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Homeowner Injured in Granada Hills Fire

Homeowner Injured in Granada Hills Fire

A homeowner was hospitalized Wednesday following a kitchen fire in the 17000 block of Chatsworth Street. Firefighters were called to the one-story home at 10:46 a.m. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said the fire was contained to the kitchen area. It was extinguished in 18 minutes.

Elusive Black Bear Caught in Granada Hills

Elusive Black Bear Caught in Granada Hills

A black bear caused a raucous Tuesday as it wandered through Granada Hills for more than 10 hours before being captured and returned to the wild. The 150-pound bear was first seen at about 7 a.m. in a tree near the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew & St. Charles at 16651 Rinaldi Street. The North […]

Northridge Teen Cut From ‘X Factor’

Northridge Teen Cut From ‘X Factor’

A Northridge teenager was sent home from “The X Factor” on Tuesday night’s episode. Danielle “Danie” Geimer, a 15-year-old junior at Granada Hills Charter High School, made it to the final 16 of the popular singing competition before getting cut by her mentor, Demi Lovato. Geimer performed “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus this week, and […]

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 […]

Public Safety Personnel Honored

Public Safety Personnel Honored

Los Angeles city official honored public safety personnel in the San Fernando Valley at a luncheon Thursday at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills. Councilman Mitch Englander hosted the 2013 E Awards for Excellence in Public Safety Recognition Luncheon. Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Controller Ron Galperin and council members Bob Blumenfield, Joe Buscaino, Felipe Fuentes […]

Northridge Teen Makes ‘X Factor’ Top 16

Northridge Teen Makes ‘X Factor’ Top 16

A 15-year-old girl from Northridge made the final 16 of “The X Factor” on Thursday with a performance of “Georgia on My Mind” that wowed the judges. Danielle “Danie” Geimer, a junior at Granada Hills Charter High School, Demi Lovato said she was “absolutely blown away” after the performance. Simon Cowell said she was unlike […]

New West Nile Cases Reported in Valley

The West Nile virus remains a concern for the San Fernando Valley, the Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District warned on Friday. “As long as we have warm weather and standing water, mosquitoes will be active,” Levy Sun, GLACVCD public information officer, said in a press release. “Regardless of the season, mosquitoes will have the […]

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 […]

Devonshire Police Seek Suspect in Robberies

Devonshire Police Seek Suspect in Robberies

Detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of three armed robberies in the San Fernando Valley. On July 31 at 9:30 p.m., the man entered the Taco Bell on Woodley Avenue in Granada Hills and asked an employee for directions. He then […]