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Firefighters Injured in Encino Blaze

Firefighters Injured in Encino Blaze

Four firefighters were injured Wednesday afternoon in a fire that killed two dogs and seriously damaged a three-story $2.5-million mansion in Encino. At 3:37 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department received multiple 911 calls about a fire at 4440 Balboa Ave. The first responders found heavy fire coming from the third floor and requested backup. […]

Burglars Calling Homes Before Striking

The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division has issued a warning about a recent string of burglaries in the neighborhoods of Tarzana and Encino south of Ventura Boulevard. According to police, the burglars call homes in the areas multiple times to find out whether residents are home. If someone answers, they will hang up […]

Distraction Burglars Target Elderly Women

Los Angeles Police Department West Valley detectives are investigating two distraction burglaries targeting elderly women month. On Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m., two female suspects entered a Reseda beauty salon in the 6600 block of Reseda Boulevard. One allegedly distracted employees and customers while a second suspect stole a purse. On Sept. 29 at 7:45 […]

Driver Arrested for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Encino

Driver Arrested for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Encino

A Woodland Hills man surrendered to police Monday following a hit-and-run accident earlier in the day in Encino, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. At approximately 12:15 a.m., a man in his late 40s was struck and killed while walking outside the crosswalk on Ventura Boulevard at Gaviota Avenue, according […]

Water Main Breaks in Encino Neighborhood

Water Main Breaks in Encino Neighborhood

A water main burst sent water gushing into the streets of an Encino neighborhood Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to a report of flooding in the 16700 block of Adlon Drive near Hayvenhurst Avenue at 8:27 a.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. No injuries or evacuations were reported, although the roadway was […]

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 […]

Man, 80, Fatally Shot in Encino Home

An 80-year-old man died Thursday morning after he was found inside an Encino home with a gunshot wound to the stomach. The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. on the 5300 block of Andasol Avenue in an upscale neighborhood just south of the 101 Freeway. Harvey Cohen died after being transported to the hospital.

Tarzana Doctor Dies After Bakersfield Wreck

An 82-year-old man who lived in Encino but worked as a surgeon in Tarzana has reportedly died following a crash last week on southbound Highway 99 in Bakersfield. Dr. Amnon Wein was involved in a wreck which included a big rig and other vehicles on Aug. 28, according to KERO-TV. He died Monday at Kern […]

Encino Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

An Encino businessman pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to defraud the United States by hiding secret Israeli bank accounts, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Aaron Cohen, who is a U.S. citizen, held bank accounts under other people’s names at two international banks in Tel Aviv, according to court documents. The names of the banks […]

Ex-Cosmetic Surgeon Charged in Patient’s Death

Ex-Cosmetic Surgeon Charged in Patient’s Death

Former cosmetic surgeon Ehab Aly Mohamed was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter three years after a patient died in his Encino office. Sharon Carpenter, 61, died Aug. 21, 2010, following a liposuction operation that lasted more than 10 hours, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors allege Mohamed, 46, administered a “toxic […]