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June 14, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
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.
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June 11, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
A driver was in custody Tuesday after his car allegedly struck and killed a man in North Hollywood, police said. The victim, in his 30s, was standing behind a parked van on the 7300 block of Clyborn Avenue about 6 a.m., putting on shoes, when he was crushed between the moving car and the van, said Sgt. David Delgado of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division. “The collision actually forced the vehicle that was hit into two other parked vehicles,” Delgado said. A female passenger in the car that hit the victim received minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, authorities said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
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.
SPORTS
September 15, 1994 | PAIGE A. LEECH
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.
SPORTS
October 11, 1986 | STEVE ELLING, Times Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 3, 1992 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
SPORTS
October 5, 1996 | JOHN ORTEGA
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.
SPORTS
September 14, 1994 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The mystery of the exploding North Hollywood truck has been solved, police say. It was sparked when a man, trying to get high, plugged in his cellphone charger while huffing propane inside the cab. This, police say, is according to the man himself. According to police, on Tuesday night a man with a burned scalp and face walked into the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood substation and explained what sparked an explosion earlier that morning in the 11300 block of Miranda Street.
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April 22, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Arson investigators Monday evening were probing a blaze at a North Hollywood apartment building that left one person dead and four others injured. The fire broke out Monday morning at the two-story structure in the 5100 block of Riverton Avenue and engulfed an apartment unit with intense flames and choking smoke, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. "This was a well-involved, intense fire," department spokesman Erik Scott told The Times. The blaze was so hot that it blackened firefighters' helmets, and the thick smoke forced rescuers to use an infrared search device to find victims trapped in the structure.  The man who died was discovered by a firefighter with the infrared device.
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