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Warner Center Shifting to Transit Focus

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan which will create better access for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users in Warner Center during the next 22 years. Councilmember Bob Blumenfield said the Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan represents a “major shift in planning policy.” “In the 1970s, the first Warner Center plan […]

Former Fire Station Could Become Park

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield is seeking public input about the future of a former Woodland Hills fire station. Fire Station 84 moved to an upgraded facility at 21050 Burbank Blvd. in 2007. The old city-owned property at the corner of Canoga Avenue and Costanso Street remains vacant, but funding has been identified for […]

Community Park Planned in Northridge

Within the next few years, the historic Oakridge Estate in Northridge will become a community park, and on Thursday, local residents shared their vision for the Devonshire Street property. The funding for the $1.3-million project comes from Proposition K – a voter-approved measure that awards funds to parks and recreation projects with children in mind. […]

Dababneh, Shelley Qualify for General Election

Democrat Matt Dababneh and Republican Susan Shelley were the top two finishers in Tuesday’s primary election for Assembly District 45 and will advance to the Nov. 19 general election. According to the semi-official results released by the California Secretary of State late Tuesday night, Dababneh received 5,318 votes, or 24.6 percent, while Shelley received 4,637 […]

Sherman Defends Obama’s ‘Red Line’ on Syria

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) defended President Barack Obama’s “red line” at a town hall meeting Sunday at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. Sherman said he asked his colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee if they had criticized or disassociated themselves from Obama’s statement last year that the use of […]

Sherman Praises Russia’s Syria Proposal

Following a surprise meeting with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) said Russia’s proposal that Syria gives up its chemical weapons “deserves very serious attention.” Sherman – a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee – requested information about Russia’s intelligence on last month’s chemical attacks near […]

Assembly Candidate Blasts Political Mailer

The race for California’s 45th State Assembly district heated up Monday night as Damian Carroll took a couple of shots at fellow Democratic candidate Matt Dababneh during a debate at California Lutheran University in Woodland Hills. The event featured 10 of the 11 candidates competing in the Sept. 17 special election – offering many undecided […]

City Council Allows Murals on Private Buildings

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to overturn a ban on murals painted on privately owned buildings. The ordinance was approved 12-3 with council members Bernard Parks, Paul Koretz and Bob Blumenfield voting against. The vote was hailed by the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles as a victory for freedom of expression. “The future […]

45th Assembly Candidates Attend Forum

A candidate forum at New Horizons in North Hills on Tuesday gave potential voters the opportunity to meet most of the 11 candidates running for California’s 45th State Assembly. Seven democrats, three Republicans and one independent are competing for the seat which was vacated when Democrat Bob Blumenfield resigned earlier this summer after winning a […]