San Fernando Valley

More than 30 structures have been damaged by the blaze near Los Angeles.
Authorities say Gerry Dean Zaragoza fatally shot his father, brother and two other people during a 12-hour rampage.
He was reportedly found in his California home and pronounced dead at the scene.
With a bit more than a week to go before election day, I made the pilgrimage to Nevada to canvass for Hillary Clinton. This election, there is nothing more important that putting Clinton in the White House and putting to bed America's orange menace.
By no grand design, the last two books I've read--Philip Roth's American Pastoral and Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run--while
It came to me as I rode the Expo Line home after a business meeting in Santa Monica. The Expo Line is L.A. Metro's gateway drug. And, if we know what's good for us we should all keep experimenting to find our favorite rail or bus line. We should also all vote for Measure R2 in November.
With the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica scheduled to open in May, this piece revisits an interview I conducted four years ago, shortly before the opening of the first phase of Expo to Culver City.
I don't know whether the County seeded the clouds like they did last week to cause yesterday's downpour but it sure made
We bought our second home fifteen years ago by looking farther west in the aptly named community of West Hills, a move that served several purposes, both practical and psychological.
Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.
North of Victory Boulevard, however, Mr. Hyde takes over, assuming that familiar Valley identity of an overly wide, pedestrian-hostile boulevard pockmarked by auto shops, industrial behemoths, forlorn mini-malls and stucco overkill.
In case you missed the bulletin, Los Angeles is in the midst of a historic drought. We also have the nation's worst traffic and air pollution, and we're the least affordable city in the Lower 48 for millennials to buy a home.
With the state suffering through the most severe drought on record and everyone from Central Valley farmers to L.A. homeowners cutting back on their water usage, the image of kayaking on the Los Angeles River may seem counterintuitive.
Jim Ruchalski, a pack-a-day guy, has gone to a lot of trouble to clear the stale-smoke scent out of his apartment. That's why the candles are burning and the fans are humming on high.
Live from La Casa de Joel, I am pleased to bring you my State of the City address.
It's still early in the month but already April is shaping up to be a great one for Los Angeles commuters. No, I am not talking about the relative calm of Easter weekend, though that was nice too.
The election of Patty Lopez was noteworthy to many because she beat a sitting, well-financed incumbent in a David and Goliath-esque battle. But as the dust has settled, many have begun to realize Ms. Lopez is not the "breath of fresh air" she was thought to be.
CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley was another testament to Los Angeles at its best. Once again, LA's longest block party has won over communities where the closing of major streets would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.
While I wish WUF events were held at more transit-friendly locations west of the 405, attendees are always assured a great presentation on a timely topic. Today's event with LADOT's General Manager Seleta Reynolds was no exception.
So once again Angelenos will be cursed by the double-edged sword of economic development and a lack of transportation foresight when big developments like Playa Vista were approved.