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December 2, 2012 | By Kate Mather
Shane Grady woke up "from a dead sleep" early Sunday when he heard gunshots. He dropped to the floor and looked out his window, but the traffic on Devonshire Street blocked his view. "If there was yelling or screaming, I couldn't hear it," he said. Police arrived minutes later and began canvassing the neighborhood, a helicopter flying low overhead. By mid-morning, detectives were still at the house across from Grady's, where four people were found shot dead. Investigators are still working to determine a motive and found no weapon at the scene, LAPD Cmdr.
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April 26, 2014 | By James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest - the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Here is what we found at Northridge: Above the desk on the left side of his office is an acknowledgment of what Marcelo Leonardi considers to be his proudest accomplishment as Cal State Northridge's women's water polo coach.
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April 24, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles police arrested a man who allegedly tied up an elderly  Northridge couple in an apparent home-invasion robbery, police said Wednesday night. The man and wife, who are in their 80s, were gagged and bound with zip-ties at the home in the 9700 block of Aldea Avenue , said Officer Christopher No of the Los Angeles Police Department. A daughter walked into the home shortly after 5 p.m and discovered that her parents had been victimized. They told investigators at the scene that the attacker was armed with a handgun.
SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Cal State Northridge's women's basketball team is focused on Sunday's NCAA tournament game against South Carolina. But when the Matadors arrived in Seattle on Friday, one of their topics of discussion was 14th-seeded Mercer's upset of perennial power Duke in the NCAA men's tournament. "It lets you know that anything can happen on any given day," Northridge guard Ashlee Guay said during a phone interview. "It's motivational. " Northridge (18-14), the No. 16-seeded team, will try to knock off top-seeded South Carolina (27-4)
OPINION
January 17, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Twenty years ago today, much of Los Angeles was shaken awake at 4:31 a.m. by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake on a blind thrust fault that scientists didn't know existed. The Northridge quake (which was actually centered under Reseda) left 57 people dead, turned the 10 Freeway into a concrete version of a broken Kit Kat bar, caused $20 billion in property damage and made the Santa Susana Mountains on the northern edge of the San Fernando Valley two feet taller. Since then, we have gotten smarter about earthquakes and buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Investigators were trying to determine Wednesday night what caused a multi-vehicle accident in Northridge that left six people in critical condition. The accident occurred near Tampa Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard shortly before 8:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Some of the victims were sprawled on the street when rescuers arrived, according to television news reports. The victims were taken to local hospitals. Los Angeles Police Department investigators were at the scene gathering evidence.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Police Department detectives have made additional arrests in connection with a quadruple homicide in Northridge, sources familiar with the investigation said. The sources would not immediately identify the suspects nor would they detail what offenses they were arrested for. One of the arrests took place in Las Vegas overnight; it was not clear where the others occurred. Sources familiar with the investigation said the killings appeared to stem from a dispute over personal property, although they would not say what kind of items were involved.
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March 18, 2013 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Northridge homeowners are fighting construction of what they call a "Costco-sized" local elder-care home, the latest in a series of skirmishes since the city changed its rules to allow senior-care residences almost anywhere. The 83,000-square-foot, three-story elder-care home proposed for Sherwood Forest, in southern Northridge, would sit among single-family homes on large lots flanked by citrus trees. Residents there are working hard to keep it out. More than 825 of them signed a petition in protest, and scores packed a three-hour zoning hearing to speak against it. When a representative for the developer defended the project, the crowd jeered.
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March 21, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A 55-year-old man was charged Friday with four felony counts after police allegedly found three pipe bombs in his SUV during a traffic stop in Northridge. David Patton, of Encino, had allegedly been driving with one of the pipe bombs between his feet on the floorboard when he was pulled over Wednesday for appearing to be "a little bit under the influence of narcotics," LAPD Capt. Stephen Carmona  told KTLA-TV . Police discovered the bombs during a more thorough search of his SUV, prosecutors said.
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October 16, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
A judge Wednesday ordered two men accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old Northridge girl from her home this year to stand trial, authorities said. One of the men, Tobias Dustin Summers, faces about three dozen counts, including sexual assault. Investigators said Summers, 32, broke into the girl's house in what may have started out as a burglary the night of March 27, then used a knife to abduct her. She was found about 12 hours later, battered and barefoot, in a parking lot several miles away.
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March 21, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A 55-year-old man was charged Friday with four felony counts after police allegedly found three pipe bombs in his SUV during a traffic stop in Northridge. David Patton, of Encino, had allegedly been driving with one of the pipe bombs between his feet on the floorboard when he was pulled over Wednesday for appearing to be "a little bit under the influence of narcotics," LAPD Capt. Stephen Carmona  told KTLA-TV . Police discovered the bombs during a more thorough search of his SUV, prosecutors said.
SPORTS
March 17, 2014 | By Gary Klein
No. 16 CSUN (18-14) vs. No. 1 South Carolina (27-4) Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle How they got here: Northridge won the Big West Conference regular-season championship and also won the conference tournament. South Carolina won the Southeastern Conference regular-season title but lost to Kentucky in the SEC tournament semifinals. Last 10 games: Northridge 8-2, South Carolina 8-2. Cal State Northridge lineup: Starters - G Ashlee Guay (16.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg)
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March 17, 2014 | By Gary Klein
USC's women's basketball team gathered Monday among family, fans and athletic department personnel to learn its NCAA tournament opponent and destination. A stirring run to win the Pac-12 Conference tournament March 9 ensured there would be no sense of bubble-induced foreboding, only eager anticipation. When USC's name flashed during the televised announcement of the 64-team field, the reception room in the Galen Center erupted in cheers and applause. USC, making its first tournament appearance since 2006, will play St. John's on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.
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March 17, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Matt Stevens, This post had been corrected. See note below for details
The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that hit near Westwood on Monday morning was 900 times weaker than the 6.7 Northridge earthquake in 1994 and lasted only a fraction of a second, Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said. The Northridge quake killed 57 people and lasted up to eight seconds, Hauksson said. Monday's quake struck the northern edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, an area that has not seen much recent seismological activity.  LIVE BLOG: 4.4 earthquake strikes Los Angeles “The location is somewhat surprising.
SPORTS
March 15, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
The seventh-seeded team got shot to seventh heaven Saturday night when Cal Poly defeated Cal State Northridge, 61-59, to win the Big West tournament championship at Honda Center. The Mustangs (13-19) lost nine of their last 11 regular-season games before winning three straight in Anaheim to earn the school's first NCAA tournament bid. In three days, Cal Poly defeated No. 2 UC Santa Barbara, No. 1 UC Irvine and No. 5 Northridge to become the lowest-seeded Big West team to win the conference tournament.
SPORTS
March 15, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
The song at the end of Saturday night's Big West tournament championship game at Honda Center won't be the NCAA's signature “One Shining Moment.” If you're looking for a snappy lyric, try Frank Sinatra's “Grab your coat and get your hat.” The Big West winner, Cal Poly or Cal State Northridge, is almost certainly headed to a “play-in” game for the NCAA tournament on Tuesday or Wednesday in Dayton. OK, OK, it's technically called "first round" now that the tournament field has been expanded to 68 teams.
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March 28, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The investigation into the abduction of a 10-year-old Northridge girl from her bedroom in the middle of the night continued Thursday, with police searching for two men and a second vehicle. Join us as we discuss the girl's mysterious abduction and reappearance with Times reporter Kate Mather at 9 a.m. Thursday. The girl was taken from her home sometime between 1 and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police said they believe two men were involved and have already taken one black pickup truck into custody.
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July 4, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Two of six people who were critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Northridge have died, police reported Thursday. The crash occurred near Tampa Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Some of the victims were sprawled on the street when emergency crews arrived. Investigators suspect that the three-car crash was caused by a pickup truck and a sedan that were speeding along Tampa. The drivers, they said, might have been racing, or road rage might have been a factor.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
The best first-round game of the Big West tournament on Thursday got the least notice because it ended at 10:56 p.m. Pacific time in front of a sparse crowd at the Honda Center. Cal State Northridge's 87-84 overtime win over Hawaii, however, deserved more than a tack-on blurb at the end of a long day. Northridge, under first-year coach Reggie Theus, blew a 16-point first-half lead but rallied back from 13 points in the second half. The fifth-seeded Matadors tied the score at 74 on senior Josh Greene's three-pointer with 12 seconds left in the second half.
SPORTS
March 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Phil Munroe, who was the first baseball coach at San Fernando Valley State, which later became Cal State Northridge, died on Saturday in Denver, according to his son, Dave. He was 91. Munroe was the baseball coach from 1959 to 1961. He was the tennis coach at Northridge from 1973 to 1980 and also served as an assistant athletic director. He spent 30 years in the physical education department. He is survived by three children, seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. ALSO: Girls' soccer: Saturday's Southern Section playoff scores Boys' basketball: A 42-point performance by Marcus LoVett Jr. Girls' basketball: Saturday's Southern Section playoff scores and updated schedule eric.sondheimer@latimes.com
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