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February 2, 2014 | By Jean Merl
A self-described "new generation Republican" is joining the race to try to unseat Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), who won a costly battle with a fellow Democrat in 2012. Entrepreneur Pablo Kleinman, 42, is set to kick off his campaign Monday on local radio shows. Kleinman, born in Argentina, said he wants to focus on, among other things, the economy and making improvements in schools. He said he supports charter schools and vouchers as ways to foster competition.   He considers himself a social moderate, supporting individual choices on such issues as abortion and gay marriage.
February 1, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
He played the yacht captain warning Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort of "chop" in a surreal storm scene in "The Wolf of Wall Street. " He was the crinkled, shaggy haired assistant to Mayor Carmine Polito in the Oscar front-runner "American Hustle. " He played the life-on-track brother of Bradley Cooper's life-derailed character in "Silver Linings Playbook. " Shea Whigham is one of those actors whom you can easily miss until you realize you haven't missed him at all. Whigham has dozens of acting credits to his name, indie and big-budget films alike.
January 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Hunter Greene, a freshman pitcher-infielder from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, has committed to UCLA. He has been a top travel-ball player with good grades and skills.  
January 29, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
One of the best defensive lineman in the Serra League was Deion Dayao, a 6-foot-1, 265-pound senior at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He was the co-defensive player of the year. He recently picked up scholarship interest in track as a shot putter from UC Santa Barbara, but he wants to keep playing football. He had 52 tackles, 11 sacks, seven tipped passes and one interception. And he's got a great name.  
January 29, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
More than one-quarter of passengers on the Metro Orange Line may be riding for free, according to the most extensive study to date of fare evasion along the San Fernando Valley bus line. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority staffers wrote in a new report that, based on two days of checks along the transit line, about 25.9% of passengers either did not have a valid fare or had not paid correctly before boarding. Officials called the discovery frustrating and unexpected.
January 21, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The unveiling of the new $3 million baseball stadium at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame is on schedule for Feb. 22 during the alumni game. On Tuesday, a big step was taken. Workers began putting in the all-weather turf in the outfield. There's still painting to be done and lots of other little things, but the stadium is taking shape, and players and coaches are getting excited.  See video above for update on the progress.  
January 18, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Vance Jackson scored 26 points and Daniel Hamilton had 25 points to help St. John Bosco defeat Maryland St. Frances, 63-60, in Springfield, Mass. The Braves (12-6) won without Tyler Dorsey, who stayed home in a parental decision to work on academics. In the battle of Sherman Oaks, Buckley improved to 23-0 with a 66-50 win over Notre Dame. Andrew Schianterelli had 15 points, Austin Butler 14 and Astin Beal 10. At La Salle, Aaron Holiday scored 33 points as Campbell Hall defeated Price, 71-65.
January 18, 2014 | By Carren Jao
It was a broken kitchen hood that started it all. First the hood, then the refrigerator, then the air-conditioning system. But rather than replace everything, ABC-Disney executive Jana Winograde and her husband, actor Todd Sandler, saw an opportunity to rethink the home in which they had been living for nine years. Daughters Dylan, 9, and Riley, 11, needed a space of their own. "Our kids were getting older," Winograde said. "They really had nowhere to be with their friends that was separate except their bedrooms.
January 16, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Jennifer Lawrence is currently America's Sweetheart, but Thursday morning, it was kind of hard not to hate her. That was when she received an Oscar nomination for her supporting turn in "American Hustle," becoming, at 23, the youngest three-time acting nominee in the history of the Academy Awards. Do you feel bad about yourself yet? If not, let's keep going: Last weekend, her role as an unhappy suburban housewife in David O. Russell's film scored her a Golden Globe, and she has a good shot at winning a SAG Award on Saturday.
January 16, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
The tea had just arrived when "all hell broke loose. " It was as though someone picked up Canter's Deli and dropped it. Silverware, napkins and hot tea flew off Christopher Ducra's table and the restaurant went black before yellow emergency lights flickered on. He and his roommate rushed out of the building and into the middle of the street, hugging as the buildings thundered around them. Fairfax Avenue was still undulating, and a long stretch of swinging power lines cast an eerie blue light.
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