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Hey bu-ddy! ‘Encino Man’ turns 25 — but here’s where the ‘90s comedy was really filmed |May 22, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, Sean Astin was no longer a Goonie but not yet a Hobbit, Pauly Shore had a burgeoning movie career on the heels of his popular MTV gig and Brendan Fraser was a few years off from fighting mummies.

Why are Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Aldi succeeding in SoCal where others failed? |May 24, 2017

Southern California’s supermarket industry is notoriously competitive, a reality that has prompted some newcomers to pare back their operations and others to pull out of the region completely.

‘The Carmichael Show’ stars say black literacy episode will leave fans ‘shocked’ |May 23, 2017

“The Carmichael Show” is set to tackle several hot topics when season 3 debuts on May 31, including African-American literacy and the N-word. One upcoming episode of the NBC sitcom titled “Cynthia’s Birthday,” centers around family matriarch Cynthia Carmichael — played by Loretta Devine — as she marks a milestone.

LA County wants more people to sign up for food stamps as Trump budget threatens cuts |May 22, 2017

Under the threat of federal spending cuts for food stamps, the Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday will call for the formation of a special unit to increase enrollment into a local food assistance program.

An ode to The Valley: How LA’s past and present shine in ‘America’s suburb’ |May 22, 2017

A Mighty Wurlitzer, the largest theater pipe organ in the West, sounds off in Sylmar. Vintage hot rods, among the finest in the nation, rumble into Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank. Harry Potter fans shriek through Universal Studios Hollywood, one of the oldest film sets in the world.

Department of Energy official wants Aliso Canyon gas field to reopen |May 22, 2017

A top federal official is urging the “near-term reopening” of the Aliso Canyon storage facility after injections were halted in the wake of a months-long disastrous gas leak that began in October, 2015.

More than 700,000 people may be eligible, but not enrolled for food stamps in LA County |May 23, 2017

Hoping to ease pressure on area food banks and secure $1.8 billion in federal funding, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a special unit to

Sluggish ridership prompts Metro to consider overhauling bus system |May 23, 2017

Amid declining bus ridership, Metro is looking into overhauling and updating its transit network as a way to bring more people back to its system. While train ridership is up, the number of people using buses throughout the Metro system fell 18 percent in April, compared with the same month two years ago.

2 newly renovated LA city pools to open in time for Operation Splash |May 22, 2017

Dozens of municipal pools throughout Los Angeles are set to open for the summer season on June 10, just as schools let out and the weather heats up, city officials said Monday. Two newly renovated aquatics facilities, one in Woodland Hills and the other in San Pedro, will also be re-opening for the summer, according to the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks.

Southern California Edison to offer $450 rebate for all-electric, plug-in hybrid vehicle owners |May 23, 2017

Southern California Edison is offering a $450 rebate to customers who own an all-electric or plug-in electric hybrid vehicle, the utility announced Monday. The Rosemead-based investor-owned utility joined others in the state in passing along revenues they’ve received in the form of credits from the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program to customers using electricity as a low-carbon transportation fuel.

Looking for a place to eat beyond Ventura Boulevard? Here are 12 Valley favorites |May 25, 2017

Some years ago, a wise man referred to Ventura Boulevard as “The Champs-Elysees of the Valley.” And I’m fairly certain he was being only slightly tongue-in-cheek. When it comes to the culinary dynamic of the San Fernando Valley, it can be hard to get away from Ventura.

Here’s what LA employees can and can’t do if ICE agents enter City Hall |May 24, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are free to enter public areas of Los Angeles City Hall and other municipal buildings to enforce immigration laws, but they may face resistance from employees in more private areas of city facilities, under guidelines issued this month by City Attorney Mike Feuer.

22 dead after explosion at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert, UK police say |May 22, 2017

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND >> An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star’s trademark kitten ears as they fled.

Burglar hits ‘Kardashians’ star Scott Disick’s Hidden Hills home |May 22, 2017

A burglar forced open a sliding glass door and entered the Hidden Hills home of reality television star Scott Disick — the father of Kourtney Kardashian’s three children — but it was unclear if anything was taken, authorities said Monday.

Massive rockslide in southern Big Sur buries stretch of iconic Highway 1 |May 22, 2017

BIG SUR >> A major new rockslide has buried a stretch of California’s iconic Highway 1 in up to 40 feet of stone and dirt, the latest hit in a soggy winter of slides, floods and road closings along the winding Central California coast road, state transportation officials said Monday.

North Hollywood’s Circus Liquor robbed at gunpoint |May 25, 2017

Circus Liquor, the North Hollywood store with the 32-foot-tall neon clown sign at the corner of Vineland Avenue and Burbank Boulevard, was robbed by a man with a handgun Thursday morning, authorities said.

With LA election certification on fast track, Valley district could soon have its caretaker |May 23, 2017

Council President Herb Wesson is expected to wait until after election results are certified before taking steps to appoint a caretaker for a northeast San Fernando Valley district that has been vacant since September, a council aide said Tuesday.

Fear of feds’ tough immigration stance could be slowing LA’s wage-theft complaints |May 23, 2017

Recent federal immigration policy may be deterring some low-wage workers in Los Angeles from coming forward to report employers who cheat them out of their wages, the city’s lead wage theft inspector said Tuesday.

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell to be buried in Hollywood |May 22, 2017

HOLLYWOOD — Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be buried in a private funeral Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, his attorney, Kirk Pasich, told Variety. The 52-year-old Cornell died in Detroit early Thursday.

Edison’s rate hikes raise questions as well as costs: Susan Shelley |May 23, 2017

How much does it really cost Californians to use renewable energy, and who’s going to pay for it? That’s the question raised by Southern California Edison’s proposed rate hike of nearly 13 percent.

Submarine that found Titanic, Vietnam ‘Huey’ chopper join exhibits at Reagan Library |May 24, 2017

SIMI VALLEY >> The aircraft and submarine rolled by truck into the morning fog Wednesday at the Reagan Library, bearing witness to profound tragedies. In one, a U.S. Army helicopter was shot down during a medical rescue mission in Vietnam, resulting in the deaths of two airmen.

Claremont couple becomes reality TV stars flipping vintage Southern California homes |May 24, 2017

You never know what you’ll get with an old house after peeling through layers of carpet, wallpaper and paneling, but Jessie and Tina Rodriguez love finding out. To the Claremont couple, it’s part puzzle and part their profession with a genuine love of old homes that motivates them.

Power outage can’t dim dinner at Falafel Bar after customers light the way |May 24, 2017

WOODLAND HILLS >> When power went out at the Falafel Bar Tuesday night, plunging the popular Israeli eatery into darkness, owner and chef Ayala Shlomo hardly missed a beat. Shlomo continued deep-frying balls of spiced-up garbanzo bean, dished up moist strips of chicken thigh in warm fluffy pitas, and served up a bevy of diverse salads that her hungry customers have come to love.

Woman shot in LA’s Vermont Square drives herself to hospital |May 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A wounded woman drove herself to a hospital today after a car-to-car shooting in the Vermont Square area of Los Angeles, authorities said. It happened about 2 a.m. at 51st Street and Western Avenue, according to Sgt.

Child, woman injured in violent head-on crash in Granada Hills |May 23, 2017

A 10-year-old child and a woman have been extricated from the wreckage of a two-vehicle crash in the 12000 block of Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills. Emergency officials were investigating the crash, which involved a white four-door truck and a small, silver sedan.

Chatsworth townhome fire knocked down on Topanga Canyon Boulevard |May 24, 2017

The LAFD sent 50 firefighters Wednesday morning to the scene of a Chatsworth townhouse fire that they knocked down in 25 minutes. The fire was confined to a portion of two attached townhomes — including the attic — on the 10000 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, said fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Despite ‘La La Land’ success, Hollywood blockbusters mostly shoot outside California |May 23, 2017

Of the top 100 highest-grossing feature films released in 2016, only 12 were primarily shot in California, according to a new analysis out Tuesday. “La La Land,” “Zootopia,” “Sully” and nine other films placed the state fourth overall in worldwide jurisdictions where high-earning — and generally higher-spending — movies get made.

ICE arrests nearly 190 immigrants in Southern California, including convicted rapist |May 25, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested nearly 190 people across Southern California in a five-day operation that targeted “public safety threats,” including criminal foreign nationals, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives, authorities announced Thursday.

LA Council approves ‘rumble strips’ pilot program on ‘Canoga Speedway’ |May 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Looking to crack down on illegal street racing and the deaths that can result, the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday approved funding for a pilot program to install “rumble strips” on a street in the San Fernando Valley known as a racing hot spot.

9 Memorial Day observances in the Los Angeles area, May 29 |May 24, 2017

Here is a sampling of area events honoring the men and women who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. City of Glendale Memorial Day: Ceremony, 9:30 a.m. Veterans Memorial, 613 E.

2 bicyclists struck, 1 is killed in Winnetka Avenue hit-and-run |May 24, 2017

WOODLAND HILLS >> Xem Lieng, who has lived in the 6500 block of Winnetka Avenue since 1988, was not surprised to hear two restaurant workers were struck by a hit-and-run driver, one fatally, early Wednesday morning as they pedaled home from work.

Warning of ‘imminent’ attack, Britain raises threat level |May 23, 2017

MANCHESTER, England >> As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle life in the West.

LA police seek help to find missing baby boy last seen with father in Arleta |May 23, 2017

A 1-year-old boy, last seen in Arleta with his father, has gone missing and the baby’s family and Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help to find him. Angel Yarbrough-Monterroso was last seen with his father, Alan Yarbrough, in the area of Arleta Avenue and Branford Street in Arleta at 8 a.

Chris Cornell’s Hollywood memorial draws Soundgarden bandmates, Brad Pitt and Pharrell |May 26, 2017

As notes from his song “The Promise” filled the air, Chris Cornell’s memorial service began under a somber gray sky reminiscent of Seattle and the music scene he helped shape in the 1990s.

Don’t leave wallets in cars, LAPD warns hikers after Fryman Canyon thefts |May 23, 2017

If you go hiking and leave your purse, backpack or wallet in the car, you may not see them again. Instead, it’s best to leave your personal belongings at home and carry what you need with you, authorities said Tuesday.

Police seeking 13-year-old girl who went missing in Studio City |May 23, 2017

STUDIO CITY >> Police today sought the public’s help in locating a 13-year-old girl who went missing in Studio City and is reported to be depressed. Angelique Faith Davis was last seen about 3:30 p.

Of 188 arrested in this week’s ICE sweep, 23 were in San Fernando Valley |May 25, 2017

A wide-ranging crackdown on criminal immigrants this week netted 23 people in the San Fernando Valley – part of 188 who were arrested in a five-day sweep that spanned from Los Angeles County to the Inland Empire.

Musicians, celebrities and government officials respond to explosion at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert |May 22, 2017

Late Monday an explosion, which police say they are treating like a terrorist attack, occurred at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, U.K. where Ariana Grande was performing as part of her The Dangerous Woman Tour.

Writers Guild overwhelmingly ratifies new Hollywood contract |May 24, 2017

Following a nail-biting negotiating drama with Hollywood producers, a new Writers Guild of America contract was nearly unanimously ratified by movie and TV scribes Wednesday. Votes were cast by 3,647 members of the labor union, and only 30 people said “no” to the new, three-year deal.

California’s single-payer health plan’s annual price tag: $400 billion |May 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO >> The annual price tag for California’s proposed universal single-payer health care system would be a staggering $400 billion, according to a state Senate Appropriations Committee report released Monday.

Forum security beefed up for Chris Brown concert in wake of Manchester bombing |May 23, 2017

INGLEWOOD — Security will be beefed up tonight at the Forum in Inglewood, where R&B singer Chris Brown will headline a show one night after a bombing at an arena in Manchester, England, at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.

Furry bandit (Who’s such a good boy, yes he is!) in custody after stealing bread from Dollar General |May 22, 2017

A Siberan male is in custody after returning to the scene of a theft he was suspected in at a Dollar General store in Central California. OK it’s a Siberian Husky dog, it’s at an animal shelter and we’re not quite sure of its gender but we do know it’s the cutest bandit ever caught on surveillance video.

LA charter school board agrees to election do-over |May 24, 2017

WOODLAND HILLS >> Citing a lack of clarity and choice, the governing board of El Camino Real Charter High School voted Wednesday evening at a special meeting to redo its recent board election for two teacher representative seats.

Friday vigil set for teen girl who went missing in Studio City on Sunday |May 25, 2017

A vigil for a 13-year-old who went missing from Studio City on Sunday is set for Friday night. The vigil, which is open to the public, will be held from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at El Paseo de Cahuenga Park, family members said.

LAPD officer crashes motorcycle, closing southbound 5 Freeway for three hours |May 23, 2017

A Los Angeles police officer injured in a motorcycle crash early Tuesday on the southbound 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita blocked traffic lanes for approximately three hours. While the incident is being called a solo-vehicle crash, the California Highway Patrol initially said a white sedan, possibly a Nissan Sentra, may have also been involved.

How an LA-area felon got illegal guns with newspaper ads, ammo from Sheriff’s Department |May 25, 2017

A Sunland-Tujunga newspaper publisher who solicited gun donations to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief could be headed to prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing firearms. Foothills Paper owner David DeMulle was sentenced Monday to serve 41 months in prison, with the right to appeal.

The best parks in the San Fernando Valley for every interest you can imagine |May 25, 2017

Parks in and around the San Fernando Valley offer near endless options for outdoor exploration with stunning flowers, cooling waters, unique history and unsurpassed views. Here are a few places to try: Anthony C.

La Mirada-based credit-card skimming ring stole numbers from Huntington Beach restaurant customers |May 23, 2017

A multi-agency raid in La Mirada, Whittier, La Habra and other cities Tuesday morning led to the arrest of 12 suspects tied to a fraud ring that used credit card information stolen from customers at local restaurants to create counterfeit cards.

Suspicious package at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita was fake |May 25, 2017

SANTA CLARITA >> A suspicious item found Thursday under a pickup truck in a parking lot at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, near the campus stadium where a high school graduation was scheduled, was determined to be a fake device, authorities said.

Decomposed body found by Griffith Park hikers |May 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A decomposed body was discovered by hikers in Griffith Park, authorities said today. The body was found around 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Fern Dell Drive area of the park, said Sgt.