Sherman Oaks Sunset Rotary begins new year

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The 2009-2010 leadership team of the Rotary Club of Sherman Oaks Sunset took office on July 1. Serving as President is Mel Powell, a Rotarian since 2007 and a Charter Member of the Club, as are all of this year's officers and directors.  Powell … [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...]

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...]

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...]

A $250,000 mission to feed the homeless

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BY AMANDA TRAXLER Mark Jacobs wasn’t necessarily trying to find an antonym for poorhouse when he came up with the name Prosperity House, the intended moniker for a soup kitchen currently in the works for the central San Fernando Valley. “It … [Read more...]

Canoga Avenue Orange Line Busway extension underway

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Construction of the Canoga Avenue extension of the Orange Line busway kicked off at a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24 at the Chatsworth Depot.   Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Metro Board Member Richard Katz, and … [Read more...]