Sending Your Child To College, Part 2

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BY MARILYN MORRISON As the weeks of summer vacation whiz by, the reality of your child's impending departure for college becomes harder to ignore.  If your son or daughter is like most other college-bound students, little packing has actually taken … [Read more...]

Burglaries in Studio City neighborhood

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BY KAREN YOUNG ADDENDUM TO ARTICLE POSTED JULY 9. Officer Mike Lewis wrote the following response to residents' concerns about crime in the area with exact details of burglaries reported: "June 12th- 12200 block of Ventura Blvd, Commercial Burglary; … [Read more...]

Jackson media issues and public safety addressed in Encino

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BY ERIKA OBLEA While the world commemorated the life of entertainer Michael Jackson this past week, Encino residents confronted the evidence of the late singer's fame on their streets. With the media and mourners gathering around the Jackson family … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Encino and the Jackson Family

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BY W. M. STRIEBECK, Encino, CA. I live a few blocks from the Michael Jackson family compound, as their residence in Encino is called by the media. When I moved to Encino, sixteen years ago, I waited in line at Gelson's grocery store as an … [Read more...]

Scout completes leadership project at Sherman Oaks Library

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Eric Shaphran, 16,  and over forty members of his Sherman Oaks Eagle Scout troop, a handful of friends, relatives and adult leaders of Troop 139, devoted over 300 hours to the latest Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project  … [Read more...]

Bridging USA & JAPAN: Ode to Japanese Joy at Disney Hall

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BY PAULINE ADAMEK Striving for international joy and harmony through music, this summer Japanese and Japanese-American communities unite with Americans to share in a glorious musical experience. The Bridging USA and Japan Concert, featuring … [Read more...]

Neighbors celebrate in Studio City’s Colfax Meadows

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BY  KAREN YOUNG The neighborhood of Colfax Meadows in Studio City showed up in force the morning of July 4 with nearly 800 people participating in its annual parade and block party on Acama Street. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) led … [Read more...]

Sherman Oaks realtor wins national competition

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Mark Gonzales, a realtor at Rodeo Realty in Sherman Oaks, has been chosen as one of Realtor Magazine's Class of 2009, in their influential "30 Under 30" national competition. At 26, he is one of the youngest winning finalists. Winners are featured in … [Read more...]

Wendy Greuel takes office as City Controller of Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG Former City Council Member Wendy Greuel is now officially City Controller of the City of Los Angeles, replacing Laura Chick in the role of the City's "fiscal watch dog." In an Inaugural address at Los Angeles City Hall on July 1, … [Read more...]

Volunteers unite for National Health Care Day of Service

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BY LISA EKBERG HOPGOOD Hundreds of San Fernando Valley volunteers joined thousands across the nation for National Health Care Day of Service on June 27 and 28. Events were held under the auspices of Organizing for America, a grassroots volunteer … [Read more...]