May 12, 2010 |
Nine-time champion Chatsworth (23-4) has been seeded No. 1 for the 16-team City Section Division I baseball playoffs that begin May 19. The championship game will be played May 29 at 1 p.m. at Dodger Stadium. Wilmington Banning (20-8) is seeded No. 2, followed by Woodland Hills El Camino Real (15-11) and Arleta (23-4). As the top-seeded team, Chatsworth has the opportunity of playing host to three playoff games, and the Chancellors haven't lost a playoff game at home since the 2000 season — a streak of 22 victories.
April 12, 2010 |
There's not much room for running in the Verdugo Hills High gym. Shorter than a regulation high school court by 10 feet, half court is essentially the top of the key. The quarters are so tight that players often go flying into walls during practices. Going on runs? That was no problem for the long-suffering Dons during a breakthrough season in which they won their first section title in school history and first league title since 1959. Verdugo Hills used a 19-0 run in the fourth quarter to rally for a 60-52 victory over Woodland Hills El Camino Real in the Los Angeles City Section Division III championship.
March 6, 2010 |
When Westchester turns it on, few teams in the state are better, and the Comets gave Woodland Hills Taft a lesson in the second half Saturday en route to winning their 11th City Section Division I boys' basketball championship with a 70-60 victory at the Galen Center. With the score tied, 24-24, at halftime, Westchester (27-3) took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Toreadors, 25-12. The difference was the Comets' experience at the guard position. They handled the pressure while Taft's guards didn't respond.
March 5, 2010 |
Saturday's high school basketball championship games BOYS City Section Division III Woodland Hills El Camino Real (16-13) vs. Verdugo Hills (23-7), 1 p.m. at Los Angeles Roybal High— Verdugo Hills won its first league title since 1959 and hasn't slowed down. Chris Dees, a 6-7 junior, has been dominant in the playoffs with his rebounding and shot blocking. El Camino Real comes from the tough West Valley League and has a standout in Tre Holden.
February 16, 2010 |
A massive 36-inch pizza with 50 slices was being devoured in the boys' P.E. office at Verdugo Hills High in celebration of the basketball team's winning its first league championship since 1959, and the boyish-looking coach, Jared Gibson, could only smile at the irony of the moment. Gibson would never have been given this coaching job three years ago, and become the architect of an improbable turnaround, if an opportunity to run his own pizza parlor had not fallen through. Winning the championship "means everything to me," he said.
February 13, 2010 |
There was no denying the historic moment taking place in the tiny gym at Verdugo Hills High. Not since 1959, when Dwight Eisenhower was president, had the Dons' basketball team won a league championship. So some 300 people jammed into the gym Friday night and didn't leave disappointed, with the Dons defeating Van Nuys, 65-50, to finish with an 11-1 East Valley League record and win the league title outright. "It's the biggest win of my high school life, my career, everything," said senior guard Aragad Abramian, who finished with 19 points.
August 10, 2008 |
Behold America's theater capital, twinkling, preening, clanging, stoking ambitions and devouring tourist dollars. Now behold the drama students of Verdugo Hills High School, their parents ferrying them from the San Fernando Valley to LAX, their jet nosing eastward, their headphones tuned to the Broadway channel. There are 14 of them, 14 to 18 years old, and this is their biggest field trip ever, a five-day blitz of Broadway shows and Manhattan landmarks. Their jet zooms into Newark, N.J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2008 |
Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar) has shelved a proposal that would have allowed a developer to build 229 homes on the Verdugo Hills Golf Course over the objections of the city of Los Angeles. Fuentes wrote the proposal in cooperation with MWH Development Corp., a contributor to his political campaigns. He had said it addressed a broader issue of cities' ability to prevent the construction of housing. Los Angeles city officials and other critics said it appeared he wrote AB 212 to benefit a donor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2008 |
A developer and major campaign contributor who wants to build homes on what is now the Verdugo Hills Golf Course has arranged state legislation that would stymie an effort by the city of Los Angeles to block the project. The legislation was written by Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar) in collaboration with a company that has an agreement with the property's owner to develop the site. The company, MWH Development Corp.
July 4, 2007 |
A Glendale Superior Court civil jury has awarded an estimated $96 million in future damages in the case of a child who developed a rare but serious neurological disorder caused by untreated jaundice shortly after his birth four years ago at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The jury's 9-3 verdict, which came late Monday, is calculated in two ways.