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October 2, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
In the latest push toward premium cinema, AMC Theatres on Friday will debut a newly-remodeled multiplex in West Hills. AMC took over the lease of the Laemmle Fallbrook 7 complex in February and said it was working with Fallbrook Center, the shopping center owned and managed by General Growth Properties, to upgrade the theater with improved seating, new sound and digital equipment and an expanded concession menu. The theater has been closed for renovations since midsummer.
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April 18, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
A 40-year-old Los Angeles mother and her 4-year-old son were identified Friday as the victims killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Sacramento. Carrie Tricia Sears was driving a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder west on the freeway with her son, Skylar Eubanks, in a child restraint seat in the back Thursday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. Sears' 9-year-old daughter also was in the backseat next to Skylar, officials said. CHP Officer Lizz Dutton said the family was heading back home to West Hills in the San Fernando Valley after visiting family in the Rocklin-Auburn area.
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May 5, 2013 | By Paul Pringle and Andrew Blankstein
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. A suspected burglar was shot and wounded by Los Angeles police in West Hills early Sunday morning after he pointed a gun at officers responding to a prowler call, officials said. The man was taken to a hospital and his condition was not immediately known, said Officer Cleon Joseph of the Los Angeles Police Department. No officers were hurt in the shooting, which occurred at 5:35 a.m. in the 7100 block of Woodlake Avenue , Joseph said.
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January 10, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
It's called Mission League madness, where in prep basketball, anything can happen. And on Friday night, No. 2-ranked Los Angeles Loyola was left stunned and badly beaten in a 73-61 home-court loss to West Hills Chaminade. Loyola had been 14-0 and owned an 80-60 victory over Chaminade in a tournament final during the opening week of the season in early December. But the Eagles (13-1) came out with matchup zone defense that saw 6-foot-10 Trevor Stanback and 6-8 Jack Williams pull down rebound after rebound following many missed Cub shots.
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October 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 A West Hills-based club team, the Pacific Baseball Academy, made up primarily of players from the San Fernando Valley, won the Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic over the weekend, going 6-0. The team was led by sophomore third baseman Parker Brahms of Calabasas. He's 6 feet 2 and expected to be one of the better hitters in the Marmonte League this spring. Sophomore pitcher Paul Giacomazzi threw seven scoreless innings. Sophomore shortstop Ivan Lomeli of Birmingham was solid in the field.
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June 16, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Los Angeles police are continuing their search for a man suspected of stabbing his estranged wife to death Saturday morning as she tried to hide from him at a friend's home in West Hills, authorities said. Michelle Kane, 43, was stabbed multiple times near a home she was staying in with her two children in the 7100 block of Deveron Ridge Road, police said. She died at the scene. LAPD Lt. Warren Jones told City News Service that the woman, who was about to be divorced, on Friday reported her estranged husband, identified as Michael Rodney Kane, 46, had violated a restraining order she had obtained.
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June 17, 2013 | By Kim Christensen
A 46-year-old man remains on the loose after police say he chased down his estranged wife and stabbed her to death on a residential street in West Hills over the weekend. Police said Michael Rodney Kane forced his way into a home where his estranged wife, Michelle Ann Kane, 43, was staying, then chased her down the street and killed her Saturday morning. After scuffling with the homeowner and cutting the man's hand with a knife, Kane allegedly stabbed his estranged wife multiple times about 7:50 a.m. before she collapsed in the street, police said.
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June 16, 2013 | By Kim Christensen
Los Angeles police continued to search Sunday for a 46-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his estranged wife and left her to die on a quiet residential street in West Hills as neighbors rushed to her side. Michael Rodney Kane, an elementary school teacher, forced his way into a home in the 7100 block of Deveron Ridge Road, where his wife, Michelle Ann Kane, 43, was staying with friends after he acted erratically, vandalized his family's house and violated a temporary restraining order, police said Sunday.
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June 17, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles police officials said Monday they did what they could to protect a woman who investigators said was hunted down by her estranged husband at a friend's home and stabbed to death on a quiet West Hills street. Officers with the Topanga Area station took two reports five hours apart in which the victim, Michelle Ann Kane, 43, said Michael Rodney Kane had broken the law, first by violating a temporary restraining order and then by vandalizing her home, police officials said.
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder, Los Angeles Times
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Venice (A) was the most unusual, recording 19 reports compared with a weekly average of 4.0 over the last three months. West Hills (J) topped the list of two neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 21 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 13.5 over the last three months.
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December 24, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Los Angeles police said Tuesday that drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in a minor crash that occurred after talk show host Arsenio Hall drove off the side of the road in West Hills. Hall was not injured in the incident about 7:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Sherman Way and Medical Center Drive, police said. "He was just off the side road there," said LAPD Sgt. Emalee Baptiste. There was no arrest and no collision report, she added. It was unclear what caused Hall to drive off the road or how much damage was done to the vehicle, Baptiste said.
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December 21, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Even before he strode off the field at StubHub Center after his team's 41-9 rout of Redding Enterprise in Saturday's CIF state Division II championship bowl game, West Hills Chaminade quarterback Brad Kaaya realized he'll soon begin a new chapter in his career. However, that didn't prevent him from taking a few moments to savor the victory - his last in an Eagles' uniform. "I'm so proud of this team because we gave it everything we had," Kaaya said after throwing for 276 yards and two touchdowns.
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December 5, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Friday's high school football championship games: West Hills Chaminade (11-2) at Gardena Serra (13-0), 7 p.m., Fox Sports West: All eyes will be on Serra's standout two-way player, Adoree' Jackson, to see whether his injured ankle is healed enough to make him a factor in this Western Division final. Chaminade lost to Serra, 36-0, in a Mission League mismatch. The Eagles have pointed all season to this game. Chaminade quarterback Brad Kaaya and running back Donovan Lee are healthy and ready to give quarterback Jalen Greene and company a real scare that could turn into more.
SPORTS
October 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 A West Hills-based club team, the Pacific Baseball Academy, made up primarily of players from the San Fernando Valley, won the Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic over the weekend, going 6-0. The team was led by sophomore third baseman Parker Brahms of Calabasas. He's 6 feet 2 and expected to be one of the better hitters in the Marmonte League this spring. Sophomore pitcher Paul Giacomazzi threw seven scoreless innings. Sophomore shortstop Ivan Lomeli of Birmingham was solid in the field.
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October 17, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
A look at two of the top high school football games Friday. Dorsey (3-3, 1-0) at Crenshaw (2-4, 1-0), 6 p.m. (Time Warner Cable, delayed, midnight): The Coliseum League title will be decided in this neighborhood battle. Dorsey has been making strides, with quarterback Noah Whitney getting the ball to top receivers David Williams and Jermel Jefferson. Crenshaw relies on quarterback Ajene Harris and running back Jacob Knight. This game is crucial to City Section Division I playoff seedings.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
In the latest push toward premium cinema, AMC Theatres on Friday will debut a newly-remodeled multiplex in West Hills. AMC took over the lease of the Laemmle Fallbrook 7 complex in February and said it was working with Fallbrook Center, the shopping center owned and managed by General Growth Properties, to upgrade the theater with improved seating, new sound and digital equipment and an expanded concession menu. The theater has been closed for renovations since midsummer.
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June 19, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Los Angeles County prosecutors charged an elementary school teacher Wednesday with one count of murder in his wife's stabbing death, the district attorney's office said. The district attorney also charged Michael Rodney Kane, 46, with one count of first-degree burglary with a person present, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of making criminal threats. Kane was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in the Van Nuys branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.
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August 29, 1987
West Hills is an exercise by the residents of a community in self-determination. They sought to create a hillside residential community with a small-town ambiance that encouraged involvement in civic activities which determine the quality of life in a neighborhood. As the communities of the West San Fernando Valley grow well beyond their ability to deal with the problems and interests of their residents, smaller, manageable communities must emerge. This is why West Hills was formed.
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September 18, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) has cruised to victory in a special election for the state Senate seat vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year. Mitchell received 80.6% of the vote, beating perennial Democratic candidate Mervin Evans, who received 19.4% in Tuesday's contest for the 26th Senate District. Mitchell, 49, will add to the bare supermajority the Democrats already have in the Senate. "We are excited to welcome the passion, perspective and pragmatism she'll bring as our 28th Democratic senator," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
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September 17, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
Voters in two Southern California legislative districts go to the polls Tuesday to fill vacancies created when lawmakers won election to the Los Angeles City Council earlier this year. The special elections are being held to fill the 45th Assembly District seat left open by Robert Blumenfield of Woodland Hills and the 26th Senate District seat formerly held by Curren Price of Los Angeles. Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) is favored to win the Senate seat, facing a challenge from perenial Democratic candidate Mervin Evans.
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