| Sep 28, 2009
| 4:40 AM
WOODLAND HILLS -- A suspect was in custody Sunday following a dangerous pursuit that left a pedestrian dead and ended in a dramatic standoff.
Hector Vidal, 26, was driving eastbound on the Ventura (101) Freeway around 8:10 p.m. Saturday in a 2002...
| Nov 12, 2009
| 4:54 AM
SANTA ANA -- A convicted rapist and child molester has been released from custody after a judge rejected a request by prosecutors to keep him locked up.
Frederick Davison, 40, is now living with a former girlfriend and her boyfriend in Topanga Canyon....
| Nov 18, 2009
Officials say an elaborate marijuana growing site was found in an industrial building 25 feet from the back door of the Topanga police station in Los Angeles, and three people are under arrest.
Officer Karen Rayner says the pot was discovered Wednesday...
| Nov 21, 2009
Eli E. Sercarz, who explored the mechanisms of autoimmunity and developed key concepts about how the body's immune system attacks its own tissues, died of renal cell cancer Nov. 3 in Topanga. He was 75.
"Eli Sercarz was one of the most highly esteemed...
| Nov 30, 2009
Bess Lomax Hawes, a musician and folklorist who tapped into the legacy of her influential family of archivists and became a prominent anthropologist at what is now Cal State Northridge, has died. She was 88.
Hawes, who directed folk and traditional...
| Dec 14, 2009
| 4:23 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in the La Crescenta, La Cañada-Flintridge and Big Tujunga Canyon areas as the last of three winter storms has moved eastward.
Rain from the storm, which hit Saturday, was a little...
| Aug 3, 2009
Tom Runyon, who shared his family name with a Hollywood Hills canyon and his simple fare at his rough-hewn roadhouse on Mulholland Highway with the famous and famously interesting, has died. He was 89.
Runyon, a fiction writer and occasional actor,...
| Aug 5, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Police in Los Angeles are searching for two men who used Craigslist to lure unsuspecting car buyers to a location in the San Fernando Valley, where they robbed them.
The suspects advertised cars at very low purchase prices on the site, and...
| Aug 13, 2009
| 8:17 AM
LOS ANGELES - Federal and local agents raided two marijuana dispensaries in the Los Angeles area and arrested the owner.
Officials say more than 20 people from various agencies served a state search warrant Wednesday at the Organica Collective in...
| Mar 4, 2009
Hollywood is no help
Re “Iranian official demands apology from visiting Hollywood group,” March 2
Iran's protest of a visit from Hollywood producers and actors and its distress over the film "300," which depicts the battle of Thermopylae...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 8:09 AM
WOODLAND HILLS -- Two gunmen wearing masks and gloves robbed some people at a Woodland Hills townhouse late Monday night, police said.
The home invasion robbery happened in the 500 block of Como Circle around 10:10 p.m., according to Sgt. Thomas Mason of...
| Jan 3, 2010
About three months ago, Samantha Slattery approached her nanny about getting the H1N1 flu vaccine. Slattery, 33, of Topanga, California, had a 5-month-old daughter and 2-year-old son. The baby was too little to be vaccinated, and Slattery wanted to...