December 16, 2011 |
By enrollment, Chatsworth Sierra Canyon is small, but it came up huge Friday night in the Division IV CIF state championship bowl game, scoring 20 unanswered points in less than nine and a half minutes in the third quarter to beat Le Grand, 34-13, at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Junior Xavier Menifield rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns in 18 carries for the Trailblazers (15-0), who reached the pinnacle in their third season as an 11-man program after two years at the 8-man level.
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October 22, 2011 |
Jarron Lucas tromped through waist-high brush at the Chatsworth Nature Preserve, flipping over weathered boards. "Let's see if anyone's home," he said, lifting a plank. Coiled underneath was a reddish snake with dark brown cross bands on its neck. Lucas reached down and snatched the young red racer. "It's just a baby," he said as the slender 14-inch snake writhed in his hand. Male, too, he said, judging from the long tail. A few yards away, he found a 4-foot adult female red racer thick as a broom handle.
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August 23, 2011 |
The man who police believe killed a Chatsworth couple and stuffed their bodies into trash bins managed to elude capture for two weeks by donning various disguises, including a wig. The suspect, Brent Zubek, was arrested early Monday; Los Angeles police said he fired at them as he fled from detectives and was found several hours later on the roof of a building. During the search, someone set fire to the dead couple's Chatsworth home, where Zubek rented a room. Police and fire officials are still trying to determine who set that blaze, which seriously damaged the residence, and whether it was an attempt to destroy evidence.
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August 15, 2011 |
Hours after he eluded capture, Los Angeles police asked for the public's help in apprehending a man suspected of murdering two people in Chatsworth. Police suspect Brent D. Zubek, 43, of killing a man and woman whose bodies were found by police investigators Friday night at a home in the 20400 block of Lassen Street. The Los Angeles County coroner's office has not identified the victims. Police offered few details at a news conference held Sunday afternoon at the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division.
July 28, 2011 |
When it comes to most valuable players for the summer of 2011, put left-hander Kiefer Kofman of Chatsworth near the top of any list. Kofman has been so impressive on the mound and at the plate this summer that he has stamped himself as one of the top baseball players in the City Section next spring. On Wednesday in a semifinal game of the Valley Invitational Baseball League playoffs, he retired 16 consecutive batters between the second and seventh innings en route to a three-hitter, leading Chatsworth to a 4-0 victory over Simi Valley Royal.
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July 15, 2011 |
How do you explain to parents that their dead child's life was worth less than that of another family's breadwinner? Who is more deserving of a $1-million compensation award, a woman whose organs were crushed when a train table "guillotined" her abdomen during the Metrolink crash three years ago or the man who has physically healed but whose depression and anger have cost him his job, marriage and sound mind? In parceling out the $200 million provided by the company responsible for the horrific Sept.
June 12, 2011
Breaking up the Chatsworth-El Camino Real-Kennedy domination in City Section baseball championship history hasn't been easy. Those three schools have combined to win 22 City titles. So understand the accomplishment of San Fernando and its coach, Armando Gomez, this season. In the City Division I playoffs, the Tigers knocked off No. 4-seeded Kennedy, No. 2-seeded El Camino Real and No. 1-seeded Chatsworth to win their first City title since 1991. "It was unbelievable," said Gomez, who has been named coach of the year by The Times.
June 11, 2011 |
Thirty-six nameplates adorn the tops of lockers in the visitors' clubhouse at Angel Stadium, and his is the only one made of paper. With the writing in black marker, the white page states Mike Moustakas, a 22-year-old Northridge native whose name stretches from shoulder to shoulder on the back of his No. 8 jersey, is indeed a big league player. But although the Kansas City third baseman and former Chatsworth High slugger made his major league debut Friday, getting one hit and a walk in four plate appearances in the Royals' 4-2 victory, he feels far from foreign in a major league clubhouse.
June 10, 2011 |
Few have had an easier job lately than whoever works the scoreboard at Angels games. It's mostly been a do-nothing gig in which they have to pay attention to only half the game — that is, whenever the Angels' opponents are up to bat. After all, entering Friday's game against Kansas City, the Angels had scored just 13 runs this month, worst in the major leagues. Their June gloom continued as the Royals beat them, 4-2, before 38,254 at Angel Stadium. The Angels (30-35)
June 4, 2011 |
San Fernando Coach Armando Gomez walked to the mound in the bottom of the seventh inning of the City Section Division I championship game at Dodger Stadium to have a quick talk with his starting pitcher, Jose Reyes. "Believe, believe, believe. My coach just told me to believe," Reyes said. Reyes gave up consecutive singles to start the inning, then got three consecutive outs, the last of which was a force play at second that triggered a celebratory dog pile and completed an 8-6 victory over top-seeded Chatsworth.