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An estimated 1,300 students of Pacoima Charter Elementary School took part in the LAPD “Just Say No!” program and signed a pledge against drugs, gangs, crime, and/or bullying during a rally for the entire school on Monday, March 2. One lucky student, here with LAPD Officer Deirdre Fonseca, w…

The San Fernando High girls’ wrestling team was edged out by James Logan High of Union City for the 2020 state CIF championship. Logan High finished with 94 points, to 90 for San Fernando High. Adelina Parra was the lone Tiger to reach a final, but lost her 189-pound match to Alia Abushi of …

LA City Council President Nury Martinez joined by developer Izek Shomof and his family, celebrated the grand opening of renovated Panorama Tower on Feb. 27. The tower was originally designed as an office building in 1962, but has been empty since sustaining damage from the 1994 Northridge Ea…

San Fernando Gardens in Pacoima, the only public housing project in the San Fernando Valley, will receive a boost in protection with the addition of 10 LAPD officers and one supervisor. San Fernando Gardens, which houses 1,500 residents, is the ninth housing project to be part of the Communi…

The Mall Merchants Association has a new board led by President Christina Bernal of Throwback Junction, and they mean business.  Their mission is to improve the downtown mall area, attract more people, beautify and tackle some of the many issues merchants deal with every day such as parking,…

Students from more than 12 San Fernando Valley area schools including Reseda Charter High, Sylmar Charter High, Monroe High, Kennedy High, and Panorama High were among those participating in the 41st annual Very Special Arts Festival at The Music Center on Nov. 8. The free, inclusive festiva…

Motorists should find a smoother passage on Osborn Street, between Arleta Avenue and Laurel Canyon Boulevard — in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, between Arleta and Pacoima — after that stretch of roadway was resurfaced on Oct. 27. The repair work was done in part to get ahead of the rain…

Los Angeles Unified officials, families and community partners recently celebrated the official opening of the renovated Telfair Student and Family Wellness Center, which will provide medical, vision and mental health services to children in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. The 1,930-squar…

Valley Alarm, a major Southern California electronic security company, has officially opened its new headquarters in the City of San Fernando. The company’s new offices on Pico Street were a renovation of the historic 1931 building that included including new roof, HVAC systems, electrical a…

DaVita Health sent over a mobile clinic to the San Fernando Swap Meet on Tuesday, July 30, offering free medical screenings, including diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as information one how to identify potential kidney disease risk factors. 

Two budding young scientists at Discovery Cube LA (DCLA) in Sylmar prepare to launch a “cap” rocket in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  According to the US Space & Rocket Center and DCLA, a total of 5,000 model rockets were simultaneously launched aroun…

State Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) recently secured $5 million for Discovery Cube Los Angeles (DCLA), located in Sylmar, to build a Sustainability Park to help educate the public on the ways the state is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. DCLA has more than 100 family friendly…

Hundreds of police cadets and officers joined community residents for the third edition of the LAPD Foothill Fitness Run on June 9 at the Hansen Dam Recreation Center. Participants could choose between a 5K or 10K course. LAPD Foothill Division Youth Services Officer Claudia de la Cruz estim…

LA City Councilmember Greg Smith leads the cheers and applause for the Granada Hills Charter High state and national champion 2019 Academic Decathlon team. Street signs were unveiled near the campus. This victory represents the seventh time Granada Hills Charter has won the National Champion…

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez honored four honorees (from left) Christina Díaz Hernández, Diana Trujillo, Prinsesa Alvarez, and Luz Maria Martinez Sierra for their accomplishments in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at a Los Angeles City Cou…

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles Unified School District board member Ref Rodriguez  has pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge and four misdemeanors for reimbursing donors to his 20-15 election campaign, and he resigned from the school board. He apologized for his mistakes. 

On Saturday, July 21, the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce and the City of San Fernando celebrated the Grand Opening of the new CVS store on the corner of San Fernando Road and San Fernando Mission Blvd.

On Monday June 25th the  San Fernando City Chamber  of Commerce members conducted the Grand Opening ceremony of the Truman House Tavern. Over 100 people turned out to eat, drink and celebrate the opening.  Chamber President Adriana Gomez welcomed the crowd, and introduced Vice-Mayor Antonio …