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June 14, 2013 |
He's not naked, and he's back on the ground. Turns out a man who climbed an electrical tower in North Hollywood on Friday was not nude, as initially reported by the Los Angeles Police Department, just shirtless. And after several hours, he agreed to come down. Los Angeles police Det. Gus Villanueva said two LAPD SWAT officers were lifted by a crane to where the man was on the tower. After they offered him a blanket, he agreed to come down. Though not hurt, the man is in police custody over what, for now, is being called misdemeanor trespassing, Villanueva said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 |
Los Angeles homicide detectives continued their investigation Thursday into what motivated a North Hollywood man to allegedly chase down his sister and stab her to death in front of their parents. Mario Alejandro Martinez, 22, was being held in lieu of $1-million bail on a murder charge in the Monday night killing of his 19-year-old sister, Raquel Martinez. It was an “extremely brutal attack,” said LAPD Det. Thomas Townsend and marked the bloody conclusion of months of unexplained hostility the elder Martinez had toward his younger sister.
September 18, 2012 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Bob Dylan famously called Smokey Robinson “America's greatest living poet” for the exquisite beauty, pain and affection in lyrics to “Tracks of My Tears,” “Tears of a Clown” and so many other songs Robinson wrote and sang during his heyday at Motown in the 1960s and 1970s. Now, Robinson's ready to share a side of his poetry largely separated from music in “Words,” a spoken-word program built around several long-form poems that Robinson will present in a pair of shows this weekend in North Hollywood.
September 15, 1994 |
Sophomore Dante Clay was granted unrestricted eligibility to play football at North Hollywood High this season by vote of the City Section rules committee Wednesday. Clay was thrust into the spotlight in the spring when Taft Coach Troy Starr was caught actively recruiting the promising running back, who played on Crespi's freshmen team last season. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Clay, who visited Taft and was given a campus tour by Starr, will play Friday in North Hollywood's game against Franklin.
October 11, 1986 |
It was billed as a battle of the ground attack. North Hollywood features two running backs in the Valley-area City Section top 10, and the Sylmar backfield consists of cousins Sean and Michael Hampton. So, most expected an offensive show similar to an Oklahoma-Nebraska showdown. Passing was almost an afterthought for the two teams in previous games. So much for predictions and previews.
October 3, 1992 |
Sylmar High, a highly regarded City Section 4-A Division team, had to rely on its stingy defense to edge upstart North Hollywood, 13-7, Friday night in a Valley Pac-8 Conference opener at Sylmar. Sylmar, which annihilated El Camino Real, 55-0, a week ago, found North Hollywood--a 3-A team that was winless last season--a worthy opponent. "That's a good football team," Sylmar Coach Jeff Engilman said of North Hollywood. "They're going to win a lot of games."
October 5, 1996 |
He is usually the overlooked second back in North Hollywood High's double-wing backfield, but David Harlow stepped out of the shadow of teammate Dante Clay on Friday to help the visiting Huskies to a 24-14 victory over Grant in a Valley Pac-8 Conference opener. Clay rushed for a game-high 97 yards in 17 carries for North Hollywood (2-2), but Harlow rushed for 77 yards in 14 carries and scored the Huskies' first two touchdowns on runs of one and 45 yards.
September 14, 1994 |
George Vranau has taken over the baseball program at North Hollywood High, succeeding Rick Pally, who opted to step down and be an assistant to Vranau this season. Vranau, a former baseball coach at Burbank, Chaminade and Murphy highs with a 102-98 career record, taught at North Hollywood as a long-term substitute the past year, but recently earned his teaching credential and master's degree and will teach full-time at the school this year.