May 24, 2012 |
A high school baseball season that began in March with Lucas Giolito of Studio City Harvard-Westlake throwing a 100-mph fastball is ending in May with sophomore right-hander Alonzo Garcia of San Fernando throwing a 77-mph fastball that is baffling City Section hitters. "He doesn't give in to anybody, no matter the count. That makes him special," Birmingham Coach Matt Mowry said Thursday afternoon after Garcia improved to 12-0 and lowered his earned-run average to 0.69 by leading the Tigers to a 2-0 victory over Birmingham in a City Section Division I quarterfinal game.
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May 22, 2012 |
Nobody has yet used the "c" word — cheating — to describe the imbroglio that has scrambled the testing schedule at Chatsworth High this month. But another "c" word — confusion — has forestalled end-of-the-year revelry for dozens of hardworking students, who will have to retake or reschedule a series of Advanced Placement exams. The official statement from Los Angeles Unified about the testing problems blames "an irregular pattern in conducting" an AP psychology exam last week.
May 13, 2012 |
A Colorado electric vehicle manufacturer has leased an industrial building in Chatsworth where it will assemble delivery trucks and utility vehicles. Boulder Electric Vehicle will occupy a 27,714-square-foot manufacturing building at 9655 Irondale Ave. in Chatsworth, real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle said. Boulder Electric's new facility represents an expansion from its manufacturing facility in Boulder, Colo., the company said. The manufacturer is set to move in by September.
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May 8, 2012 |
Metrolink Chief Executive John Fenton, who worked to improve the service and safety of the struggling commuter line following the deadly Chatsworth crash, announced his resignation Monday to head a Florida-based railroad company. Fenton's departure after not quite 25 months on the job leaves Metrolink with a leadership vacuum at a time when the operation is trying to bolster ridership, reduce costs and install cutting-edge safety measures, such as positive train control, a sophisticated collision-avoidance system.
April 18, 2012 |
When Yannick Villanueva of Woodland Hills El Camino Real was seen in a West Valley League baseball game last month, he had bleached his hair blond and there were strange-looking polka dots on the side. "I was going for the cheetah spots, and it didn't turn out as I had thought," he said. On Wednesday, with his hair back to normal, he came off the bench as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning in a one-run game against Chatsworth and delivered a two-run single that turned out to be a decisive blow in El Camino Real's 7-5 West Valley League victory.
March 26, 2012 |
The failure of Telesis Community Credit Union in Chatsworth provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into controversies over business lending and multimillion-dollar executive pay at some of the member-owned financial cooperatives. State financial regulators late Friday seized Telesis, a financially troubled institution that remains open under control of the National Credit Union Administration. The NCUA oversees a federal insurance program for credit union accounts up to $250,000.
March 20, 2012 |
Two perennial baseball powers from the City Section, Chatsworth of the West Valley League and Wilmington Banning of the Marine League, faced off Monday in a nonleague game, and what was learned is that both teams have a long way to go before they can consider booking reservations to the City final on June 2 at Dodger Stadium. Chatsworth (5-1-1) came away with an 11-6 victory thanks to 17 hits that included three singles and a double from junior first baseman Chris DeVito. The Chancellors became the first team this season to jump on Banning ace Erik Magdaleno, who gave up 10 hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings.
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February 11, 2012 |
More than three years after the deadly Metrolink crash in Chatsworth, the commuter railroad is forging ahead with the most sophisticated collision avoidance system in the country despite efforts in Congress to relax requirements to install the safety improvement nationwide. Metrolink already has made substantial progress developing its $201-million positive train control system, which uses an array of electronic gear to monitor and, if necessary, take control of trains to prevent collisions and derailments.
January 5, 2012 |
Hot Pockets aren't quite as hot as they used to be. In the wake of static sales and increased costs, food giant Nestle is laying off 103 employees — about a sixth of the workers at its plant in Chatsworth that make the microwaveable snacks. The company informed the employees in December that they would lose their jobs as of Feb. 1, said Nestle spokeswoman Roz O'Hearn. Also last month, the plant's six-day workweek was cut to four days. "Consumers are a little more frugal, and competition is continuing to be very heated," O'Hearn said.
January 5, 2012 |
Hot Pockets aren't quite as steamy as they used to be, forcing the Chatsworth factory that produces the frozen Nestle snack to lay off about a sixth of its staff. Nestle's Prepared Foods Division informed 103 production workers in December that they would lose their jobs but will continue paying them through February, the company said. At the same time, the facility cut its standard six-day workweek down to four days. There will then be 445 employees left at the Hot Pockets plant.