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Teens March Against Crime in Granada Hills

Teens March Against Crime in Granada Hills

The San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs and Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division led an anti-crime march in Granada Hills on Saturday as part of an annual “Salute to Kids.” Law enforcement and other first responders walked with community members around Petit Park. Teenagers carried signs in English and Spanish with phrases like “Believe […]

Fair Prepares Citizens for Emergencies

Fair Prepares Citizens for Emergencies

Are you ready for an emergency? That was the question being asked at the Emergency Preparedness Fair at Westfield Promenade Mall in Canoga Park on Saturday. Dozens of vendors had booths set up in the parking lot – teaching people about safety. “We’re really not as prepared as we think we are,” said Joanne Littman, […]

Valley Relics Museum Opens in Chatsworth

Valley Relics Museum Opens in Chatsworth

Tommy Gelinas shouted and raised his hand in the air Saturday afternoon during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth. The museum is the result of the 49-year-old Porter Ranch resident’s decades-long obsession with preserving the history of the San Fernando Valley. Born and raised in Burbank, Gelinas’ interest in local history […]

Sheriff’s Deputies Wait Tables at Local Restaurant

Sheriff’s Deputies Wait Tables at Local Restaurant

If you visit a Red Robin restaurant in the Los Angeles area today, you might be waited on by a police officer. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will serve food at seven Red Robin restaurants, including one at 2400 S. Calabasas Road in Calabasas. The “Tip-A-Cop” program raises money for the Law […]

CSUN Oranges Picked for Local Food Bank

CSUN Oranges Picked for Local Food Bank

Dozens of volunteers picked oranges for charity Sunday morning on the Cal State Northridge campus. CSUN has one of the last remaining original orange groves from the early farming days in the San Fernando Valley, according to the university. For the last three years, the CSUN Institute for Sustainability has partnered with the nonprofit organization […]

Chatsworth Train Crash Victims Remembered

Chatsworth Train Crash Victims Remembered

A memorial plaque dedicated to the victims of the 2008 Chatsworth train crash will be unveiled Thursday in Ventura County. The event marks the fifth anniversary of the crash which killed 25 people, injured 135 more and inspired Congress to pass the Rail Safety Improvement Act a month later. The memorial will be held at […]

Interactive Lesson Teaches Kids About Whales

Interactive Lesson Teaches Kids About Whales

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium gave children at the Granada Hills Branch Library an up-close look at whales on Wednesday as part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s “What Ever Happened To Moby Dick?” series. Chris Brodie, outreach manager for the aquarium, taught a lesson about the various types of whales and how they look and […]

Whale-Themed Events Celebrate Melville Classic

The Los Angeles Public Library’s “What Ever Happened To Moby Dick?” series arrives at the Granada Hills and Northridge branches this week with a series of events for all ages. Branches across the LAPL system are participating in a month-long celebration of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel about Captain Ahab’s ill-fated pursuit of the sperm whale […]