Patty Lopez's lead over Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra widened Friday, with the San Fernando resident leading by 419 votes, up from 235 on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's latest count. Lopez and Bocanegra are locked in a tight race for Assembly District 39, a district that includes the San Fernando Valley neighborhoods of Pacoima, Sunland-Tujunga and North Hollywood.
Harvey Abram, a teacher at Van Gogh Elementary School in Granada Hills, carries a sign with teachers marching along Nordhoff Street at Monroe High School during a rally in support of pay raises and improvements to other working conditions at LAUSD schools, Thursday, November 20, 2014. Kicking off a series of “escalating actions,” thousands of teachers from across Los Angeles rallied Thursday in support of union demands for a pay raise, smaller class sizes and other points of contention in contract talks with the nation's second-largest school district.
Patty Lopez's lead over Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra widened Tuesday, with the San Fernando resident leading by 235 votes, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's latest count. Lopez and Bocanegra are locked in a tight race for Assembly District 39, a district that includes the San Fernando Valley neighborhoods of Pacoima, Sunland-Tujunga and North Hollywood.
One of the most fascinating elections of the year is still going on in the northeast San Fernando Valley's 39th Assembly district where unknown, unsung Patty Lopez is holding a narrow lead over Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, who has been considered a future candidate for lower house speaker. Dakota Smith, covering the race for the Los Angeles Daily News, wrote on election night "it was a stunning takedown of an entrenched politician."
SAN FERNANDO >> An 18-year-old man was charged Thursday with murder for the weekend shooting death of a U.S. Army veteran in Sylmar. Vincent Anthony Estrada was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in a San Fernando courtroom in connection with the killing of 21-year-old Francisco Garcia early Sunday morning.
LOS ANGELES - A pastor at a Chatsworth church, who pleaded guilty to bilking more than 82 people out of nearly $7 million, has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison. Luis Alonso Serna, 61, pleaded guilty in August in connection with a wire fraud scheme that targeted Spanish speaking victims of meager means.
A pastor at a Chatsworth church, who pleaded guilty to bilking more than 82 people out of up to $7 million, has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison. Luis Alonso Serna, 61, entered the plea in August in connection with a wire fraud scheme that targeted Spanish speaking victims of meager means.
Veterans Day will be marked in Los Angeles County today by a parade in the northeast San Fernando Valley and observances in several other communities amid calls from Mayor Eric Garcetti and President Barack Obama for year-round support for veterans. Retired Marine Corps Capt.
The homeless who are rushed to a hospital's emergency department come with broken bones, heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver or other life-threatening illnesses. But after the surgeries are done and the casts hardened, they go back to the streets to recuperate in emergency shelters, bus benches or sidewalks.
An earthquake swarm that began in a secluded northwest Nevada region this summer has grown more intense in recent days, increasing the chance of a large quake occurring, geology officials said. The activity is centered just off the state's northwest border, some 40 miles southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, and started July 12, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory said on Wednesday.
L.A. County Supervisor-elect Sheila Kuehl, right, celebrates her growing lead over opponent Bobby Shriver on election night. A Times analysis of fundraising in the hard-fought battle to replace longtime Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky shows how the money chase seesawed before a late infusion of union cash helped backers of Sheila Kuehl close the gap with supporters of Bobby Shriver.
Patty Lopez, a little-known candidate who spent just $10,000 in her bid to unseat Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra in the northeast San Fernando Valley's 39th District, has a razor-thin lead over the incumbent. Marking a stunning take-down of an entrenched politician, Lopez led Bocanegra by 182 votes following Tuesday's election, according to pre-certified results.
On 10/31/2014, the Sheriff's Gang Unit served a search warrant in the city of San Fernando. The target of the search warrant was Salvador Velgara, who is a known gang member from the City of Fillmore and was suspected of illegal firearms and narcotics activity.
A red flag warning indicating a high risk of wildfire as a result of high winds and low humidity will be in force today in mountain, valley and forest areas of Southern California. The warning was scheduled to be in effect until 9 tonight in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, the Angeles National Forest, the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains, Orange County, and valley and forest areas of Ventura County.