by Staff | Apr 8, 2014 12:18 pm | Comments (11)
(Updated 1:48 p.m. with Russell comment.) Queue up yet another special election: Angela Russell has resigned from the Board of Alders.
by Melissa Bailey | Mar 31, 2014 8:04 am | Comments (6)
A small West Hills school plans to replace half of its staff, re-brand as an “author’s academy,” and get more help for traumatized kids, as part of an upcoming new “turnaround.”
by Paul Bass | Nov 15, 2013 4:12 pm | Comments (16)
A last-minute limo ride to the polls on Election Day has potentially landed a West Hills drug- and alcohol-treatment center in trouble with two state agencies.
by Staff | Oct 30, 2013 1:23 pm | Comments (3)
That’s all the money I have, the disabled man pleaded. The armed robbers demanded his medications—then tied the man up, naked.
by Allan Appel | Oct 2, 2013 8:20 am | Comments (6)
A newly created public safety commission. A manual of police tips, in print and on line, to frustrate robbers in stores and protect employees. And a standing community fund instantly available to aid victims of violence.
by Staff | Sep 16, 2013 8:49 am | Comments (6)
Two armed men in dark clothing robbed a Burger King manager some time before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, and one of them shot her in the legs before leaving.
by Thomas MacMillan | Aug 23, 2013 2:41 pm | Comments (4)
Rookies Elizabeth White and Allyn Wright arrived first at the scene of an attempted pizzeria robbery. When other cops arrived moments later, the duo told them to keep moving to Rock Creek Road. White and Wright had already figured out who did the crime—and where to find him.
by Paul Bass | Aug 16, 2013 8:45 am | Comments (30)
Two mayoral candidates urged seniors to vote for them—but not too many times.
by Allan Appel | Aug 5, 2013 11:00 am | Comments (2)
A storybook pedestrian bridge across the West River just upstream from the Blake Street crossing has seen no pedestrians or wide-eyed kids in strollers in a long time.
That’s because it’s so deteriorated, with the hand rails separating from the deck, that the city has had to close it. It is hidden under brush near a playground just off the road.
by Allan Appel | Aug 1, 2013 2:05 pm | Comments (4)
(Updated 12:54 p.m.) Larry Waldorf has been trying for more than a decade to build more than 100 senior homes on a steep swath of land running down from Whalley Avenue to the West River. After a second city denial, he plans to keep trying—in court, not at City Hall.