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January 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Reseda High boys' volleyball players were asking politely, "Please be our coach," and the school has finally found its new coach. Steven Shneir, an All-City player last season at Taft, has been named the new coach. He's 19. "He knows volleyball," Reseda assistant principal Robert Clarke said. Shneir has been attending Pierce College. He was a volunteer assistant for Taft's girls' team. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 23, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A felon charged with shooting at two Los Angles police officers and another man pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Cliff Gershowitz, 50, was accused of shooting the man during a Feb. 10 argument in Reseda, prosecutors said. The victim was wounded in the arm and leg. When Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the scene, they began chasing Gershowitz as he ran away, according to authorities. Prosecutors said Gershowitz opened fire on police, injuring an officer who was struck in the arm. Police officials later determined that the officer had been injured by shrapnel.
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February 13, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A man accused of shooting an acquaintance in Reseda and then firing at police, injuring one officer, was charged Thursday with three counts of attempted murder, prosecutors said. Cliff Gershowitz, 50, also was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. He also faces allegations he personally discharged a handgun and caused great bodily injury. Prosecutors said they plan to ask that Gershowitz's bail be set at just over $4 million.
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February 22, 2014 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder, Los Angeles Times
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in four L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Three neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Reseda (A) was the most unusual, recording seven reports compared with a weekly average of 2.3 over the last three months. Vermont Knolls (D) was the lone neighborhood with a property crime alert. It recorded 22 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 12.5 over the last three months.
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December 21, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man who forced his way into a Reseda apartment Friday night and shot its two occupants -- one fatally -- is a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, Los Angeles police said. For reasons still unclear to investigators, Ricardo Javier Tapia, 32, of Reseda forced his way into an apartment in the 7500 block of Canby Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Friday armed with a handgun, according to police. Police said he shot a man and woman inside, killing the man and critically wounding the woman.
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April 23, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A felon charged with shooting at two Los Angles police officers and another man pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Cliff Gershowitz, 50, was accused of shooting the man during a Feb. 10 argument in Reseda, prosecutors said. The victim was wounded in the arm and leg. When Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the scene, they began chasing Gershowitz as he ran away, according to authorities. Prosecutors said Gershowitz opened fire on police, injuring an officer who was struck in the arm. Police officials later determined that the officer had been injured by shrapnel.
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August 15, 1987
Crespi and Reseda were first-round winners in an alumni basketball tournament Friday night at the Lakeview Terrace Recreation Center. Crespi defeated a short-handed North Hollywood team, 76-67. North Hollywood, playing the entire game with only four players, had led with only two minutes left. Tom Morley and Jason Turner had 25 points each for Crespi. Leonard Howard had 32 for North Hollywood.
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April 4, 1987 | JOHN ORTEGA
A week after his Reseda track team defeated defending state champion Taft in a meet that was decided in the final event, Regent Coach Jasim Al-Kuraishi was prepared for a letdown. He got one Friday, although it was hard to tell as Reseda outclassed Cleveland, 92-23, in a West Valley League meet at Reseda. "Last week was a big meet for us," Al-Kuraishi said. "It's much harder to get up for a team you're favored to beat." Poor weather conditions only compounded Reseda's sluggish performance.
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October 21, 1999 | STEVE HENSON
Reseda's five-game winning streak has surprised everyone--except longtime Coach Joel Schaeffer. "The team has progressed steadily from the beginning," he said. "We don't have a lot of depth, but we are playing well." The only thing that surprises Schaeffer, who has a record of 151-79-5 in 22 seasons, is that his team is getting attention. "Usually we have to be 8-1 before anybody notices," he said. The Regents (6-0) won their opener by forfeit because Chatsworth used an ineligible player.
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November 21, 1986
California middleweight champion Alex Ramos, who has a 26-4-2 record and 20 knockouts, will defend his title tonight against Michael Nunn, who is 19-0 with 12 knockouts. Nunn is ranked 10th by the World Boxing Assn. The 12-round fight, at the Country Club in Reseda, will be nationally televised by the ESPN cable network. The first bout on tonight's card will start at 6.
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February 13, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A man accused of shooting an acquaintance in Reseda and then firing at police, injuring one officer, was charged Thursday with three counts of attempted murder, prosecutors said. Cliff Gershowitz, 50, also was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. He also faces allegations he personally discharged a handgun and caused great bodily injury. Prosecutors said they plan to ask that Gershowitz's bail be set at just over $4 million.
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January 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Reseda High boys' volleyball players were asking politely, "Please be our coach," and the school has finally found its new coach. Steven Shneir, an All-City player last season at Taft, has been named the new coach. He's 19. "He knows volleyball," Reseda assistant principal Robert Clarke said. Shneir has been attending Pierce College. He was a volunteer assistant for Taft's girls' team. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 21, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man who forced his way into a Reseda apartment Friday night and shot its two occupants -- one fatally -- is a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, Los Angeles police said. For reasons still unclear to investigators, Ricardo Javier Tapia, 32, of Reseda forced his way into an apartment in the 7500 block of Canby Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Friday armed with a handgun, according to police. Police said he shot a man and woman inside, killing the man and critically wounding the woman.
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December 19, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
One student and an adult were taken to a hospital after a school bus they were riding in collided with another vehicle in Reseda on Thursday morning, authorities said. The crash occurred at 7:48 a.m. in the 7000 block of Corbin Avenue. The school bus was carrying 11 students at the time of the crash, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. When crews arrived on scene, the children were already off the school bus. Three people were evaluated for medical attention, Humphrey added.
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December 2, 2013 | By James Barragan
A 26-year-old Reseda man accused of fatally burning his mother was ordered to stand trial Monday afternoon at the San Fernando courthouse. There was “overwhelming evidence" to try Phillip Chang on charges alleging that he attacked his sleeping mother with a makeshift blowtorch and chased her as she tried to flee, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky said during a preliminary hearing. Chang faces one count each of attempted murder, torture, aggravated mayhem and murder, with special allegations of lying in wait, mayhem and torture.
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November 26, 2013 | By James Barragan
A man convicted of killing his girlfriend in her Reseda apartment was sentenced Tuesday to 56 years to life in prison, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. James Howard Jr., 23, was convicted in September of murder in the slaying of Sharilit Matthews , who was killed Feb. 2, 2012, and was found eight days later by police conducting a welfare check. Howard's conviction carried special allegations that he used a knife -- a deadly and dangerous weapon -- in the murder and that he had received a strike conviction in 2009 for robbery.
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May 22, 1996 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cleveland High's baseball team learned a hard lesson against Reseda on Tuesday in a first-round game of the City Section 4-A Division playoffs: It isn't how you start but how you finish. Bobby Carrara's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Alfredo Saenz to give host Reseda a 4-3 victory. Reseda (14-8), the Mid-Valley League champion, will face Poly in a quarterfinal Thursday.
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April 24, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER
Two Los Angeles men were arrested Thursday in connection with a restaurant shooting Easter Sunday that killed one man and seriously injured another, police said. Jason Y. Kwon and Alexander Jang Kae, both 27, surrendered to detectives at the West Valley Police Station on the advice of their attorneys, said Det. Rick Swanston. Both were being held without bail on suspicion of murder in the death of Hong Keun Kim of Reseda.
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July 8, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police were searching for a suspect Monday afternoon in Reseda following a pursuit and reports of shots fired, authorities said. The pursuit involved at least three suspects and Los Angeles Police Department officers. Two of the suspects were detained as officers swarmed an area near Tampa Avenue and Strathern Street and set up a perimeter, according to law enforcement authorities. Officers in the San Fernando Valley were placed on a modified tactical alert, which means they can be kept on duty beyond their shift and may only respond to high-priority calls.
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July 8, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
A robbery at a marijuana clinic in the San Fernando Valley sparked a police pursuit and a shootout as officers exchanged gunfire with suspects, authorities told The Times on Monday evening. The shooting broke out about 4:30 p.m. after the two suspects stopped their vehicle and one of them exited and opened fire on pursuing officers, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The windshield of a patrol car was riddled with bullet holes, according to television footage. The suspect fled the area, near Tampa Avenue and Strathern Street, as other officers swarmed the area and set up a perimeter.
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