union Members Rally to Denounce Secession)

    06/24/2002 6:44:13 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies · 253+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 24 June 2002 | Susan Abram
    Published: Sunday, June 23, 2002 Hundreds rally for united L.A. By Susan Abram Staff Writer VALLEY GLEN -- Kicking off one of the largest movements yet to keep Los Angeles whole, Mayor James Hahn, former Mayor Richard Riordan, and religious and community leaders rallied more than 1,000 labor union workers and others Saturday against San Fernando Valley secession. There was a large turn out at a rally at Valley College in opposition to secession. (Gene Blevins / Daily News) With banners proclaiming "United We Stand," janitors, restaurant employees and other union members joined forces with those already committed to the...
  • Secessionist majority thinks 'the Valley' is, like, not L.A.

    03/25/2002 1:46:54 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 16 replies · 203+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor | Monday, March 25, 2002 | Daniel B. Wood
    VAN NUYS, CALIF., Mar 26, 2002 (The Christian Science Monitor) -- For lifetime San Fernando Valley resident Bob Scott, the issue is a no-brainer - except in name, he doesn't really live in Los Angeles. "It's not so much about lack of representation and not getting our fair share of city services ... it's about having a sense of place," says the business consultant who grew up in this northernmost edge of Los Angeles sprawl. In his 50 years here, Mr. Scott has watched ranchland and orchards morph into a polychromatic mosaic of homes, churches, recreational and industrial parks, freeways,...