The extreme drought in California has tested the state’s water managers and led to new regulations, but scientists believe this three-year dry period may...
LAPD Capt. Robert Moreno reads to children Thursday at the opening of the Devonshire Division "Little Free Library."

LAPD Capt. Robert Moreno reads to children Thursday at the opening of the Devonshire Division "Little Free Library."The lobby of the Los Angeles...
Cyclists celebrate the opening of the final section of a 2-mile bikeway along the LA River in the San Fernando Valley.

Cyclists celebrate the opening of the final section of a 2-mile bikeway along the LA River in the San Fernando Valley.The final stretch...

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GOVERNMENT

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to announce his proposal to raise the minimum wage to $13.25 an hour in Los Angeles during a rally...

PUBLIC SAFETY

Milton Olin Jr.

The family of an entertainment attorney who was fatally struck while riding his bicycle on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas will continue with a lawsuit...

EDUCATION

More than 300 people attended Tuesday's school board meeting to support Magnolia Public Schools.

The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted unanimously Tuesday in support of not renewing the charters for two schools operated by the Magnolia...

West Valley Forecast

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Arts and Entertainment

The inaugural Calabasas Film Festival next month will showcase two major U.S. film premieres, including Denzel Washington’s latest thriller, “The Equalizer.” The festival opens Friday, Sept. 12.
"Myself: Timed Exposure (CSUN War Protest), 1971" by Mike Mandel.

An art exhibit examining the history of art in the San Fernando Valley will open this month at Cal State Northridge. “Valley Vista: Art in the San Fernando Valley, ca. 1970-1990” will feature the works of CSUN alumni, faculty and local artists.

Jewel has canceled her Southern California tour, including a concert scheduled for Saturday at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge.
Alexander Skarsgard

Filming is underway on a Tarzan 3D action adventure starring Alexander Skarsgard as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

BUSINESS

A 50-day streak of decreases ended Tuesday when the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged,...

Events and Meetings

Date/TimeEvent
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council Regular Board Meeting
Saint Euphrasia Parish Hall, Granada Hills
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
West Hills Neighborhood Council Board Meeting
Chaminade Preparatory School, West Hills
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council Board Meeting
Porter Ranch Community School Multipurpose Room, Porter Ranch
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Board Meeting
Gault Street Elementary School, Lake Balboa
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council Board Meeting
Lawrence Middle School, Chatsworth
Thursday, September 4, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council Board Meeting
Granada Hills Charter High School – Rawley Hall, Granada Hills
Saturday, September 6, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Diverse Creations Exhibit
Canoga Park Youth Arts Center, Canoga Park

GUEST COMMENTARY

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