March 6, 2013 |
Bryan Alberts of Sun Valley Village Christian is 6 feet 5, 195 pounds and plays basketball with the physicality of a football player. He used his strength, aggressiveness and passion to take charge of Wednesday night's Division V state playoff game, finishing with 28 points to help the Crusaders come away with a 60-51 victory over Flintridge Prep at the Master's College. Flintridge Prep made seven three-pointers in the first quarter among its 11 baskets to take a 30-22 lead. But the Rebels made only five baskets the rest of the game.
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March 4, 2013 |
Complaints about the massive open-air recycling facility in Sun Valley flow in each month in minute, sometimes stomach-turning detail. Rats have skittered off the property of Community Recycling & Resource Recovery and into a nearby business, according to calls logged by the city. Churning dust is said to be "making everyone's eyes burn," making breathing difficult and causing bloody noses among workers at a neighborhood paving firm. Gulls scavenging from piles of food waste have scattered bits of garbage from the sky. And then there is the stench, variously described in the logs as "a dead animal smell," a "rotten egg odor" and "putrid.
December 21, 2012 |
Twenty years ago, nobody would have included Lankershim Boulevard on a list of the most significant streets in the San Fernando Valley. Passing the front gates of Universal Studios was pretty much its high point; beyond that, as it ran north for seven miles toward Sun Valley and Interstate 5, Lankershim was a grim parade of gas stations, windowless storage warehouses and rundown motels. Today, the boulevard is emphatically on the rise, energized by a pair of Red Line subway stops, a rapid-bus route packed with riders and the flourishing North Hollywood Arts District.
July 10, 2012 |
Looks like the media and tech moguls attending investment bank Allen & Co.'s conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, this week will be spending much of their time learning about foreign affairs. The closely guarded agenda for the annual gathering features several panels aimed at bringing the captains of industry up to speed on current events across the globe. On Wednesday, a panel on Iran and Israel features Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. On Thursday, former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will moderate a panel focusing on China that will feature Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola Co. On Friday, Charlie Rose will interview Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti.
May 28, 2012 |
Rocio Camacho was catapulted into mole fame when she started cooking at Moles La Tia in East Los Angeles, where her moles ran the gamut from traditional Pueblan and Oaxacan varieties to unconventional riffs on the genre — say, passion fruit, beets with hibiscus flower, or coffee. Now she has opened Mole de los Dioses ("mole from the gods") in two locations, dashing between the pair of restaurants daily to turn out her devotional cuisine. It's no surprise that Camacho facilely commands the most baroque of the mole genre: a 27-ingredient mole poblano with dark chiles, nuts, seeds and a little sweetness from raisins.
April 14, 2012 |
The first thing you may notice about Rocio's Mole de los Dioses, an immodestly named restaurant not far from the Burbank airport, is the cactus. By this I don't mean that there are potted cactus plants around, or pictures of cactus on the walls, or a blinking neon cactus in the window, but that there is cactus on the plate almost everywhere it is possible for cactus to be. (The restaurant is somehow related to the cactus-intensive tortilleria Nopaltilla next...
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April 9, 2012 |
A high-profile perjury and voter fraud case against Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife could be in trouble based on a judge's warning at a court hearing last month, transcripts show. In the March 2 hearing, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy sharply criticized the prosecution's case and scolded Deputy Dist. Atty. Jennifer Lentz Snyder for being "very dismissive" of defense evidence submitted to a grand jury in 2010. Those jurors returned a 24-count felony indictment against the Alarcons, who have pleaded not guilty.
March 21, 2012 |
Few players have benefited more from the state basketball playoffs than Marquis Salmon, a 6-foot-7 senior at Sun Valley Village Christian. When the Crusaders' season was extended by an at-large berth to the Division V playoffs, Salmon got a second chance to impress college recruiters. "He's been phenomenal these last four weeks," Coach Jon Shaw said. "He's impacted the team at both ends of the floor. " In a Southern California Regional semifinal upset, the Crusaders knocked off top-seeded Playa del Rey St. Bernard, 75-65, behind Salmon's 29 points.
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January 11, 2012 |
It was a short trip to the supermarket for telephone calling cards, but the errand would leave Manuel Flores' life forever scarred. Moments after Flores returned home from the Sun Valley El Super just one mile away, his 24-year-old grandson son, Danilo Estuardo Morales, lay dying in the street from a bullet wound. Flores, 68, had just parked his minivan behind his house in the 8100 block of Coldwater Canyon Avenue on Monday night when three youths emerged from the shadows, he told a reporter.
December 30, 2011 |
High school point guards are not usually 6 feet 5, but that's one advantage for sophomore Bryan Alberts of Sun Valley Village Christian, and he showed Friday night why he is headed for big-time status. With his team in need of leadership, Alberts took charge in the fourth quarter, scoring nine of his game-high 18 points and helping the Crusaders defeat previously unbeaten Pasadena Muir, 58-47, in the championship game of the La Salle/Temple City tournament. Alberts, who transferred from Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, was selected the tournament's most valuable player.