By City News Service | PUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 11:34 pm | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 9:53 pm The principal of one of two Armenian schools in the San Fernando Valley where someone hung numerous Turkish flags on Tuesday said they would tighten security as police investigated the incident as a hate crime. Sossi Shanlian, principal of Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School in Encino, said the school would add three armed security guards soon to patrol the campus. Administrators were also considering increasing the height of the school’s fencing. A Ferrahian coach and a custodian found the flags at around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, Shanlian said. Bright red Turkish flags were also found hanging at AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park the same morning. In a statement, Los Angeles Police Department officials said they were searching for a suspect seen in security camera footage jumping the gate at Ferrahian, at 5300 White Oak Ave., at around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Armenian schools in San Fernando Valley tighten security after Turkish flags found
A warrant has been made out for Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri’s arrest after he failed to turn up to court. Forestieri failed to attend Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Friday. The 28-year-old was due to face charges of threatening words and behaviour, and racially aggravated harassment. The offences were alleged to have taken place on July 24, and relate to a brawl following a "friendly" match with Mansfield Town. Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday Live: team news and transfer rumours as Blades sign Kieran Dowell and arrest warrant issued for Owls’ Fernando Forestieri | 28 December Watch: Sheffield Wednesday’s best goals in 2018 – which is your favourite? … [Read more...] about Arrest warrant issued for Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri
By Ariella Plachta | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: December 24, 2018 at 3:25 pm | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 3:56 pm Mission Hills native and former Granada Hills High School student Araceli Hernandez came to O’Melveny Park in Granada Hills for the first time to take prom photos. Hernandez had no idea such beautiful nature, an easily reachable inlet into the Santa Susana mountains, resided in her own backyard. Five years later on an O’Melveny trail, Hernandez has something to say about almost every native plant species flanking the dirt path. She has been employed by the Forest Service, works at Los Angeles non-profit Nature For All, and deftly notices an owl’s faint hoot in the distance. She’s a bona fide, professional nature lover. But don’t expect to see her working at REI. “It took me 22 years to get out here,” she said. “Growing up, I didn’t know that I could get a job in this field…to be honest … [Read more...] about These young hikers want to get low-income San Fernando Valley communities outside
By Ariella Plachta | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: December 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 3:55 pm Before Thomas Jin pulls the trigger on hiring anyone at his American-style Chinese food restaurant Green Apple Bistro in Studio City, he has a sometimes dealbreaking condition. Everyone, from cook to server, must work on Christmas. Like most other American Chinese restaurants, Jin sees a massive influx of customers on the December holiday hankering to satisfy cravings for wonton soup, beef with broccoli or a plate of lo mein. It’s by far his busiest day of the year. That’s the case for just about every Chinese restaurant in the West San Fernando Valley, home to an especially large Jewish population. Eating Chinese food and hitting the local movie theater on Christmas or the holiday’s eve is about as longstanding an American Jewish custom as apple pie. While the phenomenon has historically a boon for business, restaurant owners … [Read more...] about ‘It’s unmanageable’: On Christmas, San Fernando Valley Chinese restaurants feel the heat
By Ariella Plachta | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: December 19, 2018 at 10:27 am | UPDATED: December 19, 2018 at 9:11 pm Like ducks in a row, hundreds of dockless electric scooters have arrived on Valley streets in the past two weeks, sitting pretty in waiting for new riders. They are predominately on Ventura and Reseda boulevard, near the North Hollywood Metro station and around the Woodland Hills Warner Center. As those eager for traffic-free, eco-friendly and relatively inexpensive transport download apps and go for a spin, local businesses and law enforcement officials anticipate a gust of traffic and safety issues. The exact number of scooters in the San Fernando Valley area is unclear, but most belong to companies Lime and Razor. Bird, the first and largest of the companies, has yet to officially enter the Valley market. Uber’s JUMP scooters have also received a permit to deploy in the area. Bird e-scooters first arrived unannounced to fierce debate … [Read more...] about E-scooters have arrived in the San Fernando Valley. Will they sink or scoot?